Gaggia Accademia Espresso Maker Review
One-touch espresso and milk foaming, but at a price.
We were impressed by the Gaggia Accademia. We found that it produced good quality espresso and milk drinks, and it was very easy to use. The only issues we found were a slightly confusing menu system and a drip tray that was too small and needed emptying too often. Other than that, the Accademia was a hassle-free way to get espresso and latte drinks quickly and easily, which would be a big plus for an office that runs on caffeine.
However, this automation comes at a high price. Literally: the Accademia costs about $2400. When you consider that you can get a decent fully automatic espresso maker without all of the bells and whistles for less than half that price, or a good semi-automatic for a quarter, it is a little hard to justify the cost. But an office full of caffeine-fuelled worker bees might be enough to justify the cost, as well as the fact that it looks really cool, with an attractive stainless steel design that would complement a high-end kitchen beautifully. So, if you have the cash and a craving for espresso without the hassle, the Gaggia Accademia could be the one for you.
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