Gaggia Velasca Prestige One-Touch Coffee and Espresso Machine

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Gaggia Velasca Prestige One-Touch Coffee and Espresso Machine  By Gaggia


The Gaggia Velasca Prestige is a striking super-automatic machine that delivers piping hot espresso and milk-based drinks at the press of a button. It’s ready to brew in seconds and its easy maintenance make it last for years.

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The Velasca Prestige is a major step up from the base Velasca model. With its integrated milk carafe, it can automatically froth milk for cappuccinos and lattes, on top of brewing espressos and coffees. It’s considered a one-touch machine, because in just one touch the Velasca Prestige will craft a personalized drink exactly to your specifications, and it looks good doing it! The machine gets hot quick, with very little wait time between brewing and steaming, and the added benefit of being able to pull the carafe direct from the fridge when making a milk based drink. We’re in love with any machine that brews an espresso, especially on those particularly sleepy-eyed mornings, but we have a soft spot for the Velasca for its 45 second initial heat up, and barely discernible rapid steam heat up. We’ve noticed that the Velasca is hotter than other super-autos, which might be the reason for these snappy heat up times. The espresso and lungo buttons can be double clicked for automatic double brewing, and milk drinks include cappuccino, milk foam for doppios, hot cocoas and the like, and the adorably named baby cappuccino, which is a 50/50 blend of espresso and frothed milk.

The Velasca works in much the same way as the Velasca aside from milk. Its ceramic burr grinder can be adjusted across ten grind settings, giving you much needed control over the extraction of different beverages. The integrated bypass doser adds further functionality, allowing you to brew using pre-ground coffee, too. Coffee is adjustable across five strength settings, three temperature settings, and, the Prestige model boasts adjustable pre-infusion for even more control. The Velasca Prestige will alert you to its maintenance needs; comes with a water filter; is capable of descaling itself; and pressing the “Carafe Quick Clean” button after steaming will rinse out the milk circuit. Plus, Gaggia’s specially designed brew group is removable for easy cleaning. All of this is to say that not only does it serve up tasty bevvies, it’s easy to maintain. We love the Velasca. It’s meticulously handcrafted, steeped in tradition, and reliable to boot. Take a look at the standard Velasca if you prefer to steam by hand with a wand; or, if you need a machine with larger capacities, the Anima Prestige offers similar functionality.

Programmable One-Touch Brewing

Programmable One-Touch Brewing

Your ideal beverage can be further customized with your preferred volume and temperature for barista quality coffee with all of the flavor and none of the attitude. Unique to the Velasca Prestige is the ability to choose between one of three levels of pre-infusion to soak your grounds prior to extraction. This aids in bringing out the flavor profile of your coffee for better brews.

Dedicated Milk Carafe

Dedicated Milk Carafe

The Velasca Prestige’s unique milk system froths milk from the carafe twice before dispensing it to ensure ideal temperature and texture. For easy and hygienic cleaning, the machine is equipped with a dedicated button to rinse the milk circuit after each use. For added simplicity, the carafe is dishwasher safe and can be stored in the refrigerator when not in use.

Ceramic Burr Grinder

Ceramic Burr Grinder

The Velasca Prestige comes equipped with a ceramic burr grinder that’s durable, precise, and has minimal heat transfer during grinding. It has 10 settings ranging from extra fine for crema rich espresso to coarser grinds ideal for long coffees. Skip the grinder entirely by way of the bypass doser when you want to brew pre-ground coffee; it’s great for the occasional decaf.

Automated Cleaning and Maintenance

Automated Cleaning and Maintenance

Cleaning the Valesca is simple. The brew group can be removed for hand cleaning, and the machine has a descaling cycle pre-programmed in. Use the included water test strip to program in your water hardness and the Velasca will alert you when it’s time to descale. Install the Mavea Intenza in the 1.6 L reservoir to preserve coffee taste and improve your machine’s longevity.

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Specifications

Property Value
SKU GAVELASCAPT-WLL
App Connectivity No
Boiler Configuration Single-Boiler/Dual-Use
Number of Boilers 1
Boiler Features Rapid Steam
Brew Boiler Heater Location External
Brew Boiler Material Stainless Steel-Lined Aluminum
Brew Boiler Type Thermoblock
Brew Group Features Removable
Brew Unit Material Plastic
Brew Unit Type Automatic
Brew Boiler Wattage 1400
Number of Carafes 1
Recommended Application Home / Residential
NSF Certified No
Display Type LEDs
Controls and Additional Features 'Decalcification Needed' Indicator,Adjustable Coffee Dosage,Adjustable Coffee Strength,Bypass Doser,Cup Volume Control,Digital Display,Low-Water Warning,Pre-Infusion,Programmable Brewing
Type of Controls Push Button
Adjustable Cup Height Yes
Cup Height (max, inches) 4.5 in
Cup Height (min, inches) 2.75
Cup Warmer Material Plastic
Cup Warmer Size (L-in x W-in) 8" x 3"
Cup Warmer Passively Heated
Dreg Drawer Capacity (Spent Pucks) 10
Drip Tray Cover Material Stainless Steel
Drip Tray Material Plastic
Frame Material Plastic
Built-In Grinder Yes
Grinder Burr Type Flat Ceramic
Number of Grinders 1
Bean Hopper Capacity (Oz) 10.58 oz
Removable Bean Hopper No
Grinding Method Burr
Bean Hopper Material Plastic
Housing Color Black,Stainless Steel
Housing Material ABS Thermoplastic
Maintenance Alerts Yes
Recommended Milk Carafe Cleaner Urnex Rinza
Recommended Descaler Type Gaggia Decalcifier
Recommended Water Filter Mavea Intenza
Depth (Inches) 17 in
Height (Inches) 13.5 in
Weight (Lbs) 17.63 lbs
Width (Inches) 10.25 in
Adjustable Froth Quality No
Cappuccino Dispensing Height (inches) 4.5 in
Pump Type Vibration Pump
Number of Grinder Settings 10
Warranty Service Provider Email support@wholelattelove.com
Warranty Service Provider Whole Latte Love
Warranty Service Provider Phone Number 888-411-5282
Manufacturers Warranty Period 2-Year Limited Warranty
Amps 11.66 A
Volt 110V-120V (US)
Watts 1400 Watt
Power Cord Length (inches) 46 in
Power Cord Storage Yes
Steam Boiler Material Stainless Steel-Lined Aluminum
Steam Boiler Type Thermoblock
Steam Boiler Wattage 1400 Watt
Steam Wand Pannarello
Water Reservoir Access Location Front
Water Reservoir Capacity 54 fl-oz
Water Reservoir Features Removable
Water Reservoir Material Plastic
Water Source Built-In Reservoir

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