Things to Consider Before Choosing the First Delonghi Coffee Machine

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If you’ve settled on a DeLonghi coffee machine, there’s every chance you’ve made a great decision.

This is a brand with so much history and a huge range of coffee makers including bean to cup coffee machines, filters, and even pod and pad machines.

There’s pretty much something for everyone in their range.

Due to the fact that there are so many different types of DeLonghi coffee machine in their range, it can be pretty tough to choose the right model for you.

That’s why we’ve created this guide to cover all the things you need to consider before choosing your first DeLonghi machine.

The DeLonghi Brand

A lot of people who buy a DeLonghi coffee machine are drawn to the brand due to its history.

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Credits: Coffee Friend Group

This was a popular coffee brand way before the age of craft coffee and coffee shops on every high street.

The Italian heritage is something they are very proud of. DeLonghi makes drinks based on richly roasted Italian coffee.

In spite of being around half a century old, the brand is at its strongest today, with coffee machines for every consumer out there from bigger commercial models to small home coffee machines.

One of DeLonghi’s key values is “Italianity” and they are incredibly proud of the fact that they come from one of the world’s hotspots for great coffee.

Types of Coffee Machine

If you go into an electronics store or look online at coffee makers you may be surprised at just how many different types there are.

What types of coffee machine can you get from the DeLonghi range?

Filter Coffee

This is the cheapest way to get a coffee machine to make delicious filter coffees.

All you need to do is fill the reservoir with water, add your ground coffee and the filter will do the brewing for you.

These machines start at under £50 so there is a lot to like about this type of machine. The DeLonghi “ICM 15210” is a great example of such an affordable machine.

Delonghi ECAM 610.75.MB

Espresso Machines

Another affordable way to make coffee.

DeLonghi has long been associated with making espresso-based drinks, and their machines have the reliability you would expect.

For instance, the EC230 coffee machine lets you use pre-ground coffee to make an espresso.

It also has a milk foamer so you can make cappuccino and latte drinks.

Some of the more affordable espresso machines are only suitable for ground coffee, rather than having a grinder inbuilt like some of the more expensive models.

Decide on whether this is a feature you will prioritise before making your purchase.

 

Bean to Cup

A bean to cup coffee machine is one of the best ways to enjoy coffee without really having to learn much about how to make coffee drinks.

You can just put the beans, the milk, and the water into the machine and it will do the rest for you.

DeLonghi provides some of the very best bean to cup machines on the market.

Some of them are more costly, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t worth the investment. You’ll open up a range of barista-style drinks to prepare at home.

This can even save you money in the long term when you consider the fact that you spend money on your travels buying coffee anyway.

If you’re a serial coffee shop user, a bean to cup machine can be like bringing the coffee shop to your own home.

De’Longhi PrimaDonna Class ECAM 550.85.MS

Price Range

The difference in the price range between these coffee machines is absolutely huge. At the cheaper end of the market, around £50 will get you a good filter coffee machine that can sit in the kitchen until called upon.

If you want a model that is capable of handling the whole task for you, bean to cup coffee machines from DeLonghi can cost into the thousands.

 

DeLonghi Warranty

Most DeLonghi products come with a one-year warranty as standard. However, some coffee machines in the range come with even longer.

The Premium Pump Espresso machines in the range give you two years from the date of purchase.

The same applies to their bean to cup coffee machines.

If you spend a little more you are likely to have this two year peace of mind.

 

Conclusion

This is one of the industry leaders for a reason.

The brand has a rich history and they’re funded loads of research into bringing an amazing coffee experience into your own home.

With the bean to cup machines in the range, you don’t even have to know much about coffee at all in order to get an amazing latte, flat white, or even batch-prepared filter coffee.

DeLonghi isn’t the only top brand making amazing coffee machines, but it is one of the best. Check out their full range to see if there’s a coffee machine for you.

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Charles is the author and managing editor of Cuppabean.com. A self-admitted coffee addict, he drinks 2-4 cups of coffee a day to get his fix. In the morning, you'll often find him brewing his freshly grounded arabica coffee beans on his french press coffee. Read more about the site here.
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