Review Date - 05/15/2014
We love the simplicity of the Brera. Although small the features compensate for this. Shots are smaller than other machines but you can double press espresso button and two shot are made with a redose in between. With the dregs and water drawer in front, the lower volume capacity of water and waste is no problem. You can easily fill tank or dump dregs without hassle. Only criticism is would ... read more
Review Date - 09/16/2013
I got this machine because of the two pumps. Honestly it took some additional info to get it working at the level I wanted. But, since then it has been great. Easy to use, good design and produces great coffee over and over. ... read more
Review Date - 10/12/2014
We bought this machine in the Spring of 2008. It is extremely durable. While it certainly isn't smart, I have used and abused this machine. I use it every morning. It has never been descaled. I only use tap water and I have accidentally left it on all day several times.
Using the machine does take some expiramentation. I have to use very finely ground coffee, such as pre-ground Lavazza to get ... read more