Gaggia Magenta Prestige Overview
Sleek and modern, the Magenta Prestige ushers in a new era of super-automatic espresso machines from Gaggia. Equipped with a convenient one-touch milk carafe, a vivid color display, and capacitive touch controls, the Magenta Prestige makes it easier than ever to craft café favorites like cappuccinos, flat whites, and Americanos at home. Robust customization options allow you to further refine your drinks to your exact specifications.
Features & Performance
The Gaggia Magenta Prestige offers the best of Gaggia’s beverage programming. Following the example set by the Cadorna series, the Magenta allows you to fully customize each drink on the menu, setting your desired temperature, brew strength (or pre-ground coffee), and volume for all coffee drinks, as well as your desired quantity of milk when applicable. In step with modern tastes, the full drink menu offers a total 12 selections including: ristretto (x2), espresso (x2), espresso lungo (x2), coffee (x2), americano, cappuccino, café au lait, café cortado, frothed milk, flat white, latte macchiato, and hot water.
To customize a drink to your tastes, simply select it from the menu and make your desired changes. All 12 of the drink options can be found on the home menu with crisp full color icons of each drink. Any time you alter the settings for a drink, you’ll be prompted to save your changes at the end of the brew cycle. In order to accommodate such a wide variety of drink options, Gaggia outfitted the Magenta with a high quality steel cup riser that can be seated on the drip tray for taller cups or locked into the front of the machine to elevate your cup closer to the spouts to prevent splashing. The drip tray cover itself is a quality piece of fitted steel that secures magnetically for a more premium fit and finish.
The star of the show for the Magenta Prestige is of course the auto-frothing carafe. Locking into the front of the machine, the froths and dispenses milk automatically when preparing a milk drink. After brewing, the quick clean feature allows you to rinse the carafe before next use, and a deep clean function can be accessed from within the Magenta’s menu. When not in use, you can store the carafe in the refrigerator and insert the included water spout attachment in its place. Perhaps most impressive of all, the programming logic will vary the order in which coffee or milk is dispensed for each drink, with milk first for cappuccinos and latte macchiatos, and coffee first for the café au lait, cortado, and flat white.
Why You Should Get It
The Magenta Prestige is the perfect machine for a smaller number of users who still drink a wide variety of beverages, offering compelling choices like the true Americano which adds hot water to freshly brewed espresso at the push of a button. The one-touch carafe makes it easier than ever to produce varied and delicious and authentic milk drinks with minimal effort and cleanup. A step in a modern direction for Gaggia, the striking red trim, full color display, and capacitive buttons have the Magenta Prestige looking better than ever and certain to wow guests with its Italian design.