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Sage by Heston Blumenthal Oracle Touch Review

The Sage by Heston Blumenthal Oracle Touch is an automatic bean-to-cup machine that makes great coffee in a variety of styles. To get down to the point, just swipe the interactive touchscreen to select among latte, espresso, Americano, flat white, and cappuccino. The 2.5-litre, 15-bar pressure machine has a robust stainless-steel finish, and despite being 45cm tall on your worktop, it’s a design you won’t want to hide.

It has a triple heat system with a dual stainless-steel boiler and ‘PID’ technology that extracts an espresso shot within +/- 1°C of the desired temperature. The espresso also has a large amount of crema. You can even extract milk at the same time, making it an especially good choice if you like your coffee hot.

When making coffee, the machine allows you to customise the strength of the coffee, the texture of the milk, and the temperature to suit your preferences. You can save your personal settings, as well as a unique name and picture, once you’ve found your ideal blend. It’s worth mentioning that up to eight household members can do this, ensuring that you can choose your ideal brew as you stumble into the kitchen bleary-eyed in the morning.

This machine makes excellent cappuccinos and lattes, as well as espresso with a velvety texture that is easy to drink. The steam wand produces a silky micro-foam, which is great for people who want to try their hand at latte art.

Pros:

Awe-inspiring crema; a wide range of options; and it looks the part.

Cons:

Takes up a lot of counter space.

Sage the Oracle Coffee Machine and Grinder, 2.5 L, 2400 W - Black
  • AUTO GRIND AND TAMP: Fully integrated conical burr grinder automatically grinds, doses and tamps 22 g of coffee straight into the portafilter
  • PRECISE ESPRESSO EXTRACTION: Dual stainless-steel boilers and heated group head controlled by digital temperature control (PID), brings water to precisely the right temperature to extract maximum flavour potential
  • MICRO-FOAM MILK TEXTURING: Self-cleaning steam wand, powered by a dedicated boiler, textures milk to your liking and delivers Barista-quality micro-foam that enhances flavour and is essential for creating latte art. Allows you to adjust the milk temperature and texture to suit your taste
  • FLEXIBLE SHOT CONTROL: Choose between one shot, two shots or manual control over how much espresso ends up in your cup for the perfect dose every time
  • LCD DISPLAY: LCD provides you all the information you need to make coffee exactly the way you like it, every time

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