Summary: I have been very impressed with this beans to coffee machine. The second I have owned but a different brand. It was easy to set up and both water and beans reservoirs hold a good volumes of the prime ingredients. The waste tray is simple to remove particularly the coffee grounds part but a little fiddly to clean. Adjustments for coffee strength are responsive and easy to use. The controls are simple when making coffee, one cup or two for both regular and expresso.
Summary: A Which? Best Buy. Does a great job of making all strengths of coffee from your beans. Customisable for the height and volume of your cups. The only cons are that sometimes the beans need help getting into the grinder when you've just filled the hopper (stand by with a spoon to prod it) and the water container only holds enough for 4 large cups - still not a real problem except it will try and give you a cup when there's only enough water left for half a cup - just keep...
Summary: Oh man, this is the bees knees, the cats whiskers of coffee machines. Certainly not the cheapest bean to cup machine, but far cheaper than others. Beans go in the top, coffee comes out the twin nozzle, magic. No more messy coffee grinds over the worktop, kitchen floor. No more banging out the coffee plug like you'd get with cheap models. This machine features a manual milk frother, while others foam up the milk for you but its really easy to do.
Summary: The De Longhi machine is everything I expected. It seems well made, works exceptionally, and produces first class coffee with little fuss. Represents extremely good value at the price I paid from Amazon. I purchased this machine on the recommendation of a close friend who has owned a similar De Longhi machine and have not been disappointed
Summary: I got this machine because it is smaller than my previous coffee maker. Not only is it good it is quieter. I did see on one review that the temperature was not hot enough. The coffee temperature is fine by me. The default settings are pretty much right. Mostly I have a double espresso. Sometimes a long coffee. The steam pipe is used by my wife and she likes the milky coffee the machine produces. So all in all the de longhi goes down well.