I don't think so, the brew unit and the grinder I think are identical. My sister had the 870XL for many years and loved it. For those who don't care about milk-based drinks, or don't mind learning and manually doing it, the 870XL is definitely the way to go.iddqd85 wrote: ↑Jan 10th, 2019 10:16 amWould the touch version make better coffee then the cheaper breville?
https://www.amazon.ca/Breville-BES870XL ... s=breville
The Touch version does add a few things over the 870XL; new thermocoil (3 sec heat up vs 2 mins) and the touch screen / UI which takes you step-by-step in making drinks, customizing them and then saving them. Those aren't the biggest draw of the Touch, that would be the milk system which is almost identical as the one on the Oracle Touch ($3500 machine). Having said that, I don't think the Touch is worth its regular price ($1500-1600). Amazon had it for $1099 just before Christmas which I think should become the regular sale price, instead of what we got ours for ($1280).