The Gaggia Accademia super automatic espresso machine is a design masterpiece with technological advancements that make it one of the best super automatic machines available in the home espresso machine market. It is truly difficult to find a better machine in it’s class. It has a beautiful stainless steel front panel, a bright display, and a durable metal frame that embodies design aesthetics. The technological advancements are numerous, one of which includes one-touch programmable push button controls for milk outputs, hot water, and espresso. With literally a push of a button you can get a perfect beverage just the way you like it, whenever you want it. Simply select one of seven beverage choices (espresso, caffe, caffe lungo, cappuccino, latte, latte macchiato, and hot water).
Another great feature on this Gaggia Accademia is the innovative milk management system – the Accademia’s Cappuccino System. The fully detachable system has an external milk circuit and a heavy duty carafe. Since the system is detachable, it can be easily removed and stored in the refrigerator to keep any unused milk fresh. The machine will automatically froth milk, but if you so desire, you can still froth manually using an integrated steam wand (can also be used as a water dispenser).
The built in ceramic burr grinder grinds your coffee automatically, making a standalone grinder unnecessary. The seven grind settings on the grinder allow users to control grind size based on your immediate needs. The hopper is a flavor and aroma protecting, double lidded receptacle.
Cleaning and maintenance is almost effortless – it has a removable brew group, automated milk circuit cleaning, and descaling cycles - truly outstanding features. To prevent mineral and scale build up, the machine is equipped with a Mavea Water Filter.
With two heavy duty boilers and a 15 bar water pump, the Gaggia Accademia allows users to brew and froth with no wait time in between. The brew group is a detachable component that is connected to a height adjustable coffee dispenser. The 6.5 inch max height allows for the use of a variety of beverage container types.
At Espresso Outlet, we sell our products at the lowest price possible while still providing great customer service. We sell the Gaggia Accademia at the lowest price allowable by our supplier’s distribution agreement – the same one most other retailers agree too. We even offer free shipping to the lower 48 states. Site like Ebay and Amazon are known for low prices, but we have found our prices to be the same, and frequently less. So, if you want the best buy possible, Espresso Outlet is a good place to start.
Download a PDF user guide for an espresso machine diagram and details on starting the machine, control panel features, using the hot water dispenser, using the steam dispenser, and machine maintenance and cleaning . Learn how to make espressos / coffee / long coffee, cappuccinos / latte macchiatos, and lattes.
If you purchased a Gaggia product from Espresso Outlet and would like to have a repair done on it, please contact us for details. If you purchased it from another company, please work with them on repair issues. For replacement / spare parts, please contact us with details on what you are looking for and we will provide our pricing details or help locate the part through another retailer. Replacement water filters, pressurized filter baskets, bases, and milk islands can be purchased from our accessories section.
Italy is the birthplace of espresso and espresso machines. The first espresso machine was invented in Italy over 100 years ago, and ever since then the finest espresso machines in the world are still being built in Italy. The Gaggia Accademia is a perfect example of the beauty and reliability the Italian artisans are able to create.
This video provides a good overview of descaling Gaggia espresso machines. Descaling a Gaggia Accademia isn’t much different from descaling most other Gaggia products. For descaling solutions, check out the cleaning section on this site. Any of the solutions we offer will work well.
To continue getting great tasting coffee it is good to do a basic clean of your espresso machine every once in a while. This video provides are good overview of how to clean and maintain your espresso machine.
Weekly Cleaning Process
The machine should be cleaned using the following steps every five to seven days that the machine is in use.
Maintenance During Operation
When the machine displays the messages on the display “Empty coff ee grounds drawer” and/or “Empty drip tray”, take the following steps:
The Gaggia Accademia will work with most or all coffee beans, but choosing the right beans has a huge impact on the ultimate flavor of your espresso / coffee related drinks. For simple overview on how to choose coffee beans and how to store them effectively, watch this Youtube video.
Before turning on the machine, make sure that the power button is set to “0”.
When the carafe with milk is not going to be used, or after using it, store it in the refrigerator
Warranty: one-year parts and labor through Gaggia USA limited to manufacturers defects. Any machines taken out of the United States are void of their warranty. A shipping and handling fee will be applied to all warranty repairs and replacement parts. Warranties do not extend to accessory parts or normal-wear parts such as gaskets, portafilter handles, baskets, pannarello wands etc. Gaggia Milk Islands included with espresso machines at the time of purchase are covered under the warranty.
No. Used or refurbished espresso machines have a greater tendency of being problematic for customers. For that reason, we don’t sell refurbished equipment, with a few exceptions for returned items in very good condition.
We get a lot of visitors from around the world, from Canada to Ireland to Australia, who like our products but aren’t sure if we ship international. The good news is that we do! We just ask that customers make sure they get a machine that meet’s their country’s configuration requirements, for example voltage can be an issue. We don’t take responsibility for products that don’t work in other countries.
We have many customers who compare the Gaggia Accadema with other similar espresso machines on the market, including the Jura J9, the Saeco Exprelia Evo, the Saeco Xelsis, the Jura Impressa, and some Delonghi models. These are all good machines, and we encourage you to do your research, but we feel the features and benefits of the Gaggia Accademia espresso machine make it very competitive.
|Dimension - Width (Inches)||11|
|Dimension - Height (Inches)||15.2|
|Dimension - Depth (Inches)||16.8|
|Housing Materials||Stainless Steel/Plastic|
|Bean Hopper Material||Plastic|
|Drip Tray Material||Plastic|
|Drip Tray Cover Material||Stainless Steel|
|Drip Tray Capacity (Oz)||10|
|Ground Coffee Container Material||Plastic|
|Drain Line Adaptable||No|
|Spent Coffee Capacity (Dregs Drawer)||15|
|Easy To Rotate||No|
|Power Cord Length (Inches)||36|
|One Touch cappuccino|
|One Touch Cappuccino||Yes|
|One Touch Cappuccino Or Milk Carafe||Milk Carafe|
|Adjustable Froth Quality||Yes|
|Separate Manual Steam Wand||Yes|
|Milk Carafe Type||Plastic Attachable|
|Steam Wand Style||Commercial Style|
|Wand Movement||Pivot Side to Side|
|Usable Length (Inches)||2.5|
|Height Off Counter (Inches)||5 Stars|
|Number Of Holes||1|
|No Burn Wand||Yes|
|Optional Steam Tips Or Wands||No|
|Reservoir Or Plumbed||Reservoir|
|Water Filter Type||Mavea|
|Reservoir Capacity (Oz)||54|
|Water Level Visible||No|
|Adjustable Coffee Strength||Yes|
|Number Of Grind Settings||10|
|Type Of Controls||Push Button|
|Adjustable Coffee Dosage||Yes|
|Clock / Timer||Yes|
|Coffee Dosage Quantity||7-10.5|
|Cup Volume Control||Yes|
|Aroma / Flow Control||Yes|
|Auto Shut Off||Yes|
|Low Water Warning||Yes|
|Decalcification Warning Indicator||Yes|
|Brew Temperature Display||No|
|Passive / Active||Active|
|Number Of Boilers||2|
|Brew And Steam Simultaneously||No|
|Brew Boiler Data|
|Brew Boiler Type||Thermoblock|
|Brew Boiler Watts||1400|
|Brew boiler Volume (Oz)||Low|
|Brew Boiler Material||Stainless Steel Lined Aluminum|
|Brew Boiler Heater Location||External|
|Steam Boiler Data|
|Steam Boiler Type||Thermoblock|
|Steam Boiler Watts||1400|
|Steam Boiler Volume (Oz)||Low|
|Steam Boiler Material||Stainless Steel Lined Aluminum|
|Steam Boiler Heater Location||External|
|Maximum Pressure (Bar)||15|
|Self Priming Pump||Yes|
|Number Of Grind Settings||8|
|Hopper Capacity (Oz)||12|
|Initial Heat Up (Seconds)||72|
|Recommended Heat Up Time (Seconds)||72|
|Brew Temp (F) (2 Oz Shot In Paper Cup)||167|
|Brew Time for 2 Oz||18|
|Brew Temp (F) (8 Oz Shot In Paper Cup)||167|
|Brew Temp for 8 Oz||57|
|Time To Produce Steam (Seconds)||15|
|Time To Steam 8 Oz Milk (Seconds)||81|
|Maximum Effective Frothing Duration With Stock Steam Tip (Seconds)||120|
|Hot Water Temp 8 Oz (F)||165|
|Hot Water Time 8 Oz (Seconds)||53|
|Hot Water Recovery Time (Seconds)||0|
|Sound Level - Brewing (Db)||66|
|Sound Level - Grinding (Db)||70|
|Descaler Used||Gaggia Descaler|
|Country Of Manufacture||Italy|
|Recommended Applications||Home Use/Office|
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