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Breville Bijou Espresso Machine | Automatic and Manual Espresso, Cappuccino & Latte Maker | 15 Bar Pump | Steam Wand | Silver [VCF149]

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Breville Bijou Espresso Machine | Automatic and Manual Espresso, Cappuccino & Latte Maker | 15 Bar Pump | Steam Wand | Silver [VCF149]
Breville Bijou Espresso Machine | Automatic and Manual Espresso, Cappuccino & Latte Maker | 15 Bar Pump | Steam Wand | Silver [VCF149]

£130.90

Description

Breville Bijou Espresso Machine | Automatic and Manual Espresso, Cappuccino & Latte (*15*) | 15 Bar Pump | Steam Wand | Silver [VCF149]. From the model Breville.

  • Nice Espresso Made Easy: Get pleasure from scrumptious espresso similar to it tastes at your favorite café with this easy-to-use espresso maker
  • The Good Brew, Each Time: Pre Infusion cycle gives enhanced espresso extraction, with a Manual shot operate for full management and customisation of the power of your beverage
  • Optimum Strain: 15 bar pump helps to ship the exact strain for full extraction of oils, espresso solids and aroma
  • Deliciously Wealthy Crema: Double Wall Filter Baskets for a single or double shot create further strain for delicate aeration, making certain a velvety espresso with a signature layer of golden crema
  • Past Espresso: Steam wand with cool contact silicone cowl creates velvety microfoam milk for lattes, flat whites, cappuccinos and extra

Additional information

Specification: Breville Bijou Espresso Machine | Automatic and Manual Espresso, Cappuccino & Latte Maker | 15 Bar Pump | Steam Wand | Silver [VCF149]

Brand

‎Breville

Model Number

‎VCF149

Colour

‎Silver

Product Dimensions

‎33 x 24.6 x 34 cm, 5.28 Kilograms

Capacity

‎1.5 litres

Power Wattage

‎1050 watts

Material

‎Silicone

Auto Shutoff

‎Yes

Special Features

‎15 Bar Pump

Item Weight

‎5.28 kg

Reviews (8)

8 reviews for Breville Bijou Espresso Machine | Automatic and Manual Espresso, Cappuccino & Latte Maker | 15 Bar Pump | Steam Wand | Silver [VCF149]

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  1. Amazon Customer

    I’d used a filter and a pod machine for many years but both were tired and owed us nothing. We decided to replace both with a more capable coffee maker. We liked the features and appearance of the Breville Bijou and decided for our modest coffee needs (total of 3-4 cups a day) this would do the job. We have not been disappointed. Initially I was not impressed by the lack of heat in the drink, but soon realized that the problem was not with the machine but the very cold temperature of the milk. Solution – warm the milk in the microwave for 15-20 seconds and brew the coffee! Excellent temperature and delicious taste and texture. I actually use less coffee and probably less electricity than the filter machine, so I feel that the Breville has been a winner in every way.

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  2. Heather

    I’m by no means a coffee snob. I wanted something easy to use for my kitchen to have the occasional coffee thats better than instant.

    It was great for 3 weeks then the steam wand broke. This is a replacement so hopefully it lasts a bit longer.

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  3. Sandra Marks

    As the owners of both several budget (now defunct) pump espresso machines from DeLonghi and Cookworks, as well as a manual Pavoni machine, we wanted a quick, easy machine to use alongside the Pavoni. The Breville Bijou is a good size for a smaller kitchen and has a sturdy build. However, it overheats and burns the coffee. It then takes a long time to cool down, so making more than 2 cups at a time is difficult. Wish now we’d stuck to the cheaper pump option as to be honest it made better coffee!

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  4. tnimsitrebor

    This is a fantastic coffee machine for the price. It’s a great option if you’re looking to switch from using a pod machine and get started with using ground coffee. Whilst I wouldn’t give 5 stars for the build quality it’s no issue as the machine looks great, makes a great coffee and the milk frother works very well. If you’re a coffee expert who likes to get into all the brew ratios etc. go for a more expensive brand but I think for most people this machine would be more than enough.

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  5. Prof. G.

    I drink espresso, and occasionally produce a long coffee (so-called American style) for my son. So, a simple espresso machine is all I need. My simple Delonghi machine produced nice espresso for two years only, then started taking 5 minutes to produce an espresso. Looking for a replacement, I decided to try a new model (again simple) from Lakeland, but after two faulty machines, I got a refund, and looked again. The reviews for most of the simple expresso machines include 1 or 2 stars due to coffee not hot enough, leaks, etc. (even from some bid name brands). Finally, I came across this Breville machine (which I seemed to have missed in my previous search), and Amazon had it on sale (Black Friday perhaps), at a price lower than the current reduced price. All reviews were at least 3 stars, so decided to give it a go. So far, so good – indeed ‘excellent’. Simple start-up, and it produces a very nice (and hot) espresso with that characteristic coffee foam that we all love about espresso. My only potential complaint is that the filter basket is a bit fiddly to remove for cleaning. Note that if you use the steam wand, it does take more than a few minutes for the machine to dispense coffee again. I don’t normally use it ever, but thought I would pre-heat my cup using the steam wand – bad decision because I had to wait at least 5 minutes before the coffee indicator light stopped flashing fast and went solid (i.e. ready to to dispense coffee). The DeLonghi filter basket is held in by a wire spring, whereas the Breville basket only comes out if the embossed button on its side aligns with a gap in the filter holder. (This filter holder and basket look identical to that of the Lakeland model). Anyway, I am loving my espresso again, and let’s hope this Breville continues to work so well.

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  6. Carragan Moore

    The product description said it would auto stop pouring the coffee shot and this is not the case, you manually have to stop it. So that was a little disappointing but not the end of the world. The crema game is not strong on this machine in comparison to other machines I’ve had in the past, but it does the job 🤷‍♀️

    However, the steamer wand is far superior given the price so I’m happy with that. It works every time and isn’t a massive battle unlike other machines I’ve used.

    For a basic, perhaps first coffee machine this one does the job well. I’d recommend

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  7. Amazon Customer

    I love this machine, it’s so easy to clean and use. The steam wand is so much better than I was expecting and really easy to use. Definitely worth a try for this price 🙂

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  8. P. Monether

    Would really recommend this coffee machine as a starter machine! Really simple to use and makes good coffee! Only cons for this is sometimes it struggles to make 2 espresso shots one after another as it can over heat and needs to cool down for a little while (this isn’t every time just every so often). You also have to manually stop the espresso pouring (would recommend buying a measuring glass for single/double measure on), but for the price point I really don’t mind that.

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