Developed by Sage by Heston Blumenthal, the Barista Express is here to give you the ultimate cup of coffee. Designed on the principle that ingredients taste better when fresh, the Barista Express prevents degradation of the quality of beans by grinding them directly into the filter for you, to extract their full flavour . The whole process, from bean to coffee, takes less than a minute. Use either beans or pre-ground beans, with the conical burr grinder allowing for efficient grinding at high speeds. 15 grind settings mean you can have your beans as coarse or fine as you want them. The bean hopper will hold 250 grams, enough for 25 shots of espresso , while the water tank can carry 2 litres, with integrated water filtration. The Thermacoil heating system includes an adjustable temperature control , so you can keep the temperature in line with the coffee you want and prevent loss of flavour from overheating. The powerful 15 bar pressure system builds gradually to provide even extraction of coffee, giving you a rich, flavoursome drink. A 480ml stainless steel frothing jug and high power milk frothing arm will help provide you with enhanced taste for your coffee. The hot water dispenser will provide you with instantly hot water, great for black coffees, while the 6 cup warming tray will make sure a cold cup doesn't detract from your enjoyment.