Summary: Being passionate about espresso, I was thrilled when offered a chance to review the Gaggia Brera. When the Brera arrived on my doorstep I scared the UPS man by jumping up and down with excitement and practically grabbing the box from his hands.
Brera vs. Vienna. Brera works, but know it's place
26 April 2013
Summary: Update Dec 2014. Fixed spelling errors (thank you) added a few comments here. Had this machine a while now. Initially was concerned of flimsy plastic parts. Happy to report the Brera is holding up well with daily use with no operational issues.
Summary: I bought the brera approx 6 months ago, i am pleased with the machine.It delivers a proper cup of coffee everytime,youve obviosly got to find the right coffee and make sure you get the grind set corectly.I use Coopers coffee, its called lieu mio, set grind to finest,spot on.I cannot fault the coffee...
Summary: I've had this machine for over 2 years and love the way it makes shot. I think the best feature is that it grinds the beans right into the brew group. I bought this to replace my gaggia titanium, which I bought to replace my C1000.
Summary: I bought this machine from a specialist dealer. I find this machine excellent as to the ease of use and quality of espresso as well as frothing milk. It is very easy to use and the only effort it requires is to fill up the water tank and empty the waste bin.
Summary: I bought the silver version about a year ago to replace an aging Capresso C1000. Unlike the burnt taste and warm espresso with the c1000, this unit produces excellent espresso in both taste and temperature. For your reference, I mostly use Giggia Intenso whole beans.
Summary: I bought this machine for my hubby, as he loves good coffee and I wanted to purchase a quality unit that allowed you to grind whole beans, as most machines on the market these days a limited to the use of capsules only, which is not the same.