|1x 1 Year Extended Warranty||$0.00|
Coffee on demand has never been easier. With the Gaggia Accademia, seven dedicated drink buttons for espresso, caffe, caffe lungo, cappuccino, latte macchiato, and hot water mean that great tasting beverages are just moments away. The machine can also memorize your preferences for truly customized drinks.
This one-stop coffee center features an integrated ceramic burr grinder to deliver freshly ground coffee every time. The Accademia also comes equipped with a bypass doser, so you’ll be able to effortlessly brew pre-ground or brew decaf, pre-ground, or specialty coffee. The grinder and bypass doser combo will give you the flexibility needed to accommodate multiple users and a variety of drink preferences.
The smartly designed Accademia is a latte and cappuccino drinker’s dream, as it features a unique Milk Management System with a detachable carafe. Since the milk circuit is detachable, milk never actually enters the Accademia during the steaming/frothing process. You’ll never have to worry about old milk contaminating your machine. As a matter of convenience, the milk carafe can be disconnected and stored in the fridge until you’re ready to brew.
For those who love to entertain, the Gaggia Accademia’s intuitive interface offers a big advantage; it’s so simple to use your guests can make their own beverages! On top of its impressive features, the Gaggia Accademia is a modern, attractive machine that would look great in any kitchen. It features a contemporary stainless steel front panel punctuated by a bright display and intuitive push-button controls. The Gaggia Accademia is the ideal companion for the busy coffee lover. (Dimensions: 15.2"H x 11"W x 16.8"D - Weight: 45lbs.)
The Gaggia Accademia has seven fully programmable drink options to deliver tailor-made espresso, caffe, caffe lungo, cappuccino, latte macchiato, and more. Beverage temperature, strength, and volume can be preset to your specifications. The same goes for milk selections, which allow you to choose from minimal, normal, or no froth options.
The Accademia has a 15-bar pump and two powerful stainless steel boilers, which will let you to alternate between brewing and frothing without any down time. Additionally, Gaggia’s unique pre-brewing cycle infuses coffee grounds with hot water to help extract the flavor and aroma of your drink. The brew group is detachable for quick, easy cleaning and maintenance. The Accademia has a height-adjustable telescopic coffee dispenser, with a max height of 6.5” to allow you to accommodate a variety of cups, mugs, and glasses.
Grinder and Bypass Doser
This unit has a heavy-duty ceramic burr grinder, along with a double-lid, aroma saving bean hopper. Seven grind settings allow you to exercise a fair amount of control over the grinding process. The Accademia also has a bypass doser to cater to pre-ground/decaf drinkers. Both the grinder and bypass doser are accessible through the top of the machine.
Steaming and Frothing
This Gaggia super automatic has an automated one-touch Milk Management System that can deliver steamed or frothed milk directly into your cup, depending on the chosen drink. An external milk circuit ensures that milk does not enter the machine and the detachable carafe can be stored in the fridge for your convenience. An automatic cleaning cycle rinses the milk circuit after each use, to ensure that it is free of clogs and contaminants. Should you wish to steam/froth manually, you’ll be able to do so, as the Accademia has a steam wand/water dispenser.
The Accademia has a generous 1.7-liter water reservoir; this unit comes with a four-step Mavea Water Filter to prevent scale and mineral build up. Users can control water hardness to ensure great tasting coffee.
The stainless-steel front panel of the machine opens to reveal the removable brew group and dregs drawer. Both can be easily detached for routine cleaning and maintenance. The Gaggia Accademia has an alert system that will notify you if the dregs drawer or drip tray need to be emptied, or if the bean hopper needs to be refilled. The display screen will also warn you, if the machine needs to be descaled.
|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|
|Repairs By:||Whole Latte Love|
|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|
|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|
I've only had this unit for about a month now, and when I tried to make anything with milk the unit will spray all over. It only happens sometimes, othertimes its a nice smooth even flow of milk. I usually use whole milk or 2%. What gives? I tried running a carafe clean cycle, but that didnt help.
If your machine is displaying these sort of symptoms, I'd suggest running through an additional cleaning cycle and completely disassembling/reassembling the carafe to ensure that it is properlya assembled with no air-gaps on the parts interacting with steam and milk. If the problem persists, your best bet owuld be to give technical support a call, as the problem could be coming from somewhere else.
My brew group is not discharging the grounds. After the first 5 servings an error max pressure came up. I cleaned and added additional lubericant just incase that was the problem. However the problem persisted, i continued to clean the brew group after every serving. it seemed strange that I had to empty the grounds everytime. I have noticed that the bar that lifts the cup to dump the grounds is not acctually attached to the lifter so it would appear there is a broken piece at the bottom of the brew group. I just purchased this product off Amazon and shipped it internationally will it be covered under warenty? Will I be able to purchase another brew group, if so where?
In general, Gaggia's warranties are only valid within the market in which they were purchased. In order to find out who stocks this part in your region, I suggest contacting Gaggia of Italy to be referred to your nearest available parts retailer. Their web site can be found at http://www.gaggia.it/e/it/landing-page.html
we have had the gaggia accademia for 2 months. It was fantastic until a couple of days ago. There is no more foam in cappuccino- I have not done anything different from the previous weeks. I cleaned all the parts with water on Sunday as usual. Any idea what the issue could be?
Thanks for the post! I would suggest using the Urnex Rinza product and running a full Milk Carafe Cleaning Cycle (accessed via your menu in the maintenance options) . There may be a clog that is not easily apparent. Additionally, check your beverage settings-it's possible that, by accident, someone may have made that adjustment without realizing.
Thanks for the suggestions. It turned out to be the milk. We changed the milk and it turned out fine.
Happy new owner of a Gaggia Accademia (once I got over the fact that she just won't make a hot enough latte coffee and I just have to heat my milk manually via the wand).
I have noticed that the bean hopper will use up all the beans without alerting me that it's low or empty. I notice this when she pours a watery espresso. I have never seen a hopper empty alert. Though she will alert me when the hopper door is open. Also (and this may be related), I am not able to adjust the grind setting. I know you're supposed to turn it while she's grindig, but I try and try and it won't budge. Could these two hopper issues be related?
I do get alerts to refill low water tank and Clean drip tray and grinds box.
Any help is appreciated!
Generally speaking, the "out of beans" notification is something that self-corrects with time, as the grinder indirectly measures the amount of coffee being dispensed into its brew unit based on the speed of the motor. It's also something best prevented in the first place by ensuring that the bean hopper is filled to capacity to start with beans that are neither too oily nor too darkly roasted. Either of the latter tend to allow grounds to accumulate within a grinder and can trick the machine into thinking it has coffee beans where there are none.
Regarding adjusting the grind, the adjustment on the Accademia does require firmly pressing it down--almost a quarter of an inch--in order to un-lock the knob and allow it to turn. If you're able
I just recently purchased the Gaggia Accadmia. My spent grounds are not coming out like pucks. It's in the puck tray all watered down. What am I doing wrong?
Have you tried adjusting the grinder setting?
I have done that. I am using an espresso bean and have the strength set to 1 scoop
If you have a lot of water leaking into the drip tray, check the grind! If the grind is too fine, water will skip the coffee and take the path of least resistance...right into the drip tray. Adjust the grinder settings when the grinder is on. Finally, don't forget to regularly clean the brew unit. The brew unit should be rinsed each time the machine is opened to empty the spent coffee puck tray.
Thank you Tracy. I finally figured it out. I had it set to 1 scoop of espresso bean instead of 3. Now I have it set to 3 spoons and I adjust the strength of the coffee from the dial.
Brand new Gaggia Accademia - When I make cappuccinos, sometimes it spits steam out instead and splatters milk all over. Carafe is installed properly. One instance and the very first time I made a cappuccino is I left the carafe in on the machine, the first 2 came out perfect and was super happy and amazed (lol). When i made the third, it started out ok for 2 seconds, then started to spit and steam out. The carafe was still an inch above the min mark. Made no changes and tried a 4th time and it was fine. now its 50/50 chance I get a good cappuccino and not sure what the problem is.
Does the milk get pumped into the machine and back out? thinking the door isnt sealing properly and sucking in air. Everything else seems good. Wasting a lot of grinds because of this.
btw, im using whole milk and would like to try almond milk, but dont want to change any variables and want this to work with all types of milk, if possible.
As a first step for troubleshooting , I would suggest checking the parts of the carafe to ensure that they are all seated firmly together and in the correct places. If there's a gap or separation between the parts, air might be making its way into the steam circuit or may be interrupting the flow of milk through the carafe. If the problem persists, I would suggest trying a different brand of milk; While the carafes are generally compatible with a wide variety of milk types, it could be that something about the viscosity of the milk (too thick?) could be causing the milk to travel too slowly through the carafe's internals.
Finally, if all else fails, give Technical Support a call to see if any other options can be explored.
just an update to this - I had went back and forth with gaggia on this and they ended up telling me to the exchange the unit and the second machine did the same. I tried all different types of milk, even water, the results were not consistent. I just sent the second machine back for a refund.
hi we have had a Gaggia accademIa for 2 years. We are very impressed with it, but lately have noted the cappuccino is cool and the auto frother will despatch slightly warm milk but will not froth the milk. It has only been a few months and it was working fine until then. We descale the unit every few months and all other maintenance is carried out. The machine can go 2 weeks at a time without use, but then it is back to use every day.
As the mahine is pulling milk into the venturi tube within the carafe but isn't airating, I'd first suggest two things:
1. Fully dismantle and soak all of the rubber carafe parts in a cleaning solution. Either use a dedicated milk frother cleaning product (such as Urnex Rinza, the best option by far) or a 50/50 water/distilled white vinegar mixture as the soak.
2. If you expect to go without using the machine for a few days or weeks, make sure to run through a carafe wash/cleaning cycle. This will ensure that no milk residue dries out inside of the inner components.
Hi thank you for your comment and your help - I will try that but we do wash the carafe out regularily and clean it out.
We've had our Gaggia Accademia for nearly two months and love it. Up until now, we've primarily been using whole beans, but since some of our holiday guests drink decaf, we have been trying the bypass doser this week. Is there a particular grind (coarse, fine, drip, espresso) that is recommended? In our "trial runs" sometimes it works fine, and sometimes it doesn't dispense and we get the "over pressure" message the next time that we use it.
As your machine is brewing espresso, aim for a fine Espresso-grade grind. While it might be possible to feed it a coarser grind, it's not likely that you'd be able to get a satisfactory drink in the end. If you're getting the "Over Pressure" or "Max Pressure Exceeded," it means you've added too much coffee and the machine was unable to successfully tamp the grounds. Try using a bit less coffee next time.
My Gaggia Accademia coffee maker has recently been making a smell that is a bit like chemicals or burning. It got into the cup of coffee I made, so I tossed that and made another, same thing. When I smell near the water tank, I can smell it. I cleaned everything. Do I need to lubricate it? Any ideas? There was nothing in the manual. I have never used the milk set up, and have used mostly plain coffee making and the hot water dispenser a couple of times intermittently.
In general, a "burning smell" could either be something simple (the plastics inside of the machine reacting to heat) or something not-so-simple (a malfunctioning component). This is generally the situation where I'd suggest contacting Technical Support to discuss the matter furhter, as they could provide you with a good idea of whether or not it is something to be worried about.
Should you want an immediate answer, I'd follow the cardinal rule of "If it smells like burning electrical stuff, discontinue use immediately." If it's just a "burning wax" type of smell, I wouldn't be worried about anything serious.
What does he machine come with as far as warranty and how does it work? Would I need to find a local service center in New Jersey? If I bought the extended warranty does it begin after the factory warranty expires?
The Gaggia Accademia comes with a 2-year warranty at no extra charge to you. During the first year, both parts and labor are covered minus a flat rate shipping fee of $39 to send the machine to us. During the second year of the warranty only parts are covered while shipping and labor are covered under a $120 fee. The second year/extended warranty begins after the first year warranty ends. We are the only authorized Gaggia repair center. Taking your machine to be repaired by a third party will void your warranty. Our repair facilities are located in New York. I hope this helps!
Hi I have noticed that the front door of my Accademia seems to have dropped on the left side - opposite the hinges. If I push the front then it moves up and closes correctly. Is this standard? If not how would I ensure the door closes correctly?
In addition to the spring-latch on the left-side, the Accademia also has a set of magnetic latches that hold the top-left corner in position. This, however, is offset by the roughly 1.5lbs of brass that make up the front-mounted drip tray. If the door is pulling out-and-down for any reason, it could be that there is too much weight on the tray, or a bit of play developing in the hinges that is allowing them to be pulled apart.
In general, though, so long as the machine is able to brew without leaking and the door is able to latch securely, I would suspect that the machine will continue operating just fine.
Has anyone had this issue? Our machine's over a year old and serves us faithfully several times a day. However, last week the "add more coffee" message started coming on even though there are beans in the hopper. Rearranging beans or taking some out or putting some in sometimes fixes it but several times I've had to clear all the beans out, turn the machine on and off, do all sorts of withcraft to finally get it to finish grinding. The problem is intermittent - doesn't always happen - but when it does it might not work no matter what you do, until later it magically works. I descale the machine regularly and have cleaned out the grnder and watched it in action and it seems to grind the beans no problem. I have not changed any setting on the machine for the last 6 months.
Any ideas on what is causing this?
I'm sorry to hear about the problem you're encountering with your Accademia. Generally speaking, the "Add More Coffee" message becoming a frequent occurence could mean a few things.
The grind may be slightly too fine for the coffee bean you're using; The finer the grind, the slower the beans tend to fall into the burrs. Try a coarser setting and wath for improvement.
The beans are too oily and are are sticking to the surface of the bean hopper; This is an effect known as "bridging." You can test this by using a different style or batch of beans, and also being sure to wipe down the surface of the bean hopper (once emptied) with a dry cloth
The grinder recognizes when it is out of beans by detecting the faster spin of the burrs; If the grinder is slightly clogged up, beans may be passing through too slowly for the machine to think they are present. If the interior is clogged, you can try setting it to a super coarse setting to flush out any lingering grounds from within the grinder.
If all else fails, you may want to consider sending the machine in for service.
I have a height clearance of 18 1/2 inches from the granite counter to the wall cabinet. What will the height issues be if any in regards to the operation and maintenance of the Gaggia Accademia Espresso Machine? Also where on your website can I see what accessories are included with this machine and what accessories are extra or optional?
This machine will fit but to fill the bean hopper and the water reservoir you would need to slide the machine out to get access
The machine stands 15" tall with the bean hopper door and water reservoir door closed. When those doors are ajar the machine's total height is 19". The machine comes with some cleaning tablets, a water testing strip and a mavea intenza water filter as well.
Only one spout seems to be working, the other only occasionally drips. I have tried cleaning the brew group and checked the alignment. What's the problem?
The usual problem for coffee coming out of one spout on a machine that it not sitting level and is tipped to one side. But in this case it has to be either the removable spout that needs to be cleaned or the outlet that drops the coffee into the removeable spout.
In most respects I'm happy with my Accademia. However, it has one annoying quirk. Within a month of purchase, the bypass doser stopped working. Is there a remedy for this, or must I give up use of ground coffees?
On an unrelated note, what kind of detergent is to be used for the carafe-cleaning cycle?
On a second unrelated note, is there a panarello wand that will attach to the Accademia's steam wand?
Try doing a bypass dose without dropping any coffee in the chute. The machine should make a cup of hot water. Try all 3 cup sizes in the same way to make sure that each produces some water when doing this type of "blank shot". If they all work, you may be using too much coffee. Try using a little less than one level scoop of coffee in the chute.
Rinza : http://www.wholelattelove.com/Urnex/urn_rinza.cfm
Unfortunately there is no pannarello wand that will fit on the Academia.
The problem is that the ground coffee goes right through the doser; thus, no brew is produced at all.
The problem is that the ground coffee goes right through the doser; thus, no brew is produced at all. - See more at: http://community.wholelattelove.com/questions/4227/gaggia-accademia-bypass-doser-problem#sthash.2SffuczJ.dpuf
Does anyone know the solution to the issue stated above? Thanks!
My Accademia leaks at the black spout, coffee running between the chrome housing and the black spout outer surface. It falls in the cup, too, but is annoying. Should I disassemble the door and the spout assembly? Where could that leak come from? I looked on the "exploded" diagrams but could not find the location that might leak. Can you point a part on the diagram?
The coffee spout may be misaligned.
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If I program the machine to how I want my cappuccino or espresso and later unplug it, will I need to reprogram the machine everytime I plug it back in?
Unplugging the machine should not effect the programming at all.
Love our machine!! My only issue is that the coffee just could be a little hotter. We have the setting at the hottest. This is for the long coffee -- so just regular coffee. We have cleaned it and checked things just in case. Does anyone else feel it doesn't stay not very long and wish it would start a bit hotter?
I might be able to help with this. I have the machine at home myself. We mostly do travel mugs in the morning to go. With regards to the E-Plus system on the front. I find I get hotter coffee when I have the flow set to it highest point.
On my machine (Gaggia Accademia), when I set it to use the 3 beans dosage setting, I get quite a bit of what I am assuming to be overflow. There will be close to 1/4 cup of dry coffee grounds on top of the internal drip tray, to the right hand side of the brew group each time I empty the drip tray and spent coffe pucks. Is there an internal setting for grind time. I would like to have the full range of adjustment (1 to 3 beans) and not waste coffee.
Thank you for your post. Some coffee grounds in the area around the brew unit is normal-static electricity does pick up some grounds with each brew. However, it definitely sounds excessive-dial the setting on the grinder one notch coarser, and that should clear up the problem. Always remember to make adjustments to the grinder while it is grinding!
Hi, New to the super automatic expresso machines club.
We just purchased a gaggia-accademia-espresso-machine and should be delivered soon.
My wife and I are mostly cafe crema drinkers and are eager to try this machine.
We are upgrading from a Tassimo Disk machine and were used to Italian cafe cremas Tassimo offered. We were brewing 8 fl oz. cremas.
Could someone be kind enough and recommend a good working setting to make a good crema? We are aiming close to 8 fl oz. drinks.
I'll experimenting with Lavazza Super Crema Whole Bean Espresso
- Thanks in Advance -
P.S. I love this community BTW :)
Thank you for the question. I happen to have the same machine at home. I actually do not monkey with the grinder setting for a cafe crema. I do choose the 3 bean strength. The next thing to play with is the e-plus system. I perfer to set my e-plus to full open, so it is least restrictive and I pick up very few bitter notes doing it that way. I would start full open then close the e-plus valve to slow the flow to find the flavor you want.
First let me tell you this machine is amazing! I can't believe I was missing out for so long. I haven't had a good cup coffee at home in a long time until I got this machine. I just came back from Jamaica and could not wait to get my home made coffee :)
Even though I love Jamaican coffee, the expresso machine over there could not get even close to the Accademia :)
I found the perfect balanace for my cafe crema and even expressos:
Grinder: The 3rd finest from the finest to the coarsest one.
3 Beans strength
Hottest coffee setting.
e-plus set to position 5 basically one notch higher/stronger than the middle setting. It comes with 8 dots or notches "I believe".
I increased the coffee duration to 2 bars up than default.
Set the milk foam just to raise half way of my coffee mug.
This seems to work great with Lavazza Super Crema, a local Colombian coffee and local Colombian decaf grinded coffee.
I just can hope this machine can last me long time because I really love it. I already saved $20 in just a couple of weeks. I used to have a single cup coffee machine "Tassimo" while it was great I saw myself buying coffee disks ever week $10 each time.
- Thank You -