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This is an interesting espresso machine and is quite powerful so the internet told me. After doing some research on this ‘prestige’ coffee machine, I knew that I just had to try it out.
So, take a look at my review of the Gaggia Velasca Prestige Espresso Machine, as I list the pros and cons, along with my final verdict as to whether it is a great machine, or quite simply, a waste of time.
Without wasting any more precious time, let’s get straight into it.
My Quick Rating
The Design of This Machine
The design of this machine is quite nice. The steel design adds to the high-quality look, and none of it feels too plasticky, so I felt like I was getting my money’s worth when it comes to the overall design and build.
When it comes to the user interface, it looks simple on the outside.
There are just a few buttons you need to press, and there’s a nice little blue LED screen to help me brew and provides a list of drinks for me to choose from.
It also allowed me to customize my drinks, which was fantastic for my ultra-specific coffee tastes.
However, it was a little bit complicated to set up my customized drinks the first time. But after a while, I was able to figure it out.
Ceramic Burr Grinder
I liked the ceramic burr grinder. It was able to grind my beans down quite efficiently and with minimal heat transfer to ensure that my coffee was as fresh as possible.
I was also able to use the machine with pre-ground coffee, and although it still tasted nice, it wasn’t the same as using the built-in grinder for fresher coffee.
Cleaning the Coffee Machine
Luckily, cleaning the machine was quite easy, and I didn’t have to take up much time cleaning it. However, I did find that in order to keep the coffee tasting nice, I had to clean it every week.
But it didn’t really consist of much. I just had to rinse everything out and remove the brew group to clean it out.
Wrapping Up the Gaggia Velasca Prestige Espresso Machine Review
Overall, I thought this machine was very good. The design is high-quality, and although it took me a few tries to get the hang of the customization settings, once I was able to figure it out it made me lots of great coffee consistently.
But if you’re looking for a bigger machine with an easier interface, take a look at the DR. COFFEE. It has a touch screen!