Do you live with an espresso-haulic?† My dad can’t get enough of the stuff, but the economic downturn has definitely changed his daily double espresso habit.† If you know someone like this (or ARE that someone), help them save some change without sacrificing the caffeine this Fatherís Day with the DeLonghi EC155 Espresso Maker. I love that for under $100 the DeLonghi EC155 provides you with a compact, easy to use, pump-driven machine (pump = more power to extract from grounds = better taste) that creates exceptional espresso, cappuccinos and lattes for mere pennies a day.
Though expensive, swinging by a coffee chain or the local java house is pretty easy for my dad, so anything that was going to attempt to replace a daily coffee house run needed to be as convenient as possible. The DeLonghi EC155 makes being your own barista a breeze.† First, the removable water reservoir is easy to access and holds enough water for about 9-10 shots of espresso.† Depending on how much espresso is consumed in your house, the tank will only have to be filled up once a week.† Purists like my dad can grind their own beans, but for an even faster brew and clean-up, you can use the wide range of available E.S.E (easy serve espresso) pods since the EC155 allows either method.† Water heats up quickly and the DeLonghi EC155 consistently produced espresso with great crema in under 30 seconds.
If lattes or cappuccinos are more desirable, the machine includes an adjustable stainless steel swivel jet frother wand with a plastic head.† The frother doesnít have incredible clearance (only 3.25 inches from counter to bottom of wand so be sure to use a smaller pitcher), but the results were superb.† Milk frothed easily and reached 160ļF without a problem.
This Fatherís Day keep the men in your life happy and caffeinated with the DeLonghi EC155 Espresso Maker.† Visit DeLonghi to learn more about this unit or check out their online store to order one in time for Fatherís Day.