Can We Make Regular Coffee with the Breville Barista Express?

If you have a Breville espresso machine, you should be aware that it is excellent for espresso. But sometimes you feel like drinking regular coffee. So do you know? How can you make regular coffee with a Breville espresso machine?

Don’t worry if you do not know how to make regular coffee with a Breville espresso machine. Although it depends on which taste you like, where you live also matters a lot in terms of which regular coffee you will like to have, Whether you want an Americano, an Americano with sugar and milk, or a lungo.

We will cover all three in this article, regardless of which of the three you intend to make

Can Breville Barista Express make regular coffee?

Yes, the Breville espresso machine is capable of producing regular coffee. Each Breville machine comes with a hot water feature. To make regular coffee, simply add hot water, sugar, and cream to your espresso.

How Do You Make A Regular Americano With The Breville Barista Express?

Americano is one of the most common names for regular coffee. If people want to have a cup of regular coffee, it means they want an Americano. So here are the steps, if you also want to make an Americano with your Breville Barista Express.

Before Pulling A Shot, Weigh, Grind, And Tamp Coffee

To start with, you need to make an espresso, and you must first weigh the amount of coffee you intend to use. Mostly, 18 grams are recommended.

Place the coffee beans in the Breville grinder and the portafilter beneath the ground coffee dispenser. Grind size totally depends on the types of beans you are using. We usually use size 8. 

We have also written an article on the topic: How to determine the best grind size for your Breville espresso machine.

You now have ground coffee in your portafilter, be sure to level the ground coffee and thoroughly tamp it.

Pulling An Espresso Shot

Before locking the portafilter of the machine, you need to press the single shot button once to make some water flow. This will really clean the coffee grounds, and it will also warm your machine a little bit.

Now you can lock the portafilter and, instead of an espresso cup place a big or any other medium cup under it, and press the double shot button.

The pressure dial needs to be pointing north while pulling the shot. If this is not happening to you, then check out the article on: How to obtain the appropriate pressure from your Breville espresso machine.

Turning It Into An Americano

Regular Coffee

Now that your espresso is ready, You’ll need to add additional hot water to make it an Americano. Remove the portafilter and place the cup beneath the hot water dispenser. Set your Breville to “hot water” by turning the dial on the right side.

When your Breville has poured 8oz of hot water, it will automatically stop. Which is the ideal quantity for an Americano. You should now have a 10oz Breville barista express Americano with 2oz espresso and 8oz hot water.

To make it a standard coffee, add additional cream and sugar to taste.  

How Do You Make a Lungo Using A Breville Barista Express?

In Europe, most people like to have a cup of Lungo coffee, which also comes in regular coffee. So if the people of Europe say they want regular coffee, it means they are asking for Lungo coffee. So if you are from Europe, or even if you are not, then it does not matter, we will teach you how to make lungo coffee. Here is how to make it.

Making An Espresso

The initial step in preparing a lungo is the same as that for making an Americano. First, you need to make an espresso. Although in the above steps, we have explained the steps to make espresso, if you are reading this only for the Lungo part, here’s how to make an espresso again:

Fill the portafilter with 18 grams of ground coffee. In terms of grind size, use the recommended size of 8. But this may vary based on the coffee beans you choose. Be sure to level the ground coffee and thoroughly tamp it.

Place a bigger or medium-sized cup or a container under the portafilter (a cup somewhat larger than an espresso cup). Then, once you push the double shot button.

The pressure dial needs to be pointing north while pulling the shot. If this is not happening to you, then check out the article on: How to obtain the appropriate pressure from your Breville espresso machine.

Turning It Into A Lungo

To convert the espresso into the lungo, you can do it just once you tap the single shot button. This produces a somewhat bigger espresso known as a lungo.

When I prepare a lungo for myself. I prefer to click the double shot button twice to obtain four servings of water instead of three. As a result, the flavour is a little more bitter, but the coffee is bigger.

Final Words 

So, if the question is asked, is it possible to make regular coffee with the Breville Barista Express? The answer would be yes. In the above, we have explained how to make regular coffee using your Breville Barista Express machine.

We have mentioned two types of regular coffee, Americano and Lungo, which are not really hard to make. By following all the steps we have mentioned in this article, you will make regular coffee easily.

I hope this article helps you to fulfil the requirement for which you are here

Meet Vishu Yadav, the coffee connoisseur behind repaircoffee.com. With a barista background and a love for coffee, he explores diverse coffee cultures and brewing techniques. Join him for the latest trends, specialty roast reviews, and brewing insights on repaircoffee.com.

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