DeLonghi ESAM3300 Review: Easiest Way To Barista-Style Cappuccino

A cappuccino is one of the complex coffee beverages that involves both making an espresso and frothing the milk. If a coffee machine can make a cappuccino well, you know everything else with be easy. As you’ll see in the DeLonghi ESAM3000 review, even making a cappuccino is simple for ESAM3000.

Why is that?

Simply because it is a super-automatic machine. In contrast to semi-automatic coffee machines, super-automatic ones like DeLonghi ESAM3000 make almost any kind of coffee with a press of a button (or two). You don’t have to adjust complex settings trying to get just the right water temperature and grind size – the super-automatic ESAM3000 Magnifica already knows the best temperature and grind size.

Here are three amazing features that you won’t see with any other machine:

  1. ‘Direct-to-Brew’ system for grinding beans (makes fresh ground).
  2. 2 boiler system for ideal temperature and speed (almost all machines have a single boiler).
  3. Patented ‘Cappuccino System’ fother. This mixes steam+milk for the richest creamy froth.

Given its overall excellence and reliability, it has earned the precious 5-star rating.

Overall Score: 5 out of 5 stars

delonghi esam3000 magnifico review
DeLonghi ESAM3000 has earned 5-star rating for overall excellence.

DeLonghi ESAM3300 Review: One Of The Best Espresso/Cappuccino Machines

What separates Delonghi ESAM3000 from other high-end espresso/cappuccino makers is it’s patented ‘direct-to-brew’ grinding system. Basically, it literally grinds your beans just before brewing the coffee or espresso.

The two stainless-steel boiler system allows the machine to provide excellent heat distribution, thus removing the wait between making cappuccinos and espressos.

The most amazing feature of this machine is its instant reheat function, which keeps the appliance at the perfect temperature. The DeLonghi ESAM3000 has an automatic grinder that grinds the beans and can also be set to a specific grinding level, but you can also make ground coffee with this machine.

It’s 7-ounce bean container and 60-ounce water reservoir allows you to fill and empty the tanks conveniently. Both the container and reservoir can be removed easily. The ESAM3000 Magnifica front display allows you to customize your drink by adjusting the quantity of water and amount of the coffee to suit your taste; weak or strong, long or short.

The appliance patented cappuccino system rotates about an angle of 180 degrees, thus allowing you to place any size of the container, from a cappuccino cup to tall cup, on the slot. The ESAM3000 has a lot of other features such as:

  • Water-level indicator.
  • Automatic rinsing and decalcification programs.
  • Coffee thermostat.
  • Electronic steam.
  • Removable tray for the purpose of easy cleanup.

Brewing Unit And Direct-To-Brew System

The brewing unit is the heart of the DeLonghi ESAM3000 Magnifica machine.

It is the smallest removable system that you can get in the market. And because of its removable system, you can clean it very easily. The double boiler is compact ensuring the excellent heat distribution as well as a perfect espresso at the ideal temperature.

The Direct-To-Brew system ensures a cappuccino with a delicious aroma as it freshly grinds the coffee beans. Beans are fully ground, thus leaving no traces in the espresso/cappuccino machine

How To Make A Cup Of Cappuccino With DeLonghi ESAM3000

Daily use

Whether you are in your office or in your home, the DeLonghi ESAM3000 comes handy when you need a pick-me-up coffee.

You can enjoy multiple cups of cappuccinos in no time with this coffee maker. It is a very good unit for use on a daily basis. Once you buy this coffee maker, you start saving your money that you were spending on the hot beverages for many years.

Based on my personal experience after using this Magnifica by DeLonghi, here are some useful tips on how to clean a DeLonghi espresso/cappuccino maker:

  • Clean the brew mechanism of the unit with the hot water at least once a week.
  • When washing it, make sure that you use spring water rather than tap water.
  • To prevent any internal issues, decalcify your machine as soon as possible after your machine makes a request about it.
  • Soap out the water tank as well as the tray every few days.
  • Descale your machine in every three to four months.

These things help you to use your machine more efficiently and conveniently. When using this coffee maker, ensure that you only use the recommended beans, Arabica beans, since oily beans can clog the machine from inside. Use this coffee machine very carefully because it can easily break down under harsh conditions.


The product of any machine depends on two factors; the right process and the right ingredients. You can easily operate this machine because of its front panel display. It works by grinding the Arabica, oil-free beans and then making the most delicious espresso that you can enjoy anytime whether in your office or at your home. You can also prepare multiple of cups for your friends and family in no time with this machine


DeLonghi ESAM3300 Review recommendationIf you are tired of buying coffee from Starbucks and are also sick of spending your money, then this coffee maker is best for you. You can enjoy the delicious aroma cappuccinos with this unit. Its many desirable features make it easy to use. This coffee maker is best for those who like Italian quality espressos. As this machine is not designed to make too hot espressos, it is not recommended for those people who like real hot espressos. If you want to make a regular coffee with this machine, it’s not really the right machine for that. It is only for those people who like 100 % Arabica beans.

This coffee maker is best for those who like Italian quality espressos. As this machine is not designed to make too hot espressos, it is not recommended for those people who like real hot espressos. If you want to make a regular coffee with this machine, it’s not really the right machine for that. It is highly recommended for those people who like 100 % Arabica beans.

Customer Reviews

Most of the online customers reviewed it as positive. The noisy operation is the only problem of this machine, but some customers also complained about its clogging process due to the usage of oily beans.


  • Double Boiler system: The two boilers keep the coffee maker always ready for steaming and brewing, thus making coffee at a very ideal temperature. Its instant reheat function keeps the unit at the perfect temperature, no matter how long the time interval between cups.
  • Coffee grinder: Its integrated grinder saves you from spending money on buying another machine for grinding the beans.
  • Manual dials: The manual dials of the coffee maker are less likely to fail than its touch or digital counterparts.
  • Compact size: Its compact size is another amazing feature that makes it better to use. It does not take much place, so you can place it anywhere in your house.
  • Affordable Price: This coffee maker comes at a very affordable price compared to its quality and you can also purchase it through online websites.


Cons (Something I don’t like)

  • Noisy grinder: The machine can be noisy in operation, especially for the first few seconds of use.
  • Repair location: It’s very difficult to find the repair location for this machine. If a difficult repair is needed, you might have to ship the appliance far away.
  • Oil-free beans: The beans must be oil-free to use otherwise clogging occurs inside the machine.

Our Conclusion

Overall, DeLonghi ESAM 3300 is a great choice when buying an espresso or coffee maker. This coffee maker saves money because after buying this, you are not going to buy coffee beverages from coffee houses. The machine makes best-tasting espressos and cappuccinos. If anything goes wrong with your machine, you can take help from various online resources that will help you in understanding the problem with your machine. The machine delivers high-quality cappuccinos on a regular basis. Try this coffee maker and you will not regret purchasing it.

Check Price Of DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica On Amazon

Leave a Comment