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How To Make Coffee In A Breville Coffee Machine? [Step-By-Step Instructions]

how to make coffee in a Breville coffee machineDid you just buy a new Breville coffee machine? Are you trying to figure out how to make the most out of it to brew a great-tasting cup of espresso coffee? If the answer to both of these questions is yes, then you’re in luck!

In this article, I’ll be giving step-by-step instructions on how to make coffee in a Breville coffee machine. You’re just 5 steps away from an amazingly rich brew!

How Do I Set Up My Breville?

First, bring out the box containing your new Breville espresso machine and follow my detailed instructions below to properly get it out and set it up.

  1. Open the box, and remove all of its parts from the packaging—including any labels that might be attached with Scotch tape or elastic bands!
  2. Feel free to keep (in case you need to return your Breville machine due to any faulty part) or discard those labels and packaging materials; they’re not needed for assembly purposes anyway.
  3. Wash the water tank, portafilter, filter baskets, and milk pitcher with warm water and a gentle dishwashing liquid.
  4. Use a soft non-abrasive damp cloth or sponge lightly dipped in warm water to wipe the outer housing, bean hopper, and drip tray.
  5. Let everything dry thoroughly before putting them back together.

How Do You Put A Filter In A Breville Espresso Machine?

Many Breville espresso machines, including the Breville Barista Express, which is one of the top-performing machines among the Breville line-up, come with a charcoal water filter that can be inserted into the water reservoir to ensure that your coffee tastes great every time.

A lot of home baristas forget that water is one of the crucial ingredients for making coffee. So, better water quality, better coffee quality.

The water filter can also massively decrease limescale buildups, reducing the need for frequent descaling sessions.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Soak the charcoal water filter into a cup of water for 5 minutes.
  2. Rinse it off under cold running tap water.
  3. Wash the stainless steel mesh with cold water.
  4. Insert the filter into the filter holder.
  5. Set the dial date 2 months ahead so you’d know when to replace it.
  6. Lock the filter into place.
  7. Put the water reservoir back into place.

How Do You Use A Breville Coffee Machine For The First Time?

If you’re new to coffee making, you should know that you shouldn’t brew coffee right from the first cycle. Just as you would wipe down and clean the outer machine parts, you need to clean the internal compartments as well.

And, how can you do that? Simply flush the system with an empty brew cycle (just water) should do the trick.

  1. Add water to the water tank.
  2. Plug the machine in and turn it on by pressing the POWER button. It may take a while for the machine to reach the ideal brewing temperature.
  3. Place a cup or container under the group head.
  4. If you’re using the Breville Barista Express, press the 2 CUP button to run hot water. This should take around 25 – 30 seconds.
  5. Activate the steam function for 10 seconds to clean it out.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until the tank runs out of water.

How Do You Use The Breville Espresso Barista Express?

First, check out how an espresso machine works. After all, “if you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles”.

Below are 5 beginner-friendly steps to help you brew your first shot of espresso using the Breville Barista Express:

Step 1:  Preparing

Step 2: Grinding

Step 3: Tamping

Step 4: Brewing

Step 5: Steaming

To Wrap Up

Brewing espresso at home doesn’t have to be difficult – these five beginner-friendly steps will help you make your first shot of espresso using the Breville Barista Express.

Once you’ve got the hang of it, feel free to adjust the grind setting, amount of coffee grounds, and extraction amount to create your perfect cup of Joe. Here’s how to program the Breville Barista Express and instructions for other adjustments!

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