I've had my DeLonghi Esclusivo coffeemaker for exactly 3 months. It brewed the best tasting coffee I've ever had.
It was my favorite coffee maker by far for the following reasons: Coffee is delicious -slow brewing permits a more robust coffee.
Small footprint on my counter. Stylish design. Tough as iron body. Very easy to program and use. Large opening through which to pour water.
Charcoal filter to purify water. Automatic shut off. Caraffe has large opening for easy cleaning. NON-DRIP POURING!! I was in heaven with this coffeemaker and knew I'd found the perfect one. (I've had many in my lifetime.)