The Gaggia Anima is here, and makes a great introductory yet powerful countertop machine!
Finally available in Canada, the Gaggia Anima is a great compromise between price, features, and quality from renowned Italian manufacturer Gaggia. This straightforward bean to cup machine concentrates on being good at one thing, making espresso, and succeeds wonderfully. The powerful 15 bar pump, combined with Gaggia's trademark removable brew group, means that this machine is built from the ground up to be high quality and long lasting.
The Anima also incorporates other features from higher end Gaggia machines, like the 5 setting ceramic burr grinder, guaranteed to grind beans consistently and coolly. You can control more than the grinds, with a programmable temperature feature (177-184F), coffee strength with the Optiaroma dosing system (6.5-11.5 grams), and set pre-infusion times. You can even brew coffee already ground elsewhere with the Ground Coffee Bypass feature, perfect for friends who prefer decaf or flavoured coffees, without tainting your machine's grinding unit!
The Gaggia Anima is equipped with 2 high capacity containers for water (1.75L) and coffee beans (250gr). This allows for many drinks served before requiring a refill.
PROFESSIONAL MILK STEAMER
Just like a real Barista you can steam your own milk with this professional pannarello steam wand. Foam up a pitcher of froth milk to make your own latte's and cappuccinos, or alternatively use it to dispense hot water for teas, americanos, and other hot drinks.
REMOVABLE PATENTED BREWING GROUP
The heart of the machine, and a Gaggia-invented standard. The removable brew group extends the life of the machine by allowing you to clean it manually without having to take it in for servicing.
CERAMIC BURR GRINDER
Anima is equipped with a robust 100% ceramic grinder that turns beans into a fine powder and extracts maximum flavours, without ever tasting burnt. It has 5 different settings of grind that grant you the finest grind for a full-bodied espresso or a coarser grind for a lighter tasting coffee.
PROGRAMMABLE DISPENSING SYSTEM
Each drink can be fully customized and you can store your preferred settings per coffee and milk beverages for future brews, such as strength, temperature and length of extraction.
You can select and store in memory the amount of coffee ground required for your perfect Espresso: 5 options available, ranging from 6.5-11.5 grams, to adjust the coffee strength to your taste.
A programmable amount of wetting that occurs between the first shower of hot water and the brewing process moisturises the coffee grounds, extracting the full bouquet of aromas, giving your Espresso a unique body and taste.
GAGGIA ADAPTIVE SYSTEM
The innovative technology of the Gaggia Adapting System adjusts the grinding process, making sure the selected quantity of ground coffee is used for your espresso, whatever blend you choose. Just like a professional barista.
Features and Specifications
- Dimensions (wxhxd): 8.7x13.5x17 inch
- Weight: 25lb
- Colour: Black
- Volts: 120 V/50-60 Hz
- Watts: 1400 W
- Bean Hopper: 8.8oz / 250gr
- Water Tank: 1.75l, removable
- Grounds Bin: 15 Servings
- Display: icons and text
- Manual Steam and Hot Water Dispenser
I'm very happy with the Gaggia Anima I bought. It is easy to set up and run and produces a really excellent espresso! Definitely good bang for your buck! I would recommend this machine to anyone who wants high quality coffee at your fingertips.
Bought this unit for my wife for Christmas. Very easy to use and plenty of useful online instructions (YouTube) that cover maintenance and coffee making. My only complaint is the poor quality of the flimsy plastic handle for the water tank. Ours broke during the first month of normal use. They really should have used some of the hefty price for the coffee maker to implement a sturdier design or higher quality material in its construction.
I went into the store looking for an automatic espresso machine and was very happy with the staff. They were patient with all of my questions and helped me get into the machine that was a right fight. Highly recommend this shop.
We love this machine. It makes great espresso and does a good job steaming the milk. We had an automatic before but this one does everything better.