Krups EA9010 Review

Krups EA9010 Review
  • Performance
  • Comfort
  • Noise
  • Maintenance
  • Ease of Use
4.5

Summary

While there are dozens of automatic espresso machines on the market, it’s rare to find one that combines attractive design along with intuitive, efficient operation. The Krups EA9010 has this in spades, so if you choose to go with this machine, I believe that you will not be disappointed.

For true java fans, there’s never a bad time to have a nice, hot cup of joe. The urge can hit you at any time, and when you want it, you want it. The problem is that it’s not always easy to work a Starbucks trip into your busy schedule. Thankfully, the coffee gods took notice of this age-old plea of mankind, and responded with the invention of the automatic espresso maker.

By means of this glorious contraption, those of us who have coffee flowing through our veins can enjoy the convenience of having access to a veritable in-home barista. It should be noted, however, that not all bean to cup coffee makers are created equal. Sometimes it can be difficult to find a machine that delivers the “total package”, but I believe I’ve found a worthy candidate. This Krups EA9010 review will explain why.

Krups EA9010 review

 

What I like

  • Fast grinder
  • Pre-programmed coffee recipes
  • Professional quality results
  • 2-in-1 function

What I don’t like

  • Tricky menu navigation
  • Noisy when grinding

What are you buying?

The Krups EA9010 is an automatic espresso maker that not only has an elegant and distinguished look, but it has also been smartly designed to offer several convenient features in a well-contained unit.

For example, the machine comes with a small coffee scooper that fits into a tidy spot within the unit, right above the compartment where the grounds collection container is kept. This scooper features a small brush on the end to help you clean up any areas where some loose grounds might have gone astray.

In addition, the machine features a retractable steam nozzle, so that you only see it when it’s in operation. After steaming the milk froth, the nozzle returns back to its position inside of the unit, where it cleans and readies itself for its next frothing mission.

Attention to detail seems to be the name of the game with this machine, and it shows.

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Krups EA9010 in my kitchen…

The EA9010 measures 15 x 11.6 x 15 inches, so it is a pretty sizeable unit. The good news is that it features a minimalist design that makes for efficient operation. The water reservoir is conveniently positioned right behind the right-hand panel.

The EA9010 also features an adjustable dual spout, allowing you to accommodate a variety of mug sizes with no hassle. You can also fit a taller glass underneath it by simply removing the drip tray.

On the top of the machine there is a compartment that holds 9.9 ounces of coffee beans, as well as a smaller reservoir for ground coffee.

Although it’s good to have a machine that offers both options, I must admit that the process for brewing with ground coffee is a little less intuitive than with whole beans.

It requires a couple of extra (somewhat awkward) steps, but at the end of the day, the ground coffee option still produces a flavourful cup of joe.

How easy is it to use?

In my opinion, ease of use is what really sets the EA9010 apart from the crowd. Even if you’re somewhat of a coffee novice, you would more than likely be able to figure out how to operate this machine in short order.

The user interface is intuitive and simple to operate – just select whatever drink you want, as well as the size and strength (from one to three beans), and the machine does the rest.

The EA9010 features two-step frothing technology, which produces a high-quality finished product that can rival anything coming out of high street shops. As far as variety goes, this machine definitely has you covered; you can access 17 different coffee recipes with nothing more than the touch of a button. Easy-peasy.

What accessories are included?

One of the things that really impressed me about the EA9010 is how thorough the company was with giving you everything you need to get started. Along with the machine itself, you also get the instruction manual, two cleaning tablets, a descaling bag, two flasks of liquid detergent, one filter, and two cappuccino mugs. Talk about starting off with a bang!

Key features of Krups EA9010

Pros

  • Active Speed Grinder grinds beans up to 20% faster than previous models
  • You can access 17 different coffee recipes at the touch of a button
  • 15 bars of pump pressure produces professional quality results
  • 2-in-1 function allows you to make two coffees at the same time

Cons

  • User interface doesn’t have a back button, so it can be tricky getting out of certain menus
  • It’s pretty noisy when grinding the coffee beans

Anything else you should know?

I have mainly focused on the features of the EA9010 in this review, but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention perhaps the most important thing for most coffee drinkers: The finished product! Pretty much no matter which drink style you select, the EA9010 does a fantastic job of producing the flavours needed to create a delicious cup of coffee. You really can’t lose with this one.

Conclusion

There are several cool features of the EA9010, but lest we get bogged down in all the details, suffice it to say that this machine makes some outstanding coffee. The user interface can be a little quirky at times, but overall the machine is quite simple to use.

While there are dozens of automatic espresso machines on the market, it’s rare to find one that combines attractive design along with intuitive, efficient operation. The Krups EA9010 has this in spades, so if you choose to go with this machine, I believe that you will not be disappointed.

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