Frothing milk is a tricky business. Much like brewing espresso, there are a number of factors and techniques to consider when trying to create the perfect microfoam. While we've made tutorials and videos outlining the steps to making a good cappuccino or latte, we've never really addressed the...
Gaggia Brera Espresso Machine in Silver
use code: CYBER
|1x 1 Year Extended Warranty||$49.99|
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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.
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!
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.
10"W x 12.4"H x 17.5"D
Silver and Black
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 on our Community →
mjackson aswered: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...
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 on our Community →
Sanfam aswered: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 on our Community →
Erik aswered:I would ask you to please contact our technical support department at 1-888-411-5282 option 3
Jeffrey Hammel aswered: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.
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 on our Community →
Sam aswered:Hi Whole Latte Lover Community, anyone has an answer to my question regarding the water in the coffee ground drawer? Thank you, Sam
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 on our Community →
Maggie aswered: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...
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 on our Community →
Sanfam aswered: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...
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 on our Community →
Sanfam aswered: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...
Candy aswered: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...
I use distilled water in my Gaggia Brera-do I need a filter and also do I need to descale?Answer on our Community →
Maggie aswered: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.
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 on our Community →
Maggie aswered: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...
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 on our Community →
Maggie aswered:There are a couple of things it could be-please give our technical support staff a call at 1-888-411-5282, option 3.
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 on our Community →
Maggie aswered: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.
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 on our Community →
techkathy aswered: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.
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 on our Community →
techkathy aswered: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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|Passive / Active:||Passive|
|Number Of Boilers:||1|
|Brew And Steam Simultaneously:||No|
|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|
|Maximum Pressure (Bar):||15|
|Self Priming Pump:||Yes|
|Number Of Grind Settings:||5|
|Hopper Capacity (Oz):||8|
|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|
|Descaler Used:||Gaggia Descaler|
|Country Of Manufacture:||Italy|
|Repairs By:||Whole Latte Love|
|Dimension - Width (Inches):||10|
|Dimension - Height (Inches):||12.4|
|Dimension - Depth (Inches):||17.5|
|Housing Materials:||Stainless Steel/Plastic|
|Bean Hopper Material:||Plastic|
|Drip Tray Material:||Plastic|
|Drip Tray Cover Material:||Stainless Steel|
|Drip Tray Capacity (Oz):||28|
|Ground Coffee Container Material:||Plastic|
|Drain Line Adaptable:||No|
|Spent Coffee Capacity (Dregs Drawer):||8|
|Easy To Rotate:||No|
|Power Cord Length (Inches):||37|
|One Touch cappuccino|
|One Touch Cappuccino:||No|
|Adjustable Froth Quality:||No|
|Steam Wand Style:||Pannarello|
|Wand Movement:||Pivot Side to Side|
|Usable Length (Inches):||2.5|
|Height Off Counter (Inches):||5 Stars|
|Number Of Holes:||1|
|No Burn Wand:||Yes|
|Optional Steam Tips Or Wands:||No|
|Reservoir Or Plumbed:||Reservoir|
|Water Filter Type:||Mavea|
|Reservoir Capacity (Oz):||40|
|Water Level Visible:||No|
|Adjustable Coffee Strength:||Yes|
|Number Of Grind Settings:||10|
|Type Of Controls:||Push Button|
|Display Type:||Indicator Lights|
|Adjustable Coffee Dosage:||Yes|
|Clock / Timer:||Yes|
|Coffee Dosage Quantity:||7-10.5|
|Cup Volume Control:||Yes|
|Aroma / Flow Control:||No|
|Auto Shut Off:||Yes|
|Low Water Warning:||Yes|
|Decalcification Warning Indicator:||Yes|
|Brew Temperature Display:||No|
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