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OPTIAROMA Select among 5 levels to customize in an easy way the aroma intensity and the taste of your espresso
INTUITIVE INTERFACE Choose and memorize the main features of your favourite one-touch or «special» drinks
THE PERFECT «CREMA NATURALE» Regulate the crema layer of your espresso just by rotating the ESP knob
ADJUSTABLE GRINDER SETTINGS Choose among 15 different levels to regulate the 100% ceramic grinders for a tailor-made espresso
INTEGRATED MILK CARAFE Enjoy creamy milk-based drinks thanks to the integrated carafe that froths the milk twice, for a velvety foam
Babila

The best crema layer at the twist of a knob

Babila

DESIGNED AND MADE IN ITALY
STAINLESS STEEL BODYWORK
CUSTOMIZATION
ONE-TOUCH
INTEGRATED MILK CARAFE & AUTO CLEANING
OPTIAROMA
100% CERAMIC ADJUSTABLE GRINDERS
ESPRESSO PLUS SYSTEM
GROUND COFFEE OPTION
REMOVABLE BREW GROUP
DOUBLE BOILER

Tech Info

Babila

HIGHLIGHTS
BEVERAGES VARIETY
BEVERAGES IN CUP QUALITY
EASE OF USE
MAINTENANCE
MATERIALS, FINISHING AND DIMENSIONS
ENERGY CONSUMPTION
ACCESSORIES
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DESIGNED AND MADE IN ITALY

Guarantee of premium quality and a neverending passion for the art of espresso making.

STAINLESS STEEL BODYWORK

The fully stainless steel bodywork enriched by an exclusive anti-touch finishing makes Babila a masterpiece of technology and bold Italian design.

CUSTOMIZATION

Thanks to the beverages menu you can manage and customize the 11 available beverages as you prefer. Depending on the selected drink, you can choose aroma, body and temperature of coffee, coffee and/or milk length, the pre-brewing level and adjust the milk froth.

ONE-TOUCH

Babila brews 5 pre-set coffee and milk-based beverages at one-touch, for an always impeccable in-cup result.

INTEGRATED MILK CARAFE & AUTO CLEANING

The integrated milk carafe froths the milk twice to remove all bubbles and impurities. The result is a perfect froth, always at the right temperature to make flawless cappuccinos and other milk-based drinks. Moreover, the automatic cleaning thoroughly cleans the milk circuit without the need to empty the carafe.

OPTIAROMA

This feature gives you the unique possibility to personalize the intensity and flavour of your espresso. Create a tailor-made result by choosing the quantity of ground coffee per cup among 5 selections.

100% CERAMIC ADJUSTABLE GRINDERS

The resistant 100% ceramic grinders extract the purest essence from coffee beans, preventing overheating and burning. This material guarantees long-lasting performances, silence and the best in-cup result. Select among 15 options to customize your espresso, from the finest grind for a strong taste, to the coarsest for a lighter coffee.

ESPRESSO PLUS SYSTEM

Discover a wide spectrum of tastes at the twist of a knob: turn it left for a luxurious thick crema layer and a full-bodied espresso, or right for a smooth and lighter flavor.

GROUND COFFEE OPTION

In addition to the coffee beans option, an easy solution to brew different ground coffee blends, included decaffeinated.

REMOVABLE BREW GROUP

Easy cleaning and maintenance with the removable brew group that can be washed under the tap and re-inserted easily at its place. This permits a thorough cleaning of the machine and the best in cup result every time.

DOUBLE BOILER

The two boilers reduce the waiting time between brewing the espresso and dispensing steam to froth milk.

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HIGHLIGHTS

User interface
DISPLAY TFT IN B&W, MULTI-BEVERAGE CONTROL PANEL
Type of graphic user interface
DISPLAY TFT 2 COLOR (BLACK&WHITE)
Total beverages variety
RISTRETTO, ESPRESSO, ESPRESSO LUNGO, CAFFÈ, CAPPUCCINO, LATTE MACCHIATO, HOT MILK, MILK FROTH, FLAT WHITE, HOT WATER
Milk/steam solution
INTEGRATED MILK CARAFE AND S/S CLASSIC PANNARELLO
Boiler
2 INDEPENDENT S/S BOILERS
Ceramic grinders
Optiaroma
✔ 5 SELECTIONS
Adjustable grinder setting
15 SELECTIONS
Adjustable coffee spouts
Cup plate
-
Removable components
✔ water tank, BREW GROUP, drip tray, coffee pucks container

BEVERAGES VARIETY

Number of beverages
11 (5 one-touch)
Ristretto
✔ - "drinks MENU"
Espresso
✔ - one touch
Espresso lungo / caffè lungo
✔ - one touch
Caffè
✔ - one touch
Cappuccino
✔ - one touch
Latte macchiato
✔ - one touch
Milk froth
✔ - "drinks MENU"
Flat white
✔ - "drinks MENU"
Espresso macchiato
✔ - "drinks MENU"
Hot water
✔ - "drinks MENU"
Steam
✔ - "drinks MENU"

BEVERAGES IN CUP QUALITY

Pump pressure
15 bar
Pre-brewing
✔ (3 levels)
Ground coffee option
ADJUSTABLE GRINDER SETTING
15 SELECTIONS
OPTIAROMA
✔ 5 SELECTIONS
Adjustable coffee length
Adjustable coffee temperature
✔ (3 levels)
Adjustable milk length
Espresso plus system
Gaggia adapting system
Rapid steam

EASE OF USE

Capacity water tank
1,5 l
Capacity milk carafe
0,5 l
Capacity beans container
300 g
Capacity coffee pucks container
11 coffee pucks
REMOVABLE COMPONENTS
MILK CARAFE: frontal; WATER TANK: up; COFFEE PUCKS CONTAINER: frontal; DRIP TRAY: frontal; BREW GROUP: frontal
Simultaneously brewing of 2 coffee cups

MAINTENANCE

Water filter compatibility
✔ Aquaclean
Rinsing cycle
AUTOMATIC
Milk circuit cleaning cycle
AUTOMATIC (Quick Clean)
Descaling cycle
AUTOMATIC

MATERIALS, FINISHING AND DIMENSIONS

Product dimensions (L x H x D)
24,5 x 36 x 42 cm
Product Weight
13,4 kg
Bodywork
GLOSSY SILVER PAINTED METAL
Front
S/S FINGERPRINT PROOF
Drip tray
BLACK ABS + CHROMED METAL

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

BOILER
2 INDEPENDENT S/S BOILERS
Power supply
230V 50Hz 1500W; 120V 60Hz 1500W
Energy consumption stand-by
< 1W

ACCESSORIES

Included accessories
Grease tube, measuring spoon, AquaClean
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What is the difference between a superautomatic and a manual espresso machine?

If you prefer to obtain excellent results in a fast way, a superautomatic machine is what suits you the best. Equipped with a patented brew group, makes espresso, cappuccino and other hot beverages just by pressing a button, that can be customized as you prefer in a few easy steps. Moreover, the integrated 100% ceramic grinders let you have freshly ground coffee at every use and preserve all the aromas. While, if you like to relive the barista rituals at home, a manual machine is the right choice. Learning how to make an impeccable espresso requires care and practice, but it is definitely worth it.

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What is the difference among the integrated milk carafe, the cappuccinatore and the traditional pannarello?

The integrated milk carafe, directly connected to the machine, gets activated automatically when you select a milk-based drink. The system froths the milk twice to get you an impeccable froth, always at the right temperature, to make flawless drinks, according to the traditional recipes. Moreover, the carafe can be stored in the fridge after using it. The cappuccinatore has a patented cyclonic chamber that draws milk directly from a container, froths it and delivers it automatically into a cup. The traditional pannarello is a manual tool that dispenses steam to create a dense and soft layer of milk froth to enrich your coffee, as well as hot water if you prefer teas or infusions.

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How can I prepare my favourite espresso?

The machine has default settings, but you can easily make your personal and customized espresso just by following these simple suggestions:

1. Always select high quality blends. Blends with Arabica are characterized by a higher acidity and a more aromatic flavor, while blends with more Robusta have a stronger taste.
2. Be sure to turn the machine on a few minutes before using it, so it can properly warm up. This guaranteees a perfect extraction of all coffee aromas.
3. Use the Optiaroma function to set the quantity of ground coffee used. It is possible to select among 5 different settings: light, medium, strong. Press the button or select the option in the drinks menu.
4. Regulate the crema layer and the texture of your espresso by rotating the SBS knob on the frontal panel. Turn left to have a richer crema layer and a stronger espresso, or turn right for a lighter and delicate taste.
5. Set the length of your espresso through the drinks menu. For a traditional Italian espresso, set it to 30ml.
6. Activate and regulate the pre-brewing for an even more intense flavor. A first hot water shower moistens the ground coffee before the actual brewing, so to extract all coffee aromas.
7. Adjust the grind size among the 15 available selections by pushing and turning the knob inside the beans container, only when the grinders are working. For a stronger taste or for light roasted beans, choose a finer grind, while for a lighter taste or dark roasted beans, select a coarser grind.

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How can I change the grinder settings?

It is possible to adjust the grinder settings by pushing and rotating the knob inside the coffee beans container, one notch at at time, and only when the machine is grinding. You can choose among 15 different settings, from 1 – the boldest (for light roasted coffees) to 15 – the lightest (for dark roasted beans). You will taste the difference after 2-3 brewings.

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Do grinding, Optiaroma and pre-brewing affect the taste of coffee?

A correct grinding is fundamental to make the authentic Italian espresso: not too coarse or you’ll get a watery coffee and not too fine or coffee won’t come out. Moreover, different beans react best with different grind sizes. Optiaroma allows to regulate the amount of ground coffee used per cup, for a light or strong taste according to one’s preferences. Adding more coffee makes it harder for the water to go through, slowing down the extraction time and resulting in a stronger coffee. Pre-brewing affects the intensity, and could be set to have a stronger coffee. With this process, ground coffee are moistened with hot water for some seconds before the actual brewing, releasing a wider range of aromas.

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Which kind of milk can I use to get an impeccable froth?

We suggest to use whole cold milk (at circa 5° C / 41° F), with a protein content of at least 3% and a fat content of at least 3.5%. Proteins will incorporate air in the cream, while fats will make it dense and steady. Also semi-skimmed cow milk, some lactose-free milk and soy drink are proven to deliver a good result.

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How can I customize the beverages?

Enter the “beverage menu” by clicking this button  , select the drink you want to customize, adjust the available settings (coffee aroma and temperature, coffee and milk length, quantity of milk foam, pre-brewing) by scrolling up and down with the arrows, then confirm with the “V” button.

– Coffee and milk length: press and hold the button of the selected beverage for a few seconds until “MEMO” appears on the display. When the desired quantity has been reached, press “STOP”. The length is memorized for next uses.
– Coffee aroma: click the button with the coffee bean , select the level from 1 (light) to 5 (intense)

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Why does my espresso machine automatically start a rinsing cycle?

This automatic rinsing cycle – that happens when the machine is switched on or goes in stand-by mode – is necessary to keep the circuits always clean and to heat the coffee circuit to guarantee an extraordinary result from the first use.

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When do I have to descale my machine?

Scale is a normal consequence of using the machine, and it depends also on the quality of the water you use. It is necessary to descale the machine when the display alerts you to proceed. We suggest to follow the step-by-step procedure illustrated in the instruction booklet and to use only the GAGGIA descaler that is especially thought especially for our espresso machines.

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What descaler can I use?

To descale your Gaggia coffee machine use only the Gaggia decalcifier, a unique solution made to ensure excellent performances of the machine throughout time. Vinegar and any other descaling agents must be avoided. Never use descaling agents based on mineral acids such as sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid and sulfamic acid. These descaling agents may damage your coffee machine’s pipe and tube system.

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Which water filter can I use?

Gaggia Babila is compatible with Aquaclean water filter. This new patented technology protects the machine against scale and makes the descaling process easier.

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Which components are removable and washable?

Drip tray, drip tray plate, coffee pucks container, water tank, pannarello, cappuccinatore and milk carafe are removable and need to be washed under tap water, with a bit of dish soap, but no abrasive substances nor solvents; the removable brew group must be washed with no soaps. The drip tray plate can be washed also in the dishwasher.

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Where can I buy a Gaggia full automatic espresso machine?

You can find our official distributor for your Country in the contacts section: http://www.gaggia.com/worldwide-en.