The Breville Café Roma ESP8XL is a an espresso/cappuccino machine with stainless steel housing, 15 bar Italian Thermoblock pump and an "Advanced crema system". It is very simple to use with just one switch and three position master control. It heats quickly and is ready to use in a couple of minutes.
The top of the machine acts as a cup warming plate. The newly re-designed "Froth enhancer" does what it says - provides dry steam from start up (no need to drain water from the pipe before you start frothing) and will easily produce twice the volume of foam from 2% milk, so do not fill the jug more than 1/3 full to start.
The removable 1.2 liter water tank sits neatly at the back: it is easy to refill from a filter jug (the use of filtered water will delay the need to descale later).
Bonus stainless steel espresso cup set and frothing jug. It also comes with a measuring spoon/tamper/wrench. It has two filter sizes (one and two cup) as well as a pod holder. Also included is a small tool with two sharp points to deal with plugs in flietrs and the frother. The wrench is needed to remove the frother for weekly cleaning.