Gaggia Brera Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Espresso Coffee Machine, Wow – this is good!
I’m a real coffee snob, i admit it. I like my coffee to be as good as i can possibly get it to be. For the last five years i’ve been using a decent coffee maker from morphy richards that i bought for around the £100 mark and have always been fairly happy with it. Of late it has started to be a little erratic and is showing the ill effects of the daily use over its life. So i was naturally delighted to get the opportunity to get hold of this beastiewhat i did think though – almost at once – was this: how much better can coffee at home get?. Is a £600 coffee machine really going to be that much better than my trusty £100 one?the answer is yes. A thousand times yesi’m not one to really get over excited by the design of a machine, so long as it does its job well. This however, it must be said, is a seriously sexy machine. It has been commented on by practically every person who has come into my home over the last week.
Makes coffee at press of button providing it has beans in top2. Empties used coffee into dispenser that you have to empty every 4-6 coffees,3. Boiling water at turn of knob which can be used for anything. Choice of 3 strengths of coffee at touch of button. The above reasons make the machine worth buying for our family. I am very fussy about coffee and i’m pretty much guaranteed a good cup in minimal time. 1 if there’s not enough coffee beans to make a coffee it will grind what is there and dispel into ‘used receptile’. You can be 2 beans short and no coffee. In desperation when out of beans it is possible to used the ground beans in the used compartment (fish out the old solidified discs first and you can use your freshly ground beans in the ready ground coffee dispenser.
Improves on the original titanium in every way. The brera is gaggia’s entry level bean to cup machine. Despite fewer selection controls than the gaggia platinum, it has the same brewing unit and frothing design, and produces superb coffee and excellent frothed milk. The system has gone through many refinements since the original gaggia titanium bean-to-cup, making this an excellent choice for coffee lovers. We still have our non-automatic gaggia espresso in the loft, and this one replaces our gaggia titanium which, after six years good service, would have cost almost have the price of this machine to repair. Over the same period, we have seen friends buy and replace two or even three espresso machines from other manufacturers. Coffeethere are three settings for coffee strength and two for size of coffee. You can set your own length for each of these, though you can’t change the strength settings. ‘one bean’ strength is a good, decent strength for people who like coffee. ‘two beans’ is strongish coffee, and we usually use this as the basis for cappuccino, or for a good espresso. ‘three beans’ is very strong coffee, as strong as you would ever get double-espresso in a restaurant. There’s also a setting to allow you to put ground coffee in, and the strength will be determined by how much you put in. By comparison, we generally found it hard to get strong enough coffee from the titanium, which led us to roasting coffee longer which gives a slightly bitter taste. The crema is always excellent, whether into an espresso cup or a lungo cup. We used to think the crema on the titanium was good, but this one is so rich and creamy that you can’t tell whether you’ve put milk in or not until after you’ve started drinking. By default the espresso length gives you a single shot of espresso, though if you use ‘two bean’ it will be as strong as a double shot in starbucks when used as the basis for cappuccino. The longer length is about a small mug’s worth. The taste is very good — very good indeed if you fit the gaggia brita intenza water filter, which, annoyingly, we had to order separately. Hier sind die Spezifikationen für die Gaggia Brera Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Espresso Coffee Machine:
- Integrated Coffee Grinder
- Milk Frother
- Removable Tank
First of all, a confession: i love decent espresso coffee. I’ve had a nespresso machine for a few years now and love the short shots that it makes. However, this new machine is really an asad (all singing, all dancing) machine. So, this review is in two parts. The first part is the emotional part; the second is the factual, technical part. Firs the emotional bit:i love it. The machine looks really stylish and is dead easy to use. Ok, you do need to read the manual carefully and follow the steps for the priming of the machine first time around, but after that it is a doddle to use. Select the strength of coffee; press the size button; then wait about 15-30 seconds depending on the size you’ve chosen; then enjoy.
Fantastic frothy coffee machine. The brera is a really great machine which make superb coffee and can be used to heat milk for super hot chocolate. Also gives hot water on demand. I haven’t worked out how to “personalise” the strength of the coffee, i’m not sure this is actually possible (leave a comment if you worked it out). Really recommened this machine, for both taste and ease. Expensive but will repay the investment many times over if you appreciate real coffee – it will be hard to go back to instant. Minor gripe around cleaning but that is the way to keep the coffee tasting great. Top tip – make sure the machine is definitely finished before opening the ground drawer. It took me a lot of time to work out how to fix it when i was impatient (actually during the filming of the review – i cut this bit out).
Kommentare von Käufern :
- Great coffee, reliable operation but high maintenance
- First Class Purchase
- Improves on the original Titanium in every way
I have had this machine for a month now. I concur with those who have said that the water reservoir is small and that the used grounds unit needs frequent emptying – i hardly have a cup of coffee which does not require some ‘work’ preceding it. However, the results are excellent.Having purchased the beans which i enjoy, i appreciate that i can choose the degree of fineness of grounds and i can control the quantity of coffee which is dispensed; i press a button to deliver a short shot into a mug and follow this with another long shot which fills the mug to my set level for a perfect cup. I find that i turn the machine off (it is a great pity that the switch is situated at the back of the machine) until i next want to use it and each time i turn it on it goes through a self cleaning routine (which helps to use up water from the reservoir) so i must remember to place a container under the spout to catch the water. I have also now started producing cappuccinos of excellent quality with no trouble. We recently entertained and it was no problem to make six after-dinner coffees one after each other so that they all were enjoyed simultaneously and all at a good drinking temperature. Besten Gaggia Brera Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Espresso Coffee Machine