Magnifica ESAM 4000
The third highest placed DeLonghi coffee maker in the 2018 top ten is the Magnifica ESAM 4000.b from the Magnifica line of machines. As you might expect, it falls at the lower end of the price range from DeLonghi’s selection, but as with the first placed ESAM4200 (which is a virtually identical model) that’s not to say it’s a poor choice, it’s just not as good as the top performing ECAM44.660.B from the manufacturer (by performing we mean the best choice if price is completely ignored). There’s a continual trend of well built, reliable coffee machines coming off the production line at DeLonghi, and this one’s the first we’ve featured in black. It’s a point we don’t often make, and probably one that we should, but many models are available in different colours, so where we talk about a black machine (usually the model number ends .B) or a silver machine (ending .S or .SB), there will be an equivalent if that is more suitable for your kitchen. Often, companies selling the machines (such as Amazon) will give colour choices on their product pages, along with their current best price.
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Key Features Of The Magnifica ESAM4000.b
As usual, we’ll begin our review of this bean to cup coffee machine by looking at the stand out features, so you can get a better feel for what you’re buying if you decide this is the one for you. So, here’s the run down on the DeLonghi ESAM4000.b:
It’s not just Heston’s Sage Dual Boiler that has the ability to separately heat water and provide steam for frothing milk, the ESAM 4000.b can do the trick too. Unlike single boiler machines, there’s no time wasted warming milk after the coffee is brewed, so you can avoid rushing in case the coffee starts to cool before you’re done.
Pre-Ground Coffee Compatible
As with most of the rest of DeLonghi’s bean to cup range, this coffee maker is perfectly capable of working with ground coffee that you can pick up in all good supermarkets as well as grinding fresh beans down from scratch. You’ll want to use beans for the best results, but for those times when time is ticking or you’ve simply exhausted the coffee bean supply, you’re covered.
Professional Grade Pressure
DeLonghi’s ESAM 4000.b lives up to its name as part of the Magnifica range with a professional grade 15 bar pressure system, matching most of the high street stores in its brewing process.
Pre-programmed Coffee Making
As with the previously reviewed ESAM 4200, there’s a simple to use single press system for the most common coffee making cycles, meaning that you don’t need a degree in coffee making to get a great cup of coffee. This is a great plus for beginners, and even for more experienced bean grinding coffee lovers to get started quickly out of the box. Of course, you can progress to the more advanced functions whenever you like to customise the bean grind coarseness and infusion.
- Dimensions (wxdxh cm): 28.5×37.5×36.0
- Weight (Kg): 10
- Rated voltage/Frequency (V~Hz): 220/240~50/60
- Input power (W): 1450
- Colour: Black
- Aroma control: ✓
- Autoshut OFF: ✓
- Beans container capacity: 200
- Coffee grounds container (n°): 14/72h
- Coffee powder use: ✓
- Cup holder: ✓
- Descaling, cleaning and rinsing program: ✓
- Dispensing level minimum/maximun: 80/110
- Energy saving function: ✓
- New silent grinder with 13 setting: ✓
- Power supply switch: ✓
- Programmable water hardness: ✓
- Pump pressure (bar): 15
- Removable drip tray with level indicator: ✓
- Removable infuser unit: ✓
- Removable water reservoir: ✓
- Selection for 1 cup: ✓
- Selection for 2 cups: ✓
- Stand-by function: ✓