One of the unique things about Sage is that each one of their machines has a different set of Bells and Whistles. As an example, with the Bambino, you have automatic steam. It is not as precise as the Oracle’s or the Touch, but it is capable of producing decent coffee and milk for an entry-level machine. It may sound harsh, but you get what you pay for. You may ask why would you buy an Oracle Touch over a Barista Touch? We bought a mixture of the range to understand what they all do. The simple answer is that The Oracle Touch is better! Two boilers. More power. Better milk. Better coffee extraction. If I didn’t have a mad range of coffee kit in our showroom, would I spend the extra? The simple answer is it would depend on how I felt.
- Take it out of the box.
- Soak the filter for 5-10 minutes.
- Wash out your tank.
- Put your filter in.
- Fill the water tank.
- Fresh beans in your hopper.
- Follow the instructions on the display, like the Barista Touch.
- Before you know it, you are brewing.
This is the machine for you if you like coffee to just arrive in your cup in a certain way, again and again. This is all about the simplicity of replicating a great cup of espresso-based coffee as often as you like. This may be the most expensive of the Sage machines, however, it is also still very inexpensive for what it does.
Many a coffeeshop will not be able to compete with how good you make your coffee at home, or should I say “with this machine”. If your beans are fresh and (here’s the big one) you get to make your coffee exactly how you want it.
On the plus side, these are an incredible value for money. For repeatable drinks, this is great. Not the machine for nerds. Try the Double boiler or Oracle.
2 Year sage warranty.
Set up and basic training available at JGC inclusive.
£200 JGC coffee voucher or subscription
3-5 day delivery, direct from sage.