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Gaggia Classic Evo Pro vs Lelit Anna PL41

Coffee isn't just a beverage; it's a journey, an experience, a ritual. For those who cherish this ritual, choosing the right espresso machine is crucial. Enter the Gaggia Classic Evo Pro and the Lelit Anna PL41 - two semi-automatic espresso machines that promise to transform your brewing experience. But which one suits your style? Let's dive in and find out!


Gaggia Classic Evo Pro

The legacy continues, with the ascension from the Gaggia Classic Pro, the Gaggia Classic Evo Pro isn't just a machine; it's a piece of Italian coffee heritage reimagined for the modern era. With its roots tracing back to the espresso boom in Italy, this machine is a nod to tradition infused with contemporary features. The Evo Pro is all about bringing the authenticity of a coffee shop experience into the comfort of your home.

The Evo Pro is designed to be an allrounder and is perfect for anyone of any skill level. This machine isn't just about looks; it's about substance. With a robust stainless-steel body, it's built to last and impress. The Evo Pro combines user-friendly features with professional-grade components. It's like having a friendly barista in your kitchen, ready to whip up a perfect espresso at a moment's notice.


Best Suited Consumer

The Gaggia Classic Evo Pro is perfect for coffee enthusiasts who want a blend of simplicity and quality. If you love the idea of crafting excellent espresso without getting bogged down by too many technicalities, this machine is your brewing buddy. It's ideal for those busy mornings when you need a quick, reliable caffeine fix, as well as for leisurely weekends when you want to savor every sip.

Don't be fooled by the simplicity though, ask anyone who has used it before. It still brews a mean coffee!




  • Professional steam wand for those who enjoy a good latte.
  • Easy-to-use interface making the learning curve so much simpler for new brewers. Perfect for those just getting into the home-barista journey!
  • To make things even less punishing as you begin to learn the ropes of brewing, Gaggia include a basket that helps to increase the amount of pressure, creating a beautiful crema! This helps especially when you don't have access to your own grinder.


Lelit Anna PL41

If the Gaggia is the heart of traditional espresso, the Lelit Anna PL41 is the brain of modern espresso artistry. This machine is for those who are looking for a little more with their espresso. With its sleek design and precision engineering, the PL41 isn't just an appliance; it's an extension of your coffee passion.

The Lelit Anna PL41 is like a finely tuned instrument. Every aspect of the machine, from its PID temperature control to its compact footprint, is designed with the detail-oriented barista in mind. It's the kind of machine that doesn't just make coffee; it makes a statement.

 Lelit Anna PL41 Coffee Machine Front View

Best Suited Consumer

The Lelit Anna PL41 is tailored for the coffee connoisseur who revels in the details. If you enjoy experimenting with grind sizes, tamping pressure, and brewing temperatures to get that perfect shot, the PL41 is your canvas. This machine is for the patient, the precise, and the passionate - those who view making espresso as a form of art.

The Lelit Anna PL41 comes in two variations, the Anna PL41EM and the PL41TEMD, where the second comes with a PID - the power to control brewing temperature.

 Lelit Anna PL41 TEMD PID Oblique View


  • As mentioned above the Lelit Anna comes with a PID option allowing for precise temperature control. This means more consistency and the ability to brew optimally!
  • Brew Gauge: showing the amount of pressure during brew!
  • Dual-purpose steam wand with an attachment that allows for increased milk foaming.


Specifications Comparison

Specifications Evo Pro Anna PL41 Anna PL41 PID
RRP $999 $1,100 $1129
Water Tank 2.1L 2.7L 2.7L
Pump Vibratory Vibratory Vibratory
Portafilter 58mm 57mm 57mm
PID No No Yes
Boiler Single Single Single
Boiler Material 0.1L Aluminium 0.25L Brass 0.25L Brass
Dimensions (LxDxH cm) 23 x 24 x 38 23 x 38 x 34 23 x 38 x 34
Weight 7.3kg 7.5kg 7.5kg


Points of Differences

  • The Classic Evo Pro comes with a 58mm portafilter, whereas the Anna PL41 comes with a 57mm. The 58mm portafilter and basket is the industry norm, which means there are more easily accessible accessories. There are 57mm parts available, but are not industry standard.
  • A big difference between the two is the Anna PL41 can come with the optional PID, which can be a simple deal breaker. This means you'll be able to brew for light, medium and dark roasts as recommended by the recipes!
  • A larger water reservoir tank for the the Anna PL41 means there is less time spent maintaining and filling up the tank and more time brewing.
  • The design on the Evo Pro has a more modern look and sleek appeal, whereas the Lelit has an industrial vibe.



So, what's it going to be? The Gaggia Classic Evo Pro, with its blend of tradition and user-friendliness, perfect for the everyday espresso lover? Or the Lelit Anna PL41, the industrial appearnce for the detail-oriented barista who loves to experiment and perfect their brew with temperature control?

Both machines are excellent choices, but they cater to different types of coffee enthusiasts. Whether you value convenience and reliability or precision and control, one of these machines will make your coffee dreams come true. So choose your champion, and let the brewing begin!


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