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Breville espresso machines are manufactured by the Breville Corporation. The history of the Breville company is the stuff that movies are made from. In 1932, Bill O’Brien and Harry Norville placed a bet on a horse named Peter Pan. The pony beat the 4-1 odds and won, and the pair, a radio salesman and an engineer, decided to invest their joint winnings in a dream they’d discussed for years – starting their own radio company. They named the company after themselves, combining both of their surnames to come up with Breville. The company took off, and by the 1950s, they had expanded their operations to include small appliances. When founder Bill O’Brien’s son, John, took his place in the company, he developed a passion for the small appliance line and founded the Breville Research and Development Center in 1972.
One of the company’s first blockbuster products was a sandwich maker, The Breville Toastie Sandwich Maker, which was so popular that the company’s name became the name of a sandwich made using the sandwich maker. The breville became so commonly known that the word made its way into the Australian dictionary.
Based on the success of the Toastie in 1974, Breville expanded its line of kitchen appliances to include blenders, toasters, juicers, grills and espresso makers. The company’s passion for design excellence shows through in their lines of Breville espresso makers and the Breville Single Cup Coffee Brewer, which makes coffee using K-cups that fit the Keurig coffee maker.
In 2001, Breville merged with Australian kitchenware company HWI. The merger funded Breville’s expansion to the North American market. First introduced in the US in 2003, Breville espresso makers have been in increasing demand across the country. At first, says Breville VP of Marketing, Scott Brady, the company saw the US as a “niche market”, but the response to Breville espresso machines has been “phenomenal”. The company’s commitment to design excellence and mechanical quality has made the line of Breville espresso machines an instant success in the U.S. Originally, the company meant to compete in the high end home market, but has found that their products do well across the board.
The Breville espresso machines all conform to the Breville philosophy of design excellence, which takes commercial principles and scales them to the home kitchen. The range of Breville espresso machines are made of high quality die cast metal and feature brushed stainless steel exteriors, 15 bar pumps and marine steel group head components. They range in suggested price from $199.99 to $499.99, putting the Breville espresso line firmly in the mid-range espresso machines niche.
In addition, Breville also manufactures the Breville Gourmet Single Cup Coffee Brewer, a sleek steel machine with a blue backlit programming screen that retails for under $300. Like all of the Breville coffee makers, the Single Cup coffee brewer is a heavyweight machine with a professional appearance that fits right into today’s modern kitchen design. You can even finish out your Breville coffee fittings with a Knocchi knock box and a Breville conical burr grinder.
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