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Gaggia Brera Super Automatic Espresso Machine Review

Machine is elegantly designed with ease of use in mind. This Super Automatic
Espresso Machine does not take up a lot of space and it is perfect for light
office use and any fast paced household. Its face features a very stylish
stainless steel front panel. The Gaggia Brera is also available in a version with black sides and a stainless steel front.

Besides having a compact design, it is more efficient and spacious than most Espresso Machines in the same class. Although it is rather small in size, this does not hinder it and in fact, its superior technology allows it to challenge other heavyweights in the industry. The duo headed brew group enables this super automatic machine to make two espresso
shots at once.

The Gaggia Brera Super Automatic Espresso Machine guarantees convenience with the entire dosing, extraction and grinding process fully automated into one espresso machine. In fact, all the components that are used for most daily operations including grounds disposal, coffee bean container, drip tray and water tank can be easily accessed from the front making the machine easy to clean and maintain.

Moreover, the push button controls and large display bring out the machine’s intuitive user friendly interface. The machine has dedicated color coded icons for grinding, steaming and brewing functions.

The Gaggia Brera Super Automatic Espresso Machine utilizes a fully automated process that quickly learns the user’s desired espresso drink temperature, strength and volume. The machine is also ideal for making a frothed cappuccino. Its steam wand has rotating flexibility and is a perfect hot water source for tea and chocolates.

Features

Water purifier

The Gaggia Brera is fitted with Mavea water filter that filters water before extraction. This system removes impurities and helps in preventing the buildup of scale in order to extend the lifespan of the machine.

Ceramic burr coffee grinder

The machine is equipped with a Ceramic burr grinder that operates consistently at appropriate temperatures resulting to flavored, aromatic coffee. Moreover, Gaggia Brera Super Automatic Espresso Machine’s adapting system automatically adjusts the grinding time and rpm to achieve the desired quantity regardless of whether you’re using dark, medium, or light coffee beans.

Optidose function

This is a programmable feature that allows users to specifically customize the coffee aroma. You can choose from strong, medium to light brews. The volume is programmable and this super automatic espresso machine will recall user preferences in future. On the other hand, you can make an espresso or café lungo in a short duration.

Doser bypass

The doser bypass allows users to brew pre-grounded coffee. However, you should never grind any flavored coffee beans in the machine because besides voiding the warranty, the flavor may also linger for the entire lifetime of the machine.

Rapid steam technology

The machine features rapid steam technology that easily transforms to quick heat-up times during the steaming and brewing operations. Therefore, users can steam and brew back to back without any difficulties.

Water tank and filter

The machine has a 1.2L water tank and a filtration system that removes impurities from the water before brewing.

Cleaning and maintenance

The Gaggia Brera Super Automatic Espresso Machine is easy to clean and maintain. The machine has a self-rinse cycle which automatically activates when it enters standby mode or exits. The self-rinse cycle aids in maintaining the machine in brew-ready state as well as preserving performance. Should the unit need to be serviced, an icon will appear on the
display screen to alert you.

Brewing

The unit has a 15-bar pump and a stainless steel boiler that ensures the right temperature for your beverages. Moreover, its telescopic coffee dispenser allows users to adjust the height in order to hold mugs and cups.

Pros

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Automatically alerts the user whenever care is needed

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Low energy consumption: The standby mode is automatically activated after just an hour of idle time.

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The coffee bean container is UV-proof

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The machine does not take too much space

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Descales automatically

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One year manufacturer’s warranty

Cons

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Tall cups do not fit

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The water tank is small and requires frequent fillip’s which may be a little inconveniencing especially for light office use.

The
bottom line

The Gaggia Brera Super Automatic Espresso Machine offers a very functional and efficient design with easy access to its coffee bean container water tank and drip tray.