Blog: Links + Loves

A few weeks ago I shared a bit about this coffee maker on Instagram stories. I’ve since gotten a few follow up questions about it, so I wanted to create a landing place for a quick reference in case you are in the market. This is an expensive coffee maker, and certainly not something I bought without a great deal of thought and research.

Why did I replace my Keurig with this machine?

I wanted to get away from the pods with the Keurig. And yes, I do know that there is a reusable container to fill with your own coffee of choice when using the keurig, but it was messier and more tedious than I liked. I also wanted a machine that ground the beans directly before making the coffee for the best taste.

Why did you decide on this machine?

I liked that this machine could do shots of espresso, long coffee, drip coffee, milk-based drinks like lattes and cappuccinos. It can also make iced coffee that isn’t watered down!

Do you like it? Are you happy with your purchase?

I loved this machine. The coffee it makes is fresh, rich, and so good. I don’t play around with many other coffee drinks much, but I use the “over ice” feature and “drip coffee” feature very regularly.

Any cons or things you don’t like?

It’s loud and the water reservoir is small. When it needs to be descaled, which is quite often in my case, that process is about 45 minutes long and requires a lot of your attention. These are small cons, and nothing that wasn’t already expected on my end based on my extensive google research before making the purchase!

You can shop for the De’Longhi Dinamica here!


A few other links + loves:

I made these green beans this past week (for the second time) and was reminded about just how GOOD they are. The pesto is so flavorful.

Justin and I watched The Outpost last week. It’s powerful, sad, and a heavy war movie.

A list of fun pool floats!

I got this phone holder recently and really love it. It’s streamlined with a solid base, and holds the phone very securely!

I love the cuff and pockets on these casual pull-on shorts.

A very flattering black and white stripe tank.

The most trendy style of tank for summer 2020, for $8 at Target!