Review of Delonghi ESAM 2600 Magnifica coffee machine

Review of Delonghi ESAM 2600 Magnifica coffee machine

Delonghi ESAM 2600 Magnifica belongs to the ESAM series and is a compact model.

This coffee machine is fully automatic, has a good value for money and extensive functionality. The compactness of the model is one of its advantages. Its dimensions are only 14.5 x 11 x 14 inches. The model weighs 22 lbs. The built-in coffee grinder provides fourteen degrees of grind and holds up to 200 grams of coffee beans. Coffee machine can also use already ground coffee. This function additionally extends its capabilities. The case is made in black.

Today, the Gaggia Accademia, the Miele CVA6805 and the Jura Impressa F50 Classic are the closest competitors of the ESAM 2600 Magnifica.

The removable brewing block is a distinguishing feature of the ESAM 2600. The model uses a patented Tubeless system that lifts the brewing block to a coffee grinder during coffee making.

Thus, ground coffee directly enters the brewing block without additional tubes and holes for its feeding.

ESAM 2600 Magnifica uses the technology of preliminary moistening the pressed coffee with hot water. Making coffee begins in a few seconds. Such an algorithm enhances the extraction of coffee, improving the taste and flavor of the finished beverage. However, almost all modern models of the middle and upper price segment use a similar technology.

The model prepares espresso and cappuccino. But, Cappuccino Cooking is carried out in semi-automatic mode. Steam is fed into a special metal container and foams the milk.

But the automatic supply of foam into the cup with coffee is absent. Models with automatic cappuccino mode provide milk supply inside the coffee machine. But such models require regular cleaning the milk supply system. In addition, many fans of cappuccino prefer to prepare this beverage, controlling the temperature of milk and the texture of foam.

The sufficiently high power of 1350 W ensures fast making coffee. The coffee machine provides a pressure of up to 15 bars. The volume of the removable water container is 1.8 liters. Container for coffee waste is designed for 14 servings.

As is known, the best flavor of espresso is reached only at a certain temperature. The heating function of the cups ensures optimum temperature mode for this purpose.

The coffee machine simultaneously prepares two cups of beverages.

The adjustable dispenser height is convenient for cups of different sizes.

Coffee strength is controlled by setting the amount of water and coffee in the cup. The program of automatic washing and descaling greatly simplifies the care. Water hardness is also adjustable.

Removable container for collecting drops is equipped with a filling sensor.

PROS:

– great taste of espresso;

– easy to use;

– steam wand very effective for frothing milk;

– innovative technologies;

– good functionality.

CONS:

– relatively high noise level;

– espresso preparation is a slightly slow.