simion Senior Member Joined: 23 Jan 2014 Posts: 3 Location: London Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Thu Jan 23, 2014, 1:21pm Subject: Gaggia Classic accesories
I've been lurking around the forums for a while now and finally decided i'll go for a Gaggia Classic (which ironically in England it is currently cheaper than a new baby). I've read the sticky post, and it says to save up to $100 for the accesories. What would these accessories consist of apart from the tamper, knockout box, and pitcher?
Some would say that the machine is an accessory to a grinder, but you need an espresso capable grinder. Capable by Geek standards, not company reviews.
You will want a Silvia V1 steam wand. In the US we get a regular double, not pressurized "perfect crema" basket included with the machine, along with double and single pressurized. If you do not get one, you need that.
Brilliant, thank you! I've been looking around a bit more tonight and I'll definitely get the wand as id love to practice my latte art with it
Seems like I will be set for the moment then and get additional things later. Will have to research into the "mods" I keep seeing on the site. Speaking about the grinder, I quickly found out that I was ridiculously limited to my choice being in the UK. Most grinders I see on the forums I can't even find here (on the web). Therefore I will get a lower end burr grinder and close in the burr to get a finer grind, which most people feel happy with
Thanks for the tips guys! Admittedly, I have only been referring to eBay to cross check the prices of whatever I could find on Amazon & co, where I couldn't find much on the searched of "coffee bean grinder", "coffee grinder" and so Will re-evaluate and order soon
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