Consumers can use both coffee pods and loose ground coffee in their De'Longhi EC155 espresso and cappuccino maker. De'Longhi states that consumers should only use coffee pods that carry the Easy Service Espresso standard emblem in its machines.
Before using this appliance, the machine must preheat with the filter holder in place for approximately 15 minutes. Once the espresso maker achieves the correct temperature, consumers should place a coffee pod in the center of the filter holder.
While the ground coffee filter can make two cups of espresso at once, consumers should only use one pod at a time. Also, users should never place the ground coffee filter within the filter holder when using a coffee pod.