The DeLonghi Lattissima Plus Nespresso Capsule System – A Review
There are coffee makers, and there is the DeLonghi Lattissima Plus Nespresso Capsule System. As one Amazon reviewer succinctly puts it, “This is no toy.“
When it comes to coffee, the Italians are the undisputed world champions. Even the names of the most popular coffees are Italian. And just to underline their dominance of the coffee scene, Italy makes the best coffee makers and milk frothers, of which this product is a leading example.
At first sight it looks inauspicious, being smaller than many cheaper coffee makers, and the shipping weight doesn’t do justice to what lies within. There’s no conspicuous back-lit display either. So what exactly places this product in a class of its own (even compared to other Italian-made machines)?
Ease Of Use Taken To The Extreme
This is more than just a coffee maker. It’s an espresso machine. It has a milk container and so gives you freshly steamed milky froths – something that a machine using capsules or coffee grinds alone can’t do.
Choose your capsule from a selection of three milk and two coffee, and place it in the top of the machine. Slide the milk container into place and put a cup under the nozzle. Then just press the button. It really can’t get any easier than this. And that’s a blessing on an early winter’s morning when you’re barely awake.
The DeLonghi is programmable, so you can set the froth level, temperature and strength to accord with your preferences. And it remembers them for each time after that.
Even the cleaning up afterwards is kept to a minimum. The detachable milk container (which is dishwasher safe) can be placed straight back in the fridge, with just the press of a button to steam clean the nozzle first.
Quality Components Make For A Long Lasting Product
A common problem with cheaper machines is that, even though they may be excellent at producing good coffee drinks, easy to use, and so on, they often don’t last very long before developing a major, perhaps fatal, fault.
The reason for this is invariably that, to keep manufacturing costs down, cheap, inferior materials and parts are used – commonly plastic instead of stainless steel.
DiLonghi don’t make you have to put up with that. The boiler tank and housing are made of stainless steel, with plastic used only for trim. The milk carafe and steam wand are made of special BPA-free plastic (which is what you would expect).
Features and Specifications:
- Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 6.6 x 10.2 inches
- Weight: 9 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 12 pounds
- Item model number: EN520SL
Customer Reviews and Scores
Coming in at an average 4.3 stars out of 294 reviews on Amazon at the time of writing, the DeLonghi Lattissima Plus has a whole legion of fans. Over 200 users have given it a full 5 stars, and it’s clear the most popular features are the ability to make the leading Italian coffee drinks with real milk froth thanks to the removable milk container, and the sheer simplicity of use.
As ever, there are some users who have posted negative reviews, and if these trouble you at all then it’s wise to read them. Some complain that the coffee isn’t hot. This machine, however, brews for immediate consumption, and it’s not an issue that hundreds of reviewers have raised, which leads into question the veracity of this claim.
Overall, users of this DeLonghi machine are delighted with their purchase.
DeLonghi is a leading Italian manufacturer which also makes a number of coffee makers for other Italian brands including Nespresso. They have pioneered much of the technology of coffee brewing and milk frothing. If anyone knows how to make an espresso machine that produces authentic Italian coffee and milk froths then they do. And if you want to know how to make good coffee using a coffee maker then this machine won’t let you down.
The DeLonghi Lattissima Plus Nespresso Capsule System will make your life easier and treat you to superb Italian coffee of every variety.