De’Longhi Magnifica Bean to Cup Coffee

Anyone who knows me will tell you that when it comes to Christmas, I am all over it. I’m that annoying person who will remind you, every single day, just how many weeks it is ’til Christmas, counting down the days with an app on my phone, getting increasingly excited like the big kid I am. But my favourite part about Christmas, and the part that I really struggle to keep a lid on each year, is choosing the perfect gifts for those I love.

Recently ao.com got in touch to ask me if I would like to take part in a Christmas gifting campaign to choose a present for a blogging friend, and of course my answer was yes!!

I was paired with my friend Victoria of Starlight and Stories and, given her love of baking, I knew exactly what she would like! The Kenwood MultiPro Food Processor would mean she could cook up all kinds of delicious treats, just in time for Christmas, and she has shared her own review of this over on her blog. 

When it came to receiving my gift I was super excited, even more so when it was delivered and I realised that Victoria had kindly considered both Gaz and I in her gift and it suited the two of us perfectly.

With four children it’s safe to say that we are always tired and, although I only drink de-caffeinated coffee, Gaz goes through a lot of caffeine each day! For that reason the De’Longhi Magnifica ESAM2600 Bean to Cup Coffee Machine was the perfect gift choice!

I love that we can now create barista-style coffee at home with our very own coffee machine and with three programmes to choose from we are able to satisfy all of our tastes. These include a long coffee programme to make delicious Americanos and taller drinks at the touch of a button, and Gaz’s favourite, a double espresso to wake him up each morning!

The clever integrated burr grinder uses less heat when it’s preparing the beans so that your coffee retains it’s delicious aromatic flavour. We have been trialling a variety of Strangers coffee beans and working our way through them until we find our favourite. I had no idea that there were so many different beans out there and all equally delicious!

The De’Longhi Magnifica also has a really welcome cup warmer to keep your crockery at the ideal temperature and, my personal favourite, an auto clean function to keep it working at its best.

Gaz and I are both over the moon with our new coffee machine and although he leaves for work long before I am up with the children, there is nothing nicer than coming downstairs to the smell of freshly ground coffee!

I would definitely recommend this for all coffee lovers this Christmas and, even better, there are significant reductions in the ao.com black friday sale. 

Oh and by the way, forty seven days and counting….. 

 

 

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  1. November 8, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    This is top of my Christmas wish list! I would love a bean to cup coffee machine, I can’t function without my coffee in the morning and spend far to much in coffee shops. To have one at home would be a dream. Not to send this to Andy!!

    • Laura Dove
      November 10, 2017 / 11:03 am

      Its half price in the black Friday sale Laura! Bargain! xx

  2. November 9, 2017 / 9:37 am

    This is a great gift idea. I certainly have a few coffee addicts in my family! The self clean and cup warmer sound ace!

    • Laura Dove
      November 10, 2017 / 10:44 am

      Yes I love that! If only my whole kitchen was self clean! xx

  3. November 9, 2017 / 10:19 am

    No exaggeration, only this weekend I was lusting over my friend’s bean grinding coffee machine!! We have a Nespresso one, but there is so much waste involved with all the capsules, that I like the idea of freshly crushing beans and putting the waste created onto the compost heap. I had forgotten the brand of my friend’s one, but this looks very good. Am off to research further. Kate x

    • Laura Dove
      November 10, 2017 / 10:42 am

      I agree! We had a pod one previously and not only are they more expensive but there really is so much waste. This one is amazing and I think it’s half off in the black Friday sale!! xx

  4. November 9, 2017 / 11:26 am

    I need to show my parents this post. They are after a new coffee making machine at the moment!

    • Laura Dove
      November 10, 2017 / 10:26 am

      Ooh it’s half off in the black Friday sale too! xx

  5. November 9, 2017 / 11:34 am

    My husband is desperate for a coffee machine but we’ve nowhere to put it. When we eventually buy a house something like yours will be top of the must-buy list!

    • Laura Dove
      November 10, 2017 / 10:41 am

      Ahh that’s the thing, it’s hard as they are all quite big! xx

  6. November 9, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    So important as a coffee fuelled mum to have a fab coffee maker at home to power you up in the morning ans this one looks fantastic!

    • Laura Dove
      November 10, 2017 / 10:25 am

      Oh I know! I only ever have decaff but Gaz is fuelled entirely by caffeine!! xx

  7. November 9, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    Oh this looks fab and Im a total convert of bean to cup now thanks to AO too! Coffee is life! lol

    • Laura Dove
      November 10, 2017 / 10:19 am

      Haha my husband feels the same! xx

  8. November 9, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    I am looking to get a new coffee machine and this is perfect. I love the smell of fresh coffee beans over pods any day. Nothing nicer to wake up to then the smell of fresh coffee xx

    • Laura Dove
      November 10, 2017 / 10:18 am

      Me too, pods can work out quite expensive! xx

  9. Joanna
    November 9, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    I love the idea of this coffee machine. I have been looking for a while for a perfect coffee machine that can grind and make the brew for me as easy as possible and keep the taste. I am shipping my coffee from south america so a good coffee machine is a must to keep the delicious taste.

    • Laura Dove
      November 10, 2017 / 10:12 am

      Ooh I definitely recommend this one then, it’s in the sale on black Friday! xx

  10. November 9, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    oh i bet this leaves the most amazing scent through the house , this is something i would have in my kitchen for sure

    • Laura Dove
      November 10, 2017 / 10:11 am

      Definitely and there are so many amazing coffee beans available now, we are working our way through them! xx

  11. November 9, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    So glad you are both enjoying your gift, thank you so much for mine. Definitely lots of cooking going on here x

    • Laura Dove
      November 10, 2017 / 10:08 am

      Thanks lovely, our house smells amazing, haha! I bet yours does too! xx

  12. November 9, 2017 / 10:01 pm

    I would love one of these, I bet it smells amazing too.

    • Laura Dove
      November 10, 2017 / 10:07 am

      Oh it really does! Nothing beats waking up to that! x

  13. November 10, 2017 / 4:52 am

    I love love your excitement for Christmas. I am that way for birthdays and Thanksgiving. I am not big on gifts but big on birthday cake and getting together with my cousins for Thanksgiving :))))))))))))) Super duper fun. The new coffee “machine” is awesome. And my gosh.. the countdown… right around the CORNER! What happened to the year.

    • Laura Dove
      November 10, 2017 / 10:00 am

      Haha I am the same with birthdays too! I get so excited, the countdown is officially ON!! xx

  14. November 10, 2017 / 7:57 am

    Sounds fab – my whole day is literally driven by caffeine & that’s with one child lol! She made a good choice 🙂 x

    • Laura Dove
      November 10, 2017 / 9:56 am

      Haha I think most mums are, I only drink decaff! xx

  15. November 10, 2017 / 8:58 am

    I’ve seen a lot of coffee makers lately, I think it’s a perfect present since it makes your life easier.

    • Laura Dove
      November 10, 2017 / 9:53 am

      Yes, I just love how good my kitchen smells!! xx

  16. November 10, 2017 / 9:03 am

    I think I need to add this to my Christmas wish list. Black Friday would be even better.

    • Laura Dove
      November 10, 2017 / 9:53 am

      Definitely, love a good bargain! xx

  17. November 10, 2017 / 9:22 am

    This looks fab – I stupidly gave my coffee machine to my daughter but want it back!

    • Laura Dove
      November 10, 2017 / 9:52 am

      Oh no!! Bad move Kara! xx

  18. November 10, 2017 / 9:50 am

    I really want to get a coffee machine in our house, but they can be a bit expensive. I may have to pop it on the Christmas list and see if anyone would like to buy it for us.

    • Laura Dove
      November 10, 2017 / 9:52 am

      Yes that’s the thing, the initial outlay seems like a lot but if you add up what you spend on coffee each year it really isn’t! xx

  19. November 10, 2017 / 11:30 am

    I am slightly coffee obsessed and need to be with a 4 month old! This looks great, might add this one to my collection ha ! X

    • Laura Dove
      November 10, 2017 / 3:04 pm

      Haha it’s a great machine! xx

  20. November 10, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    Oo this looks perfect for the mother and father in law because they love coffee! Must remember to mention this idea to my husband 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      November 10, 2017 / 3:01 pm

      It’s in the black Friday sale so a great time to buy! xx

  21. November 10, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    adding it to my Christmas wish list 🙂 I’m one who loves coffee and this deLonghi machine looks so stylish , perfect fit for me and my kitchen

    • Laura Dove
      November 10, 2017 / 3:00 pm

      Ooh fingers crossed you get it! xx

  22. November 10, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    My daddy would love this as he’s the coffee drinking in the house! It looks really stylish as well!

    • Laura Dove
      November 12, 2017 / 9:58 pm

      My husband is the biggest coffee fiend here too! We are saving a fortune now we have this! xx

  23. November 10, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    This is on my Christmas wish list! We’ve just made over our home office and all that is missing is a good coffee machine! This one looks so perfect. x

    • Laura Dove
      November 12, 2017 / 9:57 pm

      Oh that would be perfect! Hope Father Christmas brings it for you! xx

  24. November 10, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    My husband only drinks coffee so this would be ideal for him. I’ve tried to lure him on to tea with no success.

    • Laura Dove
      November 12, 2017 / 9:52 pm

      Haha my husband is a coffee fiend too! xx

  25. November 11, 2017 / 8:24 am

    Such a wonderful coffee machine! I love that you can ground your own coffee beans at home, instead of using pods! Great Christmas gift!

    • Laura Dove
      November 12, 2017 / 9:32 pm

      Me too, beans taste so much better I think! xx

  26. November 11, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    I’m 100% the same about Christmas! The cup warmer on this coffee machine would really be put to good use in my house! Great gift 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      November 12, 2017 / 9:31 pm

      It’s a lovely added feature, makes a big difference! xx

  27. November 11, 2017 / 2:29 pm

    Oh wow what a lovely idea, I bet you were so excited! That coffee machine looks fab.

    • Laura Dove
      November 12, 2017 / 9:30 pm

      I really was! I love surprises!! xx

  28. November 11, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    I am not an avid coffee drinker but there is nothing more refreshing than bean to mug coffee. Will see if I can convince myself for this machine.

    • Laura Dove
      November 12, 2017 / 9:29 pm

      There are some amazing coffee bean varieties now you don’t actually feel like you’re drinking the same coffee twice! xx

  29. November 11, 2017 / 3:48 pm

    I had a DeLonghi espresso machine and I loved it. I switched to a space saving coffee maker and life hasn’t been the same. I think I will get on during that Black Friday sale you mentioned. Thanks for reminding me how much I loved this coffee maker.

    • Laura Dove
      November 12, 2017 / 9:29 pm

      Oh I agree, we’ve had a pod one previously and they just aren’t the same! xx

  30. November 11, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    Wowza!! This coffee machine is heavenly!! I love coffee and this just looks like it would make a perfect cup!!! Now, only to convince hubby to get it hahaha!

    • Laura Dove
      November 12, 2017 / 9:26 pm

      Tell him it’s half off, it’s a bargain! xx

  31. November 11, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    This machine sounds great. We love our coffee bean machine. It’s such a better taste to regular coffee. It looks fab as well

    • Laura Dove
      November 12, 2017 / 9:26 pm

      I agree, you can’t beat a real coffee from a coffee bean. xx

  32. November 11, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    I am a tea person. But this machine will be a nice gift to someone who loves coffee

  33. November 11, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    I am a tea person. But this machine will be a nice gift to someone who loves coffee.

    • Laura Dove
      November 12, 2017 / 9:23 pm

      Oh definitely, it’s a shame there aren’t tea machines! xx

  34. November 12, 2017 / 3:23 am

    This sounds like a great gift idea for the coffee drinker in our house. Even though I am not a coffee drinker the smell of fresh coffee is a great way to wake up.

    • Laura Dove
      November 12, 2017 / 9:22 pm

      I agree, I don’t drink a lot of coffee but the smell is enough for me! xx

  35. November 12, 2017 / 11:10 am

    Oh I am sure Victoria loved your gift, and yes, a coffee machine is a perfect winter time gift! Fresh coffee brewing is magical!

    • Laura Dove
      November 12, 2017 / 9:19 pm

      I agree, the smell is just amazing! xx

  36. November 12, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    I had no clue they even made anything like this! Love it! And I would love to have freshly made coffee!

    • Laura Dove
      November 12, 2017 / 9:16 pm

      It’s amazing Hayden! I definitely recommend it! xx

  37. November 12, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    I love the idea of this coffee machine! I recently got my hands on one myself and it has been the bet decision of my entire life! the coffee is so good.

  38. November 12, 2017 / 11:33 pm

    My dad is already looking out for one of these in the black friday sales! xxx

    • Laura Dove
      November 13, 2017 / 10:09 am

      Ooh send him over to ao.com they are a bargain! xx

  39. Aziel Morte
    November 13, 2017 / 1:29 am

    Looks like I want to have this kind of coffee machine and I’m sure my hubby would love this too since we are a huge fan of coffee.

    • Laura Dove
      November 13, 2017 / 10:08 am

      It’s great Aziel, I really would recommend it! xx

  40. November 13, 2017 / 1:54 am

    I love a hot cappuccino in the morning, Delonghi makes a great one including froth.

    • Laura Dove
      November 13, 2017 / 10:08 am

      Oh yes I’ve seen that one, De’Longhi have some amazing coffee machines! xx

  41. November 13, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    I drink decaf as well as I am allergic to caffeine but how thoughtful of Victoria to gift you a present that both you and Gaz would both like. I am sure that she was thrilled to bits with her present as well! x

    • Laura Dove
      November 14, 2017 / 6:48 pm

      Yes she was, I just love Christmas gifting!! xx

  42. November 17, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    I do love a good coffee and so does my mother – I think i know what I will be buying her for christmas x

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