De'Longhi EC850.M Pump Espresso with Simple Touch Milk Carafe at Amazon
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De'Longhi EC850.M Pump Espresso with Simple Touch Milk Carafe at Amazon

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Found 14th Feb 2014
De'Longhi Traditional Pump Machine EC850.M

The traditional pump coffee maker with Automatic Cappuccino. With its elegant and refined design, EC850.M is constructed entirely in metal, which is a guarantee of sturdiness while still following the best tradition.

Although it respects tradition, the new EC850.M is the result of all of De’Longhi’s expertise in the area of coffee making. The “Automatic Cappuccino” function allows you, with the single press of a button, to transform the milk in the built-in carafe into a thick and smooth froth, for a perfect cappuccino. Practical and easy-to-handle, the carafe can be placed in the fridge, and when it’s empty, by pressing the “automatic clean” button, a full cleaning cycle begins, cleansing all internal parts.

With a single touch, EC850.M lets you choose between espresso, cappuccino, latte or just hot water for tea or an infusion.

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Great price, I've been keeping an eye on this machine for a while. Purchased... Happy Valentines to me! Lol

Oredered one missed it last time . Thanks.

Me to so ordered

Looking for a bean to cup but heat added for good deal
Edited by: "kernowboy" 14th Feb 2014

Bean to cup one or this?

Anyone know the pros and cons.

Thank you, have ordered as this is the updated version of the De'Longhi I have had for 3 years...great build quality in these machines use it umpteen times a day


I had a bean to cup magnifica machine for three years and it finally died last summer.

Replaced it with the above version since and not missed the bean to cup one yet.

I'm soooo tempted as I really want a bran to cuppa, but what bothers me is it may only accommodate small cups instead of a mug of which any cupboard will have a plenty, plus the heat issues, I read that cups arent kettle hot but borderline hot stroke warm. Can any genuine owners comment on these concerns?

Bean to cuppa, soz darn text correction blunder.

Bought the De'longhi ec820b for £25 couple of weeks ago

Bean to cup is purely for convenience, and more for small offices or workplaces tbh.

For the home, a dedicated espresso machine is always cheaper and usually better.

striker33

Bean to cup is purely for convenience, and more for small offices or … Bean to cup is purely for convenience, and more for small offices or workplaces tbh.For the home, a dedicated espresso machine is always cheaper and usually better.



Can't compare this to a bean-to-cup unless you buy a £150+ grinder as well.

striker33

Bean to cup is purely for convenience, and more for small offices or … Bean to cup is purely for convenience, and more for small offices or workplaces tbh.For the home, a dedicated espresso machine is always cheaper and usually better.



I second that. It's something more to go wrong. Just buy a separate grinder, it's surprisingly more convenient as you have two appliances which specialise in one function to a high level; rather than one that does both things adequately rather than excellently.

I have a Delonghi coffee machine myself (much cheaper version but older too) and I can't fault it.

GothBoy

I second that. It's something more to go wrong. Just buy a separate … I second that. It's something more to go wrong. Just buy a separate grinder, it's surprisingly more convenient as you have two appliances which specialise in one function to a high level; rather than one that does both things adequately rather than excellently. I have a Delonghi coffee machine myself (much cheaper version but older too) and I can't fault it.



I call BS on you and the person you quoted.
All you are is someone that hasn't even had any serious amount of time with a good bean to cup machine, but have with a reasonable quality espresso machine. Combined with reading around from "the experts" to draw an ignorant opinion.

1. The "experts" are far more expertful than you or me and thus their comments should not be interpreted in the same way as a internationally renowned wine taste's opinion should not be misinterpreted at the basic level.
2. You've never even used a decent integrated bean to cup machine that makes coffee good enough for the average person "who likes a good coffee" and not "coffee master++++++"

Genuinely sick of ignorant snobbish comments based not on experience but bigoted inner wishful snobbery.

Ironically enough the comments are borne of actually not wanting to be ignorant.

Go all the way, or don't go at all!

Also, on the matter of being more convenient to have a separate grinder and espresso maker, well that's just BS again and shows you're commenting on something you have no knowledge of.

Are you telling me that cleaning the coffee holder that the water gets pumped through is not inconvenient? The spilled ground coffee? Carrying the portion across etc?

Ridiculous.

I can go for a slash while my coffee gets ground and turned into a coffee style of my choice.

heat added

striker33

Bean to cup is purely for convenience, and more for small offices or … Bean to cup is purely for convenience, and more for small offices or workplaces tbh.For the home, a dedicated espresso machine is always cheaper and usually better.



Can you hear yourself?

chq54

heat added



No point it's expired.

robo989

No point it's expired.



it's still hot though

eaxlns

Bean to cup one or this?Anyone know the pros and cons.



If you need to ask, then the pros and cons aren't something you would notice in real life.
Bean to cup does the job (at a price) for anyone up to the upper echelons of people who see drinking coffee as almost a pastime.
If you're that kind of person then a separate setup might be preferred.

Do take into account that the people commenting on the difference between the 2 are normally people who write about coffee for a living and not strictly "average" people.

The choice is largely pointless and the quality of coffee you chose, crossed with the settings on the relevant machines will make a far bigger difference.

This comes from someone who's had over 3000 coffees from an ESAM6700, and approximately 1000 from a separate grinding machine that got sold due to the difference being negligible.

Unless your someone you can sit and discuss a single wine for an hour or more or someone who can differentiate brilliant coffee from magnificent coffee, just buy what you perceive to be best value.

chq54

it's still hot though



No, it's expired.

again I missed it.

Suggestions for A grinder?

cartzuk

Suggestions for A grinder?



Can't go wrong with the Tefal rip off of the Krups grinder here...it does reasonable enough sized portions and is a dream to clean (provided you NEVER get water near it, you won't even need to use the supplied brush. If you DO get water near it just once, you will have a useless grinder that needs cleaning properly every time).
amazon.co.uk/Tef…GF8
It is literally exactly the same as the krups one it copies but cheaper.
It's not a proper grinder, it actually "chops" the beans, but you won't notice the difference, and if you think it's not doing the job you hoped then can always upgrade to a proper grinder.

A chopper can ruin the beans due to heat, but if you get the knack of it (shouldn't take more than a few goes to realize how much grinding you need to achieve your desired granularity) you can't go far wrong to begin with, see if it works for you.

A proper grinder will set you back from £80 upwards (absolute minimum for anything that isn't tat), unless you're willing to spend that sort of money, then stick to this. The competing "proper" grinders from the likes of delonghi and co. are useless fiddly contraptions. (£20-£60)


Edited by: "robo989" 15th Feb 2014

robo989

Can't go wrong with the Tefal rip off of the Krups grinder here...it does … Can't go wrong with the Tefal rip off of the Krups grinder here...it does reasonable enough sized portions and is a dream to clean (provided you NEVER get water near it, you won't even need to use the supplied brush. If you DO get water near it just once, you will have a useless grinder that needs cleaning properly every time).http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tefal-Twin-Blade-Coffee-Grinder/dp/B008J22GF8It is literally exactly the same as the krups one it copies but cheaper.It's not a proper grinder, it actually "chops" the beans, but you won't notice the difference, and if you think it's not doing the job you hoped then can always upgrade to a proper grinder.A chopper can ruin the beans due to heat, but if you get the knack of it (shouldn't take more than a few goes to realize how much grinding you need to achieve your desired granularity) you can't go far wrong to begin with, see if it works for you.A proper grinder will set you back from £80 upwards (absolute minimum for anything that isn't tat), unless you're willing to spend that sort of money, then stick to this. The competing "proper" grinders from the likes of delonghi and co. are useless fiddly contraptions. (£20-£60)



Are we talking a grinder for espresso here??!! What on earth kind of recommendation is that one? Get a proper grinder, otherwise you'll be pulling nasty shots in 10 seconds, as opposed to creamy, well textured shots in 25 seconds. The cheapest one you can get away with is the Delonghi KG79, but ONLY if you modify it (google it).

donslibi

Are we talking a grinder for espresso here??!! What on earth kind of … Are we talking a grinder for espresso here??!! What on earth kind of recommendation is that one? Get a proper grinder, otherwise you'll be pulling nasty shots in 10 seconds, as opposed to creamy, well textured shots in 25 seconds. The cheapest one you can get away with is the Delonghi KG79, but ONLY if you modify it (google it).



Good god when does it end?
If you haven't used a product, don't comment.
This does the job for someone who's just spent £150 on an espresso maker.
If you'd spent £500+ then recommendation would obviously be a bit different.

You get the hang of a chopper, it will do the job fine.
That burr grinder is pants and can't grind the coffee fine enough, used it and it can't do a good espresso. If you look it up people say you need to modify it but it then craps out after a short while.
Haven't modified it personally but definitely can vouch for it not being able to do a proper espresso. The krups/tefal rip off can do a proper espresso.
Edited by: "robo989" 15th Feb 2014

robo989

Good god when does it end?If you haven't used a product, don't … Good god when does it end?If you haven't used a product, don't comment.This does the job for someone who's just spent £150 on an espresso maker.If you'd spent £500+ then recommendation would obviously be a bit different.You get the hang of a chopper, it will do the job fine.That burr grinder is pants and can't grind the coffee fine enough, used it and it can't do a good espresso. If you look it up people say you need to modify it but it then craps out after a short while.Haven't modified it personally but definitely can vouch for it not being able to do a proper espresso. The krups/tefal rip off can do a proper espresso.



It's best to talk from experience. I don't have the time to show you my grinds before and after the mod or the quality of the coffee, but rest assured, it's the best 'cheap' option for a grind. No one should be recommended a blade 'chopper' after paying £150 for an espresso machine.

donslibi

It's best to talk from experience. I don't have the time to show you my … It's best to talk from experience. I don't have the time to show you my grinds before and after the mod or the quality of the coffee, but rest assured, it's the best 'cheap' option for a grind. No one should be recommended a blade 'chopper' after paying £150 for an espresso machine.



I don't dispute that is the best burr grinder other than paying for a proper non mainstream brand one where the prices start shooting up.
Was just really pointing towards something that would go price wise.

With further thought, would agree with you, but I would say that people should try a chopper just to see if it is able to do what they want, lots of people are perfectly happy with them. Admittedly they generally aren't people that even know what crema is, but as something to start out with and for under £20 why not give it a go.

If find it's not doing what you want then just use it a spice mill.

Hey ho, sorry for the comments before, I would blame it on the time of month but being male...that won't really wash, so I'll just apologize.
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