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The PrimaDonna ESAM6700 is a coffee machine designed to give any user the ability to make restaurant and coffee bar standard coffee in the comfort of their own home. It grinds fresh beans internally and has an integrated carafe for frothing fresh milk, delivering all your favourite coffee drinks – espresso, lungo, latte, and cappuccino – at the touch of a button. The PrimaDonna is sleekly styled with a premium stainless steel finish to look attractive in any home.
All aspects of a typical professional pump espresso machine (like the ones you see in your high street coffee bar), such as grinders, filter holders, and steam pipes, are found working inside the PrimaDonna ESAM6700: De'Longhi has simply redesigned, compacted, and hidden them inside the machine. Magnifica expertly performs all of these functions at the touch of one button. The traditional milk frother allows you to impress your guests by manually frothing the milk whilst making them the ideal cappuccino or latte.
The innovative patented milk carafe plugs straight into the machine, and when you have selected the froth density to tailor your coffee simply press the button on the control panel for latte and cappuccino and the machine does the rest for you.
The system has been designed to ensure the milk never goes inside the main body of the machine to guarantee utmost hygiene at all times. The milk carafe has an auto-clean button, which when pressed cleans the pipes inside the milk carafe so that it can then be unplugged and conveniently stored in the fridge until the next time you'd like a milky coffee. When it's time to change the milk in the carafe, it can be dismantled and all parts can be conveniently popped in the dishwasher.
The integrated professional burr grinder has seven adjustable coarseness settings. The taste and quality of your coffee depends heavily on how finely the beans have been ground – choose the finer setting for a stronger taste, or a more coarse setting for a weaker-tasting coffee.
The coffee beans are freshly ground for each serving, and the coffee strength is fully programmable so you can change the amount of coffee it grinds and dispenses from 7 to 11 grams.
The brewing unit provides optimum heat distribution; it does all of the priming, pre-brewing, warming up, coffee dosing, coffee tamping, and extraction for you.
It is automatically rinsed every time you turn the machine on or off, and the innovative design means the brewing unit is removable for easy cleaning and maintenance.
Thermoblock is the type of boiler found in De'Longhi bean-to-cup coffee machines. It only heats enough water for your coffee serving, ahieving a stable and accurately controlled water temperature that is crucial for brewing the ideal coffee.
This reduces warm-up time, so that your coffee machine is ready for use in seconds, and is designed to be energy efficient when compared to traditional boilers. The coffee temperature can be tailored further in the menu settings.
Both the water and coffee ground containers are at the front of the machine, so they can be easily removed for cleaning. The water tank is easy to refill – simply take it to the tap and fill – and will hold up to 1.8 litres of water.
The intuitive digital display enables you to effortlessly navigate the controls, and tells the user exactly what is happening at all times. It will inform you when the coffee grounds container needs emptying, and when the water tank needs filling, and will take you through all the steps of making your favourite coffee. It even tells you when it's time to descale the machine.
Select one or two cups of coffee at the same time just by pressing the relevant button. The number of coffees selected is indicated with a single or double cup on the front panel. This function is available for the black coffee options on the machine, and automatically adjusts the amount of coffee ground in a single brewing cycle.
The ESAM6700 can memorise your favourite coffee. This can be actioned by programming the amount of milk, water, and coffee you would like to be used, and storing it in the memory. Simply select 'My coffee' on the rotary control to access this function.
The PrimaDonna ESAM6700 will automatically switch itself off after a pre-set amount of time has elapsed.
The coffee dispenser can be moved up or down to accommodate both full-size latte glasses and espresso cups.
The function of a bean-to-cup machine is just as the name suggests: delivering coffee straight from freshly ground beans into your cup in seconds. After pressing one button to select espresso, the bean-to-cup journey starts at the integral coffee bean grinder: an adjustable, professional conical burr grinder will expertly grind the beans to your desired coarseness.
The ground coffee is then packed tightly by the internal brewing unit. Hot water is forced through the coffee up to a professional 15-bar pressure. The espresso is then delivered straight into the cup. The hallmark of a well made espresso is recognised by the 'crema', a creamy, hazelnut-coloured layer that sits on top of the espresso to seal in temperature and flavour. The thicker the crema, the better the espresso, and the quality of the machine that produced it.
If you have run out of coffee beans or want/prefer to use pre-ground coffee instead (decaffeinated for example), use the control panel to change the settings and put ground coffee in the ground coffee compartment.
Quality and reliability remain integral to De'Longhi's brand values. All products are subjected to rigorous quality checks. The top of the range machines are still designed, produced, and assembled by hand in the Italian production sites, in order to uphold the expected high standards.
When you have purchased your PrimaDonna coffee machine, you will be invited to join the De'Longhi Coffee Club to access a world of coffee inspiration.
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|Cup warming tray||Passive||Passive||Passive||Passive||Passive|
|Milk frother||Traditional||Milk carafe||Milk carafe||Milk carafe||Milk carafe|
|Removable water tank||1.7 litres||1.7 litres||1.7 litres||1.8 litres||1.8 litres|
|Energy efficiency A rating||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Adjustable height drip tray||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Eligible for Coffee Club||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Espresso (single and double)||✔|
|Long coffee (single and double)||✔|
|Single/double coffee selector||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Variable coffee length selector||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Variable coffee strength selector||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Long coffee (Americano)||✔|
|Hot milk (e.g. hot chocolate)||✔||✔|
|Hot water (e.g. tea, Americano)||✔||✔||✔||✔|