I briefly mentioned the Oracle & Oracle touch earlier on in this post, and I’ve written this in depth Sage Oracle review, so I won’t get in depth about the Oracle or the Oracle touch here. But what I will say, is that if you’re wanting the convenience of a bean to cup espresso coffee maker machine 2020, but with more of an authentic espresso making experience, and with more control over the quality of the espresso – then the Oracle or Oracle Touch may be perfect for you. As I mentioned earlier, there’s kind of a middle ground in between bean to cup users and home baristas, which is folk who don’t want to embark on a new hobby, but they want the ability to get closer to home barista quality than you’d usually expect with a bean to cup machine. There was never really a machine that catered for these people, until the Oracle came along – and then the oracle touch, which features touch screen programmable settings for each coffee, that can be completely customized.The original Oracle has an RRP of £1700, but is currently on offer (at the time of writing) directly from Sage Appliances for £1400. It’s also worth looking at AO.com, they sometimes have the oracle on offer, and they have a monthly payment plan option. Click here to see the current Amazon UK price.
The Oracle Touch has an RRP of £2,000 – and is on offer at Sage Appliances currently for £1800, although at the time of writing AO.com have it on offer for the same price, or from about £55 per month. Click here to see the current Amazon UK price. I’m going to leave it there in terms of the bean to cup machines that I’m going into detail with, but if none of these catch your eye, I’d also have a look at the popular Gaggia Anima – see my Gaggia Anima review, the De’Longhi Dinamica, and the Gaggia Accademia. For more on these bean to cup machines and others, see best bean to cup espresso machines.