Working in a company like Whole Latte Love that encourages you to test the products it sells is a wonderful experience. Especially if you like using the products! Customers get great information and opinions from actual hands on testing, and I get to enjoy some of the finest coffee drinks anyone can make for free! I really like and crave coffee, so being able to try all kinds of brewing equipment is a wonderful perk.

One machine that has steadily gained my favor is the Super Automatic Gaggia Brera. I use it about 5 times a day. Several co-workers have blogged about its features and the technical aspects of its boiler, grinder adjustability, brew group, etc. I am not going to blast you with more of the same; however, I do want to make a few points about the usability and performance of the Brera.

Gaggia Brera has easy accessability to the drip tray, water reservoir, dregs drawer, and bean hopper from

The Gaggia Brera is very compact and has easy access to the water reservoir and the dredge drawer from the front of the machine. But, when push comes to shove, does any of that really matter when you wake up in the morning craving a great cup of coffee?  I personally am only thinking “I want my cup of coffee and I want it now!!!!”

Gaggia Brera is a one-touch Super Automatic Espresso Machine from

The Brera helps me to get that first cup easily. I can set my cup under the brew spout, push a button and walk away knowing when I come back the brewed coffee will be the same quality as the cup I had earlier or the day before. Typically the first three trips to the Brera are for a normal cup of black coffee (Café Crema). Later I will usually make two cappuccinos using the Brera to brew the shots of espresso.

Gaggia Brera Bean Hopper has easy access and a freshness sealed cover from

Now with all the different espresso machines I have access to you might ask why I am using a super-automatic.  It comes down to one simple explanation.  It is one of the easiest espresso machines to use. So if you’re looking for a machine that is easy to use, produces great espresso coffee consistently, get a Gaggia Brera. I am confident you won’t be disappointed.

Stay tuned!  I will continue to write honest opinions about the machines I test. If I don’t like it you will know!   



Hello! I'm Shane Ancefsky, and have been a member of the sales team at Whole Latte Love Sales. While working here I have come to absolutely love coffee and consume so much that sometimes I think my co-workers wish I would stay away from it! My sales experience comes from commercial automotive sales and manufacturing and research & development sales, where product knowledge is an essential key to success. Every day with that in mind I strive to focus my passion for knowledge on the field of coffee and coffee brewing to help customers make an educated decision about what will work best for them!