Gaggia Anima Prestige Overview
The Gaggia Anima Prestige is an Italian made super-automatic espresso machine with a slim and chic design and the ability to brew a cappuccino or latte macchiato at the touch of a button. Its tall spouts are perfect for long coffees or luxurious layered milk drinks and the one-touch carafe conveniently froths milk and can be stored in the fridge between uses. For multi-user households or people who enjoy extra large drinks, the large reservoir makes this machine an ideal choice.
Features and Performance
The Anima Prestige is a mere 8.8” wide and 13.4” high, making it most at home under tall cabinets or on a dedicated brew bar to provide clearance for the reservoir and hopper lids. Each drink is brewed with freshly ground beans via the 5 step ceramic burr grinder. You can customize your preferred drink strength with one of 5 settings between extra mild to extra strong and your preferred temperature between low, medium and high for a range of 160 - 185° f. To guarantee perfect dosing, the Gaggia Adapting System will automatically adjust the grind cycle as it learns your coffee after several brew cycles.
For coffee drinks the Anima Prestige offers on-demand espresso and espresso lungo which can be programmed to your desired volume simply by pressing and holding the button. Pressing the button twice will cause the drink to be ground and brewed twice in a row. You can also brew using pre-ground coffee by selecting the scoop icon via the aroma strength button and filling the machine via the bypass doser.
Milk drinks are produced with one-touch thanks to the auto-frothing carafe. With the carafe locked in, the Anima Prestige can produce a cappuccino, latte macchiato, or simply frothed milk at the touch of a button. The carafe inserts into a dedicated socket on the left side of the display and can be removed and stored in the refrigerator when not in use. When the carafe is removed, Gaggia has also included a hot water spout that takes its place and also allows you to dispense hot water for americanos, tea, or hot cocoa. Milk drinks and frothed milk can be customized just like the coffee drinks to your preferred coffee and milk volume.
Thanks to its height, the Anima Prestige has a tall 60 oz water reservoir and 15 puck dreg drawer. The bean hopper holds up to 8.8oz of whole bean coffee, the frothing carafe holds 17 oz of milk, and the drip tray has a 24 oz capacity with a red float to remind you when it needs to be emptied. The brew spouts are just shy of 6” tall and the blue LED screen alerts you when you need to refill the water reservoir, add more beans, clean the carafe, empty the dreg drawer, or descale.
Why You Should Get It
The Anima Prestige delivers effortless luxury with its tasteful steel accents and one-touch specialty milk drinks. Its carafe is a convenient solution to both milk frothing and easy cleanup while the higher capacities mean less emptying and refilling on your part. With a price tag of less than $1,000, this Anima’s Prestige is more in reach than you might think.
What's in the Box
- 1x Tube of Brew Group Lubricant
- 1x Bypass Doser Measuring Scoop / Grind Adjustment Key
- 1x Water Hardness Test Strip