Home Espresso Machines: Which is Best?

The Marketing Manager of De’Longhi UK explains everything you need to know if you are thinking about buying a home espresso machine.


Q. I am thinking of buying an espresso machine for my home but am unsure of the quality. Is there a notable difference between these and machines in a café?

A. A domestic pump espresso machine is the most traditional and well-known way to make espressos using your choice of espresso ground coffee. This type of coffee machine provides a very similar experience to that seen in a coffee shop and is an ideal introduction into the world of Italian coffee. Take your time and enjoy a real barista-style experience in preparing authentic espressos, caffè lattes and cappuccinos using the traditional milk frother.

All De’Longhi espresso machines use 15 bar professional pump pressure to deliver full-of-flavour, crema-rich espressos. Premium De’Longhi machines also have thermoblock boiler technology to heat water quickly and control the perfect brewing temperature.

If you want great coffee, freshly ground and expertly delivered to your cup at the touch of a button, then a bean to cup coffee machine may be the choice for you. This type of machine uses a professional coffee burr grinder system and is able to automatically adjust the grinding and brewing process to suit your choice of coffee length and strength. Premium models can also automatically heat and froth milk for you to your desired foam density, for the ultimate café-style service.

Quality is also in sourcing the best ingredients: fresh milk and your favourite choice of fresh, finely ground coffee or coffee beans.

You can find out which machine is perfect for you at our website – just answer a few questions for it to work.