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Our Rundown of Gaggia Parts, Products, and Coffees!

by Jessica Pavia Updated: February 25, 2022 6 min read

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It’s easy to get excited about all the new machines and custom panels from Gaggia coming in at the moment, but what about the oft-forgotten other parts? Gaggia offers you amazing accessories, coffees, and cleaners that are all crafted with their machines in mind. Below we’ll run through and highlight some of our favorites that really deserve the spotlight right now.

Accessories

Glass Milk Container

If your machine of choice is the Gaggia Brera Cappuccino Espresso Machine or something similar, then you probably want — or need — this Glass Milk Container. This 11.8oz capacity and dishwasher safe addition to your setup is perfect for the Cappuccinatore or Capp-In-Cup milk frothing system. Being removable, when you’re done frothing for the day, simply detach from your machine and place in the refrigerator!

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Gaggia Glass Milk Container.

Gaggia Cappuccino Cup Set

It doesn’t get more classic than this. This set of four cappuccino cups and saucers from Gaggia are cream-colored and dishwasher safe. They are 2.5 in tall and hold 6 oz, making them absolutely perfect to fit under your machine’s spouts, and on top for easy storage. How could you not want to make your morning cappuccino right in these gorgeous ceramic cups?

Gaggia Espresso Cup Set

Enjoy this set of 6 cream-colored, ceramic espresso cups and saucers from Gaggia to add a level of romanticism to your morning espresso drinks. The cups feature the Gaggia logo and are 2 in tall, 4.75 in diameter, and hold about 2.5 oz, so they’re the perfect size to hold one shot of espresso. Not like I have to convince you anymore, but these are completely dishwasher safe, too!

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Gaggia Espresso Cup Set.

Portafilters and Tampers

Bottomless Portafilter

We promise bottomless portafilters are not just some passing fad, especially when it comes to Gaggia portafilters. Whether you are a serious home barista or just love getting those extraction videos for social media, the bottomless portafilter from Gaggia is the perfect tool for you. This portafilter gives you the ability to watch for channeling as it occurs, meaning you can recognize issues way before tasting the final shot. Compatible with Gaggia semi-automatic espresso machines, this 58 mm bottomless portafilter is made with commercial grade, chrome-plated brass and brings you one step closer to perfecting the art of espresso making. Not to mention, it can fit any depth of filter basket.

Ashwood Handle Portafilter 

There’s something undeniably chic about wooden accents in your coffee setup. These Ashwood Handle Portafilters from Gaggia are no different. Specifically designed for the Gaggia Classic Pro espresso machine, this portafilter is a modern, functional addition to your espresso brewing toolkit. In combination with the well balanced and chrome-plated brass filter head, the entire portafilter has a nice weight that feels good in your hand. The whole thing is topped off with the Gaggia logo etched into the end of the handle.

Ashwood Handle Tamper

“This tamper is top notch,” writes a customer. “Nice and heavy and fits just right in my Gaggia Classic. I love that it is stamped with the Gaggia name.” If that’s not enough of an endorsement, there’s not much else we can say to convince you. The Ashwood Handle Tamper from Gaggia is a fantastic upgrade to your espresso brewing setup: a premium 58 mm flat tamper made of stainless steel and Ashwood. Of course, you will also find the Gaggia logo etched onto the handle.

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Ashwood Handle Portafilter and Tamper.

Cleaning Supplies

Decalcifier

According to one recent reviewer, “This product works. We have to use this often and we can tell the difference in taste immediately after.” This decalcifier from Gaggia is perfect for your semi-automatic and super-automatic units. Quickly and efficiently remove calcium deposits from your machine to prolong its life and have a cleaner final cup. This decalcifier has been through testing to be proven safe for your machines, and is the only descaler manufacturer approved for use on Gaggia machines.

Coffee Clean Tablets

These Coffee Clean Tablets from Gaggia are the definition of time-saving. With six tablets per box, simply add one to your brew group cleaning cycles to remove calcium deposits, coffee oils, and other dregs. Not to mention, these tablets are completely nontoxic and biodegradable. The Coffee Clean Tablets work with semi-automatic and super-automatic espresso machines.

Gaggia Cleaners
  • Gaggia Decalcifier Liquid Descaler
    Compatible with semi-automatic and super-automatic units, the Gaggia Decalcifier removes calcium deposits to prolong lifespan of your machine. The only descaler to be approved by Gaggia, this formula has been thoroughly tested to ensure that it is safe for descaling your machine. Use the Gaggia decalifier as a part of your regular maintenance routine to prevent scale build up; it is available in 250ml bottles.
  • Gaggia Coffee Clean Tablets
    Using Gaggia Coffee Clean Tablets is the time-saving way to keep your espresso machine clean. They remove calcium deposits, coffee oils and other debris without fuss, ...
  • Gaggia Brew Group Service Kit
    Keep your super-automatic espresso machine in top condition with the official Gaggia Brew Group Service Kit.

Brew Group Service Kit

Your all-in-one kit for cleaning and lubricating your Gaggia super-automatic’s brew group! In this Brew Group Service Kit you will find a food safe lubricant, pipe cleaner, and three O-rings. The lubricant is safe for Saeco, Philips, and Gaggia espresso machines, and comes in a 5g tube. Having everything in one place is not only convenient, but just makes sense. We recommend lubricating your brew group once every 3-6 months, or every 500 cups brewed. Your O-ring should be replaced annually, and the lubricant allows everything to slide easily, preventing wear and prolonging the life of your machine. This Brew Group Service Kit is a one-stop shop for machine care.

Mavea Intenza Water Filter

This fan-favorite Mavea Intenza Water Filter removes copper, lead, chlorine, and other contaminants. One customer writes, “I’ve been using these filters for sometime and I’m very happy with the quality of the filtration. Super easy to install and cost effective. Especially if you consider it’s prolonging the life of a Thousand dollar machine.” Which is exactly what filtering out those impurities does: prolongs your machine’s life and delivers a better tasting final product. The Maeva Intenza Water Filter works with the Gaggia Brera, Gaggia Platinum, Gaggia Baby, Gaggia Espresso, Gaggia for Illy, Gaggia Accademia, Gaggia Anima and various other Gaggia and Saeco super-automatic espresso machines.

Water Filters
  • Mavea Intenza Water Filter for Gaggia and Saeco
    The state-of-the-art Mavea Intenza Water Filter removes copper, lead, chlorine and other impurities to help prolong the life of your espresso machine and deliver great tasting beverages. This filter is 2.75 in. L x 2.25 in. W x 3.5 in. H. Fits the Gaggia Brera, Gaggia Platinum, Gaggia Baby, Gaggia Espresso, Gaggia for Illy, Gaggia Accademia, Gaggia Anima and various other Gaggia and Saeco super-automatic espresso machines.
  • Gaggia & Saeco AquaClean Water Filter

    Protect the integrity of your espresso while extending the life of your machine with the AquaClean water filter. Using an ion exchange and micro-porous filtering, the AquaClean removes calcium and other undesirable impurities from your water to ensure fresh, clean, and delicious espresso.

    Depending on the hardness of your water, the type of drinks you brew, and how frequently you rinse, the AquaClean filter can last up to 625 cups before being replaced. If you regularly replace your AquaClean filter, you will not have to descale your machine for up to 5000 cups. When installed, the AquaClean filter will deactivate your machine's descaling alarm.

AquaClean Water Filter 

There’s nothing better than finding a water filter that you trust. The Saeco AquaClean Water Filter protects your espresso and your machine by using an ion exchange and micro-porous filtering system. It does this to filter out calcium and other contaminants from your water, so the final shot of espresso is noticeably clean and delicious. Compatible with the Gaggia Babila, the AquaClean Water Filter can last up to 635 cups.

Coffee

100% Arabica Coffee

Gaggia doesn’t just make trustworthy, revolutionary home espresso machines, they also develop delicious coffee blends! For instance, Gaggia's 100% Arabica Coffee is a blend of African, Central American, Indian, and South American coffees. They make sure to roast it in a way that limits overall acidity, resulting in a final cup that’s gentle but velvety, with notes of cocoa and fruit. Think: chocolate covered cherries. Have we said enough? Yeah, I thought so.

Coffees

Intenso Coffee

For something more intense than the 100% Arabica Coffee, try Gaggia’s Intenso Coffee. This is a 65/35 Arabic and Robusta blend featuring African, Central American, Indian, and South American coffees. Much like the 100% Arabica Coffee, it has a smooth body. But this time, it’s also rich, with a complex palate of cocoa, hazelnut, spices, and toasted almonds. Even bold as it is, Gaggia makes sure to roast it for low acidity. 

Summary

There you have it, a rundown of our favorite Gaggia accessories, cleaning supplies, and coffees. We know these might not seem as exciting as a machine at first glance, but without them, you’d never be able to make delicious coffee — no matter how powerful your espresso maker is. So why not take some extra care in choosing what you add to your home setup?

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Jessica Pavia
Jessica Pavia

Jessica L. Pavia joined Whole Latte Love in 2021 as a content writer. Her main job is writing product copy and blog posts, but she dabbles in the dark arts of social media marketing as well. Jessica is first and foremost a creative writer, and hopes to bring that voice and imagination into all her work.