Gaggia Brera Espresso Machine in Silver

Reg. $699.00
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Further proof that good things come in small packages, the Gaggia Brera is a fully equipped super-automatic espresso machine with a compact footprint that will leave you with plenty of counter space.

The Italian-made Brera has been thoughtfully designed to maximize user convenience. The dregs drawer, drip tray, and water tank all within reach, accessible from the front of the machine for quick and easy cleaning and maintenance. Gaggia has even simplified machine programming and beverage selection with the Brera. Push-button controls and an LED display with illuminated icons make it easy to navigate through your options, which are plenty with this Gaggia super automatic. Coffee aroma, strength, and volume are all customizable; additionally, the ceramic grinder takes advantage of the Gaggia Adapting System to adjust the rpm and guarantee the correct quantity of coffee grounds.

The Brera is an aesthetically pleasing machine with a contemporary stainless-steel front panel and chrome-plated accents; the side panels are available in black or silver to complement your décor. Functionally, the Gaggia Brera is great for entertaining as it can accommodate a wide variety of user preferences. If you prefer to serve guests pre-ground decaf coffee, or specialty coffee you can do so with the bypass doser. For special treats, macchiatos, cappuccinos, and lattes can be made easily and quickly, since the Brera comes equipped with a stainless steel Panarello wand and Rapid Steam Technology. Consider the Gaggia Brera if you’re a little short on space but don’t want to compromise on convenience and espresso quality. This model comes with a two-year limited warranty.

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An airtight, UV-proof 8.8oz hopper lets you safely store coffee beans. When you’re ready to grind, the Brera comes with a ceramic grinder to ensure grind consistency and reduce heat transfer—resulting in flavorful and aromatic coffee. For your convenience, the Gaggia Adapting System automatically adjusts grind time and rpm to deliver the desired coffee quantity, regardless of whether you’re using light, medium, or dark beans.

Bypass Doser

This Gaggia model comes outfitted with a bypass doser, allowing you to skip the grinding process and brew with pre-ground coffee. The bypass doser is a great option for decaf or flavored coffee drinkers.


The Gaggia Brera has a 15-bar pump and a stainless steel boiler to ensure temperature-appropriate, great tasting beverages. The unit has a telescopic coffee dispenser, allowing you to adjust the height to accommodate your cups and mugs. Simply select the desired drink and it will be brewed directly into your cup!

Programmable Features

An Optidose function allows you to customize the aroma of your coffee; choose from light, medium, and strong brews. You can also make- an espresso or café lungo with the push of a button; beverage volume is programmable and the Gaggia Brera will “remember” your preferences for future use.

Water Tank and Filter

The Brera has a 1.2-liter water reservoir. A Mavea Intenza water filter (not included), with a four-stage filtration system, removes impurities and prevents scale buildup, to prolong the lifespan of your machine.

Steaming and Frothing

The Gaggia Brera has a metal Pannarello steam wand to create creamy froth and steamed milk for your favorite specialty beverages. The steam wand can be swiveled, left to right, to accommodate a variety of cup or steaming pitcher sizes.

Rapid Steam Technology

This machine is equipped with Rapid Steam technology, which translates to quick heat up times and robust brewing and steaming operations. You’ll be able to steam and brew back-to-back with ease, thanks to the Rapid Steam feature.

Cleaning and Maintenance

The easy-to-maintain Gaggia Brera has a self-rinse cycle that activates when the machine is switched on and off and enters or exits standby mode. This rinse cycle will help to preserve machine performance and keep the unit in brew-ready shape. An icon will appear on the display screen to alert you, should the Brera need to be descaled.

Additional Features


18.7 lbs


10"W x 12.4"H x 17.5"D



Available Colors

Silver and Black

Average Rating : ( 5 out of 5 )

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Hi, when I use the bypass doser my machine dumps the dry grounds without making a shot.  Have cleaned, decalcified, tried various dose amounts, prayed to the coffee gods and cursed like a sailor (which I am).  Any other ideas?  Works fine when whole beans are ground, but my flavored coffee clogs...

Answer by mjackson:

You need to make sure you use the scoop and only put in 7 Grams of coffee. If you put in more it will not work. Also if coffee is to coarsley ground it will not brew . If to finely ground it wont let coffee through. I hope this helps. And really flavored coffee is not the best for your machine it...

seans asked:

Hi all

I have had my Brera for about 3 years. I am pretty good abut cleaning it at least evey two weeks - remove the brew unit and so forth. Lately it has started to grinf the beans (hopper can be full or not) an then give the error code that there are not enough beans - and I waste a lot of...

Answer by Sanfam:

Are the beans you're roasting in any way oily, or more oily than they were before?  The shallow bean hopper of the Brera (along with most Super Automatics) can allow for beans with an oily coating to bind to the bean hopper and "bridge" with one another; While some may fall into the grinder, the...

Machine is three years old, love it. 

Used grinds are not coming out in solid disk. Very watery. 

Any ideas what's wrong?

Answer by Erik:

I would ask you to please contact our technical support department at 1-888-411-5282 option 3

Answer by Jeffrey Hammel:

I fixed it.  Took the side part out, gave it a good cleaning and manually had it working. 

Put it back in and am enjoying the brew once again. 

Sam asked:

Water in coffee ground drawer, HELP.

This is our second Gaggia Brera machine.  We are surprised this machine always drops water in the coffee ground drawer after brewing, the coffee grounds in the drawer are wet and do not form a dry cylinder like the previous machine.  We are afraid this is a...

Answer by Sam:

Hi Whole Latte Lover Community, anyone has an answer to my question regarding the water in the coffee ground drawer?

Thank you,

kodiakpm asked:

This morning my machine decided not to dispense water for my espresso. I tried cycling off and back on, i removed the filter in my water dispenser, just in case... Any thoughts on next test step? Thanks.

Answer by Maggie:

Thank you for your post.  Are you able to run water through the steam wand? Is your brew unit clean? Are you getting a lot of water in your dreg box for the spent coffee?  If you try using pre-ground mode (press the bean/spoon button until just the spoon is on the screen, then press the brew...

Sandy F. asked:

What is the longest recommended time the Gaggia Brera should be left in standby mode.  If I skip a day or two of brewing espresso, I can't help but feel anxious seeing that flashing button....

Answer by Sanfam:

Much like other modern machines with built-in power saving modes, the Brera can be left plugged in and switched on (at the rear switch, that is) for extended periods of time without issue.  We typically suggest turning it off at the main switch if you expect to be away from the machine for more...

Candy asked:

We have had our Gaggia Brera for over 2 years and loved it until now.  When we turn on the espresso machine, it runs normally until we press one of the buttons to brew coffee.  It sounds like it is grinding the beans, then the red warning light comes on saying the bean hopper is empty and the...

Answer by Sanfam:

With the symptoms you've reported, I suspect there is either a clog in/around the grinder, or that the beans are simply unable to make their way into the grinder from the hopper.  At the most basic level, I'd suggest removing all of the beans from the hopper, removing the plastic finger guard...

Answer by Candy:

HI Sanfam ~

We had already tried what you suggested and it didn't help.  Something I neglected to originally mention was this is an intermittent problem.  It'll work for a week or so and then after the beans are ground, the red warning light comes on telling us the bean hopper is empty and the...

MariS asked:

I use distilled water in my Gaggia Brera-do I need a filter and also do I need to descale?

Answer by Maggie:

The filter would not be necessary, although you would still want to descale the machine every 4-6 months (depending on usage) for the best performance of the machine.

lesley asked:

hello we have had our brera for a little over 2 years now. today we had our first problem and I was wondering if you have any ideas. when I turn on the machine everything cycles as normal. but when I hit the button to make espresso. all of the upper red warning lights come on and nothing happens....

Answer by Maggie:

There are a couple of things it could be-does it only happen when you press a brew button, or does it happen if you try to steam or get hot water? Will it function properly if you use pre-ground mode? You may have something in the grinder keeping it from moving, or it may be a more serious...

lesley asked:

hello I was wondering if you might know whats going on with my brera machine. we have had the machine now for two years with no problems. but today when we turned on the machine it ran through its normal cycle. all the lights came on like normal. but when i pressed the espresso button all 4 of...

Answer by Maggie:

There are a couple of things it could be-please give our technical support staff a call at 1-888-411-5282, option 3.

Newton asked:

On a Gaggia Brera Machine, I was wondering what the remedy might be for peeling and flaking of the Panorello Arm just where it exits the top of the machine. The underlying plastic is unsightly. Any suggestions?

Answer by Maggie:

There really isn't a remedy for it other than replacing the piece. Please call us at 1-888-411-5282, option 3, and we will be happy to assist you.

Alison asked:

We have been using our Gaggia Brera for about 6 months. I noticed a few times now that there is a leak - water pours from the bottom out the side. I've been very careful when I refill the water tank not to spill it as I put it back in. Our kitchen counter has a layer of water on it from the...

Answer by techkathy:

Alison - I would recommend sending the machine in for a repair. Call technical support at 888-411-5282, option 3. We can set up a repair order and have the machine come in while its still under the warranty.

Stephen asked:

My Gaggia Brera brews great coffee, but in the past month or two, about 20% o the time after the grinding cycle, the out of beans indicator light turns on and she dumps the unbrewed coffee grounds into the dispenser. I wash the brew group once per week, which includes cleaning the area above the...

Answer by techkathy:

Is the coffee you are using a dark roast or oily? Oily coffees tend to stick together and not fall into the grinding burrs. The machine will then act like it is out of coffee.

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Misc Data
Manufacturer: Gaggia
Model: 59100
Dimension - Width (Inches): 10
Dimension - Height (Inches): 12.4
Dimension - Depth (Inches): 17.5
Weight (lbs): 18
Watts: 1400
Volts: 120
Housing Materials: Stainless Steel/Plastic
Bean Hopper Material: Plastic
Drip Tray Material: Plastic
Drip Tray Cover Material: Stainless Steel
Removable Hopper: No
Drip Tray Capacity (Oz): 28
Ground Coffee Container Material: Plastic
Drain Line Adaptable: No
Spent Coffee Capacity (Dregs Drawer): 8
Easy To Rotate: No
Tall Legs: No
Power Cord Length (Inches): 37
Cup Height
Adjustable Height: Yes
High (Inches): 4.5
Low (Inches): 3.1
One Touch cappuccino
One Touch Cappuccino: No
Adjustable Froth Quality: No
Frothing Wand
Material: Stainless Steel
Steam Wand Style: Pannarello
Wand Movement: Pivot Side to Side
Usable Length (Inches): 2.5
Height Off Counter (Inches): 5 Stars
Optional Cappucinotore: No
Number Of Holes: 1
No Burn Wand: Yes
Optional Steam Tips Or Wands: No
Water Source
Reservoir Or Plumbed: Reservoir
Water Filter Type: Mavea
Reservoir Capacity (Oz): 40
Reservoir Material: Plastic
Removable: Yes
Reservoir Access: Front
Reservoir Removable: Yes
Water Level Visible: No
Water Filter: Mavea
Adjustable Coffee Strength: Yes
Number Of Grind Settings: 10
Type Of Controls: Push Button
Display Type: Indicator Lights
Programmable Brewing: Yes
Brewing Light: No
Temperature Control: No
Adjustable Coffee Dosage: Yes
Digital Display: Yes
Clock / Timer: Yes
Coffee Dosage Quantity: 7-10.5
Cup Volume Control: Yes
Aroma / Flow Control: No
Auto Shut Off: Yes
Bypass Doser: Yes
Pre-Infusion: Yes
Low Water Warning: Yes
Energy Savings: Yes
Decalcification Warning Indicator: Yes
Multiple Programmability: No
Pressure Gauges: No
Brew Temperature Display: No
Cup Warmer
Material: Plastic
Size (Inches): 7x3.5
Passive / Active: Passive
Brew Group
Material: Plastic
Type: Automatic
Preheat: No
Removable: Yes
Self-Cleaning: No
Boiler Data
Number Of Boilers: 1
Brew And Steam Simultaneously: No
Rapid Steam: Yes
Brew Boiler Data
Brew Boiler Type: Thermoblock
Brew Boiler Watts: 1300
Brew boiler Volume (Oz): Low
Brew Boiler Material: Stainless Steel Lined Aluminum
Steam Boiler Data
Steam Boiler Volume (Oz): Low
Steam Boiler Heater Location: External
Pump Data
Pump Type: Vibration
Type: Vibration
Maximum Pressure (Bar): 15
Self Priming Pump: Yes
Grinder Data
Number Of Grind Settings: 5
Hopper Capacity (Oz): 8
Burr Type: Flat
Burr Material: Ceramic
Freshness Lid: Yes
Initial Heat Up (Seconds): 47
Recommended Heat Up Time (Seconds): 47
Brew Temp (F) (2 Oz Shot In Paper Cup): 164
Brew Time for 2 Oz: 18
Brew Temp (F) (8 Oz Shot In Paper Cup): 168
Time To Produce Steam (Seconds): 70
Time To Steam 8 Oz Milk (Seconds): 83
Hot Water Temp 8 Oz (F): 183
Hot Water Time 8 Oz (Seconds): 69
Hot Water Recovery Time (Seconds): 0
Sound Level - Brewing (Db): 63
Sound Level - Grinding (Db): 72
Maintenance Alerts: Yes
Descaler Used: Gaggia Descaler
Water Filter: Mavea
Warranty (Years): 2
Country Of Manufacture: Italy
NSF Certified: No
Recommended Applications: Home
Available Internationally: Yes
Service provided
Repairs By: Whole Latte Love
Contact Number: 888-411-5282

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