The first delivery of Breville BES900s have left the building. Next delivery is due late next week.
We have all been testing (playing) intensively with our demo unit, and are very impressed by it. I was handed a shot made by Nathan (one of my baristas). I would have to say this was truly a "god shot" depth in character was brilliant and flavor profile was as perfect as I could ever hope for.
Not only are we impressed buy the business end of brewing and steaming but the ease of use is also a major factor. Using the BCG800 (grinder) together makes it easy for all as well as "no mess".
As of today, I have 10 units left of the Coffeeguy BES900 Promo Packages, I urge you to come and play with our demo if your thinking about buying a new machine or upgrading.
Orders for the last of the Coffeeguy BES900 promotional packages are closing at the end of this week. Our final day to purchase online is Sunday 21st August at 5:00pm. We only have 10 remaining!
Be quick, cause they are hot property and the second shipment is due to land on Monday 22nd August. Get in quick, or miss out!
This is the World’s first Domestic twin Boiler espresso machine
Expected to go on sale from mid-August 2011
COFFEEGUY / BREVILLE PRE-ORDER PROMO
With the release of the Breville BES 900 growing imminent, Coffeeguy is offering a package deal,
strictly limited to Pre-purchase BES900 units and very limited in numbers. so don't hesitate!
If your looking for a new espresso machine or to upgrade your existing machine nows the time!
BES900 Twin Boiler Espresso machine $1500.00
Barista Domestica (tailored for BES900) $160.00
1 x 500g Coffeeguy Coffee $18.90
BCS800 Intelligent Grinder $ 300.00 Total $ Value $1978.00
9 bar pump…. Yes 9 bar vibratory pump (will explain in blog)
Pre-infusion adjustable (time and pressure)
Heat exchange unit
Pressure Gauge (not resistance gauge)
Automatic on and off
Many many more details but this is the juicy stuff!!!
So these are just a few of the features seen at the exclusive launch of this machine in Sydney last night.
RRP - $1499
Release date - July
I’ve been privy to a lot of this info for several months now after having been invited by the guys at Breville to come down to see what they were working on and allowed me to look at there series 1 prototype. I’ve been busting to be able to tell all about it.
There are all the feature and benefit that make this a great home machine for the entry level “Barista Domestica”, Simplicity of use, aesthetics and delivery of consistency. But there are other features that make me believe that the BES 900 is a revolutionary domestic machine as was the EM6900 was 7 years ago.
Here are some snaps I took with my Iphone.
The first is a cross section of the machine that allows clear vision of what lays inside this beast. Note Steam leaver with ball valve (not solanoid)
The second Is a cross section of the Extraction dedicated boiler.
The third is a cross section of the steam and water boiler.
(note the heat exchange unit running through)
I have uploaded some Video footage to YouTube and you can watch this at the bottom of this blog post, so check it out!
So why is it a revolutionary machine?
I see 3 main reasons:
It has 2 BOILERS. These are NOT thermo-blocks! The EM6910 has twin thermo-blocks. The BES900 firstly has a boiler dedicated to steam and water (pic 4). This will give you instant steam pressure delivered through a ball valve not a solenoid (pic 2), as well as hot water. There is no delay as compared to the thermo-blocks that require time to get to optimum temp. Second is the extraction-dedicated boiler (as opposed to a thermo-block) (pic 3). This should be more stable as water is extracted for a shot and is refilled with cooler water as its larger capacity acts as a buffer. The Boffins at Breville have also run the water replenishing tube through the steam and hot water boiler (a heat exchange unit) to increase the temp of the replenishing water so it doesn’t shock the extraction dedicated boiler as it refills during an extraction this preventing temperature fluctuations.
The pre-infusion technology that has come about over the last few years has allowed baristas to massage the normal standards of espresso. So…what does that mean? Since espresso coffee was developed, the pressure generated on the leaver of the original espresso machines (by forcing a leaver to generate water pressure through fine ground coffee) was found to be on average 9 bar. Most commercial machine became mechanized and have had rotary pumps. These pumps generally set at around 9 bar. This removed the variation of the operator abilities in order to deliver a more consistent extraction. By allowing a small amount of water to “ready” the coffee, a change in flavour profile is delivered to the extraction of exactly the same coffees. Machines that are able to do this are prized and command in excess of $25,000. The BES 900 has this facility.
Price….. So for $1500 a dedicated barista can pick up an espresso machine that not only has a stability in the boiler of less than 1 degree which can be adjusted, he can also play around with flavour profiles delivered by adjusting pump pressure during pre infusion as well as duration of pre-infusion. Steam pressure is instant and overall feel is beyond its Price tag.
This machine is a turning point for the budding barista to gain an understanding of setting changes to machines that till now, have only been able to gain by working on these other extraordinary commercial machines that have been developed.