DeLonghi Magnifica 3300 Review

“The Delonghi Magnifica Super Automatic Espresso Machine is One of the Best”

DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee MachineCoffee connoisseurs around the globe realize finding a truly good cup of coffee or espresso may be a bit of a daunting task. There are plenty of coffeehouses and coffee stands out there selling what they refer to as coffee and espresso, but in reality, many are simply not that good.

In addition, given what most of these coffee merchants are asking per cup ($2.45 on average 2011 prices), one should expect a much higher quality of product than what they are being offered. For those folks, the end to that search may be reaching completion with the purchase of the Delonghi Magnifica.

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This wonderful machine from the good people at DeLonghi is a virtual gift from the coffee gods. Starting my morning out with a home-brewed cup of high-end coffee or espresso is merely a push of a button away with a good espresso machine. Featuring the ability to grind and brew freshly ground espresso or coffee, this machine offers a “Beans-to-Brew” system.

This allows the user to fill the machine with their bean of choice, add water, push a button, and almost instantly have a hot cup of coffee or espresso in hand. Additional features include a three hour automatic shutoff, electronic steam and coffee thermostat, adjustable-height spigots, heated cup tray, removable water tank, and an easy filling bean container for storage.

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“What Else Can It Do?”

Overall, there are a variety of benefits to this DeLonghi Magnifica (the best selling one in the Magnifica range) including the ability to store fresh beans and then grind them for each use.

In addition to having an internal grinder it also utilizes a quieter burr grinder which can also be set to a specific grinding level from a coarse grind, to a much finer grind.

The adjustable-height spigots allow for espresso/coffee to be brewed into a number of different size coffee cups and mugs. Furthermore, the Magnifica’s patented cappuccino system also allows for the addition of any size milk container to be used when making cappuccinos, mochas or lattes.

“Compact Size”

Another great feature of this machine is its compact size. Measuring no more than 18” in any direction, the Magnifica can easily fit on most countertops without taking up a great deal of space, making it a great addition to just about any kitchen or office. However, make sure you measure your space before buying.

“What Are The Downsides?”

The downsides to this machine are honestly few. It is a bit heftier machine weighing in at just over 13 Kilograms. This might make the machine somewhat of a hassle to move around on a regular basis, but if it stands to be a permanent fixture, then once in place the weight of the machine may not be as much of an issue.

In addition the overall cost of the machine is a bit higher than a more hands-on model like the DeLonghi EC702. There is a lot of machine here for the money however, and with the going rate for a good cup of espresso or coffee these days, the Magnifica will more than pay for itself in short order. If you were to have a coffee everyday it would take you about 9 months to break even.

“Who Should Buy This Machine?”

When looking at who should buy this product as opposed to who should not, if you’re someone who enjoys a great espresso or cup of coffee with one push of a button, and will use this machine multiple times per week, if not daily, then this could be the machine for you.

If it happens that you only enjoy an espresso or coffee on a more limited schedule, then you may want to avoid purchasing the Magnifica. Given its costs and routine required maintenance, the Magnifica is geared more towards the heavier user more so than the every once in awhile espresso/coffee drinker.

That being said, if one finds themselves in the category of the former and you can afford a super-automatic, then the DeLonghi Magnifica is worth considering. Consistently brewing solid cup after cup of the best espressos and coffees out there, partnered with the savings from brewing said espressos and coffees at home at a fraction of the cost of buying them from a retailer, makes the Magnifica the best seller in it’s class today.

As previously mentioned, it is not the cheapest espresso machine on the market, however; it will quickly pay for itself and actually begin saving its owner money in the long run.

“What have Magnifica owners had to say about this machine?”

Here are a few quotes from customers who have bought the machine.

“Writing product reviews is not something I normally do, however this machine has earned each of the fantastic comments people have given it. For the past three and a half years I’ve owned mine, and it is working just as well today as it did when I brought it home.”

Another satisfied customer said this:
“I researched a number of different machines, and the Magnifica kept showing up as one of the best. It is very user-friendly and easy to set up. The temperature of the coffee is extremely hot and the frother functions phenomenally well. We are all now highly addicted to this machine.”

“Where Can I Buy It?”

Our research found a good price at Amazon and their discounted prices change daily.