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Designed and created in the home of the espresso, Italy, find out why the De’longhi La Specialista is a dream come true for coffee connoisseurs. Whether you are a novice home barista or an experienced one, this semi-automatic coffee machine is a perfect combination of technology and craft. From bean to cup, enjoy full control of your coffee-making experience while the inbuilt advanced barista technology controls each variable for a flawless brew. Unbox your brand new La Specialista with us: https://youtu.be/XAunxzoVEfk Shop now, from SGD1,199.
Sensor Grinding Technology[caption id="attachment_6156" align="alignnone" width="2437"] Enjoy the flexibility of adjusting the coffee ground fineness and dosage according to your preference.[/caption] For that exquisite shot of espresso, it boils down to perfecting the grind size. La Specialista’s Integrated Sensor Grinder doesn’t only ground beans with absolute precision, but also a consistent and optimal dose each time. With 6 grind settings, you can customise the grinding level and adjust the amount of espresso to be brewed for your chosen coffee beverage. With the bean sensor, you will never run out of beans while grinding midway.
Smart Built-in Tamping System[caption id="attachment_6159" align="alignnone" width="2496"] The smart built-in tamping syste
If your espresso machine is serving a pot of weak, off-tasting, tepid coffee and takes a longer-than-usual time to brew, chances are the machine may be lodged with limescale buildup. It’s now time to give your machine the descaling routine and attention it needs. How does one descale an espresso machine? Follow this step-by-step guide to ensure that the many pipes and small jets in your machine are sparkling clean. Prefer a quick video guide? Here’s a great place to start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKDvWHcAEh8&feature=emb_logo Tip: We recommend descaling your espresso machine at least once a month to ensure your morning brew is packed with a punch each day.
1. Get a Descaling Agent[caption id="attachment_6030" align="alignnone" width="2560"] While DIY or homemade descaling agents may work, the best (and guaranteed) option would be a commercial descaling solution made specifically for coffee machines. Featuring the De’Longhi EcoDecalk Mini. Photo from De'Longhi[/caption] Some use vinegar, others use citric acid, and there are people who use lemon juice as a descaling agent — any all-natural descaling agents work (albeit with varying degrees of effectiveness, and note that some may be more corrosive to your machine than others). The best, though, is a commercial descaling solution. The De’Longhi EcoDecalk
What does it take to brew a perfect coffee? Well, a lot. It starts with the coffee beans, then the coffee machine, and even the way you brew your coffee. One tiny mistake can drastically alter the taste and quality of your coffee. Let’s talk about several reasons why your coffee isn’t brewing as well as you want it to and how you can make it right to get the perfect homebrew.
You use the auto-brew function[caption id="attachment_6081" align="alignnone" width="1439"] An auto-brew function may be convenient, but your coffee may lose aroma and flavour, sitting on the warmer. Photo from De’Longhi[/caption] Most automatic coffee makers are programmed with an auto-brew function that allows you to brew your coffee up to 24 hours in advance. The function ensures a fresh, hot cup of coffee is ready on your kitchen countertop every morning. While this may be convenient and handy, ground coffee loses its aroma and flavour in mere minutes. The time that your coffee is sitting on the warming plate before you take your first sip may take away all the delicious aroma of a fresh brew.
You pause your java mid-brew[caption id="attachment_6087" align="alignnone" width="2560"] Don’t hit pause as your java mid-brew to yield the perfect homebrew. Photo from