Breville Precision Brewer BDC455 Review

Breville Precision Brewer BDC455
Overall Rating
94
Coffee Quality (40%)
94
Design & Features (20%)
94
Durability (20%)
93
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
90
The Bottom Line
The Breville Precision Brewer BDC455 has a ton of functionality, including PID temperature control, 3 adjustable flow rates, bloom time control, iced and cold brew modes, and 6 presets that meet SCA standards.
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Key Features of the Breville Precision Brewer BDC455

Key Features of Breville Precision Brewer BDC455

  • Capacity: 60 oz
  • Carafe: Thermal
  • Display: Digital LCD with dial
  • Auto-Off: Yes
  • Grinder: None
  • Power: 1650W

Breville Precision Brewer BDC455 Overview

The Breville Precision Brewer lives up to its name, offering a few great features that give it the edge over every other drip coffee maker on the market:

  • PID control for precise (and digital) temperature control
  • Pump with 3 different flow rate settings
  • Bloom time control in My Brew mode
  • Both flat and conical filter baskets
  • Gold Cup mode for optimal temperature and time settings per SCA standards

There are 6 different brew type settings — Fast, Gold Cup, Strong, Over Ice, My Brew, and Cold Brew — and the digital display notifies you of the machine’s progress from Heating to Blooming to Brewing.

And yes, you read that right — the Breville Precision Brewer actually makes cold brew coffee using cold water and full immersion for 4-14 hours.

Small touches like the water reservoir’s volume labels don’t go unnoticed either. From top to bottom, the Precision Brewer is carefully designed and well-made for people who are serious about their coffee.

Pros
  • Brew using SCA standard settings or your own completely customized parameters
  • PID temperature control for consistent pots and even extraction
  • 6 different brew modes including cold brew
  • Intelligently pre-infuses and blooms your grounds for proper extraction
Cons
  • Pricier than your average drip coffee maker
  • Water reservoir isn’t removable

Is the Breville Precision Brewer BDC455 for you?

Are Breville Precision Brewer BDC455 for you?

Breville Precision Brewer BDC455 Review: An In-Depth Look

Check out the Breville Precision Brewer BDC455!

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Breville Precision Brewer BDC455
The Breville Precision Brewer BDC455 has a ton of functionality, including PID temperature control, 3 adjustable flow rates, bloom time control, iced and cold brew modes, and 6 presets that meet SCA standards.

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I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!

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