Velasca Prestige

HIGH QUALITY AND EASE OF USE AT YOUR HOME Find out now
INTEGRATED MILK CARAFE Prepare one-touch velvety cappuccinos to beckon your taste buds
100% CERAMIC ADJUSTABLE GRINDERS Select among 10 levels to regulate the 100% ceramic grinders, for a light or full-bodied espresso
OPTIAROMA Personalize in an easy way the aroma intensity and body of your espresso, with 5 different levels to choose from
Velasca Prestige

HIGH QUALITY AND EASE OF USE AT YOUR HOME

Velasca Prestige

DESIGNED AND MADE IN ITALY
STAINLESS STEEL FINISHING
BEVERAGE SPECIALTIES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
MEMO FUNCTION
INTEGRATED MILK CARAFE
OPTIAROMA
100% CERAMIC ADJUSTABLE GRINDERS
GROUND COFFEE OPTION
MILK CIRCUIT QUICK CLEAN
REMOVABLE BREW GROUP
QUICK HEAT BOILER

Tech Info

Velasca Prestige

HIGHLIGHTS
BEVERAGES VARIETY
BEVERAGES IN CUP QUALITY
EASE OF USE
MAINTENANCE
MATERIALS, FINISHING AND DIMENSIONS
ENERGY CONSUMPTION
ACCESSORIES
Compare Do you want to compare it with other machines?
Select up to two!
Compare now
Back Back to
Velasca Prestige
Focus

DESIGNED AND MADE IN ITALY

Guarantee of premium quality and a neverending passion for the art of espresso making.

STAINLESS STEEL FINISHING

Inspired by Italian design and craftsmanship, the stainless steel front of Velasca Prestige suits both traditional and modern kitchens.

BEVERAGE SPECIALTIES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Velasca Prestige delivers a perfect in-cup result in a few seconds and it never disappoints. Enjoy 5 coffee and milk-based drinks (of which 4 at one touch), from the traditional espresso to a foamy cappuccino, and personalize their length and strength. The machine brews also hot water to make your favorite infusion or tea.

MEMO FUNCTION

Customize and memorize the length of the available beverages simply by keeping selected the button for a few seconds.

INTEGRATED MILK CARAFE

The integrated milk carafe froths the milk twice to remove all bubbles and impurities. The result is a perfect milk froth, always at the right temperature to make flawless cappuccinos and other milk-based drinks. Moreover, it can be stored in the fridge after using it.

OPTIAROMA

This feature gives you the unique possibility to personalize the intensity and flavour of your espresso. Create a tailor-made result by choosing the quantity of ground coffee per cup among 5 selections.

100% CERAMIC ADJUSTABLE GRINDERS

The resistant 100% ceramic grinders extract the purest essence from coffee beans, preventing overheating and burning. This material guarantees long-lasting performances, silence and the best in-cup result. Select among 10 options to customize your espresso, from the finest grind for a strong taste, to the coarsest for a lighter coffee.

GROUND COFFEE OPTION

In addition to the coffee beans option, an easy solution to brew different ground coffee blends, even decaffeinated.

MILK CIRCUIT QUICK CLEAN

Without the need to empty the carafe and only by clicking a button, this unique system allows you to thoroughly rinse the milk system at your convenience after every use, ensuring a perfect and deep cleaning.

REMOVABLE BREW GROUP

Easy cleaning and maintenance with the removable brew group that can be washed under the tap and re-inserted easily at its place. This permits a thorough cleaning of the machine and the best in cup result every time.

QUICK HEAT BOILER

The Quick Heat boiler ensures hot beverages from the first cup without the waiting. Its secret lies in its body made in light aluminum and stainless steel, which can reach hot temperatures fast.

Back Back to
Velasca Prestige
Tech Info

HIGHLIGHTS

User interface
LCD + BUTTONS
Type of graphic user interface
2 COLORS DISPLAY (PREMIUM WHITE) with more than 30 icons
Total beverages variety
ESPRESSO, ESPRESSO LUNGO, CAPPUCCINO, MILK FROTH, BABY CAPPUCCINO, HOT WATER
Milk/steam solution
MILK CARAFE
Boiler
S/S boiler
Ceramic grinders
Optiaroma
✔ 5 SELECTIONS
Adjustable grinder setting
10 SELECTIONS
Adjustable coffee spouts
✔ (70 - 110 mm)
Cup plate
✔ (S/S)

BEVERAGES VARIETY

Number of beverages
6 (4 one-touch)
Espresso
✔ one-touch
Espresso lungo / caffè lungo
✔ one-touch
Cappuccino
✔ one-touch
Milk froth
✔ one-touch
Baby cappuccino
✔ "drinks MENU"
Hot water
✔ "drinks MENU"

BEVERAGES IN CUP QUALITY

Pump pressure
15 bar
Pre-Brewing
✔ (3 levels)
Ground coffee option
Adjustable grinder setting
10 SELECTIONS
Optiaroma
✔ 5 SELECTIONS
Adjustable coffee length
Adjustable coffee temperature
✔ (3 levels)
Adjustable milk length
Gaggia adapting system
Quick heat boiler

EASE OF USE

Capacity water tank
1,5 l
Capacity milk carafe
0,5 l
Capacity beans container
300 g
Capacity coffee pucks container
10 coffee pucks
REMOVABLE COMPONENTS
MILK CARAFE: frontal; WATER TANK: frontal; COFFEE PUCKS CONTAINER: frontal; DRIP TRAY: frontal; BREW GROUP: side
Simultaneously brewing of 2 coffee cups
Removable components
✔ water tank, BREW GROUP, drip tray, coffee pucks container

MAINTENANCE

Water filter compatibility
✔ Aquaclean (US/CND Intenza +)
Rinsing cycle
AUTOMATIC
Milk circuit cleaning cycle
AUTOMATIC (Quick Clean)
Descaling cycle
AUTOMATIC

MATERIALS, FINISHING AND DIMENSIONS

Product dimensions (L x H x D)
25,6 x 34 x 44 cm
Product Weight
9,4 kg
Bodywork
BLACK ABS
Front
S/S
Drip tray
SILVER ABS, S/S

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

Boiler
S/S boiler
Power supply
230V 50Hz 1500W 120V 60Hz 1850W
Energy consumption stand-by
< 1W

ACCESSORIES

Included accessories
Grease tube, grinder adjustment key/measuring spoon, AquaClean
Back Back to
Velasca Prestige
What is the difference between a superautomatic and a manual espresso machine?

If you prefer to obtain excellent results in a fast way, a superautomatic machine is what suits you the best. Equipped with a patented brew group, makes espresso, cappuccino and other hot beverages just by pressing a button, that can be customized as you prefer in a few easy steps. Moreover, the integrated 100% ceramic grinders let you have freshly ground coffee at every use and preserve all the aromas. While, if you like to relive the barista rituals at home, a manual machine is the right choice. Learning how to make an impeccable espresso requires care and practice, but it is definitely worth it.

Back Back to
Velasca Prestige
What is the difference among the integrated milk carafe, the cappuccinatore and the traditional pannarello?

The integrated milk carafe, directly connected to the machine, gets activated automatically when you select a milk-based drink. The system froths the milk twice to get you an impeccable froth, always at the right temperature, to make flawless drinks, according to the traditional recipes. Moreover, the carafe can be stored in the fridge after using it. The cappuccinatore has a patented cyclonic chamber that draws milk directly from a container, froths it and delivers it automatically into a cup. The traditional pannarello is a manual tool that dispenses steam to create a dense and soft layer of milk froth to enrich your coffee, as well as hot water if you prefer teas or infusions.

Back Back to
Velasca Prestige
How can I prepare my favourite espresso?

The machine has default settings, but you can easily make your personal and customized espresso just by following these simple suggestions:

1. Always select high quality blends. Blends with Arabica are characterized by a higher acidity and a more aromatic flavor, while blends with more Robusta have a stronger taste.
2. Be sure to turn the machine on a few minutes before using it, so it can properly warm up. This guaranteees a perfect extraction of all coffee aromas.
3. Use the Optiaroma function to set the quantity of ground coffee used. It is possible to select among 5 different settings: from light to strong. Press the button; the new setting will be saved with the first espresso brewing.
4. Set the length of your espresso via the MEMO function. For a traditional Italian espresso, set it to 30ml.
5. Activate and regulate the pre-brewing for an even more intense flavor. A first hot water shower moistens the ground coffee before the actual brewing, so to extract all coffee aromas.
6. Adjust the grind size among the 10 available selections by pushing and turning the knob inside the beans container with the end of the measuring spoon, only when the grinders are working. For a stronger taste or for light roasted beans, choose a finer grind, while for a lighter taste or dark roasted beans, select a coarser grind.

Back Back to
Velasca Prestige
How can I change the grinder settings?

It is possible to adjust the grinder settings by pushing and rotating the knob inside the coffee beans container using the grinder adjustment key (end of the measuring spoon), one notch at at time, and only when the machine is grinding. You can choose among 10 different settings, from 1 – the boldest (for light roasted coffees) to 10 – the lightest (for dark roasted beans). You will taste the difference after 2-3 brewings. For the 120V models, this adjustment must be done by following the same procedure but only when the grinders are NOT working.

Back Back to
Velasca Prestige
Do grinding, Optiaroma and pre-brewing affect the taste of coffee?

A correct grinding is fundamental to make the authentic Italian espresso: not too coarse or you’ll get a watery coffee and not too fine or coffee won’t come out. Moreover, different beans react best with different grind sizes. Optiaroma allows to regulate the amount of ground coffee used per cup, for a light or strong taste according to one’s preferences. Adding more coffee makes it harder for the water to go through, slowing down the extraction time and resulting in a stronger coffee. Pre-brewing affects the intensity, and could be set to have a stronger coffee. With this process, ground coffee are moistened with hot water for some seconds before the actual brewing, releasing a wider range of aromas.

Back Back to
Velasca Prestige
Which kind of milk can I use to get an impeccable froth?

We suggest to use whole cold milk (at circa 5° C / 41° F), with a protein content of at least 3% and a fat content of at least 3.5%. Proteins will incorporate air in the cream, while fats will make it dense and steady. Also semi-skimmed cow milk, some lactose-free milk and soy drink are proven to deliver a good result.

Back Back to
Velasca Prestige
How can I memorize the quantity of coffee and milk?

It is possible to customize and memorize the length of coffee and milk simply by pressing and holding the corresponding button for a few seconds until “MEMO” is displayed. When the desired quantity has been reached, press the “STOP” button. The length is memorized for next uses.

Back Back to
Velasca Prestige
Can I use mineral water?

Yes, you can use mineral still water or tap water. Avoid sparkling water as it can negatively affect the brewing process.

Back Back to
Velasca Prestige
How can I prepare a coffee with ground coffee?

In order to use the “ground coffee” option, you need to click the specific button until the coffee doser icon is displayed. Now, by using the included coffee doser, put 1 scoop of ground coffee in the proper round compartment, placed next to the coffee beans container. Click on the “espresso” or “espresso lungo” button to start the brewing. Remember that, by selecting this option, it will be possible to brew only one coffee at a time.

Back Back to
Velasca Prestige
How can I brew two cups of coffee at a time?

In order to brew two espressos or two espressos lungo simultaneously, place two cups under the spouts and click the specific button (espresso or espresso lungo) twice. You will activate a first grinding and brewing, followed by a second one, to guarantee an always fresh aroma. This option can be selected only when using coffee beans.

Back Back to
Velasca Prestige
Why does my espresso machine automatically start a rinsing cycle?

This automatic rinsing cycle – that happens when the machine is switched on or goes in stand-by mode – is necessary to keep the circuits always clean and to heat the coffee circuit to guarantee an extraordinary result from the first use.

Back Back to
Velasca Prestige
When do I have to descale my machine?

Scale is a normal consequence of using the machine, and it depends also on the quality of the water you use. It is necessary to descale the machine when the display alerts you to proceed. We suggest to follow the step-by-step procedure illustrated in the instruction booklet and to use only the GAGGIA descaler that is especially thought especially for our espresso machines.

Back Back to
Velasca Prestige
What descaler can I use?

To descale your Gaggia coffee machine use only the Gaggia decalcifier, a unique solution made to ensure excellent performances of the machine throughout time. Vinegar and any other descaling agents must be avoided. Never use descaling agents based on mineral acids such as sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid and sulfamic acid. These descaling agents may damage your coffee machine’s pipe and tube system.

Back Back to
Velasca Prestige
Which water filter can I use?

The Gaggia Velasca range 230V is compatible with Aquaclean water filter, while 120V models are compatible with Brita/Mavea Intenza+. Both the water filters are designed to protect the machine against scale.

Back Back to
Velasca Prestige
Which components are removable and washable?

Drip tray, drip tray plate, coffee pucks container, water tank, pannarello, cappuccinatore and milk carafe are removable and need to be washed under tap water, with a bit of dish soap, but no abrasive substances nor solvents; the removable brew group must be washed with no soaps. The drip tray plate can be washed also in the dishwasher.

Back Back to
Velasca Prestige
Where can I buy a Gaggia full automatic espresso machine?

You can find our official distributor for your Country in the contacts section: http://www.gaggia.com/worldwide-en.