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Until now you have been asked to choose between a manual and an automatic. The Breville Oracle is the world’s first automated manual espresso machine that brings true café quality to your home.
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). With the innovative One Touch Americano this machine 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 Breville 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) as well as a true low pressure pre-infusion, which gradually increases the pressure to gently expand the grinds for an even extraction.
There’s a reason that this Oracle is the closest thing we carry to a super-automatic espresso machine, and that’s because unlike other automatics it does everything the exact same way a semi-automatic machine would. Our team has been incredibly impressed with the Oracle and the newer Breville Oracle Touch.
- Breville mini knock box
- Single and double wall filter baskets
- Coffee scoop
- Stainless steel frothing pitcher
- Cleaning disc and tablets
- Cleaning tool
- Allen key
- Water filtration system
- Model number BES980XL
- Variable brew temperature settings
- Backlit LCD Interface
- Shot clock
- Stainless steel housing & boilers
- Dedicated steam and espresso boilers
- Brew shots while frothing milk
- Top-fill water tank lid
- 1/2 lb removable bean hopper
- Integrated stainless steel conical burr grinder
- Automatically grinds, doses and tamps the perfect amount of coffee, mess free
- Programmable hands-free milk texturing with automatic purge
- Programmable shot temperature from 190°-205°F. Displays in either °F or °C
The reservoir is the water tank an espresso machine pulls water from to fill its boilers. Having a reservoir means a machine can be more portable and work in homes where plumbing isn't an option.
Saturated Group Head
Saturated group heads are essentially surrounded by an extended section of the boiler. This means they warm up much faster than E61 group heads and hold a specified temperature more precisely.
These machines are built from the ground up with the home barista in mind. They span a wide range of needs but what they all have in common is a focus on creating a great user experience in a footprint that will fit on your counter, and look great there too.
Dedicated temperature controlled boilers for brewing and steaming means both functions can happen simultaneously, with the additional advantage of fine tunability. Sour and bitter espresso flavors can be minimized by raising or lowering brew temperature, resulting in a smoother shot. Adjusting the temperature of the steam boiler can increase or decrease the amount of steam power to suit different drink size milk drinks.
Vibratory pumps are the most common design in compact espresso machines, because they’re durable, compact and economical. Although they’re a bit louder than rotary pumps, when adjusted to proper 9 bar brew pressure vibratory pumps offer comparable espresso quality.
PID Temperature Control
PIDs allow the most precise temperature adjustment and control of boilers by continuously calculating the amount of power needed to maintain the target temperature. They also allow more detailed information to be displayed to the user than digital temperature controlled systems.
Volumetric programming gives the option of precisely dispensing a desired amount of liquid with the push of a button. For example, the double shot button can be programmed for a double shot, and the single shot button can be programmed for a 1oz rinsing flush.
Shot timers measure the brew time from the time the pump is activated. This information is extremely helpful for dialing in an espresso grinder to the ideal 25 second 1.5oz shot, and maintaining consistency.
- Width: 16.25"
- Depth: 15"
- Height: 18"
- Weight: 35 lbs.
- Steam boiler: 1800 Watts
- Group boiler: 1800 Watts
- Water tank: 2.5L Removable
- Voltage: 110V
- Warranty: Two years through Breville