Summary: Replacing our previous Delonghi ESAM4200.8 1 bean-to-cup machine, I was unsure of what to expect from this Gaggia. The reviews are generally good, but for the money I was unsure if it would be cheap and plastic looking.
Summary: I have had this machine for 4 months now so I can review this based on sufficient use. I have used several other coffee machines inc. a traditional Gaggia Espresso, and this beats them all by far.
Great coffee, reliable operation but high maintenance
15 October 2013
Summary: Bought to replace our long-running De Longhi ESAM4200 ( ). Compared to that it: 1) Is more compact. 2) Makes a better espresso. It works well with the same Percol beans I used with the De Longhi, but my favourite beans are now some Fairtrade Dark Roast ones from Starbucks.
Summary: Overall quite pleased with my new Gaggia Brera. Makes very nice coffee and Lattes but find that the Americano coffee could be a little hotter. It doesn't seem to stay hot very long so needs to be consumed quite quickly.
Summary: Got this as a present, and it took a while to work out why it kept demanding to be primed. The water tank needs to be pushed in "just so" and then it stays primed for ages. you can feel the valve engage if you do it carefully It makes great coffee and the grinder is good.
This coffee machine performs and is clean and simple to ...
William R., Amazon
30 September 2013
Summary: This coffee machine performs and is clean and simple to use and set up. I have only one slight complaint that is the coffee could be slightly warmer as we require a short scoot of steam just to top up the temperature. Apart from the above all is A OK
Summary: I was torn between this and a slightly cheaper Siemens machine. After using my sister's Gaggia Brera I was swayed by this machine's ease of use. It makes almost perfect coffee - but has some drawbacks which prevents me from giving it 5 stars: - It turns to standby and rinses after about an hour of...
Summary: I thought I would wait for six months to see how my Gaggia Brera performed in the longer term before writing a review, well it's eight months now and it's still going strong. I had a Gaggia Clasic before which gave me stirling service for 5 years, and there's still nothing wrong with it, so I was...
Summary: This machine is a revelation to someone who has only used a cheap manual one before and makes great coffee. The steamer is very quick and makes great frothy milk although the water pump is somewhat noisy when steaming.