The Barista Express: with Conical Burr Grinder and Dose Control
“Almost every ingredient tastes better when it’s fresh and coffee is no exception.”
Normally I’d be a bit sceptical about celebrity endorsements, after all, if the machine is good then why do you need a celebrity to endorse it and does Heston Blumenthal have any input anyway? Whatever Heston’s involvement is with this Sage bean to cup coffee machine though, Sage are definitely onto something – Heston or no Heston, this is a splendid kitchen companion.
Undoubtedly for the coffee drinker who likes to enjoy a range of high quality coffees throughout the day, this Barista Express Coffee Machine is an absolute specialist in grinding. It’s not called bean to cup for no reason.
With an incredible 18 different grind settings, you can easily attain the perfect coffee to suit your mood at any time of day. Don’t know your coarse from your fine? You’re about to embark on a taste experiment that will blow your mind each morning.
The deal with beans
This Heston Blumenthal Sage Coffee Machine specialises in multiple bean settings because the beans are where the flavour is and that’s what they want to provide you with; kick ass flavour.
As soon as the beans are ground, the flavour starts to decrease and within a day, those grounds are more like the supermarket value bags than the fresh, rich coffee beans they once were.
This Sage bean to cup machine will grind the exact right amount of beans for your coffee as part of the process of making it. That means the grounds for your coffee were beans just a minute before. Does it get better than that?
Simple coffee – Incredible flavour
This will make one of the best long black coffees and espressos you’ll have ever tasted. And because it so many grind settings, you can have different depths of flavour for different coffees? Want an espresso? You’ll be needing a finer grind setting than for a milder, less intense long black coffee.
With so many grind settings you can experiment all day long but it doesn’t end there. With a high quality milk frothing attachment, you can practise your frothing skills at the touch of a button and make delicious lattes, cappuccinos and macchiatos too.
Inbuilt Grinder for Speed
Heating technology and a warmed cup
Inconsistent water heating causes a well deserved coffee to taste less than desirable. That’s why boiling water makes baristas weep. Consistent, perfect temperature water is absolutely crucial in the creation of a first class coffee and this machine delivers every time. Digital temperature control enables the machine to keep the water at an ideal temperature and never again will you have to taste the unpleasant aroma of burnt coffee grounds.
On cold winter days it’s not just the ideal taste that you want though, you also don’t want to have to down it before it gets too cold. Coffee should be enjoyed gently and slowly whatever the weather and this Sage by Heston Blumenthal Coffee Machine can warm your cup for you before the coffee goes in. Warm cup, hot coffee – perfect beverage.
A question of price
This coffee machine looks like it’s built to last and at this price, with this many settings, this is a huge bonus. Generally, the more complicated a machine is, the more likely it is to cause you headaches later on down the road. With 18 grind settings and a milk frother, you might feel a little doubtful of your ability to maintain it.
But don’t fret, Sage haven’t scrimped on anything here and this is a solid, sturdy machine that you’ll be using for years to come. Take care to clean it when necessary and it’ll provide you with beautiful, flawless bean to cup coffees without complaint.
There are cheaper machines out there but for a bean to cup coffee machine that’s almost at professional level, this is actually a very reasonable price. Don’t be drawn into wasting your money at a franchised coffee shop when you could be using it to invest in a quality machine like this.
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