The 4 Keys Formula

Like professional machines, all Breville machines can deliver third wave specialty coffee at home, made possible by the 4 Keys Formula.

Setting standards

“We developed the 4 Keys Formula for all Breville machines to provide a clear standard, so we don’t compromise on delivering quality coffee. We want to help coffee lovers enjoy the very best that specialty coffee has to offer from the comfort of their home.”

Ryan McLachlan, Coffee Specialist at Breville Australia.

The keys to delicious coffee at home

The 4 Keys Formula was developed to elevate standards for making espresso and to allow people to drink third wave specialty coffee at home. Our team has come together to look at every single detail that goes into making the perfect cup of coffee. This knowledge has led us to the 4 Keys:

1. The Ideal Dose 

2. Optimal Pressure 

3. Precise Temperature 

4. Powerful Steam 

This video will go through each of these key elements and show you how they play an integral part in creating a delicious tasting coffee at home. 

If you want a step-by-step guide on how to improve your espresso extraction, see our Dialing In for Espresso tutorial.


Pouring milk into cup of coffee.
Coffee machine being rinsed.

The 4 Keys Formula