The one-touch Gaggia Accademia super-automatic is an entertainer or office’s dream. Its intuitive interface is easy to navigate, allowing the user to personalize each of its seven (count ‘em, seven!) drink presets, which the Accademia memorizes and delivers at the press of a button. This is prefect for families or offices where tastes vary, because
The one-touch Gaggia Accademia super-automatic is an entertainer or office’s dream. Its intuitive interface is easy to navigate, allowing the user to personalize each of its seven (count ‘em, seven!) drink presets, which the Accademia memorizes and delivers at the press of a button. This is prefect for families or offices where tastes vary, because everyone can program their perfect drink without mucking up anyone else’s. The Accademia’s dual-boilers allow for an immediate transition from brewing to steaming with no downtime in between. Anyone can step right up and brew an espresso, caffe, caffe lungo, cappuccino, latte macchiato, or get hot water, and programing one is a snap to learn. The Accademia is as flexible as it is easy to use, with an integrated bypass doser for pre-ground coffee brewing, and a manual steam wand, unique for one-touch machines, for the barista who wants convenience without sacrificing control. Of course, the carafe is convenient and capable of steaming milk to your preferred froth level automatically. Similarly, the flow adjustment dial on the height-adjustable coffee dispenser allows for even more control over it’s a smart machine, alerting you to any maintenance needs along the way, and descaling all on its own. We think the Gaggia Accademia is a modern, attractive machine that would look great in any kitchen. It features a contemporary stainless steel front panel punctuated by a bright display and intuitive push-button controls. With its large capacities, varied drink offerings and reliable design, the Accademia is the ideal companion for the coffee loving family or office. The Gaggia Accademia has seven fully programmable drink options to deliver tailor-made espresso drinks for days. Beverage temperature, strength, and volume can be preset to your specifications. The same goes for milk selections, which allow you to choose from minimal, normal, or no froth. Gaggia’s unique pre-brewing cycle infuses coffee grounds with hot water to help extract the best possible flavor and aroma from the espresso. The Accademia’s flow adjustment dial offers even greater control over the extraction, allowing you to make adjustments during brewing to ensure the best possible pull and a rich layer of crema. An external milk circuit ensures that milk does not enter the machine and the detachable carafe can be stored in the fridge for your convenience. An automatic cleaning cycle rinses the milk circuit after each use, to ensure that it is free of clogs and contaminants. A steam wand is included as well, should you wish to froth manually. The Gaggia Accademia has an alert system that will notify you if the dregs drawer or drip tray need to be emptied, if the bean hopper needs to be refilled, or when it’s time to clean. We purchased this machine in 2016. We use it every day and it works perfectly with a few minor error messages popping up. It sometimes tells us we need to empty the coffee grounds drawer when it really isn’t full. If the message persists, a simple turn off of the switch and back on clears it. Also, it sometimes displays that it needs coffee beans when it isn’t empty. By opening the bean hopper and moving them around, the error message goes away. Those are the only issues with this machine which are basically just a nuisance. I replaced the milk carafe because I broke the top this year so it is basically new and may have been used two or three times. The machine has been cleaned and descaled with only Gaggia cleaning tablets and descaler. All supplies can be ordered online. The machine is due for a cleaning and descaling now.