• Integrated Conical Burr Grinder – The integrated conical burr grinder allows each espresso produced from the Barista Express™ to be created using freshly ground beans – the key to achieving your ideal espresso.
  • Preset or Adjustable Grind Size – The GRIND SIZE dial accurately adjusts the fineness or coarseness of the espresso grind for optimal espresso extraction. For a fast and easy espresso, or novice espresso machine users, set the GRIND SIZE to DUAL WALL and use the included DUAL WALL FILTERS. For more experienced espresso machine users, or those interested in perfecting their espresso making skills, use the included SINGLE WALL FILTERS.
  • Preset or Adjustable Grind Amount – The GRIND AMOUNT dial accurately adjusts the quantity of beans that will be ground and dispensed into the filter, ready for extraction. This quantity should be adjusted according to the fineness or coarseness selected on the GRIND SIZE dial.
  • Hands Free, Direct Grinding – The Barista Express™ features an integrated grinding cradle located below the integrated conical burr grinder which fully supports the portafilter. The ‘hands free’ grinding feature allows you to continue with other preparations while the portafilter is being filled with the selected amount of freshly ground coffee beans.
  • Integrated/Removable Tamper – Tamping is the application of even and consistent pressure to the espresso grinds. The tamper is conveniently located ‘on board’ the machine and can be used both in the ‘on board’ position or whilst removed depending on your preference.
  • Energy Saving Features – The Barista Express™ will enter the ‘Power Save Mode’ if not used for 30 minutes, and will automatically switch off if not used for a further 2 hours. The ‘Power Save Mode’ uses 50% less power than when the machine is in ‘Stand By’ Mode. During ‘Power Saver Mode’ only the POWER button surround will flash slowly. All other button light surrounds will not be illuminated. To re-activate the machine during ‘Power Save Mode’ simply press any button except POWER. The POWER button surround will then illuminate and flash while the machine quickly reheats to operational temperature. When the correct temperature has been reached, all the button surrounds on the control panel will be illuminated.