De’Longhi America EN750MB Nespresso Lattissima Pro Machine Review
De’Longhi America EN750MB Nespresso Lattissima Pro Machine Review
- Patented De’Longhi automatic cappuccino Latte Crema System
- Patented Nespresso capsule system
- Sensor touch display
- Premium finishes and Italian design
- Choose among 6 pre-programmed drinks (ristretto, espresso, lungo, cappuccino, latte, hot milk and hot water function for tea
–The consistency of the milk froth is better than the froth on the smaller Lattissima Plus machine and way better (and quicker) than the froth made by the Nespresso Aeroccino. (You can make more froth, too, than what you can with the Lattissima Plus.)
–This machine holds more water (6 cups compared to 4 cups), more milk (2 ½ cups compared to 2 cups), more spent capsules (5-6 more), than the Lattissima Plus.
–You will experience a HOTTER beverage with this machine. (Yeah!! They finally did it!)
–It is also easier to create hot milk or just froth without a capsule inserted. (So you can add hot milk or froth to a beverage that was created other than in your Lattissima machine.
If you entertain, or if you have many coffee drinkers waiting in line for their latte before heading out the door in the morning, this is the machine for you! With the Aeroccino, you can only make foam for two cups at a time. And the foam is not as thick. And the foam is not as consistent: You will get a lot of hot milk along with your froth. (Not necessarily a bad thing, but not always what you want.)
It’s amazing that a machine with such a small footprint can produce such a great variety of coffee beverages. When you take into consideration the 21 coffee bean blends, (plus several special release blends throughout the year); add an infinite variety of water-to-bean ratios; an infinite variety of milk proportions and foam thicknesses–well, it provokes excitement each time you turn it on.
You can use the machine with or without adding milk. And the milk container detaches for storage in the frig. When not using the milk frother, you will be extremely happy with the pure flavor of the coffee and its crema: It is thick, rich and luxurious. (It is “authentic” too, where the crema created by Nespresso’s Vertuoline seems extreme.)
Nespresso excels at its coffee blends, which are created by masterful coffee experts. We have another machine at home that grinds and brews whole beans one cup at a time. While it is a beautiful and expensive machine, what I create by choosing my own coffee grind and water quantity, just cannot compare with the flavor of the simple and convenient Nespresso capsules.
We buy our capsules from Nespresso online. We order a four-five month supply at a time to maximize the value of their flat-rate shipping charge. They have never messed up an order. Shipping is very quick. Of course, we have our favorite blends, but we are fond of all the blends and always try to keep all 21+ blends on hand.
The 21 coffee blends cover a broad range personal preferences, from very intense and bold flavors to fairly mild and gentle taste sensations: Fruity, smoky, nutty, grainy, floral. There are three decaf flavors from which to choose. There are coffees especially blended for the tiny .85 oz. ristretto, the 1.35 oz. espresso and the 3.7 oz. lungo.
Then, from all that I’ve read, people are constantly mixing and matching different blends and different amounts of water to product their own customized brews. In addition to the three pre-set water volumes, this machine can be programmed for water levels from anywhere between 1.7 to 13.5 ounces. (Milk can be programmed from 1 to 6.8 ounces.)
When you add milk, the possibilities are almost endless, because you can program the milk volume from 1 to 6.8 ounces.
It is so easy to use and so easy to clean! But, I have to say, that if the choice of coffee was poor or the quality of the coffee was less than superb, “easy” would have no bearing on how well we liked this machine. After using the milk frother or after pouring hot milk, you just turn a simple dial and the machine shoots steam and hot water through the spout to clean it. There are other features that help you clean up your machine, too: In the brewing process, hot water enters the drip tray from inside the machine. If you are not in the practice of cleaning the drip tray daily, this machine will remind you when the tray is ready to overflow because of a tiny red plastic floating button that will poke up between the slats of the drip tray. There are not many removable parts, but the ones that need to be cleaned regularly are easy to get to, easy to wash up and easy to reinstall.
The only fault I can think of–and it’s so minor, I feel that I’m clutching at straws in mentioning it: There are always a few straggling drips of coffee after the brewing ends. But because you need to have some kind of cup available to catch the water residue involved in the cleaning process, it’s no big deal to switch out your coffee cup for your cleaning cup. We didn’t have to search too hard to find a little cup that (kind of) matched the machine, and that’s what we routinely keep positioned under the brewer spout when not actually brewing.
I really love this machine. I have used a Lattissima for many, many years. It is my favorite Nespresso machine, because I do enjoy a special, creamy, frothy coffee beverage daily. (If I didn’t like the milk so much, I would choose a different Nespresso machine.) I know so much about this machine, I could go on and make this review longer. (Oh, no!) But, over the years, many people have contacted me through my public email address (listed on my Amazon Profile Page) asking for advice. So feel free to do so. I always respond. I know, the choices are sometimes overwhelming, especially with so many coffee machines on the market. (My single-serve experience started with Tassimo way back and it was dumped because of safety issues. Then we tried Kuerig. I have Nespresso CitZ, Pixie, U, the Lattissima Plus and this Lattissima Pro, and also two Aeroccino frothers. We also have a Gaggia for Illy and a Jura ENA Micro 1.)
The De’Longhi Lattissima Pro makes it easy to create authentic Italian espresso-based beverages. The Lattissima Pro uses Nespresso capsules, which are designed to take the effort and chance out of traditional espresso brewing and provide easy cleanup. The Nespresso capsule system, combined with De’Longhi’s Automatic Cappuccino System, ensures that you are only one touch away from delicious barista-style beverages. De’Longhi’s patented Automatic Cappuccino system allows you to design your espresso experience at home, producing rich, thick, long-lasting foam with the touch of a button. It includes a detachable milk container with auto-clean function, which produces steamed milk for lattes and frothed milk for cappuccinos and Italian macchiatos. The milk container can be placed in the refrigerator in between uses, so no milk is wasted. Additionally, the Lattissima Pro features an intuitive sensor touch display with six pre-programmed drinks: ristretto, espresso, lungo, cappuccino, latte, hot milk, and hot water for simple, one-touch beverage brewing. The sleek, premium brushed stainless steel die-cast body is an eye-catching statement piece on your counter. The Lattissima Pro takes only 25 seconds to heat up for espresso, plus an additional 15 seconds for milk, so you’re always just seconds away from your favorite espresso beverage.
Patented De’Longhi Automatic Cappuccino System
De’Longhi’s automatic cappuccino system produces rich, thick foam at the touch of a button. Create barista quality drinks simply and easily, without leaving the comfort of your home.
Programmable LED Touchscreen
The Nespresso Lattissima Pro is pre-programmed with six drink preparations: ristretto, espresso, lungo, cappuccino, latte, and hot milk. Navigating the touchscreen menu enables you to customize the six drink volume settings if you like a stronger espresso or a larger latte. The hot water option makes it simple to make tea or hot chocolate.
Uses Nespresso Grand Cru Coffee Capsules
The Nespresso Lattissima Pro takes the guesswork out of espresso extraction. A range of 22 coffee varieties (sold separately) come pre-portioned for use with the Lattissima Pro’s 19-bar water pressure system.
Auto-Cleaning Milk Carafe
There’s no need to take apart your espresso machine after every preparation. Turning the milk regulator knob to “clean” releases a 15-second stream of steaming hot water through the milk wand, sanitizing it for your next use.
Storage for Used Coffee Capsules and Milk Container
The Lattissima Pro is designed to make the most of your space and time. Its easily removable capsule container, hidden behind the drip tray, holds up to 16 used coffee capsules, which means significantly fewer trips to the trash bin for you. Its 0.5-liter milk container is also removable, so you can store any unused milk in the refrigerator for future use instead of wasting it.
Pivoting Cup Support
A chrome-plated cup support folds out for smaller preparations like espresso and ristretto. For larger beverages, the support folds down to create space for a larger glass. The LED lighting behind the cup holder, casts a soft glow.