DeLonghi Prima Donna ECAM28465 Review

DeLonghi Prima Donna ECAM28465
Overall Rating
91
Coffee Quality (40%)
91
Design & Features (20%)
92
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
90
The Bottom Line
The DeLonghi Prima Donna ECAM28465 is an easy-to-use, super-automatic model that brews bean-to-cup beverages with the push of a button. Even easier, remove the milk container and store in your fridge until your next use.
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Key Features of the DeLonghi Prima Donna ECAM28465

Key Features of DeLonghi Prima Donna ECAM28465

  • Type: Super-automatic
  • Boiler: Dual stainless steel thermoblock
  • Bean Hopper: 8.8 oz
  • Bean Grinder: Yes
  • Pressure: 15 bars
  • Reservoir: 68 oz removable
  • Portafilters: None
  • E.S.E. Pod Compatible: No
  • Auto-Off: Yes
  • Unit Size: 17.3″W x 11.8″D x 14.9″H
  • Unit Weight: 26.5 lbs
  • Watts: 1450
  • Warranty: 2 years

DeLonghi Prima Donna ECAM28465 Overview

The Cadillac of espresso machines — at least that’s what someone once told me they called this model.

True, it costs as much as an old Cadillac, but you might get more utility out of this than a used car anyway!

The DeLonghi ECAM28465 boasts just about every premium feature that a top-of-the-line super-automatic espresso machine should:

  • True one-touch brewing
  • Espresso, coffee, and hot water for hot chocolate or tea — you name it, this model brews it
  • Remembers your settings so you don’t have to, because mornings are tough enough!
  • Patented Single Touch Lattecrema system for easy, rich cappuccino and latte foam
  • Progammable start time, auto-off, temperature, strength, and even water hardness

Afraid of feeling overwhelmed with a do-it-all espresso machine?

DeLonghi includes a DVD instruction manual so you can get the most of your machine and truly understand why the designed it the way they did.

Pros
  • Memory system remembers what you like
  • Simple and awesome lattes with the patented Single Touch Lattecrema system
  • Large 12″ cup clearance
  • Tons of programmability, including water hardness
Cons
  • It isn’t cheap
  • Super-automatic espresso machines offer supreme convenience but at the cost of hands-on customization

Is the DeLonghi Prima Donna ECAM28465 for you?

Is DeLonghi Prima Donna ECAM28465 for you?

Because of the price point, many people label this an espresso machine for experienced espresso drinkers only, but that just isn’t true. Anyone can operate and enjoy this model, but not everyone can afford it.

Ultimately, this one one of the best DeLonghi espresso machines worth every penny for someone who truly wants amazing, hassle-free espresso backed by the reliability of a trusted brand.

DeLonghi Prima Donna ECAM28465 Review: An In-Depth Look

Check out the DeLonghi Prima Donna ECAM28465!

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DeLonghi Prima Donna ECAM28465
The DeLonghi Prima Donna ECAM28465 is an easy-to-use, super-automatic model that brews bean-to-cup beverages with the push of a button. Even easier, remove the milk container and store in your fridge until your next use.

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I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!

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