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Gaggia is a company deeply rooted in Italian espresso heritage, yet its coffee machines have evolved over the decades, from the original pressure-generating, lever-activated piston, to the latest fully-automated, bean-to-cup technology which, at the touch of a button, grinds, brews and dispenses a delicious cup of espresso. However you prefer to brew your coffee--whether you want the simplicity of bean-to-cup or crave domestic barista status--there is a Gaggia for you.
In 1938 Achille Gaggia filed patent number 365726, an ingenious invention which saw steam pressure applied to ground coffee, so that the water forced through the coffee extracted all its flavours and aromas to create a rich foam crema layer. However, the real revolution came 10 years later when Achille filed a new patent, for a lever-operated piston machine incorporating a spring. This spring provided additional pressure, and this pressure forced water through the coffee in a shorter time, producing a short black espresso in just 15 seconds.
In the 1950s Gaggia found fame in the trendy coffee bars of Rome and Milan, and most notably in London’s prominent Sirocci in Soho. These coffee bars soon became icons of the '50s lifestyle. With the launch of Baby Gaggia in 1977 the company began producing domestic espresso machines, making the professional values inherent in Gaggia’s commercial machines widely available for use in the home.
The Gaggia Brera super-automatic coffee machine is characterised by compact design, simplicity of use, practicality of cleaning and its energy-saving capabilities.
Gaggia Brera saves energy when not in use because it automatically switches to standby mode after one hour, then uses less than one watt per hour when in standby mode. If you’re concerned about your energy consumption, Brera can help you save energy as well as make great coffee.
A twin boiler reduces the waiting time between coffee production and steam delivery to just a few seconds. This coffee machine is ideal for preparing espresso coffee using either coffee beans or ground coffee, and is equipped with a device for dispensing steam and hot water. The elegantly styled machine is designed for normal home use only.
The twin boiler reduces the normal waiting time between coffee brewing and steam output to just a few seconds. Twin boilers means that you are able to brew coffee and add milk to make a cappuccino or latte without an additional wait, so you can froth milk to make cappuccinos, lattes and macchiato coffee at a simple turn of the steam knob.
Cleaning your coffee machine removes hard water mineral deposits, old oils from previously brewed pots and other impurities that can make your coffee taste bad. The Gaggia Brera automatic coffee machine comes with a removable brewing unit for easy cleaning and maintenance. Maintenance and cleaning should only be carried out when the machine is cold and disconnected from the power supply. For better durability and long-lasting results, clean the brewing unit of the machine with water. The brewing unit needs to be removed for cleaning, then rinsed thoroughly with hot water. Use a soft cloth moistened with water to clean the machine from the outside. Scale forms while the machine is in use, so it's necessary to remove scale every three to four months of use or whenever you observe a decreased flow of water.
The durable ceramic grinder retains the purity of the coffee aroma, and can be adjusted to grind as coarse or as fine as you like. The quality and flavour of your coffee will depend not only on the blend you use but also on how finely you grind it.
Every machine is factory-regulated to a medium-sized grind--turn the knob to higher numbers to obtain a coarser grind, turn the knob to lower numbers to obtain a finer grind. The finer you grind the coffee, the more flavour can be extracted from the same volume. But it's the type of coffee making equipment you own that will determine what grind you can get away with. The ceramic grinder in the Gaggia Brera automatic coffee machine was chosen after careful consideration and research. Ceramic material is durable and safe in use. It is inert and thus ensures the best results without changing the consistency and flavour of the coffee.
The ceramic grinder in this Brera machine also provides a more consistent grind from start till end, allowing perfect dosing and blending. It gives you more control over the body and density of your coffee. And that's not all--the amount of coffee residue left in the cup is substantially reduced. Moreover, ceramic grinders are long-lasting and make minimum noise. Thanks to its powerful, robust build, the ceramic coffee grinder will quietly grind to the same consistency and high standards for a longer period of time so you can have perfect-tasting coffee every time.
Program the dispensing buttons on the electronic control panel to suit your own personal coffee taste. The 'Personalise Your Coffee' function allows you to choose the desired taste of your coffee every time you make a cup. Every cup is freshly brewed and prepared with the ultimate balance of your choice between coffee and water--a guarantee for a smooth, full taste and delicious aroma.
You can customise everything to your personal tastes, from the number and size of coffees you make through to the amount of milk or coffee that is dispensed. The Gaggia Brera coffee machine has a finger touch function to save user settings, which is a novel way to easily access your preferred coffee settings. The machine has two buttons which can each be programmed for a personalised coffee, so it stores up to two individuals' customisations. Since you store coffee beans in the machine, brewing a morning cup made exactly to your liking will be as easy as pressing a button.
Variety is still an option; via the ground coffee compartment you can brew a different blend without changing the beans. With the Brera machine you can rest assured that everything is as fresh and delicious as if it were being prepared in the finest café. The machine allows you to adjust the amount of coffee (dose) to be ground according to your requirements. Gaggia Brera is an effortless and efficient bean-to-cup espresso maker.
This coffee machine is ideal for preparing espresso coffee using either coffee beans or ground coffee, and is equipped with a device for dispensing steam and hot water. The integrated water and bean tanks are easily accessible from the top and front, and perfectly complement the machine’s ergonomic design. Special insulation and super-silent ceramic grinders preserve the peaceful kitchen atmosphere.
Coffee has a huge variety of different flavours and undertones as well as strengths. Much of your decision will come down to personal taste. To assist you, Gaggia have included a 'strength selector' feature in the Gaggia Brera coffee machine which will help you in your decision making process. The strength of a coffee is mainly determined by a two things: how long the beans are roasted for and the amount of coffee you use in a cup.
With Gaggia Brera you can make anything from very mild to very strong coffee, and everything in between. Just select the amount of coffee beans to be ground for your espresso and have the coffee strength of your choice.
A compact bean-to-cup espresso maker in a stylish, modern design, Gaggia Bera is simple to use and allows easy access to the water tank and coffee ground waste via the front of the machine. Gaggia Brera is the bean-to-cup, super-automatic espresso machine from Gaggia that delivers excellent quality coffee in style and in the comfort of your own home. This compact and lightweight espresso machine comes with electronic controls, LED display, a 250g bean chopper and a 15 bar pressure pump for outstanding results. Its integrated ceramic coffee grinder gives you five choices for ground coffee, while the removable brewing unit, stainless steel boiler and 1.2 litre water tank ensure this super-automatic espresso machine is easy to clean.
Best coffee machine I have ever had and going strong 3 years later with daily use from me, guests and house staff. Such great value. Milk frothers is amazing!Published 3 months ago by D. Richardson
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. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Henry
This a great coffee machine, it keeps things simple. Pure beans in and press a button. Fits nicely in a kitchen without taking up too much room. Read more
Good item & price easy to use, but as not easy to clean works better with beans than coffee powderPublished 6 months ago by ,Pamela Durrance
This is the best Christmas pressie I've ever bought myself! Has been used almost every day for over a year now and never lets me down, everyone always comments on the great coffee. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ockers
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. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mr. James K. Pirie
Before cluttering the kitchen with this machine I thought long & hard about why most kitchen equipment ends up at the back of a cupboard - lack of convenience. Read morePublished 8 months ago by David
I purchased this machine for my son, a bigger version than my own, the quality and convenience of this machine is superb. Read morePublished 11 months ago by R Nunn
Bought this item nearly a year ago. Have a few minor niggles:- 1) The water reservoir is only big enough for 3 mugs. Read morePublished 11 months ago by tonyd