Sage the Oracle Touch Black Truffle

Version: Yes | Black, Silver

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Product information

Key specs

Build quality
High-end
Milk frothing method
Automatic steam pipe
Water reservoir capacity
2,5 l
Type of tamper
Integrated tamper
Number of cups per brew
2

Pros and cons

According to our semi-automatic espresso machine expert
  • Making coffee is a lot easier than with other piston machines, since the espresso machine grinds and tamps coffee and froths milk completely automatically.
  • Use the touchscreen display to adjust the coffee specialties according to your preferences.
  • Thanks to the high-end build quality, it has a longer lifespan than other piston machines.
  • The stainless-steel interior is less resistant to limescale than a copper interior, and is less durable as a result.
Product Expert semi-automatic espresso machines

Description

With the Sage the Oracle Touch Black Truffle, making the perfect milk specialty is not only easy, but quick as well. With the clear touchscreen display, you can choose from various coffee specialties, such as a flat white. The smart espresso machine grinds the right amount of coffee, which then ends up in the portafilter. The machine then tamps the coffee with the right pressure. Place the stainless-steel jug of milk under the steam want so it can heat up and froth the milk at the right temperature. The double boiler heats up the brew group and steam wand extra quickly. While making coffee, the built-in PID temperature regulator makes sure the brewing temperature remains consistent. That way, you'll know for sure that your flat white will taste great.

With the Sage the Oracle Touch Black Truffle, making the perfect milk specialty is not only easy, but quick as well. With the clear touchscreen display, you can choose from various coffee specialties, such as a flat white. The smart espresso machine grinds the right amount of coffee, which then ends up in the portafilter. The machine then tamps the coffee with the right pressure. Place the stainless-steel jug of milk under the steam want so it can heat up and froth the milk at the right temperature. The double boiler heats up the brew group and steam wand extra quickly. While making coffee, the built-in PID temperature regulator makes sure the brewing temperature remains consistent. That way, you'll know for sure that your flat white will taste great.


Included by default

  • Manual (4.96 MB)
  • Stainless steel milk pitcher
  • Beater
  • Cleaning tool for milk frother
  • Portafilter 54mm
  • 1-cup double-walled filter holder
  • 2-cup double-walled filter holder
  • Spare parts steam wand
  • Built-in tamper
  • Cleaning set
  • Water filter

Included by default

  • Manual (4.96 MB)
  • Stainless steel milk pitcher
  • Beater
  • Cleaning tool for milk frother
  • Portafilter 54mm
  • 1-cup double-walled filter holder
  • 2-cup double-walled filter holder
  • Spare parts steam wand
  • Built-in tamper
  • Cleaning set
  • Water filter

Tips for using this product

Read our tips and find out all about how to set up your product and use it the right way.

Key specs

Build quality
High-end
Milk frothing method
Automatic steam pipe
Water reservoir capacity
2,5 l
Type of tamper
Integrated tamper
Number of cups per brew
2


Reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • Our expert review
    Easy coffee making with barista-worthy quality

    Charlotte. Koffiemachine specialist. | 21 May 2021 | In the version: No | Silver | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • You can immediately start making coffee, thanks to all the handy accessories.
    • The coffee machine grinds the coffee beans directly in the filter carrier and immediately presses the ground coffee.
    • You froth the milk manually or automatically for a cappuccino or latte macchiato.
    • The coffee maker makes quite a bit of noise while grinding and tamping the coffee beans.
    • When you turn the machine on, it takes 4.5 minutes to warm up and be ready to use.

    As a coffee lover, this is a coffee maker that you want to have on your kitchen unit. The robust coffee machine is fully equipped. For example, the bean grinder is incorporated in the machine and it grinds the coffee beans directly in the filter carrier and pushes it.

    Nice to use
    With a piston machine you of course have the majority of the brewing process in your own hands. The nice thing about this Sage the Oracle is that it helps you as much as possible with all the steps. Such as getting the machine ready for use and determining the correct settings. This is all simply described in the manual. Like what grind size to start with so you have a starting point to play (that's what I call it) with the piston machine from there. Once you turn on the machine, it will take a few minutes for it to warm up. But I can also set the machine to start automatically. This way you don't have to wait for the machine to warm up.

    Various coffee specialties
    I choose between a filter basket for 1 or 2 cups, quite a few people come over, so the filter basket for 2 cups is the most convenient for me. In addition to an espresso, I also make an americano in the sizes: small, medium, large. This is an espresso in combination with hot water.

    Set to my preference
    What I really like is that I make the espresso and the milk completely to my taste. Start by setting the grinding degree. I choose between 45 grind settings from fine to coarse. Then I choose the coffee temperature, how hard and long I want the coffee to be pressed and how long the extraction takes. I froth the milk manually or automatically, choosing the milk temperature myself and adjusting the milk texture myself for a latte macchiato or a cappuccino. I change the milk texture from a thick creamy foam to a lightly foamed milk.

    Charlotte. Koffiemachine specialist. | 21 May 2021 | In the version: No | Silver | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    best machine I've ever bought.

    Jeroen den Heijer | 25 July 2019 | In the version: Yes | Silver | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • build quality
    • taste of the coffee
    • 2 liter water tank.
    • touch screen
    • relief
    • you really have to take the time to adjust it to your own taste.

    my experience so far on the oracle touch is way beyond my expectation. if you take the time to adjust it to your own taste, you won't want to go back.
    buy beans that have been roasted for less than 2 weeks. this determines how good the coffee is.
    I now drink espresso as it is drunk in Italy.

    Jeroen den Heijer | 25 July 2019 | In the version: Yes | Silver | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    7,6/10
    Great when it works, but it doesn't always.

    Octave Hustinx | 29 April 2021 | In the version: Yes | Silver | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • milk frother
    • Ease of use
    • design
    • Touch Screen
    • Consistency
    • Price
    • Integrated bean grinder

    When making espresso you have to deal with several variables that each listen very closely. The beauty of the Oracle Touch is that it takes away a lot of those variables. You actually control the coffee solely by the grind of the beans and the throughput time (and to a lesser extent by the temperature). That makes the device very user-friendly and removes a lot of the learning curve. As a result, as an inexperienced home barista, you can make good coffee. An additional advantage of the bean grinder/tamper combination is that you get very few coffee crumbs on your countertop. Furthermore, the milk frother is phenomenal, really unprecedented good milk foam. You will not be able to go back to a separate milk frother or a mediocre cappuccino afterwards. As far as I'm concerned, the automatic milk frothing is the best feature of the device. Many of the problems I discuss below are also much less noticeable in the case of cappuccinos or lattes because they are well masked by the excellent milk.
    The following annoyances are particularly relevant if you expect to drink predominantly espresso. What disappointed me about the device was the accuracy/reproducibility. The first cup of coffee of the day was ground considerably finer than subsequent cups, causing your first double espresso to fail. In addition, it was more common that the tamp did not work properly, as a result of which the water runs through the coffee too quickly (and it becomes sour (underextracted)). There was also quite a lot of variation in the amount of ground beans at a time (deviations of 1.5-2g higher or lower than average, so a range of 4g). This makes it difficult to always make equivalent coffee. The amount of coffee is also always on the high side, there is not much you can do about it (only adjust to a limited extent). Rather 20-22g, compared to the 18g that many coffee recipes use. I can't rule out that this was the copy. I returned my copy due to defects and after consulting Sage customer service.

    This may seem like nit-picking, but for $2000 I would have expected a product without inconsistencies like this. For the record, it is therefore not possible to set the device 1x and then get good coffee with a few actions. You should adjust the device regularly (not daily, but several times a week).
    Sage also has excellent customer service; I was helped every time by patient and helpful people.

    Conclusion: On paper, the device is fantastic, and it is when it works correctly. Unfortunately, the consistency is the biggest culprit, and the device does not qualify as a fully automatic machine in my opinion. As a potential buyer it is especially important to realize that it requires more work than a fully automatic machine (but also with a higher quality as a result). For me, the device is not so suitable for espresso drinkers. However, for cappuccino and latte drinkers, it could still be a good option.

    Octave Hustinx | 29 April 2021 | In the version: Yes | Silver | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,8/10
    Not cheap, but I'm convinced after a week.
    • Very easy to make coffee
    • Delicious coffee
    • Easy to clean
    • Coffee and milk at a very good temperature
    • Noise level could be a little lower

    Had a Jura before, but the taste and temperature of a cup of coffee is much better.

    Froukje Laarman | 1 August 2020 | In the version: Yes | Silver | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,8/10
    Top device
    • Constant quality coffee
    • Easy to use
    • Very nice coffee
    • Nicely integrated parts, fewer appliances on the counter than with a manual machine
    • Pricey

    Much easier to make a nice cup of coffee than a manual machine and tastier than a fully automatic machine.

    Carly | 26 August 2020 | In the version: Yes | Silver | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,2/10
    You make coffee with attention and then you get something.
    • Beautiful design machine
    • The coffee looks attractive
    • The smell is delightful
    • The taste is how it is meant that coffee should taste
    • The milk is not too lobed for my taste

    The taste of a manual machine and the convenience of a fully automatic machine.

    Elsbeth Otten | 15 April 2021 | In the version: Yes | Silver | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,8/10
    Drinking coffee is a party again

    Old technology with modern means. Awesome!

    Janosch | 25 April 2021 | In the version: Yes | Black, Silver | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,8/10
    Brew a great tasting espresso
    • Please take a moment to adjust the settings to your coffee beans and your taste
    • The tamping of the ground coffee happens automatically with the right pressure
    • Because the machine has two boilers, you can make an espresso and heat up milk at the same time
    • Tools fit in tray in the machine
    • Possibility to lift the machine, after which it is easy to turn.
    • Big machine, you have to have the space
    • Slightly higher noise level.