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If you’re a coffee lover, you’ll no doubt be familiar with the name De’Longhi. That should be no surprise. They’re one of the oldest coffee machine makers in the world.
De’Longhi coffee machines of all types regularly appear in the best buy and recommended lists, with them scoring highly on Amazon and other retail sites.
In fact, you’ll find them represented in each of our recommended lists. But why are they so popular? What can you expect from them? And just how broad is their range?
De’Longhi was founded in Italy in 1902 by the De’Longhi family. They began as a manufacturer of small industrial parts, then became known for their portable heaters and air conditioners.
Although they still produce those today, the De’Longhi name is probably better known for its small domestic kitchen appliances.
Of all their household appliances, it’s De’Longhi’s coffee machines that are particularly well recognised, especially their Artista espresso machines.
But it’s not just espresso machines that they manufacture. Their range includes almost every type of coffee machine imaginable.
From bean to cup to the coffee pod to filter, you’ll find the coffee making method of your choice somewhere in their catalogue.
De’Longhi is all about design. Not just the mechanics of the machines but their looks too. This shows in everything they produce, but especially in their coffee machines.
In fact, in 2006, their Design Director Giocomo Borin was named in the top fifty most influential designers in the world by Home Furnishing News. And in 2007, the Esclusivo kitchen range won the prestigious international Red Dot design award.
There’s a whole range of reasons for buying De’Longhi. When you purchase one of their coffee machines of any type, you’re not just buying a name; you’re buying quality and reliability. You’re investing in great coffee with a name that stretches back generations.
With De’Longhi you can be sure that whatever beans you’re using, whatever brewing method, and whatever your preferences, you’ll be enjoying the most flavoursome, top quality coffee that you can possibly make in your own home.
Think of a way to make coffee, and De’Longhi probably manufacture a machine that fits the category. Let’s have a look at them now.
Bean to cup machines are the most functional coffee machines out there, and really take the fuss out of enjoying the best quality, freshly ground coffee.
They’re ideal for when you want fresh coffee without the hard work associated with traditional coffee making. In most cases, a single touch of a button transforms your favourite beans into rich, steaming coffee.
The De’Longhi range of bean to cup machines covers everything from simple espresso, to automated cappuccino, to unlimited personalisation and even WiFi connectivity. Whatever your preferences, you’ll find something in their range that meets your needs.
Is there anyone who doesn’t know the names Nespresso? It’s hard to imagine so. Especially with their series of adverts starring the glamorous and gorgeous George Clooney. Nespresso is one of the leading names in coffee pod machines, and it’s easy to see why.
Coffee pod machines are ideal for when you want a coffee without all the preparation or cleaning associated with other coffee making methods, even a bean to cup. Most machines will let you enjoy a great cup of coffee in less than ninety seconds, from switch on to finishing the pour.
They’re also perfect if you like to change up your coffees regularly, or if you like to enjoy chocolates, chai or cold drinks too.
Unlike some coffee pod machines, De’Longhi’s Nespresso machines boast a water pressure of up to a professional level 19 bars. They also offer plenty of controllability to the user, rather than just producing the preset options that many coffee pod machines offer.
Another coffee pod machine, the futuristically styled Dolce Gusto looks like something that’s escaped from the space age. Just like the Nespresso, it combines great coffee with De’Longhi’s well known controllability, at a great price point.
If you’re making coffee for a crowd, then filter coffee machines are the perfect solution. Many hold up to ten cups of freshly brewed coffee, As with all of De’Longhi’s coffee machines, their filter machines combine style and elegance with ease of use, for a modern twist on this traditional coffee making method.
The combi espress-filter is a hybrid of a coffee pod machine and a filter coffee machine.
It’s ideal for those who want the flexibility of making just one or two cups at a time and still want the option of quickly and easily producing coffee for a houseful.
They also include milk steam wands, making producing a range of milky coffees straightforward.
Great coffee starts with the beans and their grind.
It should be no surprise, then, that De’Longhi also produces coffee grinders. From manual to fully customisable, whatever your needs and budget, there’s a top quality grinder to suit you.
As we’ve already said, whichever De’Longhi machine you opt for, you’ll be impressed with the quality of the coffee. But choosing the right machine for you will depend on a number of factors.
The more a machine does, the more parts it has. And the more parts it has, the more it costs. Most of us have a budget to stick to, so you’ll need to be realistic about what functionality you can really afford.
Your lifestyle will, to an extent, dictate your needs when it comes to a coffee machine. A filter machine probably isn’t going to get used on a regular basis if you live in a small household.
Perhaps you have limited time in the morning, or you just don’t want to disturb the rest of the house if you’re out early. A bean to cup machine may not be the best choice.
Likewise, if you hate having to clean away coffee grinds.
If the environment is important to you, then a coffee pod machine isn’t going to be top of your shopping list.
We all take our coffee differently, and the way you like your coffee will have a definite bearing on the machine that you choose. The amount of work that you want to put into obtaining your cup of coffee will be another factor, as will the level of personalisation you are looking for.
Even within the same type of coffee machine, De’Longhi has a varied range of functionality. Some produce a latte with a press of a button. Others require you to froth the milk yourself. Some machines produce every coffee at the same temperature. Others let you change it to match your taste.
Whatever your preferences, one thing you should have realised by now is that De’Longhi has a machine that will meet them.
So when you’re in the market for a coffee machine of any type, you should certainly ensure that you check out De’Longhi’s offerings. You’re sure to find something that will at least make your shortlist, even if it’s not your final purchase.