The history of the Breville brand is somewhat complex to explain since it is an Australian company (very prestigious in the coffee sector) but which in the rest of the world usually operates under other names or other brands. In the following lines, we will try to shed some light on the configuration of the Breville group and the Breville coffee machines that are available right now (at least under that name).
Officially, Breville Group Limited is a large Australian company (based in Sydney) that is dedicated like so many others to the small household and kitchen appliance sector. In this case, which is also the reason why we are making room for it in our pages, Breville enjoys great prestige in the home coffee maker sector. It is one of the leading firms in the home espresso machine sector in both Australia and the United States. One of those manufacturers that are present in every store.
What happens is that outside its main field of action, the identity of the Breville brand is diluted among several names, and this means that it may not be as well known in our places as other manufacturers.
The Breville group has many brands for the distribution of its appliances in different countries around the world, some of which are sure to ring a bell because we have already talked about them on our website. For example, Breville (it only operates under this name in some countries, we will see later which ones), Kambrook, Sage, Ronson, Solis, Gastroback, Stollar, Catler, Bork or even Riviera&Bar.
The worldwide distribution of Breville coffee machines (and the rest of the articles in its catalogue) is as follows:
- In Australia, New Zealand and the United States, they are distributed under the native Breville brand.
- In the Asia-Pacific area, South America and the Middle East, the group’s products are distributed under the Breville brand, but Breville does not carry out the distribution, but by third party local distribution companies.
- In Europe and the United Kingdom, Breville coffee makers are not sold under that brand but under any of the other brands of the group. There are also some manufacturers who distribute some Breville products under their own brands in certain countries.
As you can see, Breville’s worldwide distribution network is complex. To simplify, we must keep in mind that you cannot buy Breville coffee machines as such (only some single models on Amazon, which come from other markets), but we must refer to other brands of the group such as Sage coffee machines, Gastroback or Riviera&Bar.
The models we refer to are these:
These Breville coffee makers can only be bought at Amazon; it is impossible to get them otherwise because we have already said that the brand does not operate in our country under that name. Let’s get to know them a little better, in case you’re interested in getting one.
Breville Barista Max
This Breville Barista Max espresso machine is the VCF126X. It comes with an integrated grinder (an unusual feature on armoured coffee machines with a filter holder) and a huge 2.8-litre water tank, no less.
It allows you to control the temperature of the extraction, includes a pre-infusion system, predefined sizes for lattes, American, espressos, normal coffees, in short, an armoured coffee machine but with all the comforts of a superautomatic as the canons require.
Here is a list of its main features:
- 15 bar pressure pump.
- Stainless steel body.
- Electronic temperature control (PID).
- Includes, a coffee tamper, a stainless steel milk jug, and a cleaning brush.
- Set of two 58 mm diameter filters.
- Integrated grinder with 30 degrees or grinding adjustments.
Breville Mini Barista
Practically the same features and virtues of the previous machine, but without the integrated grinder. Even so, the Breville Mini Barista is a high-end espresso machine without a doubt.
Features of the Breville Mini VCF125X
These are the most important features to consider before buying a Breville Barista Mini espresso machine:
- 15 bar pressure pump.
- It doesn’t have a grinder (for that you have to go to the superior model, which we talked about above).
- Automated coffee dispenser.
- Extraction temperature control.
- 58 mm diameter filter holder.
- Includes, several accessories: press, milk carafe, cleaning instruments.
- Pre-infusion system.
- Stainless steel body.
In short, this Breville Mini Barista is one of the home-coffee makers that brings the experience of making quality espressos at home closer to the average user. The Breville brand has been traditionally oriented towards a much higher profile of machines and consumers.
Breville Prima Latte VCF045X
The Breville Prima Latte is a machine that will be very familiar to already expert users. Those who know a little bit about the industry will have guessed that it is a clone of the Oster Prima Latte, with almost identical performance even with the same design and colours.
If you want to know how the Breville Prima Latte works, take a look at this video:
It is a manual espresso machine with a capacity of 1.5 litres and whose main feature is the inclusion of a fresh milk tank to the right of the shower or coffee dispenser. What is this tank used for? So that the machine can emulsify it and serve milk foam directly into the cup, and thus have a cappuccino or an instant and freshly made latte.
All you have to do is press a button, and instead of a normal coffee, you have a cappuccino in your cup. A feature of the superautomatic coffee makers, which you can enjoy at home for the price of a normal espresso machine. Suggestive, isn’t it?
Here are some of its features:
- Removable, transparent water tank, 1.5 litres.
- Automatic cleaning program.
- Allows you to make three types of coffee: espresso, cappuccino and latte.
- For each type of coffee, you can choose between large or small size.
- Integrated fresh milk container, 0.5-litre capacity.
- Plastic and stainless steel bodywork.
- Dimensions: 38 x 33 x 27 cm.
- Weight: 5.8 kg.
Breville single coffee machine VCF050X
The Breville Coffe express VCF050X is a machine that could enter our guide of individual coffee makers on its own merits. It is a machine designed to make us at home a typical filter coffee (the American of all times) and take it in the thermal glass to drink it on the street, or while we are in another room, what comes to be an individual drip coffee maker.
The thermal cup (free of BPA, very important this detail) that brings incorporated the own coffee machine has half a litre of capacity, it maintains the heat perfectly, and it takes a special hermetic cover with nozzle. This lid allows us to drink the coffee directly from the cup without having to lift the lid or remove it (thus achieving maximum protection from the temperature of the coffee).
The Breville Coffee express coffee maker also comes with a permanent mesh filter and has a power of 650 watts. The permanent filter has somewhat wide holes (i.e. the water is not retained for long), and some users who prefer a slightly more intense coffee may need to put an additional paper filter over it.
The water tank, of course, has the same capacity as the cup: 0.5 litres. It’s a very small filter coffee machine, which only makes this much coffee in each process.
Its components are dishwasher safe, the diameter of the cup is adapted to that of the car coaster; in short, a very practical machine for those who have this particular need to make their own individual American coffee every day.