The Gaggia Classic Evo Pro is a 100% Italian single-boiler dual-use espresso machine and the definitive choice for new home baristas. In 2023, Gaggia introduced the Classic Evo Pro, which built upon that foundation with a new OPV for 9 bar extractions, updated steel components and a protective coating to prevent corrosion and scale formation in the boiler. Like prosumer machines, the Classic Evo Pro has a 3-way solenoid valve, a 58mm commercial portafilter and a commercial-style steam wand.
Features and Benefits
The appeal of the Gaggia Classic has always been its adherence to specialty coffee standards. Espresso is now brewed at 9 Bar, thanks to an update to the OPV spring. Gaggia left the Classic’s brass brew group alone to improve longeClassic's out sacrificing quality but updated the group cover with a new polished steel surround that won't peel or flake over time. Gaggia also updated the 58mm commercial portafilter, exchanging chrome-plated brass for stainless steel to better match the group and eliminate visual imperfections that could occur with the previous design.
Externally, little has changed apart from the more lustrous group cover. The Classic Evo Pro is still housed in a one-piece steel frame and features high-quality rocker switches and corresponding LEDs to operate the machine. After brewing, a dry and easy-to-knock-out puck is possible thanks to the 3-Way Solenoid valve, which discharges wastewater directly into the drip tray. The commercial 58mm stainless steel portafilter retains heat for temperature stability and is compatible with a wide range of premium portafilter baskets, tampers, and other preparation accessories. The Classic Evo Pro uses a commercial-style stainless steel steam wand for frothing milk.
Internally, the Classic Evo Pro rests on a more solid foundation with an updated mounting plate to secure the pump and boiler and reduce noise generated by vibration. Additionally, the boiler itself was given special attention and is now protected by a food-safe, inert anti-scale coating to help prevent the formation of limescale and extend the machine's life.
In the box, the Gaggia Evo Classic Pro includes the following accessories:
Double Spout Stainless Steel Commercial Portafilter, 7g Single Shot Basket, 14g Double Shot Basket, 14g Pressurized Double Shot Basket, Two Way Diffuser Pin, Coffee Scoop, Plastic Tamper