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Posted 16 July 2023

Sage Barista Express Impress (Sea Salt colour)

£579.99£72920% off
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Cheapest these have been on here before - I wondered if they would drop on Prime days but nothing.

They have other colour variants at higher price points - Black is £649.99 which is still a decent saving over rrp: costco.co.uk/App…460

Free 2 day shipping. Seems to be standard price - not on offer and no voucher code needed.

May not be everyone’s cup of tea (pun grimace) but is a decent machine. Makes a good espresso. Steam wand is good and strong. Less mess than the original Express model. Might not stand up to more expensive separates, but you can also dose/tamp etc manually - you can “graduate” from the auto tamp (I’ve gone backwards from separates - couldn’t be bothered).

- Includes 480ml Stainless Steel Jug
- 15 Bar pressure with 9 bar low pressure pre-infusion for a richer crema
- 2L Water Tank
- Assisted tamping
- Adjustable grind control with 25 grind settings

Experience Third Wave speciality coffee at home, made possible by the 4 keys formula.

Sage espresso machines are designed to use the right dose of freshly ground beans, ensure precise temperature control, optimal water pressure and create true microfoam milk essential for latte art. You're only a touch away from getting the 4 keys formula used by professional cafe machines.

Intelligent dosing with an integrated Conical Burr Grinder with 25 grind settings
The dose is automatically calculated based on the last grind, ensuring it's ready for the next use.

Assisted tamping with a 7º Barista twist finish
Precise 10kg impression with a professional 7º barista twist for a polished puck.

Precision measurement auto corrects the next dose
The gauge indicates when the correct level is achieved, and the system automatically remembers the adjustment for the next time.

54mm Stainless Steel Portafilter delivers full flavour with dual and single wall filters
Full bodied coffee with rich and complex flavours is created using the ideal dose of 18g of freshly ground beans, delivered by a professional style 54mm stainless steel portafilter.

Low pressure pre-infusion followed by 9 bar extraction
An opulent, creamy and caramel coloured espresso starts with low pressure pre-infusions, followed by a high pressure (9 bar) extraction process delivered via our 15 bar Italian pump.

Thermocoil heating system delivers 93ºC with PID temperature control
The Thermocoil heating system with PID temperature control delivers water at exactly 93ºC for perfectly balanced flavours.

Powerful 130ºC steam for fast silky microfoam
Enjoy silky, velvety microfoam milk created with powerful steam pressure.


2L water tank
Automatic Microfoam Milk Texturing
250g Bean hopper capacity and Integrated precision conical burr grinder
Adjustable grind control with 25 grind settings
Assisted tamping with 7º Barista Twist finish
Pre-set single or double shot
Auto dose correct for next grind
Adjustable brew temperature
Adjustable volumetric shot control
Thermocoil system
Manual milk texturing
15 bar Italian Pump
9 bar low pressure pre-infusion for a richer crema
Precise espresso extraction from PID temperature control

What's in the box
Sage The Barista Express Impress in Sea Salt SES876SST4GUK1
480ml Stainless Steel milk jug
54mm full stainless steel portafilter
1 cup & 2 cup single dual wall filter baskets
Water filter holder with filter
Razor precision dose trimming tool.
Cleaning kit
Cleaning tablets
Allen key
Steam wand cleaning tool
Cleaning disc
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  1. COUPONKEV's avatar
    The Sage the Barista Pro Espresso Machine, Bean to Cup Coffee Machine with Milk Frother, SES878BTR - Black Truffle is £598 at Amazon. Is that not better?
    rmjjjt's avatar
    I would say it’s quite a different machine - arguably yes the pro is “better”, heats up quicker etc, but is all manual.

    No argument against that, but it might not be for everybody. With the impress, I’ve seen the argument point that you can have multiple people in a household use it - some in auto mode and others manually with dose and tamp all done without the machine’s assistance. Or if (like me) you’re just pure lazy, the impress is a preferable option.

    So it’s comparing apples and oranges probably. Better for someone looking for a manual machine - yes. Looking for an Impress version, no.

    Edit: the pro was definitely an option on my shortlist, but the laziness of the impress won out for me in the end. (edited)
  2. DB2k's avatar
    Definately recommend this - once you get it set up for your beans its SOO consistent and makes cafe quality coffee - I like espresso/americano and its fantastic at that - a world away from the delonghi bean t cup we had. I'm getting better at the milk side of things - wife always very happy when i make her a flat white.
  3. ludzik's avatar
    I have one like that and not sure if it works correctly- it pours anything from 25 gram to 40 gram of extract ( single shot) even though the grind , beans , time and everything else stays set to the same values and when using the same exact beans...
    Do you think its ok or shall I return it as faulty? (edited)
    jammy86's avatar
    I got one and it had a similar issue. The safety bypass valve was stuck open. Had it replaced and it was like a different machine. I left it too late to return to store (by 1 day) as I debated if it was me that was the problem. Try this, fit the cleaning blank in the single basket and draw a shot. Does the pressure gauge go right up to the top of "espresso range"? It should, mine didn't ever go past half way
  4. joebaker123's avatar
    Is this a bean to cup?
    Pokey's avatar
    No it has an integrated grinder. It'll prep and tamp for you though (making it utterly boring IMO).
  5. dreamz's avatar
    I really want this but I can't justify £580 for a coffee machine
    MattyB1984's avatar
    Trust me you can taste the difference!
    I don’t believe there is a bean 2 cup on the market that can achieve the quality of extraction you get from a sage machine. I can’t comment on this particular model as I have the original express model. But it’s the best £500 we have invested in the last 10 years. It’s also worth every penny supporting your local roasters. Süpermarket bean do not come close.
  6. desi_lad's avatar
    I would be tempted if it was under 500.
    rmjjjt's avatar
    I'd guess the next thing they will release is the Touch Impress - similar to this but with a touch screen and a few bells and whistles. You'd think that might push the price of these down a bit, but I can't see them working that way - the Express was one of the best selling machines of the last decade (depending on who you listen to).
    As far as I can see, the rrp of the Express hasn't changed much (if at all) since release. There might be more offers available on it as the years have gone by, but the Impress is much newer - it'll probably be a while before it goes under 500.
  7. royals's avatar
    Check out ebay and Amazon - my son bought a returns one, the pro version via ebay seller for £270. It was brand new without the box.
    deathwishdave's avatar
    Do you mind sharing a link to the seller please?
  8. whitecitadel's avatar
    Don’t buy sage, they refuse to sell you any spares if you have a fault and you get a £600 door stop that only needs a rubber seal.
  9. Florencethedog's avatar
    I've had this machine for around 6 months, it gives the taste of a proper coffee but removing alot of the faff of getting the dosing and extraction right.
  10. ptrichardson's avatar
    I really don't see why anyone would buy this?
    The Bambino is essentially the same machine without the grinder - and its a good machine (even skip the "plus" model if you wish - I did).
    But the grinder is limited - its effectively a Dose Control Pro. It's fine I suppose, but limiting. And you cannot upgrade.

    You can get the Bambino and the DCP separately for about the same money, and then you are not limited in your upgrade paths and you don't lose both should either part fail just outside of warranty.
    I wouldn't buy the DCP though (unless you get a super deal), I'd get something better like the Barazza ESP, and you're still coming in under the price of the BBE.
    rmjjjt's avatar
    The assumption there is that people buying a semi-automatic machine (because they don't want to faff with dose and tamp, or are just plain lazy) actually have an upgrade path.

    Also, if your Bambino broke just out of warranty, would you buy exactly the same one, or use it as a chance to upgrade? Your spend will increase...

    I buy freshly-roasted beans from a local roastery and dialed in the machine when I got it - the grinder is set to 19, so to say it is limiting is not entirely correct - there's tons of headroom.
    It may be limiting for you and your beans but it's the same as pretty much all of the comments above - it's horses for courses. What you or I want isn't what everybody else wants.

    I think this is on the fine line of good quality espresso and espresso as a hobby (the two can both exist independently and if you really want to start faffing with dose and tamp, you can use this in manual mode).

    One final thought - if you're hobbying with espresso and buying separates, you're also going to have to factor in the absolute-must-have accessories (as advised by all of youtube) - bottomless portafilters, machined baskets etc etc the list is endless. You'll end up spending almost as much over time.
  11. AverageBloke's avatar
    I did have one of these, but found the Bambino Plus far easier to use and actually made better coffee and latte art.
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