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Breville Cafe Roma ESP8XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 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. Views about the reliability and maintenance are overall positive. The design and price also get good reviews, but some have doubts 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 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: YO2ATY (shopzilla.com)

I love my Cafe Roma

 

Excellent espresso at a reasonable price.

None

May, 2008

Consumer review by: wain (shopzilla.com)

Satisfied

 

Dependable

steam pressure not always consistant

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: djrrm (shopzilla.com)

I would not reccommend

 

Looks nice

Leaks, Poor customer service, Frother does not move

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: tolowacker (shopzilla.com)

Cafe Roma Espresso Breaker

 

Looks neat, cheap price.

Leaks, noisy, poor customer service.

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (shopzilla.com)

BREVILLE CAFé ROMA ESPRESSO MACHINE

 

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

None to date

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: wisechild (shopping.com)

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

Consumer review by: epinionsryours (epinions.com)

ONE YEAR USED, GREAT ESPRESSO! PRICED RIGHT! VERY HAPPY

 

After owning this Breville Cafe Roma for over a year I have to say my money was well spent. I read all the reviews, pros and cons, WHICH CONFUSED ME MORE. I wanted an espresso machine that made good to very good espresso. I didn't want or ...

IMPRESSIVE! GREAT PRICE, GREAT ESPRESSO, GREAT MACHINE

LOW-MED STEAM WITH SOME WATER COMBINED WHILE FROTHING

May, 2008

Consumer review by: epinionsryours (shopping.com)

ONE YEAR USED, GREAT ESPRESSO! PRICED RIGHT! VERY HAPPY

 

After owning this Breville Cafe Roma for over a year I have to say my money was well spent. I read all the reviews, pros and cons, WHICH CONFUSED ME MORE. I wanted an espresso machine that made good to very good espresso. I didn't want or need to spend...

IMPRESSIVE! GREAT PRICE, GREAT ESPRESSO, GREAT MACHINE

LOW-MED STEAM WITH SOME WATER COMBINED WHILE FROTHING

May, 2008

Consumer review by: yellowbiscuit (epinions.com)

Very good value, consistent shots, excellent froth

 

I have had the Cafe Roma since December 2007, it was recommended to me by a Rancillio Owner as a good Value machine. It has performed flawlessly once I got the proper grind and tamp(as with any expresso machine). I use an inexpensive Breville grinder...

Great Value, consistent shots/froth. quick heat-up, large water reservoir, easier than single-walled portafilter designs

Lightly tamped Pucks removed immediately are messy.- need more room below steaming wand

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: yellowbiscuit (shopping.com)

Very good value, consistent shots, excellent froth

 

I have had the Cafe Roma since December 2007, it was recommended to me by a Rancillio Owner as a good Value machine. It has performed flawlessly once I got the proper grind and tamp(as with any expresso machine). I use an inexpensive Breville grinder...

Great Value, consistent shots/froth. quick heat-up, large water reservoir, easier than

Lightly tamped Pucks removed immediately are messy.- need more room below steaming wand

Mar, 2008

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