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.
In order to make it easier to use your Gaggia Besana, we designed a simulator that shows the different situations that can happen. Visit the section “Discover the interface”, here in this product page, choose a situation from the list on the left and you will see, on the right, its representation with a specific and useful description.
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. Set the length of your espresso via the MEMO function. For a traditional Italian espresso, set it to 30ml.
4. 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.
It is possible to customize and memorize the lenght of coffee (espresso or espresso lungo) simply by pressing and holding the button for a few seconds the machine starts grinding, and “2 cups” button and “ON/OFF” button flash simultaneously. When the desired quantity has been reached, press again the coffee button. The length is memorized for next uses.
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.