Whether your taste buds are craving a crisp cold brew or a warming espresso, the De’Longhi La Specialista Arte Evo is the coffee companion of your dreams.
Selected Making HOME reviewers recently road-tested the De’Longhi La Specialista Arte Evo and rated the coffee machine 4.9 out of 5 stars. They loved being able to create cafe-quality coffee at home and having the freedom to choose between a hot coffee or a cold brew with one compact machine.
Find out what the review team thought by reading their comments below. But first, let’s take a closer look at this barista-quality machine.
Make your choice of coffee (when it suits you)
Created with stainless steel and equipped with pre-set functions, an integrated grinder and a steam wand for mastering milk, De’Longhi’s La Specialista Arte Evo looks as good as it performs.
But what really makes it stand out in the crowd is its use of Cold Extraction Technology, which means that not only can you whip up hot long blacks and espressos in mere minutes, but also crisp, refreshing iced coffees made just the way you like them.
Features for every kind of coffee connoisseur
Compact and versatile, this smart machine sets the bar high. Take a look at the stand-out features we’re loving in this caffeine companion:
- Temperature selection – Love your lattes warm but your espresso piping hot? No problem, La Specialista Arte Evo offers three temperature infusion profiles, which range from 92° and 96°C.
- Cool-touch wand – If you’ve ever tried frothing milk, you’ll know that it takes a little practice. Thanks to the My Latte Art steam wand, you’ll be honing those milk-frothing skills in no time.
- Easy-use pre-sets – Perfect for those of us who want our coffee yesterday, it comes with four pre-set functions: Long Black, Espresso, Cold Brew and Hot Water.
- Built-in grinder – With eight grind settings, this machine ensures your coffee beans will be expertly ground to the perfect consistency every single time.
- Barista accessories – Keep the mess to a minimum and the coffee creation organised with a metal tamper and tamping mat, plus a stainless steel jug.
- Fuss-free cleaning – It comes with a descaler and cleaning tools; you can even pop select parts in the dishwasher after use.
Expertly crafted by leaders in their field, the De’Longhi La Specialista Arte Evo allows everyday people to fully explore the art of coffee making. From tamping, grinding and texturing to (finally) trying your hand at an oat milk latte, this little beauty gives you the freedom to get creative with coffee … and channel your inner barista.
De’longhi La Specialista Arte Evo Reviews
We sent 5 lucky Making HOME reviewers a De’Longhi La Specialista Art Evo to trial in exchange for their honest thoughts. Take a look below at what our top reviewers had to say!
The perfect coffee at home
“I have never experienced a coffee at home as delicious as this. The La Specialista Arte Evo allows the true flavour of the beans to be unlocked and the milk frother creates the perfect silky texture topping your at home cafe quality coffee. The ability to do a cold brew coffee in less than 5 minutes is an absolute game changer and sets this machine apart from others. I’ve loved making a jug of cold brew to have in my fridge for iced coffees the taste is amazing! The machine is easy to use (even for a novice like me) with guided instructions included. To top it all off the machine is so easy to clean with most parts being dishwasher compatible. The La Specialista Arte looks very flash on the kitchen bench without taking up too much space I would highly recommend this machine for any coffee lover.”Alannah, June 2023
Bringing the cafe home
“I’ve been so impressed with how this machine is able to easily create whatever coffee I’m in the mood for – whether it’s my morning latte or afternoon iced coffee – in under 5 minutes. It came with everything I needed to create a cafe style coffee experience at home. As someone who has never used a manual espresso machine before, I found this machine super simple to set up and start using, especially with the help of the pre set coffee recipes. De’longhi also offers free live training sessions with a coffee expert to make sure you’re on the right track. I now have the confidence to customise my coffee experience and create unique combinations. I would definitely recommend this machine for any coffee lovers looking to level up their skills and bring a professional tasting coffee experience into their at home cafes.”Amy, June 2023
Cold brewin’ up a storm
“The Delonghi La Specialista Arte Evo has everything you could want to bring the cafe to you! This coffee machine came with a ton of features and inclusions. It’s a far upgrade from pods, and rivals any coffee I’ve bought out and about.”Alicia, June 2023
Just need to work on my latte art!
“Especially first thing in the morning I NEED my coffee. I love how quick and easy this machine is to use. In particular the milk frother doesn’t take an age to heat up and is quite powerful so you get your milk where it needs to be quickly and without any fuss. Even better is that the milk wand remains cool to the touch and is easy to clean without milk burning on to the wand itself. I’ve been so impressed with how this machine is able to easily create whatever coffee I am in the mood for – whether it’s my morning latte or afternoon iced coffee – in under 5 minutes. It came with everything I needed to create a cafe style coffee experience at home. As someone who has never used a manual espresso machine before, I found this machine super simple to set up and start using. I would definitely recommend this machine for any coffee lovers looking to level up their skills and bring a professional tasting coffee experience into their at home cafes.”Paul, June 2023
Excellent quality – excellent coffee!
“I am so impressed with the quality and efficiency of the machine. The accessories feel luxurious to use, with a nice weight to it. I love that you have the ability to customise your coffee brew with the various settings which helps to create the perfect coffee, while not being overly complicated. I also highly recommend to have a 1 on 1 virtual training session with the De’longhi team which helps you to understand each of these settings and set them to create the dreamiest coffee for your bean and brew preference. This allowed me to set the grind of the bean, dosage and temp of the coffee to create the yummiest cappuccino! Once you have these settings in place, making a coffee each morning is extremely easy! Just grind, tamper and brew. Another thing I am super impressed by is the efficiency of the milk frother. It heats to the optimal steam pressure in seconds and creates the silkiest milk for my cappuccino a lot quicker than I was expecting. All in all I am highly impressed, and love showing this barista quality machine off to friends and family when they come by our home. 10/10 would recommend!”Nina, June 2023
La Specialista Arte Evo is available online at DeLonghi and at leading retailers.
All products for this review were supplied by De’Longhi. The comments reflect unbiased, honest opinions from members of the Making HOME community. Reviews, videos and images are published with permission from participants.