Velasca Prestige by Gaggia
Model Number: RI8263/47
Refurbished by ERNW
Wide and Bright LED Display:
Enjoy direct and clear interaction thanks to the self-explanatory icons display. For maximum convenience the icons are color coded just like a traffic light: Red requires action, yellow means the machine is “busy” (like heating up), and green is ready to use.
Easy Clean System:
The heart of the Gaggia Velasca Prestige is the patented removable brew group. This device allow the machine to tamp, brew and dispense the coffee in one cycle. The brew group can be removed at the push of a button for convenient rinsing and chemical free cleaning.
Programmable Beverage Volume:
The Gaggia Velasca Prestige is designed with 2 programmable brew buttons. To program, simply push and hold one of the brew buttons until the desired amount of espresso is reached. By releasing the button at the desired quantity, the Velasca will program the selected button to brew that precise amount each time it is pushed.
Choose you ideal strength from 5 different settings. Each setting adjusts the amount of ground coffee dispensed into the brew group. Setting one for a mild coffee up to setting five for the strongest coffee.
Taste the full aroma of coffee beans in every cup. To optimize the coffee drinking experience, a special programmed step injects a small amount of hot water into the freshly ground coffee to start a pre-brewing process. This is done just before the actual brew cycle commences in order to extract the best aromas and flavors from the grounds. For additional flavor, an extra-long pre-brewing setting can be selected.
The Gaggia Velasca Prestige has Gaggia’s quick heat boiler technology single boiler system that ensures the water is always at the right temperature for brewing or frothing milk.
The Gaggia Velasca Prestige features a powerful pump, rated at 15 bars (217.6 psi) of pressure. Authentic Italian coffee requires this steady pressure to produce a premium extraction.
Ceramic Disc Grinder:
When it comes to the fineness of the grind, this machine never fails to satisfy. Different coffee blends require different levels of granularity for the full flavor to unfold. The grind granularity of this machine has 10 adjustable settings. This high-tech grinder provides consistent accurate grinding without overheating. The ceramic grinder also provides an even grind, allowing perfect dosing and blending, giving you more control over the density and body of your coffee. Because ceramic is inert it will not absorb the flavor of the coffee over time, it is much more durable, and grinds considerably quieter.
Preparing a tasty cappuccino is easy with this Gaggia espresso machine thanks to the integrated milk carafe. With the touch of a button the machine froths the milk in the integrated milk carafe, then pours a splash free creamy layer into your cup at just the right temperature. The carafe can also be stored conveniently in the fridge, it’s dishwasher safe and incredibly hygienic. This machine does not have a separate steam wand.
Pre-Ground Bypass Doser:
The bypass doser allows you to use pre-ground decaffeinated or flavored coffee without emptying the beans in the hopper.
After a programmable period of inactivity the Gaggia Velasca Prestige goes into stand-by mode, drawing less than one watt per hour to stay ready to kick back into action.