Nespresso Lattissima by De’Longhi EN680 : Five Stars

Brilliant in every way, nespresso coffee is always good, minimal cleaning required, and it makes cappuccino’s at the touch of a button. Just effortless brilliant coffee.

Fabulous machine 2nd one now.

This machine makes good coffee, and quickly, but has a couple of minor niggles. Most espresso cups will fit just fine, as will fairly low-slung cappuccino cups. Taller latte glasses require the drip tray to be pushed back into the machine; my glass has a base that’s overhangs the front of the machine, and i ended up having to put a box of matches in front so that it won’t fall over. Once you’ve dispensed a coffee with the tray pushed in, you will then be very lucky to get the cup away and the drip tray pulled back out without at least one drip missing the tray or even going on your hand. A minor inconvenience, but annoying nonetheless. If your cups don’t fit at all, you may find having to buy new ones to be a major annoyance. Remember, you don’t *have* to buy them from nespresso (theirs do seem a tad expensive) but you’ll want to check height and, for latte glasses, width. I personally find the coffee temperature just right for everything except the latte macchiato, which could be a little warmer, but i run a little hot water into the cup first (also helps flush out the coffee path) and let it sit while i choose a coffee capsule. I also don’t like coffee that’s so hot it strips the surface off your tongue if you drink it straight away — if that’s how you prefer it, you may never be happy with this machine.

The main advantage with this machine over all the others (including the siemens ones that cost twice as much) is that it has an inbuilt, automatic milk heater/frother. Also becuse it has a clean function, and the milk container and associated gubbins goes in the dishwasher it never goes manky. Also because the milk container comes off and goes in the fridge you don’t have to worry about measuring the right amount. All in all a very good system. The nespresso capsules are not so cheap and not all of them are fantastic flavour coffee, but they are the best of the pod systems out there and there will be at least one variety that you’ll like. The water container is located in a tray that slides out of the bottom which is good because you can’t see it. The ones with a fishtank at the back only look good for as long as you can keep the limescale at bay – about 1 day around here. The tray is pretty cumbersome, but doesn’t seem to slop too much even with early morning clumsiness. Build quality is good so far (couple of months) with a good finish and no problems. I guess only time will tell, if it lasts more than two years then it’s a bargain.

I’ve just purchased this item from comet for £156. . Sorry to those that paid more. Great coffee and great tasting capsules.

I ordered this machine with some trepidation as the reviews weren’t 100%. I needn’t have worried it is just excellent. The machine arrived beautifully packed and on opening it is a very pleasant surprise to find the `life style’ welcome pack. Not only does this contain a set of the 12 different pods made but also included a latte glass and espresso cup. A rather posh, by sadly somewhat empty, ring binder was also supplied. I can also assume that at some stage members of the somewhat elite nespresso ‘club’ will receive inserts. So far there are pages on the various blends of coffee pods available and details on the ‘club’. The machine itself is excellent, very neat and compact with a sort of understated high tech feel about it. The indicator lights for example come in sequence and glow blue. On switching on it warmed up very quickly, again the various modes come on in sequence as it warms up the two internal water heater things.

Great machine, going strong after 2 years.

I have used cafetieres, filter machines and before buying my lattissima i had a gaggia classic. The gaggia is a lovely machine for dedicated espresso drinkers but whilst the frother is excellent if you need to make a lot of coffees at one time it is a slow and laborious task. The reason for this is that there is only one heating block and so you either make all the espressos before frothing the milk or you do them one at a time. The first means you get cold coffee if you are doing more than 2 and the second way means you wait about 5 minutes between each coffee as the heater has to cool down after frothing milk before another espresso can be made. Having struggled with this for a couple of years (i entertain often and always seem to need about 10 coffees at a time) i started looking into another solution. I realised the solution was a coffee maker with 2 heating blocks. I looked at a kitchenaid machine. Very expensive but a friend has one and it makes lovely coffee. However i had started using pods in the gaggia and loved the lack of mess. I was aware of the nespresso machines but only really took notice when i realised they had released a version that had a milk frothing function that was different from all the others.

  • Five Stars
  • Used all the time
  • The best coffee

Nespresso Lattissima by De’Longhi EN680, Satin Chrome

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It’s on every second day and never missed a beat. Work has one and so i have to have same great taste at home too.

Though the milk frother is just that, a frother. . I now use the pods for coffee and my normal espresso machine for foaming the milk properly. . Quite a useful combination, as the coffee can be produced at the same time as the perfect creamy foamed milk. . Thus both are at the right temp. And it does produce great coffee for latte and espresso. . Had this machine for 3 years without any problems. Nespresso have always been helpful and deliveries are prompt.

As good as being in an italian coffee bar in rome. I like the colubian blend but all are great.

  • Five Stars
  • Used all the time
  • The best coffee

Nespresso Lattissima by De’Longhi EN680, Satin Chrome

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