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Delonghi Gran Dama ESAM 6620 Espresso Machine Review

by Whole Latte Love Updated: August 26, 2019 3 min read

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Making your favorite drink is as easy as it gets with the Delonghi Gran Dama ESAM 6620. This one-touch espresso machine can make not only world class espresso but also delicious specialty drinks including lattes, cappuccinos, and macchiatos on demand. This is one of the most advanced super-automatic espresso machines we have on the consumer side (excluding commercial machines), so let’s take a look at what it can do…

Low-Noise Grinder

Great drinks—espresso, especially—starts with consistent and uniform coffee grounds. The ESAM 6620 is definitely up to the task, thanks to a professional quality conical burr grinder with 13 settings. While certainly efficient and capable, the grinder’s most notable feature is something you can’t see. It has been equipped with Delonghi’s advanced noise-reduction technology for quiet operation—making your early morning drink a peaceful undertaking. Another highlight, the Direct-to-Brew system, ensures that freshly ground coffee is used for every drink to yield aromatic, flavorful beverages. This machine also has a bypass doser to let you brew with pre-ground coffee, if you prefer. For those who enjoy whole-bean coffee, the ESAM 6620 has a tinted 8.5-ounce hopper to let you safely store your beans.

Preparing a Drink

A truly high-end machine, this Delonghi model offers a number of programmable features to let you customize your drinks. Everything from drink volume to coffee strength can be personalized to create a beverage that truly suits your tastes. A state-of-the-art dual boiler system with thermoblock heating technology ensures that the Gran Dama ESAM 6620 is ready to brew whenever you are. It is designed to maintain perfect brewing temperature and eliminate down-time between coffee extraction and frothing for uninterrupted operation. In short, if you’re looking for an efficient machine, this is it.

Steaming and Frothing

The ESAM 6620 is a great choice for those who enjoy milk-based drinks. It has a patented single-touch system for fully automatic steaming and frothing options. The machine comes with a milk carafe that can be detached and stored in the fridge when not in use. When you want to prepare a latte, macchiato or cappuccino, just attach the carafe to the machine and select the appropriate drink. It’s as simple as that—the ESAM 6620 will steam or froth as necessary and dispense the finished beverage directly into your cup!

For fans of Americano, tea and hot chocolate, this one-touch machine comes with a dedicated hot water spout. Fueled by a 1.8-liter water reservoir, the spout can dispense hot water on demand for your convenience.

At the end of the day, it’s not just technical proficiency, but also the little things that make a machine a good fit. The Delonghi Gran Dama ESAM 6620 is a great example of an espresso machine has not lost sight of the little things that make for a great user experience. Its smart design features an adjustable coffee spout and drip tray to let you brew into cups of all heights and sizes…No more trying to squeeze a tall mug into a tiny space beneath the drink dispenser.

Looks wise, what’s not to like? This super-auto has a sleek silver body with an eye-catching blue-lit display screen and stainless-steel accents. It can certainly make a statement on any kitchen counter. So, if you’re looking for an easy-to-use, efficient and eye-catching machine, check out the Delonghi Gran Dama ESAM 6620.