With a commercial steam wand and a full color display, the Gaggia Magenta Plus is the perfect amount of barista for someone whose time is a premium but still wants premium quality espresso beverages. The Magenta Plus brings multiple updates to the much loved Gaggia Anima, improving the operating platform with full customization of four coffee drinks including a true one-touch Americano. This machine simplifies authentic espresso while offering full control over milk frothing.
Based on the Anima series espresso machines, the Magenta Plus inherits the same slim design at under 10” wide, tall spouts with 6” of clearance, and the same updated brew group to dose 6.5 – 11.5g of freshly ground coffee for every drink. Improvements begin with the Magenta’s full color display which features crisp icon based navigation for all drink options and audio feedback to confirm your selections. The menu of one-touch beverages will satisfy any coffee drinker with espresso (x2), espresso lungo (x2), coffee (x2), and a true americano available at the push of a button. You can also dispense hot water for tea or cocoa and most importantly steam to froth milk.
Each drink can be customized to your desired temperature, brew strength, and volume. You can also choose to brew with pre-ground coffee using the bypass doser, or make two drinks consecutively when selecting the espresso, espresso lungo, or coffee options. The hot water feature can be set to your preferred volume while the steam function will dispense steam for as long as you like. The true commercial steam wand with a 1-hole tip takes a bit of practice, but produces the best frothed milk of any super-automatic machine on the market.
Improving on more than just the brewing performance, the aesthetics of the machine have been updated in a similar fashion to Cadorna series. In addition to the full color display, attention has been paid to the spout assembly and drip tray, adding striking red accenting, a secure magnetic cover, and the subtle but genius stainless steel cup platform that can be attached to the front of the machine to prevent splashing when brewing into smaller cups.