De'Longhi Stilosa Espresso Machine

Review

The Joy of Coffee

 My Review Journey with the De'Longhi Stilosa Espresso Machine

By: James Butler        Revised by: Mark Cambell    Last updated: Feb 7, 2024


The De'Longhi Stilosa is part of a long, proud tradition of Italian espresso makers that focus on making great coffee without all the fancy stuff. It's all about keeping it simple, using only the highest quality ingredients, and involving the person making the coffee in the process. You know, the good old-fashioned way. There are no automated features here, just solid copper Brew and Steam Boilers designed to last, producing shot after shot when coupled with your own skill and technique.  

Delonghi Stilosa Espresso Machine in a kitchen

With a 15 bar pump pressure, the Stilosa doesn’t just match professional standards—it excels. The first pull of espresso revealed a rich crema, the hallmark of a well-extracted shot. The dual thermostats for water and steam ensure that the espresso is brewed at the perfect temperature while the milk is frothed to silky perfection.

The manual steam wand is a highlight, giving users control over the milk texture, from creamy lattes to airy cappuccinos. It’s a feature that might intimidate novices, but after a few tries, it becomes second nature, thanks to the intuitive design.

It is equipped with two separate thermostats to control the water and steam temperatures independently, the De'Longhi Stilosa boilers do an admirable job of maintaining consistent brewing and frothing temperatures with standard 1L capacities. 

What sets the Stilosa apart is its two-level cup holder, accommodating everything from dainty demitasses to hefty mugs. The auto shut-off function is a thoughtful addition, enhancing safety and energy efficiency.

So, if you're ready for an espresso adventure that takes you back to espresso's roots while revealing its timeless secrets, the De'Longhi Stilosa Manual Espresso Machine is the right choice. 

De'Longhi Stilosa Manual espresso machine

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