Just the sound of the word espresso is enough to make coffee enthusiasts froth at the mouth—especially if the espresso in question is unforgettably good. Espresso is a popular drink at cafés and coffee shops, and it is basically a coffee beverage prepared to be thick and concentrated. Rich, dark, and teeming with exquisite flavors and aromas, this coffee beverage has seduced many coffee lovers from different corners of the world. As the espresso gained global popularity, the world’s biggest appliance brands began developing espresso machines that can be used in the home.
Many of us prefer just going to local cafés and coffee shops for our espresso needs. After all, espresso is not something we regularly prepare at home like a specialty pasta dish—like surgery, good espresso is often left to the hands of professionals. But for coffee enthusiasts who cannot spare the time to go out three or four times a day for their espresso fix, getting a espresso machine is the better and more practical choice.
When it comes to espresso machines, you might want to invest on a pricier yet more durable machine. There are plenty of cheap espresso machines available in the market, but they will not probably live up to your discerning standards—both in the quality of materials used in the construction of the product, the results of the brewing process, and the durability of the product. Cheaper espresso machines might seem like a good idea in the start, but if the machine will not last you a year, then you are better off with a more expensive espresso maker that can easily last a decade or more, and will not require special maintenance.
The DeLonghi ESAM3300 Super Automatic Espresso and Coffee Machine is one of the products you should look into when you are in the market for a high-quality espresso machine. Manufactured by one of the best-known appliance brands in the whole world, the DeLonghi ESAM 3300 is a best-selling machine that will definitely fit the needs of every discerning coffee enthusiast. Let’s take a look at the many features that set the DeLonghi ESAM3300 apart from its competitors.
The Patented Cappuccino System Frother
The secret to a good cappuccino is a great espresso base and creamy milk foam—and both of these can easily be provided by the DeLonghi ESAM3300’s patented Cappuccino System. Lattes and other espresso-based drinks will definitely benefit from this special DeLonghi ESAM 3300 feature. The Cappuccino System Frother will mix steam and milk to create a rich, silky, and creamy froth that will take your lovely espresso to fabulous cappuccino. This milk frothing system is unique to the DeLonghi ESAM 3300 and the other DeLonghi machines, and for its performance alone, deserves five gleaming gold stars.
Easy to Use Control Panel
What good is a home or kitchen appliance if it is complicated to use? Appliances should be designed to aid the user in simplifying chores and preparation processes and not complicate them. In this aspect the DeLonghi ESAM 3300 is a clear winner, especially with its easy to use control panel. You do not have to train to become a professional barista in order to operate the DeLonghi ESAM 3300—every step in the espresso preparation process will be done with a simple touch of a button. The DeLonghi ESAM 3300 is fully automatic, but with the easy to use control panel, you can easily program in functions such as the length and size of espresso or coffee you prefer, automatic off, clock settings, temperature, coffee strength, and other such details. The DeLonghi ESAM 3300 is also more flexible compared to the other espresso machines in the market, as you can specify the strength of your coffee (five different options) and cup size (four separate settings) with a rotary dial. For a complicated-looking machine and delightful beverage results, the DeLonghi ESAM 3300 is very easy to use and can be operated even by a child—not that you should allow a child access to a machine that can possibly aggravate hyperactivity.
Patented Direct-to-Brew System and Conical Burr Grinder
The patented Direct-to-Brew System is also one of the exclusive features that set the DeLonghi ESAM 3300 apart from its competitors in the market. You do not need to purchase special coffee capsules or grind the coffee beans beforehand—just pour in the coffee beans to the designated receptacle in the DeLonghi ESAM 3300 and you are good to go. The coffee beans you will use for the espresso will be consistent, fresh, and aromatic and ground with the silent and professional-capacity conical burr grinder. There are also different grind settings that will allow you grind the coffee beans according to their kind and preference. The coffee beans will be freshly ground by the time the heated water reaches them—ensuring that you will have a delicious cup of espresso every time.
Thoughtful Little Details
There are also a lot of thoughtful little details included in the DeLonghi ESAM 3300. There is the built-in cup warmer, which ensures that your espresso, lattes, and cappuccinos will be piping hot even in colder weathers. The DeLonghi ESAM 3300 also maintains its ideal temperature for brewing in case you want to prepare more than two cups of coffee. Though the DeLonghi ESAM 3300 might seem box-like in its construction, parts are very easy to remove for cleaning. The milk tank can also be cleaned with a single touch of a button, while the removable water tanks, drip trays, and used coffee containers can be detached completely from the DeLonghi ESAM 3300 so you can put them under running water.
Although the DeLonghi ESAM 3300 is a bit expensive with the sticker price of almost $700, it is definitely a good value for avid coffee enthusiasts. The machine itself is of good quality, very easy to use and uncomplicated to clean. Plus, you can use any kind of coffee beans that you prefer.
- Patented "Cappuccino System" frother that mixes steam and milk to create a rich, creamy froth
- Easy-to-use rotary and push button control panel with programmable menu settings
- Grinds beans instantly with the patented, compact and easy-to-clean "Direct-to-Brew" system. Use your favorite coffee beans to create your perfect espresso. Beans with less visible oil, usually a medium roast, are recommended for best grinder performance
- Professional-quality, conical low-pitch burr grinder with adjustable grind fineness
- Utilize De'Longhi's specialized call center for help in setting up and maintaining your machine at 866-528-8323 (LatteBest)
Last update on 2017-04-02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API