Delonghi Autentica Automatic Bean to Cup Machine

Thanks for taking your time to read our review of the popular Delonghi Autentica Automatic Bean to Cup Machine. Delonghi make a wide range of coffee machines, and this Autentica model (ETAM 29.510.B) is one of their biggest sellers in the United Kingdom.

Delonghi Autentica Automatic Bean to Cup Machine UK Review

As you can see from the image above, this looks very stylish, and will suit almost any style of kitchen, from the contemporary to the more traditional. It is however, the many features of this machine that make it such a popular choice.

Bean to cup coffee machines are of course the ultimate when it comes to brewing a cup of coffee. They take fresh beans, and automate the process of the perfect cup of coffee.

92% buyer satisfaction based on 650+ online buyer ratings

As you can see from the information to the left, this is not going to be a cheap purchase. You are however buying a high quality coffee machine that will last you for many years to come.

Most people who buy this particular machine look on their purchase as a longer term investment.

Not only do you get great tasting coffee, but you get a high quality machine that has been built to last.

It has of course all the important features that includes a high quality built-in grinder, a choice of strengths, a milk frother and just to make life even easier, it cleans and descales automatically.

How Buyers Rate the Delonghi Autentica

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  • Overall online buyers have given this Autentica model a 92% buyer satisfaction rating
  • 77% of all online buyers gave this model a full 5 star rating
  • 3% of all buyers gave this machine a poor rating

92% buyer satisfaction for any product is considered an excellent rating. Just below we have shown what buyers actually said after they had bought and used this machine.

What Buyers Say about the Delonghi Autentica

Just below you will find a summary of what buyers had to say. We have shown this in the form of a pros and cons table, as that makes it easier to understand.

Pros

  • Most buyers said they bought this model as the Delonghi brand is very reliable with good customer service  
  • Buyers said this made fantastic coffee with a very rich crema
  • Buyers also loved the fact that the machine looked after itself, even with the cleaning
  • Buyers also loved the way that you could easily adjust the strength and customise your drinks

Cons

  • 2-3 buyers said the machine started to leak  
  • A couple of buyers said the grinder was not very good

With a 92% buyer satisfaction rating, you would expect to find glowing reviews, and that is what we found when doing our own research. Overall the reviews are excellent, and as long as you take the time to set this one up right, you will have many years of use.

Delonghi Autentica Key Features

Just below we have explained the key features, and then highlighted those that we know to be important.

  • This machine measures 36 x 38 x 28 cm and that is designed to be compact and not take up a lot of space in your kitchen
  • It will take either coffee beans or pre-ground coffee
  • It makes the following coffee drinks, Espresso, double Espresso, Doppio, Ristretto, Single/Double long coffee, Americano, Espresso Macchiato, Flat White, Latte, Cafe Latte, Cappuccino and Latte Machiato
  • The average cost per cup of black coffee is 10p and with milk 15p
  • Grinds beans for perfect taste and freshness
  • You can personalise strength and length of coffee
  • It has a frothing nozzle for milk drinks
  • Comes with an exclusive doppio+ recipe
  • You can make two cups at once
  • It is very easy to clean and maintain
  • It has an adjustable spout for tall cups and glasses

Good Quality Burr Grinder

The first step to quality coffee is to use fresh beans. The next important step is to be able to grind those beans to the right grain. This model has a very high quality integrated burr grinder. 

That allows you to create coffee shop quality coffee, to be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home.

Gives You Choice

This particular model has an easy to use soft-touch control panel. The settings on that allow you to simply adjust the coffee strength and length to your preference. It is nicely lit up using soft LED lights.

Two Cups

One of the key features of the Autentica model is that you can prepare two drinks with a single touch of a button. You can also prepare hot water for tea. That is ideal rather than having to make your drinks one at a time.

Traditional Milk Frother

The milk frother is manual. It is however the best way to create a smooth and silky milk foam. That then allows you to create your favourite coffee drinks such as Cappuccino, Caffe Latte, or Latte Macchiato.

A Little About the De'Longhi Brand

This is one of the best known brands when it comes to buying coffee machines. This is an Italian brand and they have been making coffee makers and machines since 1974.

Their vision is to be recognised as the global market leader in coffee, comfort and selected kitchen and home care.

They are known for their high quality design, and also for making high quality products.

Our Verdict on the Delonghi Autentica Automatic Bean to Cup Machine

92% buyer satisfaction based on 650+ online buyer ratings

Delonghi make a number of bean to cup coffee machines and this Autentica model has been designed to be compact and it certainly has a great look to it.

It is one of the simplest in the Delonghi range to set up and use. Some other models have more advanced features, but buyers do complain that they are over complex to use.

This model will take a little time to master, especially setting up your personal preferences. That said it is very user friendly.

We also like the fact that it descales and cleans itself. That will save you a lot of time and effort.

If this is not the model for you, then check out our top 10 list of bean to cup coffee machines by clicking here.

Enda McLarnon
 

Enda McLarnon has a Business Management Honour's Degree and applies his professional insight, to analyse and write helpful product reviews with tips and useful advice. I am also a coffee lover and enjoy tasting all of the coffee types the world has to offer.

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