The Barista Express™ comes with some special features.

  • Integrated Conical Burr Grinder. Stainless Steel Conical burrs maximize ground coffee surface area for a full espresso flavor. Upper and lower burrs are removable for cleaning.
  • Adjustable Grind Size. Espresso grind settings from fine to coarse for optimal extraction.
  • Adjustable Grind Amount. Adjust the amount of fresh ground coffee dosed into the filter basket to suit the fineness or coarseness of the grind.
  • Automatic Dosing. Use the FILTER SIZE button to tell the machine if whether the 1 CUP or 2 CUP filter basket is being used. The grinder will dispense the required amount of ground coffee for a single or double cup dose.
  • Hands-Free Grinding. Auto Stop for hands-free grinding directly into the portafilter.
  • The Razor™ Dose Trimming Tool. Patented twist blade trims down the puck to the right level for precision dosing and a consistent extraction.
  • Adjustable Temperature Control. For optimal personal coffee preference and flavor, the extraction temperature is adjustable.
  • Instant Hot Water. Dedicated hot water outlet for making Americanos and pre-heating cups.
  • Low Pressure Pre-Infusion. Applies low water pressure at the start of the extraction to gently expand the ground for an even extraction.

The BES870XL Barista Express™ is a new take on an old favorite. There have been some redesigns on the original BES860XL Barista Express™ and the majority of the changes can be seen below.

DifferencesBES860XLBES870XL
Power1300 watt Thermocoil heater.1600 watt Thermocoil heater.
Advanced Temperature ModeNot Available.Yes. Adjustable water temperature +/- 4°F in 2°F increments from the default temperature.
Pre-InfusionTriple Prime™ (3 blasts of water at full power).Low Pressure (constant low power with a gradual ramp up).
Bean Hopper7 oz. rectangular hopper.1/2 lb (8oz.) round hopper.
Grind Size AdjustmentYes.Yes, however it has been redesigned with finer grind size adjustments for greater precision and control.
Removable BurrsYes, upper burr only.Yes, both upper and lower burrs can be removed for cleaning.
the RAZOR™ Dose Trimming ToolNot available.Yes. The patented twist blade trims down the puck to the right level for precision dosing and consistent extraction.
Instant Hot WaterNot available.Yes, there is a dedicated hot water spout.

The new Barista Express™ is a little over an inch taller due to the redesigned bean hopper, the tip of the steam wand is now round instead of square, and the metal grate on the drip tray is now a grid instead of a grill. The ease and convenience as well as the delicious results are still the same.