Price (RRP): $4999
The DeLonghi Maestosa is an imposing, fully automatic coffee machine and at $4999 it should be.
The DeLonghi Maestosa has two grinders, makes two coffees at the same time, and two thermoblock boilers – one for hot water and the other milk streaming. So, it’s a twofer as it should be for the price!
We keep referring to DeLonghi Maestosa price and sorry – we don’t mean to put all you el-cheapo capsule and faux coffee drinkers off (you can stop reading now). We want to make it clear as the mud that comes out of your capsule that you get what you pay for.
You wanna good Italian espresso? You wanna DeLonghi Maestosa (or youse can sleep with da fishes)
DeLonghi Maestosa (EPAM960.75.GLM) Released July 2019
Price: $4999 from DeLonghi online or major retailers but look online – you may get a bargain.
The DeLonghi Maestosa is its most expensive fully automatic coffee machine yet. It slots in above the PrimaDonna series that starts from $1698 and go to $3199.
We reviewed the Delonghi PrimaDonna Elite (the $3K one – not the cheapie) in 2016 and gave it 4.7-out-of-5 stars. Since then we have developed even better paradigms – if anything a little more scientific than just ‘it makes great coffee’. We now know about the different milk systems (frother or steamer) and that almost any coffee machine can make a reasonable cup of black joe – Espresso, American, long and regular.
But it takes something special to make cappuccino, latte macchiato, café latte, flat white and espresso macchiato – let alone two cups at a time. The secret is dual thermoblocks as well as a fair bit of computing power and a few accessories.
Those accessories include (of all things) an ice cube tray, automatic milk container, a Mix Carafe and the all-important steam/hot water wand.
Tech – Pass and you don’t need to use the app
There is a Coffee Link app for Android and iOS that connects via Bluetooth – to one device. While that is good, we suggest that you may want to use a tablet initially to share the tech. BTW – you don’t need to use the app to setup or use the machine. It has a 5” touch screen.
I can’t help but feel this is V1.0 of the app. Its good but could be easier. And being BT, not Wi-Fi that means no voice assistance and not likely to be.
By the end of this review we had made (stats from the app includes caffeine and calories for white)
- 51 Espresso 714mg
- 9 Black (coffee) 576mg
- 2 Long black 1112mg
- 16 Doppio+ 672mg
- 26 Cappuccino 591.5mg and 1,011.3cal
- 2 Latte macchiatos 42mg and 132.7cal
- 20 flat white 591.5mg and 900cal
- 2 Espresso macchiato 21mg and 18.3cal
- 8 Steamed milk 1,482.6cal (skim is 411.9cal)
- 3 cold milk
- 10 Tea
- 3 hot chocolate
- 2 coffee pots
That is a good test, and the app allows you to create new drinks and alter existing ones for up to six profiles.
Setup is easy – Exceed
GadgetGuy has a great guide to water, beans, milk and cups – The Tech behind good coffee and anyone looking at buying any coffee maker needs to read it first.
Despite the DeLonghi Maestosa’s heavy and imposing stature, it is easy to set up – but we do recommend you read the manual first. It will also point you to a range of instructional videos if you need them.