how to use the Breville coffee machine

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By Everett H. Miller


I own a Breville coffee machine, and it’s great. It’s simple to use: you must load up some beans, add water, and press a button. But there are lots of options that make using your device even more straightforward: the Breville Smart Grinder will grind your beans ideally based on what kind of brew you want; the Breville Barista Touch allows you to program in exactly how long you want each step of making coffee to take; and the Breville My Cafe HD8380E has pre-programmed settings so even if you’re not tech savvy when it comes to making gourmet brews at home, this machine makes sure everything goes smoothly for even novices!

Set the machine to the correct settings.

You’ll want to set it up for the coffee you’re brewing to get the most out of your Breville machine. The first step is choosing the proper settings for your brew type and grind size.

Next is adjusting the temperature and brew time if necessary (see how in our article “How To Make Coffee” here).

Finally, if you want more control over how much coffee goes into each cup or pot, check out our guide on “How To Adjust The Amount Of Coffee In Your Machine.”

Grind your coffee beans and add them to the basket at the top of the machine.

To use your Breville coffee machine, you must grind the beans before adding them to the basket. There are two ways to do this: using a grinder or blender. If you choose to use a hero, ensure it’s fine enough for the grounds to pass through the filter without clogging up inside it (you can find one at any department store).

If using a blender, fill it with beans and add water until they’re covered by about an inch of liquid–this will keep them from burning as they’re blended into powder form! Then blend on high until everything looks like coarse sand or gravel (about 30 seconds).

Measure out your water and add it to the tank on the side of your device.

Now that your coffee grounds are ready to go, it’s time to add water. The Breville is designed with a measuring cup and line markings on the side of the tank to measure precisely how much water goes into each cup of coffee.

  • Measure out four ounces of filtered water (or however much you like) in a measuring cup and add it to your brewer through its top opening. This should be line 4 on your machine’s tank; if not, don’t worry–pour until four lines are visible above where you’re running!
  • Refrain from overfilling: You want just enough room left over at the top so that when we add our beans later on, they don’t spill over into anything else inside our machine!

Place one scoop of ground coffee for every 10 ounces of water into a filter and close it with its lid.

  • Make sure you have a scale that measures grams and ounces.
  • Place one scoop of ground coffee for every 10 ounces of water in your filter and close it up with its lid, being careful not to overfill the filter (you’ll want to leave room for expansion).
  • Add water to the machine first, then add grounds (the opposite order will cause clumping).

Press down on the handle on top of your machine, then open it up and add water to fill up to line 4.

  • Press down on the handle on top of your machine, then open it up and add water to fill up to line 4.
  • If you have a removable drip tray at the bottom of your device, remove it before adding water, making filling easier.

Close it back up and wait for it to heat up, which takes about three minutes.

Once the machine is plugged in and switched on, it will take about three minutes to heat up. When it’s ready, there will be a loud beep, and you can begin brewing your coffee.

Once heated, start brewing by pressing down on the handle until all liquid has been drained from your grounds through their filter into a drip tray below.

The Breville coffee machine has a small, removable water tank that can be filled with freshly filtered water. The device heats the water to optimal brewing temperatures and then releases it into your grounds for extraction. Once heated, start brewing by pressing down on the handle until all liquid has been drained from your feet through their filter into a drip tray below.

It’s pretty easy!

It’s pretty easy! Just follow the instructions in your manual and be careful not to burn yourself on the steam wand. If you want to use the espresso function, ensure there are no beans in your portafilter, or else it won’t work correctly. It would help if you also cleaned out any used coffee grounds regularly so they don’t clog up your machine (and make it smell not good).


It’s pretty easy!

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1: How do I clean my Breville coffee machine?

 A: Regular cleaning is crucial. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning the drip tray, water reservoir, and portafilter. Also, run a cleaning cycle with a specialized coffee machine cleaner to remove any build-up.

Q2: What grind size should I use for my coffee? 

A: The grind size depends on your coffee machine’s type. Generally, espresso machines require a fine grind, while drip coffee makers need a coarser grind. Refer to your machine’s manual for specifics.

Q3: Can I use pre-ground coffee with my Breville machine? 

A: You can use pre-ground coffee, but freshly ground beans will yield a more flavorful cup. If using pre-ground coffee, ensure it’s the right grind size for your machine.

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