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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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Design Overview

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The Accademia is an imposing piece of kitchen hardware, with a distinctly industrial look: you can tell that this is an espresso maker that means business. It comes with a stainless steel finish that would blend in with most kitchen designs,

Front

Front Photo
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Sides

Sides Photo

Controls

Controls 1 Photo
Controls 2 Photo
Controls 3 Photo
Controls 4 Photo

Dispensing Area

Dispensing 1 Photo

Water Reservoir

Water Reservoir Photo

Milk Reservoir

Milk Reservoir Photo

The milk reservoir clips onto the front of the machine, with a dispensing arm that is rotated for use to drop the milk into the drink. When the milk reservoir is not needed, there is a small cover for the hole it fits into.

Bean Hopper

Bean Hopper Photo

The bean hopper is located on the left side of the top of the machine. It can hold about 12 ounces, or 1 full bag, of beans.

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Sections

  1. Page
  2. Design
  3. Performance
  4. Usability
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  7. illy Francis Francis Y1 Comparison
  8. Conclusion
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