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Breville Cafe Roma ESP8XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Breville Cafe Roma ESP8XL. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and maintenance are overall positive. The design and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the noise and capacity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Breville Cafe Roma ESP8XL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (bestbuy.ca)

Good for 3 weeks then burnt rubber smell/taste

 

This machine was ok until it started making bad burnt rubber/plastic tasting and smelling cups. The water receptacle and bin also smells as bad,Now its worthless

Oct, 2012

Consumer review (bestbuy.ca)

LOVE my Cafe Roma

 

I can't believe anyone would give this product a bad review! I LOVE THIS MACHINE. It's aesthetically beautiful, but more important it makes GREAT coffee. The steamer is amazing and handy to clean the machine elements with after every use as well. Easy...

May, 2012

Consumer review (bestbuy.ca)

Excellent Espresso Machine!

 

Great tasting crema espresso coffee! High quality and stylish stainless steel looks, with a powerful 15 bar pump for rich flavour crema espresso, cappuccinos and lattes. Froth hot chocolate milk too.Read instructions and practice to get to know your...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (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 (bestbuy.ca)

Great taste

 

Just tried the first cup, this is my best decision so far on a espresso machine my 3rd one. The crema is by far better than the others I have experience with, and I claim I now make better espresso than most barista The machine itself looks very solid....

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (bestbuy.ca)

Breville Cappuccino maker

 

Great unit.Easy to setup and to use. Warm up time is short. My kids can now make the various coffee drinks for the adults. They use the steamer for their hot chocolate and it foams easily.

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (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 (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 (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

Consumer review (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