Review: De’Longhi Eletta Explore
Innovation makes life easier… and now it makes perfect coffee with the touch of a button. The De’Longhi Eletta Explore is a barista’s dream come true, dispensing the perfect coffee at home.
At a Glance
The De’Longhi Eletta Explore is an automatic espresso machine designed to make the perfect espresso or frothy milk-based drinks like cappuccinos and lattes. Perfectionists can adjust the foam as desired and comes with other great features to help you tweak to your heart’s content. Also, the Eletta is easy to clean and maintain. It’s a little pricey, but worth every penny if your cuppa joe has to be perfect. It’s an aesthetically pleasing addition to the modern kitchen, so it’s not hard on the eyes.
Coffee Grinder — The grinder has thirteen grinding settings to get as nit-picky as you’d like with the texture of your beans. Just don’t go too fine to avoid any clogging issues
Water Filter & Reservoir, Milk Container — The quality of your water really impacts your coffee’s taste. The Eletta comes with an integrated water reservoir, as well as a water filter, ensuring that the base of your morning coffee is as convenient and brilliant as you hoped it’d be. The milk recipes don’t get left out with the detachable milk container.
Frothing Option — Cappuccino and latte lovers, guess what… De’Longhi has frothing down to a science. None of the classic café staples are out of reach. A simple turn of a dial will adjust the milk foam to your exact liking.
Adjustable Coffee Spout — The height of the dispensing spout is adjustable to accommodate that extra tall ugly mug your grandson made for you in kindergarten. With a maximum height is 5.5 inches, you should have no issues. However, if your mug still won’t fit, perhaps you should ask your grandson to make you a shorter mug next time.
Using the De’Longhi Eletta
If you thought that no kitchen-made coffee can match Danny the Master Barista in the café down the street, think again. This machine is designed specifically for the very picky coffee consumer.
Simply fill the bean hopper, the water reservoir, and the milk container (if you’re not a straight quad kinda person). You can adjust the temperature, as well as the grind to match the strength and texture you’re looking for. (Granted, it may take you a feel tries to get to the Goldilocks factor.) Feel free to steam your milk with the steam wand, if you’re into that sorta thing. Once you’ve tweaked all the inputs, you’ll surely love (and gloat) over the impressive super-barista quality output.
The De’Longhi Eletta Explore makes the perfect cup of coffee just a few steps away in your kitchen. Loaded with features, you’ll wonder why you didn’t dump that coffee-snob café (we’re not judging… we’re coffee-snobs too) sooner by getting this beautiful piece of workmanship. A push of a button is all it takes to start your Monday’s off right. No more standing in line behind that one new customer who has no idea what he wants.