Italy isn’t just known for their pizza. Coffee is a major part of life in Italy, and the De’Longhi brand has been a part of Italian life since 1902. Founded in Treviso, Italy, De’Longhi didn’t start out as a brand that only made coffee makers and espresso machines, but instead started with small industrial parts.
It wasn’t until 1950 that the company formally incorporated and started selling food preparation equipment and appliances.
Coffee aficionados all over the world know the De’Longhi brand best for their Artista Series of espresso machines.
The EC155 is the perfect De’Longhi model for anyone in the slightly cheaper price range. This model can use pods or ground coffee, and has a dual function filter that makes the machine easy to use.
Latte and espresso can be made quickly and easily with the swivel jet frother.
There is a start-up prep that warms the machine, so you don’t need to wait for your espresso, or self-prime. Using 15-bar pressure, you’ll be able to brew authentic espresso within minutes. The water reservoir holds enough water for 8 – 10 shots of espresso.
The Lattissima is known for producing exceptional espressos, lattes, cappuccinos and more. This model features a one-touch system meant for quick cappuccinos. Simply put your glass under the spout, and let the machine take care of the rest.
This model uses Nespresso coffee capsules for a consistent, rich taste. Used capsules are ejected right into a capsule holder that has a capacity of 10 used capsules. There is also a milk container that will allow you to create froth to go right on top of espresso or cappuccino. Users can adjust everything from milk levels to the strength of the coffee.
The Magnifica is just that – magnificent, but it will cost you quite a few hundred dollars. This machine is meant for true coffee lovers and has everything you could want in an espresso / coffee maker:
- Froth maker
- Programmable menu
- Low-pitch burr grinder
The burr-grinder uses a patented “Direct-to-Brew” system that will grind up your coffee beans to your desired fineness, and then start brewing your coffee once ready. You don’t even have to wait between making an espresso and cappuccino thanks to the double boiler system incorporated into this model. Users can make 1 to 2 cups of coffee or espresso at a time.
Worried about cup size? The coffee spigot is adjustable, so you can choose the right size cup for your unique needs. When it comes time to clean, the stainless steel boiler comes out and so does the water reservoir for easy cleaning.
If you’re after true high quality espresso, the Magnifica is the perfect choice.
De’Longhi has some of the best coffee and espresso makers in the world. All of the models listed above are well known and come with the delicious taste that only an Italian coffee maker can produce. With true Italian craftsmanship, De’Longhi is a name you can trust if you want authentic espresso or cappuccino.