De’Longhi Lattissima Touch: QUICK OVERVIEW
Review of: Nespresso EN550S Lattissima Touch Original Espresso Machine with Milk Frother by De'Longhi, Silver
Category: Coffee Maker
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Crafting a cappuccino is a whole lot more difficult than brewing a cup of black coffee. Generally speaking, it requires a keen eye and unbroken concentration, neither of which the average person has in the morning.
In the interest of getting to work on time, most coffee drinkers resign themselves to subpar black coffee brewed using a garden-variety coffee maker. With the De’Longhi Lattissima Touch, however, you’ll no longer have to risk being late to enjoy a delicious cappuccino.
De’Longhi Lattissima Touch Review
The De’Longhi Lattissima Touch was first introduced in 2015 and its many convenient features – including six tactical beverage buttons – made it an instant hit. The Lattissima Touch is compatible with premium Nespresso capsules and boasts De’Longhi’s patented Automatic Cappuccino System.In the years that have elapsed since the Lattissima Touch first hit the shelves, De’Longhi has introduced the Lattissima Pro. While the Lattissima Pro has a couple of noteworthy advantages over its predecessor, the Lattissima Touch remains a favorite of dedicated coffee drinkers and is likely to remain among De’Longhi’s most popular products for years to come.
Who is this product for?
Although workaholics who don’t have a whole lot of time in the mornings are generally advised to stay away from often time-consuming cappuccino machines, such a warning is not necessary with the De’Longhi Lattissima Touch. The De’Longhi Lattissima Touch is one of the least complicated cappuccino makers on the market and requires little input from you in order to brew the perfect drink.
With one-touch control and a warming time of just 25 seconds, this is the ideal product for time-strapped cappuccino lovers. Unfortunately, those who don’t have upwards of $300 to spare will have to look elsewhere for their morning cappuccino as the De’Longhi Lattissima Touch sells for almost $350. Furthermore, De’Longhi itself advises against purchasing this coffee machine if you have young children in your house as it is composed of a number of small parts.
We know $350 seems a little pricey for a coffee machine, but when you purchase the De’Longhi Lattissima Touch you will receive a number of convenient accessories to justify the hefty price tag. For starters, this machine boasts a 19-bar pressure pump, which provides optimal water flow relative to each cup you brew. This high-performing pump eradicates virtually all imperfections from your coffee and leaves you with a smooth brew every time.
The aforementioned Automatic Cappuccino System that comes pre-installed in this machine draws milk from the included milk carafe and froths it to perfection, burying your coffee beneath a dense and long-lasting layer of foam every time you brew a cappuccino or a latte. De’Longhi offers a two-year warranty with each purchase of the Lattissima Touch, so, although malfunctions with this machine are rare, you’ll be covered if one should occur.
Overview of features
De’Longhi’s machines are rarely anything less than absolutely loaded with features and the brand’s Lattissima Touch is no exception to the rule. Along with its 19-bar pressure pump and patented Automatic Cappuccino System, the De’Longhi Lattissima Touch features an innovative touch sensor control panel for easy operation.
This is a particularly wise purchase if you don’t have a lot of space in your kitchen as its sleek and compact design means it can be stored atop a counter or table without taking away room from other essential appliances. Finally, the De’Longhi Lattissima Touch boasts a unique means of waste disposal, ejecting used Nespresso capsules into a collection tank to be emptied at your leisure.
Given its many features and brewing options, the De’Longhi Lattissima Touch is a tad more difficult to master than the average coffee maker. Thankfully, De’Longhi and Nespresso teamed up to produce this handy step-by-step guide to using the machine.
The De’Longhi Lattissima Touch is among the finest cappuccino makers available, but its high price means it isn’t an option for everyone. If you’d like the Lattissima Touch but aren’t in a position to part with the almost $350 that it sells for, perhaps you should take a look at De’Longhi’s Lattissima+.
The Lattissima+ can be used to brew many of the same drinks as the Lattissima Touch, including cappuccinos and latte macchiatos, but is notably less expensive. Naturally, you will have to sacrifice the convenience of the touch sensor and the tactile display, but the flavor of your coffee will be practically unaffected.
If you have upwards of $300 to spare, the De’Longhi Lattissima Touch should be at the very top of your coffee maker shopping list. With the ability to brew almost a dozen different drinks in a matter of minutes, this machine will expand both your professional and caffeinated horizons. We’ve reviewed a lot of coffee machines in our time, but the Lattissima Touch truly is a gift from the omnipotent coffee gods.