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Cafe Roma Espresso Machine

Bring out the inner barista.

Thermoblock heating system extracts espresso at the perfect temperature. A full 15 bars of pressure maximizes créma for a rich, barista-style aroma and taste. Effortless frothing and foaming.

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ESP8XL

This product has been discontinued.

  • Extended Warranty

    N/A

  • Water Tank Capacity

    40.6 oz (1.2 L) removable water tank

  • Included Accessories

    Two stainless steel espresso cups and saucers Stainless steel frothing pitcher Tamping tool/measuring spoon/cleaning tool

  • Warranty

    1 Year Limited Product Warranty

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February 23, 2010

Great at first, but...

"I've owned one for over 4 years. Had the machine changed within warranty within 3-4 months of purchase, as silicone steam ring gave out after using fine espresso ground coffee. I've already gone through at least half a dozen steam rings, and getting them from Breville USA is a whole different and frustrating story... It seems that steam rings do not hold up to fine ground well packed coffee; I've had to leave coffee slightly packed and give it at least a quater of an inch of space from top of coffee basket. Warming light turns on halfway through a demi tasse operation. Very frustrating. Would not recommend machine."

February 17, 2010

Excellent Customer Service

"The ESP8XL is an excellent entry level machine that makes great espresso. The frothing wand is a little high, but otherwise this is an excellent machine that will deliver the goods.

However, I did have an issue with it not heating, so sent it back to Breville. It was replaced very quickly with a better model, no questions asked. That is excellent customer service in this day and age and Breville have earned a loyal customer, thank you Breville!

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February 16, 2010

how to unplug filter

"I bought my Cafe Roma used and have enjoyed using it . Makes very good espresso. I was aware there could be a problem with the filter clogging. After a couple months use I started using finer grinds, risking the clogging problem. Well it happened to me and after cleaning machine, using pin, etc. I still couldn't get it to work. Out of desperation I discovered that Oxyclean disolved the block! I took the filter out put it in a half glass of water with 1 tsp Oxyclean. I soaked it 4-5 hours and it worked! Now I'm not afraid to use grounds as fine as I want. Also, I don't know if it was a coincidence but it was Starbucks French Roast that blocked it. Maybe the french roast had something to do with it?"

January 30, 2010

Good machine, a few quirks

"This machine seemed well put together right out of the box. It has been giving me awesome espresso stand quality coffee from day one. I would give this machine 5 stars but it has a few quirks.
While frothing milk, there is a loud thump thump thump. Not too annoying but louder than I expected.
When brewing espresso, the machine vibrates and causes the shot cups to dance away from the dispenser holes in the filter holder. Not too objectionable, just slightly annoying. This is something I am very willing to live with considering this machine will pay for itself in approximately 55 days (not including the cost of fresh ground espresso beans) and the quality of my morning cuppa joe is just as good as the expensive espresso stand coffee. "

January 22, 2010

Got it for Chrisrtmas

"I am surprissed at some of these reviews. All espresso makers make noise.
This makes perfect espresso. Better than I get from the coffee shops. They focus on what they add to the espresso.
The machine looks great. I have used it every day since Christmas. The only problem I have had is water coming out of the steaming wand. I just catch the water in a cup and use the hot water to clean the wand easily. Sometimes it might be 15 to 30 ml.
Does anyone have a solution for this?
I would hate to go back to regular coffee


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January 22, 2010

Customer Service

"I recently called Breville customer service to add parts for the Roma Espresso machine. The representative called back in 10 minutes and answered all my questions. I ordered the part through the internet and got it within a week. Great response."

January 19, 2010

I LOVE BREVILLE!!

"I recently bought the Café Roma Espresso Machine, and also the Breville Ikon Panini Press. Both machines are extremely high quality and I am super pleased with them both.

I look forward to using the Expresso machine every morning. It makes the most delicious espressos, and the frother upgrade works wonderfully. I use soy milk, and it froths up to three times the original amount in seconds. I recently upgraded from a Delongi machine, and this one is so much better. This is an excellent choice for a mid grade machine. It is affordable and also a great product at the same time.
After reading some of the reviews, I was concerned that the machine might be too loud, but it really isn't. I am really not sure how there are so many negative reviews for this machine, because my experience has been phenomenal.

Also, the panini maker makes the MOST AMAZING sandwiches. It can completely turn a boring sandwich into something totally delicious.

I am completely confident in Breville products, and next time I purchase an appliance it will most definitely be from Breville. "

January 19, 2010

good espresso, but some questions...

"I agree that the machine is very noisy and vibrates a lot. I've only owned steam operated machines before, so I have nothing to compare it to. I feel like I'm ending up with very good espresso, but getting there ain't easy.
The warming tray seems to warm up just about the time I'm starting to enjoy my latte, so I pre-heat the cups with hot water. When I remove the filter holder after brewing, it's overflowing with liquid. My experience in the past was that they were dry. I don't think this effects the finished product, but it's messy, and if it's not supposed to be doing this, then I have a faulty machine. I guess I'll e-mail consumer support. It's a labor intensive experience, but I think the process is supposed to be part of the fun."

January 19, 2010

Had Problem with Water Flow at first, but fixed it, after MUCH frustration

"So we got a loud noise but no water flow...made sure to push the water tank in far enough, when that didn't work, called tech support. Just as an aside, I was very disappointed with Breville's support center. I was forced to leave a number and it took nearly an hour before anyone called back. This is at about 1pm on a Monday. They explained that I probably had a water bubble and the noise was the pump trying to run unsuccessfully. So, the way to fix this bubble problem consists of:
1 fill the tank to the max line
2 be sure to seat the tank by pushing it down
3 heat machine by turning it on
4 once the heating light turns off, turn the knob to the brew position (leave the filter holder off for now, you're just brewing water and nothing else - you'll want a coffee mug or something under the machine to catch water when it finally does come out)
5 brew for 40 secs, turn to standby for about 7 secs, repeat
6 this process is repeated about 8 or 9 times, according to the representative. I did it 11 times before I gave up, turned the machine off, and let it cool for about an hour, then repeated the whole process until water finally began to flow.
After all this the machine functioned properly, so if you have the same problem, stick with it for a while before you call customer service back. Once you get it working, it's a really nice machine!"

January 18, 2010

Has paid for itself, love it.

"I too received this machine for Christmas 3 years ago and have used it every morning since then. No problems what so ever. I make two espressos, then add half and half and I have a four dollar Breve. Love this machine."

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