The Best Sage Coffee Machines for Home: Every Machine Explained

In our opinion, Sage makes the best home coffee machines.

Here at 200 Degrees, even our Head Roaster has a Sage coffee machine at home, not because they pay us to promote them in any way, but because they’re the best coffee machines available.

The only real decision is which one to choose. 

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Sage has coffee machines for every kind of coffee drinker from enthusiastic amateurs to  seasoned baristas. If you’re stuck on which machine to get, below's our rundown on each machine. You can also skip ahead to our Sage machine comparison table.  

Machines with Built-in Grinders:

Machine without Grinders

Machines with Standalone Grinders:


Coffee Machines with Built-in Grinders

 Sage Oracle Touch

Sage Oracle Touch

It’s an impressive machine. 

With automation at every single stage, the Sage Oracle Touch is going to give you the ‘I’m deadly serious about coffee’ look and produce perfect coffee drinks with barely any work involved. 

And for those who enjoy the work - the machine still gives you the option for complete control at each stage of brewing.

It comes with hands-free grinding, dosing and tamping, and everything is built in as one unit. An easy to use touch screen feature gives all the choice and guidance you need to make your first brew, clean the machine and troubleshoot any issues. 

Price: £1,899.00 £2,099.95

Dimensions (WxDxH): 39.2 x 37.3 x 45.4 cm

Key Features:

  • User friendly
  • Touch screen
  • Fully automatic 
  • Options for complete control 
  • Create and save up to 8 personalised coffees
  • Dual boiler system

Sage Oracle

Sage Oracle 

Another brilliant machine that can take care of the most intricate parts of the brewing process.

The Sage Oracle is fully automated - automatically grinding, dosing and tamping the coffee for you - but not without access to hands on manual brewing at any step. It’s also operated by a Dual Boiler system. 

The machine is essentially the same unit as the Sage Oracle Touch - just a fraction wider (1cm or so) and controlled by buttons and LCD screen, not touch. 

More similar than different, the main difference between the two Oracle machines boils down to display and machine settings (get in touch and we’ll talk you through this).

The Oracle makes all your classic coffee shop drinks with milk that is heated and frothed to perfection (some say the Oracle offers a tad more customisation). 

It also has an automatic function for making a long black (americano). 

Price: £1,799.95

Dimensions (WxDxH): 40.9 x 37.3 x 45.3 cm

Key features:

  • User friendly 
  • LCD Screen & Button control
  • Fully automatic 
  • Options for complete control 
  • Dual boiler system

Sage Barista Touch

Sage Barista Touch 

Even on mornings when you’re short on time, this machine will make you feel like a pro. 

With a mix of automation and manual operation; apart from having to tamp the coffee yourself, the Sage Barista Touch is going to do most of the work for you.

The touch screen feature guides you through each step, from setting up the machine, to making your first brew.

You can also program in your own drinks (customise & save that extra milky latte your mate loves), or swipe and select from a range of 5 pre-set cafe classics (espresso, Americano, latte, flat white or cappuccino). 

There are options for a full manual takeover throughout and plenty of opportunity to tweak, test and play.

The compact design makes it great for kitchens that are tight on space.

Price: £899.00 £1,049.95

Dimension (WxDxH): 32.2 x 39.4 x 40.7 cm

Key features:

  • Compact design
  • LCD Screen & Button control
  • Manual tamping
  • Manual milk texturing

Sage Barista Pro

Sage Barista Pro  

The Sage Barista Pro is more than a push button machine. With a few manual-only options, you’ll have room to practice and improve your barista skills - like texturing the milk and tamping the coffee. 

And manual doesn't mean slow. A 3 second heat-up system means the machine is ready to go within seconds of turning it on. It’s also got a powerful steam wand for quality microfoam.

Easy to use. Easy to clean. This machine is compact, modern and stylish - it won’t take up much space and still look the part. 

Price: £629.00 £729.95

Dimension (WxDxH): 32.5 x 31 x 40 cm

Key features:

  • Compact design
  • LCD Screen & Button control
  • Manual tamping
  • Manual milk texturing

Sage Barista Express

Sage Barista Express 

Speedy by name, speedy by nature. The Sage Barista Express gives you coffee shop style results, fast. 

With a 30-second heat-up system, this machine is the well-respected older model of the Sage Barista Pro (the latter has a few premium upgrades in display, a faster heating system and more grind settings). 

Manual tamping and milk texturing, as well as an analog pressure gauge, means it’s definitely a more hands on experience than some other Sage machines, and might take a bit of practice to consistently brew your ideal coffee.

The next step-up for a more manual espresso machine would be the Sage Dual Boiler.  

Price: £579.00 £629.95

Dimension (WxDxH): 32.5 x 31 x 40 cm

Key features:

  • Compact design
  • Pressure gauge
  • LCD Screen & Button control
  • Manual tamping
  • Manual milk texturing

Sage Barista Express Impress

Sage's Barista Express Impress

Meet the latest member of Sage’s home coffee machine family. 

The Barista Express Impress is an updated version of the popular Sage Barista Express and shows-off Sage’s new assisted tamping technology.

Because tamping coffee perfectly and consistently can take a barista years to get right, this machine uses a 7 degree ‘barista twist’ finish and consistent 10kg of pressure which basically means that you’ll be guided to replicate the very best tamping technique, time and time again, without having the machine totally do it for you. 

We like that this machine hits the sweet spot between fully-automated tamping and full-on manual tamping - keeping that hands-on feel with a lot of the guesswork removed. 

And of course it comes with all the other brilliant Sage bits you’ll need: built-in grinder, a steaming wand for silky-froth brews, a thermocoil heating system for extracting the coffee. We’re impressed. 

Price: £699.00 £729.95

Dimensions (WxDxH): 33cm x 38cm x 41cm

Key features:

  • Assisted Tamping
  • Intelligent Dosing
  • Precision Measurement
  • A smiley face that lights up when you get it right 

Coffee Machines without Grinders

Sage Dual Boiler

Sage Dual Boiler 

The Sage Dual Boiler is a serious coffee machine. With no automation or touch screens, it’s the barista’s choice. 

You’ll be surprised what this kind of machine can do to your coffee making; the dedicated steam boiler delivers micro-foam milk texture of a quality exceeding that of a lot of commercial machines, and the hands on experience means ultimate precision and control.

Manual perfection is what you get with the Sage Dual Boiler. And due to its dual boiler heating system, it’s a bigger machine and requires a separate grinder. If you’re ready to get serious about coffee - this machine is worth its weight in gold. 

Price: £1,099.00 £1,249.95

Dimensions (WxDxH): 37.3 x 37.3 x 37.1 cm

Key features:

  • Analogue Gauge Button Control
  • Steam boiler 
  • No integrated grinder

Sage Bambino Plus

Sage Bambino Plus 

The Sage Bambino Plus is an excellent home espresso machine for smaller spaces. 

It’s not much bigger than your average kettle but don’t let size fool you. It’s a powerful machine with a rapid 3-second heat up time and steam wand that will probably tempt you to dabble in a bit of latte art. 

If ease of use is important to you - once you’ve got everything dialed in to your liking, you’ll be able to make consistent, flavourful, barista quality drinks every time. 

For such a small machine, it packs a punch. Just make sure you get a good grinder to go along with it.

Price: £390.00 £399.95

Dimension (WxDxH): 19.5 x 32 x 31 cm

Key features:

  • Compact design
  • No integrated grinder
  • Manual tamping
  • Manual milk texturing
  • Ready in 3 seconds thermojet system

Sage Precision Brewer

Sage Precision Brewer 

If you prefer a filter coffee, this coffee machine is the obvious choice. 

The Sage Precision Brewer lets you choose from a range of pre-programmed settings on or customise your own brew temperature, bloom time and flow rate to suit the particular coffee you’re using and extract the flavours you’re after. 

It can brew up to 1.7l of filter coffee but doesn’t have to. There are different filters for different sized brews. 

The speed from which you can get a cup is also impressive, and the vacuum pot will then keep your brewed coffee fresh for hours.  

Price: £249.00 £259.95

Dimension (WxDxH): 36 x 16.8 x 39.5 cm

Key features:

  • Automatic pour over machine
  • Digital display
  • 6 Presets include Gold, Fast, Strong, Iced, and Cold Brew
  • No integrated grinder 

Machines with standalone grinders

Sage Dynamic Duo

Sage Dynamic Duo

Two great pieces of kit, paired together for the ultimate barista-at-home combo.

You have the Sage Dual Boiler - a top of the range manual espresso machine, and the Sage Smart Grinder - a top of the range coffee grinder.

Beginners might need a few runs to get to grips with the more technical parts of this machine, but with practice - both experienced and inexperienced hands can produce consistent cups of pro coffee with this duo. Your kitchen is going to look epic. 

Price: £1,099.00 £1,299.95

Machine Dimensions (WxDxH): 37.3 x 37.3 x 37.1 cm

Grinder Dimensions (WxDxH): 16 x 21.4 x 38.9 cm

Free Coffee Beans with Every Sage Machine


Your coffee machine is only going to be as impressive as the beans you buy.  

As great as the Sage Machines are, the taste of the coffee is ultimately down to the coffee beans, and there is no beating freshly roasted beans.

That’s why we include a FREE 1kg bag of our signature espresso beans (Brazilian Love Affair) with each machine. We serve these beans as our signature blend in all 18 of our coffee shops.

And if you want to keep the beans coming, get them freshly roasted and delivered straight to your door every week, month or fortnight. You and your machine will be set for life. 

Find out more about our coffee subscription services here


Are Sage Coffee Machines any good?


A brief round-up of why Sage Appliances are so good: 

Technology

Sage’s technology makes coffee making easy - or at least easier. 

Their range of machines have a unique combination of control and automation, meaning you can get involved as little or as much as you want with the coffee making process. 

Plus their technology for steaming and foaming milk is pretty unbeatable. 

Cost

Variety in machine types = variety in cost. 

Whether you are looking to spend a couple of hundred max, or you’re ready to seriously invest in a great bit of coffee kit - there’s enough variety of Sage machines to suit most budgets. 

Quality

These are solidly built, quality coffee machines, meant for years of reliable performance. 

You’re going to get what you pay for - the parts are well built and each machine has a 2 Year Repair, Replace or Refund Guarantee (at the sole discretion of Sage Appliances), plus good customer support. 

Design 

Stylish machines that look the part. 

While the individual design of each machine can vary - you can spot a Sage Machine a mile off with a classic brushed steel design. 

We like how even the most automatic, digital bean to cup machines look like a sleek, old school coffee maker.

Functionality

This comes back to the design. 

A few thoughtful technological touches or design decisions make these machines feel extra special. Like how the milk wand on the Sage Oracle Touch machine purges itself automatically (once you finish steaming, you push the steam wand back in and it automatically cleans itself). 

Sage coffee machine in kitchen


Help me decide which Sage Machine to buy 


If you want to talk to a knowledgeable human from our Roast House about the different machines and what you are after, give us a call or drop us an email.  

We know a good home espresso machine is an investment and something you want to get right.

Sage Coffee Machine Comparison

 

Machine Name

Built-in Grinder

Tamping 

Milk Texturing 

Dimensions (WxDxH) 

Price

Sage Oracle Touch 

Yes

Hands-free auto grind, dose and tamp

Hands-free 

39.2 x 37.3 x 45.4 cm

£2,099.95 £1,899.00

Sage Oracle 

Yes

Hands-free auto grind, dose and tamp

Hands-free 

40.9 x 37.3 x 45.3 cm

£1,799.95

Sage Barista Touch

Yes

Manual removable magnetic tamper

Hands-free 

32 X 32 X 41 cm

£1,049.95 £899.00

Sage Barista Pro

Yes

Manual removable magnetic tamper

Manual 

35.4 x 34.3 x 40.6 cm

£729.95 £629.00

Sage Barista Express

Yes

Manual removable magnetic tamper

Manual 

31.8 x 35.1 x 40.4 cm

£629.95 £579.00

Sage Barista Express Impress

Yes

Assisted tamping with 7˚ Barista Twist Finish

Manual

33cm x 38cm x 41cm

£729.95 £699.00

Sage Precision Brewer

No

n/a

n/a

36 x 16.8 x 39.5 cm

£259.95 £249.00

Sage Bambino Plus

No

Manual tamper

Hands-free

19.4 x 36.2 x 30.4 cm

£399.95 £390.00

Sage Dual Boiler

No

Manual removable magnetic tamper

Manual

40.3 x 37.3 x 37.8 cm

 £1,249.95 £1,099.00

Sage Dynamic Duo

Comes with standalone grinder

Manual removable magnetic tamper

Manual 

40.3 x 37.3 x 37.8 cm

£1,299.95 £1,099.00

 

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close up of sage logo on coffee machine