So this year there is a new machine in our kitchen and have to say that we all are very happy with the purchase. It works fantastic, makes amazing espresso shots with perfect crema. Milk foam is the way it should be. If you prefer cappuccino, milk can be fluffy and for latte very creamy. Excellent machine and affordable price.
The DeLonghi EC155 lets you create delicious espresso 2 different ways. You can use the Sempre Crema Filter to brew using your favorite ground coffee beans, and depend on a smooth layer of crema every time you brew. The EC155 also comes with a special filter basket for use with ESE pods for added convenience—no grinding, dosing, or tamping needed.
A dependable pump means consistent, well-extracted espresso shots and lots of steam. The DeLonghi EC155 features a powerful 15 bar pump to create a consistent extraction every time. It’s also self-priming—a rare feature for a machine at this price point. This feature means you don’t have to worry about complicated set-up when you first get the machine or after a long period without being used.
A dial on the front of the machine controls the EC155 and it features 5 different settings. From left to right, they are steam, power off, power on, coffee/hot water dispensing. Indicator lights are also located around this center dial and will illuminate when the machine is on and when the machine is at proper brewing or steaming temperature.
Great heat stability and durability are the major qualities of a stainless steel boiler. They are less vulnerable to pitting and damage from scale build-up. Not only does the EC155 have a stainless steel boiler, it also has 2 separate thermostats so that the proper temperature is always reached for brewing or steaming.
I like to buy whole espresso beans, local or imported, brewed espresso coffee tastes great every time. Also for the milk, non fat makes fantastic foam, but if you prefer soy, almond or rice milk- excellent choices too.
Depends of type, texture, aroma and cup size of the day, you can always make your own cup of amazing espresso.
Have to add that steamer can make fantastic hot chocolate or cocoa for the kids or adults, super cramy and delicious:-)
Thanks for reading and have a Happy and Healthy year.