What sets the Eletta Explore (ECAM450.86.T) apart from competitors is its cold brew technology. You can use it to make a variety of hot and cold espresso based drinks, all year round.
Choose your drink from the 3.5” TFT display with full colour icons. On either side, there are quick option buttons for “to go” drinks, hot drinks, cold drinks, and favourites. You can also set up profiles, to get your favourite coffees at the touch of a button.
There are some nice design features as well, like the water tank that pulls out from the front, so you don’t have to scrabble around at the back of the appliance. You’ll also get alerts when it’s time to refill the tank and empty the integral grounds container.
The Eletta Explore also has smart features, which allow you to check the machine’s status, adjust settings, save personalised drinks settings and – importantly – make yourself a latte, cappuccino or espresso remotely, with a single tap.
The milk delivery system is cleverly designed and a cinch to use. Keep your carafe of milk in the fridge, and just plug it into the machine – the machine does everything else, from dispensing to cleaning the mechanism afterwards.
If this is a little too pricey for your taste and you can do without the cold brew options, the De’Longhi Dinamica Plus is one to look at.