by Know Your Grinder
Want to be your own barista? With the Magnifica XS by De’Longhi you can!
The Magnifica is a great automatic expresso machine that features everything a full size machine would but smaller.
How convenient is it? Your guest along with yourself can enjoy the highest quality lattes and cappuccinos anytime during the day (or night).
No more waiting for the next morning to get a special morning coffee that you can get year around all day any day with your new Magnifica XS.
Love authentic Italian drinks? Many of us do!
You’ve hit the mother lode with this compact size Expresso machine especially with the great cappuccino system frother patented by De’Longhi.
It has never been easier to make coffee at home by simply adding milk to a container under the nozzle to create a creamy, rich froth; while the machine does all the work for you.
Not only are you in for amazingly incredible expresso drinks, but it also saves you the time waiting in line for one and most of all it can save you quite a bit of money.
Save even more money with the energy saver switch built in the single boiler system. Ground coffee or whole coffee beans, this machines does it all!
Looking for the freshest results? The direct brew system patented by De’Longhi will grind your coffee beans instantly before brewing freshly rich coffee.
With the amazing five coffee strength levels, extra strong to extra mild, everyone is happy with their ideal flavor at its ideal intensity.
Oh and the fun doesn’t just end there, because you can select from any four cup size options to satisfy your preferred taste buds as well.
Other incredible highlights on the Magnifica XS is the water filtration which is super convenient when it comes to making coffee, easy to use manual controls, easy removable drip tray and a super neat cup warmer.
Easily control the strength of each shot using the easy to use dial on the front of the machine.
Also worth noting is that this machine has a built in coffee grinder that isn’t too loud and amounts to a low and perhaps pleasing rumble.
If you’re that type of person that prefers to use pre-ground beans, that’s perfectly fine as well – however, having your own built-in coffee grinder is not a fact to be taken lightly.
In other words, its kind of a big deal…For instance, everyone knows that to make good espresso you need to grind your own beans fresh using a burr coffee grinder, but in this case the grinder comes with the unit so that’s a major plus!
The hopper for the grinder is big enough to fit approximately eight to nine ounces of your favorite fresh whole coffee beans.
There’s a slot at the top of the machine that even comes with a built in measuring spoon to allow you to scoop out your freshly ground beans and make your brew instantly!
If you are new to espresso machines and starting up your Magnifica XS espresso machine for the first time, you may think there is a problem due to a delay, but no, simply press the button on the back of the machine in the upper left hand corner of the display, while waiting for about 30 seconds.
The delay is quite normal and is just the machine preparing your water. It’s best to wait through this process and take a few deep breaths as delicious espresso will be incoming shortly.
If you don’t want to use the drip tray its best to have an extra cup in handy waiting nearby.
Often times, when you start the expresso coffee machine up from a cold state, there’s usually about one to two ounces that flush out of the nozzles, in order to purge the system with hot water.
For maintenance concerns, its highly recommended to not use any type of coffee beans that have any sort of coating on it (for instance caramel or chocolate – as tasty as it sounds), so just stick to any type of bean so long as its not candy-coated, you could say.
To get the hang of brewing the perfect cup of coffee or espresso with the Magnifica, you’re going to have to play around with the machine a bit to see what tastes best.
It will take time, but this machine is a beauty and certainly worth the small effort it takes to familiarize yourself with it. – 4.5 STARS!
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