THE TASTE OF A REAL ITALIAN ESPRESSO EVERYDAY
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PRESSURIZED "CREMA PERFETTA" FILTER HOLDER
The special pressurized “crema perfetta” filter holder guarantees a consistent delicious crema, whether you use ground coffee or pods.
GROUND COFFEE AND COFFEE PODS
Viva Style comes with a filter for 1 or 2 cups of ground coffee and a special filter for pods, if you prefer pre-dosed coffee.
Compact and ergonomic design with an easy and intuitive interface. Select the desired function just by rotating the central knob.
Unleash your inner barista and prepare delicious milk-based specialties by frothing milk in a few seconds or dispense hot water for teas and infusions.
BEVERAGES VARIETY AND IN CUP QUALITY
EASE OF USE
MATERIALS, FINISHING, DIMENSIONS
If you’d like to relive the traditional barista’s rituals at home and be the protagonist of your espresso, a manual machine is the best choice. Learning how to make an impeccable espresso requires care and practice, but it is definitely worth it. Thanks to the pannarello, you can also prepare creamy cappuccinos and experiment the “latte art” easily, as well as dispense water for teas and infusions. In this way, you will have a personal “coffee corner” at your home. If you prefer to obtain excellent results in a fast way, a superautomatic machine is what suits you the best. Just by pressing a button, it makes espresso, cappuccino and other hot beverages that can be customized as you prefer in a few easy steps. Moreover, the integrated grinder lets you have freshly ground coffee at every use.
The pressurized “crema perfetta” filter-holder guarantees and keeps the right pressure to get perfect in-cup results anytime, regardless your level of expertise. While the traditional filter-holder has the same size, ring and style of the professional ones, thus it requires more practice, ability and care for all the involved elements. By paying attention to all details of the barista’s ritual – from the type of blend to the grinding, from the pressure used for tamping to the correct position of the filter-holder in the group – you will obtain an authentic espresso, like the one you taste in an Italian bar.
The Gaggia manual espresso machines offer the possibility to use paper pods. To get a good in-cup result, it is fundamental to follow the procedure illustrated in the instruction booklet. Be sure to use the correct filter (traditional filter for 1 cup) and standard pods (44mm).
1. Choose the blend you like the most and be sure that it is an high quality selection.
2. If you decide to use coffee beans, grind them at the right size: not too coarse (or water will flow too fast) and not too fine (or water will not flow)
3. Insert the “crema perfetta” filter for ground coffee in the filter-holder
4. Put 1-1,5 servings for a single espresso or 2 for 2 cups using the ground coffee doser
5. Slightly press with the back of the ground coffee doser. It is not necessary to press too much, as the pressurized filter-holder has a system optimized to brew a perfect espresso anytime
6. Remove any coffee residues from the edges of the filter-holder
7. Turn the pressurized filter-holder from left to right until it locks into place. Release the pressurized filter-holder grip. The handle will turn slightly to the left. This movement guarantees optimum filter-holder performance.
8. Rotate the central knob to the left to brew an espresso
9. When you get the desidered in-cup quantity, move the knob to the steady position to stop the brewing. Now your espresso is ready!
To get an even warmer espresso, we suggest to follow these three little tips.
1. Turn on the machine a few minutes before using it, so it can heat properly and get ready to use.
2. Keep the clean filter-holder locked to the group – not too tight – both during the heating phase and after cleaning. This preserves the temperature and avoids termal shocks.
3. Pre-heat the cups by placing them on the cup warmer or dispense a bit of hot water with the pannarello on the cups, then wipe them with a cloth
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.
1. Place a cup under the pannarello
2. Rotate the central knob on steam icon . When the light is steady, the machine is ready to dispense steam.
3. Turn the steam/hot water knob slightly counter-clockwise to eliminate any condensation from the pannarello
4. Close the knob again and remove the cup.
5. Place a jug, filled for 1/3 with cold milk, under the pannarello
6. Turn the steam dispensing knob counter-clockwise to let the steam come out. Move the jug slowly, up and down, to heat the milk evenly, and turn the knob clockwise.
7. Once the desired frothing has been achieved, close the steam knob by turning it clockwise to stop dispensing steam, and remove the jug.
8. Rotate the central knob to the steady position.
For more details, please follow the procedure in the instruction booklet
Yes, you can use mineral still water or tap water. It is important not to use sparkling water as it can negatively affect the brewing process.
Before you use your Manual Espresso machine for the first time or in case the internal circuit has run out of water, you need to flush/prime the machine with fresh water. Here below easy instruction to follow:
1. Rinse and fill the water tank.
2. Insert the plug and switch the ON/OFF button on the back to the “I” position.
3. The “Power-ON” light at the front will turn on.
4. Place a container under the pannarello.
5. Open the “Hot water /steam” knob on the side by turning it counter clockwise.
6. Set the Selection knob to the “Coffee” position. Dispense the whole water tank.
7. When finished close the “Hot water/steam” knob and set the Selection knob to the “Neutral position”.
8. The machine is now flushed/primed and ready for use.
Scale is a normal consequence of using the machine, and it depends also on the quality of the water you use. We suggest to descale the machine every 2 months and/or whenever you notice a reduction in the water flow. We suggest to follow the step-by-step procedure illustrated in the instruction booklet and to only use the Gaggia descaler that is especially thought especially for our espresso machines.
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 or 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.
In order to properly clean the filter-holder you need to:
1. Remove the filter that is installed
2. Wash the filter under tap water (not in the dishwasher)
3. Wash the inside of the traditional filter-holder under tap water (not in the dishwasher).
Filters must be kept clean to guarantee an every day perfect result. If you notice a malfunction when brewing coffee, immerse the filters in boiling water for 10 minutes and then rinse them with running water. For a more thorough cleaning, use the Gaggia oil remover tablets.
It is possible to remove the water tank, the pannarello, the drip tray and drip tray plate. We suggest to wash them under tap water and to delicately wipe them with a clean cloth. We advise against washing these components in the dishwasher.