Best bean-to-cup coffee machine 2020


In depth review and buying guide

Imagine having your own Barista-Quality Coffee at Home… just how you like it… meet The Barista Touch (made by Sage in UK & Europe, and made by Breville in N. America and Australia.)



Switch on. Reach for your cup, and it’s all ready to go. Start-up in just 3 seconds, bean to cup in less than a minute.


Built-in grinder for a fresh brew every time. Just swipe & select your favourite drink from an intuitive colour touchscreen.


Tweak till your heart’s content and learn the Barista craft on manual,  then save your settings, and go hands free.


Please your family and friends too, by saving their preferences on the touchscreen. Makes one or two cups at a time.


Automates the most difficult jobs for you ( like grinding and the tricky texturing of a perfect micro foam ),  leaving you lots of time to work on your latte art !
barista touch by breville and sage

Sage SES880BSS / Breville BES880BSS

The Brand: Breville Group & Sage Appliances by Heston Blumenthal

Heston Blumenthal represents Breville in the UK & Europe. As a top chef, he is globally renowned for innovation, creative invention, technical precision and flavourful surprises.

The Barista Touch is born of his drive for perfection and quality.

If you’re looking for café quality coffee from the comfort of your own home, this super-stylish coffee machine with grinder ( and frother !) is about as close as you’ll ever get.

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Sage bean-to-cup coffee machines

What you need to know…

Barista Express  vs.  Barista Pro  vs.  Barista Touch

For many years, the much more manual Barista Express,  used to be the most popular value for money espresso maker,manual  but with a built in grinder. Now the new dream machine, the Barista Touch, has now come along with everything a user and coffee enthusiast could ask for… whilst the internal machinery has also been upgraded !    The Barista Pro tries to bridge the gap between the two.


Is the Barista touch an automatic espresso machine ?

Some people have even called the Barista Touch manual ( becuase they use it like a real barista machine) , some say automatic ( a luxurious specialist machine) . But that’s because the real beauty of this machine is that you can do both…you can have the authentic hands-on Barista learning experience… and the user friendly hands-off option. You can have your perfect coffee, whilst learning to make it like a barista too. So, most of us call it semi-automatic !


So, which Sage espresso machine is best ?

The Barista Touch has all the benefits of that older Barista Express and Barista Pro, plus, the best automatic features of the fully automatic, way more expensive top of the range Oracle Touch. 

We choose the Barista Touch as our best semi-automatic bean to cup coffee machine for 2020You don’t have start the never-ending tuning of the 18 grind settings of the Barista Express ( not enough! ) or the 30 setting plus internal finer tuning on the Barista Pro. Isn’t it better to start with excellence and fine tune from there. With it’s 5 perfectly programmed drinks, it gives you the best chance to get it right from the start, and then every day onwards.


First… check if the Barista touch is available in your country ?