The DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM3300 is, simply put, the best espresso machine and cappuccino maker on the market for home kitchens. Most of the machines with more power than this one are intended for commercial restaurants and coffee shops, rather than home use. The DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM3300 is just a stunning espresso maker.
You can make just about every coffee drink in existence with this machine: espressos, lungos, americanos, lattes, cappuccinos…as well as regular coffee.
With the DeLonghi coffee maker and espresso machine, you aren’t relying on specially-designed espresso pods, nor are you using pre-ground coffee. Although this machine works with pre-ground coffee, you aren’t getting the maximum use out of it unless you use whole beans. The DeLonghi coffee maker has a 7 ounce container for your coffee beans.
Espresso and coffee tastes and smells best if it’s freshly ground, so the DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM3300 uses a “direct to brew” system. You put whole beans into the machine, and whenever you want an espresso or coffee, it grinds them on the spot. You can adjust the grind fineness depending on what type of drink you want and how strong you want it to be.
The best coffee beans to use are non-oily Arabica beans. Not only do they taste the best, but you’ll extend the lifespan of the machine by only using them, since the machine was specifically designed with non-oily Arabica beans in mind.
You don’t need to worry about tamping your espresso either; this machine has an automatic tamper.
The milk steamer is very well-designed. The steamer rotates 180 degrees, so you can use whatever size milk container you want.
It’s programmed for rinse and decalcification, which makes it very easy to clean. Just about every feature of this machine is convenient, which can make your life a lot easier if you drink a lot of coffee drinks.
The DeLonghi coffee maker is a bit larger than most other coffee and espresso machines, which has advantages and disadvantages. On the positive side, it has a lot more power and more features. You don’t need to refill the water as often, because it has a 60 ounce removable tank with a water indicator. On the negative side, the machine consumes a lot more power than the other items on this list, and it can be a bit noisy.
One downside to this machine is that some customers have reported that the DeLonghi coffee maker doesn’t have the best customer service. I’ve never had to call them myself, but some people have said that they’ve encountered delays in dealing with them.
The DeLonghi ESAM3300 is perfect for self-described “coffee snobs,” or for people who love a wide variety of coffee drinks and don’t mind paying a bit more for a convenient, high-powered espresso machine that will do nearly everything they need it to do.
It’s also a great choice for large families or offices that are going to have a lot of people using the machine. Even some restaurants are getting in on the game, as the Magnifica ESAM3300 is a good alternative to some of the higher-priced commercial espresso makers on the market.
The bottom line is the DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM3300 is the best espresso machine on the market that is intended for personal use rather than commercial use. If you’re looking for perfect coffee drinks, it’s an excellent choice.