What Is Breville Precision Brewer?

It’s not the first time we talk about Breville. In fact, it is one of our favorite brands for coffee makers and kitchen appliances. We’ve covered many of their espresso and coffee makers, but today, we’re going to talk about their Precision Brewer.

Breville Precision Brewer prides itself as the world’s first 60 oz coffee maker that is able to make a cup of coffee with total precision, in a fully automatic way. That means, it can prepare coffee in a way that meets SCA’s standards (Specialty Coffee Association) of water temperature and brew time. The Precision Brewer, while fully automatic, it also allows you to customize your coffee the way you like it.

Let’s look at the features in details.

Features of Breville Precision Brewer:

  • 6 pre-set brewing modes:
    • Gold Cup: Brews coffee to SCA’s gold standards automatically.
    • My Brew: Choose your own settings for bloom time, water temperature and flow rate.
    • Pour Over: Use this setting to use the machine with your favorite pour over dripper like Hario’s V60 or Kalita Wave. Use the machine to customize the water temperature, flow rate and bloom time, use the adapter to hold your dripper and let the machine do the rest.
    • Over Ice: Makes a more concentrated brew that you can use over ice.
    • Cold Brew: Set and forget setting for preparing delicious cold brew over night.
    • Strong: Create a bold tasting coffee using higher temperature and more contact time.
    • Fast: this setting is used to make a full carafe of 12 cups in under 7 minutes.
  • Three filter attachments:
    • Brew basket for a flat bottom filter for brewing 8 to 12 cups – Included
    • Cone filter basket for brewing 2 to 8 cups – Included
    • Pour Over adapter for pour over drippers like Hario V60 or Kalita Wave – Sold separately.
  • Includes a brushed stainless steel vacuum carafe for 12 cups.
  • LCD display with rotary switch for easy programmability.
  • Stainless steel housing.

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What Sets The Precision Brewer Apart From Other Brewers:

  • Customizable or Standard Brewing: using the Precision Brewer, you have a choice of customizing your cup to your liking or using the golden standard for specialty coffee.
  • Flow Rate Selection: One of the special features of the Precision Brewer is the flow rate option. While some other coffee makers can allow you to customize the temperature or brew time, the Breville Precision Brewer gives you the option to also select flow rate speed.
  • Special Design of the Carafe: The coffee pour into the carafe through the lid without the need to remove it. This means no heat loss during brewing. Most speciality coffee makers from other brands require that you remove the lid as the coffee brews, which leads to some loss of heat.
  • Easy To Use Control Panel: The LCD display makes option selection and customization very easy and quick.

What You Get From Your Breville Precision Brewer:

The Precision Brewer from Breville gives you a lot of versatility without losing quality. Using it, you can make drip coffee with customized settings, a Gold cup, cold brew, iced coffee or pour over. And you can trust your Precision Brewer to make your coffee with true precision, either in water temperature, bloom time or flow rate.

Breville Precision Brewer Comparisons:

Breville Precision Brewer vs. Breville Grind Control Coffee Maker:

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TitleBreville Precision Brewer BDC450BSS Coffee MakerBreville BGC650BSS Grind Control, Silver
FeaturePrecise digital temperature control delivers water at the ideal temperature
6 versatile brew settings for full pot auto-drip; single cup pour over; iced coffee; SCAA "Golden Cup" standard and more
Customize bloom time, brew temperature, and more with "My Brew" setting
Brushed stainless steel exterior, 12-Cup thermal Carafe, flat & cone-shaped brew baskets, coffee scoop
Manufacturer's 2-year limited product warranty
Adjust between 6 different grind settings for lighter or darker roast coffee beans
Pre-brew temperature control
Brew a single serving or full carafe
Programmable Auto-Start to brew coffee at your selected time
LCD display: Carafe/Single Serve, Water Level, Count Down Timer
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  • Breville’s Grind Control coffee maker is another great option by Breville. But it’s certainly not the same as the Precision Brewer:
  • It has a built-in coffee grinder. The coffee maker will grind the required amount of coffee for your selected volume of coffee.
  • You can brew a single cup, or other variety of volumes up to 12 cups of coffee.
  • Customizations include grind size, strength control, grind time, brew time.
  • Unlike the Precision Brewer, there’s no water temperature settings or flow rate settings.
  • The Breville Grind Control only makes drip coffee. There’s no option for over ice coffee, cold brew or pour over.
  • The Grind Control coffee maker is a great option for someone looking for a quality coffee maker with built-in conical burr grinder that can make both a full carafe as well as a single cup.

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Breville Precision Brewer vs. Technivorm Moccamaster:

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TitleBreville Precision Brewer BDC450BSS Coffee MakerMoccamaster KBG 741 10-Cup Coffee Brewer with Glass Carafe, Polished Silver
FeaturePrecise digital temperature control delivers water at the ideal temperature
6 versatile brew settings for full pot auto-drip; single cup pour over; iced coffee; SCAA "Golden Cup" standard and more
Customize bloom time, brew temperature, and more with "My Brew" setting
Brushed stainless steel exterior, 12-Cup thermal Carafe, flat & cone-shaped brew baskets, coffee scoop
Manufacturer's 2-year limited product warranty
Auto drip-stop brew-basket with glass carafe
Exclusive auto-adjusting dual-phase hot-plate element keeps holding temperature between 176 degree-185 degree, auto shut-off after 100 minutes
Brews full carafe in 6 minutes
Brews at consistent 196 degree-205 degree f with a pulse action that allows for the perfect coffee bloom during extraction process
Ecbc, SCAA, SCAE approved
5 year warranty
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Technivorm Moccamaster is considered to be an automatic pour-over coffee maker that is certified by SCA. The quality of the machine is superior, and to this day, it is still hand made in the Netherlands. There are many models of the Moccamaster and you can read our comparisons of it here.

In general though, the Moccamaster automatically makes coffee (up to 10 cups) that meets the Specialty Coffee Association standard. However, there’s no special customization you can apply to your brew. In fact, the only button the Moccamaster has is the switch on/off button.

Features of the Moccamaster include:

  • Brew temperature of 175F to 185F. Cannot be changed.
  • Brews up to 40 oz carafe in 6 minutes.
  • 9-hole water outlet ensures full coffee ground saturation.
  • Available with a glass carafe or thermal.
  • Available in many colors (depending on model).

Breville Precision Brewer vs. Bonavita:

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TitleBreville Precision Brewer BDC450BSS Coffee MakerBonavita BV1901TS 8-Cup Carafe Coffee Brewer, Stainless Steel
FeaturePrecise digital temperature control delivers water at the ideal temperature
6 versatile brew settings for full pot auto-drip; single cup pour over; iced coffee; SCAA "Golden Cup" standard and more
Customize bloom time, brew temperature, and more with "My Brew" setting
Brushed stainless steel exterior, 12-Cup thermal Carafe, flat & cone-shaped brew baskets, coffee scoop
Manufacturer's 2-year limited product warranty
We've made a few design enhancements to our original BV1900TS brewer to improve its' performance for an even better cup of coffee with every brew. Updates include changes to the stainless steel-lined thermal carafe to keep coffee warmer and improve pourability, and a rail system attached to the underside of the brewer lid that holds the filter basket in place just below the showerhead.
One-touch brewing with auto shut off
Optional pre-infusion mode saturates freshly roasted ground coffee to optimize flavor
Showerhead specifically designed to facilitate even saturation of coffee grounds
Powerful 1500-watt heater with advanced heating control quickly brings water to ideal brewing temperature of 198° to 205°F (92°- 96°C)
Removable flat bottom filter basket and larger showerhead provide better saturation and uniform flavor extraction
Audible signal alerts user when the filter basket has finished draining and coffee is ready
1.3 L stainless steel-lined thermal carafe with refined easy-pour spout for improved pourability
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  • The Bonavita coffee maker is a lot similar to the Moccamaster. It’s a ‘one button operation’ kind of coffee maker. The machine is programmed to brew to SCA standards, but nothing can be reprogrammed.
  • It can brew up to 8 cups, or 5 cups on another model.
  • It has a showerhead type of water outlet for full coffee saturation.
  • Brewing temperature is 195F to 205F and cannot be changed or reprogrammed.
  • Optional Pre-infusion (Blooming) mode.
  • Bonavita is available with a thermal carafe, glass carafe or double-walled glass carafe.

Read our Bonavita comparisons here.

Which Coffee Maker Do You Buy?

If you’re looking for precision and versatility, the Breville Precision Brewer has everything you need. Using it, you’re truly in control of your cup. But for those days that you don’t feel like tweaking and just want a good cup, you’ll find pre-sets on the machine to be perfect for that. And the fact that it can brew coffee in different methods (drip, cold brew, over ice or pour over), gives you a lot of room experimenting and enjoying different styles of coffee using a single machine.

If you simply want a good cup of coffee without all the bells and whistles, you can pick between the Bonavita and Moccamaster as both operate the same way. However, the Moccamaster is built to higher standards and is still handmade in the Netherlands, which is something Technivorm prides itself with. The Bonavita is the more affordable option, but it is made in China.

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