There are some in the espresso world who claim that you can't get a good quality espresso machine for under $500. Folks in this camp typically think that machines below this price point simply can't produce true barista quality espresso. While it is true that many of your $2500+ or “pro-sumer” or commercial espresso machines are generally in a league of their own, the Diamo One espresso machine is proof positive that you don't need to break the bank to enjoy an exquisite cup of genuine espresso, cappuccino, or latte at home. The following Diamo One espresso machine review will go over the main highlights of this impressively built, well-priced, and high-value machine.
Some espresso drinkers value simplicity of a “one-touch” approach when it comes to making their espresso. Others, prefer tinkering with different customization options. Fortunately, the Diamo One espresso machine brings the best of both of these worlds together. For those looking for ease of use, they'll be happy to hear that this model is one of the easiest to use espresso machines on the market. Literally drop in the pod, close the cover, choose your brew and you'll have your barista quality espresso in no time. At the same time this espresso machine is advanced enough for a user to experiment with a variety of strength settings to fine tune their espresso experience to their own liking. You can select from a single shot, long shot (lungo), americano. This model also comes with a highly convenient steam tube so you can froth your milk to your heart's content. The ideal temperature for frothing milk is 150F – 155F and at this temperature the milk should almost double in volume. After using the steam tube, we recommend running steam through it for about 5 seconds to avoid clogging
How is the Espresso from the Diamo One Espresso Machine?
Simply put, it is excellent. Using illy ESE pods, this machine produces a highly refined and deeply rich cup of espresso that rivals that of any espresso cafe I've been to. Of course, the exact quality, texture, and taste of the espresso will be based on the type of E.S.E pod you use.
One of many things we appreciated about this model is how quickly it produces an impressively rich creama-topped espresso. Within under a minute, this espresso machine is capable of producing a downright fabulous cup of gourmet espresso. Note, the Diamo One espresso machine takes about 45 seconds to heat up when cold. The machine uses E.S.E (Easy Serving Espresso) Pods which are widely available in many different types of flavors. One of the benefits of using these cost-effective pods is that it makes for little to no waste. It also helps you to make delicious espresso consistently and without having to clean up any grounds.
Something many espresso machine buyers don't consider is how easy it is to maintain the machine. We're happy to report that the Diamo One espresso machine is very easy to clean. Because of its unique design it also dries relatively quickly minimizing the potential for mildew build up. This model also comes with a removable water tank which is a hugely added convenience as far as cleaning and maintenance goes.
Generally speaking, the least important quality of an espresso machine is how it looks. Fortunately, the creators of the Diamo One espresso machine had a true taste for elegant design producing a sleek piece of equipment that could serve as a piece of modern decor in any kitchen. It's compact design helps home users save tremendous amounts of counter space which is always a plus.
While this machine isn't to be compared with high grade commercial espresso machines from a features standpoint, it certainly is a modern marvel as far as home espresso brewers go. This is easily one of the most cost-effective and easy to use home espresso machines on the market.
Below is a list of featured highlights of the Diamo One Espresso Machine.
- Single Cup Brew
- Manual Display
- Auto Shut Off
- Adjustable Brew Strength
- Hot Water Dispenser
- Ready Indicator Light
- Stainless Steel and Plastic
- Black and Silvertone
Please note: The Diamo One accepts Easy Serving Espresso (E.S.E.) pods only, not grounds. Standard E.S.E. pods are 45mm in diameter.
If you've had a chance to use this espresso machine before and would like to submit a Diamo One Espresso Machine review, we'd love to hear from you.