The De’Longhi Dedica Metellics EC 785 Cream is a compact piston machine, and it comes with a milk pitcher, and a tamper to make a cup of coffee right away. With the steam wand and the milk pitcher, you can froth milk for a cappuccino or a latte macchiato. The adjustable cappuccino system and the double drip tray allow you to make different types of coffee. You can also heat the cups first on the heating plate at the top of the machine. You can make 1 or 2 espressos at the same time. It’s easy to operate the machine with the 3 buttons on the control panel. Are you in a hurry? Use ESE servings, so you can simply make a coffee with a coffee pad.Note: it takes time and patience to learn how to prepare a tasty coffee with a piston machine. This is a lot less easy as with a fully automatic espresso machine.