A Delonghi espresso machine makes a statement to have your coffee made and drank in style. It gives the impression to take your coffee seriously and also have an impeccable taste. But what makes the experience even better is having the right tools to go along with it.
From Delonghi espresso machine spare parts to cups that are sure to impress, here are seven espresso brewing accessories to try that will have you wondering how you ever made it without them.
An Upgraded Push Tamper
For all its wow factor, if consumers have one complaint about the Delonghi espresso machine, it’s the plastic-handle tamper that comes with it. Fortunately, it’s an easy-to-solve problem with dozens of aftermarket upgrades available. We like the JoeFrex Walnut tamper, which combines the best of style and sophistication, making it a worthy addition to any Delonghi espresso machine parts setup.
A Smart Scale
If you have made it your mission to master the perfect espresso shot, it’s important to remember that accuracy plays a part in it. A digital smart scale allows you to measure and weigh your espresso grind down to a tenth of a gram. Once you have mastered the Golden Ratio, a smart scale will ensure consistency throughout every pour.
A Stylish Knock Box
There is no reason to expose your portafilter to all the germs and bits of waste in your compost bin. Instead, keep your espresso setup clean with a designated knock box for all your used pucks. Empty it when it gets full and run it through the dishwasher. Keeping your machine and all the tools clean is key to maintaining the lifespan of your Delonghi espresso machine.
Clear Shot Glasses
When you’ve worked that hard at crafting your espresso shot, it’s nice to see the layers form especially if you are trying to impress guests. That’s why we like pouring into a clean JoeFrex shot glass instead of directly into an espresso or coffee cup. This two-step pours also enable you to split shots using a double portafilter or add your shot to the top of a drink making for an impressive feature.
A Tamping Mat
Look like a professional barista and show your countertops some love by investing in a good-quality tamper mat. There is no need to spend a fortune as a simple silicone tamping mat with a tamper rest and raised edge is all the protection you need. It can be purchased for less than $20.
Colourful Milk Pitchers
Up your milk steaming and frothing game by investing in eye-catching milk frothing pitchers. Stainless steel will always be a classic, but these colourful JoeFrex 20 oz stainless steel pitchers add another layer of style to your Delonghi espresso machine setup. Not only are they super durable and easy to clean, but they are also comfortable to hold onto and thick enough to protect your hands from the heat.
Espresso Machine Cleaner
While you’re adding all these fun accessories to your cart, don’t forget about picking up some espresso machine cleaner. You wouldn’t want to negatively impact the taste of your coffee or hamper the function of your Delonghi espresso machine due to residue buildup. Avoid the need of buying spare parts or having pricey repairs done by ensuring you follow the recommended care instructions and descale your Delonghi espresso machine at least once every three months.
These espresso machine accessory add-ons are the perfect complement to your already fantastic Delonghi espresso machine and will have you drinking in style.