Gaggia Baby Twin Espresso Machine
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The Gaggia Baby Twin offers an innovative new take on home semi-automatic espresso machine design: two boilers. With one boiler for brewing and a thermoblock for steam, there’s no downtime between brewing and steaming. Entertaining friends, getting through the morning rush at your house, or just making an afternoon latte is quick and easy. Plus, the Gaggia Baby Twin has all of the great features Gaggia is known for, including a commercial-grade portafilter and brew group, three-way solenoid valve, and Turbo Frother attachment.
In addition to the new double boiler system, the Gaggia Baby Twin also has a modern touch ring control panel with green backlit buttons. This exciting new control panel is a great upgrade from traditional switches or plastic buttons, and it features 2 programmable brewing buttons, as well as a manual brewing button. Steam temperature and hot water are also controlled on the touch ring, and a temperature ready light illuminates on the bottom of the ring when the machine is prepared to brew or steam.
Oh, and did I mention it also has stainless steel housing? The Baby Twin is completely housed in brushed stainless steel, so it can match virtually any kitchen, and is extremely durable. The drip tray grate, steam wand, and Turbo Frother attachment are also made of stainless steel, not plastic. An active cup warmer is located on the top of the machine, so you can keep up to 5 espresso cups ready for brewing. The Baby Twin also has a large 60oz water reservoir made of clear ABS plastic, so you can easily monitor your water levels.
Features & Benefits: Coffee
Double Boiler System
When brewing on most home semi-automatic machines that have only 1 boiler, you need to wait between brewing and steaming for the boiler to reach the proper temperature. The Gaggia Baby Twin eliminates this wait with its double boiler system, featuring one boiler for brewing and one for steaming. The brewing boiler quickly heats up, and a thermoblock boiler creates steam for frothing milk for cappuccinos and lattes.
Commercial Size and Style Portafilter
To get the best possible espresso, it’s important to use commercial-grade brewing components. The Gaggia Baby Twin features a commercial size and style portafilter, made of chrome-plated brass for both durability and heat stability. Measuring 58mm, this portafilter also has a durable plastic handle.
Commercial Brew Group
The brew group on the Gaggia Baby Twin is made of the same chrome-plated marine brass as the portafilter, for a commercial feel and long life. It also offers great heat stability, so your espresso stays nice and hot throughout the brewing process.
Touch Ring Control Panel
The Gaggia Baby Twin features a sleek touch ring control panel with green backlit buttons. From left to right, they are small and large programmable brewing buttons, hot water, a steam supply light, manual dispensing/programming, and at the bottom of the ring is the temperature indicator light that will let you know when the Baby Twin is ready to brew or steam.
Programmable Brewing Buttons
We all want something to depend on in the morning. Our alarm clock may fail us and the kids might not get up when we tell them to, but the Gaggia Baby Twin is always ready to dispense consistent espresso shots. On the touch ring, you’ll find 2 programmable brewing buttons that you can set to dispense just the right amount of espresso to meet your tastes. To program the buttons, press and hold the programming button until it begins to flash. Then, press and hold the brewing button you want to program, and release once the desired amount of coffee has been reached. To exit programming mode, press the programming button again and your settings will be saved.
3 Way Solenoid Valve
A 3-way solenoid valve is an important feature on high quality semi-automatic espresso machines. It relieves pressure in the portafilter after brewing, helping to prevent dripping and makes it easy to dispense of the spent coffee puck.
The Gaggia Baby Twin lets you get the most flavor from your espresso with a pre-infusion cycle. This wets the grounds with a splash of water just a few seconds before brewing, and helps to bring out the aromatic oils of the ground coffee. You can also choose to turn this feature off by entering programming mode and pressing the hot water button.
Espresso tastes best when it is enjoyed when its hot and freshly brewed. If you brew directly into cold cups, your shots can lose quite a few degrees of heat, and that’s why the Gaggia Baby Twin features an active cup warmer. It is located on the top of the machine and has room for 5 espresso cups.
Features & Benefits: Frothing and Hot Water
Hot Water Dispenser
The Baby Twin can easily dispense hot water for tea, americanos, instant soup, and more. Just place a container underneath the steam wand, press the hot water dispensing button, and turn the black knob on the top of the machine. Once the desired amount of hot water is reached, turn the knob back and press the hot water dispensing button again.
Turbo Frother Wand
Creating luscious foam and steamed milk for cappuccinos and lattes can be a tricky skill to master. The Gaggia Baby Twin has a stainless steel Turbo Frother attachment on the steam wand that makes steaming and frothing milk easy. Similar to a Pannarello attachment, the Turbo Frother helps to evenly distribute steam throughout your pitcher. Plus, the steam wand on the Baby Twin is mounted on a ball joint for a wide range of movement.
Features & Benefits: Care, Maintenance, & Other
Large Water Reservoir
The Gaggia Baby Twin has a 60oz water reservoir made of durable and clear plastic. It can easily be removed for filling or cleaning, and can also be filled in place. Plus, it’s clear design lets you quickly monitor your water level.
If you prefer to brew with ESE (Easy Serve Espresso) pods rather than ground coffee, the Gaggia Baby Twin is pod ready. Just place the single shot filter basket in the portafilter and the Baby Twin is ready to brew using you favorite coffee pod.
The Gaggia Baby Twin is housed in brushed stainless steel with a stainless steel Turbo Frother and drip tray grate. The water reservoir is made of clear plastic, as is the steam knob on the top of the machine.
The Gaggia Baby Twin comes with double and single/ESE pod filter baskets, tamper, and a 7oz coffee scoop.
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