The De'Longhi EC153.B Black is easy to operate, thanks to the large round dial at the front of the espresso machine. You can determine how much coffee to use for an espresso, as well as how firmly to tamp your grounds. This lets you influence the flavor of your cup of coffee in two ways. Do you have company? You can also use the machine to brew 2 cups at once. Heat up the cups with the hot water function first, so your espresso won't cool down too quickly. For those who love milk-based drinks, there's also a steam wand, which lets you froth up milk for a home-made cappuccino or latte macchiato.Tip: don't forget to buy a separate coffee grinder to make coffee with freshly ground beans.