I received the Breville Pro Barista about 2 weeks ago to test and review. Boy was I beyond excited to get the opportunity to test this beautiful appliance. I love my coffee and having the ability to make what I usually go out and buy is like my ultimate dream. I truly am one of those people who can drink coffee all day long. My ultimate favorite is a flat white and I am determined to learn how to make one. My husband loves his white chocolate Mocha. I am not positive I am doing it right but he loves what I have been able to make for him. This was definitely a learning curve, I have never used anything remotely like the Breville the Barista Pro. I read all the inserts and instructions included and they were extremely helpful. My first cup was perfect just too my liking. The rich creamy milk foam was better than what I would have got from my local Barista. I can honestly say I never knew coffee at home could taste so rich and fresh. It didn’t have a bitter taste that I have experienced in the past. I have made about 25 cups in this in the past few weeks and each time I use it I get a little better and the flavor does too ( after my first cup I didn’t think it could).
Of course, being a newbie I am learning a few things that I need to change. First I have to find different Espresso cups. They just don’t work placing them under the spout. As you can see from the above pic they just are not a good fit and no matter how I have placed them some of the Espresso misses. This makes for uneven shots. I am ordering different shot glasses and hope this resolved my problem. I have found a lot of information and accessories on the Breville webpage.
My favorite is the rich creamy frothy milk. You get luxurious warm froth to your exact liking. I like mine with a light foam, Steamed until it looks like a glossy wet paint. My husband, on the other hand, likes a thick heavy foam. Making the perfect steamed milk is extremely easy with the Breville Barista Pro. As a matter of fact, this has been easier to use then I had expected. I get to enjoy my favorite Espressos at home whenever I get the craving for an Espresso. I also found some Coffee Cookbooks for inspiration on Village Bakery check out their list of the 5 Best Coffee Cookbook for your Kitchen. I will be ordering #4 – I Love Coffee! Over 100 Easy and Delicious Coffee Drinks
I hope that you found this useful and will love the Breville Barista Pro if you decide to buy one. I know I have been telling everyone I know How much I love the Breville Barista Pro!
*Disclaimer* I was provided with this free product in return for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and not influenced by the developing company and or its affiliates.