I like coffee. A lot. You might even say I looooove coffee.
“So why don’t you MARRY it?”
Hmmm. I kinda did. I married the guy who brings me coffee in bed. Always has, and I hope always will. Especially if it’s a cappuccino, brewed in a DeLonghi MagnificaS Cappucino smart.
Over the years I’ve brewed a lot of my own coffee at home. If I was more artistic this chart would look better. It’s my personal timeline/evolution of coffee.
First, I had a moka pot. This was back in college. I bought turkish coffee scented with cardomom and made it on the back burner of an old Aga stove in the rowhouse I was renting. The coffee that I made was thick, like syrup, and basically undrinkable, but it had a lot of attitude and made the house smell good, for a college rental. Then one day I forgot I was making some and the moka pot melted. It was a very big mess and the fire department may have been involved.
Next, as a newlywed, I glommed onto a glass French press craze. This was also the phase where I had to drink my coffee in handle-less bowls with lots of warm milk. The milk was poor camouflage for the coffee grounds that got stuck in my teeth and that were occasionally mistaken for flies floating in the bowls. It didn’t last. I don’t like coffee with pulp.
So at some point in the early 2000s I graduated to a grown up drip coffee maker. Coffee, as a new parent, is less about attitude and more about survival. I was now in really big trouble. No matter how many times I tried to master the brew, I failed.
I ground the beans too much, or too little. I used too much water, or not enough coffee. We tried several machines and a couple of pricey espresso makers. Same issues. Eventually I was banned from brewing at home and making the coffee became my husband’s job. The closest I was allowed to the coffee was running to the coffee shop to purchase specialty drinks when we were out of beans.
And then came the pods. The pods made it possible for me to self caffienate, which was a good thing for my productivity and survival as a parent. I especially liked my Nespresso pods because I could recycle. And yet… I still found myself running to the coffee shop barista for the fresh ground specialty drinks I craved. Cafe Breve and Americano, Cappuccino and Machiatto. Speak Italian to me!
Watching my barista pull coffee scented masterpieces from a large and complicated machine gave me a thrill and inspired awe. There was no way I could even come close at home. No way, I thought. That kind of production is the work of a highly trained professional with a g-d given skill.
DeLonghi’s MagnificaS Cappucino Smart has changed my mind about the baristas and rocked my world. The veil has lifted. The barista of Oz is merely a human with a really good machine. A good machine that you can have at home. There’s no place like home to drink a perfect cappucino!
I’m here to tell you that I, possibly one of the world’s biggest coffee spazzes, have repeatedly produced PERFECT cappuccinos and lattes, etc and so on without fail, on numerous occasions since getting this machine in to try. It’s fun. It’s easy. My kids could even do it, if I felt like letting them in on the secret. But they are much too young to drink coffee so shhh!
I was so proud of myself that I actually made a video of myself using it.
Until I tried this cappuccino/espresso/coffee maker I probably would not have considered spending quite this much on a coffee maker. I would have expected a huge learning curve and the kinds of failure I’ve experienced in the past with other machines. But the De Longhi is foolproof and worth investing in. Here’s why:
The MagnificaS Cappuccino Smart allows you to easily prepare every cup to your liking. Enjoy exceptional espressos, bold cappuccinos, creamy lattes and rich macchiatos in the comfort of your home, any time day or night.
- Automatic Cappuccino System: Creates perfectly layered espresso beverages, with dense, rich, long-lasting foam in every cup from start to finis
- Consistent Brewing Every Time: Each cup automatically brewed to the perfect temperature, richness and density.
- The Perfect Amount of Milk: The integrated carafe dispenses milk in adjustable levels for customized taste. Store carafe in the fridge between uses.
- The Right Temperature Right Away: Two separate heating elements, one for espresso preparation and one for milk preparation, ensure the perfect temperature for espresso and cappuccino. Bonus points for the cup warming plate that ensures your espresso is delivered piping hot.
- Fresh Espresso For Every Cup: The integrated burr grinder with adjustable settings grinds fresh beans every time to ensure maximum freshness. You can also use pre-ground in the second chamber-your choice of regular, specialty or decaf.
- Available now; retail price: $1,299.99.
I’d definitely recommend the MagnificaS as a much appreciated gift for any coffee lover on your list. I’d double recommend it as a gift for yourself, if you drink coffee and if you entertain frequently. You won’t regret it and you really will save a fortune on coffee purchased at coffee shops.
This is the first machine that I’ve tried or reviewed that can really deliver on the promise of coffee shop quality specialty drinks in the comfort of your own home, with little to no learning curve.
I’d like to apologize to my local barista. On the other hand, my husband is in luck. Finally, I can bring him a perfect cup of cappucino in bed. He loves coffee too. It’s a brand new day in our marriage!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of DELONGHI. The opinions and text are all mine.