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Gaggia RI8760/18 Anima Automatic Bean to Cup Coffee Machine – Black, Stainless Steel, 1850 W

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It is possible to adjust the grinder settings by pushing and rotating the knob inside the coffee beans container with the grinder adjustment key (end of the measuring spoon), one notch at at time, and only when the machine is grinding. This is a replacement for my old bean to cup machine (which is still working well after five plus years but I wanted a new one because we were fitting a new kitchen) easy to use and maintain. I didn't read the instructions before use with regard to one very basic yet important function, stopping the steam. This feature gives you the unique possibility to personalize the intensity and flavour of your espresso, creating a tailor-made result by choosing the quantity of ground coffee per cup among 5 selections. As with the Brera, this is Gaggia Direct's showroom model that they've packed up and sent me to use for the review, so I wasn't setting it up for the first time, but I went through the instructions as if I was, and it was a complete doddle.

To counter this, I'd recommend warming your espresso glass or up – but I tend to go a step beyond this when I'm making the first espresso on a bean to cup machine just as it's warmed up. Using the grinder adjustment tool, grinder settings can be adjusted between coarse, medium, and fine.

Every now and again it demands the descaling process, and you cannot do anything else until you do - this can take you 30 minutes and if you are in the middle of make coffee for several people, some of them will just have to wait. So you're using double the amount of coffee for double the amount of espresso, as you would do if you were using a stand alone grinder and a semi auto espresso machine, only it's doing it in two lots rather than grinding double then pulling a double shot.

Directly from the Gaggia tradition, the stainless steel steam wand is thought to make you relive, at home, the authentic barista rituals. To prepare tea with the Gaggia Anima Prestige, you can switch to the hot water function by just removing the milk container and plugging in the hot water nozzle.

If you opt for a third-party courier, remember to fully insure the machine to its value as you will be responsible for any potential transit damage or loss. An ideal dose of coffee is tamped into a neatly compressed puck and it allows hot water to run through the puck at a suitable pressure for a great coffee. Thanks to its shape, you can use different kinds of milk jugs and always have an impeccable milk froth.

Member Benefits and : In-house barista training, Gaggia Accessory Kit, Machine de-scaling Service, from Gaggia and partners and more. There are big, chunky buttons for one-touch specialties like cappuccino and latte macchiato, as well as a menu button and an aroma strength button.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. It is possible to customize and memorize the length of coffee simply by pressing and holding the button for a few seconds until “MEMO” is displayed. When brewing espresso with a fully automatic machine, I like to max out the coffee strength setting. Obviously, you cannot see this operation, but you will be able to hear the sound of whirring - moving to a ‘work position’.

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