The De'Longhi Espresso Maker has a patented dual-function filter holder for use with ground espresso, this unique filter mixes air into the brewing process to produce a perfect crema. Distinguished by it's caramel color, the crema is the essence of authentic espresso. The filter also accommodates E.S.E pods. This great espresso machine offers a cappuccino system frother that mixes steam and milk to create a rich creamy froth. It’s perfect for making cappuccino, latte or any other frothy milk coffee beverage. The 48 ounce (1.4 Liter) removable water tank can be filled right at the sink. Plus cleaning the tank has never been easier. The large removable drip tray also lends itself to easy, hassle-free, clean up. Many other features set this espresso machine above the rest, its self priming operation, stainless steel boiler made of durable, high quality stainless steel, two separate thermostats so water and steam pressure are controlled separately. And the cup storage tray is perfect for warm, ready to use cups.