Summary: Previously I bought a Gaggia Titanium from WholeLatteLove.com. Worked solid for 5 years until the pump gave out one day. I felt that machine should have lasted longer but I guess I can't complain too much. However my next machine was and is the Brera.
Summary: I relied heavily on the brand name and reviews when I purchased this product, but was extremely disappointed upon its arrival. For $897 I would have expected a much more robust structure, but it is almost entirely plastic and, frankly, very chintzy in feel and appearance.
Summary: Since Whole Latte Love won't print my review (please note others have assigned the machine 1 to 2 stars, yet only glowing reviews are published) I will back up the problems others have reported here.
Summary: the last thing i want to see first thing in the morning are flashing red warning lights. unfortunately with this Gaggia Brera Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Espresso Coffee Machine the only thing automatic are the flashing red warning lights.
Summary: Bought this machine and the ground coffee falls inside the unit instead of going through it. Phoned philips (the manual does not have contact numbers) and it took them a week just to collect it. It came with the same fault and so I phoned them again.
Summary: I must be the unlucky one! I bought my gaggia brera from amazon feb 2012...it lasted about two months before it died...i returned it to philips who now own gaggia...got it back after two weeks....lasted about a month.....its been in the cupboard ever since...
Summary: Gaggia Brera Fully Automatic Bean to Cup Espresso Coffee Machine The product arrived earlier than expected which was a plus but that is where the pluses ended. We read the instructions as requested by the manufacturer, the machine worked twice and the led display decided to do it's own thing.
Summary: I initially thought this was a great machine until it startied, after a few months, telling me that the bean dispenser was empty when it clearly wasn't. Back to Gaggia it went and back it came 3 times with a variety of excuses but always the same fault persisted.