Sensor grinding technology: Exclusive sensing technology delivers precise, consistent grinding and the optimal dose for espresso, every time. Plus, the bean sensor ensures you’ll never run out of beans while grinding.
The smart tamping station: Simply pull the lever to tamp the ground coffee with the right pressure for perfect results. There’s no need to remove the porta-filter, so you get to enjoy a mess-free experience.
Active temperature control with dual heating system: The best temperature stability for optimal coffee extraction and milk texturing. La Specialista is equipped with two independent heating systems. One thermoblock for extracting coffee and an independent heating system for steaming milk or frothing ensures immediate beverage preparation
Advanced latte system: Choose your style of froth: Micro-foam frothing for Latte Art or rich froth for cappuccino. Just place your cup under the spout and select flat or foam. Once it’s finished, you can enjoy your flat hot milk, or the perfect foam to express your latte art creativity.
1 second quick start: Power the machine on, grind and tamp your dose, then immediately brew authentic espresso – no additional heat up time necessary. Thanks to a second heating system dedicated to the advanced latte system, you don’t have to wait to steam your milk, either. La Specialista is ready when you are.
Separate hot water spout: For added convenience, use La Specialista's separate hot water spout to brew an authentic Americano. And the spout also delivers hot water for tea without the residual coffee taste transferring from the brewing unit.
Warranty: 1l year of warranty for registering your espresso machine.
In the box: Milk pitcher, descaling solution, cleaning brush.
Delivers the perfect dose of freshly ground coffee for maximum flavour in every cup
Consistent tamping, with no effort and no mess
Maintains a consistent temperature for an optimal espresso extraction
Easy milk frothing, perfect for milk-based coffee recipes
Great variety, create any coffee recipe – your choice, your taste
Designed in Italy, crafted by you
The La Specialista combines decades of experience, established coffee know-how and Italian passion. Created for the passionate coffee lover, La Specialista is designed for crafting consistently great tasting espresso-based coffee drinks in the comfort of your home.
Four innovative technologies make the coffee making process streamlined and personalised, while preserving the hands-on creativity and satisfaction of brewing authentic Italian espresso.
Four Dedicated Technologies
Sensor Grinding Technology
La Specialista knows how to grind to precision and always ensures the right coffee dose.
The exclusive Sensor Grinding Technology delivers a consistent and dose of freshly ground coffee for a single or double espresso. The internal grinding sensor identifies the grind setting, and adjusts the grinding process to deliver the right coffee dose. The Bean sensor ensures you never run out of beans.
Smart Tamping Station
Just one lever for optimal tamping.
Consistently tamping at the right pressure is essential to creating a well-balanced espresso. With the Smart Tamping Station you simply, pull down the lever with no effort to apply the correct amount of pressure, for a consistent level tamp every time. 'Everything stays clean' as the grinding and tamping are done inside the Smart Tamping Station you minimise waste and a mess-free operation.
Active Temperature Control
For the perfect brew, you need stable brewing temperature.
The Active Temperature Control maintains a consistent water temperature during the coffee brewing process for the best in-cup result. 'Coffee and milk always at the right temperature' as the two independent heating systems ensure coffee and milk preparation can be done one right after the other with no waiting time.
Advanced Latte System
Easy milk frothing for any beverage you like.
Thanks to the Advanced Latte System preparing the perfect milk for a cappuccino or trying your hand at latte art is easy and fast. Simply choose between Flat for hot milk or Foam for milk frothing, place the tip of the steam wand into a jug filled with milk and activate the steam function dial. Then once the desired temperature is reached, it’s all in the pour!
Handcraft Your Coffee
3 Pre-set Coffee Recipes
Espresso - Balanced aroma, hazelnut colour crema, 3-4 mm thickness, intense rounded body, long lasting taste
Coffee - One or two shots of a long espresso, without pre-infusion for a more delicate taste
Long Black - Special coffee recipe made with a low brewing pressure to reach a delicate flavour and taste
Use Your Own Favourite Cup
La Specialista is designed to allow for taller cups up to 12 cm height just by lifting the stainless steel tray under the coffee spout. You can now brew your coffee directly into your favourite cup.
Dedicated Hot Water Spout
La Specialista offers a pre-programmed Long Black recipe that can be selected on the beverage selector dial on the control panel. For the Long Black recipe, La Specialista is equipped with a dedicated hot water tap, designed to pour hot water directly into the cup followed by a double shot of espresso, that infuses with the hot water. The hot water spout can be used independently to deliver your preferred tea infusions.
Espresso, Coffee or Long Black?
Tailor Made Drinks
The MY Menu button allows you to customise and save the length of each of the pre-set coffee recipes with ease, so you can always prepare their favourite coffees to your family and friends.
Ease of Use
Like all De’Longhi traditional espresso coffee machines, La Specialista has been designed to simplify maintenance routines. The Active Rinsing function allows a full machine rinse and removal of coffee built up, while at the same time keeps the machine always ready to use and to be heated up with just one click. Drip tray and spare parts are easily removable and dishwasher safe.
La Specialista welcome coffee lovers with a rich inclusion of DeLonghi coffee machines accessories, to keep your coffee machine always perfectly functioning and performing. In the box you will find: a 350ml milk frothing jug; 8-9 gr. single filter and 150mm-160mm double filter; Cleaning brush and descaler.