Gaggia Espresso Pure 74840 Coffee Maker - Black
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- Made of black housing for a classic design and a durable stainless steel boiler to provide proper temperature and strong steaming power
- Comes with perfect crema filters for 1 and 2 cups of ground coffee, and a special filter for ESE (easy serve espresso) pods
- Panarello steamer attachment rotates for easy access to froth milk in seconds; also delivers hot water for tea and other hot drinks
- Anti-drip feature stops dispensing immediately for an accurate measure of espresso; the reservoir is located in the back of the machine, so all you need to do is pull it straight up to remove it
- The stainless steel boiler does more than heat water for brewing and steaming--it also heats the cup warmer located on top of the machine so you can enjoy a steaming hot espresso
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|Capacity||1.25 litres||2 cups||1 litre||1.4||2 litres|
|Item Dimensions||30 x 30 x 50 cm||20 x 26.5 x 29.7 cm||26.5 x 29.7 x 20 cm||38.2 x 24.2 x 30.5 cm||33.02 x 38.1 x 25.4 cm|
|Item Weight||5.05 kg||3.91 kg||4 kg||4.43 kg||4.2 kg|
|Material||Stainless Steel||stainless steel||Stainless Steel; Plastic||Plastic||n/a|
|Special Feature||Cup Warmer; Milk Frother; Removable Tank||Assembly: Assembled||Cup Warmer; Milk Frother; Removable Tank||Stylish, High performance and High gloss finish||—|
|Wattage||1,100 watts||950 watts||950 watts||1,100 watts||1,350 watts|
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 Espresso Pure
Gaggia Espresso Pure Coffee machine is a little jewel with elegant lines and a stainless steel body designed for everyday home use. This machine is characterised by compact design, simplicity of use and practicality of cleaning. With the Gaggia Espresso Pure coffee machine, you can experience the taste of a delicious cup of espresso or cappuccino in the comfort of your own home. This model blends the traditional with the innovative, featuring black housing for a classic design and a durable stainless steel boiler to provide proper temperature and strong steaming power. The elegant black colour brings out the stainless steel detailing, and its chrome plated brass filter holder results in a professional, café-quality shot of espresso. The Espresso Pure is simple and straightforward to use, and the superior drinks it produces hearken back to espresso’s beginnings in Italy. With its commercial quality construction and time-tested design, the Espresso Pure is sure to satisfy any true espresso lover.
Ground coffee or coffee pods
All Gaggia’s manual coffee machines come with two special 'crema perfetta' or perfect crema coffee filters for one and two cups of ground coffee, and a special filter for ESE (easy serve espresso) pods.
Do you prefer pods or ground coffee?
Pods are pre-measured, pre-ground and pre-tamped servings of espresso, so they cut down on any mess. Ground coffee gives you more control over the size of the grounds, tamping pressure and dosage. Since the Gaggia Espresso Pure is compatible with both, it’s up to you which you prefer.Espresso coffee, originally created in Italy, is made by rapidly forcing water that has been heated to the correct brewing temperature through special finely-ground coffee. The heart of the espresso machine is a precision-engineered pump. The pump and water flow is easily controlled with just a flick of the switch. With its stainless steel body, Gaggia Espresso Pure brings coffee shop looks to your kitchen, as well as coffee shop taste.
Professional filter holder
A manual coffee machine is the most traditional and well-known way to make espresso using the filter holder and ground coffee. A professional chromed brass filter holder and ring, as used in Gaggia’s commercial machines, ensures a consistent temperature throughout the coffee making and dispensing process. The elegantly styled machine is designed for normal home use only. The material of the filter is safe and durable to use. It is inert and thus ensures the best results with consistent temperature.
The Panarello steamer attachment rotates for easy access to froth milk in seconds. It also delivers hot water for tea and other hot drinks. This coffee machine is ideal for preparing espresso coffee using either coffee pods or ground coffee.
Gaggia Espresso Pure's anti-drip feature stops dispensing immediately for an accurate measure of espresso.
Design and featuresGaggia Espresso Pure is a compact and classically-styled coffee maker in a stylish, modern design. It is a simple-to-use manual machine that delivers excellent quality coffee in style and in the comfort of your own home. The Gaggia Espresso Pure combines good looks, functionality and value for money. The black finish works with the stainless steel detailing to make an extremely attractive machine.
The group head and the filter holder are made of chrome-plated brass, a system derived from commercial machines, which helps retain heat during the coffee making process, ensuring good extraction results. The easy-to-use switches and Pannarello milk frothing device ensure that even a beginner can make a superb espresso or cappuccino. The Gaggia Espresso Pure also has a stainless steel boiler. This machine combines the technology and the tradition necessary for making the perfect espresso every time and is a superb entry-level espresso machine. It comes with one and two cup filter plus pod option, chromed brass group and filter holder, pannarello frother, integrated, removable 1.25 litre water capacity and 15 bar pump pressure. With the help of provided care instructions, it is easy to take care of your Gaggia Espresso Pure--just clean with soft damp cloth.
Stainless steel control panel
You’ll see the stainless steel control panel on top of the machine. The left push button, identified by a coffee cup icon, controls brewing and hot water--it also has an indicator light next to it to show when the machine is at brewing temperature. The centre knob has a steam cloud and water droplet icon, and opens the steam valve. The right push button has a steam icon, and heats the machine up to steam temperature--you’ll know it’s reached that temperature when the indicator light next to it illuminates. An on/off button is located at the back of the machine. Thanks to the commercial quality stainless steel boiler, heat-up time takes only a little more than five minutes, so you’ll soon be able to start brewing using your chrome-plated brass portafilter.
Filter basket for brewing
Choose the appropriate filter basket for brewing a single shot, double shot or pods, and add your coffee. Insert the chrome-plated brass portafilter into the group head and press the coffee/hot water button. Coffee will begin dispensing--all you have to do to stop the flow of coffee is press the button again.
Crema is the layer of golden, marbled foam that is produced from a properly brewed shot of espresso. It helps seal espresso’s flavours and aromas. Use this filter when brewing single or double shots to achieve a thick layer of crema.
Stainless steel boiler
The stainless steel boiler does more than heat water for brewing and steaming--it also heats the cup warmer located on top of the machine. Brewing espresso into a warm cup helps preserve its temperature, so you can enjoy your espresso longer. Store your demitasse cups on the cup warmer for a great display and hot espresso.
If you’re a beginner to frothing and steaming, don’t worry. The Pannarello frothing device is designed to inject hot steam into your milk, so it’s easy to make cappuccinos, lattes, and more. Just press the steam button and wait for the temperature ready light to illuminate. Once it’s lit, open the steam knob carefully to begin frothing and steaming. Close the knob and press the steam button again to stop the flow of steam. If your house is populated with tea drinkers, the Gaggia Espresso Pure will win them over with its hot water dispenser. As long as the machine is at brewing temperature, you can press the coffee/hot water button and open the steam knob for hot water--perfect for tea, an americano or hot cocoa. When you have your desired amount of hot water, close the steam knob and press the coffee/hot water button again to stop the flow of steam.
The reservoir is located in the back of the machine, so all you need to do is pull it straight up to remove it. Gaggia recommends using purified or bottled water, as it increases the length of time between necessary de-scaling cycles. When descaling is necessary, check you user manual for simple, step-by-step instructions on how to proceed.
Keeping the Gaggia Espresso Pure clean is simple--just wipe down the housing when needed with a damp cloth. A water level indicator becomes visible when the drip tray fills, so just empty and clean the drip tray and cover with warm soapy water. Remember to clean the steam wand after using it to foam and steam milk. Wiping it down with a damp cloth and running steam through it will prevent milk residue from building up, keeping your drinks tasting fresh.
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 on the market. 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 is served in 2 to 2 ½ oz. demitasse cups. A 4 or 6 oz. cup or glass is 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, as ground coffee tends to absorb food odours.
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However the box did not contain all the components it should have as per the description given prior to purchase.
The description states: `Choose the appropriate filter basket for brewing a single shot, a double shot or pods, and add your coffee'.
When I opened the box and unpacked the contents amongst everything else there is of course the instruction booklet.
On the 1st page it shows the machine components. Item 10 being the single shot basket, item 11 being the double shot basket and item 13 being the OPTIONAL "perfect cream" filter.
Items 10 and 11 were missing.
Also with the instruction booklet was a leaflet explaining what Gaggia/Philips had decided to do with regard to not supplying items 10 & 11. Poor decision!
This information was not available prior to purchase, had it been I would not have bought this product. Description of goods inaccurate.
Beware the "perfect cream" filter does not produce the same crema as the traditional basket.
I have to say that the seller (NETELECTRIX) is trying to make amends with the manufacturer to provide the two missing baskets, to date disappointingly I have not yet received them.
The problem is with manufacturer not the seller.Gaggia Espresso Pure 74840 Coffee Maker, Black
UPDATED: Star rating reduced to 2
I bought the Gaggia back in January 2013 and in April it had to be replaced due to it leaking. Now here we are in September and I have had to contact the supplier again due to the replacement machine also leaking.
The supplier is looking into possibly getting a service engineer out to look at it but looking at other reviews on different sites it appears that there is a problem with the manufacture of this machine.
I will update on the outcome.
It is still in warranty and Phillips has offered to repair it under warranty. Still expecting to see how the problem is fixed.
However my previous Gaggia machine lasted about 8 years with no problems whatsoever. We had a couple of other machines in between, but they were never as good or convenient. So we went back to Gaggia expecting good quality and longevity, but were disappointed to see it fail so soon after purchase.
It has always been a great desire of mine to own a Gaggia as my husband loves his espressos a lot. The first one he made with this machine turned out just as it should do........dark, rich and with a lovely 'head' of foam on it. He remarked 'that it was better than buying a coffee and cheaper as well' :-)
I particularly like the fact that you can boil water for other drinks with this machine using the steamer attachment but please be careful if you are using it to froth milk for a Cappucino as milk expands (full fat milk more so than semi-skimmed). I haven't utilised the steamer attachment for milk as yet because neither of us like milky drinks but the cup of tea I made using the heated water was fine.
I use ready bought espresso coffee but am not averse to grinding my own beans. You also have the option to use pods but I have found in the past that the coffee in these is not always very nice tasting. There are two holders for your coffee, one is for a double espresso and the other for a single.
I think this machine is well made bearing in mind what other reviewers have said and I shall certainly be watching out for any leaks in the coming weeks.
For a fairly highly priced item, I would be very upset if indeed this did happen.
The machine comes in either red or black (I have a red one) and the instructions to put it all together are dead simple. It is certainly not as noisy as our old espresso maker and I particularly like the fact that you can make two cups of coffee at the same time. The fittings are nice too, brass and chrome although the aesthetics are not what I bought this machine for.
One note of caution, the water tank is a covered in one you only see a small clear strip showing you how full the machine is so please make sure that you always check the water level before using your machine.