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Refurbished Gaggia Accademia Espresso Machine

By: Gaggia
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Coffee on demand has never been easier. With the Gaggia Accademia, seven dedicated drink buttons for espresso, caffe, caffe lungo, cappuccino, latte macchiato, and hot water mean that great tasting beverages are just moments away. The machine can also memorize your preferences for truly customized drinks.

This one-stop coffee center features an integrated ceramic burr grinder to deliver freshly ground coffee every time. The Accademia also comes equipped with a bypass doser, so you’ll be able to effortlessly brew pre-ground or brew decaf, pre-ground, or specialty coffee. The grinder and bypass doser combo will give you the flexibility needed to accommodate multiple users and a variety of drink preferences.

The smartly designed Accademia is a latte and cappuccino drinker’s dream, as it features a unique Milk Management System with a detachable carafe. Since the milk circuit is detachable, milk never actually enters the Accademia during the steaming/frothing process. You’ll never have to worry about old milk contaminating your machine. As a matter of convenience, the milk carafe can be disconnected and stored in the fridge until you’re ready to brew.

For those who love to entertain, the Gaggia Accademia’s intuitive interface offers a big advantage; it’s so simple to use your guests can make their own beverages! On top of its impressive features, the Gaggia Accademia is a modern, attractive machine that would look great in any kitchen. It features a contemporary stainless steel front panel punctuated by a bright display and intuitive push-button controls. The Gaggia Accademia is the ideal companion for the busy coffee lover.


Programmable Options

The Gaggia Accademia has seven fully programmable drink options to deliver tailor-made espresso, caffe, caffe lungo, cappuccino, latte macchiato, and more. Beverage temperature, strength, and volume can be preset to your specifications. The same goes for milk selections, which allow you to choose from minimal, normal, or no froth options.

Brewing Benefits

The Accademia has a 15-bar pump and two powerful stainless steel boilers, which will let you to alternate between brewing and frothing without any down time. Additionally, Gaggia’s unique pre-brewing cycle infuses coffee grounds with hot water to help extract the flavor and aroma of your drink. The brew group is detachable for quick, easy cleaning and maintenance. The Accademia has a height-adjustable telescopic coffee dispenser, with a max height of 6.5” to allow you to accommodate a variety of cups, mugs, and glasses.

Grinder and Bypass Doser

This unit has a heavy-duty ceramic burr grinder, along with a double-lid, aroma saving bean hopper. Seven grind settings allow you to exercise a fair amount of control over the grinding process. The Accademia also has a bypass doser to cater to pre-ground/decaf drinkers. Both the grinder and bypass doser are accessible through the top of the machine.

Steaming and Frothing

This Gaggia super automatic has an automated one-touch Milk Management System that can deliver steamed or frothed milk directly into your cup, depending on the chosen drink. An external milk circuit ensures that milk does not enter the machine and the detachable carafe can be stored in the fridge for your convenience. An automatic cleaning cycle rinses the milk circuit after each use, to ensure that it is free of clogs and contaminants. Should you wish to steam/froth manually, you’ll be able to do so, as the Accademia has a steam wand/water dispenser.

Water Management

The Accademia has a generous 1.7-liter water reservoir. Users can control water hardness to ensure great tasting coffee.


The stainless-steel front panel of the machine opens to reveal the removable brew group and dregs drawer. Both can be easily detached for routine cleaning and maintenance. The Gaggia Accademia has an alert system that will notify you if the dregs drawer or drip tray need to be emptied, or if the bean hopper needs to be refilled. The display screen will also warn you, if the machine needs to be descaled.


Misc Data
Manufacturer: Gaggia
Model: 1003380
Dimension - Width (Inches): 11
Dimension - Height (Inches): 15.2
Dimension - Depth (Inches): 16.8
Weight (lbs): 43
Watts: 1500
Volts: 120
Housing Materials: Stainless Steel/Plastic
Bean Hopper Material: Plastic
Drip Tray Material: Plastic
Drip Tray Cover Material: Stainless Steel
Removable Hopper: No
Drip Tray Capacity (Oz): 10
Ground Coffee Container Material: Plastic
Drain Line Adaptable: No
Spent Coffee Capacity (Dregs Drawer): 15
Easy To Rotate: No
Tall Legs: No
Power Cord Length (Inches): 36
Cup Height
Adjustable Height: Yes
High (Inches): 6.5
Low (Inches): 3
One Touch cappuccino
One Touch Cappuccino: Yes
One Touch Cappuccino Or Milk Carafe: Milk Carafe
Adjustable Froth Quality: Yes
Height (Inches): 5.5
Separate Manual Steam Wand: Yes
Programmable: Yes
Milk Carafe Type: Plastic Attachable
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Dishwasher Safe: No
Frothing Wand
Material: Plastic
Steam Wand Style: Commercial Style
Wand Movement: Pivot Side to Side
Usable Length (Inches): 2.5
Height Off Counter (Inches): 5
Optional Cappucinotore: No
Number Of Holes: 1
No Burn Wand: Yes
Optional Steam Tips Or Wands: No
Water Source
Reservoir Or Plumbed: Reservoir
Water Filter Type: Mavea
Reservoir Capacity (Oz): 54
Reservoir Material: Plastic
Reservoir Access: Top
Reservoir Removable: Yes
Water Level Visible: No
Water Filter: Mavea
Adjustable Coffee Strength: Yes
Number Of Grind Settings: 10
Type Of Controls: Push Button
Display Type: LCD
Programmable Brewing: Yes
Temperature Control: Yes
Adjustable Coffee Dosage: Yes
Digital Display: Yes
Clock / Timer: Yes
Coffee Dosage Quantity: 7-10.5
Cup Volume Control: Yes
Aroma / Flow Control: Yes
Auto Shut Off: Yes
Bypass Doser: Yes
Pre-Infusion: Yes
Low Water Warning: Yes
Energy Savings: Yes
Decalcification Warning Indicator: Yes
Multiple Programmability: Yes
Pressure Gauges: No
Brew Temperature Display: No
Cup Warmer
Material: Stainless Steel
Size (Inches): 4x6
Passive / Active: Active
Brew Group
Material: Plastic
Type: Automatic
Preheat: No
Removable: Yes
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Boiler Data
Number Of Boilers: 2
Brew And Steam Simultaneously: No
Rapid Steam: Yes
Brew Boiler Data
Brew Boiler Type: Thermoblock
Brew Boiler Watts: 1400
Brew boiler Volume (Oz): Low
Brew Boiler Material: Stainless Steel Lined Aluminum
Brew Boiler Heater Location: External
Insulated: No
Steam Boiler Data
Insulated: No
Steam Boiler Type: Thermoblock
Steam Boiler Watts: 1400
Steam Boiler Volume (Oz): Low
Steam Boiler Material: Stainless Steel Lined Aluminum
Steam Boiler Heater Location: External
Pump Data
Pump Type: Vibration
Maximum Pressure (Bar): 15
Self Priming Pump: Yes
Grinder Data
Number Of Grind Settings: 8
Hopper Capacity (Oz): 12
Burr Type: Flat
Burr Material: Ceramic
Freshness Lid: Yes
Initial Heat Up (Seconds): 72
Recommended Heat Up Time (Seconds): 72
Brew Temp (F) (2 Oz Shot In Paper Cup): 167
Brew Time for 2 Oz: 18
Brew Temp (F) (8 Oz Shot In Paper Cup): 167
Brew Temp for 8 Oz: 57
Time To Produce Steam (Seconds): 15
Time To Steam 8 Oz Milk (Seconds): 81
Maximum Effective Frothing Duration With Stock Steam Tip (Seconds): 120
Hot Water Temp 8 Oz (F): 165
Hot Water Time 8 Oz (Seconds): 53
Hot Water Recovery Time (Seconds): 0
Sound Level - Brewing (Db): 66
Sound Level - Grinding (Db): 70
Maintenance Alerts: Yes
Descaler Used: Gaggia Descaler
Water Filter: Mavea
Warranty (Years): 6 Months
Country Of Manufacture: Italy
NSF Certified: No
Recommended Applications: Home Use/Office
Available Internationally: Yes
Service provided
Repairs By: Whole Latte Love
Contact Number: 1-888-411-5282


I've had a refurbished Accademia for a couple of months, and love the convenience and the coffee. Recently, however, the drip tray has been overflowing without signalling me to empty it. Is there a sensor, or is it simply a counter that is supposed to alert me? Any ideas on how to fix it would be appreciated!

Answer by Maggie:

Thanks for your post!  Check the back of the drip tray-some of the older style drip trays have a little circular rubber disc along that back that can go missing (usually at some point when you're emptying it or cleaning it), which can cause that overflow.  Give us a call at 1-888-411-5282, option 3, and we'll be able to help you order a replacement.  Technical Support is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., EST.  

Clock asked:

Hi my Accademia is beginning to have issues.  It is leaking water on the left side to a point now that I get very little coffee.  I have cleaned the brew group and the screen at the top and that slows the leak a bit, however after half a cup I am down to drips out of the spout with all the water going onto the counter top.  Does anyone know an easy way to disassemble the unit to look at the pump and hoses?



Answer by Sanfam:

Out of curiosity, is it water or coffee leaking from the machine, and when did this start happening?

In general, I would suggest contacting technical support to review a problem like this.  Unless the leak is clearly originating from the chassis of the machine, there may be other steps available that don't quite involve straight-up opening it for inspection.  Even then, other troubleshooting options may be available.

Answer by Clock:

Its gotten progressivly worse over the last 2 months.  Clear water is leaking

CafePoet asked:

I just got a refurbished Gaggia Accademia a couple weeks ago, and in general I really love it, but have a couple questions. Since it didn't come with the water hardness test strips, I'm not sure what setting I should use in the set-up -- we have a whole house water softener/purifier system so I'm pretty sure we don't need the water filters (we ran a jura capresso without one for over 5 years and it's still going strong at our vacation condo) -- I assume that "1" is for softest water, is that correct?

Also, I have problems with the milk frother spitting all over, as others have posted here. I've tried running it through auto cleaning cycles, and taking it completely apart and rinsing in hot water. Now I've bought some Urnex Rinza, but am not sure how to use it. Do I just use it as a soak for the parts, or actually run it through a cleaning cycle? If the latter, what amount do I use? Straight or diluted?

Thanks much!



Answer by Erik:

I can tell you that if you have an in house waterr softner you should be ok with descaling once a year just to be safe.  I wouldn't worry about testing the water hardness with a system like that.  As far as the issue with the milk frother, this might be something that our technical support team can assist with as they would be the best point of contact for an issue like this.  The Rinza however should have directions on the back but it can be put directly in to the milk carafe itself and then you can run it through the cleaning cycle.

Can you tell me what the machine had fixed?

Answer by Erik:

There is really no way to tell but it could range from small fixes like a hose to just a plain exchange.  If you would like more information you can reach me aty 1-888-411-5282 ext 5193

Skifrk asked:

Can extended warranty beyond 6mos and is there any cosmetic damage?

Answer by Nick B:


If you're looking at a refurbished machine on our site, any cosmetic damage will be incredibly minor at most. Machines that are more extensively marred will be sold as "Refurbished B" models. All refurbished machines carry 6 month warranties that cannot be extended. I hope this helps!

LWN asked:

Plesase let me know about the Warranty for this Refurbished Gaggia Accademia Espresso Machine and how lound is the bean grounder on a scale of 1 being low & 10 being high noise level? Will the Refurbished Gaggia Accademia Espresso Machine comes with any of the accessories as the non-Refurbished Gaggia Accademia Espresso Machine? What year was this model manufactured? Thanks! Looking forward doing buisness with you. LWN

Answer by ShaneAncefsky-Sales:


I can help you with a couple of the questions.  The warranty would be 6 months of the refurbished model.  The grinder is quiet when compared to many others on the market, I would give it a 5.  As what the machine will come with.  It will be just the machine, it depends on what we have, but it may be missing the scoup.  Things it won't come with are the water filter a new one comes with, brew group grease and a bottle of descaler.  As for the age of the machine, I cannot be certain on that.




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