Breville espresso machinesThere are few things I love more in life than coffee. Besides my family, it’s the first thing I think of every morning and it’s always there when I need an afternoon pick-me-up.

I’m such a coffee fan I have two coffee makers displayed prominently on my coffee bar; one single serve coffee maker and my prize possession, a Breville Duo-Temp Pro Pump Espresso Machine.

breville-dual-temp-espresso-machineWhy would I have two coffee makers? To start, a coffee maker, whether it’s a drip or single serve, isn’t the same thing as an espresso maker. Yes, they both make coffee, but they both make completely different types of coffee.

Take Breville espresso machines for example: they’re designed to make authentic coffee beverages at the same caliber as you’d find in a European cafe. With double and triple heat systems, even extractions, and built-in tamping, you get create a better shot of espresso at home than you can find in a local coffee shop.

There are so many reasons why anyone would want a Breville espresso machine, even if they already have a drip coffee maker at home. Here are just a few reasons why I’d gift a Breville espresso machine for the holidays.


breville infuserBe your own Barista

I’m a huge fan of seasonal lattes. When Pumpkin spice comes out, I’m the first in line. The same thing goes for Gingerbread or, my favourite right now, Chestnut Praline. It’s a treat to pop into a coffee shop and order one, but I can’t always head out to a coffee shop whenever I want to.

With a Breville espresso machine like the Breville Infuser you can make any kind of latte, espresso, Americano, or cappuccino you’d like and you can have one any time. It has programmable shots to give you exactly the right amount of coffee for what type of beverage you’re making, and has both hot water and steam so you can use use it to pre-heat your shot glasses or to steam milk.


breville latte artGrow your coffee skills with Breville espresso machines

Have you ever heard of latte art? Latte art happens when you create the perfect patterns in milk foam. Believe me, it might look simple but it’s not. I have a friend who’s spent hours with her Breville espresso machine and a jug of steamed milk to perfect the perfect steamed latte heart. She credits her Breville Barista Express Pump Espresso Machine with helping her create the perfect bucket of steamed milk. It has a professional level swivel steam wand you can position inside he bucket to customize your foam.

She actually considers latte art a hobby, and we all get to reap the rewards of the fun she’s having.


breville oracleSay goodbye to store ground beans

When you grind your coffee beans at the store you instantly lose some of the coffee bean’s flavor. To get the best cup of coffee you need to grind your beans at home, and if you give someone the gift of the Breville Oracle, they’ll be able to grind their beans straight into the coffee maker.

The Breville Oracle is at the top of the Breville espresso machine lineup. It’s an automatic manual machine, and that means it will automatically grind your beans, tamp your shot, and create the perfect milk texture for your favourite coffee drinks, all at the press of a button.

The Breville Oracle will make the perfect Americana every time by automatically releasing the shots and hot water in equal proportions, and it can extract coffee and milk simultaneously. It even stores your beans until you’re ready to use them.

I already have a Breville espresso machine so I can only imagine how amazing it would be to use the Oracle every day.

Those are just a few reasons why someone would want to see a Breville espresso machine under the tree this year. If you have a coffee fan in your life, there’s no better gift than Breville. Check out everything Breville on Best Buy right now.

Shelly Wutke
Editor TV & Home Theatre
I'm a Vancouver freelancer and tech enthusiast. When I'm not writing you'll find me on my farm with my alpacas, chickens, and honeybees. Visit my website Survivemag