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Breville Precision Brewer: Specially built for coffee consumers to get that perfect cup!


The Breville Precision Brewer, sometimes known as Sage Precision Brewer beyond the United States, is a tinker’s coffee maker. It has a plethora of controls to help you learn the perfect cup, as well as a variety of presets that make Gold Cup-quality coffee.

This Breville coffee machine commands a high price tag due to its plethora of adjustable features and smart technology. But isn’t a machine that promises to brew the best cup of coffee “independent from its origin, age, or roast” worth the money? That’s exactly where we step in.

We spent the last month taking the Breville Precision Brewer featuring a glass carafe through its paces. We’re here to give our views on how this luxury Breville brewer compares to the greatest coffee makers after several cups of coffee (made in several various ways, mind you).

Breville Precision Brewer: Price

Breville Precision Brewer: Price

With an MSRP of $299.99, the Breville Precision Brewer was published in November 2017. It’s presently on amazon right for $225 with a crystal carafe or $240 with a heated carafe. You can save some money by opting for a gorgeous glass carafe, and a heated option will keep your drinks warmer for longer.

A Breville Precision Brewer costs the same as the Ninja Hot & Cold Brewed System. The Ninja, unlike the Breville, does have a built-in frother, slightly better controls, as well as the ability to prepare tea, but still, it lacks the customization options displayed above.

For brewing at least 40 oz of coffee, the Breville Precision Brewer includes a fixed mesh basket filter and a 10-pack or flat-bottom papers baskets filter. Any volume less than that will necessitate the use of a cone filter, which is not provided. If you only make a cup or two of coffee for yourself most days, you’ll have to buy cone paper filters or look for a compatible fixed filter for a more cost-effective and ecologically friendly alternative.

Breville Precision Brewer: Design

Breville Precision Brewer: Design

A Breville Precision Brewer is about 12 x 7 x 16 inches in size. The Breville brewer, like the Ninja Hot & Cold Brewed System – it is around the same size – is best suited to medium-to-large kitchens.

With the heat source and water reservoir on the left, the Breville Precision Brewer looks a lot such as the Technivorm Moccamaster KBGV Select. On the right, there’s a brew basket and a spray arm. The Breville, on the other hand, has a more conventional appearance than the Moccamaster, which is more industrial.

The control panel for the Breville brewer comprises a 3-inch Display, a dial, and control switches: start/cancel & auto start. The screen on the Breville is large, lighted, and simple to see, unlike the more basic Braun Brew Sense. It even tells you how long it’s been since the brews coffee, so you know how fresh (or not) your next cup would be.

The coffee machine’s 60-ounce water reservoir attaches to the machine, but the tank cover lifts right off. The Breville Precision Brewer isn’t exactly feather-light, so getting it to a connected water supply was a bit of a pain, but the fully-removable top makes it easier.

A glass carafe with such a locking top, a fixed basket filter, as well as a 10-pack of disposable basket filters is available. You’ll need to be aware of where you’ll store these items while they’re not used.



The maximum capacity of the Breville brewer is 60 oz (12 cups). Single brews for mugs or travel cups up to 20 oz. are also possible. This is great news if you’re ready to ditch the coffee pods, and if you’re not ready to give up your K-Cups, the Cuisinart Coffee Center, which costs $199.99, might be worth considering (opens in new tab).

A Breville Precision Brewer is jam-packed with technology. A thermo-coil warming and pump system allows for better temperature control under the hood. Bloom time & water flow tweak to get the perfect cup of coffee for the beans you’re using.

For equal saturation of coffee grinds, spread water by a wide showerhead. If you usually brew single cups, a narrower pour-over may be preferable – but you’ll need to buy a pour-out adapter separately.

A Breville Precision Brewer features five ready-made presets for those who don’t have the time or want to play with a variety of settings every day:

  • Fast: Brews coffee as fast as the water throw through the tank.
  • Gold: Follows SCA recommendations for brewing time and temperature.
  • Over Ice: Make a concentrates brew that serves chills or over ice.
  • Strong: Produces a flavor that is more powerful and intense.
  • Cold Brew: For a smooth brew, steep the grinds over ice water for up to 24 hours.

Breville Precision Brewer: Adjust as per your taste of the brew

Breville Precision Brewer: Adjust as per your taste

There was also the My Brew setting, which you’ll need to tweak to fit your needs. If you have the additional adaptor, you can change the temperature, blooming time, and flow rate, and also select the pour-over setting.

The Breville Precision Brewer also has an automated start (so you can wake up to a freshly brewed pot of coffee) and a child-safe locking (Just in case your kids are curious).

Even for those who are well during the science of coffee, a Breville Precision Brewer is a lot. It took approximately a week for me to figure out just how everything worked. Breville, thankfully, supplies a handful of quick start brochures as well as a full instruction booklet to help users start.


Filter: permanent and paper

Cup capacity: 12 cups (60 oz)

Size: 12 x 7 x 16 inches

Features: custom brew settings, auto start

Warranty: 2 years

Breville Precision Brewer: Ease of Use

Breville Precision Brewer: Ease of use

Due to its numerous functions, the Breville Precision Brewer took a bit of time to get used to. However, if you prefer experimenting with the coffee, getting to know the Breville maker may be a pleasurable experience for you.

The hardness of the water test (provide paper testing kit) and the reservoir flush during setup. During my setup, despite following the directions to the letter, the machine didn’t properly flush it water from the reservoir into the carafe, leaving roughly 20 oz of liquid behind. I investigated for a likely reason and even contacted Breville customer service, but it was to no use. (Thankfully, that hasn’t happened since.)

A Breville Precision Brewer is simple to operate. The ins and outs are well-inform in the instructions & quick-start guidelines. Its huge range of settings, once again, is the most time-consuming aspect of it. However, once I understood what everything meant, the ordeal became less daunting.

Brew times differ depending on the setting. The Breville prepared 4 cups of coffee in roughly five minutes on the Gold setting; for the same quantity, it took around 3 minutes & 40 seconds on Fast mode. (It’s worth noting that everything time, from the beginning of the brew to the last drop of coffee in the carafe.) The fastest machine I’ve seen so far is the Technivorm Moccamaster Select KBGV Select. This brews 40 oz of espresso in under 6 minutes the Breville isn’t far behind.

Washing the Breville Precision Brewer

Warm, soapy water is recommended for cleaning the plastic brew baskets, mesh basket filter, & glass carafe, according to Breville. A soft, wet cloth can be used to clean the outside housing. If necessary, the shower removes and wipe down. When the device clogs with calcium and needs cleaning, the LCD will blink ‘Descale.’

The Breville will sound a short sequence of beeps after the brewing process is complete. However, because this machine is quite loud, those beeps may not be essential, as the quietness that follows will be a sufficient indication of when your coffee is ready.


The Breville Precision Brewer, on the whole, lives up to its name. Regardless of the environment, it consistently produces an excellent, well-balanced cup of coffee. Use of paper filters (or a permanent basket filter), as well as spring water and freshly ground coffee.

Whether it was a fruity and floral Ethiopia Nano Genji or even a deeper dark chocolate blend. Delivers the Gold setting to balance a cup of coffee. Although the coffee brews faster in fast mode, the quality of the coffee should not compromise.

Strong or Over Ice is similar in that they both deliver a stronger, more concentrated cup of coffee. Speaking of Over Ice, the quality of Breville’s iced coffee pleasantly pleased me. It takes a little longer to make since it requires reaching room temperature before serving, but the wait is well worth it.

Although I miss Ninja’s 10-minute cold brew, I was looking forward to having to wake up to a 10-hour cold brew with Breville. However, I may extend the brewing procedure to at least 12 hours in the future for even smoother coffee.

It was intriguing to experiment with My Brew mode. Because there were so many options that I didn’t know how to respond. Finally, I decided to change the brewing temperature for the dark chocolate roast to 180 degrees F, and I was really happy with the results. However, because I am a creature of convenience, I choose to use the default settings rather than build my own.


If you consider coffee to be a science, then Breville Precision Brewer is the perfect chemistry setup. It’d be impossible not to find that winning mix of variables that results in your perfect cup of joe with the option to tailor it all from bloom period to water flow.

However, if you’re like me and like a quick fix, the Breville Precision Brewer comes with settings for Golden Cup-standard coffee, outstanding iced lattes, and coffee that’s anything but weak & watered-down.

The Breville Precision Brewer isn’t as pricey as the Technivorm Moccamaster KBGV Select, but it’s still not a low-cost option. However, if you attend coffee places regularly. You may save money over the long term by making your wine at home with Breville. Your coffee will be exactly the way you desire, every time, owing to Breville’s abundance of customization settings.

A Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker is a more each and everyday alternative to the Breville if you crave diversity in your brew options but consider the Breville to be too pricey and/or intimidating. It does not, however, have a cold brew option.

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