I am so ready to buy this machine but for one problem. We like big lattes, and the cups we have are between 3.5 and 4" tall. I don't want to have to make the espresso in one cup or pitcher and then pour it into another cup. The specs on the machine say it only accommodates 3.5" cups (and that's bigger than some of the other Gaggias). Is this really a limitation, or can taller cups be slid in? Thanks!
I was wondering how you clean the filter in the water basket. I've tried using a q-tip but it doesn't remove all the build up.
Is there a way you can test the bar pressure? im just curious since the flow coming out sometimes doesnt seem as strong as it used to be, even if i dont pack the coffee too hard. i just descaled the machine about 2 weeks ago after roughly a years use, also clean the machine regularly run water through to keep the lines clean, and clean the shower disc every so many uses.
Need help deciding between the Pasquini Livetta, Gaggia Baby Twin and Rancilio Silvia (outside choice at this point) . I have had a Gaggia Carezza and Gaggia MDF grinders for about 6 years now. I've been very happy with Gaggia but I am looking for a more consistent expresso. With MDF at 4 and a good tamper I still get only a thin layer of crema. Rancillo is just about out of the running after reading reviews of very slow warm up times and inconsistent temps. i am leaning towards the Pasquini, but trying to decide if the price difference is worth it.
My baby twin's steamer comes on for like 30 seconds and then all the lights started flashing and it seems it stopped producing steam and comes to a halt. Am I the only one with this issue?
I finally purchased a Gaggia Baby Twin, after looking at them for almost a year! The machine is great (great espresso and strong steam pressure). However one of my biggest concerns was reviews stating that "the frothing mechanism has a 'bad smell' which gets infused into the milk when steaming." I asked the WLL sales rep about this before I purchased the baby twin and he assured me that this was an old problem that Gaggia has fixed in the newer machines. Well I must have gotten one of the old machines, where this problem was not fixed. Looking at the box for the machine confirms that this is a 2006 machine. the age is not a problem (because the machine is new), except for the smell (and resulting bad taste)
My machine creates an awful smell when frothing and causes the milk to taste terrible.
I have run about 15 tanks of water through the hot water/steam wand and the smell is still there. I have also run the "Urnex Cleancaf" solution through the wand (two full tanks) and the smell still remains.
Any ideas how to get the smell out???
Me again, what is the difference between "foamed" milk and "steamed" milk? What I am getting out, as I read around, the difference between an Espresso, Americano and Cappucino, and am I am to make all three with this machine? Again, perhaps questions I should have called and asked about before making the purchase. Never said us Military Folk are the smartest people, ha ha ha.. This is what I get for not being a coffee drinker. Thank you again for your time!
I have a follow up question, to the below question I posted about the Gaggia Baby Twin and having a Grinder. My understanding is that depending on the type of "grind" meaning how thin or thick the consistency is grinded will determine the best results? So, what is purchased in the local grocery store whether already pre-ground or you dump your beans into a grinder at the grocery store and grind there, that will or will not work for this machine? Again, I am someone who does not drink coffee or Espresso's. I am sure my wife will be a lot more knowledgeable. I just am curious if it is truly necessary to purchase a grinder? If so, what Grinder would be best recommended with this machine? Secondly, my understanding is this only makes Espresso's and not an actual cup of coffee? Again, I am naive when it comes to this. I also have viewed the video several times and researched somewhat. They mentioned "Americano" I assume that is close to a cup of coffee? Thank you for your time and I apologize for the silly questions! Finally, do you offer Military Discounts; I am stationed in Germany in the US Army. I did call to ask if this machine is dual voltage, which it is not, I assume it should not be an issue plugging it into a transformer. We do that for many of our other appliances etc.
Thank you again.
I am not a coffee drinker or a Expresso drinker, I just ordered the Gaggia Baby Twin for my wife for Christmas, who is! We do not have a coffee grinder, we purchase coffee at the Grocery store. How important, and/or what is the difference when buying your own beans and grinding vs what we get at the Grocery Store. Is it imparative to have our own Grinder? Thank you for your help.
I am interested in the Gaggia Baby Twin. We like espressos, but in the morning we prefer a regular long coffee (8 oz coffee plus 2 oz of milk). Can the Gaggia Baby Twin be used for brewing a cup of 8 oz of coffee?
Thanks for your assistance.