Manual vs Automatic – Which Is The Best Coffee Machine?

April 13, 2023 – 4 min read

Ah yes, it’s the question that causes much debate among coffee drinkers. The simple answer? The best coffee machine is the one that’s right for you. Everybody is different when it comes to coffee preferences and with a plethora of these small appliances on the market, there are plenty of options to choose from.

When it comes to coffee, DeLonghi are experts. They offer both manual and automatic coffee machines that are designed to make a range of barista-quality coffee beverages with perfect consistency. Each of their machines have the potential to create delicious coffee, however it’s important to note the journey from machine to mug is quite different when comparing manual and automatic coffee makers. So, what is the difference?

A bench with three shiny new DeLonghi coffee machines available at The Good Guys

DeLonghi Manual Coffee Machines

DeLonghi’s manual machines provide a hands-on experience that allow you to elevate flavours. With complete control of the coffee-making process, you have the freedom to create any kind of coffee.

Models like the DeLonghi La Specialista Arte provide you with a greater level of control throughout the coffee making process. You can adjust extraction times to your liking and with the built-in My LatteArt Steam Wand, you can heat milk to your preferred temperature and consistency. Plus, there is no doubt you’ll release your inner barista by indulging in some latte art.

“When it comes to coffee, DeLonghi are experts. They offer both manual and automatic coffee machines that are designed to make a range of barista-quality coffee beverages with perfect consistency.”

DeLonghi Automatic Coffee Machines

DeLonghi’s automatic coffee machines are all about ease of use, making them the ultimate in-home coffee makers. They have pre-set features for brewing the coffee, and some even take care of the entire coffee-making process, from grinding to brewing and frothing the milk.

Create all your favourite coffee beverages at just a touch of a button. You can select from a range of pre-set recipes or personalise the strength, aroma, temperature and milk quantity to your liking.

They offer excellent quality coffee with none of the fuss. DeLonghi’s bean-to-cup coffee machines are easy to clean even after the preparation of milk-based drinks. The machine rinses upon start up and turn off and the milk container prompts when the clean function is needed.

Delonghi Automatic Coffee Machine on a benchtop in a modern kitchen.

Which Coffee Machine Is Right For You?

Both manual and automatic espresso machines have the capability to deliver fantastic coffee.

If you are a passionate espresso lover and like to have complete control over the brewing process, a manual coffee machine might be your favourite. When used well, they will provide a hands-on experience which can be extra satisfying for baristas.

Automatic coffee machines are ideal for those craving exceptional features with enhanced convenience. They can produce a high-quality latte within a short time, which can be great if you lead a very busy life.

DeLonghi offer a great range of manual and automatic coffee machines, all renowned for their quality construction, stylish contemporary good looks and exceptional quality coffee extraction and milk texturing.

Both types of coffee makers offer great benefits - you simply need to consider what level of automation you want your machine to have. This all comes down to your preference and lifestyle.

Want to know explore more? Shop all our quality Delonghi coffee machines online today.

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