DeLonghi La Specialista Maestro Espresso Machine

DeLonghi La Specialista Maestro Espresso Machine
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How it works


Experience a symphony of coffee craftsmanship like no other with La Specialista Maestro. Be your own barista, with precise control over grinding, dosing and temperature settings. Choose to manually texture your milk and create latte art masterpieces with the MyLatteArt steam wand, or enjoy the convenience of the LatteCrema system for automatic milk texturing.

  • Smart Tamping Station
  • Thermoblock Heating System
  • 2.5L Water Tank Capacity
  • 19 Bar Pump Pressure

6 Pre-set Coffee Recipes

La SpecialistaMaestro can prepare 6 different coffee and milk recipes. Selecting from the front beverage dial you can choose between Espresso, Coffee, Long Black, Cappuccino, Flat White, Latte and the machine will deliver the recipe directly in your cup.

Dedicated Hot Water Spout

La Specialista Maestro offers a pre-programmed Long Black recipe that can be selected on the beverage selector dial on the control panel. For the Long Black recipe, La SpecialistaMaestro is equipped with a dedicated hot water tap, designed to pour hot water directly into the cup followed by a double shot of espresso, that infuses with the hot water. The hot water spout can be used independently to deliver your preferred tea infusions.

Bean Adapt Technology

The Bean Adapt Technology is the process that starts from the recognition, done by the user, of the coffee beans and ends with the perfect cup of coffee. The La SpecialistaMaestro will adapt specific grinding, dosing and brewing parameters to execute the optimal coffee extraction that preserves and exalts all the coffee aromas and let you taste the most aromatic and richest coffee.

Sensor Grinding Technology

La Specialista Maestro knows how to grind to precision and always ensures the right coffee dose. The exclusive Sensor Grinding Technology delivers a consistent and dose of freshly ground coffee for a single or double espresso. The internal grinding sensor identifies the grind setting, and adjusts the grinding process to deliver the right coffee dose. The Bean sensor ensures you never run out of beans."

Smart Tamping Station

Just one lever for optimal tamping. The Smart Tamping Station is inspired from the professional tamping process and always ensures that the right pressure is made to the coffee dose for the correct extraction. A consistently tamped coffee dose will deliver a perfect extraction. Grinding and tamping happen in a closed chamber inside the machine, therefore no coffee ground will spill out of the portafilteron the machine tray or on the kitchen counter top.

Dynamic Pre-Infusion

Optimal coffee extraction Dynamic pre-infusion works by automatically adapting the pre-infusion length to the density (given by finer or coarser grinds) of the coffee dose, to ensure the entire surface of the coffee dose is evenly and gently wet for the perfect extraction."

Active Temperature Control

For the perfect brew, you need stable brewing temperature.

The Active Temperature Control maintains a consistent water temperature during the coffee brewing process for the best in-cup result. 'Coffee and milk always at the right temperature' as the two independent heating systems ensure coffee and milk preparation can be done one right after the other with no waiting time.

For the barista experience, you can manually texture milk using the My Latte Art steam wand. Experiment with creating your own latte art masterpieces in the comfort of your home. The internal plastic tube makes it cool to touch so there is no risk of high temperatures on the outside of the metal tube.


Easy milk frothing for any beverage you like.

Enjoy perfectly foamy drinks, effortlessly. No manual skills are required. Perfect and velvet milk froth made automatically by the system. LatteCremaSystem mixes steam, air and milk in the correct proportions to always deliver the best in class foam for all your favouritecoffee based beverages. The high-precision electronic control always ensures the necessary quantity of steam is generated at the optimal temperature to create the perfect in-cup results."

Ease of Use

Like all De’Longhi traditional espresso coffee machines, La SpecialistaMaestro has been designed to simplify maintenance routines. The Active Rinsing function allows a full machine rinse and removal of coffee built up, while at the same time keeps the machine always ready to use and to be heated up with just one click. Drip tray and spare parts are easily removable and dishwasher safe.

Welcome Box

La SpecialistaMaestro welcome coffee lovers with a rich inclusion of De’Longhicoffee machines accessories, to keep your coffee machine always perfectly functioning and performing. In the box you will find: a 350ml milk frothing jug; 8-9 gr. single filter and 150mm-160mm double filter; Cleaning brush and descaler.

All Product Details
Brand DeLonghi
Product Type Manual Espresso Machine
Model Number EC9665M
Coffee Features
Type Manual
Bean Type Beans
Pump Pressure 19 Bar
Height 460mm
Width 420mm
Depth 370mm
Product Weight 16kg
Manufacturers 24 Months
DeLonghi La Specialista Maestro Espresso Machine is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DeLonghi [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I wasn't impressed with this coffee machine after the first day. The coffee was week and watery, the settings didn't suit my coffee beans, the grinding adjustment was wrong. After watching a few introduction videos from DeLonghi I manage to adjust and personalize every function of the machine. Now I can make a perfect barista cappuccino without leaving my home! I just love this coffee machine! Maybe it's a bit pricy but it's worth it. A very good addition to the Delonghi family. I'm very impressed with the LatteCrema (milk frothing system), don't need to use the manual milk steaming wand unless you really want cafe-grade milk. Overall a very good coffee machine!
Date published: 2020-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! This is an absolutely cracking piece of kit! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Because of COVID my husband and I are now based from home for the majority of our work week and to have such a quality, simple, and intuitive machine at our finger tips to create our lattes and flat whites is sensational. The La Specialista Maestro is certainly one of the quietest home coffee machine’s we’ve come across and it’s ingenuity takes the thinking out of preparing my early morning caffeine kick – it’s just so intuitive! Some major positives of the La Specialista Maestro include; Once you read the manual once set up is super easy, the machine is quick to be on, heated and ready to use – less than 15 seconds, all the pieces connect and click in with ease and smoothness, it’s great to have a single and two cup option, the different grind coarseness options allow great variety of beans and depths of roast to be processed through the machine, it’s fantastic to have the coffee style options to select for your coffee pour/shot – e.g. latte, flat white, cappuccino, long black, espresso, LB and coffee (check out the photo below for the end result of the primary options as a coffee shot), the three holes steam wand is perfect for preparing warmed milk with the required element of froth for your desired coffee style, it’s amazing to have the ability to select the temperature of your coffee pour/shot – which is super for those who may like a warm, rather than hot coffee or for those, like me, who don’t mind an espresso martini on the weekend and therefore will utilise the cooler temp coffee shot on a regular basis, it’s super easy to clean and rinse, the button to record my favourite/regular coffee is perfect for those days when I am in a rush, and finally the espresso pressure gauge is brilliant to ensure you reach the optimal pressure for your coffee and for its crema to be spot on for your preferred coffee style and even better than that is that the Maestro will not allow you to over pressurise your machine or burn your coffee because if it hits the ‘red pressure’ zone it will auto bounce and cease the cycle. Some minor considerations – some are personal preference; The auto tamp doesn’t quite deliver a completely smoothed coffee puck, so due to personal preference we have purchased a manual DeLonghi tamp to allow us to condense and smoot the grind to how we like, there is a slight (10 sec) wait for the pump to the steam wand to activate and be ready to use, and just a friendly user-warning items will be hot after use.
Date published: 2020-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coffee, every time [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The maestro has been designed to deliver consistency through the design of the controls. The coffee grinder has plenty of settings. This, coupled with the digital measurement gives you the optimal amount of coffee every time. The manual tamp is a good, simple design which ensures the same amount of even compression is made every time. After the tamp, we have noted that there are some residual coffee grounds left on the edge of the filter which need to be brushed on top of the already compacted coffee. When making the coffee shot, there is ample pressure, with the manual gauge showing if you’ve got the balance of the grind, the volume and the tamp correct. If you have, you will find a delicious shot of coffee, with a thick layer of crema is produced every time. The steam wand turns on after a few seconds and has a reasonable amount of strength. We tend to favour the manual steaming of milk due to the ease of cleaning. The automatic milk jug is simple to use and is a nice feature for those who want a more automated machine. Overall we have found this to be a great machine, which provides us consistently with good coffee.
Date published: 2020-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A perfect coffee symphony [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] DeLonghi La Specialista Maestro, an all-in-one espresso coffee machine with amazing hi-tech features. Convenient LattaCrema system for automatic milk frothing, dynamic pre-infusion temperature control for hot coffee every time, in-built smart tamping station to alleviate manual tamping, sensor grinding technology, optimal zone dial illustrating perfect coffee during brewing, coffee dosage adjustments. All these amazing features to perfect the perfect coffee! You can’t NOT make a great tasting and presentable cappuccino, latte, flat white, espresso etc. Choice of coffees at the touch of a button. Enjoy frothing your own milk or use the LatteCrema system for automatic frothing. Single and double-dose filters for one or two cups, or enjoy an extra strong double-dose coffee in a single cup. The Maestro looks super stylish, is easy to use and makes better-than-cafe-quality coffee. The coffee is always hot, a good strength, flavour and is always fresh due to freshly ground beans on tap! The Maestro let’s you personalise each cup the way you like it. The Maestro has exceeded my expectations, adding a new, exciting dimension to coffee making at home. One tiny challenge I sometimes faced, however, was some slight stiffness when inserting the portafiller into the unit. But I’d rather it be stiff than fall out and have coffee granules everywhere.
Date published: 2020-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DeLiciously DeLonghi [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I've been using the DeLonghi La Specialista Maestro Premium Pump Espresso Machine for the past month and it has ticked all the boxes for me. It looks great in my kitchen and it produces the best coffee in my neighbourhood!
Date published: 2020-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best thing I own [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This is hands down the most used appliance in my house now. Used multiple times a day and delivers a quality coffee every time. Initially it took some time to get the right settings for my taste but once done it makes all the difference and is worth the time and attention. It's worth reading through the booklets that come with the appliance as they are really helpful and give you great tips and tricks to use the machine. I have had occasional trouble with the 'automatic milk' function where the machine either does not register the insert or something and doesn't engage. Happens infrequently but always when I'm in a rush out and defeats the purpose in that moment. Otherwise its a great function that is easy and still produces a beautiful cup of coffee.
Date published: 2020-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant coffee machine! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I absolutely love this machine! After working from home this year, I was missing my morning barista coffee (the instant just wasn’t cutting it anymore!) and this machine has been the answer to this. This DeLonghi machine is easy to use and produces great coffee every time – even if you aren’t an expert barista (like myself!). I have made coffee for friends and family with this machine and they all agree it’s as good as you get in the café! When I first received the machine, there was a bit of trial and error in order to find the right grind, dose and temperature however the quick start guide and coffee guide that came with the machine really helped get it to the right place. Everything is very straight forward and easy to use, making it less overwhelming than some of the other coffee machines out there if this is your first time buying one of these machines. The automatic milk frother is handy but I do prefer the froth the milk manually in order to get the ratio of coffee to milk how I like it. The machine looks great on the kitchen bench, very stylish and sleek and we’ve had many compliments on it from guests that have come over! Overall, I am loving my new coffee machine and would recommend it to anyone who is looking to have barista quality coffee from the comfort of their home!
Date published: 2020-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seriously Great Coffee I've had this machine for a little over a month now and after a bit of tweaking during the first few days, it now makes latte's comparable to any cafe purchased one I've ever had. The machine is easy to use and so much easier to clean than my previous fully automatic Delonghi Prima Donna machine it's not funny. Couldn't be happier at this stage, hopefully the ongoing maintenance will be minimal unlike my previous fully automatic machine.
Date published: 2021-02-02
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