If you’re someone who has a predilection for shelling out a copious amount of cash to acquire only the finest products to add a touch of modernity and sophistication to your kitchen, then you best believe that only the creme de la creme of coffee machines will do.
Let’s face it, coffee is undoubtedly one of the finest beverages known to man, if not the finest, and if you’re seeking to extract the very essence of those specially crafted coffee beans, then you simply must possess the best, the most ruthless of coffee machines, and in this regard, the Gaggia Accademia 1003380 Espresso Machine is truly in a league of its own.
With its sleek, stylish appearance and charming functionality, this machine is a true masterpiece, fully deserving of its price tag. Now, it’s no secret that finding a good coffee machine can be an arduous task, but locating an espresso machine that delivers on its brand promises is a herculean feat. Fortunately, the Gaggia Accademia 1003380 Espresso Machine is the proverbial needle in the haystack, boasting a plethora of features that will leave you in a state of euphoria.
From caffe to caffe lungo, cappuccino to latte, and even hot water, this machine is a veritable jack-of-all-trades, capable of whipping up an array of delectable beverages that will have you hooked from the very first sip. So without further ado, let’s delve deeper into what makes this machine the crème de la crème of espresso machines, examining its various functions and features along the way.
Some of the most important aspects of the Gaggia 1003380 Accademia are:
- Built-in frother that adds different textures of froth on the top of the drink, along with a dedicated steamer.
- Built-in water filter which purifies the water for clear and mineral-free coffee.
- The user can easily pre-ground one cup of coffee at a time, a feature almost every other espresso makers lack.
- Stainless steel on the front, which prevents rust from getting accumulated, thus keeping the machine clean and clear.
- Programmable coffee timer along with the quantity of the coffee desired.
- Dispenser sprout seems to be lacking or is dysfunctional and needs improvement.
- Though the feel of the machine is premium, but major portion of the body is made of plastic.
- Key Features and Benefits of the Gaggia Accademia 1003380 Espresso Machine
Key Features and Benefits of the Gaggia Accademia 1003380 Espresso Machine
Customize it Your Way
Have you ever dreamt of a machine that will follow all the instruction you provide rather than following its pre-programmed chip? Well, look no further, because Gaggia Accademia is the only machine that is devoted to your order and will function the way you like it to. From the temperature to the strength of the drink along with the quantity of water to be to the time when it shall be ready, everything can be customized by the user.
Storage and more Storage
The Gaggia espresso machine Accademia 1003380 model is big and so its space. Not only will the charming looks of this machine and the space provided will captivate you, but the dedicated storage places for all the essential things will blow your mind. The water container can be removed and is quite big so that you do not have to refill it after one cup and the separate sealed container of the coffee beans is an excellent addition, a feature which is missing in most of the machines.
More than a Machine
According to most of the customers reviewed, this was one of the most simple machines as far as the operation was concerned, yet it did not leave any space blank. Undoubtedly, the best feature of the Gaggia Accademia 1003380 is the milk storage container, which is absent in every machine I have come across, and the user can actually decide how fine or how course the coffee beans should be grounded (yes, you can ground the coffee beans here as well!). The operation too, is extremely simple, with coffee being delivered to you in just the click of one button.
Just the perfect Companion
While one may argue how a machine can be someone’s favorite companion, the counter will always be to ask them to use this machine. Not only does it make seven different kinds of refreshing drinks for you, but is packed with a host of new features, features that can put even the best brands to shame.
If you are have already filled the cup to its brim, and yet the Gaggia Accademia has a lot more to offer, you can always have the option of stopping the drip. The drip tray is easy to clean and maintain and the presence of a water filter ensures you only get the best coffee, free from all potentially harmful minerals.
More than Just Looks
It would be a downright lie if I say this machine needs a little more touch-up to stand a chance. As big and heavy it looks, this charismatic machine with stainless steel front is more than just its looks. The machine is blessed with a unique feature named “tap”, which allows the user to fit different sizes of the cup and the machine will automatically adjust to the shape of the cup and will fill it accordingly.
Gaggia Accademia 1003380 also has the option of pulling out that part so that you can fit an even bigger cup (6-inches preferably) and of course, it feels damn premium.
Brewing and Frothing
One of the most important and essential features of the Gaggia Accademia 1003380 coffee and espresso machines are the brewing system and the frother, to add a texture and foam to the coffee to make it taste better. This machine however, has the best of both worlds.Be it the ‘Pre-Brewing’ system which extracts the maximum flavor and aroma from the coffee or the frother that will enable
Be it the ‘Pre-Brewing’ system which extracts the maximum flavor and aroma from the coffee or the frother that will enable you add different kinds of textures to the surface of your drink. What’s more is that it also comes with a steamer, which does not require the application of heat to froth the coffee, an essential features, if you’re in a hurry, yet want to enjoy a good coffee.
How and where should you use the Gaggia 1003380 Accademia Espresso Machine?
As I have discussed earlier in this article, this machine is extremely flexible as far as its functionality is concerned. But there are quite a few areas of concern that the people using this needs to jot down. This machine surely feels premium with stainless steel front, adding to the touch of the look but a lot of people have voiced their opinions saying that the major portion of this machine is made from plastic.
Now the percentage of the harmful substances that mixes with them is less compared to that in the plastic bags, but it is better not to use it in for a commercial purpose, since using it there will mean that the machine will run for the day without a break, and it can get heated up a little.Since the body is plastic, the dissociation of heat may entertain some harmful particles to be released in
Since the Gaggia Accademia body is plastic, the dissociation of heat may entertain some harmful particles to be released in air, whereas if this machine is used solely for domestic purposes, the machine runs a lower risk of getting heated up easily and also, the programmable timer can be used to its full potential. So, it is recommended that you use this machine for domestic purposes only.
Comparison Gaggia 1003380 Accademia vs Gaggia Anima Prestige Coffee Maker
- Though I must admit that the Gaggia Anima impressed me with its built-in functions, the Gaggia 1003380 Accademia is a clear winner when it comes to the quality of the functions. With a lot more to offer, the latter outsmarts the former.
- The Gaggia Anima too has dedicated storage containers for both water and coffee beans but the milk storage is not available and the space too feels a little cramped up, when compared to the Gaggia 1003380 Accademia.
- One of the most essential things that are missing in the Anima model is the steamer, which means that you cannot help but use the frother to create textures unlike the Accademia model. Even though the former is bigger in size, but is the latter that emerges the clear favorite in terms of looks, compact size and its flexible functionality.
User Opinion about the Gaggia Accademia 1003380
Though the public has voiced their opinions for this product, some has pointed out faulty outlets, saying that the milk has been spilling all over the place. It is just a matter of a defective product though and other than that, people have loved using this product.
According to a couple, this Gaggia Accademia has brought back old memories of when they were young and used to have coffee at a café. Now they enjoy delicious coffee at the touch of a button. Others have also expressed how easy it is to operate and maintain, with all functions present and justified, and the separate storage containers for water, milk and coffee beans are an absolute favorite among all the people, who have used this product.
Using the Gaggia 1003380 Accademia
How do you expect I will not give a try after hearing about the overwhelming response surrounding this product? And honestly speaking, this is the best coffee machine that I have used in a long time. With everything and every control at our fingertips, you can enjoy the most delicious coffee and I was particularly amazed with the fact, it consumed less power than it is expected to.
You can clearly see in the comparison how easily the Gaggia 1003380 Accademia defeated its counterpart. As mentioned earlier, this product is totally worth its price tag, and is currently one of the best espresso machines available. If you Invest on it, you’ll not regret!