When you place your portafilter into the tamping station, grinds will automatically go into your portafilter. Pulling down the lever on the side of the La Specialista will tamp the coffee with the right pressure, and then you can move your portafilter over to the brew group. After making your drink, you can easily heat up milk for a latte or cappuccino with the steam wand. The La Specialista has two heating elements, meaning there is no wait time when switching from brewing to steaming. A slider on the steam wand allows you to choose between Flat or Foam for lattes and Flat Whites, or a cappuccino for the latter. DeLonghi has put great tools into the La Specialista to make it an easy way for you to make your morning coffees, espressos, or milk-based drinks quickly.
The button layout of the DeLonghi La Specialista helps to make brewing easy with a x2 button for double shots or pouring espresso into two glasses and an “Ok” button to start brewing. The preset drinks can be selected with the quick turn of a knob before starting your coffee.
Smart Tamping Station
Right after your coffee has been ground into your portafilter, the La Specialista has a lever which can be pulled to tamp your grounds with the right amount of pressure.
Dual Thermoblock Heating
With two separate heating systems in place, there is no wait time between brewing your drink and steaming milk.
Advanced Latte System
Users can choose between two choices, Flat or Foam, to find the right type of milk for their drinks. The Flat option will steam milk for lattes and Flat Whites, while Foam will froth milk for cappuccinos.