DELONGHI MAGNIFICA SUPER AUTOMATIC COFFEE MACHINE
Easy To Use, Bean To Cup
Espresso, Coffee, Cappuccino, Latte
DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super Automatic Coffee Machine for Coffee, Espresso, Cappuccino and more.
This Magnifica model DeLonghi super automatic coffee machine is a great auto coffee maker that works fine and makes good quality coffee, espresso, cappuccino and lattes, at a reasonable price.
It includes a 7 oz bean hopper and conical burr coffee grinder that grinds the whole beans right before brewing, so you can automate the whole process at once, bean to cup, for a delicious fresh and flavorful cup of coffee. You can also use it for ground coffee.
It produces a nice and "crema," and the milk frother does a great job as well.
The super auto coffee maker is very easy to use and clean. It is easy to take apart for cleaning. The double boiler providing the heat for brewing can also be removed so that you can reach there and clean it easily and thoroughly.
It also features automatic decalcification indicator lights to signal when it's time to clean. Likewise, the used coffee container and drip tray are removable for easy disposal.
The water reservoir perhaps is a bit too just (60 oz capacity). It is removable and has a water level indicator.
This Delonghi model is rather simple and does not have a bunch bells and whistles, and it requires a minimal learning curve. Although it takes some tinkering at first to figure out the right settings (strength, grind level and amount), but once you get a handle of it, it becomes intuitive, and it seems as a fairly reliable superautmatic coffee maker.
The machine has volume and strength settings; You can select one or 2 cups, adjust cup size, grind level, amount of beans, water and strength of the coffee.
Beans, Grinds, Temperature
Priced in the range of $500-600 dollars, the Delonghi automatic coffee machine is still a great one at a great price, compared to other super automatic coffee and espresso machines.
If you make espresso, you may want to use a very fine grind for better results. If you love VERY hot coffee, may be you'll object to the temperature of the coffee, considering it rather tepid than hot. Still, for many people, it's hot enough. A double-walled cup can help as well.
If you are concerned that oily beans may clog the machine, you may want to use it with non-oily beans. Some people prefer whole coffee beans such as the Illy coffee beans for espresso. Depending on your own taste, you may prefer a medium or dark roast (medium roasts retaining more of the original flavors of the coffee).
The coffee cappuccino machine does make noise, but see, most grinders will do (it is also a grinder), and if used to espresso machines you do expect it to be somewhat noisy.
For its price, one expects good quality, which it is said to deliver. Yet, one would expect also good service when it has to be repaired. However, many people think Delonghi fails in this regard, as faulty machines are often required to be shipped to service centers and it takes a long time to repair and then people a re charged very high fees that are not worth it.
Some people don't like machines that are built with plastic. This automatic coffee machine has much plastic to it.
It does not include a timer to allow for automatic brewing, which however, isn't really an issue, since it brews really fast. It does have an auto shut off and it will turn off about 3 hours after use.
Bottom line: if you’re a person looking for an automatic coffee maker that combines both great quality of coffee and ease of use, this is worth a buy. The price of the Delonghi super automatic coffee machine may well pay off with time amounting to much less than you'd pay for daily Starbucks coffee or other specialty coffee drinks in the course of 2-3 years or more.
In fact, this super automatic coffee maker by Delonghi seems to me as one of the best automatic coffee machines out there in this price range.
Pros and Cons
*Convenience, ease of use and cleaning
*Great coffee, espresso, cappuccino and more, good crema, great steamer
*Consistent grinds and brews* Settings for amounts, grind level and strength of coffeeCompact
*Great performance, working intuitively and sufficiently
-A bit noisy
-Water tank a bit too small requiring frequent refills
-Some reports of faulty customer service
At the time of this writing, the super automatic espresso and coffee machine is priced at $547.93 after rebate at Amazon’s site:
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