Gaggia Brera Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Espresso Coffee Machine, Wow – this is good!

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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

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We’ve had this machine for two weeks and have nothing but positive views on it. It was recommended by a friend. Instructions very easy to follow making it a breeze to operate and clean. We had a coffee subscription from the friend who recommended it so have been able to enjoy a variety of coffee beans.

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We’ve had this machine for two weeks and have nothing but positive views on it. It was recommended by a friend. Instructions very easy to follow making it a breeze to operate and clean. We had a coffee subscription from the friend who recommended it so have been able to enjoy a variety of coffee beans.

This review is from : Gaggia Brera Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Espresso Coffee Machine

Although i have this machine for approx. 7 years, it still makes a fantastic coffee. We didn’t have any problem with it apart of one case when the machine’s stopped working for a while which my husband managed to fix by cleaning it thoroughly. Overall, we are very happy with our purchase. There is loads of more modern-looking and fully-automated coffee machines on a market but we are still perfectly satisfied with this one. The only con is a complicated descaling process which i still has’t worked out.
Although i have this machine for approx. 7 years, it still makes a fantastic coffee. We didn’t have any problem with it apart of one case when the machine’s stopped working for a while which my husband managed to fix by cleaning it thoroughly. Overall, we are very happy with our purchase. There is loads of more modern-looking and fully-automated coffee machines on a market but we are still perfectly satisfied with this one. The only con is a complicated descaling process which i still has’t worked out.

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Fantastic coffee maker bought it as a present and they love it also makes amazing coffee best i’ve tasted by far well worth the money.

This review is from : Gaggia Brera Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Espresso Coffee Machine

Fantastic coffee maker bought it as a present and they love it also makes amazing coffee best i’ve tasted by far well worth the money.
This machine was a gift some 4/5years ago. I use it a few times per week for a nice espresso & the occasional latte. My personal preference are waitrose sumatra mandheling coffee beans – strength 4 with the machine set to ‘one’ bean. For a little while the machine has been making a few clunks here & there. Also the two nozzles (from which the coffee poured) were irregular. So it was time to descale & i am pleased. I purchased gaggia’s own brand for just over £7 & also gave the machine a good clean/removed the brew group & flushed through.

This review is from : Gaggia Brera Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Espresso Coffee Machine

This machine was a gift some 4/5years ago. I use it a few times per week for a nice espresso & the occasional latte. My personal preference are waitrose sumatra mandheling coffee beans – strength 4 with the machine set to ‘one’ bean. For a little while the machine has been making a few clunks here & there. Also the two nozzles (from which the coffee poured) were irregular. So it was time to descale & i am pleased. I purchased gaggia’s own brand for just over £7 & also gave the machine a good clean/removed the brew group & flushed through.

This review is from : Gaggia Brera Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Espresso Coffee Machine

Makes nice cappaccino coffee but as i am writing this some. Makes nice cappaccino coffee but as i am writing this some 18 months after purchase i would assume it has been updated by a newer model but still working fine and making my coffee’s every day.

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Makes nice cappaccino coffee but as i am writing this some. Makes nice cappaccino coffee but as i am writing this some 18 months after purchase i would assume it has been updated by a newer model but still working fine and making my coffee’s every day.

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Not totally hassle free but well worth it. I’ve had this for over two years now so it’s about time to write a review. The machine isn’t perfect by any means. It will occasionally grind the beans before spitting them out into the grounds hopper without actually making a coffee so the beans are wasted. You need to keep a close eye on the water tray because the actual process of coffee making fills it up quite quickly. I’d certainly be wary of placing the machine on a wooden worktop. The water reservoir could do with being a bit larger. The front of the machine is brushed metal but the sides are plastic. It all wipes clean easily though. It can be a bit fiddly to clean properly and the brew head doesn’t always slot back straight back into place.
Not totally hassle free but well worth it. I’ve had this for over two years now so it’s about time to write a review. The machine isn’t perfect by any means. It will occasionally grind the beans before spitting them out into the grounds hopper without actually making a coffee so the beans are wasted. You need to keep a close eye on the water tray because the actual process of coffee making fills it up quite quickly. I’d certainly be wary of placing the machine on a wooden worktop. The water reservoir could do with being a bit larger. The front of the machine is brushed metal but the sides are plastic. It all wipes clean easily though. It can be a bit fiddly to clean properly and the brew head doesn’t always slot back straight back into place.

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But have used mine everyday and it still makes wicked coffee.

This review is from : Gaggia Brera Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Espresso Coffee Machine

But have used mine everyday and it still makes wicked coffee.
Great product at a great price. Get great quality coffee at the press of a button. Easy to use and easy to clean.

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Great product at a great price. Get great quality coffee at the press of a button. Easy to use and easy to clean.
3 years still making excellent coffee. Best coffee machine i have ever had and going strong 3 years later with daily use from me, guests and house staff.

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3 years still making excellent coffee. Best coffee machine i have ever had and going strong 3 years later with daily use from me, guests and house staff.

This review is from : Gaggia Brera Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Espresso Coffee Machine

This coffee machine is ok but the main problem is the small water container – you will get approximately 2 mugs of coffee out of it before you have to refill it. Very annoying as you need remember if you filled it and then if you forget you need to recharge it to get rid of the air. Would not buy again – especially for the price.

This review is from : Gaggia Brera Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Espresso Coffee Machine

This coffee machine is ok but the main problem is the small water container – you will get approximately 2 mugs of coffee out of it before you have to refill it. Very annoying as you need remember if you filled it and then if you forget you need to recharge it to get rid of the air. Would not buy again – especially for the price.
The goodthis a great coffee machine, it keeps things simple. Pure beans in and press a button. Fits nicely in a kitchen without taking up too much room. I got so used to having it at home, i bought one for the office too. I’ve had the first one nearly year and half so there reliable enough. The badit can be a little a noisy but don’t let that stop you. I found the biggest is cleaning it, its not too easy and once the limescale light comes on, it won’t go off even after the cleaning program is finished.

This review is from : Gaggia Brera Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Espresso Coffee Machine

The goodthis a great coffee machine, it keeps things simple. Pure beans in and press a button. Fits nicely in a kitchen without taking up too much room. I got so used to having it at home, i bought one for the office too. I’ve had the first one nearly year and half so there reliable enough. The badit can be a little a noisy but don’t let that stop you. I found the biggest is cleaning it, its not too easy and once the limescale light comes on, it won’t go off even after the cleaning program is finished.
Well made gaggia coffee machine. Good item & price easy to use, but as not easy to clean works better with beans than coffee powder.

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Well made gaggia coffee machine. Good item & price easy to use, but as not easy to clean works better with beans than coffee powder.
This is the best christmas pressie i’ve ever bought myself. Has been used almost every day for over a year now and never lets me down, everyone always comments on the great coffee. Easy to adjust for strength and size. Can’t complain at this model. Compact, perfect for smaller kitchens. If i were to buy another then i would look at a larger model – bigger water tank and maybe two bean hoppers – decaff/regular.

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This is the best christmas pressie i’ve ever bought myself. Has been used almost every day for over a year now and never lets me down, everyone always comments on the great coffee. Easy to adjust for strength and size. Can’t complain at this model. Compact, perfect for smaller kitchens. If i were to buy another then i would look at a larger model – bigger water tank and maybe two bean hoppers – decaff/regular.

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This is a very very nice machine, don’t get me wrong, but i got a bargain and wouldn’t be very pleased if i had paid full price for it. We have already had to send one back as, when it came to it’s in built de-scaling alarm time i was unable tore-set the alarm as described in the manual. Even after following the de-scaling procedure and the reset procedure still the indicator remained on. After discussing this with a repair engineer it turned out that this was a fault. So far the replacement has not reached the required amount of coffees to require de scaling so i’ll wait and see. If this one refuses to reset i shall be pursuing a refund or exchange to a different model. Once you get the perfect bean for your taste and requirements.

This review is from : Gaggia Brera Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Espresso Coffee Machine

This is a very very nice machine, don’t get me wrong, but i got a bargain and wouldn’t be very pleased if i had paid full price for it. We have already had to send one back as, when it came to it’s in built de-scaling alarm time i was unable tore-set the alarm as described in the manual. Even after following the de-scaling procedure and the reset procedure still the indicator remained on. After discussing this with a repair engineer it turned out that this was a fault. So far the replacement has not reached the required amount of coffees to require de scaling so i’ll wait and see. If this one refuses to reset i shall be pursuing a refund or exchange to a different model. Once you get the perfect bean for your taste and requirements.

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Most coffee i am served in cafes is pretty average. Before cluttering the kitchen with this machine i thought long & hard about why most kitchen equipment ends up at the back of a cupboard – lack of convenience. With this machine you set the coffee dial to the desired strength, pour the beans into the hopper then seal it (you can use ground coffee too in this machine but why would you do that). The gaggia goes through an automatic cleaning procedure, grinds the coffee, delivers it then dumps the grounds. All you have to do is top up the front loading water hopper & empty the front loaded coffee ground hopper now and again. An occasional top up of coffee beans and that’s it. Oh yes – and the coffee is fan-tas-tic. You can make any type of coffee and the cups can be stored on the top of the machine. I have had it for a few years now & it is still on the kitchen work surface, used regularly, and has been very reliable.

This review is from : Gaggia Brera Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Espresso Coffee Machine

Most coffee i am served in cafes is pretty average. Before cluttering the kitchen with this machine i thought long & hard about why most kitchen equipment ends up at the back of a cupboard – lack of convenience. With this machine you set the coffee dial to the desired strength, pour the beans into the hopper then seal it (you can use ground coffee too in this machine but why would you do that). The gaggia goes through an automatic cleaning procedure, grinds the coffee, delivers it then dumps the grounds. All you have to do is top up the front loading water hopper & empty the front loaded coffee ground hopper now and again. An occasional top up of coffee beans and that’s it. Oh yes – and the coffee is fan-tas-tic. You can make any type of coffee and the cups can be stored on the top of the machine. I have had it for a few years now & it is still on the kitchen work surface, used regularly, and has been very reliable.

This review is from : Gaggia Brera Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Espresso Coffee Machine

I purchased this machine for my son, a bigger version than my own, the quality and convenience of this machine is superb. Pour the beans in the top, add the water, place the cups, watch it create that perfect cup of coffee, coffee strength is adjustable. A good solid build, i recommend this machine.
I purchased this machine for my son, a bigger version than my own, the quality and convenience of this machine is superb. Pour the beans in the top, add the water, place the cups, watch it create that perfect cup of coffee, coffee strength is adjustable. A good solid build, i recommend this machine.

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Excellent consistent coffees. Bought this item nearly a year ago. Have a few minor niggles:- 1) the water reservoir is only big enough for 3 mugs. 2) the drip tray, although a reasonable size, does collect quite a bit of dregs, therefore the seals when it is brewing coffee are not very good. 3) the descaling liquid is fairly expensive. As descaling is recommended every 3 months, it will cost £25 per year min. 4) on a couple of occasions, the ground coffee chute has clogged up. It’s not difficult to unblock, but can be quite messyotherwise, it makes great coffee and i don’t regret buying it.
Excellent consistent coffees. Bought this item nearly a year ago. Have a few minor niggles:- 1) the water reservoir is only big enough for 3 mugs. 2) the drip tray, although a reasonable size, does collect quite a bit of dregs, therefore the seals when it is brewing coffee are not very good. 3) the descaling liquid is fairly expensive. As descaling is recommended every 3 months, it will cost £25 per year min. 4) on a couple of occasions, the ground coffee chute has clogged up. It’s not difficult to unblock, but can be quite messyotherwise, it makes great coffee and i don’t regret buying it.
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