Equipped with a Double Floor Cream Filter, the ECZ351BK will allow you to get a perfect thick crema on top of your espresso. The set comes with 3 interchangeable filters: a single, a double, and a coffee pod filter.
A warming tray is a bit small and can be used with espresso cups only.
This model is a great example of how practicality and ease of use can be packed in a high-end device. Durable and powerful, the ECZ351BK delivers the right amount of pressure to help you make espressos as delicious as those you buy from the nearby coffee house.
1100 Watts / 15 Bars
~ 30 seconds
Ergonomic buttons with indicator lights
Removable water reservoir (1.4 l), Cup warmer, Removable drip tray, Dual nozzle for two cups, 1-, 2-cup, and pod filters, Measuring spoon/Tamper
The ThermoJet® heating system will guarantee that the perfect extraction temperature is achieved in just 3 seconds, so, you won't have to wait for too long for your cup of joe. Equipped with a 19-gram portafilter, the unit will allow you to enjoy a full flavour of double espresso or ristretto.
The housing is prone to fingerprints.
The Bambino™ Plus pump espresso coffee machine is a real find for java lovers. Not only does it allow you to make classic espresso but also, thanks to the variable milk temperature and texture control, you will be able to make your favourite milk coffee drinks and practice latte art.
1600 Watts / 9 Bars
Automatic (manual for milk foam)
Ergonomic buttons with indicator lights
ThermoJet® heating system (3-second fast heat-up time), Removable water reservoir (1.9 l), Removable drip tray, Cup warmer, Dual nozzle for two cups, Digital temperature control (PID) system
You can preset the coffee temperature to enjoy your drink as hot as you like it, never bothering about warming the cup first. Also you can select and customise the water hardness, auto-off feature, and many other settings.
The frother wand is a bit short.
If you want to make espresso drinks like a seasoned barista, this Delonghi Dedica Style EC685BK is the one to go for. This machine is very simple to use and allows making a whole bevy of fantastic drinks: espresso, americano, cappuccino, latte, and even tea.
1350 Watts / 15 Bars
~ 30 seconds
Ergonomic buttons with indicator lights, Variable cup dosing
Removable water reservoir (1 l), Cup warmer, Double removable drip tray, Dual nozzle for two cups, 1-, 2-cup, and pod filters, Measuring spoon/Tamper
This model features a removable drip tray that will be especially appreciated by those who like to serve milk coffee beverages in a classic latte cup. It also has an additional drip tray to keep your countertop clean and tidy.
Some users claim a rather noisy operation.
When it comes to ease of use, the De'Longhi ECP35.31 is a head above its competitors. Even novice baristas will be able to brew perfect espressos with fantastic crema. The unit is compatible with both ground coffee and E.S.E pods.
1100 Watts / 15 Bars
Mechanical knob, Steam knob, Indicator lights
Removable water reservoir (1.1 l), Removable drip tray (additional drip tray for mugs), Cup warmer, Dual nozzle for two cups, 1- and 2-cup filters, Measuring Spoon/Tamper
Thanks to ergonomic storage integrated on the top of the unit, both filters and a measuring spoon will be just at hand when needed. A handy cup warmer will ensure quick and efficient cups heat up.
Some users find a 5-minute shut-off feature a bit inconvenient.
If you need a power-packed machine to quickly make espresso, choose this model from KRUPS with a compact Thermoblock system. It preheats water in no time at all and is ready to use in less than 40 seconds. Powerful as it is, the unit is also very portable.
1500 Watts / 15 Bars
~ 30 seconds
Selection knob, Power button with indicator light
Removable water reservoir (1.1 l), Removable drip tray, Cup warmer, Dual nozzle for two cups, 1- and 2-cup filters, Universal filter holder, Measuring Spoon/Tamper
De'Longhi Scultura ECZ351BK
For True Coffee Gourmets
It doesn't matter what particular coffee-based drink you like. The De'Longhi Scultura ECZ351BK will let you make all popular varieties of black and milk-coffee with ease. The model features a special “Cappuccino System” that blends milk together with air and steam to produce a creamy froth for delicious cappuccinos, and has a steam emission adjustment knob for flawless cappuccino brewing.
When it comes to convenience, the welcome feature in the De'Longhi Scultura ECZ351BK is an auto-off function; it helps reduce energy consumption by switching the machine off, if you do not use it for 20 minutes. Also, the machine has an ECO button so you can further modify the auto-off time to suit your needs.
For your convenience, the De'Longhi Scultura ECZ351BK can be used with both “Easy Serving Espresso” pods and freshly ground coffee, and comes equipped with a handy 2-in-1 filter holder that can hold both ground coffee and ESE pod filters. In the box, you will find a one-cup filter, two-cup filter, pod filter, and a coffee measure/tamper. A comprehensive and easy-to-follow manual is also included with the purchase so it won’t be difficult to get started when you unpack the box. Finally, we'd be remiss not to mention that the De'Longhi Scultura ECZ351BK comes with a cup warmer which guarantees that you'll always drink only nice and warm espresso.
Designed to Suit any Kitchen
Now, let's say a few words about the design. Perhaps, we won't be totally wrong if we say that the De'Longhi Scultura ECZ351BK's designed to suit virtually any kitchen interior. It looks stylish and elegant, and there are several colour combinations to choose from: Black, White, Champagne, or Gun Metal housing with chrome finished accents - no matter what kitchen style you have, you should be able to find the right one to match it well.
The De'Longhi Scultura ECZ351BK is the type of machine that can actually decorate your kitchen adding to it an elegant touch. However, nice looks aren't the only advantage it offers, of course. What greatly adds value to it is that it can simultaneously make two cups of espresso which means you can have more precious moments in the mornings to relax.
Easy to Maintain
Brewing espresso or cappuccino at a press of a button, the De'Longhi Scultura ECZ351BK is very easy to operate. And, unlike a majority of automated models, it is also quite easy to maintain.
The unit is equipped with a 1.4-l water tank that is easy to remove or fill from a jug. To ensure smooth operation of the machine, make sure that water doesn't go above the MAX level and the tank is not empty. A removable drip tray that is equipped with an indicator showing how much water's collected inside it makes cleaning a real breeze - you will actually see when it's time to empty it. Draining the water regularly will help you protect the machine from damaging.
Coffee filters are simple to clean too, just rinse them under running tap water. If filter holes are clogged, remove coffee leftovers with a pin. As for the housing, just give it a wipe with a damp cloth from time to time to remove stains or dirt.
All in all, combining practicality, high-end design, and versatile functionality, the Scultura espresso maker from De'Longhi can bring a professional coffee brewing experience right to your kitchen, allowing you to taste cafe-style coffee time and again.
|Last updated price||£171.78|
Sage SES500BSS Bambino Plus
Start Your Day With a Cup of Cafe-like Espresso
The art of coffee brewing takes time to master and yet, with high-quality equipment at hand, you can make cafe-worthy coffee at home. The Sage SES500BSS boasts a bunch of user-friendly features that make it one of the best espresso machines out there. First of all, unlike most appliances that only use 11-13 grams of ground coffee to brew a cup of espresso, this model has a larger 54 mm portafilter that can accommodate 19 grams of ground beans. This will allow you to brew a stronger cup of espresso with a richer flavour and taste.
Next, the unit offers precise temperature control to guarantee the perfect extraction temperature each time. Espresso is known and loved for its golden crema, and the secret to creating this crema is in using low pressure for soaking the ground coffee at the beginning of the process. Then, the pressure is gradually increased to draw out the flavour more evenly which allows you to get a rich balanced taste in the end.
On top of that, the appliance uses the ThermoJet® heating system that will ensure the proper extraction temperature is achieved in just three seconds. Therefore, you will be able to prepare your boosting morning drink in no time at all.
Practice Latte Art
In addition to strong and flavoursome espresso drinks, this machine can be used to make a variety of milky coffee beverages. The Sage SES500BSS is equipped with an automatic steam wand that can help you adjust the milk temperature and get the desired froth texture. So, you can create your favourite drinks with ease and practice latte art to please yourself and your guests. Even if you have never tried coffee foam drawing, it won't be too difficult to adorn your drink with a lovely frothy heart.
Treat Your Family and Friends
The Sage espresso machine operation is pretty straightforward, however, we recommend you to carefully read the instruction manual before the first use. Though this espresso maker has pretty basic functions, it is highly appreciated by the consumers for the ease of use and the deliciousness of coffee it makes. Featuring a small footprint, the unit is equipped with a capacious 1.9 l water tank that will allow you to treat all your family and friends with the flavoursome drinks. If you want to brew espresso for yourself and for your loved one, it is even easier. Equipped with a one-cup and a two-cup filter basket, the machine has a dual nozzle for filling two cups simultaneously.
To resume, if you want to be able to brew espresso in close to no time and master latte art, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better option than the Sage espresso machine.
|Last updated price||£229.99|
De'Longhi Dedica Style EC685BK
Brew Coffee Like a Barista
Slim design is what first attracts attention about the De'Longhi Dedica Style EC685BK. It's small and has a very space-saving design. With that, the unit offers 1350 Watts operation and delivers 15 Bars of pressure which makes it one of the more powerful models for home use, quite amazing considering its compact size. With the De'Longhi Dedica Style EC685BK you can make a whole range of delectable coffee drinks in the blink of an eye; it provides consistent brewing performance, variable settings adjustment, and power.
The machine utilises a Thermoblock heating system to maintain a perfect brewing temperature. Moreover, you can adjust coffee length and water temperature to have the drink as hot and strong as you like it. At the highest temperature setting, there might be even no need to use a cup warming tray.
Other than that, this model has an adjustable cappuccino system that will help you heat milk for cocoa or hot chocolate, froth milk for cappuccino, and boil water for teas. Finally, a double drip tray will easily accommodate larger crockery to serve those drinks; the upper level of this cup holder can be removed to house tall cups and glasses (up to 13cm high).
Simple Settings Adjustment
With the De'Longhi Dedica Style, making a perfect cup of coffee is pretty much an easy job. This programmable espresso machine is distinguished by a user-friendly control panel with ergonomic illuminated buttons. To enter the menu, just press the Steam button and hold it for 10 seconds. After that, select the desired coffee temperature, customise water hardness (to ensure that descaling is performed as often as needed) and adjust an auto-off feature. For those who like their espresso piping hot, there is a cup warmer on the top of the machine which heats the cups before you pour the drink.
Along with classic strong espresso, the unit allows heating milk and frothing creamy foam for cappuccino and other milky hot beverages, all of this thanks to a simple adjustable cappuccino system. And you can simply heat water for teas and infusions if needed. Just remember to carefully follow the manufacturer's instructions for the unit safe operation and proper maintenance.
Have It the Way You Like It
This countertop home espresso maker is equipped with a high-quality filter holder that can be used with both ground coffee and ESE pods. A pod filter along with 1-, and 2-cup filters comes included in the box. You can use programmable dosing buttons to make single or double shots of coffee. And thanks to a double drip tray you can use both short and tall glasses to make various coffee drinks.
Distinguished by a variety of customisable settings and slim compact design, the De'Longhi Dedica is a perfect machine for home use. You will feel a real barista without leaving your home kitchen and will be able to impress your family and guests with your coffee brewing skills.
|Last updated price||£180.00|
DECENT AND DEPENDABLE MACHINE
This coffee maker is like an old friend—familiar and reliable. Its traditional design and mechanism make it attractive, easy-to-use, and affordable. While it is quite simple compared to other machines in our review, it possesses numerous functions and covers all the basics of coffee making.
STRONG ESPRESSO, SILKY FOAM
This espresso maker is a universal machine. It can operate on ground coffee of your choice or you can also use ESE pods if you find the clean-up process troublesome.
The indicators are functional and visible, and the knob is quite intuitive, all of which makes the usage of the machine easy and effortless.
With this coffee maker, you never need to worry about consuming too much energy as it has a very convenient auto shut-off feature. After 9 minutes of being idle, the machine turns off and therefore does not cause any energy waste.
Functional and Simple in Use
Summing up, the De'Longhi ECP35.31 is a functional and user-friendly espresso machine that will allow you to make a variety of black and white coffee drinks using both ground coffee and E.S.E pods. Boasting an intuitive operation, it will help you brew coffee like an experienced barista even if you are new to this art.
|Last updated price||£161.99|
KRUPS XP344040 Calvi Manual
Takes Seconds to Preheat
A thought-out design is not less essential for any home appliance than its performance. The KRUPS XP344040 espresso machine is a portable and efficient unit. Equipped with a Compact Thermoblock System that will preheat water in just 40 seconds, it will make brewing your energizing drink a matter of a couple of minutes. This will come in very handy anytime you want your coffee to be made maximum fast, especially in the morning or when you host guests. Besides, the machine can brew two cups of a drink at a time, which means less time spent on chores.
This KRUPS model is a real find for all coffee lovers, and not only for strong black coffee fans. It has a steam nozzle allowing you to make a milky froth for creamy drinks like cappuccino and latte without a hassle.
We should also mention that the unit automatically turns off if not used for 5 minutes. Though some users find this feature a bit inconvenient, it helps to save energy and extend the unit service life in the long run.
Portable and Smart Design
The KRUPS XP344040 Calvi has a user-friendly design and not only due to its compact size. A single control knob on its front panel will ensure intuitive operation. The package includes comprehensive illustrated instructions, so it won't be difficult to make a perfect espresso even if you are using the appliance for the first time.
On the top, there is a useful cup warmer to keep your cups ideally warm and enjoy a flavourful cup of Joe at its best. In addition to this rather common feature, the espresso machine boasts a special compartment with a lid for 2 filters and a measuring spoon. This way, all brewing accessories will always be compactly stored and at hand when needed.
Along with the purchase, you will get a general purpose filter holder enabling you to use either the included one-cup/two-cup filters or soft pods. In other words, the espresso maker works great for both freshly ground beans and podded coffee - the choice depends exclusively on your personal preferences.
Easy to Use, Simple to Maintain
Finally, the pump espresso coffee machine has a removable water tank and a drip tray, so, adding some water or cleaning the machine after use will be a breeze. The only thing to remember is that it's recommended to empty the drip tray after each use to avoid its overfilling. Following the manufacturer's instructions and regular descaling will help you ensure a smooth and flawless unit operation and extend its service life.
To sum it all up, the KRUPS XP344040 Calvi is a compact, powerful, and functional machine for home use that will help you enjoy your favourite revitalizing drinks any time of the day.
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What Is an Espresso Machine?
Some people can't even imagine their mornings without a cup of espresso with pure golden crema. They need an extra boost to make their bodies and minds work. However, it is almost impossible to brew a real espresso at home without a special machine at hand. Today, you have a chance to make homemade espresso and cut the time that you constantly waste queuing in the coffee shops for your morning cup of Joe. Espresso machine designed for home use will let you experience the whole new sensations of preparing espresso without leaving your kitchen in the morning or any other time of the day. These are stylish and simple units that will turn you into a real barista and let you brew a perfect espresso at a single press of a button. The main function that sets espresso machines apart from other coffee makers is a grinding function. It means you will always enjoy your favourite drink made of freshly ground beans. In addition, a frothing wand will come in handy if you're eager to surprise your guests with home-made foamy lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos, and other milky coffee drinks.
What Features to Compare
All espresso machines can be divided into pump- and steam-driven models. The main difference between the two is that they heat up to a different temperature. While pump-driven machines use 90° water, steam-driven espresso machines release water under relatively low bar pressure of around 3-5 bar. This results in that espresso tastes slightly differently: mild if made in a pump-driven machine and bitter if made in a steam-driven one. Which one to choose totally depends on what you like more. One more note: pump-driven espresso machines take less time to brew coffee, although if you prefer stronger drinks this won't change your mind.
The Number of Cups
When you choose an espresso machine you should check out how many cups it can make per one brewing. Which is really important since espresso machines that can make several cups simultaneously are usually more expensive and you don't want to overpay if it's only you who is drinking coffee in your family. 2-cup coffee machines are considered the optimal choice for most households.
You should also consider the type of operation. All coffee machines including espresso ones fall into three types: fully automatic, semi-automatic and machines with a manual control. Fully automatic coffee machines, as it's easy to guess, do not require any manual adjustments. Semi-automatic models can build the needed pressure but all the other settings need to be controlled by you. Manual espresso machines can be quite hard to use, especially if you've never used a coffee machine before. Though when you get the knack of it, you're likely to enjoy espresso even more. Manual models tend to produce especially flavourful drinks and they usually serve longer than automatic ones.
Automatic water and steam temperature adjustment is perhaps the most important option, so make sure that an espresso machine you choose has it. Thanks to this option, you will save yourself the trouble of having to guess what temperature is best for producing fragrant coffee: the machine will automatically select the right settings. If you can pay a bit more, go for espresso machines with two thermostats allowing for controlling water and steam pressure separately.
Last but not least, consider what other features are included in an espresso machine to make its use more convenient. The most common features often included in modern coffee machines are a milk frother, cup warmer, strength control, automatic double-grinding, etc. Of course, you don't need to have them all, but if you're a real fan of coffee and you have the money, paying for these extra options will be totally worth it.
Did you know?
Millions of people follow their morning coffee ritual to enjoy the moment of pleasure and peace before a new day begins. Energizing espressos, mild lattes, and creamy cappuccinos are well-known and loved all over the world. The key to this popularity is not only in exquisite taste and aroma but also in invigorating qualities of coffee. Believe it or not, it can even help improve our health. Here are some facts about this fantastic drink that you might not have known.
What Makes the Drink so Special
Espresso is a very strong and aromatic coffee drink that has a high caffeine content and boosts your day like nothing else. The secret of its unique qualities is in the brewing method. Almost boiling water is forced through grounded coffee beans under a high pressure. Since the process only lasts for about 20-30 seconds and a small quantity of water is used, it allows extraction of tempting coffee fragrance and taste into your espresso cup. No wonder, this concentrated drink is appreciated for its gustatory qualities. Moreover, a cup of freshly-made espresso is a true eye-opener, that's why it is one of the most popular morning drinks. Besides, owing to its wonderful properties, it is often used as a base for other coffee drinks, such as cappuccinos, lattes, mochas, and more. Today, most of the espresso machines are equipped with a milk frother that allows you to prepare a whole bunch of delectable beverages to your taste.
Little Secrets Revealed
It is not a secret that crema is an airy liquid of a creamy brown colour that you can see on top of a freshly made espresso. However, not everyone knows how much it can tell you of the cup contents. Let's start with the colour. The darker the crema is, the more coffee solubles there are in your cup meaning the drink is well extracted. Now, to its thickness. If the crema is thick and perfectly holds its shape, your drink is nicely brewed and also is thick enough. That is why crema can remain on top of a good espresso even for 3-5 minutes (and more) after the coffee is brewed. Surprisingly enough, it cannot tell you how the drink is going to taste. However, modern high-quality home espresso makers can help you make the most delicious coffee drink with an ideal crema.
Coffee beans are rich in antioxidants, they even beat green tea in their contents. That is why this fantastic drink can help prevent heart diseases and reduce the risk of strokes, improve your long-term memory and boost your physical performance. If you have it without sugar, your espresso becomes a low-calory drink that not only speeds up your metabolism but also can help curb your appetite. Moreover, coffee is a source of minerals and vitamins. It contains potassium, manganese, magnesium, and phosphorous, vitamins B2, B5, B3, B1, B9, and other micronutrients essential for our well-being.
Summing up, your favourite drink will not only lift up your mood and boost your day; it сan even help improve your health condition. However, keep in mind that too much coffee can have an opposite effect; as they say, the dose makes the medicine.
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