DeLonghi Magnifica Esam3300 Super-Automatic Espresso Machine

Well here is an espresso machine designed to impress.

The Delonghi Magnifica Esam3300 adds a real touch of class to your kitchen bench. But more importantly it adds that barista touch for your coffee taste buds.

You might find that you are so happy with this coffee machine yourself that you want to make a gift of it  to someone else as well.  In fact, you can easily have it gift wrapped.

DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine

Highlights of the DeLonghi Espresso Coffee Machine

Model #: ESAM3300
Author Rating:  (4.1 / 5)

  • With this machine, you can top off your coffees with the same kind of frothy milk cap that you have enjoyed in your favorite cafe.
  • You can program your preferred settings via the control panel which has been designed to be very user-friendly.
  • It has what is referred to as a “Direct-to-Brew” or “Beans-to-Brew” system. As the name suggests, your coffee beans can be ground freshly and to your preferred grinding fineness with every cup.
  • But you are not restricted to grinding beans. It offers the flexibility of allowing you to use already ground coffee as well.
  • DeLonghi has a call center that you can take advantage of if you have any questions regarding maintenance of your machine.
  • It has a safety shut off system
  • You can maintain a constant temperature between each poured cup of coffee.
  • The many components of this coffee machine include:
    • a 60 oz (approx 1.7 L) water tank that can be removed.
    • an easy-to-see marker for the level of water in the tank
    • a compartment for the beans, taking 7 oz (198 g) 
    • automation for decalcifying the machine
    • an easy-to-clean drip tray
    • stainless steel boilers
    • a quiet grinder

So what is your favorite coffee concoction? This baby does it all:

  1. Espressos
  2. Cappuccinos
  3. Lattes
  4. Long or short coffees
  5. Weak or strong coffees
  6. Cups or mugs of coffee – they all fit because of the adjustable coffee spigot
  7. etc

Espresso machines are designed such that the coffee temperature is as it should be for the best possible flavor. You will find that the coffee is therefore not as hot as a drip coffee or a percolated coffee but this is as it should be.

Pros & Cons


  • Works so well, some have purchased additional units for work and vacation
  • Can make any variation of coffee you want
  • Very consistent brews
  • Machine notifies when de-scaling is required – takes only 30 minutes
  • Heats up very quickly
  • Very simple to work, very consistent results


  • Some reported needing to replace the grinder
  • Doesn’t work well with oily beans. However, the appropriate beans are listed under the FAQs
  • Some found it a touch noisy when grinding beans

This Italian-made espresso machine has won a lot of fans:

FAQs about the DeLonghi Esam3300

What brand of coffee beans works well in this coffee machine?

The coffee bean brands that customers have used with success include:

Can you steam the milk without the usual frothing?

Yes, it is a matter of placing the spigot deeper inside the jug.

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DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Espresso/Coffee Machine

Other Models by DeLonghi

There is in fact a new model offered by DeLonghi that you might like to consider as well:

DeLonghi ECAM22110SB Compact Automatic Cappuccino, Latte and Espresso Machine


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