Be your own barista with the Gran Dama Avant by De'Longhi. You and your guests can enjoy delicious cappuccinos, lattes and macchiatos anytime. It's never been easier to create authentic Italian drinks with our patented milk container. Simply slide it onto the front of the machine, place a cup under the nozzle and press any of the one-touch buttons. The Gran Dama Avant does all the work for you! The milk container detaches easily so you can place it in the refrigerator. Select either whole beans or ground coffee, the machine does both. For the freshest results, the patented direct-to-brew system grinds beans instantly before brewing. With five coffee-strength settings from extra-mild to extra-strong, everyone gets their ideal flavor. The choices don't end there, select from four cup-size options to suit your preferred taste. And for those who also love the taste of traditional drip coffee, the Gran Dama Avant replicates this process with the unique long coffee function. Other highlights include a drip tray that accommodates latte cups, easy-to-use touch screen controls, as well as a cup warmer and a removable drip tray. Enjoy coffee for years to come with the Gran Dama Avant automatic espresso machine!