De'Longhi Magnifica ESAM04.350.S Cappuccino One Touch Milk Solution Bean To Cup Machine - lowest price yet - reduced from £749 to £369.99 at Amazon
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De'Longhi Magnifica ESAM04.350.S Cappuccino One Touch Milk Solution Bean To Cup Machine - lowest price yet - reduced from £749 to £369.99 at Amazon

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Found 12th Jun 2014
A bit of a niche market, I know, but hopefully of help to someone....... £528 @ House of Fraser and £555 @ Argos.

Automatic bean-to-cup machine to make espresso, cappuccino and caffelatte at the touch of a button
Automatic cappuccino system
Personalised coffee settings
Can use either beans or ground coffee
Auto-rinse and decalcification programmes
2 year warranty

41 Comments

At that price I would want it to fetch and roast the beans, and milk the cow oO


Seems like a decent saving tho...

Fantastic price! Oh, if only I didn't have to channel my money into stuff for the baby that's growing inside my wife. Still, on the bright side, there's a baby growing inside my wife!

Actually, I'm going to need that coffee ...

Excellent offer! Just ordered one as I am getting bored of my ESE Delonghi based one.

What beans do people recommend?

Sainburys own espresso beans get my vote - if you like em dark.

Lavazza espresso beans are amazing. Usually pick them up when they are on 2 for a fiver.

horstachio

Excellent offer! Just ordered one as I am getting bored of my ESE … Excellent offer! Just ordered one as I am getting bored of my ESE Delonghi based one. What beans do people recommend?


Segafredo is my favourite. Can get them from makro or even eBay.

Thanks will try them all!

Great machine, been running mine for about 3 months now, nice and simple to clean.
Sainsbury's select Moshi beans are my favourite at the moment.

I was contemplating buying this, but quite a few reviews are saying that coffee (especially milked ie latte) come not too hot and almost luke-warm (and I do like my coffee hot)

Can anyone who has this machine confirm (or deny) this?

Apparently one guy claims he received a response from De Longhi that this is an "Italian style" as this is how they prefer it there.

Would certainly be deal-breaker for me.

horstachio

Excellent offer! Just ordered one as I am getting bored of my ESE … Excellent offer! Just ordered one as I am getting bored of my ESE Delonghi based one. What beans do people recommend?



Dont bother with supermarket beans. There are plenty of UK suppliers that sell freshly roasted beans.

Happy Donkey beans are extremely good value in terms of freshly roasted.
Hands down better than every packet of beans from supermarkets and only a few quid more.

happydonkey.co.uk/ita…ns/

LouieHam

Dont bother with supermarket beans. There are plenty of UK suppliers that … Dont bother with supermarket beans. There are plenty of UK suppliers that sell freshly roasted beans.Happy Donkey beans are extremely good value in terms of freshly roasted.Hands down better than every packet of beans from supermarkets and only a few quid more. http://www.happydonkey.co.uk/italian-coffee-beans/



Fresh beans are definitely a bit better but by the time you add the postage on they work out really expensive. A lot of supermarket own-brand ones are pretty good and often quite fresh (less than a month old). Waitrose gets my vote; single origin and around £3 a pack.

Anyway, the automatic machines often have a poor quality grinder and people set them up badly so there's over-extraction. The weakest link in the chain lets down the high quality beans.

DomManley

Lavazza espresso beans are amazing. Usually pick them up when they are on … Lavazza espresso beans are amazing. Usually pick them up when they are on 2 for a fiver.



I use Lavazza Rossa beans most of the time myself. I buy them when on offer at Costco 1 kilo £6 (I think) and store them in freezer till needed.

For beans check out:
Square Mile (http://shop.squaremilecoffee.com/)
Has Bean (http://www.hasbean.co.uk/)
Union Roasted (http://www.unionroasted.com/)
Ozone (http://www.ozonecoffee.co.uk/)
Monmouth (http://www.monmouthcoffee.co.uk/)

Pricey but worth it.

Yes, I don't expect it to be as good as doing it all manually, but convenience is key!

thanks edgeone i will have a look has been has a starter pack for £20 5 packs but i think the postage expensive
who do you buy from? .

i have a bean to cup machine , not this one , people buying need to do research ,especially how easy to clean
Edited by: "laserdisc" 13th Jun 2014

I would recommend -Rave coffee for fresh beans, for me they are the right mix of value and quality!


Edited by: "lukepgl" 13th Jun 2014

That's the first ones I am trying for now

horstachio

Excellent offer! Just ordered one as I am getting bored of my ESE … Excellent offer! Just ordered one as I am getting bored of my ESE Delonghi based one. What beans do people recommend?



Coffee

JOliver335

I was contemplating buying this, but quite a few reviews are saying that … I was contemplating buying this, but quite a few reviews are saying that coffee (especially milked ie latte) come not too hot and almost luke-warm (and I do like my coffee hot)Can anyone who has this machine confirm (or deny) this?



I read the same comment and bought this anyway a month ago. My latte is hot so I cannot verify this. Then again I configured coffee temperature to the max. Something you need to do in the menus.

BadPseudonym

Actually, I'm going to need that coffee ...



Give it a few months, you'll be inhaling the stuff.

edgeone

For beans check out:Square Mile (http://shop.squaremilecoffee.com/)Pricey … For beans check out:Square Mile (http://shop.squaremilecoffee.com/)Pricey but worth it.



Square Mile coffee is the best I've ever tasted, and it's really unique, but the prices are stratospheric. 7.50 a pack and I was going to bite, but they want 3 quid of postage as well. So I looked at a subscription, which is where they send you a bag a month for six months, and somehow that works out quite a bit more expensive! That's not how subscription models usually work - what the heck's in it for me???

Pretty clear they're selling to people whose time is worth more than their money at that point.

Edited by: "wild_quinine" 13th Jun 2014

laserdisc

thanks edgeone i will have a look has been has a starter pack for £20 … thanks edgeone i will have a look has been has a starter pack for £20 5 packs but i think the postage expensive who do you buy from? .i have a bean to cup machine , not this one , people buying need to do research ,especially how easy to clean



I rarely wander from the Red Brick from Square Mile, it's just so good. I'm lucky in that the coffee barrows near where I work sell the Square Mile bags so there is no postage and Ozone is around the corner from me as well.

Brian Wogan Coffee....

You won't buy beans in a supermarket ever again after trying a few different packs from there, also Lavazza is the worst coffee ever, embarassed for you.

wild_quinine

Square Mile coffee is the best I've ever tasted, and it's really unique, … Square Mile coffee is the best I've ever tasted, and it's really unique, but the prices are stratospheric. 7.50 a pack and I was going to bite, but they want 3 quid of postage as well. So I looked at a subscription, which is where they send you a bag a month for six months, and somehow that works out quite a bit more expensive! That's not how subscription models usually work - what the heck's in it for me???Pretty clear they're selling to people whose time is worth more than their money at that point.



Individual bags are 350g, subscription bags are 500g - that's where the price difference is.

edgeone

Individual bags are 350g, subscription bags are 500g - that's where the … Individual bags are 350g, subscription bags are 500g - that's where the price difference is.



I stand corrected. So it works out around 13.33 for a bag on subscription and 15 pounds for the same amount off subscription, provided you buy one bag at a time. Not exactly earth shattering, but a saving all the same.

Compared to ~5 for the supermarket beans that are, well, alright, and 7ish for local shops that are good, and it's kind of a hard sell, even for great.

But I might ask for some for birthdays and christmas.

Banned

I've a 6 year old one of these and it's brilliant. If I recall correctly I picked up a manufacture refurb off ebay.

Beans in one side, water in the other press go.

You need to de-scale it periodically (which is painless), and give it a good clean every month and jobs a goodun.

I use beans from LondonCoffeeRoasters

londoncoffeeroasters.co.uk/ - shocking website, but good cheap coffee.

Edited by: "BlkKnight" 13th Jun 2014

Also, see this thread for previous comments:

hotukdeals.com/dea…198

Not exactly sure how this can be reposted but glad to see it get the heat it deserves.

DomManley

Lavazza espresso beans are amazing. Usually pick them up when they are on … Lavazza espresso beans are amazing. Usually pick them up when they are on 2 for a fiver.



Same here! Best bean I've found for the money so far

Can you steam milk manually witj a different attachment? Mines arrives tomorrow cant wait

Can you steam milk manually witj a different attachment? Mines arrives tomorrow cant wait

Ref the low temp coffee question....

Coffee temp is not like making a cup using boiling water! You may find the temp a bit low initially , even when set to max temp, but during my research, someone on Amazon mentioned a delonghi Latte device, which is a rubber attachment that fits into the milk straw (£2.50 +postage) which brings the temp up by around 8 degrees centigrade. Makes the milk pipe splutter a bit more to start with, but now use it in mine all the time to make the added milk a bit hotter.
It's automatic milk froth (which you can adjust from hot milk to frothy cappuccino milk) and it works pretty well, but no extra spout to experiment with, but personally I don't miss this. Automatic means simplified and easy.
Get one whole is Hot!

H1 HWK

Ref the low temp coffee question.... Coffee temp is not like making a cup … Ref the low temp coffee question.... Coffee temp is not like making a cup using boiling water! You may find the temp a bit low initially , even when set to max temp, but during my research, someone on Amazon mentioned a delonghi Latte device, which is a rubber attachment that fits into the milk straw (£2.50 +postage) which brings the temp up by around 8 degrees centigrade. Makes the milk pipe splutter a bit more to start with, but now use it in mine all the time to make the added milk a bit hotter. It's automatic milk froth (which you can adjust from hot milk to frothy cappuccino milk) and it works pretty well, but no extra spout to experiment with, but personally I don't miss this. Automatic means simplified and easy. Get one whole is Hot!



Link please? I do find mine to be a tad too cool.. does this fit into the milk caraffe? or into the unit?

Not sure if my link will work (hard work on phone!) , but espares.Co.UK or Google delonghi Latte accessory.
Just a simple rubber restrictor that you fit into the milk pipe in the carafe.

espares.co.uk/pro…wcB

This was around £150 about a month ago when it was posted then, mad if you pay this now..

Original Poster

DellB0y

This was around £150 about a month ago when it was posted then, mad if … This was around £150 about a month ago when it was posted then, mad if you pay this now..



Any possibility of you posting a link at this price ?

A search of previous postings doesn't reveal anything, and if it was on offer for 'around £150' it will have been voted red hot.....????

Arrived today! Anyone got any guides to get the best out of it?

horstachio

Arrived today! Anyone got any guides to get the best out of it?



hmm.. Have had the machine a couple of years, here's a brief summary of my tips:-

1) turn the bean dial most if not all the way round to make the grind as fine as possible - as long as coffee is coming out in a steady stream it's fine, this way you get the most from the beans.
2) use espresso beans - like they use in cafés.
3) when making a long coffee don't let the water run through as suggested or you'll bring out the bitter flavours - instead run a short cup (optionally stop it by pressing the button again once you see the colour leaving the coffee as it comes out - or adjust to taste) and add hot water to top up to a long coffee.
4) use a cup to catch the rinsing water and steam from when you clean the milk wand - that way you:
a) will pre-heat the cups to ensure your cofee is hot enough and
b) won't overfill the drip tray - this means it can then be emptied when you empty the grounds, which needs to be done every 3 days anyway. Otherwise I have found that the drip tray gets overfilled before it's time to empty the grounds and it's a bit messy.
5) if you want chocolate sprinkles that works quite well you could buy poldermills from here - you could get 3 for £14 delivered

Thanks! I am finding the milk isnt very hot. Any ideas?

horstachio

Thanks! I am finding the milk isnt very hot. Any ideas?



Upthread there is a suggestion that you buy a silicone gadget insert which will cost about £4 delivered. - but before you do that also check the temperature option in the system menu as it's possible hotter coffee will make the milk warn emough from the menu:-

Setting the temperature
To modify the temperature of the water used to make the
coffee, proceed as follows:
1. Press the MENU button to enter the settings menu.
2. Press the or button until “Set temperature” is
displayed;
3. Press the OK button;
4. Press the or button until the required temperature is
displayed (l = low; llll = high);
5. Press the OK button to confirm;
6. Press the ESC button exit the menu.
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