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AUTHENTIC ITALIAN ESPRESSO PERFECTION Find out now
CLASSIC PANNARELLO The right tool to unleash your inner barista and make creamy cappuccinos and other milk-based recipes
MEMO FUNCTION Personalize your espresso and programme your favourite length and strength for a tailor-made result
INTUITIVE INTERFACE Easy and intuitive display with buttons and the Optiaroma rotating knob
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AUTHENTIC ITALIAN ESPRESSO PERFECTION

Naviglio Black

DESIGNED AND MADE IN ITALY
CLASSIC PANNARELLO
OPTIAROMA
100% CERAMIC ADJUSTABLE GRINDERS
MEMO FUNCTION
EASY CLEANING
DIRECT ACCESS TO CONTAINERS
QUICK HEAT BOILER

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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.

CLASSIC PANNARELLO

The classic Pannarello is the right tool to unleash your inner barista. It dispenses steam to prepare gorgeous cappuccinos, latte macchiato and more, or hot water if you prefer teas.

OPTIAROMA

Thanks to the rotating knob, you can select the quantity of ground coffee among 3 different levels, to easily personalize the intensity and taste of your espresso.

100% CERAMIC ADJUSTABLE GRINDERS

The long lasting 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 5 options to customize your espresso, from the finest grind for a strong taste, to the coarsest for a lighter coffee.

MEMO FUNCTION

Customize and memorize the length of the available beverages simply by keeping selected the button for a few seconds.

EASY CLEANING

To ensure a deep cleaning of the machine and a long-lasting performance, Naviglio Black is equipped with a removable brew group, an automatic system that cleans the coffee circuit, and dishwasher-safe Pannarello and drip tray.

DIRECT ACCESS TO CONTAINERS

Your Naviglio Black espresso machine is easy to use thanks to the direct access to the water tank and the practical coffee pucks container.

QUICK HEAT BOILER

The Quick Heat boiler ensures hot beverages from the first cup without the waiting. Its secret lies in its body made in light aluminum and stainless steel, which can reach hot temperatures fast.

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HIGHLIGHTS

User interface
BUTTONS + LED
Type of graphic user interface
BUTTONS DISPLAY
Total beverages variety
ESPRESSO, ESPRESSO LUNGO, HOT WATER, STEAM for milk-based recipes
Milk/steam solution
CLASSIC BLACK PLASTIC PANNARELLO
Boiler
S/S boiler
Ceramic grinders
Optiaroma
✔ 3 SELECTIONS
Adjustable grinder setting
5 SELECTIONS
Adjustable coffee spouts
✔ (70 - 110 mm)
Cup plate
Removable components
✔ water tank, brewing unit, drip tray, coffee pucks container

BEVERAGES VARIETY

Number of beverages
3 (3 one-touch)
Espresso
✔ one-touch
Espresso lungo / caffè lungo
✔ one-touch
Hot water
✔ one-touch
Steam
✔ one-touch

BEVERAGES IN CUP QUALITY

Pump pressure
15 bar
Pre-Brewing
ADJUSTABLE GRINDER SETTING
5 SELECTIONS
OPTIAROMA
✔ 3 SELECTIONS
Adjustable coffee length
Gaggia adapting system
Quick heat boiler

EASE OF USE

Capacity water tank
1,5 l
Capacity beans container
300 g
Capacity coffee pucks container
10 coffee pucks
REMOVABLE COMPONENTS
CLASSIC PANNARELLO: Frontal; WATER TANK: frontal; COFFEE PUCKS CONTAINER: frontal; DRIP TRAY: frontal; BREWING UNIT: side
Simultaneously brewing of 2 coffee cups

MAINTENANCE

Water filter compatibility
✔ Intenza+
Rinsing cycle
AUTOMATIC
Descaling cycle
MANUAL WITH WARNING

MATERIALS, FINISHING AND DIMENSIONS

Product dimensions (L x H x D)
25,6 x 34 x 44 cm
Product Weight
9 kg
Bodywork
BLACK ABS
Front
BLACK ABS
Drip tray
ABS, S/S

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

BOILER
S/S boiler
Power supply
230V 50Hz 1850W
Energy consumption stand-by
< 1W

ACCESSORIES

Included accessories
Grease tube, grinder adjustment key
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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 3 different settings: light, medium, strong. Press the button; the new setting will be saved with the first espresso brewing.
4. Set the length of your espresso via the MEMO function. For a traditional Italian espresso, set it to 30ml.
5. Activate 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.
6. Adjust the grind size among the 5 available selections by pushing and turning the knob inside the beans container with the key, 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 by using the grinder adjustment key, one notch at at time, and only when the machine is grinding. You can choose among 5 different settings, from 1 – the boldest (for light roasted coffees) to 5 – the lightest (for dark roasted beans). You will taste the difference after 2-3 brewings. For the 120V models, this adjustment must be done by following the same procedure but only when the grinders are NOT working.

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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 memorize the quantity of coffee?

It is possible to customize and memorize the length of coffee simply by pressing and holding the button for a few seconds until “MEMO” is displayed. The machine starts brewing. When the desired quantity has been reached, press again the coffee button. The length is memorized for next uses.

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Can I use mineral water?

Yes, you can use mineral still water or tap water. Avoid sparkling water as it can negatively affect the brewing process.

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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?

The Gaggia Naviglio range is compatible with Brita/Mavea Intenza+ water filter, especially designed to protect the machine against scale.

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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.