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the Oracle™

The Dual Boiler™ with automatic grinding, tamping and milk texturing.

Until now you have been asked to choose between a manual and an automatic.

The Oracle™ is the world’s first automatic manual espresso machine that brings true café quality to your home without the barista. The Oracle™ has automatic grinding, dosing, tamping and milk texturing, automating the two most difficult parts of manual espresso.

The hands free automatic grind, dose and tamp works with the integrated conical burr grinder to deliver the required amount of coffee, mess free, into the filter basket. The automatic milk texturing then textures milk to the selected temperature and style, from silky smooth latte (less texture) to creamy cappuccino (more texture). Finally, the innovative One Touch Americano feature delivers a double espresso, then separately through a dedicated spout, fills the cup with hot water, the same way as any good café.

At the heart of the Oracle™ are its dual stainless steel boilers and patent pending triple heat system. The Oracle™ has a dedicated espresso boiler with PID technology to extract the espresso shot to within +/- 2°F (1°C) of the selected temperature. The Oracle™ also has a dedicated steam boiler to deliver instant and continuous steam on demand. You can extract espresso and texture milk simultaneously, allowing you to capture the delicate aromatics of the espresso in your coffee by having the espresso and milk ready at the same time.

The Oracle™ also features an Over Pressure Valve (OPV). This commercial feature limits the maximum pressure throughout the extraction, helping to prevent bitter flavors in the shot. It also has true low pressure pre-infusion, which gradually increases the pressure to gently expand the grinds for an even extraction.

The Oracle™ provides the taste benefits of a manual with the simplicity of an automatic.

Product Dimensions: (L) 16¼" x (D) 15" x (H) 18" • 35lbs

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BES980XL $1,999.99
  • Pump Pressure

    Over Pressure Valve (OPV) limits maximum extraction pressure

  • Timer

    Espresso shot clock displays shot duration as a guide to extraction consistency

    Programmable 'Auto Start' preheats the machine at a specified time

    Programmable 'Auto Off' turns the machine off after a specified duration

  • Heating System

    Patent Pending Triple Heat System

    1. Dedicated steam boiler with integrated Heat Exchanger aids thermal stability

    2. Dedicated espresso boiler with electronic PID delivers precise water temperature

    3. Heated group head – PID controlled embedded element maintains thermal stability

  • Pre Infusion Function

    Gradually increases water pressure to gently expand grinds for an even extraction

  • Water Tank Capacity

    Removable 84oz (2.5L) water tank with integrated water filter & backlit level indicator

  • Onboard Storage

    Houses accessories (cleaning kit) when not in use

  • Additional Features

    Automatically grinds, doses & tamps the required amount of coffee, mess free

    Programmable hands-free milk texturing with automatic purge

    One Touch Americano delivers water directly into the cup after extraction. 3 preset & 6 customizable settings

    Dual stainless steel boilers & dual Italian pumps. Boilers can be descaled by user

    ½lb removable bean hopper

    Integrated conical burr grinder (stainless steel)

    Backlit LCD's (3) display current settings & programmable features

    Work area down lights

    Heated cup warming tray

    Programmable shot temperature from 190°-205°F. Displays in either °F or °C

    Dedicated hot water outlet for Americanos & pre-heating cups

    'Fill Tank' alert prevents a shot from being pulled without sufficient water in the tank

    Removable drip tray with Empty Me! tray full indicator

    Drop Down Swivel Foot lifts machine upwards for easy maneuverability

    BPA Free - all parts that come into contact with coffee & water

  • Included Accessories

    Mini grinds bin

    58mm full stainless steel portafilter

    58mm single wall filter basket

    10oz stainless steel dual wall cup

    16oz (480ml) stainless steel milk jug

    Steam wand spare parts

    Cleaning kit

    Water hardness test strip

    Water filter holder and water filter

  • Construction

    Stainless Steel

  • Voltage

    110 - 120 Volts

  • Wattage


  • Warranty

    2 Year Repair

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March 23, 2014

Latte Heaven

"I never hit the snooze button in the morning because I can't wait to make my daily espresso drink. I've had the Oracle for 3 weeks now and I'm still in awe over how easy it is to make great tasting espressos, cappuccinos and lattes. I had no problem making adjustments in order to get tiger striped/mottled shots. I thought about getting a super-automatic, but none of them have great reviews about the temperature of their lattes/cappuccinos. There's no need to nuke my drinks to get them hot and I'm not wasting time cleaning up after myself with a semi-auto & grinder. It's well-made and beautiful. Just remember to use fresh quality beans from a local roaster and the Oracle will do almost all the work to produce a great shot/drink every time."

March 12, 2014


"I have had everything from the top of the line Pasquini Machines, to the best Jura on the market - and I waited with baited breath for the ORACLE to come out. I was on the top of the list at SurLaTable & was the first to get the machine. Let me tell you that it does not disappoint. It's build like a Rolls Royce starting with the weight. This is a heavy hunk of machinery that is built to last. Even the portafilter is heavy stainless steel like that of a pro machine. I love the fact that it tamps at the correct pressure every time and that it automatically froths the milk to the PERFECT silkiness! Finally - this machine is not only beautiful and functional - but FINALLY someone made a machine the you can fill with water from the front with a flip top reservoir - meaning no more pulling out trays and fiddling around to put the tank back in. I gotta say - I LOVE IT! Like all Breville products I own - it's like I invented it myself for myself! Great job!"

January 17, 2014

Follow up on review

"I wanted to add to my first review as I have now owned the Oracle for owner a week and can speak to maintenance. What a breeze compared to my last machine, the Saeco Xelsis! The maintenance for the Oracle takes less than 2 min. You simply back flush the portafilter using an ingenious rubber insert for 20 sec. (2x) and remove the tamper insert using the magnet, rinse off and wipe and viola! Done. No more removing a brew group (xelsis), rinsing and wiping down the inside from spent grounds. No more emptying the drip tray (xelsis) every other day and wiping out accumulated slime from the mess. The Oracle not only makes a superior beverage, it also makes the maintenance seamless. Providing all the necessary gadgets to facilitate each step."

January 9, 2014


"I started working at Starucks in their 200th store in Seattle's Pioneer Square. Back when they used La Marzocca and Frappuccino did not exist. We had 4 drink variations: latte, cappuccino, mocha and Americos. I learned the true art of espresso drinks and the quality measures were adhered to for every drink.
Breville, you NAILED what Starbucks used to be. Your oracle manual documents every quality perimeter from bean to cup. Maintenance included. You are the APPLE of kitchen appliances. Smart, intuitive,and top of the line.
If you know your skill set is barista or above, make the investment. I have waited since 2008 ( when I left Starbucks after 15 yrs to be a full time mom) for a machine like this to emerge. I discovered breville a few years back purchasing the smart grill and have since replaced every small kitchen appliance over to breville bc they do it better. I was elated to see the previews of the Oracle and preordered. As with all the other breville appliances, it too is best in class.
Thank you breville engineers and designers for taking three years to develop espresso perfection!"

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