The Caffitaly System (or Caffita System) is one of the capsule systems for brewing coffee beverages such as espresso, and other beverages as tea. In order to use capsules of the Caffitaly system one has to use the dedicated coffee machines designed for those capsules. The system was developed by the Italian company Gaggia. It is not marketed in the US as far as I know, and generally lacks in marketing compared to Nespresso, Dolce Gusto or Tassimo.
Gaggia is also a coffee machine making company, so naturally Gaggia machines, such as the Gaggia K111d home coffee maker are compatible with the system. However, other machine makers such as Saceo with their Saceo Office machine are also compatible.
One of the important aspects of a capsule system is the technology behind its capsules. With Caffitaly the core of the technology is the use of two small filters inside the capsules. Water is forced with pressure through the first filter allowing an even contact with the tightly packed 8 grams (or 0.28 ounces) of coffee grains. When it passes through the second filter, the coffee is extracted and exits as a full-bodied, dense espresso, blanked with a consistent, compact cream.
I put together for you a list of most of the Caffitaly compatible coffee machines. Unfortunately this capsule system isn’t marketed in the US as far as I know, but other great systems are the Nespresso capsule system and the Tassimo capsule system.
L’Amante Gaggia Caffitaly
Let the allure of AMANTE seduce you away from your usual Espresso. A distinctive aroma that will tantalize you every day, an attractive design composed of soft lines and fine details, an automatic capsule piercing and expulsion system that makes Espresso preparation a snap. Thanks to its pannarello, Amante fulfils also your desire for cappuccino, tea or infusion.
Baby Gaggia Caffitaly
Built with technologically innovative components, has an exclusive extraction system designed to use Caffitaly coffee capsules. It guarantees that you will always have a superb espresso. A high pressure pump extracts all the aromas from the coffee blend and gives the cream greater body.
Evolution Gaggia Caffitaly
Created with particular attention to design, follows sharp clean lines using high quality materials and exclusive finishings. A design which is highly focused, particularly on the user: the front water tank that is withdrawn from the side, the large space to hold cups, the easy-to-use, exclusive controls all make Espresso Evolution a choice of style and tradition.
K111d Gaggia Caffitaly
Take a break and let the unique aroma of your coffee made by K111-d guide you. Thanks to its dosing system it’s possible to choose from Espresso, coffee crema and long coffee, but in any case always an authentic Italian coffee.
K111 Gaggia Caffitaly
There has never been a simpler way to have a great Espresso. The new coffee machine K 111 is fitted with an innovative and practical capsule insertion system which ensures to prepare a cup of Espresso in a few seconds. Sober and elegant, K111 will ensure you a consistently high quality drinking experience everyday.