"At the cost of between $250 and $270, the DeLonghi EC680M is an affordable way to create expert coffee in the comfort of your own home."
The impressive Delonghi EC680M is a professional standard espresso machine. Delonghi have used an industry leading 15-pump pressure in this top-quality coffee machine, to create a professional standard brew. They have also featured an integrated steam wand which allows you to create a variety of drinks from espressos to cappuccinos. At the cost of between $250 and $270, the DeLonghi EC680M is an affordable way to create expert coffee in the comfort of your own home.
The EC680M Dedica coffee machine is quite traditional in style, to reflect the long-standing popularity of espresso. It has a stainless-steel finish with the additional options of black or red combination finishes, so you can easily match it to your kitchen interior. Some people prefer modern, trendy coffee machines, however the DeLonghi EC680M Dedica has quite a retro feel to it meaning it wouldn’t look out of place in most contemporary kitchens too.
DeLonghi have purposefully designed this coffee machine to be compact which is quite a feat for a pump-driven coffee machine. It takes up just half the width of the average pump-driven coffee machine, and its sleek, space-saving design is a highly sought-after feature in any coffee machine. All the parts are included in the price, like the milk jug, tamper, and water reservoir, which also makes this one of the best-value coffee machines on the market.
Considering the fact that DeLonghi have designed the EC680M Dedica to be a top-quality coffee machine, there is a surprising versatility to this device. You can choose to use either one or two shots of coffee as well as being able to create lattes and cappuccinos, thanks to the integrated steam wand. The steam wand creates rich, evenly textured milk, allowing you to create professional, barista style beverages. Some people don’t like the fact you have to steam the milk yourself however, the more features it has, the less DeLonghi can focus on making sure each part functions as perfectly as it does in the EC680M Dedica.
The EC680M Dedica has a 15-pump pressure which is nothing short of a professional standard, and the drinks it produces reflect this. You can really tell the difference between the standard of coffee the EC680M Dedica produces compared to your average coffee machine. If you’re looking for top-quality coffee, the DeLonghi EC680M Dedica is the machine for you. There are also a number of design elements which let you have some control over your coffee too, for example, by tamping the coffee to different consistencies, you can affect the strength of the taste. You can also adjust the hardness of the water if the water in your area isn’t to your taste, as well as the temperature of your coffee.
Furthermore, you can also programme how long the coffee machine stays on for after use which is always a really handy feature in any coffee machine. The EC680M Dedica itself maintains the ideal brewing temperature throughout the brewing process, as well as using an automatic flow stop to create the perfect size drink. These are examples of just how professional the coffee produced by this great-value coffee machine is.
Ease of Use
Despite the DeLonghi EC680M Dedica being one of the most professional coffee machines on the market, DeLonghi have made sure to include plenty of features which also help it to be pretty easy for you to use too. There are three simple control buttons which let you choose the size of espresso you want and activate the steam wand. There is also a simple, discreet power button. The way in which you add coffee to the EC680M Dedica is seen by some as a little complicated compared to other popular coffee machines, however most of these coffee machines have been designed to prioritize speed over quality. Also, with a bit of practice, the EC680M Dedica is actually pretty straightforward to use. You can even use DeLonghi’s specially designed coffee pods if you don’t fancy measuring the right amount of coffee out each time. These pods are also great for keeping things clean and tidy.
Due to the power behind this machine, it can be known to overheat after prolonged use, but don’t worry; DeLonghi have installed a boiler safeguard to make sure your coffee is never burnt. The EC680M Dedica is an easy-to-clean coffee machine with removable parts which are dishwasher proof; it doesn’t get much easier that! These parts are also really easy to remove and re-attach, for example, the water tank and drip tray, as well as the steam wand’s outer cover. The central unit is also wipe clean. Other ways in which DeLonghi have made sure the EC680M Dedica is easy to use is by using a generous water tank, so you don’t have to keep running back and forth to fill it up every time you want a drink. There is even a very visible water level to help you too. Lastly, the tray upon which your cup sits, is adjustable, meaning you can fit anything from a single espresso cup up to a tall latte glass beneath the stream.
If you value a professional standard of coffee, you should seriously consider the DeLonghi EC680M Dedica for your next coffee machine. Delonghi have even included all the parts you need to create a perfect cup of coffee, such as a tamper and milk jug. The EC680M is also really easy to maintain and use with a basic control panel and dishwasher proof parts. All in all, the DeLonghi EC680M is a top-quality coffee machine, which offers great return on your investment.