Breville the Oracle BES980XL
Until now you have been asked to choose between a manual and an automatic.
The Oracle is the world’s first automatic manual espresso machine that brings true café quality to your home without the barista. the Oracle® has automatic grinding, dosing, tamping and milk texturing, automating the two most difficult parts of manual espresso.
The hands free automatic grind, dose and tamp works with the integrated conical burr grinder to deliver the required amount of coffee, mess free, into the filter basket. The automatic milk texturing then textures milk to the selected temperature and style, from those of less texture such as a silky smooth latte, to those of more texture such as a creamy cappuccino. Finally, the innovative One Touch Americano feature delivers a double espresso, then separately through a dedicated spout, and fills the rest of the cup with hot water, the same way as any good café.
At the heart of the Oracle are its dual stainless steel boilers and patent pending triple heat system. The Oracle has a dedicated espresso boiler with PID technology to extract the espresso shot to within +/- 2°F (1°C) of the selected temperature. The Oracle also has a dedicated steam boiler to deliver instant and continuous steam on demand. You can extract espresso and texture milk simultaneously, allowing you to acquire the delicate aromatics of the espresso in your coffee by having the espresso and milk ready at the same time.
The Oracle also features an Over Pressure Valve (OPV). This commercial feature limits the maximum pressure throughout the extraction, helping to prevent bitter flavors in the shot. It also has true low pressure pre-infusion, which gradually increases the pressure to gently expand the grinds for an even extraction.
The Oracle provides the taste benefits of a manual with the simplicity of an automatic.
Over Pressure Valve (OPV) limits maximum extraction pressure
Espresso shot clock displays shot duration as a guide to extraction consistency
Programmable 'Auto Start' preheats the machine at a specified time
Programmable 'Auto Off' turns the machine off after a specified duration
Patent Pending Triple Heat System
1. Dedicated steam boiler with integrated Heat Exchanger aids thermal stability
2. Dedicated espresso boiler with electronic PID delivers precise water temperature
3. Heated group head – PID controlled embedded element maintains thermal stability
Pre Infusion Function
Gradually increases water pressure to gently expand grinds for an even extraction
Water Tank Capacity
Removable 84oz (2.5L) water tank with integrated water filter & backlit level indicator
Houses accessories (cleaning kit) when not in use
Automatically grinds, doses & tamps the required amount of coffee, mess free
Programmable hands-free milk texturing with automatic purge
One Touch Americano delivers water directly into the cup after extraction. 3 preset & 6 customizable settings
Dual stainless steel boilers & dual Italian pumps. Boilers can be descaled by user
½lb removable bean hopper
Integrated conical burr grinder (stainless steel)
Backlit LCD's (3) display current settings & programmable features
Work area down lights
Heated cup warming tray
Programmable shot temperature from 190°-205°F. Displays in either °F or °C
Dedicated hot water outlet for Americanos & pre-heating cups
'Fill Tank' alert prevents a shot from being pulled without sufficient water in the tank
Removable drip tray with Empty Me! tray full indicator
Drop Down Swivel Foot lifts machine upwards for easy maneuverability
BPA Free - all parts that come into contact with coffee & water
Mini grinds bin
58mm full stainless steel portafilter
58mm single wall filter basket
10oz stainless steel dual wall cup
16oz (480ml) stainless steel milk jug
Steam wand spare parts
Water hardness test strip
Water filter holder and water filter
110 - 120 Volts
2 Year Repair
15" (D) X 18" (H) X 16.25"(W)
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Second try at a review. Great product as advertised. Does use lots of coffee which you can't adjust as mentioned in other reviews.
The auto milk foaming is consistent and one has a manual option.
The best part was purchasing through Home Appliances and Ross, the owner. He was incredibly efficient, informative and obviously stands behind what he sells. The deal clincher was the fact that he provides the warranty work for Breville for Western Canada. Thanks Ross!