De’Longhi Prima Donna Avant UK Review 

 March 2, 2016

By  Enda McLarnon

The ESAM6700 model from De'Longhi is also known as the Prima Donna Avant.

It is of course the Italian brand's high end Bean to Cup Espresso and Cappuccino Machine. It is made from the best stainless steel and uses a 15 bar pressure system.

The reality is that this one comes with a hefty price tag and will set you back close to £800 depending on where you make your purchase. You can almost always find a better deal online though.

So what makes this particular model of coffee machine so special.

I think the first thing to say is that it is "bean to cup." You put the coffee beans in one end and enjoy delicious coffee coming out of the other end.

That is thanks to the high quality burr grinder and the burr ensures that you always have a highly consistent and well ground coffee. You can also use pre-ground coffee with this machine if you prefer.

Just below you will find a quick feature guide and review if you don't have time to read the longer review underneath.

Prima Donna Avant ESAM6700 Summary Review

Prima Donna Avant ESAM6700

Measures 42 x 28.5 x 38 cm

Weighs 5 Kg

  • Can be used with pre-ground coffee or with beans
  • One touch operation for simplicity
  • Set up the memory function which then saves all of your favourite coffee settings
  • Adjustable coffee dispenser
  • 1.8 litre capacity
  • 2 year warranty

This model is made from stainless steel and comes with an integrated high quality burr grinder, cup warmer, removable water reservoir, a water filter and a milk frother.

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.

This machine is of course expensive but it is all about touch button technology as you can see from the video below.

Avant ESAM6700 Espresso and Cappuccino Machine Full Review

If you have watched the video you will see that this coffee maker is all about the ease of convenience. It is clearly a powerful coffee maker that can handle many of the coffee drinks that we are familiar with such as espresso, cappuccino, cafe latte, cafe macchiato and even hot milk for hot chocolates, all at the touch of a button.

Key Features

It has a high pressure 15 bar pump system which of course guarantees industry standards for making high quality coffees.

It has a very elegant style and fits comfortably on top of your kitchen worktop, and in fact, will enhance the look of any quality kitchen.

The machine is programmable which takes the pain out of having to so a whole range of settings. Let the intelligent programming and memory system do the hard work, as you simply make your choices from the LED screen.

De'Longhi_Prima_Donna_Avant_ESAM6700 LED display

If you are someone who loves their coffee then the ESAM6700 allows you to make coffee of a standard that you would find in good coffee shops or restaurants. This is an ideal choice for those who have friends around, and especially if they all have different coffee preferences.

Some of the more basic coffee machines do compromise on the internal workings of the product and that of course does keep the cost down. This model does not do that and as it includes the preferred burr grinder, a carafe for frothing the milk it produces proper fresh coffee straight from the bean.

The Milk Carafe

The milk carafe can hold 1 litre of milk and is detachable so can be stored in the fridge.

Principle Behind the Bean to Cup Function

This machine works well with pre-ground beans. However for those with more discerning tastes, they will know that the best coffee is fresh coffee. So when making quality coffee beans should always be used and then ground just before use. This machine has a 7 position adjustable burr grinder that can do just that.

It uses a set of burrs to grind the beans rather than the cheaper blade action style. For those who like their coffee strong use a fine grind, and for a milder taste use a medium grind. This can easily be set on this maker by simply selecting a switch setting.

Number of Cups

This model can do two cups at the same time, so for you and your partner, or you and a friend. It can also just do one cup if you need to have a coffee moment alone.

Main Benefits of the ESAM6700 Model

  • It is easy to set up but does come in a rather large box
  • One button push for most coffee types so fast and convenient
  • The American style long coffees produced by this machine are top notch
  • Makes a great addition to any kitchen
  • Has an auto-clean function
  • Super fast to use and no mess

Our Verdict on the De’Longhi Prima Donna Avant Machine

One buyer described this as like having your own Starbucks in the kitchen, and I have to say that I agree with them. This is a high end and an expensive machine, but buyers do like it a lot.

If however you believe that this is not the coffee machine for you, then please feel free to check out our top 10 list of bean to cup coffee machines by clicking here.

This De’Longhi Prima Donna Avant is a coffee machine that does everything. Put your beans in the top, fill up the water tank, and hit a button for cafe style coffee.

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.

Enda McLarnon

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