Summary: Bought Gaggia Brera through Amazon about a year and a half ago and worked well until all of a sudden got stuck in a "prime loop" where all it could do was prime over and over again--no more brewing.
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
Summary: +tives 1. Makes coffee at press of button providing it has beans in top 2. 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. (Comes out of wand) 4. Choice of 3 strengths of coffee at touch of button.
This machine arrived on time (in fact a couple ofdays before the alloted time given)
kas rashid, Amazon
1 October 2013
Summary: and I was extremely pleased with the unit. lots of paperwork mind, and no trouble if your multi lingual. The unit is all I expected from Gaggia, and my cncerns about whether it should be a Delonghi or Gaggia were answered swiftly. I had made the right choice.
Indifferent performance - and there's as much to do to brew a cuppa with this as with a conventional coffee machine!
1 October 2013
Summary: For a supposedly "complete solution" to brewing real coffee without hassle this machine is extremely disappointing. You are constantly shuttling back and too across the kitchen to re-fill the water reservoir, or empty the grounds hopper, or re-fill the bean hopper, or empty the slops tray, AND to...
Summary: I've waited a while before posting a review. I've now had the Gaggia Brera for 8 months so think I can give an accurate opinion. PROS - yes - it makes great coffee. There are three strength settings and it's a matter of personal taste which one you opt for.
Summary: 1. its very expensive. 2. its stylish and looks good. 3. its makes nice coffee from beans or ground. 4. the water tank is very, vrey small and last around 2.5 mugs with auto cleans. 5. the trash drawer is big enough but requres emptying before its actually gets full. 6. the grinder is good 7.