What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Gaggia RI9380/46 Classic Pro Espresso Machine, Solid, Brushed Stainless Steel?

A total of 11 reviews of this product on Reddit.

1 point


13th Oct 2021

Honestly…and I’m sure you’re gonna get this response but your grinder is more important than you espresso machine.

The only espresso machines I’ve used is the Gaggia Classic, which I had for a good decade, and it’s considered a “starter” espresso machine…that’s built really well and has pretty good resale value (I think I sold my used one for $250 bucks or so).

1 point


12th Dec 2019

Thanks a lot, buddy! I did buy the equipment I talked about + the portafilter pressure gauge kit. I also got a 1/8 opv off of eBay.

Interesting to hear that the PID hasn’t given you much of an improvement. I still haven’t installed it. Will report back as soon as I do.

I do have some descaling products that come in sachets. With the cleaning products do you do a sort of backflushing?

This is the model -> https://www.amazon.com/Gaggia-RI9380-46-Espresso-Stainless/dp/B07RQ3NL76

3 points


12th Jul 2021

I am sick and tired of the garbage coffee our K-Cup machine makes. I want real espresso for lattes and such. What should I get? I have considered a De’longi Dedica EC860 and a Gaggia Classic Pro, but perhaps I am missing the one I should be considering instead. My budget is sub $500. I want something I can safely operate when only half awake yet still be happy with later on when I want something more specific and my brain is awake enough to do some fiddling. Please help me, reddit coffee gurus, you’re my only hope.

1 point


18th Feb 2022
  1. They’re different types of capsule styles made by Nestle. I believe the dolce gusto allows for a bit more customization of your drink.
  2. Their main benefit is convenience. You’re not getting proper espresso out of nespresso and I doubt you’d get it out of dolce gusto. I wouldn’t recommend either if you want the type of drink you’d get in a cafe.
  3. Those machines give you flexibility. They’d probably work just as well as a single purpose capsule machine but it will definitely come down to the specific model.
  4. I’d recommend a Gaggia Classic Pro and something like the Eureka Mignon Notte if you want good espresso and milk drinks at home.
  5. I’d recommend buying some fresh beans from your local roaster. You can also check out the roaster list.
1 point


18th Jan 2022

Total espresso noob here, so please forgive me.

After visiting Europe enough I’ve decided to go all in on a real espresso setup. We’ve had a Nespresso maker in the house for a few years and while it’s decent and convenient it’s just not the same as the legit espresso I’ve had overseas and it also creates a lot of waste.

I have been making pour overs for years as my daily cup but I’d like to get into the Espresso game to switch it up.

That said, I don’t exactly want to drop $600-$1000 for a first time setup.

I was initially looking at a Gaggia Classic Pro but that is $450 for the machine alone, I’m assuming a decent grinder would be another $150-200.

I found this setup on Craigslist for about $200 and it seems like a solid maker / grinder combo and that is right around where I’m comfortable budget wise.

Would this be a good beginner setup? Will it make a cup comparable to what I’ve had all over places like Spain and Italy? Is the price fair? Any concerns with buying this second hand? Looks like it’s coming from a pretty swanky neighborhood.

1 point


14th Apr 2021

The struggle is real

1 point


14th Feb 2021

My setup:

Gaggia Classic Pro ($423.99 Amazon sale last September) https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.amazon.com/Gaggia-RI9380-46-Espresso-Stainless/dp/B07RQ3NL76&ved=2ahUKEwijnJCW5enuAhVpAp0JHXn-CrcQFjANegQINhAB&usg=AOvVaw0Sng_MoqpIuk_JUaplXQUR

Bottomless Portafilter
Gaggia bottomless portafilter ($60 Amazon) and no mods. I monitored prices with Honey and pulled the trigger when they went on sale.

Coffee Grinder
Quamar M80
This was heavily researched. 60 stepped burrs. 460satt motor, It’s a tank.https://www.wholelattelove.com/products/quamar-m80-manual-grinder-in-black

In the end, this is Your setup. I suggest you read the recommendations in this group and do your own research. It’s fun, gratifying and a deep rabbit hole. 😀

Entry level grinders under $500

Entry level espresso machine review

1 point


2nd Jul 2020

I got mine from Amazon

1 point


1st Jun 2019

Seems like Sette 270 is considered to be one of the best grinders for that budget.

Is this the correct model? https://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/baratza-sette-270-grinder

Regarding the machine, I am not sure I found the right one. Is this the Gaggia Classic?