The Dinamica Diaries

 A Coffee Geek's Review of the Dinamica Plus Masterpiece

By: James Butler        Revised by: Mark Cambell    Last updated: May 17, 2024


So, You Want to Become an Amateur Barista? Meet your new best friend, the Delonghi Dinamica .

If you’ve decided you can no longer start your day with mediocre coffee from an automatic drip machine and are ready to enter the world of craft espresso drinks, the Delonghi Dinamica is the perfect machine to aid your new hobby. This all-in-one super-automatic powerhouse of a machine is your shortcut to making cafe-quality espresso, cappuccinos and lattes like a pro.  

As an amateur home barista, there are a few must-haves for your new setup. First, you need an integrated conical burr grinder to freshly grind those precious whole beans. The Dinamica delivers with a built-in grinder with 13 adjustable settings where you can adjust the grind size to your liking. No one wants pre-ground beans—we want maximum flavor and freshness!  

Next, you need effortless tamping and extraction. The Dinamica handles the tamping for you at the ideal pressure so you get a quality shot. It uses Delonghi’s special water dispersion system to saturate the grounds thoroughly and extract full flavor and robust crema. All you have to do is load the beans, place your mug under the spout and press a button. So, if you wonder, De Longhi espresso maker how to use? Effortlessly, I say.  The Dinamica pulls rich, balanced shots that will have your friends thinking you’re a pro barista.  

What’s an espresso drink without perfectly steamed milk? The Dinamica comes with an automatic milk frother that connects right to your milk source and froths milk to your desired density. Whether you want silky microfoam for latte art or just lightly heated milk for a quick cappuccino, the frother does the work for you.  

When you’re ready to expand from espresso shots to full drinks, the Dinamica will guide you through the process on its LED display. You can choose from pre-set 16 drink options or customize your own eg: CAPPUCCINO, LATTE, MACCHIATO, HOT MILK, CAPPUCCINO+, CAPPUCCINO MIX, CAFFELATTE, FLAT WHITE, ESPRESSO MACCHIATO. The machine doses the proper amount of ground coffee and froths the milk automatically. All you do is pour the milk and enjoy!  

The beauty of the Dinamica is that while it does all the hard work for you, it also allows customization as your skills improve. You can adjust brew strength, temperature, grind size, pre-infusion and more. This means even seasoned baristas can achieve their ideal shot.

The De’Longhi Coffee Link app is another significant feature of the De’Longhi Dinamica Plus super-automatic Espresso Machine, enhancing the coffee-making experience with its smart capabilities. 

The app is praised for its intuitive interface and the level of control it offers over the coffee-making process. It allows users to customize their coffee strength, temperature, and milk froth level from their smartphone. The app also provides remote access to many of the machine’s settings, such as ‘Auto On/Off’, and the ability to save personalized espresso recipes for perfectly customized coffee. However, it’s worth noting that there may be a learning curve involved in mastering all the features available in the app.

How to Use the APP:

Download and Install: Get the De’Longhi Coffee Link app from your iOS or Android app store.

Pair with Machine: Open the app and follow the instructions to connect it to your Dinamica Plus machine via Bluetooth.

Customize Settings: Use the app to adjust coffee strength, temperature, and milk froth level to your preference.

Save Recipes: Create and save your favorite coffee recipes for easy access.

Remote Brewing: Start the coffee-making process directly from your phone, even when you’re not near the machine.

Maintenance Tips: Access tips and tricks for machine maintenance and troubleshooting.

If I haven’t made an appealing case for why the Delonghi Dinamica should be your new espresso BFF, I don’t know what else to say. This machine will transform you from someone who drinks coffee to someone who crafts coffee. Your morning Joe will never be the same, and your guests will be awestruck by your new barista skills. For amateurs and professionals alike, the Dinamica delivers premium results with its fully automatic, customizable design. Your new coffee hobby awaits—happy extracting!

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