I’ve never been much of a coffee maker until now. We purchased the Breville CafÃ© Roma Espresso Machine a few weeks ago, and I am hooked! The machine is very easy to use and makes some awesome espresso! I’ve even looked up some recipes online to try out. So far, I’ve almost recreated a Gingerbread Latte, and White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha. I love the holiday season! I also love that I can find all of the syrups and flavors at my local restaurant supply store!
Like I said, the CafÃ© Roma Espresso is very simple to use! It comes with 2 filters, one for single shot, and one for double shot. We pretty much just keep it on double shot all the time. I put my cups underneath the filter, and turn the dial to brew. When I have enough espresso, I turn the dial to off! It actually comes with a milk frothing pitcher, so I fill it with milk, turn the dial to steam, and use the steam wand to heat up the milk and make a little foam :). It’s awesome!Â
I did find Gingerbread flavored syrup at my local store, so I’ll add a little bit of that into my latte, and voila! A Gingerbread Latte! YUM!Â
I wanted to mention that I did have one issue with my machine. The pump for the steam wand went out within a couple of weeks of us getting the machine. I was so sad! I need my coffee!!! I called Breville customer service, and was greeted by a friendly CSA. I explained what noise I wasn’t hearing, and what was happening when I tried to use the frothing wand. She offered a couple of trouble shooting options, and when they didn’t work, she told me that the pump was indeed out. She told me that I would need to send my machine back, and that when they received it, they’d ship out a replacement machine. The funny thing was, like clockwork, my girls started fighting in the back ground.Â Embarrassing, yes, but she took sympathy and changed the rules a little bit. Instead of waiting until they received it, when my package was scanned in by FedEx, they’d ship out the replacement so I’d receive it faster. I thought that was very cool, and she wasn’t kidding! My machine shipped out on a Wednesday, and I had a new one on Friday. Yes.. a new one! If it was a refurbished model, I couldn’t tell. It was pristine AND it came with all of the pieces the previous one was missing!Â
Now that I have a working machine, I’m a Latte makin’ machine!!Â
I highly recommend to anyone who is interested in an espresso machine to take a look at the Breville Cafe Roma! It’s a great Espresso machine, that’s easy for anyone to use, and I can attest to their awesome customer service!!!