Whenever you think of espresso machines, the name De’Longhi must pop up.
What started as a spare parts workshop at Treviso, Italy, in 1902 progressively grew to become a testament to Italian design and quality craftsmanship. After venturing into household appliances in the 1950s, De’Longhi built its brand around the concept of versatility and convenience. They developed good quality products with well-designed practical elements.
In 2007, De’Longhi developed the first fully automated espresso machine. Since then, they have been captivating coffee devotees with the design features, aesthetics, functionality, and affordability of their coffee machines.
De’Longhi crafts its coffee machines carefully with the user in mind. This allows you to invest in an all-around coffee experience without compromising quality.
Here is our list of eight De’Longhi espresso machines that will perfectly satisfy the coffee beginner, the hipster, and even the fervent coffee aficionado.
De’Longhi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super Automatic Espresso Machine
Just like the name suggests, the De’Longhi ESAM3000 Magnifica is a truly magnificent contraption. It combines all the wild extravagances of coffee making into one easy-to-use appliance. To start, this machine has high-quality conical burr grinder with 13 adjustable intensity settings to let you grind your beans to your liking. It also gives you the option of using whole coffee beans or pre-ground coffee, making it perfect for beginners and connoisseurs.
The dual, stainless steel boiler on the Magnifica provides excellent heat distribution. It ensures the perfect espresso at the ideal temperature, with no waiting period between steaming and brewing your espresso. This coffee maker also comes with the De’Longhi patented cappuccino system that rotates 180° to deliver a smooth and creamy milk foam in any sized container. It has a 1.8 liter (60 ounces) removable water reservoir with a water-level indicator. You can also adjust the height of the coffee spigot to fit cups of different sizes.
To add to the bells and whistles, the Magnifica boasts a rotary dial-and-push button control panel, electronic steam, and coffee thermostat, as well as a cup warmer. Cleaning this machine is a breeze as it has a rinse and decalcification auto program and a removable drip tray. While it might be a little high price-wise, the ESAM 3300 Magnifica is a good investment!
De’Longhi Nespresso Lattissima Pro EN750MB
If you are a fan of the smart home, then you will be impressed with the De’Longhi Nespresso Lattissima Pro. This avant-garde coffee robot will turn any coffee drinking novice into a home barista with the touch of a button. Featuring a sleek, robust design with a shiny black and aluminum finish, the stylish Nespresso Lattissima Pro looks captivating on any kitchen countertop.
This espresso maker’s intuitive LED touchscreen draws you in and streamlines all functions. This allows you to program your choice of espresso, cappuccino, latte macchiato, lungo, warm milk froth, or hot water. The 19-bar high-pressure pump extracts every coffee capsule’s delicate flavor and premium aroma, resulting in an incomparably dense creme.
The Nespresso Lattissima Pro includes a technologically advanced descaling function that you can adjust to suit your water hardness setting. In contrast, the pluggable descaling pipe makes cleaning this machine effortless. Just turn the regulator knob to the ‘clean’ setting and let it do its magic. This espresso maker comes with a removable 0.5-liter (16 ounces) milk carafe that can store leftover milk in the fridge.
To entice you in, De’Longhi offers a complimentary welcome gift set with every purchase of the Nespresso Lattissima Pro. They include a range of Nespresso capsules for you to discover your unique flavor profile.
De’Longhi ECAM22110SB Compact Automatic Cappuccino, Latte, and Espresso Machine
When you are interested in an espresso maker that has all the perks of your favorite coffee shop but can also fit snuggly on limited counter space, then the De’Longhi ECAM22110SB is the answer to all your coffee needs. Measuring approximately 17x9x14 inches, this compact espresso maker can brew as much as the big boys and still be discreetly positioned in the tiniest of spaces.
This espresso machine offers you 13 adjustable settings to grind fresh beans as well as a second chamber for pre-ground coffee. It gives you the option to calibrate the menu to set the temperature, coffee strength, and cup size to your liking, letting you easily prepare your regular decaf or a special cup of Joe. The ECAM22110SB compact espresso machine is equipped with a manual frother to oblige your foam preference. The extractable brew unit can be adjusted to prepare one or two espresso shots at the same time.
This pretty and petite espresso maker has a memory function that will remember your favorite coffee beverage’s strength and size. At the same time, the rapid cappuccino system will maintain the temperature of your brew, cup after cup. With a 1.8-liter (60 ounces) water capacity and 8.8oz bean container capacity, the De’Longhi ECAM22110SB compact espresso machine will be the showstopper at the end of a fabulous dinner party.
De’Longhi EC155 15-Bar Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker
Another space saver that’s great in the wallet is the De’Longhi EC155 15-bar pump espresso and cappuccino maker. This well-rounded espresso machine ticks all the boxes while occupying a small countertop area. Even though it only has one boiler, this espresso machine is fitted with a 15-bar pressure pump to deliver the needed temperature and pressure for your regular brew, double espresso, latte, or cappuccino.
Great for budding coffee enthusiasts, the EC155 has a swivel jet frother to create rich, evenly textured coffee beverages. You have the choice of brewing fresh beans or using ESE pods. The three-in-one filter holder allows you to percolate one or two shots simultaneously and has an easy serve espresso pod filter. The 1-liter (35 ounces) water tank is easy to refill and comes with an indicator light to let you know when water levels are low. The self-priming start-up and two thermostats allow you to enjoy your coffee when you want it and at the temperature you like.
All the parts and filters of the EC155 can be removed, cleaned, and reinstalled with little effort. The aluminum drip tray can also be removed to accommodate larger mugs.
De’Longhi DEDICA EC680M Espresso Machine
Still, on saving counter space, you can’t go wrong with the DEDICA EC680M manual espresso machine. Coming in at a slim 6 inches wide and weighing only 9 pounds (4 kg), this little contraption delivers an authentic Italian espresso and cappuccino experience. It takes up half the space of a typical manual espresso machine, and the stainless steel and black exterior will have it blend in with any kitchen style.
Although the DEDICA EC680M may be small, it still has features that pack a mean punch. This premium quality machine highlights a user-friendly, adjustable control panel that lets you choose between one or two espresso shots and tailor your coffee beverage with the unique flow of stop technology. It includes thermoblock expertise that allows the machine to warm up and be ready within 35 seconds. It has a built-in steam regulator to ensure that you have the right temperature to produce an aromatic espresso. The DEDICA EC680M will also notify you when it is time to descale the machine.
This slender espresso maker has a 15-bar pressure pump and a manual milk frothing wand allowing you to experiment and customize your favorite milk-based espresso refreshments. While it has the word ‘manual’ in the name, the DEDICA EC680M has an automatic flow stop feature that does all the work for you by dispensing just the right amount of espresso. The double drip tray can be removed or adjusted to accommodate larger sized latte glasses.
On top of creating great tasting espresso’s, the DEDICA can also prepare Americanos and even a refreshing cup of tea.
De’Longhi EC702 Espresso Maker
When you want to prove yourself as a home-made barista, the De’Longhi EC702 espresso maker will put you a cut above the rest. This heavy-duty machine has a commercial-grade design that is aesthetically charming. It can produce a variety of coffee beverages, including a great-tasting single or double espresso, latte, or cappuccino.
With an impressive stainless-steel boiler and body, the EC702 is meant to last. At the same time, the 1.3-liter (44 oz.) water reservoir gives you the convenience of preparing many coffee beverages without having to refill the tank often. This highly durably espresso maker is compatible with ESE pods as well as fresh coffee beans. It boasts a rapid cappuccino system that allows you to maintain the appropriate temperatures when brewing espresso and immediately to steam and frothing milk, which most coffee machines have trouble with.
The EC702 espresso machine is dressed with a patented Panarello milk frother to maintain the correct steam wand temperature and a dual thermostat system to give you quality, cafe-style coffee beverages. When you purchase an EC702 espresso machine, De’Longhi provides a descaling solution that you can run through your new appliance. It has several removable, dishwasher-friendly parts such as the filter basket and drip tray to make regular maintenance hassle-free.
De’Longhi EMK6 Alicia Electric Espresso Machine
What better way to create an authentic Italian espresso experience than with the De’Longhi EMK6 Alicia electric espresso machine. Don’t get it twisted. This is not your average coffee maker but rather an electric Moka coffee maker. The Moka is found in most Italian family homes, and De’Longhi embodied its commitment to its Italian heritage by producing the Electric Moka espresso maker.
This adaptation of a beautiful Italian staple provides a safe, convenient, and easy-to-use espresso machine. It resembles a classic Moka pot, but instead of an aluminum top, it has a clear plastic coffee container that lets you watch over the brewing process. It also has a detachable base highlighted by a matte black finish that gives it a contemporary look. All you need to do is fill the aluminum boiler with water, put ground coffee in the filter funnel and press the button.
It takes approximately 4.45 minutes to prepare 6 cups of espresso. You also have the option of preparing only three cups. The EMK6 Alicia coffee maker has an automatic safety shut off to ensure your coffee doesn’t burn or overflow. This machine also has a keep-warm function that will maintain your coffee temperature for 30 minutes. The coffee maker will automatically turn off when the machine finishes brewing or when the body is lifted from the base.
The portable EMK6 is small and weighs only 3 pounds (1.3 kg). It is the perfect treat for those who like to have their shot of espresso wherever they may be. The plastic parts on the EMK6 are all BPA free, guaranteeing an intensely flavorful, aromatic espresso.
De’Longhi ECP3420 Espresso and Cappuccino Machine
If you are interested in a no-mess-no-fuss coffee machine that will still craft an excellent cup of coffee, then the De’Longhi ECP3420 espresso and cappuccino machine is your best option. This relatively small, 15-bar pump pressure espresso machine will let you easily prepare most espresso-based drinks, including lattes, cappuccinos, and macchiatos.
The sleek, linear design takes up a small footprint on a countertop and uses a rotary dial control panel with the options of on, off, steam, and brew, making it a beginner-friendly espresso maker. The ECP3420 has a filter holder that allows you to prepare either a single or double espresso, and it also has the option of using ESE pods. The self-priming feature and stainless-steel boiler reduce the time waiting for the water to heat up. It is includes two separate thermostats for water pressure and steam, making it possible to create a sweet-scented espresso at just the right temperature. The tray’s bottom can be adjusted or removed when you want to create a large, frothy brew.
This coffee maker is fitted with the patented rapid cappuccino system that maintains the optimum temperature. There is no delay waiting for the water to heat up when making multiple cups of coffee. The machine is also has a manual frother that mixes steam and milk, creating a rich, creamy froth. The drip tray, water tank, and filters are all easily removable and dishwasher friendly. You can wipe its exterior with a damp cloth to maintain its appearance.
What to Look for in a De’Longhi Espresso Machine
We have narrowed down a few of the De’Longhi espresso machines that we recommend. However, there are a few considerations to make when choosing one.
Allocate space for your espresso machine. There is no point in buying a huge espresso machine when you have limited countertop space. The machine you choose should be compact and practical for home kitchen use. As an aspiring home barista, it is good to invest in an espresso maker with an easy-to-use control panel.
Whether you prefer a straight espresso or like to make other espresso-based drinks, you can consider a capsule machine or a semi-automatic machine with a good milk frother. While no one likes to spend time cleaning up after a cup of Joe, the general rule of coffee makers is the more complex the machine, the more labor-intensive, post-brew cleanup required.
And lastly, the rule of thumb, your machine should match your budget.