Barista quality espresso in a highly programmable superautomatic
The Oracle Touch is exactly what I was looking for: Italian barista quality espresso and espresso/milk drinks but with the relative ease of use of a super automatic. I love that the grinder is adjustable and that it automatically tamps into a real 22g portafilter. Moving the portafilter over from the grinder side to the brewing side is the most complicated part of using it, and if you can't do that, this machine isn't for you.
The auto milk foaming with different settings for flat whites vs. cafe lattes vs cappuccinos and the ability to adjust the final temperature of the milk works great. Being able to add my own custom espresso drinks to the touchscreen menu is great, and I really like the auto-on feature so it's warmed up before I head down to use it first thing in the morning.
Watching the espresso drip out for up to 30 seconds during the brewing process will let you know that you're getting the right extraction. Seeing the crema and then tasting the results are what really counts. And assuming you start with good, fresh, well-roasted espresso beans (not Starburnt), you'll get the right results. Love it!Read full review
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