Until recently, consumers mainly had to choose between a traditional-style “manual” espresso machine (single-boiler with portafilter) or a “SuperAutomatic” (push button with plastic internal brew group).
A good quality manual machine will make a much hotter and richer espresso than an automatic, but it can be messy and takes some knowledge and technique; and both types of machine usually require waiting time and extra steps to access steam, with the milk quality based on the experience of the user.
The Breville Oracle and Oracle Touch are the world’s first “manual super-automatic” espresso machines, delivering true café quality drinks to your home without the barista. The Oracle has:
- automatic grinding, dosing and tamping into a heavy, full-size portafilter
- and simultaneous, automatic milk steaming, to whatever temperature or texture you prefer
. . . thus automating the two most difficult parts of making drinks.
The Oracle and Oracle Touch use a hands-free automatic grinder, which doses AND tamps espresso grounds from the built-in conical burr grinder, delivering the required amount of espresso grounds into the brass portafilter in just one step, with no mess at all. Just lock it into the heated brew group for perfect espresso every time.
The automatic milk steamer SIMULTANEOUSLY steams milk to the specific temperature you have programmed, and textures it to your desired style, from silky smooth “microfoam” for a latte to creamy or foamy milk for a cappuccino.
Finally, the innovative One Touch Americano feature delivers a perfect espresso, then separately fills the cup (where it sits) with hot water through a dedicated spout, just as a Barista would prepare it in any good café, but in one automated step.
The heart of The Oracle is its dual stainless steel boilers and patented triple heat system. Its dedicated espresso boiler (2) with PID technology extracts the espresso shot to within +/- 1°C of the temperature you have selected; and its dedicated steam boiler (1) simultaneously delivers instant and continuous steam on demand.
The Oracle also features an Over Pressure Valve (OPV), which limits the maximum pressure throughout the extraction, helping to prevent bitter flavors in the shot. It also has true low pressure pre-infusion, which gradually increases the water pressure in the group to gently expand the grinds for an even, thorough extraction.
The Oracle and Oracle Touch are the only machines that combine the taste benefits of a manual with the simplicity of an automatic.
The next generation of super-automatic espresso machine – the Oracle Touch – brings this concept to a whole new level of simplicity and convenience.
Automated, touch screen operation simplifies how to make your favorite drinks in the same three easy steps (grinding/tamping, brewing espresso, and steaming milk); but now, you can program all the individual parameters for EACH type of beverage:
- brew temperature
- single/double shot and brew time
- milk temperature and texture
- separate water volume (for Americano)
Once programmed, you can save your settings, add your own unique name, or create and save up to 8 personalized coffees on top of the 5 pre-programmed favourites.
The Oracle and Oracle Touch come with a premium 2-year warranty, handled directly by Breville online or toll-free by telephone.
Dual boiler system allows you to brew espresso and SIMULTANEOUSLY steam milk for fast cappuccino or lattes
The larger stainless steel boiler generates powerful, long-lasting steam pressure and hot water for Americano or tea
Steam wand will automatically create micro-foamed milk (to a programmed texture and temperature) then self-purge, all with one touch
Program the single & double shot soft touch back-lit buttons by time to brew espresso with increased efficiency & consistency
Soft pre-infusion, a 58mm commercial-style brass portafilter and a heated group for rich, hot espresso
3-way solenoid valve system instantly releases pressure from group for dry coffee pucks and fast re-use
You program all temperature parameters (espresso, milk, Americano, etc) using integrated PID and/or temperature probes
You program the temperature of the milk, and the texture (from dry cappuccino to creamy or hot milk), or steam manually (Original model)
You can customize 5 pre-programmed favorites (brew temperature, brew time, milk temperature & texture) and create, save & name up to 8 more (Touch model)
You program the automatic start-time (e.g. 15 minutes before you wake up) and shut-off (if unused for a certain time) according to your needs
Large 2.5 litre water reservoir with run-dry protection fills from front (or fills/removes from the back) and shuts down machine when empty
Self-priming boilers auto-fill so it’s always ready to use and will not run dry if left on longer
All accessories included: steaming pitcher, knock-box, water test strip, cleaning tools & supplies, and a thermal travel mug
Boiler: 2 x stainless steel | Reservoir: 2.5 litre | Weight: 16kg/35lb
Finishes: stainless steel with induction heated ceramic top
Height: 45cm/17.5” | Width: 41cm/16” | Depth: 37cm/14.5”