Review of DeLonghi Dinamica ECAM35020 Automatic Coffee and Espresso Machine
Fully automatic bean to cup espresso machines have always been a great option that deliver convenience and high quality. However, at some point, they were limited to making espresso drinks only.
DeLonghi’s Dinamica does not limit you to espresso drinks only. In fact, it can make drip-style coffee as well as iced coffee, all with a push of a button.
Features of DeLonghi Dinamica Fully Automatic Coffee and Espresso Machine:
- Bean to cup coffee maker with built-in steel conical burr grinder and push button recipes.
- Italian 15 bar pump with fast 40 seconds heat up time.
- TrueBrew process for delivering smooth iced coffee that’s not watered down.
- Coffee brewed using low pressure to produce drip-style long coffee.
- Choose from 5 coffee strength and 13 grind settings.
- Integrated adjustable milk frother allows you to adjust the foam level.
- Simple to clean machine with removable brew unit and dishwasher safe drip tray.
- Bean container capacity: 10.6 oz
- Water reservoir capacity: 60 oz.
What Is TrueBrew Process and What Does It Do?
TrueBrew is what sets this machine from other fully automatic models. TrueBrew makes your iced coffee strong enough that it doesn’t take watered down once the ice starts melting.
What it does is it grinds a higher dosage of coffee, it pre-infuses the coffee for a longer time so you get a more concentrated cup, it brews a longer shot of espresso and it does it at a lower temperature.
DeLonghi Dinamica vs. Magnifica, What’s The Difference?
Magnifica is one of DeLonghi’s most popular lines of automatic espresso machines. It’s hard to compare it to Dinamica as the Magnifica line has a lot of machines that vary greatly in features and price.
But I tried finding the most comparable Magnifica to the Dinamica, in price range at least, and the Magnifica Smart seems to be it. So here’s how they compare:
The biggest difference between these two machine are:
The Magnifica Smart does not have TrueBrew over-ice setting. Does that mean you can’t make iced coffee using it? No, of course not. You can make your iced coffee using any machine. The difference would be that you’ll have to balance a good shot that would still taste good even when your ice starts melting. And since the Magnifica does not have TrueBrew to use lower temperature for brewing over ice, your ice will probably start melting quicker if you choose to brew over ice using a regular brewing option.
If you drink a lot of iced coffee, I highly recommend you go for the Dinamica instead of Magnifica.
The second difference is the frother style. This model of Magnifica uses a built-in milk frothing dispenser, which means the machine will automatically froth and dispense the right amount of milk for your selected recipe. And since the machine does that, you’ll find a recipe button for milk based drinks like Cappuccino and Latte Macchiato. On the other hand, the Dinamica has a steam wand, so you’ll be frothing the milk manually.