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Gaggia Besana Super-Automatic Espresso Machine


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The Gaggia Besana is the easiest way to brew and steam your way to café-quality drinks with a simple twist of the knob and quick frothing with the classic pannarello wand.

Owning the Gaggia Besana

The Gaggia Besana is a classic super-automatic machine with admirable features seen on higher-end Gaggia machines but at a better value. The ergonomic knob on the face of the machine makes it easy to select your preferred beverage whether you’re looking for a simple shot of espresso or an espresso lungo. If you’re looking for something in between, the memo function allows you to customize the length of your espresso to better suit your needs. If you really want to switch things up a bit, the Besana also features 5 easily adjustable grind settings for a personalized touch to your morning joe.

We love that the Besana doesn’t waste any time with the quick heat boiler to get brewing and steaming up to accurate temperatures in no time. You can select between three beverage options, an espresso, espresso lungo, and a caffe lungo, or dispense hot water for tea or hot cocoa through the pannarello steam wand. Based on our testing, you’ll have no issues whipping up velvety milk froth for you and a friend to enjoy.

Maintaining the Besana gets even easier. It holds up to 8 pucks of discarded coffee pucks, has a 1-liter reservoir capacity, and you can pick up the Mavea Intenza Water Filter to remove copper, lead, chlorine and other impurities to help prolong the life of your espresso machine. Also, the filter helps deliver great-tasting beverages, saving you time and energy so you can just brew and go with the machine.

A couple of features we couldn’t resist mentioning is the uniquely curved design and the intuitive interface alerting the user when the machine is heating and brewing, when it’s time to descale when the coffee bean container is empty, and more convenient features that’ll make life super easy as a home or office barista. The Gaggia Besana is the place to start your journey making café-quality drinks without the hassle of manual brewing and steaming.

Intuitive Interface

Intuitive Interface

The intuitive interface on the Gaggia Besana makes it easy to turn the ergonomic knob on the face of the machine and select your preferred beverage. With user alert signals on either side of the machine, maintaining the Besana is just as easy as brewing an espresso.

Pannarello Wand

Pannarello Wand

The classic pannarello wand makes frothing milk for lattes and cappuccinos a breeze. With no pro-barista skills required, you’ll be able to create velvety milk foam in no time.

Removable Brew Group

Removable Brew Group

A Gaggia hallmark, the removable brew group is a convenient maintenance feature, allowing you to easily slide out the group for once a week rinsing with tap water.

Front Loading

Front Loading

The dreg drawer and water reservoir both pull out from the front of the machine, making it easy to fit the Besana into even the tightest spaces.


App Connectivity No
Boiler Configuration Single-Boiler/Dual-Use
Number of Boilers 1
Boiler Features Rapid Steam
Brew Boiler Auto-Fill Yes
Brew Boiler Heater Location External
Brew Boiler Material Stainless Steel
Brew Boiler Orientation Vertical
Brew Boiler Type Thermoblock
Brew Group Features Removable
Brew Unit Material Plastic
Brew Unit Type Automatic
Coffee Dose Quantity (grams/cycle) 10
Recommended Application Home / Residential
NSF Certified No
Display Type Indicator Lights
Controls and Additional Features Cup Volume Control, Decalcification
Type of Controls Push Button
Adjustable Cup Height No
Cup Height (max, inches) 3.87
Dreg Drawer Capacity (Spent Pucks) 8
Drip Tray Cover Material Stainless Steel
Drip Tray Material Plastic
Removable Drip Tray Yes
Built-In Grinder Yes
Grinder Burr Type Flat Ceramic
Number of Grinders 1
Bean Hopper Capacity (Oz) 6.35
Removable Bean Hopper No
Grinding Method Burr
Bean Hopper Material Plastic
Housing Color Black
Housing Material ABS Thermoplastic
Maintenance Alerts Yes
Recommended Descaler Type Gaggia Decalcifier
Recommended Water Filter Mavea Intenza
Depth (Inches) 16.5
Height (Inches) 12.8
Width (Inches) 11.6
Pump Type Vibration
Number of Grinder Settings 5
Warranty Service Provider Email
Warranty Service Provider Old Coffee
Warranty Service Provider Phone Number 1-585-924-7170
Manufacturers Warranty Period 1-Year Limited Warranty
Volt 110V-120V (US)
Power Cord Storage No
Steam Wand Features Insulated Grip, Auto Frothing
Steam Tip Hole Count 1
Steam Wand Material Plastic, Stainless Steel
Steam Wand Movement Type Pivoting (side-to-side)
Steam Wand Pannarello
Steam Wand Usable Length 2.5 in
Water Reservoir Access Location Front
Water Reservoir Capacity 33.8
Water Reservoir Features Removable
Water Reservoir Material Plastic
Water Filter Included No
Water Source Built-In Reservoir

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