If coffee plays an important part in how your day will pan out, then you know how crucial it is that you get a good cup (or two) every morning. Alas, barista-style coffee at home is quite hard to achieve. While many consumer brands have tried to make the process more streamlined and simple, nothing beats making a cup from freshly ground and perfectly brewed beans.
And speaking of beans—Coffee connoisseurs know that while the taste, acidity, and body of your cup of joe depends largely on the kind of beans you use (whether Arabica or Robusta or blend) there are other factors that play an essential role in extracting the beans’ truest flavors: grinding level and brewing parameters.
This is what the De’Longhi PrimaDonna Soul commits to deliver. This fully automatic coffee machine promises to unleash the soul of the humble bean with the help of its Bean Adapt technology. Simply put, this whiz-bang feature balances the grinding level, the dose of coffee, and the infusion temperature to suit the beans and highlight its flavor and aroma.
What’s great is that you can do all these with just a few simple taps on the machine’s beautiful 4.3-inch TFT touchscreen or the Coffee Link app. You only need to input whether your beans are 100% Arabica or Arabica/Robusta blend, select from four roast levels—light, medium, medium dark, and dark—and the app’s algorithm will do the rest for you. It will calculate the best temperature, grind setting, and aroma for the best possible extraction you can get.
This bean-to-cup machine also features Thermoblock technology for the right extraction temperature between 88 and 96℃ depending on the brew you choose.
The PrimaDonna Soul comes with a 500-gram bean hopper with an air-tight rubber freshness seal, an electronically controlled flat burr precision grinder, and a 500ml capacity integrated LatteCrema automatic milk system with an easy refill top and a thermal double wall design.
The PrimaDonna Soul lets you prepare 21 one-touch recipes, from espresso to milk-based coffee to over ice. You can easily customize each one—from strength of brew to milk quantity—and save it for an even easier preparation next time.
Here are the 21 different beverages you can make with a touch of a button:
- 2x Espresso
- Cappuccino Mix
- Espresso Macchiato
- Latte Macchiato
- Flat White
- Caffe Latte
- Brew Over Ice
- Long Black
- Coffee Pot
- Hot Water
- Tea Function
- Hot Milk
- Mug To Go
So, are you ready to meet your soulmate? The De’Longhi PrimaDonna Soul retails at P148,800.