Espresso is one of the most popular beverages we often drink at coffee shops but if you are an avid drinker, we actually can make them at home as well with reliable machine like Gaggia Classic Vs Breville Infuser. Both of them will let the user to enjoy this thick and creamy coffee beverage anytime, based on your preferred blend and also fairly affordable for many to purchase. If you are also eyeing these machines, see what they can offer below so we can shop for the best choice.
In this article, we are going to give you information about:
- Which Coffee Machine to Choose
- How to Shop for Espresso Machine
- What are Gaggia Classic and Breville Infuser
- What Gaggia Classic and Breville Infuser Look like
- What Beverage Gaggia Classic and Breville Infuser can make
- Do Gaggia Classic and Breville Infuser have Frothing Wand
- What else Gaggia Classic and Breville Infuser can offer
- Gaggia Classic Vs Breville Infuser
Coffee Machine Types
It seems that coffee shops are growing here and there because of the rising demand of this bean based beverage so it is not surprising to see people spend more of their monthly income to get their favorite blend at various stores. While we can’t criticize this habit for we also enjoy those fancy coffees, we also realize that it is not the wisest way to spend our hard earned money on something that we can actually maintain better by brewing at home.
The problem with brewing at home is it will be very limited since we don’t have the proper tools and ingredients to make certain beverage. This is especially true with the machine because beverages like espresso or cappuccino will need the help of coffee machine to make one. For those who are not very fussy about their drink, coffee maker can handle the regular needs at home but, if you prefer specialty drinks, we do will need certain machine to make one.
The most popular and versatile one is probably single serving coffee machine like Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Vs Keurig K Classic because they can handle almost any beverages; not just coffee as long as the certain mix is available at their suitable pods. However, if you are looking for more authentic espresso, cappuccino, or Americano what we need will be an espresso machine because these beverages are authentically made with one so if you wish to taste the same as what barista made, having one at home will be necessary.
Shopping for Espresso Machine
For those who loves drinking espresso or any other beverages based on this thick, rich, and creamy coffee, the machine will be very helpful for we can enjoy them anytime at home and cut some budget which is used to buy coffee at shops in the long term. Espresso machines which is used at home commonly come as semi-automatic and fully-automatic so it is best to shop based on how much effort you can spend to make the beverage from start to finish.
Semi-automatic is the more affordable and common type but, as the name suggests, it will automate some of the brewing process and will also require some assistance from the user such as placing the portafilter or operating the lever manually. On the other hand, the fully automatic requires very little assistance from its user for most of the process from grinding, dosing, tampering, and even adjusting brewing temperature has been taken care of the system, leaving us to only navigating the menu and placing the empty cup.
About Gaggia Classic and Breville Infuser
If you already have an idea on what kind of espresso machines to choose, now is a good time to see what the market has to offer because there are so many of them out there and it may take some time before we can get the most ideal choice. If you never shop for one before, it is wise to see what other people with similar preferences are using because those that satisfy more people will be most likely to fit your taste as well.
Among those many options, Gaggia and Breville are two of the best brands to look at because they have been offering reliable products with nice features and high quality without breaking the bank. Gaggia has been around for decades focusing their operation on making coffee machines so we are sure most avid coffee drinkers are already familiar with them or even used one of their products before while at the other hand Breville is a small home appliance company that happened to have many nice espresso machines as well in their catalogue.
They also have quite the options to choose from so everyone can get the best or ideal choice for their home and if you are planning to spend less, we do recommend to see their popular Classic and Infuser machine. Both of them are loved by many not only because the relatively affordable price for an espresso machine but also because of the ease of use and reliability in making delicious espresso or any espresso based beverages like cappuccino anytime, just like what our barista have made.
Gaggia Classic and Breville Infuser are a very capable machine and almost all of the features or capabilities presented in both machines are the same since they are solely espresso maker, unlike some models with built in grinders to offer more convenience. Their operations are also among the simplest because they are relying on simple user interface that won’t require long reading before we can master the whole brewing process.
Gaggia Classic and Breville Infuser Design
As you can see on the sample picture above, these espresso machines are very pretty with stainless steel fashion in which Gaggia is sporting brushed stainless steel finish and the latter is also the same brushed stainless and feels very well built. However it is also true that the former is slimmer so it won’t consume much space in your kitchen by being measured at 15-inch tall, 9-inch wide, and 9.5-inch deep. On the other hand Breville Infuser is measured at 13-inch tall, 11.5-inch wide, and 13.2-inch deep.
They also have different design because everything seems more compact in Gaggia Classic since this espresso maker is sporting a small control panel at the front and a rotating control on the side as opposed to Breville Infuser and many other machines in the company collection that have an array of control buttons presented on the face area. Both have required accessories including portafilter in the package but Infuser also nicely placed its tampering in a slot located at the left when not in use.
Gaggia Classic and Breville Infuser Beverage
Since both of Gaggia Classic and Breville Infuser are a solely espresso maker, they can only make the beverage or espresso automatically so there is no menu we can choose to make any other types of beverages here. They can make both single and double shots at the same time with two spouts to accommodate each small cups but, as you can see the clearance in Infuser machine is higher so we can fit taller cups like tumbler as well below the brewing spout.
What’s more convenient with Breville Infuser machine is it already offer a function to decide how many espresso being dispensed between one and single shots and in addition we can automate the serving size as well through its programming button so the machine will serve the exact size every time we brew. However, Gaggia Classic also have a pod filter, specifically ESE pods so if you are not in the mood for measuring and tampering coffee grounds, we can just toss the pocket and start brewing.
Gaggia Classic and Breville Infuser Frothing Wand
Gaggia Classic and Breville Infuser are featured with a frothing wand which is operated through the control panel to steam and texturize your milk when making a cappuccino or latte and any other beverage that needs frothed milk. We also love the fact that their wands are not straight and a little bit outward so we can accommodate bigger milk jug and move it with ease. Additionally, the wand in Gaggia machine also dispense hot water from its side knob to make Americano, Tea, or even Hot Chocolate.
Breville Infuser also have the same feature but they choose to provide a dedicated hot water spout located in between the frothing wand and group brewing to let you have hot water anytime. Despite how big this machine may look like, in fact Classic machine from Gaggia is capable of holding more water inside.
Gaggia Classic and Breville Infuser Features
Another feature that we think will be very useful to have in any electronic appliance including espresso machine is auto off function because none of us want to waste energy and this is why Breville equipped their Infuser machine with Auto Off function when the machine is left unattended for an hour and in case you forget to switch it off before leaving the house, the machine will turn off automatically after 3 hours.
Both of these machines are very ideal for anyone who wants to enjoy espresso at home and make their own barista styles coffee anytime but it doesn’t mean that Gaggia Classic and Breville Infuser are identical because Gaggia brewing space is shorter to accommodate taller cups and don’t have automatic single or double shots option for convenience. However, it is carrying more water and capable of using ESE pods in case you will use this single serving method.
Gaggia Classic vs Breville Infuser
All in all, it is all up to your taste because not all of us will have the same preference yet, we do like Breville Infuser better because not only is it more affordable, the machine control is easier to understand and the auto off function is very useful.