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De'Longhi ESAM2800.SB Bean to Cup Coffee Machine - Black
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- 15 bar pressure
- Removable 1.8 L water tank
- Electronic steam and coffee thermostat for accurate steam control
- Suitable for fresh coffee beans
- Removable brewing unit for easy cleaning
Specifications for this item
|Ean||0787162656657 , 8004399325685|
|Item Weight||10 kilograms|
|Number of Items||1|
|Special Features||Integrated Coffee Grinder^Milk Frother^Programmable^Removable Tank^Thermoblock^Thermostat|
|Specification Met||certified frustration-free|
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From the manufacturer
- High performance 15 bar pump pressure
- Traditional milk frother
- Removable 1.8 litres water tank
- Integrated professional burr grinder with 7 adjustable coarseness settings
- Energy saving function
- Power supply switch for zero consumption
- 2 year guarantee
De'Longhi Bean to Cup Coffee Machine - ESAM2800
The ESAM2800 is the perfect bean to cup coffee solution to give you the kick start to your day.
Designed to look elegent but functional so that the perfect coffee is just a touch of a button away.
Fresh beans mean that this machine will offer a full aroma coffee as if you were buying it from a coffee shop. Espresso's, long black, cappuccinos and lattes using the steam wond to create textured milk. The ESAM2800, a perfect coffee solution for those who recognise style and enjoy a bit of luxury.
Will This Machine Make My Favourite Types of Coffee?
The advanced boiler system (thermoblock) allows for the perfect espresso – one or two cups it will always be the same perfect temperature
Create the perfect long black coffee.
Using the steam wand you can create textured milk for a coffee shop quality cappuccino.
Using the automatic milk function you can create textured milk for a coffee shop quality latte.
Ease of Use
Easy to Clean
The brewing unit is completely removable, so cleaning the inside of the machine is easy, even in areas normally difficult to reach.
It has rinse and decalcification auto-programmes to reflect local water hardness.
Easy to Use
Self-priming system means the machine is always ready for use.
This machine has an automatic shut-off after a pre-set time has elapsed, making it even easier to use.
The instant reheat function heats the core of the machine, ensuring that the machine is always at the ideal temperature for espresso.
Level of Convenience
This machine can be used with either fresh coffee beans or ground coffee. The simple functionality means that the perfect coffee is just a touch of a button away.
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So what follows is what I wish someone had written in a review, and also when I first owned this type of machine.
1. You have to be prepared to keep it clean. It's going to need a routine descaling (so you need to buy descaler liquid). If you have an automatic jug feed for the milk, you're going to have to get a specific cleaner for this too. We killed our first Gaggia non automated machine because it didn't mention this in the instructions. We were in a soft water area then, it was just the heated coffee residues building up inside, making that awful burnt taste. Plus the drip tray fills up with the automatic system flushes. And coffee grounds will go moldy if you don't clean them out daily. I'm going to see if I can extend the life of an oyster mushroom kit by replanting the exhausted fungus in a mix of grounds and torn up egg boxes in a tetrapack.
2.The more expensive models have water filter cartridges. This doesn't (it may be introduced), so descaling is essential. You've got one water hardness test (quick dip in a glass of tapwater). and it came out as 3 out of four. This price of machine relies on using the indicator lights for other functions to set the hardness warning. Think car management system. More expensive models seem to tell you the same thing in text. However I had to troubleshoot the steam wand blocking today. The indicator light said it was a descaling issue,(after 4 days of use?). Jiggling the valve cleared it.
3. It's really designed for grinding beans rather than pre ground. I bought some Illy Rossa ground by mistake to put the machine through its paces. There is a separate section, you have to only add the measured amount. You have no control over the coffee amount (knob one). You can only make a single cup at a time (buttons for one or two cups).On the third go it clogged up (warning light and sulking machine). The instructions said brush out the grains from the top. Hah. Dyson says suck that! Back to working. Went out, got some beans instead, no problems with them.
4. You are going to get through an awful lot of coffee when you are learning to use the machine, because you have three knobs to adjust. Knob one, how much coffee the grinder gets through. Knob two, how much hot water goes through per cup. Knob three, how finely the beans get ground (only twiddle with the grinder when it's grinding). I like strong espressos and cappuccinos. On the factory set water amount, the espresso cup overflowed and produced dishwater. I have turned it down to the bare minimum. I've tweaked the grinder to be a little finer, and it really did make a difference. I'm still experimenting with the amount of coffee knob. Espressos are perfect, but my cappuccinos are a bit underflavoured at the moment. Not quite one setting fits all. Of course you're going to have to start again for different bean brands. Coffee beans will go off and get bitter, but happily now I have a vacuum bag sealer (mine's Andrew James) or you could use a Vacu Vin vacuum pump canister. Just don't let the beans oxidize. I tried freezing, but you get some taste deterioration.
5. Milk frothing is brilliant on this machine. You can get beantocups with integrated carafes. I had an obscure Severin machine which did this, but I hated the foam which seemed to have tinier bubbles and less taste. I prefer to put in all the foam and little flat milk on cappuccinos. Perceived wisdom is that you have to use semi-skimmed. I think this is twaddle and it's the freshness of the milk that matters. However the filtered Cravendale we're now using seems to work even 5 days after opening. Frothing takes a bit of practice (there must be some YouTube help).However I used to do it with my Nespresso capsule machine (which I finally ditched because it gave me acid reflux), after a 5 year gap, I've had no problems with this machine....maybe it's a better design. I always heat up the wand with some steam beforehand, and wipe and then flush the wand afterwards.
6. Always heat the cups first. Originally I used hot water...now I'm preheating them in the microwave. Remember that coffee from beans or grounds should be brewed with water at 91-96 degrees centigrade...exactly the same as for a cafetiere, or you'll get bad oil flavours. It is not the same as making instant (which always gives me stomach cramps) at 100 degrees. More expensive machines have cup warmers.
7. It's a lot less noisy than my electric coffee grinder.
8. The water reservoir is on the right hand side and you pull it forward. You access the drip tray and grounds container by swinging open the front, which is hinged on the left. The door bit includes the brewing nozzles and completely foxed me for ages. The grounds are dispensed in dry circles, and it's so much nicer than the cheaper manual machines where you have to fill, tamp, extract and then heavily bang out the grounds.
Conclusion. I like the base model. I also like the fact I paid way way less for a discontinued model. I like bean to cup machines, they are far less faff, but you do have to put in some maintenance time. Even if I had oodles to spend I wouldn't buy the top models at 5x what I paid. This does the job well. I just need to see how well it lasts.
Makes brilliant coffee. You of course have to try various settings to suit your taste. More important try different coffee beans. I settled on Guatemalan coffee, none others quite match it for me. This is a very personal taste.
With this model you can control the temperature of coffee and water. The door has a latch to open and shut.
The coffee has more aroma when ground fine.
Downside.... Once you perfect your coffee, you will not enjoy high street coffee so much.....
as a regular instant coffee person, this is far superior .id deff recommend this.
as they say ...once youve tried black, you never go back
For this reason I reduced the rating by one star. Once working it has given us excellent service.