The DeLonghi Lattissima Plus is a feature-packed latte machine designed for even the most casual and unseasoned of users.
While it can produce simple coffee and espresso drinks through the use of Nespresso coffee pods, its real strength is in the easy but brilliant way it composes latte drinks.
And all of this while being a simple, clean and compact machine that won’t dominate your kitchen.
So how does it do it?
For all the criticisms that pod coffee faces, it does keep your coffee-making area almost completely clean. No coffee granules all over the place, and very few water puddles surrounded you. The water simply passes through the pod, after which the pod is disposed of within a bin inside the machine.
A brilliant feature of the Lattissima is the flexibility it offers you in customizing your drink settings. It has factory pre-sets for milk and water amounts for creating drinks. However, if you want to change these then you can change these easily.
What might not be too obvious with these types of machines is that anything involving dairy can be problematic when it comes to storage. Think milk, think turning into cheese.
Luckily the Lattissima has an easily removable milk module, which lets you keep the container in your fridge overnight so that you don’t get any nasty surprises in the morning.
The machine has a small footprint and is not tall, so it can fit neatly under the cabinets
For such a versatile machine, the DeLonghi Lattissima Plus is brilliantly compact. This not only makes it great at being out of the way when you don’t need it, but also makes it seem like a far less daunting piece of kitchenware to the more casual user.
What makes it such a strong contender for best latte machine is something that we keep coming back to: Its simplicity.
The latte-making process is completely automated, so it’s brilliantly easy to use. It just needs you to insert the pod and select the right option. That’s it. The machine takes care of the rest for you.
Yes, this includes heating up and frothing the milk.
Not only this, but the time needed from turning the machine on to having your drink ready is no more than just a few minutes.
But what about the quality of the latte? Well, fans of the milky drink behold: The Lattissima is one of the best-performing latte machines we’ve had the pleasure of testing.
The consistency of its drink is smooth and fairly thick, and just down right delicious. It’s of the highest quality.
The DeLonghi Lattissima Plus is a brilliant product that, for all its simplicity, still produces some of the best Nespresso-based coffees that we’ve had the joy of trying.
Its automated system might put off some of the purists, but for those of us who want something quick, easy and delicious; you’d be pressed to find anything stronger.
For us, it’s the best latte machine out there.
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