Breville Dose Control Pro Product Review

I am a java junkie. I like coffee pretty much any time of day but an early morning and evening mug is an absolute must. Over the years I have turned into a bit of a coffee snob, balking at many low quality beans, grinders and machines. I drink my coffee black, so I suppose that I am able to notice the subtleties of quality.

The Breville Dose Control Pro, is quite possibly the ultimate coffee grinder. I have used many different grinders over the years and  I must say that I really love both the quality of the coffee grinds and the simplicity of the machine. It makes for one great countertop tool.

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The Dose Control Pro uses a stainless steel conical burr grinder which is excellent for producing even grinds. Burr grinders are far superior to common cheap blade grinders which do not produce an even grind. Conical burr grinders have cone shapes burrs and the beans are fed through the two burrs as it grinds the coffee. Burr grinders are one of the best types on the market.

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There is a large hopper that can hold around 12 oz of coffee beans which is big enough to hold enough beans for a few full pots of coffee. Obviously, the amount would vary based on size of the pot and the strength of coffee you prefer.

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At the base of the hopper there is a dial which, when turned, adjusts the grind size of the beans. The grind can be set to very fine, (which is great for espresso), coarse (ideal for french press), and everything in between. At the front of the machine, there is a dial, which allows you to set the amount of grounds you desire. Once set, simply press the button and the Dose Control Pro will grind the amount of beans selected. If necessary, simply press the button again to pause the grinder. Press one more time to resume the operation.

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One thing that I really like about this machine is that once I have set the dials for both grind size and amount of grounds, it stays there, so I do not have to do this every time I want coffee. I just put the coffee filter in place, and press the button. Super easy and really quick. While I do not have an espresso machine, the Dose Control Pro is built with espresso portafilters in mind. There are two sized cradles that can be put in place to hold portafilters ranging from 50-58 mm in diameter.

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The coffee grinds that the Doe Control Pro produces is quite even in its consistency.


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The Breville Dose Control Pro is worthy to be on the kitchen counter of any home of people who love coffee. The ease of use and quality of performance make this one great machine. If you are on the market for a coffee grinder, look no further as this is a great choice!

You can purchase this at Amazon: Breville Dose Control Pro

Disclaimer: Breville provided me with the Dose Control Pro. They did not pay me for this review and the views expressed above are my honest reactions after trying the product. This post contains affiliate links.


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  • I have been using this grinder for ~4 months, and it is now effectively broken.

    Usage is just once or twice a day to grind for espresso out of my Silvia. It was great for the first couple of months, then I started to get inconsistent results with the same beans at the same grind settings (I often use beans roasted within the week, typically med/dark but have run a wide variety through the machine). After 4 months of usage, I can hear the motor struggle, often have to clean/unplug before even grinding enough for a double shot, and hope for the best… when I pull a shot now, it may gush or it may not even drip even when I am USING THE SAME SETTING! I am very consistent when using my Hario mini-mill and have been making espresso for 10 years. Coffee Geek has had the same experience, check that writeup here:

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  • I can concur that this product has a hidden vice, the plastic impeller that pushes the coffee grinds towards the chute. The tips of this impeller, a kind of turbine paddle, get sanded down by the grinds to the point of no longer being able of moving the coffee out. The result is a clogged assembly and a motor that stops mid-grind after six months of once-daily use. This product should be pulled from the market, but there is no such thing as a recall for bad design resulting in self-destruction. See my review at coffeegeek as well : Photo of damage to impeller on coffeegeek as well :

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    • That really is unfortunate and you are not the only one to report this problem. I have not had this problem though. I have used mine at least once every day since 2015 and it still works as good now as the first time. Even this morning it worked great.

      • I imagine it has to do with the grind setting. You appear to grind for filter coffee which probably does not have the same sanding effect as fine espresso powder. There is no excuse for this though, as this model is clearly promoted for espresso users, with the porta-filter holders and all.

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        • That is exactly true. I do use it for filtered coffee (set to the drip marker on the grinder), so I do not grind it as fine as espresso, which is clearly a feature that this is promoted for. If it cannot handle that for very long without wearing down, that is a problem.

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