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Gaggia Cubika

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Gaggia Cubika. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. People really like the performance and size. The design and usability also get good comments. Reviews are divided on the price. The noise and capacity get negative reviews.

usability, design, size, performance

durability, reliability, maintenance, capacity, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Gaggia Cubika is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: James Goodman (coffeegeek.com)

I can tolerate faults & repairs, but I will not put up with shoddy customer service.

 

We purchsed the machine in April. Within a few weeks the power supply had failed & it had to be returned. We tried returning it to the retailer but were told that Gaggia come & collect it. Arranged with Gaggia for collection, & they then tried to...

Makes nice tasting coffee when it works

Reliability & customer service ; Boiler power

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Patrick Naughton-Doe (coffeegeek.com)

For coffee lovers this machine fits the bill and looks good too. For best results freshly ground coffee and filtered water are essential.

 

My first espresso machine and I am thrilled with it. Given to me as a gift at christmas and it has been used every day since then.

Looks great, works well, hot plate, lots of steam if needed, large 2L reservoir

Water container fiddly, buttons and steam knob flimsy

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: James Whitby (coffeegeek.com)

Great machine. Great looks. Great price. No problems so far... ...3 months later and still no problems. Still great.

 

I was a bit concerned about my recent purchase after reading some of these other reviews. People telling you their machines keep breaking down and take an age to heat up tends to do that to you. But after a month of use I haven't any complaints.

Looks ; Price/value ; Quality of espresso

Fiddly water reservoir

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: David Sawford (coffeegeek.com)

The snazzy styling conceals an slightly agricultural machine, but it works well.

 

I read the (mainly negative) reviews here after I had bought it. I was worried about how long it would last, but atfer 2 months of daily use there are no signs of anything going wrong.

Nice looking stainless steel design ; Easy to use ; Makes good coffee

Quite noisy ; Fiddly water tank

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: Colin Gent (coffeegeek.com)

Did I get a dud, or are all Cubikas the same? Whatever, Gaggia is not a make I'd buy again.

 

For some years I owned a cheap DeLonghi Caffe Treviso machine. The results it gave were consistent and acceptable. I got a good crema on my espresso and the milk steamer gave passable, though not exceptional froth most of the time. I thought it was...

Smart, modern look

Poor build quality and disappointing results

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: Pete Wearn (coffeegeek.com)

Good looking machine that produces passable espresso, but is unfortunatly let down by the build quality.

 

I wanted this machine because of the good looks and well known name, but unfortunatly the build quality lets the machine down.

Basic Manual Machine, straightforward to use ; Looks very cool ; Compact enough for a tiny kitchen like mine

Poor build quality ; Low pressure on steam wand

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: Adrian Hall (coffeegeek.com)

Gaggia brand and sexy looks for a sensible price. Resulting espresso pretty damn good for a domestic machine.

 

Imagine my horror when, after buying a new Gaggia Cubika, I logged on and enrolled onto the Coffee Geek website as a new member and read some of the reviews! A few talk about poor build quaility, unreliability, cheap looks, heating problems etc etc.

Gaggia brand for a sensible price ; Stainless steel body looks v sexy ; Makes pretty good espresso, and decent crema, with the right beans, pressure and learning curve

Drip tray cheap plastic ; Steam knob cheap plastic ; Other reviewers have said build quality poor and breaks down after 3 months! Not had any experience of this myself, but only had the machine for a few weeks

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: Adrian Beecroft (coffeegeek.com)

Good looks mask a feeble spec, poor design, dreadful quality and bad customer service - Do not be tempted.

 

My wife liked the look of this and thought she could rely on the Gaggia name. She bought it me for Christmas.

Stylish cubic design and stainless steel skin look great. It is cheap

Cheap - and nasty. The beauty is only skin deep. Good looks mask a wimp of a machine within. Basic design faults and poor quality mean it will soon break down - then you can stop drinking coffee for a few weeks while they repair it. Rinse and repeat

Nov, 2004

Consumer review by: Tauseef Mehrali (coffeegeek.com)

A well crafted, good looking, reasonably priced machine that despite an apparently ubiquitous early fault (rapidly repaired) produces excellent espre

 

As a coffee-making novice prior to purchasing this machine, I was looking for a reliable brand at a good price. The Cubika did not disappoint and I was producing excellent coffee from the outset.

Very stylish ; Reproducibly good espresso with crema ; Functional hot plate ; Easy to clean ; Excellent customer service

Early button trouble required repair ; Water tank fiddly to remove and replace

May, 2004

Consumer review by: Mike Brown (coffeegeek.com)

Great espresso maker - if only they could make one that lasts me more than 3 months!

 

First let me say that I was really pleased with my stainless steel Gaggia Cubika when I was given it for Christmas. It appeared to be a robust, all-metal, machine. The coffee it made tasted first class, which, after all, is why we bother with these...

Makes great coffee ; The top gets warm so is be used as a cup warmer, which is a nice touch

Build quality variable. I'm about to take back my second faulty machine. Each has lasted about 3 months (using the machine twice a day, making a couple of cappuccinos each time) ; After operating the steam button it can take a little while for a head...

Apr, 2004