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DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900

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Going above and beyond the norm for espresso machines, DeLonghi has added hot chocolate to the list of one-touch specialty drinks that you can prepare with PrimaDonna Exclusive super-automatic espresso machine. With six unique drink buttons, pristine stainless steel housing, and a full color display, modern aesthetics and technology combine for a machine that transforms your kitchen into a veritable coffee house. Raising the bar, DeLonghi has supplemented its formidable "Autocappuccino" system with an additional dedicated chocolate carafe allowing you to brew hot chocolate in addition to lattes, macchiatos, and cappuccinos. The carafe can be used with any kind of powdered chocolate mix to craft a cafe quality beverage at the touch of a button. The Exclusive also cuts no corners with its robust coffee preparation options. With 13 grind settings, adjustable strength, volume, and temperature options, a built in cup warmer, the ability to store multiple user profiles, and a powerful memory function, you will be able to personalize your ideal drinks and prepare them with the push of a button.


Internally, the Exclusive brews with a powerful 1350 watt boiler and a 15 bar pump and grinds with an integrated silent grinder. The brew unit allows you to prepare up to two coffee drinks simultaneously using either whole beans or pre-ground coffee via the bypass doser. The unit is also fully removable for easy cleaning. The water reservoir is removable and holds 48oz or roughly 1.4 liters and can be fitted with a water filter, while the bean hopper can hold up to 8.82oz of whole bean coffee. The drip tray is easy to remove and to clean and the machine will alert you to empty the grounds bin after 14 drinks have been made or 72 hours have passed since it was last emptied.


Maintenance of the machine is largely handled through a number of automatic alerts and rinsing functions. Both the brew spouts and the "Autocappuccino" systems feature rinsing functions to keep them clean and in working order. Both of the frothing carafes can be dismantled for cleaning in the dishwasher and feature integrated cleaning functions when attached to your machine. With regards to more routine maintenance, the machine features an automatic descaling cycle that allows you to program your water hardness and will alert you when the time has come to decalcify your machine. For the energy conscious, DeLonghi has several energy saving features including a new standby function as well as a power switch that can shut the machine down entirely for zero energy consumption.


For one looking for an all encompassing home espresso experience, the DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900 is a machine that fits the bill quite nicely.


Dimensions - 9.37" L x 15.75" W x 16.73" H

Weight - 30.4 lbs


Grinder and Bean Hopper

The PrimaDonna Exclusive grinder boasts an impressive 13 grind settings, granting you greater flexibility when it comes to brewing. The bean hopper has a 250 gram or roughly 8.82oz capacity and features a flavor preservation lid to keep your beans fresher, longer.

Automatic Hot Chocolate System

Unique among espresso machines, DeLonghi brings something new to the table with the Exclusive's dedicated hot chocolate frothing carafe. The carafe can be used to prepare cafe quality hot chocolate using your choice of powdered chocolate mix at the push of a button.

Memory Function

Really like a drink that you've made? The memory function allows you to program your favorite cappuccino by remembering your preferred amount of milk and espresso. You also have control of the temperature and coffee dosage. Brew your favorite drink again and again with the push of a button.

Easy to Maintain

Maintenance of your machine is made easy thanks to the numerous maintenance alerts and functions. You can program your water hardness and take advantage of the automated rinse and descaling programs.

Automatic Turn-On/Standby

Like your machine primed and ready to brew each morning? You can program your preferred time to have your machine wake up with you. The automatic standby can also be set to trigger after 15 or 30 minutes, or 1, 2, or 3 hours of inactivity. The Exclusive also features an on/off power switch, allowing you to cut energy consumption entirely.

Customizable Brewing

Brew a drink that matches your most precise specifications. The PrimaDonna Exclusive features robust customization options, allowing you to choose from one of three temperatures, drink volumes, and aroma settings. You can also opt to use the bypass doser to brew using pre-ground coffee instead. The machine can brew up to two drinks at a time and features adjustable illuminated coffee spouts than can accommodate cups between 3.46" and 5.51". The 1.4 liter water reservoir is removable and you can brew up to 14 drinks before having to empty the grounds container.

Additional Touches

Additional features to enhance your experience include an integrated cup warmer on top of the machine, a full color digital display, and audible alerts.

Autocappuccino System

DeLonghi's patented Automatic Cappuccino system allows you to craft delicious milk drinks with no hassle and no wait time thanks to a dedicated steaming boiler. Designed as a specialized external carafe that can detach from the machine, the Autocappuccino system froths milk and dispenses it directly into your cup. When not in use, the carafe can be detached from the machine and stored in your refrigerator with any leftover milk. The PrimaDonna Exclusive also comes with an additional hot water spout that doubles as a hot water dispenser and manual milk frother.


Country Of Manufacture: Italy
NSF Certified: No
Recommended Applications: Home Use
Misc Data
Manufacturer: DeLonghi
Model: ESAM 6900
Dimension - Width (Inches): 15.75
Dimension - Height (Inches): 16.73
Dimension - Depth (Inches): 9.37
Weight (lbs): 30.4
Watts: 1350
Housing Materials: Stainless Steel
Spent Coffee Capacity (Dregs Drawer): 14
Easy To Rotate: No
Power Cord Storage: No
Tall Legs: No
Cup Height
Adjustable Height: Yes
High (Inches): 5.51
Low (Inches): 3.46
One Touch cappuccino
One Touch Cappuccino: Yes
One Touch Cappuccino Or Milk Carafe: Milk Carafe
Adjustable Froth Quality: Yes
Programmable: Yes
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Dishwasher Safe: Yes
Water Source
Material: Plastic
Reservoir Or Plumbed: Reservoir
Reservoir Capacity (Oz): 48
Adjustable Coffee Strength: Yes
Programmable Grinding: Yes
Type Of Controls: Push Buttons
Display Type: Digital Display
Programmable Brewing: Yes
Brewing Light: No
Temperature Control: Yes
Adjustable Coffee Dosage: Yes
Programmable Power On: Yes
Bypass Doser: Yes
Pre-Infusion: Yes
Energy Savings: Yes
Decalcification Warning Indicator: Yes
Multiple Programmability: Yes
Cup Warmer
Material: Metal
Passive / Active: Active
Brew Group
Material: Plastic
Removable: Yes
Boiler Data
Number Of Boilers: 1
Brew And Steam Simultaneously: No
Brew Boiler Data
Brew Boiler Watts: 1350
Pump Data
Pump Type: Vibration
Maximum Pressure (Bar): 15
Grinder Data
Number Of Grind Settings: 13
Maintenance Alerts: Yes
Cleaning Products For Burrs: Urnex Grindz
Descaler Used: Durgol


How wide is this? Is it truly 15.75 inches? Does that include the Drip Tray? Trying to measure for a counter top that is 18 inches and dont want to run into an issue

Answer by Erik:

I just went and measured this machine in our demo room and it IS NOT 15.75 inches wide.  The width on this machine is just under 12 inches.  If you would like to speak to me further about this machine I would glad to talk and I can be reached at 1-888-411-5282 ext 5193

Any way to get this beautiful machine, DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900, cheaper than the stated price? Do you see a price reduction in the near future--one that may be convincing and justifiable to my husband who is a non-coffee drinker...but does love hot tea and chocolate! :-)

Answer by ShaneAncefsky-Sales:


Thank you for the question.  You can call me in sales at 1-888-411-5282 x5198 and I see see what I can do for you.

Answer by Latté Lover:

Just now saw your reply in August! No problem...my kind husband gave me the "go ahead," and we purchased the DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900 last May. I'm loving the machine and happy with my purchase!!


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