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Gaggia Accademia RI9702/04 Bean to Cup Espresso and Cappuccino Coffee Machine - Silver
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- Twin boiler reduces the waiting time between coffee production and steam delivery to just a few seconds while the ceramic grinder retains the purity of the coffee aroma by grinding as coarse or as fine as you prefer
- Features touch screen digital display, which provides alerts and programming options for the menu language, water hardness, acoustic alerts, water filter replacement and rinsing cycle
- Raise or lower the drip tray with the simple touch of a button; the stainless steel boiler uses rapid steam technology to assure easy brewing and steaming with its innovative backlit touch ring control panel
- Just press one of the 7 pre-set beverage buttons brews them in a few seconds, making it very easy to produce your favourite coffee; with the espresso plus system, you can adjust the body and aroma of your coffee to suit your taste
- Heating element beneath the plate provides efficient warming of your cups, and easily accommodates four coffee cups so you can have your coffee fresh and warm
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Treat your taste buds, with over 60 years of Italian espresso tradition
Gaggia is a company deeply rooted in Italian espresso heritage, yet its coffee machines have evolved over the decades, from the original pressure-generating, lever-activated piston, to the latest fully-automated, bean-to-cup technology which, at the touch of a button, grinds, brews and dispenses a delicious cup of espresso. However you prefer to brew your coffee--whether you want the simplicity of bean-to-cup or crave domestic barista status--there is a Gaggia for you.
In 1938, Achille Gaggia filed patent no. 365726, an ingenious invention which saw steam pressure applied to ground coffee, so that the water forced through the coffee extracted all its flavours and aromas to create a rich foam crema layer. However, the real revolution came 10 years later when Achille Gaggia filed a new patent, for a lever-operated piston machine incorporating a spring. This spring provided additional pressure, and this pressure forced water through the coffee in a shorter time, producing a short black espresso in just 15 seconds.
In the 1950s, Gaggia found fame in the trendy coffee bars of Rome and Milan, and most notably in London’s prominent Sirocci in Soho. These coffee bars soon became icons of the '50s lifestyle. With the launch of Baby Gaggia in 1977, the company began producing domestic espresso machines, making the professional values inherent in Gaggia’s commercial machines widely available for use in the home.
Gaggia Accademia is fitted with a twin boiler which reduces the waiting time between coffee production and steam delivery to just a few seconds. This ensures that your coffee and milk are served at a consistent temperature to get the best tasting drink. This coffee machine is ideal for preparing espresso coffee using either coffee beans or ground coffee, and is equipped with a device for dispensing steam and hot water. The elegantly styled machine is designed to create a professionally-made cup of coffee to enjoy in the comfort of your home.
The twin boiler reduces the normal waiting time between coffee brewing and steam output to just a few seconds. Twin boilers means that you are able to brew coffee and add milk to make a cappuccino or latte without an additional wait, so you can froth milk to make cappuccinos, lattes, and macchiato coffee at the simple turn of the steam knob.
Removable brewing unit
Cleaning your coffee machine removes hard water mineral deposits, old oils from previously brewed coffee and other impurities that can make your coffee taste bad. The Gaggia Accademia automatic coffee machine comes with a removable brewing unit for easy cleaning and maintenance. Maintenance and cleaning should only be carried out when the machine is cold and disconnected from the power supply. For better durability and long-lasting results, clean the brewing unit of the machine with water. The brewing unit needs to be removed for cleaning, then rinsed thoroughly with hot water. Use a soft cloth moistened with water to clean the outside of the machine. Scale forms while the machine is in use; it is necessary to remove scale every 3-4 months of use or whenever you observe a decreased flow of water.
The durable ceramic grinder retains the purity of the coffee and can be adjusted to grind as coarse or as fine as you prefer. The quality and flavour of your coffee will depend not only on the blend you use but also on how finely you grind it. The ceramic burr grinder in this machine results in a consistent, static-free grind--and it works quietly. Insert beans into the sealable bean hopper, which holds 8.8oz of beans. This clear plastic hopper allows you to monitor the bean levels easily, and the machine will alert you with an 'add coffee beans' message when the hopper runs low. Each time you brew, the Gaggia Accademia grinds beans for that shot, ensuring the freshest taste. The grind setting can be adjusted between coarse, medium and fine using the included grinder adjustment tool.
Every machine is factory-regulated to a medium-sized grind; turn the knob to higher numbers to obtain a coarser grind, turn the knob to lower numbers to obtain a finer grind. The finer you grind the coffee, the more flavour can be extracted from the same volume. But it's the type of coffee-making equipment you own that will determine what grind you can get away with. The ceramic grinder in the Gaggia Accademia automatic coffee machine was chosen after careful consideration and research. Ceramic material is safe and durable to use. It is inert and thus ensures the best results without changing the consistency or flavour of the coffee.
The ceramic grinder in Gaggia Accademia also provides a more consistent grind from start til end, allowing perfect dosing and blending. It gives you more control over the body and density of your coffee. And that's not all--the amount of coffee residue left in the cup is substantially reduced. Moreover, ceramic grinders are long-lasting and make minimum noise. Thanks to its powerful, robust build, the ceramic coffee grinder will quietly grind to the same consistency and high standards for a longer period of time.
Personalise your perfect cup
The 'personalise your coffee' function allows you to programme the dispensing buttons on your electronic control panel to suit your own personal coffee preferences. Every cup is freshly brewed and prepared with the ultimate balance of your choice between coffee and water--a guarantee for a smooth, full taste and delicious aroma.
You can customise everything to your personal tastes, from the number and size of coffees you make through to the amount of milk or coffee that is dispensed. The Gaggia Accademia coffee machine has a finger touch function to save user settings, a novel way to easily access your preferred coffee settings. Since you store coffee beans in the machine, brewing a morning cup made exactly to your liking is as easy as pressing a button.
Ground coffee compartment
Variety is still an option--via the ground coffee compartment you can brew a different blend without changing the beans.
Fresh coffee beans, pure water and milk
With the Gaggia Accademia coffee machine you can rest assured that everything is as fresh and delicious as if it were being prepared in the finest café. The machine allows you to adjust the amount of coffee (dose) to be ground according to your requirements. The Gaggia Accademia is an effortless and efficient, bean-to-cup espresso maker.
This coffee machine is ideal for preparing espresso coffee using either coffee beans or ground coffee, and is equipped with a device for dispensing steam and hot water. The integrated water and bean tanks are easily accessible from the top and front, and perfectly complement the machine’s ergonomic design. Special insulation and super-silent ceramic grinders preserve your peaceful kitchen atmosphere.
Coffee has a huge variety of different flavours and undertones as well as strengths. Much of your decision will come down to personal taste. Therefore, to assist you Gaggia have devised a 'strength selector' feature in the Gaggia Accademia coffee machine which will help you in your decision-making process. The strength of a coffee is mainly determined by a two things, how long the beans are roasted for and the amount of coffee you use in a cup.
With the Gaggia Accademia you can have from mild coffee to medium to strong; just select the amount of coffee beans to be ground for your espresso and enjoy the coffee strength of your choice.
The Gaggia Accademia’s frothing wand rotates out, so you can froth and steam with ease. The Pannarello attachment makes frothing and steaming even easier, especially if you’re just beginning. To steam, press the steam icon. This takes you to the steam/hot water menu--press the word 'steam' in the top right corner of the screen, and open the steam knob located on the left side of the machine to the steam icon. Steam will begin dispensing. When you have your desired amount, close the steam wand and exit out of the steam menu. Remember to wipe down the steam wand with a damp cloth after using it to prevent milk residue build-up.
The Gaggia Accademia also delivers hot water for tea and other hot drinks. There's nothing like a good cup of coffee to lend a little luxury to one's daily life. The Accademia embodies this by combining advanced technology and classic form, underscored by the durability and elegance of its materials, resulting in an almost sculptural presence suited to the most demanding furnishings.
An inclusive water filter prevents any tainting of the coffee and maintains a purer flavour, as well as keeping your machine cleaner. The Aqua Prima water filter was developed to remove impurities from the water that can alter the taste of your coffee. The Aqua Prima water filter’s purpose is to improve the taste of your coffee while protecting your machine from lime scale damage. With the Aqua Prima water filter, the number of flavour-altering substances found in the water is greatly reduced. Micro-particles and impurities are filtered, so you can enjoy the improved flavour and full aroma of your coffee. Aqua Prima also reduces the formation of lime scale in the machine so that it lasts even longer.
Active cup warming plate
The heating element beneath the plate provides efficient warming of your cups. The cup warming tray on top of the machine is ideal for cup storage and easily accommodates four coffee cups so you can have your coffee fresh and warm.
Gaggia’s focus on innovation emphasises simplicity, ease of use and the quality of the finished beverage--and results in the Gaggia Accademia. Gaggia incorporated a stainless steel front panel into this design.
Touch screen display
With the digital control panel you are able to set up your machine, select and adapt your coffee choices and receive maintenance feedback via the LCD display. With a stylish, modern design, the Gaggia Accademia is simple to use and allows easy access to the water tank and coffee ground waste via the front of the machine.
The Gaggia Accademia is the latest bean-to-cup, super-automatic espresso machine from Gaggia that delivers excellent quality coffee drinks in style and in the comfort of your own home. This luxurious espresso machine comes with touch screen controls and an LED display. As for the water pressure, the Gaggia Accademia provides a maximum of 15 bars of pressure, more than what you’ll need to pull each shot.
Simplicity and elegant lines--that’s how Gaggia describes the design of the Accademia. Your eyes are immediately drawn to the large touch screen; below this screen is the coffee dispenser and espresso plus system beverage strength dial. To the left of this dispenser is the steam wand with Panarello frothing attachment, and to the right of the touch screen is a cup icon and arrows for raising and lowering the cup tray. The very best in automatic coffee machines, the Gaggia Accademia will make you a real barista with the ability to produce any espresso-based drink at the touch of a button. Perfect and quick results are guaranteed by two separate boilers, one for coffee and one for steam and water, while the auto cappuccino carafe ensures milky coffees are hassle-free to make.
The large black and white touch screen shows three cups for small espresso, medium coffee and large coffee, and in the top left corner there's a steam icon. Below the cups are the words 'explain icons', a clock, and a 'go to menu' button. If you press 'explain icons', the icons are replaced with words, so it will say 'small coffee', 'medium coffee', 'large coffee' and 'steam wand'. Pressing the clock allows you to change the clock settings. Pressing 'go to menu' takes you to the programming menu, where you can set features such as language, temperature, coffee dose, display, time, view the number of drinks made and perform cleaning functions.
Auto cappuccino system
Thanks to the automatic milk carafe you need just a few seconds to brew frothing milk directly to your cup. The carafe is also self-cleaning, making it extremely easy to keep you machine clean.
Espresso plus system
Adjust the body and aroma of your coffee to suit your taste, while maintaining the perfect crema. The machine is characterised by a user-friendly interface. The 24-character LCD display allows the user an easy control of all the functions. Today it has become very easy to enjoy a real espresso and personalise it according to your desires. The Accademia features an LCD digital display, which provides alerts and programming options for the menu language, water hardness, acoustic alerts, water filter replacement, rinsing cycle and a whole lot more. 15-bar pump pressure ensures perfectly extracted espresso, and ceramic burr grinder with adjustable settings let you customise your grind.
With this Gaggia machine, each moment dedicated to your favorite espresso will be unique. Choose the right combination between practicality and pleasure when it comes to coffee. Set up your machine, select and adapt your coffee choices and receive maintenance feedback via the LCD display.
The removable brewing unit is covered by a five-year guarantee to ensure you have full peace of mind when purchasing this machine.
Just press one of the seven pre-set beverages to brew them in a few seconds, making it very easy to produce your favourite coffee.
Adjustable dispensing head
The front dispensing head is adjustable in height to accommodate different cup sizes and ensure there’s no splashing or mess when the drink is poured.
The machine is fitted with two boilers, one for coffee and one for steam and hot water to make sure the time between coffee and milk being dispensed is just a few seconds.
Important to know…
1. The taste of your coffee depends on the characteristics of the beans from which it is made, the type of bean, and where it was grown and processed. Coffee beans that are roasted for a longer period of time and at higher temperatures will be much darker in colour. Darker beans will produce a richer cup of coffee than lightly-roasted beans.
2. A variety of dark roasts are available from which you can choose to brew your espresso. Each of these roasts is a blend of coffee beans that are roasted at a specific temperature producing a specific type of flavour. Decaffeinated beans have had up to 98% of their caffeine content removed. The next time you purchase coffee for your espresso maker, experiment with one of the many kinds of coffee being sold. You may just find that it tastes better than the blend you have been using.
3. A fine 'espresso grind' for pump-driven machines must be used. Be sure to ask for this when buying coffee or when having beans ground. Do not use a blade-type grinder because it makes too much coffee dust and produces an irregular grind.
4. The mark of real espresso is its dark colour, rich taste and the light brown, natural froth called 'crema' in Italian.
5. Cappuccino is simply a combination of espresso and hot, frothy milk. Cappuccino is usually topped with cinnamon, nutmeg or cocoa powder.
6. Espresso coffee should be served immediately after it is made.
7. Espresso should be served in 2 to 2 ½ oz. demitasse cups. A 4 or 6 oz. cup or glass should be used for cappuccino.
8. Ideally, coffee beans should be ground immediately before using. Remember, it must be an 'espresso grind' for pump-driven espresso machines.
9. It’s best to store ground coffee or beans in an airtight container in the freezer of your refrigerator as ground coffee tends to absorb food odours.
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Firstly the reviews mention the water tank not being very big, this isn't wrong but do you really want gallons of water sitting in the machine for long periods of time doing nothing other than going stale? fresher water is better coffee.
Secondly people say the machine makes you constantly empty the drip trays and internal coffee dump box, i have to say that its not as constant as people mention in some reviews but in a sense i think this is good because it means dirty water and used coffee isn't sitting inside of the machine for a long time causing bad smells and hygiene issues.
Thirdly people mention that the machine does not create a very hot drink. This is also untrue depending wether you like your mouth scalded when drinking a coffee. The milk drinks aren't scalding but are hot enough to drink straight off the book the coffee beverages are nearly so hot you cant drink them buts thats my opinion.
TIPS FOR ACHIEVING A "HOT" DRINK:
1) let the machine do its full warm up and rinse cycle.
2) PRE HEAT YOUR CUP (hot milk into a cold cup means cold drink!!)
2a) THE HOT WATER IS PROGRAMMABLE BY VOLUME (so set it to put out just enough to half fill your favourite mug to give it a bit of initial heat before the drink despenses)
3) Go into the beverage settings for each drink and set the coffee temperature to "MAX" this will add temperature to the milk.
OVERALL the machine does what it says on the tin, cleans and looks after itself with minimum input from the user besides adding water and beans occasionally and emptying the drip trays and internal coffee dump bin when prompted. im glad i ignored some of the reviews and brought this product its definitely worth the money! cannot fault it.
P.S It looks gorgeous on my kitchen counter!!
I have also had to change the larger vibratory pump more recently, since doing this the machine has operated better than ever.
My opinion is that this machine is difficult to beat. If you like your milky coffee really hot heat a mug full of coffe in the microwave first, I did this for a while but found it to hot to drink. I dont like scalding coffee so as it comes it is perfect to drink, but not stand to get colder.
The tank does need filling often but it takes about three pints and 30 seconds to fill. The drip tray I have to empty roughly every 4 coffees but again this is quick and easy to do.
Good solid italian engineering at its best, this machine is 6 years old and going really strong. Descale it once every few months and it will last for ever!!
We've used it to serve way more coffees than it is classed for--we've done about 10,000 coffees (split amongst the various types) in the 6 months we've had this machine. I've posted a picture of the cycle counters in the user images.
It has only error'ed on us once: a "water priming circuit" failure message. This was a completely blocked boiler problem that was not prevented by using the descaling cycle regularly with the gaggia descaler; we've switched to a third-party descaler and all seems well again. Working on this machine was a dream--it is very easy to disassemble, and all parts are labelled well, including voltages.
My only complaint is that the drip tray fills up rapidly, so you end up emptying it very often. Otherwise, a good little workhorse.
Bought it yesterday and it's so easy to set up and use. So far, the coffee is perfect.
If you want to change the temperature, strength, quantity etc, it can be done at the press of a button.
Don't let the negative reviews put you off