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Gaggia Accademia Espresso Maker Review

One-touch espresso and milk foaming, but at a price.

December 09, 2011
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Conclusion

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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