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Gaggia Coffee - Geoff Hudson's Review
Posted: February 6, 2005, 11:49pm
review rating: 3.7
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Arrow The Gaggia Coffee has 30 Reviews
Arrow The Gaggia Coffee has been rated 8.20 overall by our member reviewers
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Russ Sahagian 9.33
Tim Eggers 9.00
Thomas Gauperaa 7.84
Antony Prince 7.80
John Bair 7.75

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.8
Manufacturer: Gaggia Quality: 8
Average Price: $300.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $100.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: ebay Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: moka pot
Bottom Line: I have the Proteo Romanza (*$'s) rebranded Coffee - great end product, powerul pump.
Positive Product Points

Powerful pump
Commercial portafilter size & weight
Solid build

Negative Product Points

A bit noisy... but probably about the same as others in this range
Steamer isn't super - works better without the plastic steamer tip
Crema device makes a nice frisbee for the dog

Detailed Commentary

I actually have the Starbuck's Proteo Romanza which is a rebadged Gaggia Coffee.  You'll need a good grinder for this machine with it's powerful pump system - or your shots will be too quick.  The quality of the end product is great.   Shots with my fresh roasted beans are full of crema.  You'll love the sight of twin crema laden streams of hot espresso oozing out of the PF!  I think it's best to grind a little finer and tamp a little lighter rather than grind coarser and tamp harder - I think there's a big difference in the end product.

It has a powerful heater, so it's ready to go in minutes from when you switch it on.  WWL's site recommends leaving the unit on for 6 minutes though to stabilize the temperature.

Steaming milk is ok, but it's not easy to make good microfoam! The machine feels very solid and I think it should last a long while - reading other's reports here it seems that many have had it for years without any problems.

Buying Experience

I bought this off of e-bay and it was a good experience.

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