Gaggia Syncrony Logic, a super duper automatic espresso machine you’ll love. Today we return home to our Italian roots to enjoy another cappuccino machine from the good folks at Gaggia which is now part of the Dutch Philips group through Saeco coffee. If you’ve read any of my previous posts on the folks at Gaggia, you’ll know that Achille Gaggia the founder developed the first steamless coffee machine. This was back in the Second World War, 1938, and the basically designed the first espresso machines that forced hot water through espresso coffee beans developing that “crema” we’ve all come to love.
So back in 1938 he got his patent but he didn’t form the company that bears his name until after the war. Around 1947/1948. In 1977 they started introducing home semi automatic espresso machines and coffee machines which to this day has become their area of expertise and a large part of their business. Gaggia is also well known for their gelato ice cream makers and other small kitchen appliances. The other nice thing I like about the Gaggai Syncrony Logic, Gaggia Evolution, Gaggia Baby, Gaggia Titanium, in fact all of their cappuccino machines is the fact that as I write this, all of their coffee machines and espresso makers are still made in Italy, in Milan specifically which is quite a treat I think. Especially when so many other companies are outsourcing to Asia. And I’ve gotta be honest with you, I just don’t find that Asian manufacturing at this stage offers the same quality that we are used to in North America, Europe, Japan and South Korea.
Gaggia Syncrony Logic and teammates
Anyway, we’re talking about the Gaggia Syncrony Logic, which is part of the Gaggia line of super automatic espresso machines that they are famous for. The Gaggia Titanium is one of these super automatic cappuccino machines, as I mentioned earlier. Gaggia espresso machines are what I would consider upmarket espresso machine and the Gaggia Syncrony is no different. When I say upmarket, I mean that these machines come with a lot of excellent features, bells and whistles and because they are a trusted and reliable brand, you will end up paying a small premium for them. But in my mind, this small premium is well worth it if you are a coffee lover and want to offer your guests the best coffee experience that you can.
Folks often get the Gaggia Syncrony Logic and the Gaggia Carezza confused for some reason. The Gaggia Carezza is a manual espresso machine whereas the Gaggia Syncrony Logic is a semi automatic espresso machine. The only thing that the Gaggia Syncrony Compact (as it is also known) doesn’t do is steam your milk for you. For that, you’d have to expect to pay well over a thousand dollars for that convenience and probably closer to two grand or more. At the time of this writing, the Gaggia Syncrony Digital is available for around $600 or so give or take depending on where you pick yours up from.
Features and price of Gaggia Syncrony Logic
Personally, I was quite pleasantly surprised at the cost of this machine at it was less than I thought it would be for the features you’re getting in this Gaggia Syncrony Logic. I was expecting them to push the price close to a grand, but I haven’t found it anywhere coming close to that.
So what do you get for your 6 or so Benjamins? Quite a few great features. First off, one of the best features in my mind is the double boiler. Many espresso makers don’t have double boilers and if you think about it, you can see how this would make a difference. Hot water being pushed through your espresso pods or espresso beans is not as hot as the water that is needed to create the steam for foaming your milk. So traditionally you end up with a lag between the espresso shot and when you can start foaming your milk. So your espresso gets chilly waiting for its warm blanket of hot milk. Not so with the Gaggia Syncrony Logic. With a double boiler you can practically pour your shots and froth your milk at the same time. I love it.
I also like the fact that Gaggia offers a handy bypass doser which allows you to use your own ground coffee beans in creating your beverages instead of having to use the beans in the bean hopper that the machine will grind for you. This is a very hand feature. It also allows you to use coffee pods or an espresso pod for your beverage. Very handy for those of you who enjoy no muss, no fuss coffee performance. Those are just some of the excellent features offered in this coffee machine. If you’re in the market for a semi automatic espresso machine, you could do worse than consider the Gaggia Syncrony Logic, so check it out.