Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Barista Express, 1500 Watt Product Description
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Product Review: Expensive - but brilliant
I spent a long time looking at various coffee machines, and like most people came to the conclusion that a quality grinder was important too. I really liked the design of this machine, before I found out it was endorsed by Heston Blumenthal. It saves countertop space and reduces mess.
It's very easy to use - the grind 'fineness' is set on the side, the dose is controlled by a knob on the front and the tamper is cunningly suspended by a magnet. The razor tool is useful for checking your dose and tidying your puck. My favourite feature is the pressure gauge which gives you a great indication of how your shot is going - if the pressure is too low or too high you can start varying things. Once you've got it setup for your particular beans it's super easy - press the portafilter into the grinder, tamp, load into the group head and press a button to pull the exact volume you want.
When you get really into the detail, you can adjust the temperature of the water and...