Gaggia Accademia Espresso Machine

$1,599.00
Reg. $2,999.00
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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.)

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Programmable Options

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.

Brewing Benefits

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.

Water Management

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.

Maintenance

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.

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Jack asked:

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? 

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?

Cheers Pierre

 

Answer by Sanfam:

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...

MikeySan asked:

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...

Answer by Sanfam:

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...

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...

Answer by Erik:

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

Answer by DanMoraldo:

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.  

PMM asked:

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?

Answer by Todd Salzman:

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.  

Robert asked:

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...

Answer by techkathy:

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...

Answer by Robert:

The problem is that the ground coffee goes right through the doser; thus, no brew is produced at all.

Answer by Robert:

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

Answer by Robert:

 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...

Answer by techkathy:

The coffee spout may be misaligned. 

Click on the links below:

Correct:  http://s3.amazonaws.com/wll-community-production/system/attachments/15/right.jpg

Incorrect: http://s3.amazonaws.com/wll-community-production/system/attachments/16/wrong.jpg

Dan asked:

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?

Answer by Erik:

Unplugging the machine should not effect the programming at all.

LoriGarcia asked:

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...

Answer by ShaneAncefsky-Sales:

Hello,

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.

robinadair asked:

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...

Answer by Maggie:

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...

C@ff8nated asked:

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...

Answer by ShaneAncefsky-Sales:

Hello,

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...

Answer by C@ff8nated:

Thanks Shane!

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...

Rebecca asked:

I purchased my Gaggia Accademia in December, 2013, when I push the button to make a latte, the machince only heats the milk and does not grind or process the beans.  In addition, when the milk dispenses it coughs and sprays everywhere, doesn not flow in the cup.  I am an espresso drinker, so did...

Answer by Maggie:

The Latte button actually will only steam milk-the Latte Macchiato button is what we would term a traditional Latte, with espresso and with steamed/frothed milk.  As for the spraying, what kind of milk are you using?  Liquids like almond milk and soy milk will do that, as they do not have the...

I received my Gaggia Accademia on February 20 of this year and have been very happy.  My previous machine was a Saeco Royal Digital Plus.  Yesterday, I powered up the Gaggia as usual and pressed the espresso button.  The machine went through the typical motions to make my espresso  but only...

Answer by Erik:

Yes.  Please contact tech support at 1-888-411-5282 option 3

Paula asked:

If I take it out of the box and cannot figure it out, can I return it and get all my money back?

Answer by ShaneAncefsky-Sales:

Thank you for the question.  We do have a restocking fee if the item is returned.  Although, addressing the issure if the machine is to hard to use.  I have walked many people through the use of this machine.  The machine can come off as very difficult to use with all the functions on it.  I can...

RGS asked:

We bought the above machine from you a little over a year ago and I just got an error message and the machine will no longer work.  The message is E 05 "Restart to Solve".  Pressing the power button does nothing, and unplugging, waiting, and then replugging the machine in still show the error and...

Answer by Maggie:

An E-05 error is a blockage somewhere in the water circuits, and would necessitate the machine coming in for repair.  If you have not done so already, please contact our Technical Support team at 1-888-411-5282, option 3.  Technical Support is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00...

The milk only gets to 110 degrees at the most. I do not like drinking luke warm lattes or caps.

Answer by Maggie:

The automatic milk carafe will only raise the temperature of the liquid inside it about 70 degrees from start, so the colder the milk you put in to it, the lower the final temperature will be.  The machines were originally designed to work with ultrapasteurized milk, which is kept at room...

Answer by liuping:

High temperature ultra pasteurized milk is only kept at room temperature until you open it, then you have to keep it in the refrigerator like normal milk. Why would they make a machine that requires a fresh box of milk every time, but add a removable carafe that you can store in the...

Michael asked:

This unit has a ceramic flat burr type grinder, are there any advantages or disadvaantages of this type versus conical ceramic?

Answer by Sanfam:

The advantages are largely quieter, more precise grinding action and lower temperature imparted to the bean.  The downside is that it can feed more slowly, and adjustability is slightly limited.  For a super automatic espresso machine, neither of these are downsides.  In the past, they were...

Tim asked:

I just completed the first descaling on our Accademia. I need to order some additional descaler for next time, but the product that came in the box is not listed. Which is the reccomended descaler for this machine? Thanks

Answer by Pong123:

http://www.wholelattelove.com/Gaggia/gaggia_decalcifier.cfm

This should get you to what you need. I had to go hunting for it but I found it. If not call Whole Latte Love and they can assist. They are very helpful and will get you what you need. I love my machine. Have fun!

Cal asked:

Are all the plastic parts that come in contact with water/coffee BPA free?

Answer by mjackson:

Cal,
Yes according to Gaggia they are all PBA free. Also this machine does a great job making espresso.

Todd asked:

I am running the descaling cycle and has been going for a few hours now. it goes round and round on rinsing (step 2/2) and never comes to completion. Any ideas?

Answer by Pong123:

I just ran my descaling last night and it took about an hour (give or take). Every time I turned around it was asking me to rinse and add more water and empty something, so it does need to be watched. I would call tech support if you did not get it resolved. Yes it takes a while but it is...

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Misc Data
Manufacturer: Gaggia
Model: 1003380
Specifications
Dimension - Width (Inches): 11
Dimension - Height (Inches): 15.2
Dimension - Depth (Inches): 16.8
Weight (lbs): 43
Watts: 1500
Volts: 120
Housing
Housing Materials: Stainless Steel/Plastic
Bean Hopper Material: Plastic
Drip Tray Material: Plastic
Drip Tray Cover Material: Stainless Steel
Removable Hopper: No
Drip Tray Capacity (Oz): 10
Ground Coffee Container Material: Plastic
Drain Line Adaptable: No
Spent Coffee Capacity (Dregs Drawer): 15
Easy To Rotate: No
Tall Legs: No
Power Cord Length (Inches): 36
Cup Height
Adjustable Height: Yes
High (Inches): 6.5
Low (Inches): 3
One Touch cappuccino
One Touch Cappuccino: Yes
One Touch Cappuccino Or Milk Carafe: Milk Carafe
Adjustable Froth Quality: Yes
Height (Inches): 5.5
Separate Manual Steam Wand: Yes
Programmable: Yes
Milk Carafe Type: Plastic Attachable
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Dishwasher Safe: No
Frothing Wand
Material: Plastic
Steam Wand Style: Commercial Style
Wand Movement: Pivot Side to Side
Usable Length (Inches): 2.5
Height Off Counter (Inches): 5 Stars
Optional Cappucinotore: No
Number Of Holes: 1
No Burn Wand: Yes
Optional Steam Tips Or Wands: No
Water Source
Reservoir Or Plumbed: Reservoir
Water Filter Type: Mavea
Reservoir Capacity (Oz): 54
Reservoir Material: Plastic
Reservoir Access: Top
Reservoir Removable: Yes
Water Level Visible: No
Water Filter: Mavea
Controls
Adjustable Coffee Strength: Yes
Number Of Grind Settings: 10
Type Of Controls: Push Button
Display Type: LCD
Programmable Brewing: Yes
Temperature Control: Yes
Adjustable Coffee Dosage: Yes
Digital Display: Yes
Clock / Timer: Yes
Coffee Dosage Quantity: 7-10.5
Cup Volume Control: Yes
Aroma / Flow Control: Yes
Auto Shut Off: Yes
Bypass Doser: Yes
Pre-Infusion: Yes
Low Water Warning: Yes
Energy Savings: Yes
Decalcification Warning Indicator: Yes
Multiple Programmability: Yes
Pressure Gauges: No
Brew Temperature Display: No
Cup Warmer
Material: Stainless Steel
Size (Inches): 4x6
Passive / Active: Active
Brew Group
Material: Plastic
Type: Automatic
Preheat: No
Removable: Yes
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Boiler Data
Number Of Boilers: 2
Brew And Steam Simultaneously: No
Rapid Steam: Yes
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
Insulated: No
Steam Boiler Data
Insulated: No
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
Pump Data
Pump Type: Vibration
Maximum Pressure (Bar): 15
Self Priming Pump: Yes
Grinder Data
Number Of Grind Settings: 8
Hopper Capacity (Oz): 12
Burr Type: Flat
Burr Material: Ceramic
Freshness Lid: Yes
Performance
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
Maintenance
Maintenance Alerts: Yes
Descaler Used: Gaggia Descaler
Water Filter: Mavea
Details
Warranty (Years): 1
Country Of Manufacture: Italy
NSF Certified: No
Recommended Applications: Home Use/Office
Available Internationally: Yes
Service provided
Repairs By: Whole Latte Love
Contact Number: 1-888-411-5282

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