Gaggia Anima Super Automatic Espresso Machine review [November 2022]

Gaggia Anima Super Automatic Espresso Machine

  • Automatic Espresso Machine.
  • Prepare beverages in less than a minute.
  • 60 oz removable water reservoir.
  • 8.8 oz bean hopper.
  • 24 oz drip tray capacity.
  • Low Energy Standby Mode.
  • Pre-ground area for oily seeds

Nearly everyone loves coffees, Espressos, and Lattes. Usually, it takes about 10-15 minutes to prepare a cup of good coffee traditionally. But nobody likes to wait for their cup of coffee, and it’s true; why should you wait for your cup of coffee when there are advanced machines available which can prepare your beverage in very little time? 

In this article, we will read about one of the market’s best coffee espresso machine, the Gaggia Anima Super Automatic Espresso Machine, that elaborates it as an automatic espresso machine in its review which can prepare your beverage within less than a minute. This machine is designed to provide programmable brewing so you can prepare the beverage of your choice. The control panel has six buttons which allow you to choose from latte, latte lungo and cappuccino. You can set the strength and temperature of your beverage. Pre-ground coffee can be brewed in a bypass doser. 

You can read the whole article to learn more about this superb machine. This article will provide the detailed specifications and features of the machine. 


Gaggia Anima Super Automatic Espresso Machine: First Impressions

Gaggia Anima Super Automatic Espresso Machine

Gaggia Anima Specifications
Product Dimensions13.4”h x 8.7” w x 17”d
Hopper Capacity8.8 oz
Reservoir Capacity60 oz
Max Cup Height5.9″
Boiler type  Single
Grind Settings5
Frother TypePannarello Steam Wand
Wattage1400
Voltage110
Weight16 lbs
Serving capacity50-100 cups per day
Warranty1 year

Reasons To Buy

  • Makes excellent beverages of your choice.
  • Programmable brewing.
  • The Control panel has icons.
  • Frothing milk is easy.
  • Cleaning is easy.
  • Adjustable standby settings.

Reasons To Avoid

  • Slightly expensive.
  • Requires a lot of maintenance.

Gaggia Anima Super Automatic: Detailed Specifications

Design

The first thing we notice in a product is its design or overall looks. The Gaggia Anima has an attractive and stunning design. The machine’s profile is slim, measuring 8.8 inches in width and 13.4 inches in height. This makes it compact and easy to adjust, even in smaller places. 

Gaggia Anima Super Automatic Espresso

The front panel is built out of stainless steel, which gives it both stunning looks and a solid feel. The front panel contains six buttons with icons printed and a LED screen which displays the information related to your beverage.

Pannarello Style Steam Wand

Who doesn’t love velvety foam in their beverages? You can make your beverage velvety and foamy with this steam wand. The wand will start frothing by pressing the steam button on the control panel. During frothing, it injects air into the milk, creating velvety milk foam. You can make the cappuccinos and lattes as velvety, creamy and foamy as you want. To stop making more foam, you can submerge the air intake of the wand into your milk.

Performance

Everyone wants to have a beverage of their choice. Keeping this factor in mind, Gaggia has provided the Anima with a control panel having six buttons on which icons are printed. So you can press any button according to your choice and get an espresso or espresso lungo or a cappuccino in just one touch. Each button can be programmed to your desired volume by pressing and holding it. 

You can also adjust the intensity and temperature of your coffee. There are three temperature settings, minimum – 177.5 °F, medium – 182.9 °F and maximum – 184.5 °F. There is also an option to choose between whole beans or pre-grounded coffee. The LED screen gives alerts to refill the water reservoir, add more beans, empty the dreg drawer, or descale.

Large Capacity 

A coffee machine should have enough capacity, so one does not have to refill it repeatedly. The Gaggia Anima Super Automatic Machine has a 60 oz removable water reservoir and an 8.8 oz beacon hopper.

Gaggia Anima Super Automatic

 The internal dreg can hold up to 15 pucks of spent coffee, meaning less refilling is required, and the drip tray capacity is 24 oz with a red float to remind you when you need to empty it. It can easily prepare two large coffees at a time. Moreover, its tall spouts are about 6 inches which can easily hold large oversized cups. The capacity is not an issue with this machine.

Easy Maintenance

Every piece of equipment, expensive or inexpensive, needs maintenance to work correctly and efficiently for years. The Gaggia Anima is fully automatic but still needs proper maintenance in order to have a long life. This machine has a removable brew unit which can be cleaned easily.

You can easily clean the drip tray once a day, rinse the brew group once a week, and the whole system needs cleaning to remove the grease collected in the moving parts of the brew group once a month. A cleaning tablet (degreaser) is perfect for this. However, a degreaser is not included in the package. But the food-safe grease is included with the machine.

With proper maintenance and care of your coffee machine, you can enjoy the beverages for a long time.

Low Energy Standby Mode

The machine features an adjustable standby option. The machine goes into standby mode if no buttons are touched for a specific period. This specific time can be adjusted from 15 minutes to a few hours. During this time, the machine goes into a self-cleaning cycle, flushing the market line again and automatically shuts itself off. After one hour of idle time, the machine will enter into a low-power standby mode to reduce the power consumption. This feature makes Anima an eco-friendly machine.


What’s in the package?

  1. Gaggia Anima Super Automatic Espresso Machine.
  2. Tube of Brew Group Lubricant.
  3. Bypass Doser Measuring Scoop.
  4. Water Hardness Test Strip.

Precautions

  1. Do not keep it near the gas stove or any heating appliance.
  2. Clean the machine very often.
  3. Do not use any other liquids than water.

Final Verdict

Gaggia Anima is a perfect coffee machine that makes delicious coffees. Its design is attractive, and the build is sleek. Build quality is also excellent because of stainless steel. The compact form factor makes it easy to fit even in small areas. 

Pannarello steam wand makes the milk super velvety and creamy, which everyone enjoys. The control panel is user-friendly. The buttons are printed with icons. There are specific buttons for specific beverages. But you can customise any button to any function of your choice. The capacity of the device is also impressive. You don’t need to refill it with water and beans again and again. Even its spouts are tall enough to fit any oversized cup. The maintenance process is also convenient. The low-power standby mode saves power when you are not using the machine.

Overall if the price is not an issue for you, then Gaggia Anima Super Automatic Espresso Machine is the best in today’s market.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long does it take for the machine to turn on and be ready to brew coffee?

It takes about 2 minutes to start up when it is entirely off. Once the machine is turned on, it takes about 20 seconds for the frother to be ready.

2. How many watts does this machine use?

   When it is boiling water, it uses about 1400 Watts of power.

3.  How many boilers does this machine have?

Gaggia Anima is a boiler machine

4. How much is the company’s warranty?

 The company’s warranty is one year, but you can extend it four years more by paying about 50$ extra than the price money. 



Nisha Batel
Nisha Batel

About the author

Nisha Batel is a senior staff writer at the AnG Eesti Technologies, where she covers outdoor gears and hunting tools. Nisha began her career in blogging as an outdoor writer. Along with crossbow hunting, she enjoys exploring food and drink pairings around the world. Her love for coffee began when her friend introduced her to the glories of Italian Moka pot. That technology got her through too many early morning final exams in college and eventually turned her into Coffee Aficionado.
She believes in writing creative articles & blogs on travel, adventure, and health. Exploring various platforms for blog writing is one of her passion. She also loves to design indoor and outdoor spaces. In her free time, when she’s not writing, she enjoys watching movies, exploring different places with her beloved husband. Also, she is very into fitness activities. She believes in staying fit is the root of good health.

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