Snaffle says…

The Breville Barista Touch removes a lot of the grunt work from producing quality espresso. The machine automates many of the steps your local barista would take in making your ritualistic brew. All you have to do with your own hands is tamp and trim.

The intuitive touch screen allows you to select from pre-programmed beverages like a cappuccino or a latte, while also giving you the ability to create and save up to eight personalised coffees. A built-in grinder means you will only be extracting fresh coffee, and pre-infusion of your grounds ensures you get the ultimate crema. Foaming milk is made easy with the auto steam wand with adjustable temperature and texture.

Breville says…

The Barista Touch is the ideal solution if you want the convenience of automation without giving up your hands altogether.

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  • Touch screen display

  • The beverage menu contains everything from an Americano to a cappuccino. Within each beverage, you can adjust the strength, milk texture, and temperature. If you find a combination of variables that makes a lasting impression on your palate, you can give it a name and save it to the machine's interface. You can save up to eight different coffee beverages.
  • Auto steam wand
  • Using a manual steam wand is synonymous with hot hands. This machine is kind to your palms while giving you the microfoam you need to impress your friends with latte art. You can adjust the milk temperature and texture using the touch screen menu. The wand automatically purges itself of milk residue when returned to the downward position.
  • Pre-infusion
  • Forget the idea that water can only dilute. This coffee machine is programmed to release small spurts of water prior to the pouring of each shot. Although subtle, this process of pre-infusion primes your ground coffee for optimum espresso extraction, resulting in a richer cup of coffee that is crowned with a full, flavoursome crema.
  • Built-in grinder
  • One drawback of having a grinder separate to your machine is that ground coffee can sit inside the grinder and lose its vitality prior to extraction. An integrated grinder means your coffee is extracted immediately after it is ground, preserving all the oils for a rich crema. There’s a unique grind setting to accommodate every type of roast.