Bobenis Senior Member Joined: 20 Oct 2005 Posts: 122 Location: Victoria, BC Canada Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Quickmill Anita Grinder: Mazzer Major Vac Pot: No but I smoke it... Drip: Sometimes... Roaster: Mmmm toast
Posted Thu Feb 9, 2006, 5:34pm Subject: Gran Gaggia Any Good?
My mom is looking to get a 1/2 decent machine. She isn't real hardcore but she loves Americanos and I got her a kick ass La San Marco grinder so it is time she got a decent machine. She can get a good deal on a new Gran for $100. Is it worth it? I have a Coffee Gaggia and I love it but does the Gran have the same guts with a plastic exterior? Cheers for the help all.
Posted Thu Feb 9, 2006, 5:43pm Subject: Re: Gran Gaggia Any Good?
The Gran is not as good as the Coffee as it has half the heating power (so it warms up and transistions to steam much more slowly) and I think it has an aluminium PF and no dispersion disc between the group and the showerscreen. If you can get the Espresso or Carezza, those are plastic bodied versions of your Coffee.
scubadoo97 Senior Member Joined: 24 Jun 2003 Posts: 677 Location: Florida Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Solis SL70 Grinder: Mazzer Mini & Solis Maestro... Vac Pot: got one of those too Drip: Aeropress, Clarity, FP,... Roaster: SC/TO
Posted Fri Feb 10, 2006, 1:13pm Subject: Re: Gran Gaggia Any Good?
My brother has a Gran. I think it is the cheapest you can get from Gaggia. I haven't seen a lot of Gaggias but this looks like a toy. I think you should go with the next step up in Gaggia. The advice already given is good.
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