One of the best premium espresso machines on the market is the Delonghi Dinamica Plus fully automatic espresso machine. Everything about this machine exudes elegance. But beyond the exquisite appearance, the Delonghi Dinamica Plus produces high-quality espresso shots.
In this post, we’ll discover everything you need to know about the DeLonghi Dinamica Plus espresso machine. It will help you make an informed decision if it’s right for you.
Delonghi Dinamica Plus
- Customizable profiles
- Smart touch system
- 16 recipe options
- 13 grinding options
- Quality and durable build
- Intuitive and interactive touchscreen
- Exquisite aesthetics
- This is not a cheap espresso machine...
- Plastic material might make it susceptible to breaking when it falls (so just make sure it doesn't...)
Delonghi Dinamica Plus – Product information
16.9 x 9.3 x 13.7 inches
Country of Origin
Delonghi Dinamica Plus (or as Brad Pitt's fans call it: what's in the box?!)
The Dinamica Plus Design
The Delonghi Dinamica Plus is one of my favorites from this espresso machine brand. It has an ergonomic design, with an elegant, sharp look to blend perfectly with your kitchen design.
Though its body is made of plastic, the material is dense, so the Dinamica Plus doesn’t look like a cheap espresso machine. The plastic body is coated with a titanium finish to give it an elegant look with an anti-galling and anti-wear resistance property.
The advantage of the plastic body is that this espresso machine is lightweight and easy to move around when needed.
Furthermore, it features an intuitive 3.5″ touchscreen which offers a wide variety of customizable recipe options to choose from. You’ll find two spouts underneath the touchscreen that brew delicious espresso shots at a 15 bar pressure.
The milk carafe is located to the side of the spouts. It comes with a steamer to froth and heat the milk to your desired temperature.
The Delonghi Dinamica Plus espresso machine features a 60 oz water tank and a stylish, sturdy drip tray. It comes with a built-in burr grinder that makes it easy to grind your coffee beans.
The Delonghi Dinamica Plus Functionality:
I loved the touch screen:
The Delonghi Dinamica Plus comes with a full-touch screen with a 3.5″ display to control the machine. The touch screen is colorful, interactive, and intuitive, so you’ll get used to every function it presents in no time.
This touchscreen allows you to select from 16 recipe options. These include Espresso, Doppio, True Brew Over Ice, Coffee, Cappucino, Long, Cappucino+, Latte Macchiato, Cappucino mix, Caffelatte, hot milk, Flat white, Espresso Macchiato, Hot water, 2X Espresso, and Coffee pot for drip-style coffee lovers.
The Dinamica Plus offers users three profiles with one guest profile. These profiles allow you to preset and customize your coffee personalization. It’s a fantastic feature for espresso-loving families, in which everyone has their own coffee preferences.
For each recipe, you can customize and save the coffee strength, the volume of milk added, and many other settings of your preferred beverage.
After saving your preferences, just access your profile and select your desired coffee, and let the Dinamica Plus brew the perfect beverage, just as you love it.
The machine detects the recipes you like the most and presents them first on your “Frequently brewed recipes”. It makes it quick and easy to get your favorite coffee drink made perfectly for you.
The touchscreen comes with 6 touch buttons or icons which allow you to access every feature of the machine.
- The two cups icon is used to determine the size of your brew.
- The coffee bean icon is for choosing the strength of your coffee.
- The profile icon will let you access the user profiles.
- The 4th icon is for customizing the beverages in each profile.
- The settings icon is used for accessing every setting on the device.
- The last one is the “return” icon, which is used to take you back to the main menu.
Once you start brewing, the app will keep you updated on every step it takes to brew your glass of espresso.
The Delonghi App:
The Delonghi Dinamica Plus is compatible with the Delonghi app, which you can use to access the device on your phone or smart device. The app allows you to remotely access all the beverage options and access and label each profile. This makes it easy for you to sit anywhere at home (within Bluetooth range) to brew a cup of coffee without having to walk all the way to the machine to brew it. Well, you will have to eventually go and get your coffee if you want to drink it…
My favorite feature of the app is the “About Coffee” section. It provides a wealth of information and tips on using the machine, choosing the right coffee, and brewing barista-quality espresso. It also tells you when you need to descale or clean your espresso machine.
The Milk Carafe of the Dinamica Plus:
The Dinamica Plus comes with an ergonomic milk carafe that holds and dispenses your milk. It is insulated to keep your milk cold for more extended periods, and it can texturize any type of milk. The carafe is removable, and you can store it in the fridge with the milk whenever the milk is not in use.
Most milk texturizers and carafes don’t do a great job at frothing milk alternatives, such as almond milk. However, the Dinamica Plus does this perfectly, which is great if you avoid milk but still love a great latte or cappuccino. And yes, I know that “latte” means milk. I’m half Italian.
The carafe comes with a 3 level dial to choose your foam settings. The milk foam it creates is beautiful, thanks to its LatteCrema system. The milk carafe has an automatic function that helps you purge and clean its hard-to-reach parts. All you need to do is turn the dial to the cleaning function, and the carafe should start cleaning itself automatically. Alternatively, you can clean the carafe in a dishwasher without having to worry about it getting damaged.
And just as you will expect from a high-end device, the milk carafe and nozzles can dispense coffee and milk simultaneously for maximum efficiency (as opposed to the Breville Bambino Plus, which I reviewed earlier this month).
The Burr Grinder of the Delonghi Dinamica Plus:
One feature I love about this machine is the conical burr grinder. The grinder is engineered with 13 adjustable settings to help you get just the right ground for each recipe on the Delonghi Dinamica Plus.
Every coffee bean put into the grinder is grounded finely and evenly to ensure that the flavors, richness, boldness, and aroma are extracted during brewing.
This makes the Dinamica Plus perfect for espresso lovers who want to brew a cup of coffee from fresh beans. However, this machine is designed to please every coffee lover and allows you to use pre-grounded coffee beans. This feature is excellent, for example, if you need a quick cup of decaf coffee. The burr grinder can host up to 300 grams of beans, sufficient for multiple cups of coffee.
The Dinamica Plus Water Tank:
I love how ergonomic the water tank is. Unlike most coffee makers, with their water tank at the back, the 60 oz tank of this espresso machine is located on the side of the Dinamica Plus. So you can easily take it out by pulling it with a bit of force.
This machine allows you to manually clean it whenever you like. When you pull the water tank out, you’ll notice a tiny compartment. You get access to the machine’s brewing unit when you open it, so you can easily pull it out for cleaning when you need to get rid of clogs or excess grounded coffee.
Don’t worry about descaling – the Dinamica Plus has an automatic descaling alert that lets you know when it’s time. When the machine prompts you, all you need to do is tap on the settings and the descale tab. The Dinamica Plus will automatically activate the descaling process for you.
Does it taste good?
The taste of coffee brewed from this coffee is top-notch, and whether you need a great crema or a perfectly texturized milk for your coffee, the machine will be up to the task.
In short: Everyone Loves The Dinamica Plus
Besides the plastic build, there isn’t anything else we find as a problem with the Dinamica Plus.
Even top celebrities like Bratt Pitt uses the machine to brew a perfect glass of coffee in his DeLonghi Perfetto commercial. This is just to show that Dinamica Plus is a reputable brand and is widely becoming a favorite in the home and office coffee-brewing space.
The Delonghi Dinamica Espresso machine is designed to satisfy the cravings of all coffee fans who need a premium machine to get their barista-quality espresso at home.