DeLonghi Coffee and Espresso Maker All in One: An Expert Review COM530

Last updated on June 24th, 2023 by Jules Winnfield

DeLonghi Coffee and Espresso Maker Review

If you’ve read our blog for some time now, you know we really dig efficiency and quality for a great price… i.e. Value. And there’s no better way to get more efficient then to invest in a combo coffee and espresso machine. 

DeLonghi Coffee and Espresso Maker
Overall
8.2/10
8.2/10
  • Build & Quality - 7.5/10
    7.5/10
  • Performance - 8.6/10
    8.6/10
  • Ease of Use/Maintenance - 9/10
    9/10
  • Design & Features - 8/10
    8/10
  • User Satisfaction - 8/10
    8/10

Final Verdict

The DeLonghi Coffee and Espresso maker is a nice combo machine that looks nice, and saves space by combining 2 machines in one. It also handles easy, and cleaning is simple. 

We love you can brew a 10 cup pot AND 1-2 shots of good espresso with crema using 15 bars of pressure at the same time. Foam up some milk and you got barista quality lattes or cappuccinos ready. Plus, its programmable, so you can wake up to delicious drip coffee aromas in the morning. 

Of course the downsides are the COM530 is a manual espresso machine and the frother isn’t automatic. Also, there are issues with its durability, especially just after the one-year warranty that concerns me.

Overall it’s a nice starter machine at a decent price for someone looking to simplify their coffee and espresso making routine (especially when guests are around), appreciates the convenience and doesn’t mind the manual requirement.

We’ve discussed them in length in the past. We love them because if you’re a coffee drinker in a large household, you can enjoy a variety of lattes, cappuccinos or full flavored hot drip coffee to serve everyone’s needs, without having multiple machines cluttering the countertop. 

So of course we had to talk about the DeLonghi Coffee and Espresso maker All in One as quality option to consider. 

De'Longhi All-in-One Combination Coffee Maker & Espresso Machine + Advanced Adjustable Milk Frother for Cappuccino & Latte + Glass Coffee Pot 10-Cup, COM532M black

But is it right for you?

In this quick straight to the gist DeLonghi Coffee and Espresso maker COM530 review, we answer the question and give our overall rating to help you decide.

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DeLonghi Coffee and Espresso Maker
This 10 cup pot plus espresso machine uses 15 bars to brew great drip coffee or delicious full bodied espresso shots with built in milk frother.

Last update on 2024-06-19


DeLonghi Coffee and Espresso Maker Review and Rating

Build/Quality 7.5/10

What is it made of? Stainless steel and plastic
How durable is it?There are some issues of the machine breaking down (pump and heating element issues) just after a year of use.
So that’s a bit of a concern.

Performance 8.6/10

What brew modes does it have?Manual espresso maker
Drip coffee 
Pressure?15 bars
Strength control?Comes with a Bold setting
Temperature control?No
How fast does it brew one cup or batch? Heat up time?Pre heating time can be up to 5-10 min on the espresso side which is a while. 
How many cups does it make?10 cups for the drip side.
Any volume you want on the espresso side. 
Steam wand for frothing?Yes, built in steam wand steams and froths thick milk foam for your favorite latte or macchiato.
Also has a micro foam setting for latte art enthusiasts. 
How quiet is it?A bit noisy.
Not terrible, but could be annoying to family members early in the morning. 
How is the taste and flavor? Most people comment that the taste from the drip coffee is robust and good, while the espresso lattes are rich and so delicious, you can can’t tell the difference from what you get at a coffee shop.

Ease of use/maintenance 9.0/10

How big is it?At 11 in wide, 14.5 in. long, and 12.8 in. tall, the Delonghi Coffee and espresso maker isn’t a space saver, but it’s not a monster either. 
How heavy? Portable?13.7 lbs., so it’s fairly easy to move around. 
LCD display or push buttons or both?Digital touchscreen which is pretty simple to figure out and use. 
How easy is it to use?The beauty of the Delonghi Coffee and Espresso maker is its combo of the basics for drip and espresso brewing making it pretty simple to use and intuitive to figure out.
The only thing that makes it difficult is learning the proper technique to pull proper full bodied and flavorful espressos. 
Maintenance reminders?Yes, to descale your machine (both sides of course!)
How easy is it to clean?Cleaning is fairly simple, and what you would expect from a drip coffee and espresso combo machine.
See the How to Use section below for the specifics. 

Design/Features 8.0/10

Does it use pods or ground coffee or both?Will brew from either a single shot, double shot, or pod filter basket for your espresso.
Coffee grounds for your drip. 
Heating mechanismDual heating system
Built in grinder?No
Filter typePermanent gold tone coffee filter
Programmable autostart?Yes!
24-hour timer lets you preprogram your brew time in the morning, saving you time. 
Auto shut off, energy saving mode?Yes, can set time to keep coffee warm and auto turn off anywhere between 1 minute and 12 hours on the drip side.
For the espresso side, no. 
Any other notable tech features?No
Removable water reservoir? How big?For the espresso side, yes.
For the drip side, no.
Water reservoir is built in to drip coffee side and not removable. 
Come with carafe? Thermal or glass? Size?Yes, a spill proof 10 cup glass carafe
Come with other accessories?Yes, including:
Measuring spoon
Descaling solution
Charcoal water filter
Can it dispense hot water?Yes, by pressing the “espresso on/off” button, then the “steam/brew” button and turning the steam dial to “steam/brew”.
Drip tray removable to accommodate larger mugs?Yes
Any other unique features?No
Come in different colors?No, just black and silver
PricingRetails at about $300

User Satisfaction 8.0/10

Warranty?1 year warranty
Specific customer feedback, good AND badMost customers love the convenience, space saving, delicious brews, and simplicity of the Delonghi Coffee and Espresso maker.
Some did have issues with durability after a year and the fact it’s a manual espresso machine. 

Pros and Cons

Things I like

  • Dual boiler system
    • So you can whip up delicious espressos and brew a full drip pot at the same time, without anyone having to wait.
  • Fairly simple to use and maintain
  • Comes with a permanent filter so you don’t have to mess with paper filters
  • Programmable autostart
    • For when you are running late and need your coffee already brewing hot, ready for you to bolt out the door. 
    • But it only works for the drip coffee side not espresso

Things I don’t like

  • Warranty could be longer
  • Heat up time is a bit long, so getting started early is a good idea
  • Manual espresso machine – means you have to really pay attention to the timing of your shots, which takes practice to get just right
  • Have to wait for boiler to cool down if you steam milk but want to pull another espresso shot
  • Milk wand is a bit flimsy and manual so you have to determine when you’re reached the right temperature
  • Doesn’t come with a milk pitcher

How to use DeLonghi Digital All in One Combination Coffee and Espresso machine

How to use DeLonghi
Let it brew!
Photo by John Schnobrich

Step 1: Prep the machine

  • For the drip coffee maker, run 2 full cycles without coffee grounds
  • For the espresso maker
    • Fill the water tank, attach an empty porta filter, place a bowl under the spout
    • Press the “Espresso On/Off” and the “Brew/Steam” button. 
    • Let ½ of the water tank run through
    • Turn the steam dial to “Brew/Steam” and run the rest of the water 

Step 2: Make drip coffee

  • Fill the carafe with amount of water you need for the cups of coffee you want (max 10 cups) and pour into water reservoir. 
  • Place the gold tone filter into filter holder
  • Add freshly ground coffee at a ratio of 1 measure (7g) for every cup of water. 
  • Place the carafe on warming plate
  • Press the “Coffee On/Off” button. If you want bolder, richer coffee, hit the “Bold” button”
  • Your coffee is now extracting and smelling delicious!

Step 3: Make espresso

  • Preheat your machine and cup by running water through the espresso machine without any grounds first, similar to step 1
  • Choose between a single, double or pod shot
  • Measure out 1 scoop of finely ground fresh dark roast espresso coffee, pour into your porta filter, and tamp appropriately (this is a challenging part for newby espresso brewers)
  • Place a cup underneath the spout
  • Press the “Espresso On/Off” button, then the “Brew/Steam” button. 
  • Press the “Brew/Steam” button again once you have the perfect body and crema to stop the flow
  • Press the “Steam” button to get the steam wand heating up
  • Get a frothing pitcher and fill it a third of the way with milk. Whole milk probably works best but you can try plant based milks too. 
  • When the “Steam” button stops blinking, put the frother into your milk pitcher, turn the steam dial to the steam position and start frothing. 
  • When finished, turn steam dial to off position. 
  • Pour your nice thick textured milk foam into your espresso to make a delicious latte, cappuccino, flat white or whatever!

Step 4: Clean the machine

  • Clean out the drip machine side by:
    • Cleaning out the drip tray and coffee pot
  • Clean out the espresso side by:
    • Cleaning the filter baskets, porta filter, and water tank under running water, 
    • Wiping and rinsing the boiler outlet every 3-6 months or so
  • Clean out the frother by
    • Turning the steam dial to steam let leftover milk out
    • Pull off the frother, the steam connection nozzle and wash in warm water

How Does it Compare?

Delonghi Coffee and Espresso Maker COM532 vs Ninja CFN601 Espresso & Coffee Barista System

Ninja CFN601 Espresso & Coffee Barista System, 3 Espresso Brew Styles, Single-Serve Coffee & Nespresso Capsule Compatible, 12-Cup Carafe, Built-in Frother, Espresso, Cappuccino & Latte Maker - Black

To get an idea of what kind of deal the Delonghi Coffee and Espresso machine is, we decided to compare it to a similar caliber combo machine, such as the Ninja CFN601 Espresso & Coffee Barista System. 

In terms of similarities, both machines:

  • Will brew a pot of delicious coffee or shots of espresso quickly using fresh coffee grounds all from one machine
  • Come with milk frothers so you can make tasty lattes or cappuccinos from home.
  • Priced about the same, although the Ninja is slightly cheaper.

But the differences:

  • The Ninja can brew single servings as well as a whole coffee pot of coffee
  • The Ninja is compatible with Nespresso capsules while the Delonghi uses ESE pods
  • The Ninja uses a fold away frother while the DeLonghi has a more traditional manual milk frother. 
  • While both will pull full bodied espresso shots with crema, the Ninja does it with 19 bars of pressure vs DeLonghi Coffee and Espresso maker’s 15. 

The winner?

  • If you like the idea of having a single serve option for your coffee on days you prefer it over espresso and don’t want to make a full pot, you appreciate the convenience of quick easy pods, and want a strong build and durability, the Ninja Barista System may be your best choice. 
  • But if you want a more robust milk frothing experience, with the potential to create latte art and prefer the manual approach, then go with the DeLonghi Coffee and Espresso maker.

Final Verdict

De'Longhi All-in-One Combination Coffee Maker & Espresso Machine + Advanced Adjustable Milk Frother for Cappuccino & Latte + Glass Coffee Pot 10-Cup, COM532M black

The DeLonghi Coffee and Espresso maker is a nice combo machine with all the basics you want in a drip coffee maker and espresso machine. It looks nice, and saves space by combining 2 machines in one. It also handles easy, and cleaning is simple. 

We love you can brew a 10 cup pot AND 1-2 shots of good espresso with crema using 15 bars of pressure at the same time. Foam up some milk and you got barista quality lattes or cappuccinos ready. And we can’t forget the auto programming so you can wake up to delicious drip coffee aromas in the morning. 

Of course the downsides are the COM530 is a manual espresso machine. This means you have to be adept in knowing when to stop your espresso pull. Otherwise your shot could be overly weak or strong. Plus, the frother isn’t automatic so you have to pay attention to the temperature to get it just right. Also, there are issues with its durability, especially just after the one-year warranty that concerns me. 

Sale
DeLonghi Coffee and Espresso Maker
This 10 cup pot plus espresso machine uses 15 bars to brew great drip coffee or delicious full bodied espresso shots with built in milk frother.

Last update on 2024-06-19

Overall it’s a nice starter machine at a decent price for someone looking to simplify their coffee and espresso making routine (especially when guests are around), appreciates the convenience and doesn’t mind the manual requirement. 

But if you want more from your espresso experience like better build, strength/temp controls and automatic pulls, then you should consider a separate higher quality espresso machine and basic drip coffee maker instead. 

Want a combination of both coffee and espresso machine but looking for other options? This link will give you more coffee and espresso machine options.

If you are looking for a different De’Longhi machine, check out these reviews and list to find the perfect machine that you need:

FAQs

Why is my Delonghi Coffee and Espresso Maker COM532 not brewing?

There could one of several reasons. 1. It could be there is no water in the tank. Obvious but be sure you’re filled up. While you’re at it, make sure the tank is pressed down all the way so water can flow into the machine through the valve. 2. The holes in your filter holder are blocked. In this case take a pin to clean it out. 3. You may need to clean the espresso boiler, because it could be blocked. 4. It’s time to descale your machine.

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