The new Baby Gaggia espresso maker

Mar 29 21:20 2007 David Leigh Print This Article

One of the top selling espresso makers for many years has been the Baby Gaggia, compact enough to fit in almost any home and simple to use. Manufactured since 1977, all the functions of the Baby Gaggia are operated by just three buttons.

While in the rest of the world we must often make do with Starbucks and the like,Guest Posting can there be anyone who has visited Italy without sampling the delights of a short dark cup of delicious Italian espresso.

Espresso is to an Italian as a cup of tea to the English and while Starbucks do have their place in the world they lack three things – atmosphere, first class coffee and decent cups to serve it in. 

And so if you can’t find good coffee in Starbucks, where can you find it? The answer is simpler than you think – why not serve it in your own home?

One of the most renowned brands of espresso maker is Gaggia, the company founded by the man who invented the espresso machine. Decended from their professional range, the home espresso makers are equally well made. 

The number one priority in an espresso maker is to have strictly controlled pressure to force the water through the coffee grounds. For this the best home espresso makers utilise a pump system, ensuring uniform pressure.

One of the top selling models for many years has been the Baby Gaggia, compact enough to fit in almost any home and simple to use. Manufactured since 1977, all the functions of the Baby Gaggia are operated by just three buttons.

Filled from the top with distilled water, the newly updated Baby Gaggia can be used with pods or ground coffee. Pods have the advantage of leaving no mess from the coffee grounds as they’re self-contained, but more expensive and give you a limited choice of coffee. So is the new Baby Gaggia a problem child or the perfect espresso maker?

In fact there is almost nothing wrong with the Baby Gaggia - it will require some maintenance from time to time and require a good deal of cleaning like all espresso machines. Probably the biggest drawback is that its case has a plastic finish rather than being chromed, but its recent remodelling means it still looks good in the home and provided that you have good coffee – I recommend Illy for best results – the coffee is perfect every time. My verdict - the Baby Gaggia is a solid machine that performs flawlessly.

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David Leigh
David Leigh

David Leigh lives in Barcelona, where he runs a number of successful websites, including Guide to Turin, Italy and as an caffeine junkie has written about the new Baby Gaggia espresso maker.

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