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DeLonghi Esam Magnifica Review 2024: Pros & Cons

Delonghi ESAM3300 espresso maker

Our Final Verdict

We give the Delonghi Esam Magnifica a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Build Quality
Coffee Quality
Ease of Use

Delonghi Esam Magnifica – At a Glance:

The ESAM3300 Magnifica is an affordable espresso machine, and it will turn your espresso-making into a pleasure, providing consistency, and convenience at the touch of a button. There are very few super-automatic machines as reliable as the Magnifica from DeLonghi.

A Quick Look

  • Adjustable water quantity gives you control
  • Very reliable machine.
  • Double boiler for faster brewing & more precision
  • Very easy to clean
  • Descaling is a breeze
  • Very affordable
  • It warms up fast
  • Did I mention the price?

DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Review: Best Features

Summing up some of the De’Longhi Esam Magnifica’s great features:

  • The burr grinder is of great quality, a grinder makes or breaks an espresso shot.
  • The replacement parts are easy to find on the Internet, and they are not expensive.
  • The cappuccino is perfect.
  • The shots are perfect with a smooth taste, and thick crema layer.
  • The machine is very reliable, compared to other super-automatic. As you probably know, this is one of the weaknesses of super-automatic coffee machines.
  • Easy to customize your coffee strength by adjusting the water level.
  • Tweak the perfect balance between boldness, crema, and taste, with grinding adjustments.
  • Can be used with ground coffee, a huge bonus for some people.
  • You can remove the bean container, and change the beans. With other machines this is impossible, you have to run through all of your beans before changing them.
  • The water tank and the beans’ container can be removed without moving the machine. This is very important for small kitchens.
  • One great feature is the cup tray, which warms up the cup, so your shot doesn’t get cold.


Best Super-Automatic Espresso Machine Features

This is one of the best super-automatic espresso machines on the market. When you look for a machine like this, you expect it to:

  • Give you consistent results every time
  • Be easy to tune the setting for your shot
  • Easy to maintain
  • To be reliable
  • Have a comprehensive warranty and easy to access service


The De’Longhi ESAM Magnifica is a reliable machine but, as many super-automatics, requires maintenance regularly. Do not skip the maintenance, or the machine will eventually break, or your shots will be underwhelming. Here are some of the things you should do for your Magnifica.

  • Clean the brew group once a week. Just take it out and wash it under hot water. (Watch the video below for detailed instructions.)
  • Only high-quality Arabica beans. Make sure you don’t use oily coffee beans, these tend to clog very often, and it will break your machine.
  • Use quality water, some use demineralized water, or even distilled water to avoid calcification. The best for taste is spring water, but you need to descale more frequently.
  • Descale the machine exactly when it tells you to, don’t wait. If you don’t do it in time you risk breaking it.

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Kate MacDonnell

Kate is a lifelong coffee enthusiast and homebrewer who enjoys writing for coffee websites and sampling every kind of coffee known to man. She’s tried unusual coffees from all over the world and owns an unhealthy amount of coffee gear.

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