DeLonghi EC702 Review










Coffee Taste



  • Excellent value for the price
  • Two thermostats for controlling water and steam temperature
  • Gorgeous design


  • Slight learning curve to pull perfect shots

It’s no secret that espresso has become one of the most popular drinks to consume throughout the day. Furthermore, it is also the most time consuming process to drive to a coffee shop or Starbucks and stand in those horrific lines. Why can’t you do the same thing in the comfort of your own home? In my opinion, it really can be that simple. Specifically, the Delonghi EC702 machine could be the answer to your espresso prayers. As a matter of fact, it’s a machine that lets you be a barista in your own home.

Latte, Cappuccino, and Espresso Machine

The DeLonghi EC702 is a semi-automatic espresso machine. No it is not a fully automatic machine. However, it is capable of brewing any espresso or cappuccino beverage. Moreover, this machine is quite affordable compared to other high-end semi-automatic brewers. The brew quality is consistent, which is what we all look for in a good cup of Joe. Of course, I really like that this coffee maker is able to brew different espresso drinks with ease. Furthermore, it has a dual filter function and can brew both ground beans and coffee pods. In addition, this brewer is also easy to use, customize, and descale. Whether it is a single shot or double shot, this machine brews your espressos at the touch of a button.

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Initial Setup of DeLonghi EC702

All things considered, the initial setup of the EC702 is almost effortless. Just add water to the reservoir and turn on the preheat button. Water quickly heats up in this brewer. Furthermore, fill the holder with ground coffee, and press the brew button. Since this espresso coffee machine is semi-automatic, you need to press the brew button once more to stop the brewing process. Work on your barista skills! Additionally, for cappuccinos, add milk to the pitcher and turn on the steam button. Afterward, follow up by adjusting your desired settings and dip the steam wand into the pitcher. Finally, your frothy cappuccino is ready in no time! With a 44-ounce water reservoir, you will have to refill it pretty often.

One cup or two?

This coffee espresso machine can brew 1 or 2 cups! Moreover, the EC702 has a stainless-steel boiler that is capable of brewing your shots quickly and consistently. In fact, there is a built-in frother on the side of the machine that steams your milk. In addition, there are two thermostats on the machine. Meanwhile, this coffee cappuccino maker lets you control the brewing and steaming temperatures separately. Lastly, this 15-bar pump espresso maker ensures quality pulls each time.

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Summary of DeLonghi EC702 Review

In conclusion, if you want a good quality espresso brewer at an affordable price, this brewer may be for you. Furthermore, this home coffee machine is easy to setup, customize, and maintain. For this reason, we feel the DeLonghi EC702 is one of the best espresso machines under $300.

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