It might resemble a classic filter machine, but the Clessidra is far more refined.
Rather than soaking the coffee grounds all at once, it uses mechanical pulses of water to mimic a manual pour-over method, making a more intense taste and aroma.
The temperature and infusion time is also managed, making for far more continued outcomes.
Features Delonghi Clessidra Coffee Machine
Many aspects of the Clessidra set it apart from other filter coffee makers.
The hourglass design is fantastic, and there is a significant amount of exposed glass accented with sleek grey and chrome.
On top, the water tank has a removable lid that specs vents at the back to let any steam escape as the water heats and quantity markings.
There is a capacity of up to ten cups, making the Clessidra best for post-dinner coffee.
It uses two techniques to make coffee – top standard brew and pour-over.
Each has a corresponding button, represented by what looks like shower drips and spray.
When pressed in, each button illuminates.
What makes it pretty to get used to is that the keys protrude from the machine, and it feels more natural to push them downwards.
Once the water in the tank gets the current temperature, it cascades down via the center onto the ground coffee in a filter paper, which sits in a removable cone in the jug.
The cone is well-designed, with a lift handle and a sprung, lever-oriented control device that opens when coffee is dispensed.
This means no drips on the worktop when it is removed from the carafe.
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The Celessidra also has a shaped holder for the cone to sit in when it is not used and a scoop for measuring ground coffee.
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