Breville BES900XL Automatic Espresso Machine Review

By Paul Carabis | Breville

Sep 16

Do you wake up the morning to a team full of baristas working hard to bring you the perfect cup of espresso? No? That is too bad. Thankfully, Breville managed to cram about 6 highly paid baristas into one machine that can fit on your countertop. Goodbye overpriced Starbucks and hello BES900XL Automatic Espresso machine.

You might not know that Breville is actually an Australian company founded in 1932, which makes it a bit harder to believe they would come up with an espresso machine as good as this one, as they are about as far away from Italy as you can get. Nothing is farther from the truth though. Prepare to be amazed!

Breville BES900XL Automatic Espresso Machine Review

If you could not tell, we think this machine is magical. We often find ourselves trying to see what is underneath. I mean how could they really fit 6 baristas in there? They have to be miniature of course. We are kidding obviously, but how else can you explain commercial quality drinks from such a space conscious machine? Let’s look at what and how Breville did to leave us so stunned.

What Makes it Different?

Before they built this icon of espresso delight, they had a team calculating the precise temperature, pressure, and extraction that creates amazing flavor. If you are a coffee junkie like us, you appreciate this more than they probably know. The BES900XL keeps going though. The machine seems to have its own personality and invites you to learn from it. All you really need is perfectly ground coffee beans and the desire to create to craft your perfect drink.

Product Details
  • Coffee Compatibility: Ground coffee.
  • Frother: Has a 360 degree swivel steam wand that is easy to clean.
  • Hot Water: Yes.
  • Pressure System: 15 Bar
  • Pressure Power: 1700 Watts
  • Boiler: Dual boilers for perfect steam and espresso temperature
  • Wait Time: 25 seconds, one of the fastest machines on the market.
  • Water Level Detection: Yes.
  • Removable Tank: Yes.
  • Tank Capacity: 84 ounces
  • Auto Power Off System: No.
  • Grinder: Not included.
  • Body Material: Stainless steel
  • Size: 16 ¼” x 15” x 15”
  • Weight: 34 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 year for household use
  • Indicator Lights/Buttons: On/off power buttons and lights, digital temperature display and boiler info.

Let’s be honest, the biggest thing you want from your espresso is taste. You want it to be perfect for you and you want it like that every time. Like us, you hate the inconsistency of some coffee shops. Now you can do what they do, but better. The construction and mechanics of the BES900XL were designed to bring you the fullest of flavor and the capability to master your preferred drink.

What Other Espresso Dreamers Are Saying

Amazon Rating: Over 130 people wanted to leave their love for this machine. It boasts a 4.3 out of 5 star rating and has earned every bit of it. Look at what people are saying!

“HOLY ESPRESSO BATMAN! THIS THING IS MAGIC. I don’t even know where to start. I just got this “Lamborghini” of espresso machines, about 2 hours ago and after about 6 tries I pulled a perfect shot.”

I’ve had this machine for about 16 months. It works perfectly and has produced hundreds of much-better-than-Starbucks espressos. It’s such a fun machine to use and it never gives me a problem.” “An insane amount of research went into my purchasing decision for this device; that seems to have paid off. Other reviewers gave this machine high marks and now I too have no doubt it deserves a full 5 stars.”

When you get to espresso of this quality, you can expect to pay a pretty penny for a solid machine. $1,000 is an INCREDIBLE price for what you are getting. A lifetime of perfect coffee. Normally with high value items like this, you can expect people to be pretty critical. In this case, buyers share nothing but love.

Similar Products

You probably would not think that you can get much better than this product. You are right! But if you are not ready to jump into commercial quality brewing, we recommend Breville’s lesser models like the BES870XL. You will still get the quality that they are so proud of, but you will miss out on some of the features that allow you to create ‘perfect’ espresso.

Final Thoughts

Over 10 years, the average coffee drinker spends about $10,000. The lifespan of the BES900XL is actually even longer than that. So if you do not mind an extra $9,000 in your pocket, the perfect coffee, and the joy of it all at any time, make the investment. We have found our crafted drink, it is time you did the same.

Find out more info and read user reviews about the Breville BES900XL Automatic Espresso Machine

5 Breville Espresso Machines Compared

Breville is known for its high quality products and promoting user convenience. The company offers excellent options when it comes to espresso machines. From, the entry level models to the top of the line ones, Breville will always have something for your taste and budget. This article will round up the company’s top five espresso machines to help you find the best one for your needs.

Breville BES840XL

This model uses an infuser technology that gives the perfect brew. It is compact in size, occupying only 10 inches of your kitchen countertop. It is efficient, quiet, and easy to clean. The only possible drawback is the absence of a built-in grinder, meaning you have to ground the beans before pouring them into this machine. While the water tank is a bit small, its instant heating feature lets you have more drink options.

BES980XL Oracle

The Oracle is a superb choice when it comes to efficiency. It has auto-grinding and –tampering features that ensure a flavorful double espresso. It is also capable of purging the steam wand in each fill, which can come in handy if you hate cleaning the residue. The double boilers work great in cutting your coffee making time by half, too, perfect for busy people.


This one comes with great features that ensure the best possible brew for you. It has an over-pressure valve that limits the extraction pressure. The stainless steel boilers and pumps allow for simultaneous espresso extraction and steaming, while the PID temperature control ensures the water is always in optimal heat. Other incredible features include the LCD display, the removable water tank, and instant water heater.

BES870XL Barista Express

This Barista Express machine is a popular model in the brand’s product line. This mid-range model has the following features: a 15-bar pump pressure, stainless steel grinder, removable water tank, sealed bean hopper, and a cleaning kit. It offers users a hands-free feature that brews the freshest espresso in minutes. It also comes with a swival steam want that makes you feel like a true barista.

Cafe Roma ESP8XL

The Cafe Roma measures only nine square inches wide, and 12 inches tall, perfect for people with small kitchens. It is made of stainless steel to make it last longer. This machine comes with a frothing jug, a plastic tamper, and two stainless steel cups. The frother works great and the milk comes out hot enough to not cool down your cup of coffee.

About the Author

Hi, I'm Paul Carabis, coffee lover (ok, maybe coffee addict). I started this website as a way to document the best coffee machines, products and information for personal use and it took off from there! Now I help thousands of readers per month and I trust that I've helped you too!