De’Longhi is an extremely well-known brand in the coffee world and you will find De’Longhi espresso in use in many cafes and restaurants across the world. So why (and how) does the De’Longhi coffee maker make the best espresso?
De’Longhi is an Italian brand and with that, you can expect the best in manufacturing and style when it comes to its coffee machines. The De’Longhi coffee makers are functional, completely up with technology, stylish and easy to use. The 15 Bar Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker comes with a multitude of functions that single-serve coffee makers are just incapable of providing.
De’Longhi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker Features
There are many quality features in the De’Longhi espresso and cappuccino maker including:
- the ability to use either espresso coffee pods or ground coffee
- an inbuilt milk frother – easily prepare a latte and cappuccino
- a self-priming operation to cut start-up time
- Indicator light with the on/off function lets you know when the unit is ready to go.
- two separate temperature thermostats – one to control the water temperature the other for the perfect amount of steam
- Coffee tamper and milk jug
- A removable water tank and drip tray – easy for cleaning
- Construction made from high-quality stainless steel – not just cheap plastic.
The versatility to use both espresso coffee pods and ground beans in the De’Longhi coffee maker ensures that your desire for a great De’Longhi espresso will always be achieved, no matter if you are in a rush and need a quick fix; just drop in the pod and in no time you are off to work. Or if you love the art of making a ‘real espresso’ then perhaps on a Sunday morning you can take your time and savor the extraction of the coffee and the steaming of the milk; to deliver a perfect cappuccino; just as your local barista would do.
EC155 De’Longhi Coffee Maker summary
So while there are many excellent features such as the option to use espresso coffee pods with this coffee there are a few downsides you need to look out for. The first is that the cup stand isn’t adjustable; it only fits a small coffee cup under the filter which can be a little fiddly.
Secondly it is a wise idea to buy a different milk jug to allow easier access to the steam wand to froth the milk– there is nothing particularly wrong with the one included, but choosing a different sized jug will improve your user experience with the EC155 coffee maker, especially if you plan on making many coffees with the perfect crema.
The De’Longhi coffee maker is a great investment for anyone looking for an entry-level espresso machine for under $100. It has positive user reviews, has been known to last much longer than the one year warranty, is versatile and is extremely affordable. I recommend anyone looking to buy a reliable coffee machine to invest in this De’Longhi espresso machine, and upgrade to a machine with more ‘bells and whistles’ over time; if you feel the need to do so.