Hi everyone, thank you so much for your replies.
Yes, I am using some old coffee. I thought it would be fine if i didnt open the package!
(Sorry i am a newbie, so i'm still trying to figure everything out!!) Surprisingly, adding frothed milk to it turned out good! How long can i keep the beans before it becomes stale?
Seems like my machine has got limitations...I should have done some research before purchasing the Delonghi.
I will definitely try to use freshly roasted beans next time. Does anyone use medium or light roast for espresso? Or is it usually just dark for espresso??