Matched up head-to-head with most of the other super-automatic machines, the Gaggia Brera comes up short.
But the Gaggia Brera has one major advantage: its price tag.
While most super-automatic models tend to stretch your wallet, the Gaggia Brera is a little kinder.
Essentially, there are two trade-offs you make by settling for the Brera:
The Brera is very capable machine, but swapping out stainless steel for plastic is a concern.
Still, a lot of Brera users report their machines lasting several years.
Ultimately, the Brera has everything you’d expect a super-automatic espresso machine to have, including a very intuitive user interface that allows you to easily refine your espresso to your tastes.