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Breville Cafe Roma ESP8XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Breville Cafe Roma ESP8XL. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. People really like the reliability and maintenance. The design and price are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the noise and capacity.

usability, price, design, maintenance, reliability

size, capacity, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Breville Cafe Roma ESP8XL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 64 reviews)

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Consumer review by: YO2ATY (

I love my Cafe Roma


Excellent espresso at a reasonable price.


May, 2008

Consumer review by: wain (




steam pressure not always consistant

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: djrrm (

I would not reccommend


Looks nice

Leaks, Poor customer service, Frother does not move

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: tolowacker (

Cafe Roma Espresso Breaker


Looks neat, cheap price.

Leaks, noisy, poor customer service.

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (



Very easy to use and set up. Makes very good Expresso

None to date

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: JackieB (

Incomplete but it works fine.


The Breville cafe Roma works well, makes great espresso with wonderful crema. Simple to use, easy to maintain. The refurbished machine was missing the two espresso cups, but it had the steamer pitcher, scoop/tamper, single and double shot baskets and...

Easy To Clean,Easy To Use,Great Taste,Large Water Container,Makes good espresso,Quick Brewing

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Peter (

Nice machine


This is the first espresso machine I have purchased after doing a lot research for machines in this price range. My 16 year old son and I am pleased each morning when we can make latte's or cappuccino's without any difficulty. I found that tamping the...

Easy To Clean,Easy To Use,Great Taste


Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: triskeliongirl (

Makes wonderful espresso with a lovely crema


I am very pleased with the machine for the price. It makes exellent espresso, with a wonderful rich crema. The only reason I gave it 4 and not 5 stars is that the milk frother is weak. It works, but it takes a lot of time to get the milk warm and...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: tchangus (

Good choice


This coffee maker is excellent...I strongly recommend it for anyone who would like to enjoy perfect home made expresso.

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: wisechild (

Pneumatic Drill in your Kitchen


I followed all the instructions correctly in setting up the Breville Cafe Roma espresso machine and kept it for about a week, using it everyday. It was as loud as a pneumatic drill, I actually jumped the first time I turned it on and turned it quickly...

good crema, heats up quickly, nice design, good frother

extremely loud

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

The Breville Cafe Roma ESP8XL Espresso/Cappuccino machine is for the style conscious coffee lover..with a dual wall crema system for a perfect espresso everytime. Another feature packed performer from Breville at a very competitive price. The beautiful style and construction of the body is backed by excellent components for a great espresso. The thermoblock heating system and powerful pump produce plenty of hot water for brewing espresso coffee and steam for frothing milk for cappuccinos or steaming for lattes. The froth enhancer can be removed for traditional frothing, giving the user more control. A beautiful addition to any kitchen or home espresso bar and a strong contender in its price range. Features - Espresso/Cappuccino machine with stainless steel housing - 15 bar Italian Thermoblock pump - Advanced crema system - Cup warming plate - Froth enhancer (removable) or standard steam wand - Removable 1.2 liter water tank - External water window - Ideal for making a variety of coffe drinks from espresso and cappuccino to lattes and machiattos - Bonus stainless steel espresso cup set and frothing jug BONUS OFFER: With Purchase of This Item FREE Sample of our freshly roasted gourmet coffee FREE Bonus stainless steel espresso cup set and frothing jug