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The Gaggia Anima is a super-automatic espresso machine that wraps over 75 years of espresso making experience in an elegant design that blends modernity and tradition. With a simple and intuitive programming menu, and time tested innovations that enhance the quality of your brewing experience, the Anima yearns to make a barista out of you.
The Anima brews with a powerful 15 bar pump and Gaggia's innovative removable brew group. There are two dedicated drink buttons located on the front of the machine for espresso and espresso lungo and each can be programmed to your liking. The Gaggia Optiaroma system lets you brew using 6.5 - 11.5 grams of coffee (in five increments). You can also adjust brew temperature (between three settings), beverage volume, and pre-infusion. These settings can then be saved, allowing you to brew a drink to your exact specifications at the push of a button.
Coffee is ground fresh for every brew cycle with the built-in ceramic burr grinder that can be set to one of five settings depending on the roast of your beans. The machine is also equipped with the Gaggia Adapting system which adjusts the grinding process to make sure that the correct amount of coffee is ground for your espresso. Should you prefer to use pre-ground coffee instead, the grinder can be bypassed entirely using the bypass doser to fill the brew group directly.
To prepare specialty milk drinks, the chrome plated Pannarello style steam wand injects air directly into your milk to produce rich, velvety milk foam. The steam wand can also be used to dispense hot water for drinks like a Cafe Americano or hot tea.Cleaning and maintenance of the machine is made easy thanks to the removable brew group and automatic descaling cycle. Simply remove the brew group and rinse to prevent the buildup of coffee and oils to protect the performance and longevity of your machine. After idling for 1 hour, the Anima enters a (-1 W) standby mode to conserve energy.
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