Breville Oracle Touch Review: An Exceptional Hybrid

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If you've spent any time browsing my espresso machine reviews, you will have seen quite a few hybrids with built-in grinders. You'll also have noticed that Breville is the undisputed industry leader among hybrid manufacturers. In today's Breville Oracle Touch review, I'll be discussing the Australian manufacturer's flagship espresso machine – the shiniest jewel in its crown.

Breville Oracle Touch Review

If you’ve spent any time browsing my espresso machine reviews, you will have seen quite a few hybrids with built-in grinders. You’ll also have noticed that Breville is the undisputed industry leader among hybrid manufacturers. In today’s Breville Oracle Touch review, I’ll be discussing the Australian manufacturer’s flagship espresso machine – the shiniest jewel in its crown.

Crossover machines like this are becoming more popular all the time. Still, you can spend a lot of money. I mean, the Breville Oracle Touch will set you back a hefty $2,758.99 – well above entry-level espresso machines and bestselling super automatics.

Even so, I think that this machine is worth checking out. That’s because the Oracle Touch really is the best of both worlds. It’s the perfect middle ground where both super automatic devotees and portafilter geeks can happily drink from the same cup … ahem machine.

Once in your kitchen, it’s not going anywhere soon.

By the way, Breville markets this hybrid under the Sage brand in Europe, which is why you’ll see that logo in our pictures. But it’s exactly the same machine. Promise.

Best hybrid machine

Breville Oracle Touch

The best hybrid espresso machine one the market

Genuine espresso

Suitable for espresso newbies

Automatic or manual milk frothing

Easy to clean

Very high price

Breville Oracle Touch Review Overview

I’ll admit that upon starting my Breville Oracle Touch review I felt like the machine was a confusing proposition. I mean, here we have an espresso maker with high-end, commercial-grade components. But at the same time, it’s been designed so that espresso and milk foam preparation are almost fully automated.

Sure, you can step in and take some control. However, I’d say pro baristas might feel limited in how much they can express themselves.

I don’t want to second guess Breville’s R&D department – I’m sure they did their homework. However, given the Oracle Touch’s substantial price tag, I started to wonder who this machine was for.

Breville Oracle Touch Review Overview

After all, for that kind of money you could buy a very serious prosumer espresso machine and a fancy espresso grinder. Plus, you’d have plenty of change left to keep you in coffee beans for a while. Alternatively, you could make it easy on yourself and pick up a sophisticated fully automatic coffee maker.

Here’s the thing, though: Breville is pushing back against super automatic machines in order to appeal to people who are tired of compromising on brewing methods and the quality of the coffee in their cup. And those same people don’t necessarily want to go down the espresso rabbit hole all the way. At least not to start out.

The integrated grinder and auto-tamper are a big bonus for budding baristas because those are the two areas where they’re usually on shakier ground when making espresso. 

On the downside, a built-in grinder also rides roughshod over some of the subtleties that are only achievable with a separate, pro-grade grinder. But for the kind of users the Breville Oracle Touch caters to, this is an acceptable trade-off.

Of course, the preprogramming and “automatic brewing” are a hybrid machine’s biggest attractions. Basically, the comfortingly familiar super automatic setup has been adapted to espresso making.

Thanks to the portafilter principle, you’re assured of bona fide espresso with real crema. In fact, the results are not just comparable to professional espresso machines but virtually indistinguishable.

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Breville Oracle Touch Features

It’s time to get into the nitty gritty of why this machine is so darn cool. So, without further ado, let’s continue this Breville Oracle Touch review by looking at all the features on offer.

Size and Design

Although it has a color touchscreen rather than buttons and a pressure gauge, the Oracle Touch is instantly recognizable as a Breville espresso machine. The Australian manufacturer has definitely succeeded in creating an overall design for its machines that’s both modern and stylishly retro.

Anyway, there’s loads of brushed stainless steel in evidence, which makes a nice change from plastic housing. Oh, and clocking in at over 37 pounds (17 kilograms), the Breville Oracle Touch is a hefty brute of a thing. Fortunately, there’s a nifty swivel foot under the drip tray that makes it easy to move the machine around.

Another awesome feature is the removable water tank. While you have to take it out from the rear, you’re able to fill the tank from the front of the machine. That’s certainly very thoughtful and convenient. Oh, and I should mention the classy backlit level indicator – it’s there to remind you that this thing is premium to the max!

User Interface

Oracle Touch Display

If you’re familiar with traditional espresso machines, making the switch to a touchscreen interface might feel kinda weird. For me, it took a little getting used to and I fought against it at first. However, the touchscreen control panel on the Breville Oracle Touch is remarkably intuitive and easy to navigate.

Essentially, Breville has made this thing about as idiot-proof as possible. You can simply follow the onscreen instructions, and before you know it you’ll be enjoying a perfectly respectable flat white. Alternatively, feel free to play around with settings for temperature, shot time and volume. Believe me, nothing bad will come of it!

Of course, if you already have experience with a super automatic, using the Breville Oracle Touch will feel completely natural. You might feel a little put out about having to do a little more than just pressing a button. However, you’ll get over it once you’ve tasted real espresso!

Conical Burr Grinder

Grinder
Grinding Degree

You probably don’t need me to tell you that trying to make espresso without a good burr coffee grinder is like trying to nail Jell-O to the wall.

As you might imagine, the Oracle Touch is equipped with a powerful stainless steel conical burr grinder. That means you can be sure of consistency and a uniform grind size. Plus, with 45 grind adjustment settings, you’re able to make the small changes that are integral to espresso preparation.

Listen, I’m not the biggest fan of built-in grinders. For starters, if the thing breaks, you’re out an espresso machine. Plus, as the machine heats up the grinder becomes less stable, and grind settings can shift. To top it all off, a built-in grinder can make a lot of mess.

Fortunately, the Breville Oracle Touch keeps all the grinding, dosing and tamping enclosed and out of sight. So, there’s minimal mess involved. As for my other concerns, I’d say most folks will be willing to overlook them seeing as the Oracle Touch offers so much convenience.

Portafilter

Remember earlier in this Breville Oracle Touch review when I mentioned how the machine employs commercial-grade components? The 58 millimeter portafilter is a case in point. 

So why is this such a big deal? For starters, you can dose the thing with up to 22 grams of coffee, which means you can get a higher extraction yield. What’s more, a wider diameter means greater surface area and a thinner puck, which can aid in a more even extraction.

Incidentally, you’ll be relieved to hear that the Oracle Touch comes with single-wall filter baskets rather than “amateur hour” pressurized dual-wall baskets. Ultimately, you’re dealing with exactly the same portafilter a pro barista would use at work.

Dosing and Tamping

Automatic Tamp Station
Tamping

At this point in my Breville Oracle Touch review I have to take a deep breath and remember who this machine is for. You probably already know that I’m a bit of an espresso nerd – I like to be in full control of what’s happening from start to finish.

However, I’ve spent years honing my skills, and not everyone is interested in devoting that much time to learning the ins and outs of espresso preparation.

That’s why the Oracle Touch’s automatic dosing and tamping station is so appealing. Once you’ve selected a grind setting, you simply insert the portafilter into the grinding cradle and the machine takes care of the rest.

With that said, you’ll have to let me vent a little. Thing is, you can’t adjust the dose from the machine’s control panel. Instead, you have to go into the grinding/dosing/tamping station and start taking out screws and adjusting them. That way, the machine will dose less coffee before tamping.

I find this quite astonishing, given the price of the Oracle Touch. Then again, I guess it’s been designed to take dose out of the equation. Instead, you’re just there to adjust the grind while the machine monitors how much coffee goes into the portafilter.

As I keep saying, this kind of thing will be a non-issue for people buying the Oracle Touch. In fact, I’d say most home baristas would rather have one less variable to worry about.

Dual Boilers

Steam Lance

The Breville Oracle Touch has two boilers – one for steaming and one for espresso. While that might not sound like a big deal, most home espresso machines only have one boiler to handle both tasks. So, with the Oracle touch you’re able to prepare espresso and milk foam simultaneously. What’s more, the machine will have greater thermal stability overall, seeing as it’s not constantly readjusting itself.

PID Temperature Control

Speaking of thermal stability, let’s take a minute to talk about PID temperature control! Don’t worry, I can sense your eyes glazing over so I’ll make this brief.

Essentially, both the espresso boiler and the group head are installed with digital PID controllers that constantly monitor temperature. Seeing as consistent temperature is a vital parameter in espresso preparation, this feature is going to make your life better. You have my word on it!

Pre-Infusion

Pre-infusion is another super important aspect of espresso extraction. Much like the blooming phase during pour-over preparation, in which carbon dioxide is allowed to escape, espresso pre-infusion is vital to the development of aroma. During this initial low pressure phase, water gently dampens the puck of ground coffee for a few seconds.

You’ll find a pre-infusion function on just about every Breville espresso machine, and you can usually adjust the duration. However, that isn’t possible with the Oracle Touch. That’s a shame, seeing as it can be fun to play with pre-infusion times. Still, what’s most important is that this function is included here.

Over Pressure Valve

Here’s another reason to love the Breville Oracle Touch, and a feature you won’t find on many home espresso machines. The over pressure valve is another commercial component that proves this machine is the real deal.

It works by placing an upper limit on brewing pressure and diverting excess pump pressure away from the group head. Seeing as the Oracle Touch is equipped with a 15 bar Italian pump, the over pressure valve is vital. It keeps brewing pressure at around 9 bars, which is the ideal for espresso extraction.

Milk Foam

Milk Foam

One of the biggest wows on the Breville Oracle Touch is the automatic steam wand. Why? At the touch of a button, you can adjust the temperature of the milk from 104-167 degrees Fahrenheit (40-75 degrees Celsius).

At 113 degrees Fahrenheit, your milk is barely denatured. Turn up the heat to between 131 and 140 degrees and you’re in the latte art goldilocks zone. Over 140 degrees Fahrenheit, you’re boiling the milk to death. But sometimes you need really scaldingly hot liquid.

Ranging from 1 to 9, the milk consistency levels are an indication of how stiff your foam will be. Maxed out at level 9, you get bubble bath. Yes, you’ll have heard some bozo trumpet this as the ultimate in cappuccino froth. Don’t fall for it. Level 3 is where the latte artists play.

To say that I was skeptical about the whole idea at first is an understatement. I mean, no barista worth their salt would dream of sticking the wand into the milk pitcher and tootling off to do something else. But I’ll freely admit that it really works!

And there’s no need to second-guess the settings. When the machine switches off, the froth is ready. No ifs or buts. Just clip the wand back into place. Then, a crucial blast of purging steam is initiated automatically. All you have to do is wipe the outside of the wand with a damp cloth.

If you’re really itching to stretch your barista wings, you can do the whole frothing process by hand. But why would you when touching a button produces such great results?

Of course, each of the specialties on the drinks menu includes “optimal” settings for all aspects of the milk froth. Toe the line or do it your way, there’s no right or wrong.

Specialty Drinks

Cappuccino

Here’s where things get interesting. While you could totally use the Breville Oracle Touch like a regular espresso machine – by preparing espresso then steaming milk – it’s been designed to feel more automatic.

To take full advantage of the Oracle Touch’s capabilities, you’re meant to select a drink from the menu and follow instructions. There are five to choose from, including cappuccino, latte and americano. Believe me, this works very well indeed, and minimal effort from you is required. With that said, you are free to make changes here and there, just to remind the machine who’s in charge!

Incidentally, you can save up to eight of your own coffee creations and give them names. So, it turns out the Oracle Touch can have up to 13 specialty drinks on the menu!

Accessories

Breville doesn’t hold back when it comes to loading you up with accessories. Seriously, even when you purchase one of its more budget-friendly machines, the Australian manufacturer throws in everything you’ll need to get started. Check out what comes as standard with the Oracle Touch:

  • Mini espresso knock box

  • 2 x filter baskets

  • Stainless steel milk pitcher

  • Steam wand spare parts

  • Cleaning kit

  • Water hardness test strip

  • Water filter and holder

You won’t need an espresso tamper or trimming tool of course, but Breville includes those with non-auto-tamping models. Seriously, I implore other manufacturers to follow suit and start throwing in more goodies!

Warranty

I’ve put a lot of Breville espresso machines through their paces and I’ve never run into any problems. Still, faulty machines are bound to slip through the cracks from time to time. If you’re unlucky enough to encounter a dud, Breville will happily take care of the issue. Your Oracle Touch comes with a two-year warranty, and the manufacturer will fix or replace your machine for free during that time.

How to Use the Breville Oracle Touch Espresso Machine

Believe me, getting started with the Breville Oracle Touch couldn’t be easier. Once you’ve unboxed the thing, rinse all removable parts under warm water. Then it’s time to fill the water tank and add coffee beans to the hopper.

Hit the power button for the first time and you’ll automatically be taken to the setup menu, which guides you through the basics. Thanks to a clearly structured touch menu and the largely idiotproof icons, it’s hard to go astray. Other than that, the sprinkling of clear instructions and simple sliding scales are just as straightforward.

The machine will guide you through an initial rinse function, then it’s time to get started! Here’s a quick overview:

  • Moving from left to right, you have the machine’s grinding, brewing and frothing “stations.” Use the touch screen to select and operate the stations. What needs to be done at each station is displayed in the relevant beverage’s menu. Work through them step by step or concurrently. The choice is yours.

  • Simply dock the portafilter below the grinder. The beans are automatically ground and tamped.

  • Next, insert the portafilter at the brewing station. It locks into place nice and easy.

  • If you like, you can set the milk to froth (hands free of course) while the coffee is brewing because the two boilers operate independently.

Each step is clearly indicated on the touchscreen display, so it’s hard to go wrong. See, I told you it was easy!

Espresso Preparation

Espresso

Honestly, you’d really have to go out of your way to produce undrinkable espresso.

After a couple of shots, I dialed in a finer grind size using the knob on the side of the machine. I also had my doubts about the factory-set dose, which produces slightly overfilled baskets. Reduce the quantity of coffee in small increments until the grinds form a completely flat surface just below the basket’s rim.

Extend the auger lock nut on the auto-tamp system to do this. The machine will detect that the basket is full sooner and shut off the grinder’s dispenser. Sometimes a change in beans will require that you readjust the machine. With a little practice, you’ll get it done in no time.

And just like that, you’re ready to insert the portafilter into the brew group. Select whether you want to pull a single, double or manual shot.

At 25 seconds for a single and 30 seconds for a double, the default settings are right on the money. But that’s no reason to settle for a sad espresso that’s too long or short and lacks decent crema. Simply adjust the duration in increments of one second.

What about temperature you say? Rather leave well enough alone if you’re still new to the portafilter game. You really need to know your stuff before getting into the subtleties of tweaking degrees for different roasts.

Ultimately, you get a very nice espresso that certainly looks the part with its golden crema. Plus, it can totally hold its own when compared to the genuine article. Without a pro’s palate, you’ll be hard pressed to spot the difference. Best of all, even a total beginner can get it right.

Breville Oracle Touch Cleaning

In my fully automatic coffee machine reviews, you’ll have noticed that I’m on a bit of a crusade about regular cleaning and descaling. Especially when it comes to the brew group, where damp coffee grounds collect and start quietly growing mold. Before you know it, your machine is useless.

But you can forget about all that nastiness – or at least that specific nastiness – with a hybrid machine like the Breville Oracle Touch.

No, it’s not an excuse to never clean again. But at least you’ve eliminated coffee grounds – aka mold heaven – from the equation. That’s because they never enter the brewing components, only coming into contact with the portafilter and screen. Hooray!

What this means is that you can focus your cleaning energy mainly on the screen, brew group and filter baskets. Putting a blind basket into the portafilter ensures that during the cleaning cycle, water won’t pour out of the machine and is instead swirled around the brew group. It’s kind of like the machine is gargling.

Cleaning Tools

Engaging the brewing process without a portafilter makes for a perfectly good, quick clean. That way the brew group is flushed and excess grounds rinsed off the shower screen.

To deep clean the portafilter spouts, use the brushes that come with the machine.

Remember you also need to rinse the portafilter each time you knock out a puck. Ditto for the steam wand – wipe after each use. And that’s it. Done and dusted.

The grinder dismantles almost as completely as a standalone model, allowing you get it really spic and span.

With the Breville Oracle Touch, your excuses for not cleaning just don’t fly!

Breville Oracle Touch Specifications

Breville Oracle Touch
Manufacturer

Breville

Model number

BES990BST1BUS1/BES990DBL1BUS1/BES990BTR1BUS1/BES990BSS1BUS1

Product category

Hybrid espresso machine

Housing material

Stainless steel

Color options

Black Stainless Steel, Black Truffle, Brushed Stainless Steel, Damson Blue

Milk frother

Steam wand

User interface

Touchscreen

App

User profiles

Memo function only

Portafilter size

58 mm

Tamping

Automatic

Removable water reservoir

Water reservoir capacity

84.5 fl oz / 2.5 l

Number of boilers

2

Pump pressure

15 bar

Maximum cup height

4.0 in / 10.2 cm

Grinder

Stainless steel conical burr grinder

Grind adjustment levels

45

Bean hopper capacity

8.1 oz / 230.0 g

Specialty drinks

5

Pre-infusion

Adjustable coffee temperature

Adjustable milk foam temperature

2-cup function

Yes

Hot water function

Hot milk function

Milk foam only option

Water filter

Power consumption

1800 W

Weight

37.2 lb / 16.9 kg

Dimensions

17.8 x 15.4 x 14.7 in
45.2 x 39.1 x 37.3 cm

Warranty

2 years

Notes

Included Accessories: Instruction booklet, Mini grinds bin, Stainless steel milk jug, Steam wand spare parts, Cleaning kit, Water filter and holder.

Current price on Amazon

$2,758.99

All specifications

Breville Oracle Touch vs Other Espresso Machines

Let’s continue this Breville Oracle Touch review by seeing how it compares to a couple of other hybrid espresso machines. After all, it’s important to know what your options are!

Breville Oracle Touch vs Barista Touch

Breville Barista Touch

Costing $999.95, the Breville Barista Touch is a lot more affordable than the Oracle Touch. With that said, you’ll have to take a hit in the commercial-grade components arena.

The Barista Touch comes with a 54 millimeter portafilter and doesn’t have the dual boilers or fancy over pressure valve. Still, this is a very cool hybrid espresso machine that offers a similar user experience.

There’s a touchscreen, auto-frothing steam wand and specialty drink menu, just like on the Oracle Touch. If you’re OK with manually tamping, the Barista Touch is definitely worth considering.

See Also: Breville Barista Touch Hands-On Review 2024

Breville Oracle Touch vs DeLonghi La Specialista

DeLonghi La Specialista

While I’m a huge fan of the DeLonghi La Specialista, I’m not sure it’ll appeal to everyone. Unlike the Oracle Touch, the La Specialista demands more from the user. There’s no hand-holding involved here; the DeLonghi requires you get involved in what’s happening and figure some stuff out.

With that said, if you’re willing to develop your barista skills you’ll find the La Specialista to be incredibly rewarding. And it can pump out top quality espresso too. Finally, the La Specialista costs $674.99, which is a fantastic deal in my opinion.

See Also: DeLonghi La Specialista Hands-On Review 2024

Breville Oracle Touch vs Others Comparison Chart

Breville Oracle TouchBreville Barista TouchDeLonghi La Specialista
Manufacturer

Breville

Breville

De’Longhi

Model number

BES990BST1BUS1/BES990DBL1BUS1/BES990BTR1BUS1/BES990BSS1BUS1

BES880BSS1BUS1/BES880BTR1BUS1/BES880DBL1BUS1/BES880BST1BUS1

EC9335

Product category

Hybrid espresso machine

Hybrid espresso machine

Hybrid espresso machine

Housing material

Stainless steel

Stainless steel

Stainless steel

Color options

Black Stainless Steel, Black Truffle, Brushed Stainless Steel, Damson Blue

Black Stainless Steel, Black Truffle, Brushed Stainless Steel, Damson Blue

Black, Metallic, Red

Milk frother

Steam wand

Steam wand

Steam wand

User interface

Touchscreen

Touchscreen

Buttons and dials

App

User profiles

Memo function only

Memo function only

Memo function only

Portafilter size

58 mm

54 mm

51 mm

Tamping

Automatic

Manual

Automatic

Removable water reservoir

Water reservoir capacity

84.5 fl oz / 2.5 l

67.6 fl oz / 2.0 l

67.6 fl oz / 2.0 l

Number of boilers

2

1

2

Pump pressure

15 bar

15 bar

19 bar

Maximum cup height

4.0 in / 10.2 cm

3.9 in / 9.9 cm

12.0 in / 30.5 cm

Grinder

Stainless steel conical burr grinder

Stainless steel conical burr grinder

Stainless steel conical burr grinder

Grind adjustment levels

45

30

6

Bean hopper capacity

8.1 oz / 230.0 g

8.1 oz / 230.0 g

8.8 oz / 250.0 g

Specialty drinks

5

8

3

Pre-infusion

Adjustable coffee temperature

Adjustable milk foam temperature

2-cup function

Yes

Yes

Yes (non-milk drinks only)

Hot water function

Hot milk function

Milk foam only option

Water filter

Power consumption

1800 W

1680 W

1450 W

Weight

37.2 lb / 16.9 kg

26.8 lb / 12.2 kg

29.7 lb / 13.5 kg

Dimensions

17.8 x 15.4 x 14.7 in
45.2 x 39.1 x 37.3 cm

16.0 x 12.5 x 12.7 in
40.6 x 31.8 x 32.3 cm

17.5 x 15.0 x 14.5 in
44.5 x 38.1 x 36.8 cm

Warranty

2 years

2 years

2 years

Notes

Included Accessories: Instruction booklet, Mini grinds bin, Stainless steel milk jug, Steam wand spare parts, Cleaning kit, Water filter and holder.

Included Accessories: Instruction booklet, Milk jug, Cleaning supplies, Cleaning brush, Trimming tool.

Included Accessories: Portafilter and baskets, Milk pitcher, Cleaning supplies, Instruction manual.

Current price on Amazon

$2,758.99

$999.95

$674.99

Breville Oracle TouchBreville Barista TouchDeLonghi La Specialista
Manufacturer

Breville

Breville

De’Longhi

Model number

BES990BST1BUS1/BES990DBL1BUS1/BES990BTR1BUS1/BES990BSS1BUS1

BES880BSS1BUS1/BES880BTR1BUS1/BES880DBL1BUS1/BES880BST1BUS1

EC9335

Product category

Hybrid espresso machine

Hybrid espresso machine

Hybrid espresso machine

Housing material

Stainless steel

Stainless steel

Stainless steel

Color options

Black Stainless Steel, Black Truffle, Brushed Stainless Steel, Damson Blue

Black Stainless Steel, Black Truffle, Brushed Stainless Steel, Damson Blue

Black, Metallic, Red

Milk frother

Steam wand

Steam wand

Steam wand

User interface

Touchscreen

Touchscreen

Buttons and dials

App

User profiles

Memo function only

Memo function only

Memo function only

Portafilter size

58 mm

54 mm

51 mm

Tamping

Automatic

Manual

Automatic

Removable water reservoir

Water reservoir capacity

84.5 fl oz / 2.5 l

67.6 fl oz / 2.0 l

67.6 fl oz / 2.0 l

Number of boilers

2

1

2

Pump pressure

15 bar

15 bar

19 bar

Maximum cup height

4.0 in / 10.2 cm

3.9 in / 9.9 cm

12.0 in / 30.5 cm

Grinder

Stainless steel conical burr grinder

Stainless steel conical burr grinder

Stainless steel conical burr grinder

Grind adjustment levels

45

30

6

Bean hopper capacity

8.1 oz / 230.0 g

8.1 oz / 230.0 g

8.8 oz / 250.0 g

Specialty drinks

5

8

3

Pre-infusion

Adjustable coffee temperature

Adjustable milk foam temperature

2-cup function

Yes

Yes

Yes (non-milk drinks only)

Hot water function

Hot milk function

Milk foam only option

Water filter

Power consumption

1800 W

1680 W

1450 W

Weight

37.2 lb / 16.9 kg

26.8 lb / 12.2 kg

29.7 lb / 13.5 kg

Dimensions

17.8 x 15.4 x 14.7 in
45.2 x 39.1 x 37.3 cm

16.0 x 12.5 x 12.7 in
40.6 x 31.8 x 32.3 cm

17.5 x 15.0 x 14.5 in
44.5 x 38.1 x 36.8 cm

Warranty

2 years

2 years

2 years

Notes

Included Accessories: Instruction booklet, Mini grinds bin, Stainless steel milk jug, Steam wand spare parts, Cleaning kit, Water filter and holder.

Included Accessories: Instruction booklet, Milk jug, Cleaning supplies, Cleaning brush, Trimming tool.

Included Accessories: Portafilter and baskets, Milk pitcher, Cleaning supplies, Instruction manual.

Current price on Amazon

$2,758.99

$999.95

$674.99

Verdict: Breville Oracle Touch Review

Best hybrid machine

Breville Oracle Touch

The best hybrid espresso machine one the market

Genuine espresso

Suitable for espresso newbies

Automatic or manual milk frothing

Easy to clean

Very high price

The Breville Oracle Touch gets a big thumbs up (and ear-to-ear grin) from me. Because with very little effort you can produce stellar quality coffee. It’s a masterful balancing act, walking the fine line between rookie frustrations and more advanced users’ expectations.

Will hybrid machines relegate the super automatic espresso machine hype to history?

Nope. No chance. That’s because you can’t just sit back with the Breville Oracle Touch. You need to get stuck in. And that’s definitely not everyone’s cup of joe.

Anyone who has been dreaming of a “real” espresso machine for a long time, but doesn’t have the time to commit to the long-haul process of acquiring barista muscle memory and savvy, will totally fall for this machine. And if the barista bug bites, you’ll have a willing teacher right in your kitchen.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Breville Oracle Touch review. What are your thoughts on this outstanding hybrid machine? The comments section is all yours!

Breville Oracle Touch Review FAQ

Both the Barista Touch and the Oracle Touch have touchscreen displays and auto frothing steam wands. However, the Oracle Touch has automatic tamping and commercial features like a 58mm portafilter and dual boilers.

The Breville Oracle Touch was released in North America in 2017.

The Breville Oracle Touch has espresso, americano, latte, flat white and cappuccino on its menu. That said, you’re able to create eight of your own drinks, name them and add them to the menu.

Both Breville and DeLonghi are known for producing high-quality espresso machines and coffee making equipment.

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