Global kitchen appliance brand Breville has launched the Oracle Touch, a ‘next-generation’ automatic espresso machine, aimed at homes and small offices, that brews café-quality coffee using a simple touchscreen.
“The Oracle Touch is redefining the way consumers prepare and enjoy premium coffee in the comfort of their homes,” said Breville global beverage business manager Phil McKnight.
“This machine was designed with brewing true café-quality coffee in mind while also simplifying the steps of traditional one-touch automatics. There’s no trade-off required – it simply makes delicious coffee drinks like a commercial machine and the touchscreen automation makes it easy to use.”
The Oracle Touch allows users to swipe and select from a full menu of classic café options – espresso, Americano, latte, flat white or cappuccino – with the option to customise the drink based on taste preferences. Options include grind size, extraction time, milk temperature and milk texture. Up to eight personalised settings with a unique name and picture can be saved for future use.
With a touch of a finger, the machine automatically grinds, doses and tamps coffee, automatically pre-infuses and then extracts at 9 bar pressure using water heated to a precise temperature. Finally, it automatically steams and textures milk to create a variety of coffee drinks as well as produce the silky micro-foam needed to create latte art. Once a beverage is made, the Oracle Touch’s steam wand automatically cleans itself.
The product has already won a number of 2017 design awards, including the 2017 best new product award from the Speciality Coffee Association.
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