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Can a coffee machine priced at over £2600 be worth it?

Spending over £2500 on any home appliance is rare, but there is a coffee machine that might tempt you to do just that. Here, we take a look at the De’Longhi EPAM960.75.Gi M Maestosa coffee machine, consider if it’s worth its impressive price tag, and compare it to some cheaper, highly rated options too.

Woman using the top spec De Longhi coffee machine
De’Longhi EPAM960.75.Gi M Maestosa coffee machine

If you were considering spending over £2600 on a coffee machine you’d want it to be able to do anything, and it does seem like the pricey De’Longhi EPAM960.75.Gi M Maestosa might just meet that requirement.

From its precise electronic grinding of coffee beans to its amazing milk frother, this coffee machine produces beverages that taste better than those found in high street chains.

The De’Longhi EPAM960.75.Gi M Maestosa boasts two bean containers so you always have the choice of two bean types when it comes to making your drink, perhaps regular and decaf options if you like to drink coffee in the evenings?

Plus, you can make two hot beverages at a time which is ideal for households with multiple coffee drinkers.

Twin coffee bean containers
Twin bean containers mean you always have a choice of coffee.

The De’Longhi EPAM960.75.Gi M Maestosa has been designed with plenty of care and attention to detail, as everything has been thought of during its creation. The 5” colour touchscreen makes using the coffee machine very easy, and it will even guide you through the process of making your drink, refilling, and cleaning.

Twin cup option
The ability to make two cups of coffee at a time is a feature you’ll soon come to appreciate.

In fact, this coffee machine cleans itself after every use, which is very refreshing in comparison to other options which can be very fiddly to clean and maintain.

The De’Longhi EPAM960.75.Gi M Maestosa’s tubeless system helps with this as very few grounds are trapped within the machine after use, so when you grind your next coffee it will only include fresh beans.

Coffee machine touchscreen
A range of east touch-screen options enable quick and easy selection of your favourite option.

Another great feature of the De’Longhi EPAM960.75.Gi M Maestosa is that you can customise your perfect drink, including its temperature, strength, and even the amount of milk foam included, and save this to one of six profiles.

This means that your machine can be used to instantly create one of six drinks that you’ve created yourself, so you’ll always have the perfect hot beverage to hand.

This coffee machine looks as expensive as its impressive price tag, and is larger than many other coffee machines. Measuring 40.5 x 46.8 x 16.8cm, this appliance is bound to stand out on your kitchen worktop.

It also comes with a range of attachments for making a whole range of drinks, including iced coffees and hot chocolates, so you’ll never have to buy a hot drink elsewhere again.

Yes, spending over £2500 on a coffee machine does sound excessive, but if you and your family drink multiple hot drinks a day you might find that it’s worth the investment. However, there are other options on the market that are very highly rated but can save you hundreds of pounds.

The De’Longhi EPAM960.75.Gi M Maestosa is available to order online at johnlewis.com

Sage SES878 coffee machine

Coming in at just below £700, the Sage SES878 is also quite an expensive coffee machine, but is almost a quarter of the price of the De’Longhi EPAM960.75.Gi M Maestosa. This coffee machine has been rated as a Best Buy by Which? and makes barista quality coffees that will definitely hit the spot when it comes to getting your caffeine fix.

Unlike the De’Longhi Maestosa, the Sage SES878 can purely be used for coffee, but it produces excellent espressos, lattes, cappuccinos, and americanos so is sure to keep you happy if you’re a committed coffee drinker.

The Sage SES878 boasts a built-in grinder and an intuitive interface, and will produce the perfect amount of coffee on demand. It won’t save the details of your favourite drinks for the future, but through experimenting with the dials you’ll be able to produce your ideal beverage with little hassle.

Built-in coffee grinder
The integrated grinder makes preparation a pleasure.

The Sage SES878 has an impressive 3 second heat up time but it can take around a minute to make your drink. However, this may not be a problem if you can leave it doing its thing while you get ready for work or make your breakfast.

Measuring 40.6 x 35.4 x 40.6cm, this coffee machine has a solid design, and its brushed stainless steel exterior means that it will look fantastic in your kitchen.

This coffee machine may not have as many features as the De’Longhi option, but it certainly makes a great cup of coffee.

The Sage SES878 coffee machine is available to order online at johnlewis.com

Melitta Automatic Espresso Machine – Purista Model

For a top rated coffee machine at half of the price of the Sage SES878, you might like to opt for the Melitta Automatic Espresso Machine – Purista Model.

This coffee machine boasts a compact size (20 x 32.5 x 45.5cm) and is perfect for making black coffees with plenty of flavour. It doesn’t have a milk frother which means that you won’t be able to use it to create a range of different coffees, but the ones that it does make are guaranteed to give you a delicious caffeine fix.

Once you’ve discovered the specifications of your perfect coffee, you can save these to the machine and access this specific drink at the touch of a button, meaning that you won’t have to spend time messing around with multiple settings.

In addition to this, the Melitta Automatic Espresso Machine – Purista Model is very quiet thanks to its stainless steel conical grinder, so you don’t need to worry about waking the house up when making your morning beverage.

The Melitta Automatic Espresso Machine – Purista Mode is available to order online from amazon.co.uk

The De’Longhi EPAM960.75.Gi M Maestosa coffee machine is obviously a great choice thanks to its amazing range of features, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s worth the giant price tag.

Unless you are looking to make an investment and drink multiple coffees every day, you’ll probably get more value out of one of the cheaper options depending on what kind of coffee you like to drink.

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