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Delonghi Eletta Cappuccino Review – Bean to Cup Coffee Machine

The Quick Verdict

Delonghi is a very well known name in the coffee industry and this machine lives up to that reputation. 

We love this coffee machine and think it's perfect for the house that entertains regularly. You never know when a visitor might want an Espresso Macchiato rather than a straight up flat white. 

The number of coffee types you can make on this machine means it will be a favourite for you and your guests.

Overall Rating: 
4.5/5 stars





  • 1.9l water tank which is a good size
  • Quick to produce a great coffee
  • Great coffee selection
  • Easy to use
  • Trouble free set up
  • Effortless cleaning
  • Excellent Milk frothing function
  • Coffee in one touch
  • 2 Coffees at the same time


  • Can’t remove beans to clean or swap bean type
  • Big unit that can take up some room
  • Water tank is good but I’d like it bigger

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The Eletta Cappuccino Coffee Machine

The Eletta Cappuccino coffee machine is great. It looks really nice on the kitchen worktop and the easy menu navigation allows you to get a great coffee at the first time of asking.

The interchangeable hot water spout and milk frother mean most of the time we can have instant hot water to top up the espresso into a full cup of coffee.

And, when family or friends come round and want a nice cappuccino we can just add the milk warmer to the machine to make the ultimate cappuccino for them.

The adjustable grinder setting allows you to get it absolutely perfect for your taste. Along with the “my coffee” setting meaning you can produce your personal perfect coffee at the push of a button.

The bean to cup machine provides a one touch click to produce a selection of different coffee types: Espresso, Long Coffee, Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato, Hot milk, Caffelatte, Flat White along with hot water.

You can also make 2 coffees at the same time.

Front face of the Delonghi Eletta Cappuccino

Design and Features of the Delonghi Eletta Cappuccino

  • The gloss black finish looks very nice sitting on the worktop in the kitchen. Does get people asking questions
  • The one touch functionality is intuitive and very easy to make your favourite type of coffee.  
  • LatteCrema System means your milk tops your drink with long lasting dense milk foam that is at the absolute right temperature for the best coffee. 
  • Adjustable coffee bean grinder means you can get just the right grind for your taste.
  • Tough morning? Just throw 2 espresso into the same cup and away you go.

Cleaning a Eletta coffee machine

The Eletta Cappuccino has a removable brewing unit which takes the hassle out of cleaning - this is easily removed, you just rinse under running water and then replace, ensuring a consistent, great tasting coffee and prolonging the lifespan of the machine. 

The machine indicates when you need to descale. As Long as you have the Delonghi Descaler solution you just need to select “descale” within the menu options and the machine will talk you through step by step how to descale. 

The drip tray and grounds container are easy to pull out and pour the excess water into the sink whilst putting the coffee grounds into the waste food bin. We’ve even 

We’ve even been using the coffee grounds to feed some Tomato plants in the garden.

Easy access to clean the brewer
Eletta with the Milk Carafe attached

Milk Froth Function 

With Cappuccino in the name it needs to be capable of making the perfect frothy milk for the top of a cappuccino or milky coffee. 

The separate milk container has a number of settings you can use for the type of milk you prefer. There are 3 easy pre-set milk options to choose from and you just turn the selector on the top of the milk holder. 

There is also an option for you to set a “my milk” so you have complete control of your coffee exactly the way you want it. 

The milk wand automatically cleans itself after each use so you’ll never be surprised by a congealed piece of milk. You also have the option in the menu to run the cleaning function whenever you want. 

From hot milk to espresso macchiato the milk frother delivers.

Specifications of the Delonghi Eletta Coffee Machine


 Black plastic

 Water Tank Capacity

 1.9 Litres


 Auto-cleaning milk carafe

 Adjustable water temperature

 2 cups at the same time

 Milk Frother

 Dimensions (WxHxD)

 (H)36.0 x (W)26.0 x (D)46.0 CM

 Guarantee Period

 2 Years

Bean Container - Capacity 400 grams 

Depending on the coffee type and strength desired, this machine will make around 20 - 22 cups of coffee before it needs replenishing. 

If you prefer a stronger, more aromatic coffee, then it would produce around 13 cups - more than enough to keep you going for a few days!
Coffee Bean Holder - 400g

A Quick Overview of the Delonghi Eletta Cappuccino Coffee Machine

Delonghi have done the name justice with this machine. It looks great, produces great coffee and is easy to clean and maintain. 

Just add your beans and fill the water tank and push the button. 

Overall, a great addition is the home kitchen that delivers shop quality coffee that you can enjoy in your own home. 

My rating of 4.5 out of 5 was given for this machine after testing this for 2 months at home. As a coffee lover, I loved it; so much so, I am now the proud owner.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Eletta Cappuccino Coffee Machine 

Why buy a Delonghi Eletta Cappuccino?

Affordable, easy to use, produces excellent rich aromatic coffee, easy to maintain and looks great on your kitchen worktops. 

How many servings of coffee can I brew with a full water tank? 

This will depend on your coffee choice.

An Espresso you will get around 55 cups from this tank, other coffee selections will serve around 10 cups.

Can I make decaf coffee with the Delonghi Eletta Cappuccino coffee machine?

The machine has an inbuilt bypass for when you don’t want to use the bean grinder. This is perfect for when you have visitors who only drink decaffeinated coffee. 

Just use the scoop that comes with the machine and you can make a decaf cappuccino to rival the very best.

What does ‘Bean to Cup Coffee Machine’ mean?

Bean to cup coffee machines describe the process of coffee making - the machine will grind the coffee beans, dispense the water, froth and heat the milk, all at the touch of a button. 

Can you use regular beans in an Espresso Coffee Machine?

Yes, you can use regular beans in an Espresso Coffee Machine. 

A dark roasted bean is recommended to achieve the best results for an Espresso shot. 

These beans are rich in oils and more soluble, contributing to an excellent full bodied, intense, aromatic Espresso.

How quick is it to make coffee?

This machine has a variety of coffee selections: an Espresso takes 1 minute  from bean to cup, whilst a Cappuccino can take 2 minutes but does depend on the milk frothing preference.

Why do I need to descale my coffee machine?

Descaling your coffee machine is key to maintaining the quality of your coffee and contributes to the lifespan of your appliance.

How long is the delonghi eletta warranty?

The machine comes with a 2 year warranty but needs to be registered with Delonghi within 28 days of purchase.

Delonghi Eletta Cappuccino Review
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