Sage BES875UK The Barista Express with Temp Control Milk Jug, Brushed Stainless Steel £359.98 instore @ Costco
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Sage BES875UK The Barista Express with Temp Control Milk Jug, Brushed Stainless Steel £359.98 instore @ Costco

£359.98£479.9925%Costco Deals
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Posted 11th OctAvailable: National, South East, South, South West, London, East of England, West Midlands, East Midlands, Yorkshire & Lincolnshire, North West, North East, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Great coffee machine as have one at home, but great price for anyone in the market for one right now.

It’s been cheaper at eBay and AO with voucher codes but this is standard price (with Costco membership of course)

Spotted at Hertfordshire branch but assume this is national
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cabbagekitten11/10/2019 19:19

cold!!! this is way cheaper![Image]


you vote something cold because you obviously dont lke coffee, by voting cold you put off people who may of been looking for this for a while, your almost a HUKD troll. sad really,
Had mine for 3 years. Purchased the new version, the "pro" this year.

Excellent machines.

As mentioned, it will take some time to master. A few fast track tips.

Use fresh beans. At very least, "coffee masters" master blend from Amazon. In the double basket (single wall)

Get 18g ground into your basket, using scales to check. Then simply adjust the grind to aim for 25-28 seconds extraction from when you press the double shot button.

Start with a grind of 5. If it chokes (coffee drips out slowly) go coarser. If it flows too fast, go finer.

edit: tamping. Don’t overthink this. Flat surface, vertical even pressure keeping the surface flat, that’s all you need. Once the ground is in the basket, smooth with your finger. I gently polish the surface before tamping down. With straight down vertical pressure, push down until you feel the resistance of the surface pushing back. Don’t over think it (don’t keep pressing too hard). I then twist without disrupting the puck to polish it and then one last push down.

For milk, get yourself a thermometer. Submerge tip, turn on the steam, pull the tip up slowly until you hear a clicking type sound, you do not want a gurgle! Aim the tip at the side so the milk swirls, keep the tip steady and slowly raise it as the air raises the milk to keep the clicking going. That clicking sound is adding the air for your micro foam. More aggressive clicking for a cappuccino, less for a latte. Stop adding air by submerging the tip at 110F, or else you will mess up the sweetness of the milk. Completely stop once the temp gets to 155F or else your milk will start taking on a sour taste, that's no higher than 70c.

Few other things, keep the shower screen and surround clean of coffee grind (the but under where you put the basket) -- coffee gets all over this and if you don't clean it each time, the coffee eventually wears out the seal.

Do not skimp on the tablet cleaning for the shower screen and always stick to descaling schedule. Otherwise use Lockhills 4 pack of still water from Waitrose. The PH is fairly neutral and mineral count is low to prevent scaling.

For crap / old / stale coffee use the dual wall basket.
Edited by: "oldskoo1" 13th Oct
These machines are brilliant for someone who likes real coffee
Edited by: "28081947" 11th Oct
My two most valuable tips for using Sage/Breville machines:

Firstly, each first use from cold ALWAYS preheat the group head, portafilter and filter basket so it's too hot to touch. If it's not up to temperature it will severely compromise your first extraction.

Secondly, when making multiple drinks, after the first drink the machine will have warmed up, including the grinder, which will obviously also have increased significantly in temperature. This will slightly affect the grind. On my Barista Pro I either have to set grind size back one notch coarser or shorten the dosage by 0.5-1 second. Otherwise, the difference can mean second shots onwards can be overextracted.
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ive had my eye on one of these for ages ! defo best price for the last 6 months at least and is also the latest machine 875UK

Thanks OP
cold!!! this is way cheaper!38648608-9rtS1.jpg
cabbagekitten11/10/2019 19:19

cold!!! this is way cheaper![Image]


you vote something cold because you obviously dont lke coffee, by voting cold you put off people who may of been looking for this for a while, your almost a HUKD troll. sad really,
These machines are brilliant for someone who likes real coffee
Edited by: "28081947" 11th Oct
Anyone got the latest one with the expensive water filters?!
AwesomeDawson11/10/2019 19:42

Anyone got the latest one with the expensive water filters?!


isnt this the latest one ?
I have one of these and haven’t looked back since. I think I also got it off AO on eBay at around this price and it was a bargain. Takes a LOT of messing and experimenting but once you get the right setup it’s excellent. Worth every penny and cups work out cheap if buying larger bags of espresso beans.

I recommend union beans, house roast or espresso! 👌
cabbagekitten11/10/2019 19:19

cold!!! this is way cheaper![Image]


Not even remotely close to the coffee from the machine but yeah, cheaper.
How long does it take to master ? I want laates
AwesomeDawson11/10/2019 19:42

Anyone got the latest one with the expensive water filters?!


Filters for mine are around £17 every 3-4 months.
benz1ne11/10/2019 20:09

Filters for mine are around £17 every 3-4 months.


Buy a cheap britta filter jug and filter the water before you pour it in the tank. Simples.
wakkaday11/10/2019 20:08

How long does it take to master ? I want laates



The fresher the beans, the better and easier it is to get the settings right.


PurrlineBargain11/10/2019 20:11

Buy a cheap britta filter jug and filter the water before you pour it in …Buy a cheap britta filter jug and filter the water before you pour it in the tank. Simples.


Yeah could do!


wakkaday11/10/2019 20:08

How long does it take to master ? I want laates


Buy from a roaster so they arrive within days and it’s easier to get it right. The manual guides you on extraction times etc it’s kinda down to getting the manual tamp weight consistent!
Edited by: "benz1ne" 11th Oct
tezpellet00011/10/2019 19:23

you vote something cold because you obviously dont lke coffee, by voting …you vote something cold because you obviously dont lke coffee, by voting cold you put off people who may of been looking for this for a while, your almost a HUKD troll. sad really,


"irony", have you heard of it? im making fun of trolls. and i actually voted hot
Excellent machine if you want something decent and all in one. We have one. It's not perfect, but short of spending double this on some good separates, it's very good
Also bought mine a few months ago on the AO eBay deal for around £350. I’ve easily saved way over that on the money I’d usually spend on Starbucks/Costa.

You definitely need patience with this machine & be prepared to get frustrated & spent time watching a hell of a lot of YouTube tutorials. If you’re looking for something to wake up and make a coffee with the press of a button this definitely isn’t for you.

This machine takes time to learn & does take up a bit of time but when correctly grinded & if the milk has been frothed with the right technique, it is capable of making the most amazing coffee. I even used a cheap Morrison’s brand coffee bean when I ran out of Fresh roasted beans & even that, after getting the grind right tasted amazing.

My only annoyance with it is how often you have to refill the water tank.
Great machine. Have used everyday for the last 3 years. Hasn’t missed a beat.
How would the be different from a delongi ESAM4200 from a taste perspective
My two most valuable tips for using Sage/Breville machines:

Firstly, each first use from cold ALWAYS preheat the group head, portafilter and filter basket so it's too hot to touch. If it's not up to temperature it will severely compromise your first extraction.

Secondly, when making multiple drinks, after the first drink the machine will have warmed up, including the grinder, which will obviously also have increased significantly in temperature. This will slightly affect the grind. On my Barista Pro I either have to set grind size back one notch coarser or shorten the dosage by 0.5-1 second. Otherwise, the difference can mean second shots onwards can be overextracted.
I've had mine for over 3 years use it every day. Its amazing, well worth the money if want grate coffee.
cabbagekitten11/10/2019 19:19

cold!!! this is way cheaper![Image]


Bro that pictures of piss, the piss is always cheaper.
benz1ne11/10/2019 20:07

I have one of these and haven’t looked back since. I think I also got it o …I have one of these and haven’t looked back since. I think I also got it off AO on eBay at around this price and it was a bargain. Takes a LOT of messing and experimenting but once you get the right setup it’s excellent. Worth every penny and cups work out cheap if buying larger bags of espresso beans. I recommend union beans, house roast or espresso! 👌


I second union beans, although not always as freshly roasted if buying from the likes of Amazon as one would hope, really produces a close to coffee-shop style espresso!
Gertrudes_Cat11/10/2019 23:30

I second union beans, although not always as freshly roasted if buying …I second union beans, although not always as freshly roasted if buying from the likes of Amazon as one would hope, really produces a close to coffee-shop style espresso!


I've been using Coffee Masters beans - The Exclusive Master Blend for a while i really like them. Only £11 per kg from amazon. I've tried many before others, but ill give union beans a try I've never tried them.
Had mine for 3 years. Purchased the new version, the "pro" this year.

Excellent machines.

As mentioned, it will take some time to master. A few fast track tips.

Use fresh beans. At very least, "coffee masters" master blend from Amazon. In the double basket (single wall)

Get 18g ground into your basket, using scales to check. Then simply adjust the grind to aim for 25-28 seconds extraction from when you press the double shot button.

Start with a grind of 5. If it chokes (coffee drips out slowly) go coarser. If it flows too fast, go finer.

edit: tamping. Don’t overthink this. Flat surface, vertical even pressure keeping the surface flat, that’s all you need. Once the ground is in the basket, smooth with your finger. I gently polish the surface before tamping down. With straight down vertical pressure, push down until you feel the resistance of the surface pushing back. Don’t over think it (don’t keep pressing too hard). I then twist without disrupting the puck to polish it and then one last push down.

For milk, get yourself a thermometer. Submerge tip, turn on the steam, pull the tip up slowly until you hear a clicking type sound, you do not want a gurgle! Aim the tip at the side so the milk swirls, keep the tip steady and slowly raise it as the air raises the milk to keep the clicking going. That clicking sound is adding the air for your micro foam. More aggressive clicking for a cappuccino, less for a latte. Stop adding air by submerging the tip at 110F, or else you will mess up the sweetness of the milk. Completely stop once the temp gets to 155F or else your milk will start taking on a sour taste, that's no higher than 70c.

Few other things, keep the shower screen and surround clean of coffee grind (the but under where you put the basket) -- coffee gets all over this and if you don't clean it each time, the coffee eventually wears out the seal.

Do not skimp on the tablet cleaning for the shower screen and always stick to descaling schedule. Otherwise use Lockhills 4 pack of still water from Waitrose. The PH is fairly neutral and mineral count is low to prevent scaling.

For crap / old / stale coffee use the dual wall basket.
Edited by: "oldskoo1" 13th Oct
BUZZ.FUZZ.4711/10/2019 21:15

How would the be different from a delongi ESAM4200 from a taste perspective


Having upgraded from one of these I can tell you they're world's apart.
AwesomeDawson11/10/2019 19:42

Anyone got the latest one with the expensive water filters?!



Yes, I do.

You can register the machine with Sage & get 12 months of filters for free. If you use a Britta or similar water jug to pre-filter, then you probably don't need the filters so often, i'm making my free ones last 6 months as I have a filter jug.
oldskoo111/10/2019 23:20

Use fresh beans. At very least, "coffee masters" master blend from Amazon.


To add to this. Keep your beans in the fridge & don't overfill the hopper unless you use a lot of coffee.

The oils can disappear/evaporate over time, makes a poor coffee, the water will flow through the grind too quickly
Essentially the coffee can oxidise, not a good thing.

Read this for all the info you need for storing coffee & more How to Store Coffee
Tabintab12/10/2019 08:55

Yes, I do.You can register the machine with Sage & get 12 months of …Yes, I do.You can register the machine with Sage & get 12 months of filters for free. If you use a Britta or similar water jug to pre-filter, then you probably don't need the filters so often, i'm making my free ones last 6 months as I have a filter jug.


I had a load of the old type filters so ordered a holder from America to use them on my Barista Pro. The new ClaroSwiss filters are more expensive but last longer. Once I'm through the remaining old filters I'll start buying the new type. I change filter every month to make sure, but the ClaroSwiss filter would last three months fine.

Descale and flush routinely and often; don't wait for the machine to ask. If you're in a hard water area, if you can, filter the water before use, even though the machine will filter it too.
Tabintab12/10/2019 09:04

To add to this. Keep your beans in the fridge & don't overfill the hopper …To add to this. Keep your beans in the fridge & don't overfill the hopper unless you use a lot of coffee.The oils can disappear/evaporate over time, makes a poor coffee, the water will flow through the grind too quicklyEssentially the coffee can oxidise, not a good thing.Read this for all the info you need for storing coffee & more How to Store Coffee


Don't ever put beans in the fridge or freezer. Keep beans away from any humidity, in an air tight, darkened container. Buy small amounts so you don't need to store too long.
Libre1111/10/2019 20:45

My only annoyance with it is how often you have to refill the water tank.


My annoyance - When I got the descale button flashing I went online to find out how to do a descale as I could not find the instruction booklet. The online videos are all out of date and I wasted my 2 free descaler tablets trying to catch water coming out of the portafilter.

The online videos describe catching the excess water through the portafilter, this is not the case any more. The descaled water now goes into the water tray, so make sure its emptied when you start the descale.
Edited by: "Tabintab" 12th Oct
wakkaday11/10/2019 20:08

How long does it take to master ? I want laates



I was making a decent coffee within the day, my family were sick of coffee by the end of it

I found the tricky part is making the milk creamy and not too frothy. Just need to hold the tip of the steamer far enough in that it does not sound like someone is blowing bubbles. It take a little practice.
Pokey12/10/2019 09:12

Don't ever put beans in the fridge or freezer. Keep beans away from any …Don't ever put beans in the fridge or freezer. Keep beans away from any humidity, in an air tight, darkened container. Buy small amounts so you don't need to store too long.



I used to keep the bag in a cupboard with a clip over the hole to keep it air tight and out of the light etc. I read the thing about keeping coffee beans in the fridge and now my coffee expresses much better by the time I get near the bottom of the bag. Its appears to be working for me.

A fridge will dehumidify the air to some extent. Why do you recommend not to use this method?
AwesomeDawson11/10/2019 19:42

Anyone got the latest one with the expensive water filters?!


If you mean the tall "Push On" filters, then yeah, I have that, but not that new, as I've had mine since July 2018.

Bought from John Lewis for £486.00.

Not sure why, but I kept getting new filters through the post for free every three months during the first 12 months.


Maybe it was for registering the machine or something?
Edited by: "Ripperoo" 12th Oct
This is a very good price. I've got the sage bambino but if this was the price then I world of got this.
Tabintab12/10/2019 09:26

I used to keep the bag in a cupboard with a clip over the hole to keep it …I used to keep the bag in a cupboard with a clip over the hole to keep it air tight and out of the light etc. I read the thing about keeping coffee beans in the fridge and now my coffee expresses much better by the time I get near the bottom of the bag. Its appears to be working for me.A fridge will dehumidify the air to some extent. Why do you recommend not to use this method?


A fridge is a moist environment. Regardless, it serves no purpose to keep coffee in there; it's not a cold enough environment to keep beans fresh for longer than usual. It's oxygen that degrades beans, not so much temperature. So the beans are exposed to an unhelpful storage environment for no actual benefit.

Also, coffee beans soak up particles from the environment and they basically deodorise the fridge, which will happen to a degree even in a supposedly airtight container. So the taste of that rancid old lettuce forgotten at the bottom of the crisper ends up in your coffee, along with everything else.

Every time the container is opened, removed, put back, the beans are exposed to more moisture and oxygen and a severe change of temperature. Even a few seconds is enough for small amounts of condensation to form on the beans. Kept dark and dry and if possible, sealed away from oxygen, is better than being kept in a fridge.

Ultimately it's simply best to buy only what you can get through within a month rather than have to store over longer times. And in smaller sealed batches if possible (so 1kg in four smaller 250g bags is better than one big bag). However, you could store unopened coffee beans in the freezer for longer. They should be brought to room temperature before being opened and then transferred to a container and kept out of the freezer from that point.
Edited by: "Pokey" 12th Oct
It would be great to get a John Lewis price match, can someone send a clearer picture from Costco please?
Pokey12/10/2019 10:21

A fridge is a moist environment.


Hmm, are you sure? Everything dries out in my fridge, that's why it has drawers underneath which have an adjustable slider which allows you reduce this dehydrating effect for things like meat and veggies.
I get a 1kg of fresh beans at a time. Costs between £24 to £34/kg from my local roasters (Strangers Coffee in Norwich) and lasts for about 3 weeks. Saves having to dial in with smaller bags.

I also use a filter jug and then the filter within the tank.

I’ve saved loads from not going out for coffee as much!
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