5 ways to create an unparalleled coffee shop experience, at home

To enjoy a memorable coffee shop-esque experience in the comfort of your own home, check out what the De’Longhi PrimaDonna Soul coffee machine can do for you

DE’LONGHI coffee machine touch screen
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If you are a coffee drinker, then you’ll know just how grounding a good cup of coffee can be. And, in recent times, where our daily lives have been far from the norm, taking heed in small things that give us pleasure, is paramount to simply getting by. Whether you now WFH full time, have just started studying again (more virtually than anticipated) or want to treat your household in the lead up to the chilly season, the De’Longhi PrimaDonna Soul coffee machine can offer both the comfort, and the caffeine, that you need.

Because, when you spend a lot of time at home, getting out to a coffee shop offers much needed escapism. It’s about the coffee, of course, but it’s also about the experience. From inhaling the latest Columbian blend, to sipping on beautiful formed clouds of milk froth that adorn your cappuccino, it’s the epitome of a pick-me-up, in all seasons. 

And how you consume and enjoy coffee is a personal thing. For some, it’s a daily life source of energy, for others, a humble single shot latte might be a weekend treat… But whatever type of coffee drinker you are, having the equipment you need at home to ensure that every cup is a good one, has become a must.

using your phone to control a De 'Longhi Coffee Machine

(Image credit: John Lewis & Partners)

Equip yourself with a state of the art machine – from a highly reputed brand – like De'Longhi’s PrimaDonna Soul coffee machine and discover modern coffee drinking as we know it. Controllable from your smartphone, via an app, it delivers on every level and guarantees perfect extraction on every brew too. From high-tech specs, to the numerous (delicious) beverages it can create, this is how the PrimaDonna Soul coffee machine can let you recreate an authentic coffee shop experience, in the comfort of your own home.

1. Keeping it personal

It’s comforting to know that your favourite barista is going to take care of you, and all of your caffeine needs, whether you visit your favourite independent coffee house, or your local Costa. And, while not an actual person, the De’Longhi PrimaDonna is designed to specialise in coffee personalisation. You just need to download the ‘Coffee Link’ app to unlock a world of unlimited drink suggestions and advice on making them just right. Neat. 

Combine this savoir faire, with the variety of classic coffees on offer, and this leaves little room for disappointment. Whether it’s a cappuccino, flat white, whether you want it hot, or over ice – you could even have tea if you wanted – you are just one push of a button away from 21 unique and customisable drink recipes.

2. Embracing simplicity

Does it get any more high-tech than controlling your coffee machine from your smartphone? Not really. And, while it might sound more complicated for some, it really isn’t, as De'Longhi's smartphone app was built to better streamline the coffee making experience at home, by doing the hard work for you. Not only will the app suggest a drink for you and let you know how to make it perfectly, but it will also tell you exactly how to take care of your coffee machine. There will be no need to create calendar invites for cleaning, descaling and whatnot to keep yours running to perfection, as you’ll be notified and taken through the process needed, step-by-step. 

3. Outstanding design 

Looks aren’t everything in life, but it’s fair to say that a beautiful coffee machine to use (and stare at), is a plus. De'Longhi’s Primadonna Soul represents quality design that’s functional and very swanky too. Finished in stainless steel, it is slick and modern looking, complete with a 4.3” full touch TFT colour display that’s connected to the app. And considering what the machine can do, they’ve managed to pack it into a very kitchen countertop-friendly size – H48.5 x W39 x D26.2 cm – that every household would be proud to have on display. With a 2.2l water capacity, this can cater to a full household’s coffee needs, no questions asked, and no pulling out the water tank to refill it halfway through a latte either. While the 19 bar pump justifies its powerhouse capabilities furthermore, whether it’s fuelling a WFH scenario, or a lovely, lazy weekend.

The lattecrema system at work in the De 'Longhi Coffee Machine

(Image credit: John Lewis & Partners)

4. State of the art coffee extraction

For an exceptionally good tasting coffee, every time, it’s all about the coffee extraction and the coffee beans you choose. Bean to cup machines are more likely to better deliver on taste due to the built-in coffee grinder anyway, as freshly extracting the coffee, before a pour, helps preserve the coffee oils and flavour. However, the PrimaDonna Soul goes above and beyond to conserve and enhance every single coffee bean’s aroma.

Built-in bean adapt technology means that no matter what type of coffee beans you’re using, the machine will know exactly how to get the best from them. And for anyone who has wasted a fair amount of coffee beans through trial and error – for the perfect pour – when playing around with their own grinder, will know that it can be a long and frustrating process. None of that with De’Longhi, as if it’s a coarser or finer grind you need, it will let you know to adjust the mill so that you’ll simply enjoy less waste, and more taste.

5. Beautiful results

Finally, a good looking and delicious tasting coffee is an easy way to brighten up a tough morning. And, if you’re not able to get to your local coffee house to witness coffee art first hand, you can be comforted in the fact that De’Longhi’s PrimaDonna Soul will create a perfect looking (and tasting drink) every time. The expert coffee pour teamed with artistic milk frothing capacity – thanks to its unique LatteCrema System – means that no flat white, cortado or other type of coffee is too much to handle for this clever coffee machine.

Purchase the De’Longhi PrimaDonna Soul coffee machine from John Lewis & Partners today and enjoy a 2-year guarantee.