This is a review of the Gaggia Brera Bean to Cup Coffee Machine
The Gaggia Brera Bean to Cup Coffee Machine is compact, neat and designed for home use without compromising on its professional components or build quality. It’s almost 90 years of distilled experimentation and research and it’ll be sitting on your kitchen counter.
Since 1938 Gaggia has been creating, innovating and improving on their coffee machines and if you want the best of the best then Gaggia is probably where you should start. This company don’t just want to sell coffee machines, they want to sell you a coffee machine that will change your life for the better, one that you will cherish and appreciate and truly enjoy. They care about coffee and they care about your enjoyment of it.
Gaggia Brera Bean to Cup Coffee Machine – Fast heat, great coffee
With a dual boiler system, this Gaggia home coffee maker not only produces hot water and steam within seconds, it allows enables you to froth milk while it’s brewing the coffee. Cappuccinos, lattes and macchiatos have never been so simple.
This machine is also fully customisable which is always something to look for in a great bean to cup machine because you’re not a robot – you don’t want the same coffee as everybody else, you want the coffee that’s perfect for you.
The Gaggia Brera Bean to Cup Coffee Machine is Fully customisable
The electronic display offers a wide range of customisable options so that you can create not just the ideal coffee for you, but the ideal coffee for the modo you’re in at any particular time of the day,
The strength, intensity, temperature, size of coffee and amount of water can be altered to suit your mood and because the beans are stored in the compartment and the user settings can be save for up to two people, it’s really just a quick button in the morning and you’re coffee will be made.
Because ground coffee begins to go stale quickly after it’s ground, this machine only grinds the amount of beans it requires for the coffee it’s making. This means you can have the most flavourful cup of coffee possible at any time of the day, no compromises. For those who enjoy decaf coffee in the evenings, there’s a separate compartment for pre-ground coffee that bypasses the grinder and allows for a delicious coffee without the caffeine hit.
Integrated Coffee Grinder
The ceramic, near-silent grinder is exceptionally high quality and very resilient. It is fully adjustable and you can enjoy your coffee coarsely ground or finely ground depending on the taste you’re after.
The ceramic grinder won’t impart or alter the flavour of your coffee and will continue to offer a consistent ground product. The grind level is changeable via a dial and is set to medium grain as a factory setting. Go finer or coarser and experiment with taste with five different settings.
Strong in the morning, relaxed after work
A strength indicator and customisable setting is easy to use and displayed by digital coffee bean symbols. While you’ll be making strength choices when you buy beans in the first place (as strength will change according to length of roasting time), strength is also dictated by how much coffee is used in the process of the drink making. While you make want a three bean indicator strength in the morning, after dinner you might want something a little milder.
Gaggia’s strength selection function allows you to be in control of the strength of your brew.
Technology at a glance
The 15 bar pressure pump means this is a professional level interior and you’ll get the finest coffee you’ve ever tasted. Nothing is compromised here, despite it being compact and designed for the domestic kitchen.
The removable brewing unit and 1.2 litre eater tank are easy to clean and the machine mostly takes care of itself. The waste compartment is easily accessible and you can empty and return it fast.
The LED display and electronic controls are visually neat and easy to understand and the user settings can be saved, which saves you time. Everything in this machine has been well thought-out and you won’t be left wanting.
Oh, milk sir?
This machine makes mouth watering espressos and long black coffees but what about a cappuccino or a macchiato? Milky coffees are easily attainable using the manual milk frother to the side of the coffee dispenser. Because you can froth with the coffee brews, you’ll be a pro in no time and will be achieving a smooth foam like the best.
The Gaggia Brera. A question of price
Gaggia machines never, ever compromise quality for a cheap product and you can always rely on them for top of the range coffee machines. These are industry experts who believe that each machine should be the best it possibility can for the type of person it’s aimed at.
If you’re a coffee lover who really values the best quality, taste and experience that a domestic machine can offer, this is a great pick for you. Gaggia do larger and more impressive versions but if you’re a solo drinker, a couple or a small family, this is the Gaggia automatic machine that will probably suit you best. It’s compact, kitchen friendly, easy to clean and maintain and very robust and reliable. For this price? It’s a Gaggia bargain.