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7th November 2013, 11:53

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Again, this is the same as the US Breville model but now under the brand, Sage here in the UK. It's been around for 2 years I believe! Espresso perfection requires precision temperature and pressure control, consistently, every time, and the Sage by Heston Blumenthal Dual Boiler™ espresso coffee machine will deliver just that.
At the heart of this machine is its Dual Stainless Steel Boiler heating system. The brew boiler, for the espresso shot, extracts to within +/- 1°C and a separate steam boiler offers instant and powerful steam on demand, so you can extract your shot at the right temperature, delivering optimal flavour. You can also steam your milk at the same time.
The Dual Boiler also features an Over Pressure Valve, which comes standard on almost all commercial cafe machines. This commercial feature limits the maximum pressure throughout the extraction, preventing bitter flavors in the shot. It also offers a true low pressure pre-infusion, which gradually increases the pressure to gently expand the grinds for an even extraction, for a smoother taste.
But there's much more to this machine for the coffee connoisseur. Brew temperature and pre-infusion pressure and duration are all programmable. A quick heat up function, front fill water tank and programmable dose enable easy use. A shot clock and pressure gauge are also on hand to help you improve your barista skills over time. All you'll need are some fresh beans, a grinder and a bit of practice to rival the best coffee shops.
Brand Sage by Heston Blumenthal Capacity 2.5L Coffee type Information (http://www.johnlewis.com/sage-by-heston-blumenthal-the-dual-boiler-espresso-coffee-machine-silver/p797175?navAction=jump#tooltip) Ground Cup warmer Yes Dimensions H40.5 x W37.8 x D37.7cm Filter included YES Model name / number BES920UK Power 2200W Pressure 15 bar Removable reservoir Yes