Updated 16 Jan 2018

Gaggia

Milano Brera R19305/01

Snapshot: The Gaggia Milano Brera R19305/01 is a automatic espresso machine with a heat-up time of 1 minute 05 seconds and no automatic turn-off function. Can it make a good coffee?

Milano Brera R19305/01
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1265

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Test results

Overall score
52
Taste
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Milk frothing
?/10
Temperature consistency
?/10

Good points

  • OK to use.
  • OK milk frothing.
  • Good controls.
  • Cup-warming plate.
  • Programmable coffee quantity.
  • Has a digital display.
  • Can use pre-ground coffee.
  • Fits large cups.
  • Standby mode.

But

  • Just OK temperature consistency.
  • No automatic power turn-off.
  • Just OK taste.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Taste (60%): We assessed crema colour and thickness as well as the coffee's aroma, flavour, mouth-feel and aftertaste.
Ease of use (20%): Based on convenience of water container and filter, controls, exterior cleaning and operating the unit.
Milk frothing (15%): Evaluated froth quality and ease of using the frothing mechanism.
Temperature consistency (5%): Assessed consistency of temperature across 4 cups of coffee.

Price is from a January 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Type
Automatic
Avg price
$1265

Specifications

Heater
Not stated
Heat-up time (min:sec)
1:05
Time to deliver coffee (sec)
18
H x W x D (cm)
32 x 26 x 44
Weight (kg)
8.5

Features

Automatic turn-off
×
Programmable coffee quantity
Digital display
Cup warmer
×
Coffee-strength settings
3
Milk frothing
Manual
Removable water reservoir
Yes
Adjustable water temperature
No

More Info

Notes
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