Amazing coffee, simple controls and best looks make this is a remarkable espresso machine, which is now accessible for less.
Features and design Delonghi Scultura Coffee Machine
A big 1.4L water reservoir sits at the machine back.
You can fill it with the container in place, although a plastic handle in the centre means that it is simple enough to pull out if you would rather fill directly from a tap.
Making coffee is very easy, thanks to just a few controls: an on button, a key to dispenser water, a button to increase the temperature for steam and a tap to turn on warm water or steam, depending on the machines present mode.
Alongside the keys are a green indicator, which presents you if the machine warm enough to dispense warm water or steam.
Amazing espresso, with crema that is just right
The flavour was amazing. We got the slightly bitter flavour that the best shot of espresso should have, bringing out the depth and acidity of our picked beans.
We found that that espresso was rich throughout and did not have any of the wateriness that affordable machines generally produce.
Switching to making a latte, we were happy with the outcomes from the steam wand.
With the machine up to temperature, it is a matter of using the tap on top manage the flow.
Nice foam and good control
Pouring the milk into a latte glass having an espresso shot, we got an extremely pleasing outcome, with perfect velvety milk sat perfectly on top of our espresso shot.
There is no doubting that in taste and look. This is one of the top machines we have used.
Switching the steam mode off does not event the warm water, so you will need to use the tap to get rid of the steam before making another espresso shot.
Otherwise, you will end up with burnt and bitter coffee.