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DeLonghi La Specialista Maestro

DeLonghi La Specialista Maestro

MPNs: EC9665.M and EC9665M
4.2 from 10 reviews · View Statistics
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10 reviews
  • Build Quality
    4.7 (3)
  • Value for Money
    3.7 (3)
  • Ease of Use
    4.3 (3)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (3)
  • Noise Level
    3.3 (3)
  • Product is used
  • Consistency
    4.0 (3)
  • Milk Frothing
    4.3 (3)

One of the best coffee machines we have ever had the pleasure to use


Love the consistency of the coffee. Took awhile to get the correct grind and tamping.
NOT happy with the temperature of the coffee or the milk. Have it set at the highest temperature but still not hot enough. Have to heat coffee cups up first with boiling water from the kettle to try and have a hot coffee. The temperature of the coffee no milk has completely spoilt the whole experience. We have two cups of coffee each a day (2 people) and have had to descale after just 3 weeks, thought this was a bit soon. Water hardening test was done and set, also using water ‘balls’. Don’t have lime in the water but it is more in the ‘hard’ scale.

Purchased in April 2021.

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StrapsMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
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1 month in - home barista heaven


Only reason for the 4 stars (and not 5) was advised that the machine was a double boiler when in store. However discovered that we cant brew coffee and steam milk at the same time.

Even though the price point is high, we knew we were getting a manual machine with some automated abilities and not a completely automatic machine, thus our expectations have been more than met with this.
The smart tamping takes some getting used to as well as adjusting the temp, grind setting and levels between beans. However we have managed to go through 4 ish kgs in the 5 weeks with minimal wastage.

Manual steamer does the milk well as does the auto milk device.

Temperature and consistency of coffee is reasonably consistent.

Purchased in April 2021 at The Good Guys for $1,750.00.

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Hi Straps, thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate it. We thank you for your feedback and will be more mindful in advertising and teaching of retailer staff. But we are glad you are loving your machine :)

Love it, but


Have had my Maestro for 2 months and love using it. It’s everything I love in a machine. Finding that my coffee (tried all my proven blends) is more bitter than with previous machines and can’t seem to reduce the bitterness.

Purchased in November 2020 at Myer for $1,900.00.

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Questions & Answers


Anyone else having issues with the automatic milk system? Ours won't draw milk up from the carafe, and just sputters tiny milk bubbles from the spout. We get less than 5mm of milk total in the cup when using the latte, flat white and cappuccino presets. We've cleaned the milk system and machine thoroughly, but it's been like this from first use. We've given up on the automatic milk system and use the wand instead. Really disappointing as the near full automation of the machine was what I purchased it for in the first place. The steam pressure from the wand is also less than I would have expected (definitely less than my old Breville machine), and takes quite a bit longer to heat the milk.

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Doris Smith
Doris Smith

We had a similar experience but found it was all about how you ‘drive’ it in the end. The 2x button has to be on to get enough milk through for a decent sized latte. Before you make any coffee you have to let water down through the centre insert until it is hot - you can see steam and you have to put steam through the wand. We use the automatic milk frother for nearly every coffee and don’t have anymore problems. We also use the bigger coffee filter as well because we use big coffee mugs all the time. Hope this helps.


I have a similar issue despite looking after this machine impeccably. The automatic milk won’t froth the milk anymore. Despite the milk setting being on cappuccino it comes out warm and flat. I have cleaned and tried other settings. Thieve machines are duds

Courtie H.
Courtie H.asked

Is it normal for a new machine to have coffee grinds on it and smell strong of coffee in the grinder?

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Do you mean at the point of ‘unboxing’ from the shop.??

Courtie H.
Courtie H.

Yes straight from the box I brought it today opened it and it has grinds near the tamp and the grinder smells like coffee

Doris Smith
Doris Smith

Take it back and ask for a new machine as paid for, not a 2nd hand one as received. Unacceptable on every level from any retailer.

Lorraine D.
Lorraine D.asked

Coffee grinder no working

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CategorySemi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines
Price (RRP) $1,999.00
Pump Pressure19 bar
Input Power1,450 W
Dimensions 450 x 360 x 350 mm
Weight16 kg
FeaturesDisplay Panel
Milk FrotherSteam Wand
Bean GrinderIntegrated Burr Grinder
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)
Colour / FinishStainless Steel
Release dateOct 2020
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  • MPN: EC9665.M and EC9665M

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