An Expert Guide to De'Longhi Coffee Machines

Published on 01/30/2024 · 10 min readExplore the world of premium espresso with our expert guide to De'Longhi coffee machines, known for their elegance, functionality, and barista-quality brews.
Jason Gass, Coffee Expert
By Coffee Expert Jason Gass

TL;DR: De’Longhi is one of the most reliable brands of coffee makers available today. These Italian-made appliances offer you a wide range of models with an equally wide range of prices and options. When you are considering a De’Longhi coffee machine your decision should be based on your coffee preferences as well as the features that you feel will improve your coffee brewing experience.

For people like me, who crave a cup of coffee that is more than just a morning pick-me-up, investing in the best possible coffee maker is a must. One of my favorite coffee machine brands is De’Longhi, pronounced as "deh-LON-gee.". Their coffee machines range from simple to models with features allowing you to customize every detail of the brewing process. This versatility is why I love having a De’Longhi machine in my own kitchen.

I love assisting people purchase the perfect coffee machine, so in this article, I will walk with you through the De’Longhi line of coffee machines and give you all of the information you need to purchase the De’Longhi machine that elevates your coffee experience. If you have questions about De’Longhi, contact one of our Curated Coffee Experts for more information.

Who is De'Longhi?

De’Longhi is an Italian manufacturer of kitchen appliances, including coffee and espresso makers. They started producing their products in 1902 and are a highly popular brand for small kitchen appliances in Europe. In the United States, they are chiefly known for their coffee and espresso machines.

In 1902, the De’Longhi coffee machine was pretty simple. It did not have the features that modern coffee machines have today. The De’Longhis you will find on Curated now are full of features. Even their most basic coffee machine allows for some programmability and brewing customization. This high level of functionality combined with the elegant and classic styling makes the line De’Longhi coffee machines a favorite with coffee lovers.

As you start your research into the De’Longhi coffee machines, you will find that they have come a long way since their first coffee makers. Today, you will find machines that include programmable timers, built-in burr grinders, and the ability to adjust brew time, water temperature, and even the rate of water flow. Even if all you want is a long-lasting, quality drip coffee machine with a good warranty, you will find a great option from De’Longhi.

What to Consider When Choosing a De'Longhi Coffee Machine

If you’ve come to Curated to find the ideal De’Longhi coffee machine, you will need to know what you want in a coffee machine. It is helpful to ask yourself some questions about your brewing needs and what will make your coffee experience exceptional. In this section, I will answer some of the questions that I often ask when I am helping customers find the right De’Longhi coffee machine.

1. Do You Value Customization in Your Brewing Process?

The idea of customization is different for each of us. For some coffee lovers, customization means a programmable timer and the ability to make one cup or twelve. However, others want to have the ability to modify every detail of the process. De’Longhi offers machines that are both simple and complex in their customization options.

2. How Important Is Freshness for You?

One of the easiest ways to elevate your coffee experience is to use fresh ground beans. Many De’Longhi models come with a built-in burr grinder, which makes it easy to enjoy freshly ground beans for your daily coffee.

De’Longhi has two proprietary technology options when it comes to their burr coffee grinder. The first is the Bean Extract Technology. This feature allows you to customize the grind size and quantity.

The second proprietary feature is the Bean Adapt Technology, which allows you to specify the type of beans you are using along with how much coffee you want. This is an advancement in the Bean Extract Technology.

3. What Is Your Preferred Quantity of Coffee?

Before purchasing a De’Longhi coffee machine, carefully consider the quantity of coffee you plan to brew. If you just need one cup of coffee to start the day, look for options that allow for single-cup brewing. However, if you entertain frequently or have a house full of coffee drinkers, look for models that allow for 12 or more cups of coffee.

4. How Much Kitchen Space Do You Have?

An important consideration when it comes to purchasing a De’Longhi coffee maker is how much counter space you have. De’Longhi has coffee machines that are fairly compact, and more advanced options that can be quite large. The best thing to do before you shop for a De’Longhi coffee machine is to measure your space.

5. What Is Your Budget?

Though De’Longhi is considered a higher-end option, you will be happy to know that they have options for all budgets. If you have a small budget, you will be pleased to find options for less than $200. On the flip side, if your budget is larger, De’Longhi has some amazing options.

6. How Important Is Ease of Maintenance to You?

One thing that you need to keep in mind with some of the more complex De’Longhi coffee machines is they require more maintenance. Not everyone loves to tinker with their coffee makers.

For coffee connoisseurs who take joy in maintaining their equipment, one of De’Longhi’s more multifunction coffee machines offers you the opportunity to get deep into the maintenance and operations of your machine. However, if you want to brew your coffee and get on with your day, consider options that have self-cleaning features or fewer bells and whistles.

What Are the Different De'Longhi Coffee Machines?

While De’Longhi makes a wide range of machines, this article focuses on their TrueBrew Automatic coffee machines. These are the most basic of the De’Longhi coffee makers. They do offer the coffee lover some customization opportunities and the option to choose between a single-serve coffee machine or a more traditional drip coffee maker.

1. De'Longhi TrueBrew Automatic Single Serve Drip Coffee Maker

The De’Longhi TrueBrew automatic, single-serve drip coffee maker is ideal for the coffee lover who just needs to make a single cup of coffee at a time. This coffee maker has a built-in burr grinder and water tank, so brewing is as simple as selecting the options you want and hitting the brew button.

Key Features:

  • Single-cup size options: Select the perfect size cup for your morning coffee.
  • Customizable settings: Easily select the quantity of coffee you want to brew and the brew quality.
  • Bean Extract Technology: The built-in burr grinder uses De’Longhi’s patented Bean Extract Technology to grind the proper amount of beans for your cup of coffee.
  • Built-in water tank: The large-capacity water tank allows you to brew multiple days without refilling.
  • Easy to maintain: The removable front panel gives you easy access to the waste grounds bin to make clean-up a breeze.
  • Adjustable cup platform: The adjustable platform allows you to move your cup closer to the outlet of the filter, reducing splash and allowing you to use taller coffee tumblers.

Benefits:

  • Easy to use: You get the quality of a De’Longhi coffee machine without the effort.
  • Consistent results: The programmable settings allow you to brew your cup of coffee the same way every morning.
  • Perfect for smaller spaces: This coffee machine is not much larger than a standard drip coffee machine.

Keep in Mind:

  • Price: The added convenience features make this one of the more expensive drip coffee machines from De’Longhi.
  • Burr grinder is hard to empty: If you want to switch out the type of beans before the hopper is empty you will have to be creative in removing the remaining beans.

2. De'Longhi TrueBrew Automatic Drip Coffee Maker

If you are looking for a De’Longhi machine that can make one cup of delicious coffee but also accommodate a crowd, consider the TrueBrew Automatic drip coffee maker. Like its single-serve counterpart, this coffee machine is easy to use and allows you to customize your coffee based on your preferences. The included thermal carafe keeps your brewed coffee warm and is attractive enough to sit on your dinner table.

Key Features:

  • Integrated burr grinder: With Bean Extract Technology, the built-in burr grinder grinds beans just before brewing for the freshest, most flavorful results.
  • Auto-start feature: Program your De’Longhi coffee maker to have your coffee ready when you are.
  • Customize your brew: Easy-to-use controls allow you to select the strength of your coffee, how much to brew, and an option for brewing over ice.
  • A single or full carafe: The De’Longhi TrueBrew allows you to make enough coffee for one person or your family. It is an exceptional pick for families or offices.

Benefits:

  • A more flavorful cup of coffee: The Bean Extract feature perfectly grinds and measures the right amount of beans for your desired coffee style.
  • Convenient: Besides selecting your favorite coffee style and quantity, the TrueBrew allows you to program a start timer so your coffee brews while you are doing other things.
  • Customization: Brew the way you like. Save your favorite settings or change up your brewing style for a bit of variety.
  • Save on counter space: Even with the built-in burr grinder and water tank, this coffee machine is not much larger than regular drip machines. Plus, you do not need a separate grinder.

Keep in Mind:

  • Cleaning takes time: You will need to spend a bit of time cleaning the burr grinder so that it works properly.
  • Can be noisy: Burr grinders are never quiet, so do not be surprised if it wakes up others in your home.
  • Practice required: While De’Longhi does everything it can to make brewing coffee simple, you’ll need to experiment with brew settings and beans to get the best cup of coffee.

Which De'Longhi Coffee Machine Is a Good Fit for You?

If you are intrigued by the idea of owning a De’Longhi coffee machine, you may still be pondering over which machine is right for you. In this section, I will share with you three Curated customers who are looking to purchase a De'Longhi coffee machine.

Brian: The Experimenter

Brian has a passion for coffee and loves to experiment with coffee styles. He has years of experience brewing coffee. He also has lots of gadgets. He is interested in a machine that would allow him to make drip, pour-over, and cold brew coffee all in one easy-to-use appliance.

Features Brian Should Look For:

  • Flexibility and customizable settings
  • Large brewing capacity

Example: De'Longhi Dual Master Brewer

Samantha: The Hard-Working Professional

Samantha rarely has time to think about her coffee, much less make a cup with her busy life and demanding career. Samantha is looking for a coffee maker that would allow her to set her coffee style and brew start time before she goes to bed so, in the morning, all she needs to do is grab her coffee drink before she runs out the door.

Features Samantha Should Look For:

  • Programmable start timer
  • Single-cup brewing options

Example: De'Longhi TrueBrew Automatic Single Serve Drip Coffee Maker

Allie: The Brunch Hostess

Allie loves to entertain and needs a coffee maker that can fit with her brunch obsession. Not only does she need to make enough coffee for her friends on Sundays, but when Monday comes, she wants to brew just one cup of coffee to get her day started.

Features Allie Should Look For:

  • Stylish thermal carafe
  • Customizable brew settings

Example: De'Longhi TrueBrew Automatic Drip Coffee Maker

Find the Best De'Longhi Coffee Machine for You

When it comes to selecting a high-quality coffee machine for your kitchen, De’Longhi offers a range of options. If you still have questions about De’Longhi coffee machines or would like additional information, reach out to one of our Curated Coffee Experts. We love helping others find the perfect machine for their daily coffee routine.

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