Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Dual Boiler Coffee Machine : Awesome machine, great coffee, built well!

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You get what you pay for and delicious coffee at that.Waiting for white glove service now, looking forward to seeing what this machine is fully capable of.

Almost everything you require to get the greatest out of coffee.

For a quantity of many years i upgraded to this fantastic double boiler espresso machine. Right after using a ‘rancilio sylvia’ espresso machine for a selection of many years i upgraded to this fantastic double boiler espresso machine,and i have no regrets. Delighted that i manufactured the transform. I can steam milk fantastically nicely at the identical time as pulling a great shot of espresso. I could sometimes pull a fantastic espresso with my to start with machine but owing to my constraints and the physical limits of the rancillio it was tricky to do it regularly. With the sage (breville) machine i can do a manuel pull of coffee or i can established up my particular choices and at the press of a button can repeat pull shot soon after shot. This machine can be altered for precision time, size of shot and temperature shot is pulled at. I improved the existing pre infusion time from8 seconds to ten seconds and noticed an advancement in the espresso produced with the coffee neanderthal i was utilizing. I paired this machine with a ‘vario ‘ grinder from ‘ mahlkonig’ and find it a extremely very easily adjustable and capable machine,a tiny costly but in my impression effectively wort it. Sage machine bought from bellabarrista.Here are the specifications for the Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Dual Boiler Coffee Machine:

  • Features dedicated stainless steel boilers for steam and espresso, allowing simultaneous milk texturing and extraction consistently at 93 degrees Celsius
  • The brew temperature, pre-infusion pressure and duration are all programmable to set to your taste at the press of a button
  • An over pressure valve prevents bitter flavours in the shot and a low pressure pre-infusion allows for an even extraction and a smoother taste
  • Extraction is driven from a 15 bar Italian made pump
  • Comes with 480 ml stainless steel jug and cleaning tools

Fantastic machine – a whole lot of entertaining. I am genuinely content with this machine. While it is early days and i have a lot of experimenting to do, i previously feel i am in a position to make successful espressos, macchiatos, lattes, cappuccinos. The male josh who arrived and did the ‘white glove’ assistance for me was great. As effectively as describing how to use and search after the machine, he dialed in my grinder and showed me very good strategies for filling the filter basket depending on the coffee i am using (and getting feed-back afterwards by hunting at the puck), tamping, and steaming milk for both equally lattes and cappuccinos, even describing a very little of the science behind it. Everyday now i seem forward to applying my machine and i know i am just at the starting of a understanding curve. On my expertise so far, i would definitely recommend this machine. I am, of system, also pretty happy to have got a good price on amazon.

It is lived up to expectations does a fantastic coffee.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Great machine – a lot of fun!
  • Great coffee at last
  • Perfection in Espresso taste and beautifully designed

‘i’ve now experienced the sage dual boiler for virtually 2 a long time and i am absolutely delighted with it. I am a huge coffee admirer and with this i’m regularly creating coffee that undoubtedly rivals that of the major coffee chains and at situations arrives shut to emulating the terrific coffee from my neighborhood specialist (study ‘hipster’) coffee shop – and they are substantial coffee nerds. I have paired this with the sage grinder – with which i’m not very so pleased – you will find not quite the amount of micro-adjustment on the grind that genuinely enables you to great tune the recipe, and it really is not as reliable as i might like with the dosing – but then, i am really a perfectionist. I’ve just lately experienced a days barista training at the marvellous prufrocks in london, and they were very complimentary about the machine as a dwelling espresso maker. Adhering to this, a small high-quality-tuning to the coffee recipe and a excellent enhancement to the latte art, and i am generating some gorgeous flat whites. (for individuals of you who are intrigued – usually looking at around 16. 5g of coffee in the basket for a 34g extraction in excess of all over thirty seconds. ) staying in a position to alter amongst time and quantity for extraction on the machine is wonderful – it is really truly designed a big difference in regularity. Finding a mini-scale to go with this to help calibration has definitely helped.

Good coffee straight out of the box, reward no cost grinder too.

This review is from : Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Dual Boiler Coffee Machine, 2200 W – Black

An excellent compromise between budget and professional machine. . This is a very good machine for a home user like me who understands and aspires towards the functionality and coffee quality that comes with high end machines like the rocket r60v. That said i only drink a few cups per day usually in the morning so i appreciate the quick heat up times and good looks. I have paired with a baratza forte grinder, my advice is to invest in a top quality grinder if you can afford to as it makes all the difference to the coffee and consistency of extraction. I found using fresh beans i couldn’t get the grind fine enough without choking up the sage grinder (which i claimed free). The pre-infusion function is good and can be used creatively to alter the extraction profile if you don’t want pre infusion; i found that the pressure was around 10/11 bar so i have used the pre-infusion to achieve 9 bar fixed and this declines through the shot to around 7 this is similar to the pressure profiling functions on high end professional machines. The measured cup doesn’t work and i have tried on three different machines you can only time shots which is fine for me but may be something other users want. I find it incredibly bizarre that sage include this but it doesn’t work??.The milk streamer is excellent a good length wand similar to what you get on the professional machines.

This review is from : Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Dual Boiler Coffee Machine, 2200 W – Black

An excellent compromise between budget and professional machine. . This is a very good machine for a home user like me who understands and aspires towards the functionality and coffee quality that comes with high end machines like the rocket r60v. That said i only drink a few cups per day usually in the morning so i appreciate the quick heat up times and good looks. I have paired with a baratza forte grinder, my advice is to invest in a top quality grinder if you can afford to as it makes all the difference to the coffee and consistency of extraction. I found using fresh beans i couldn’t get the grind fine enough without choking up the sage grinder (which i claimed free). The pre-infusion function is good and can be used creatively to alter the extraction profile if you don’t want pre infusion; i found that the pressure was around 10/11 bar so i have used the pre-infusion to achieve 9 bar fixed and this declines through the shot to around 7 this is similar to the pressure profiling functions on high end professional machines. The measured cup doesn’t work and i have tried on three different machines you can only time shots which is fine for me but may be something other users want. I find it incredibly bizarre that sage include this but it doesn’t work??.The milk streamer is excellent a good length wand similar to what you get on the professional machines.

This review is from : Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Dual Boiler Coffee Machine, 2200 W – Black

I have had several high end coffee machines to try and simulate proper coffee shop coffee, but never succeeded until now. This machine is so easy to use, but you have control over just how you want your coffee, the pressure gauge might seem like a sales gimmick but it certainly is not, it tells you if you have ground your beans too fine or too course also if you have tamped it down enough. If you buy freshly roasted beans (mail order) you will have your coffee just like your favourite coffee shop. Ps i would also recommend the sage bean grinder, it makes a great companion to it.
I have had several high end coffee machines to try and simulate proper coffee shop coffee, but never succeeded until now. This machine is so easy to use, but you have control over just how you want your coffee, the pressure gauge might seem like a sales gimmick but it certainly is not, it tells you if you have ground your beans too fine or too course also if you have tamped it down enough. If you buy freshly roasted beans (mail order) you will have your coffee just like your favourite coffee shop. Ps i would also recommend the sage bean grinder, it makes a great companion to it.

This review is from : Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Dual Boiler Coffee Machine, 2200 W – Black

Perfection in espresso taste and beautifully designed. This machine truly is a work of art. From design to the gorgeous coffee it makes, it is faultless. It’s a joy to look at in my kitchen, but the most important thing is the taste of the espresso coffee. I was a professional wine taster for many years so i believe i have a reasonable palate. The coffee i’ve used comes via my local roaster in oxford, freshly ground, and for the first time i can taste the difference. Ethiopian, el salvador, thailand. And what’s also great, is it’s so simple you can do it in seconds if you’re prepared. It has a timer so its sitting ready for action at 93c when i come down in the morning to make my wife’s cappuccino. And that’s not a time to be messing about when your wife’s on a mission to get out the door to work. Warm the cup with hot water (via its hot water spout) 10secs. (the spout is also perfect to make americana’s)fill the portafilter with espresso ground coffee, tamp, and lock in the machine 20secs.
Perfection in espresso taste and beautifully designed. This machine truly is a work of art. From design to the gorgeous coffee it makes, it is faultless. It’s a joy to look at in my kitchen, but the most important thing is the taste of the espresso coffee. I was a professional wine taster for many years so i believe i have a reasonable palate. The coffee i’ve used comes via my local roaster in oxford, freshly ground, and for the first time i can taste the difference. Ethiopian, el salvador, thailand. And what’s also great, is it’s so simple you can do it in seconds if you’re prepared. It has a timer so its sitting ready for action at 93c when i come down in the morning to make my wife’s cappuccino. And that’s not a time to be messing about when your wife’s on a mission to get out the door to work. Warm the cup with hot water (via its hot water spout) 10secs. (the spout is also perfect to make americana’s)fill the portafilter with espresso ground coffee, tamp, and lock in the machine 20secs.
You will need a pretty good grinder to get the grinds fine enough for. I have this machine in the silver finish. Ok this machine is expensive but you get a lot of bang for your buck. The machine is very forgiving making it ideal for want to be home barista. You will need a pretty good grinder to get the grinds fine enough for this machine, so bear this in mind before purchasing this.

This review is from : Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Dual Boiler Coffee Machine, 2200 W – Black

You will need a pretty good grinder to get the grinds fine enough for. I have this machine in the silver finish. Ok this machine is expensive but you get a lot of bang for your buck. The machine is very forgiving making it ideal for want to be home barista. You will need a pretty good grinder to get the grinds fine enough for this machine, so bear this in mind before purchasing this.

This review is from : Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Dual Boiler Coffee Machine, 2200 W – Black

Had this for about a year now and quite honestly, although it cost a lot of money, i would not be without it. People now come and visit me to have a coffee now it’s costing me a fortune in beans. It is a serious bit of kit that can make coffee just like you get in an in town coffee shop.
Had this for about a year now and quite honestly, although it cost a lot of money, i would not be without it. People now come and visit me to have a coffee now it’s costing me a fortune in beans. It is a serious bit of kit that can make coffee just like you get in an in town coffee shop.

This review is from : Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Dual Boiler Coffee Machine, 2200 W – Black

Five stars 10 stars not enough it’s deserve 100 million stars. Making nice latte more than coffee shop and good quality and you well never go to coffee shop again.

This review is from : Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Dual Boiler Coffee Machine, 2200 W – Black

Five stars 10 stars not enough it’s deserve 100 million stars. Making nice latte more than coffee shop and good quality and you well never go to coffee shop again.

This review is from : Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Dual Boiler Coffee Machine, 2200 W – Black

Great machine which combines technology and clever design intelligently. I could not resist this machine once the price dropped and there was a free grinder on offer. It has been a revelation-so much easier to,use than my traditional italian single head machine. The little touches like water filling from the front of the machine, in-built clock to switch on the machine in the morning, 5min warm-up time. I could go on but suffice it to say this machine is a leap forward, using electronic controls to really enhance the coffee making experience. Perhaps the italians could learn a thing or two from these aussie upstarts?.

This review is from : Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Dual Boiler Coffee Machine, 2200 W – Black

Great machine which combines technology and clever design intelligently. I could not resist this machine once the price dropped and there was a free grinder on offer. It has been a revelation-so much easier to,use than my traditional italian single head machine. The little touches like water filling from the front of the machine, in-built clock to switch on the machine in the morning, 5min warm-up time. I could go on but suffice it to say this machine is a leap forward, using electronic controls to really enhance the coffee making experience. Perhaps the italians could learn a thing or two from these aussie upstarts?.

This review is from : Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Dual Boiler Coffee Machine, 2200 W – Black

Very easy to use and produces consistently excellent results. The white glove service was very useful, allowing us to learn how to get the best from the machine. The machine is really well thought out, easy to keep clean, has a quality appearance and feels as if it should last a long time.

This review is from : Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Dual Boiler Coffee Machine, 2200 W – Black

Very easy to use and produces consistently excellent results. The white glove service was very useful, allowing us to learn how to get the best from the machine. The machine is really well thought out, easy to keep clean, has a quality appearance and feels as if it should last a long time.

This review is from : Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Dual Boiler Coffee Machine, 2200 W – Black

Great coffee straight out of the box, bonus free grinder too.
Great coffee straight out of the box, bonus free grinder too.

This review is from : Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Dual Boiler Coffee Machine, 2200 W – Black

“i’ve now had the sage dual boiler for almost 2 years and i’m absolutely delighted with it. I’m a huge coffee fan and with this i’m consistently producing coffee that certainly rivals that of the major coffee chains and at times comes close to emulating the great coffee from my local specialist (read ‘hipster’) coffee shop – and they are huge coffee nerds. I’ve paired this with the sage grinder – with which i’m not quite so happy – there’s not quite the level of micro-adjustment on the grind that really enables you to fine tune the recipe, and it’s not as consistent as i’d like with the dosing – but then, i’m quite a perfectionist. I’ve recently had a days barista training at the marvellous prufrocks in london, and they were very complimentary about the machine as a home espresso maker. Following this, a little fine-tuning to the coffee recipe and a great improvement to the latte art, and i’m producing some stunning flat whites. (for those of you who are interested – generally looking at around 16. 5g of coffee in the basket for a 34g extraction over around 30 seconds. ) being able to change between time and volume for extraction on the machine is amazing – it’s really made a difference in consistency. Getting a mini-scale to go with this to enable calibration has really helped.

This review is from : Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Dual Boiler Coffee Machine, 2200 W – Black

“i’ve now had the sage dual boiler for almost 2 years and i’m absolutely delighted with it. I’m a huge coffee fan and with this i’m consistently producing coffee that certainly rivals that of the major coffee chains and at times comes close to emulating the great coffee from my local specialist (read ‘hipster’) coffee shop – and they are huge coffee nerds. I’ve paired this with the sage grinder – with which i’m not quite so happy – there’s not quite the level of micro-adjustment on the grind that really enables you to fine tune the recipe, and it’s not as consistent as i’d like with the dosing – but then, i’m quite a perfectionist. I’ve recently had a days barista training at the marvellous prufrocks in london, and they were very complimentary about the machine as a home espresso maker. Following this, a little fine-tuning to the coffee recipe and a great improvement to the latte art, and i’m producing some stunning flat whites. (for those of you who are interested – generally looking at around 16. 5g of coffee in the basket for a 34g extraction over around 30 seconds. ) being able to change between time and volume for extraction on the machine is amazing – it’s really made a difference in consistency. Getting a mini-scale to go with this to enable calibration has really helped.

This review is from : Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Dual Boiler Coffee Machine, 2200 W – Black

Superb machine, exquisitely well designed. . I have had my machine for just over a week and am still waiting for my grinder to arrive, so as yet i have only been able to use pre-ground coffee, which is far from ideal. That said, i have produced delicious, rich crema espresso’s and i am sure this will only improve over time. What i really want to say is how well designed this machine is. Everything has its place, from the magnet to neatly hold your tamper in place, to the little ’empty me’. Sign that pops up from the waste water tray when it gets full. Here is my short list of things i have found irritating in previous machines that this one has nailed:1. Solidly built, feels sturdy and reassuringly heavy. Really does look inviting on your work surface. It has little wheels that you can extend to move the whole thing effortlessly when you need to clean underneath. You twist a knob and the wheels disappear again. The simplicity and clean look and feel of the controls hides a complex and infinitely tunable machine.
Superb machine, exquisitely well designed. . I have had my machine for just over a week and am still waiting for my grinder to arrive, so as yet i have only been able to use pre-ground coffee, which is far from ideal. That said, i have produced delicious, rich crema espresso’s and i am sure this will only improve over time. What i really want to say is how well designed this machine is. Everything has its place, from the magnet to neatly hold your tamper in place, to the little ’empty me’. Sign that pops up from the waste water tray when it gets full. Here is my short list of things i have found irritating in previous machines that this one has nailed:1. Solidly built, feels sturdy and reassuringly heavy. Really does look inviting on your work surface. It has little wheels that you can extend to move the whole thing effortlessly when you need to clean underneath. You twist a knob and the wheels disappear again. The simplicity and clean look and feel of the controls hides a complex and infinitely tunable machine.
It arrived quickly, and looks beautiful. I have still to manage to produce of decent espresso, with a thick crema – i’m trying everything from ascertaining the provenance and roasting date of the beans, to tweaking the grind. I suppose practice makes perfect. It certainly produces nice coffee, especially with the milk frothing wand. It has developed a niggle, though, which i have reported to customer service – the default preset temperature of 93 degrees is never reached – the temperature read out displays a flashing 91 degrees, and goes no further, thus making it impossible to produce coffee, as all the controls are unavailable. The only way around this, seems to be to reduce the temperature setting to 91 degrees, or increase it to 94 degrees which rather defeats the object. I’ve tried a machine reset, but it makes no difference could it be a faulty display, temperature transmitter, or does the water really just not get hot enough?.Customer service were pretty quick with an initial response, though, so i give them their due.
It arrived quickly, and looks beautiful. I have still to manage to produce of decent espresso, with a thick crema – i’m trying everything from ascertaining the provenance and roasting date of the beans, to tweaking the grind. I suppose practice makes perfect. It certainly produces nice coffee, especially with the milk frothing wand. It has developed a niggle, though, which i have reported to customer service – the default preset temperature of 93 degrees is never reached – the temperature read out displays a flashing 91 degrees, and goes no further, thus making it impossible to produce coffee, as all the controls are unavailable. The only way around this, seems to be to reduce the temperature setting to 91 degrees, or increase it to 94 degrees which rather defeats the object. I’ve tried a machine reset, but it makes no difference could it be a faulty display, temperature transmitter, or does the water really just not get hot enough?.Customer service were pretty quick with an initial response, though, so i give them their due.

This review is from : Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Dual Boiler Coffee Machine, 2200 W – Black

Awesome machine, great coffee, built well. I’m a real coffee snob, but with good reason. I drink about 8-10 shots a day. This machine makes really great coffee. I only drink illy dark roast and this machine makes it smooth and rich tasting with no bitterness.

This review is from : Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Dual Boiler Coffee Machine, 2200 W – Black

Awesome machine, great coffee, built well. I’m a real coffee snob, but with good reason. I drink about 8-10 shots a day. This machine makes really great coffee. I only drink illy dark roast and this machine makes it smooth and rich tasting with no bitterness.
Great machine – a lot of fun. I am really happy with this machine. While it is early days and i have a lot of experimenting to do, i already feel i am able to make successful espressos, macchiatos, lattes, cappuccinos. The guy josh who came and did the ‘white glove’ service for me was excellent. As well as explaining how to use and look after the machine, he dialed in my grinder and showed me good techniques for filling the filter basket depending on the coffee i’m using (and getting feedback afterwards by looking at the puck), tamping, and steaming milk for both lattes and cappuccinos, even explaining a little of the science behind it. Everyday now i look forward to using my machine and i know i’m just at the beginning of a learning curve. On my experience so far, i would definitely recommend this machine. I am, of course, also very pleased to have got a good price on amazon.
Great machine – a lot of fun. I am really happy with this machine. While it is early days and i have a lot of experimenting to do, i already feel i am able to make successful espressos, macchiatos, lattes, cappuccinos. The guy josh who came and did the ‘white glove’ service for me was excellent. As well as explaining how to use and look after the machine, he dialed in my grinder and showed me good techniques for filling the filter basket depending on the coffee i’m using (and getting feedback afterwards by looking at the puck), tamping, and steaming milk for both lattes and cappuccinos, even explaining a little of the science behind it. Everyday now i look forward to using my machine and i know i’m just at the beginning of a learning curve. On my experience so far, i would definitely recommend this machine. I am, of course, also very pleased to have got a good price on amazon.
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