Krups Nespresso Expert Review

Krups Nespresso Expert Review
  • Performance
  • Comfort
  • Noise
  • Maintenance
  • Ease of Use
4.6

Summary

Krups Nespresso Expert simplifies the coffee brewing experience without compromising quality. If you’re looking for a coffee maker that offers hassle-free brewing and amazingly flavourful coffee, this highly convenient capsule machine is definitely worth your consideration.

Coffee capsule machines are engineered to offer speed of preparation and unbeatable convenience to the user, which is partly why this category of coffee makers has exploded in popularity in recent years.

While there are a dizzying array of capsule machines on the market, the Nespresso Expert coffee machine by Krups definitely deserves a closer look. In this Krups Nespresso Expert review, I will go into detail as to why I think this coffee maker stands out from the crowd.

Krups Nespresso Expert review

What I like

  •  Intuitive interface
  • Wide range of settings
  • Bluetooth smart technology
  • Magnetic cup stand

What I don’t like

  • Slightly loud buzzing at first
  •  Larger mugs don’t fit

What are you buying?

The Krups Nespresso Expert is a smartly designed capsule coffee machine that allows you to load up the Grand Cru of your choice, and then adjust the knobs to suit your preference for your ideal cup of coffee. It features 19 bars worth of pump pressure, so you can be assured that you will get the maximum amount of flavour extraction with each cup.

There are four coffee cup sizes (Espresso, Lungo, Ristretto, and Nespresso Americano) along with three temperature settings (medium, hot and extra-hot), and these features are represented by two rotary knobs on the face of the machine.

Once you fill the removable water reservoir and pop your preferred capsule into the machine, all you do is adjust the knobs to your desired settings and then press the button on top of the machine to start the brewing cycle.

The interface is stylish and intuitive, and it includes automated LED alerts to help you keep track of basic maintenance items such as keeping the water tank filled, descaling the machine and supplying adequate capsules for the container.

One of the neatest things about the Nespresso Expert is that it is a Bluetooth-enabled “smart” coffee maker. Since we as a society are now are eyeballs-deep in the “Internet of things”, it’s becoming more and more common for people to carry out the mundane tasks of daily life using these various types of connected devices.

The Nespresso Expert is designed to interact with its companion Nespresso mobile app that allows you to create customised coffees based on your specific preferences. In addition, using the Nespresso mobile app, you can schedule your brew times, brew coffee remotely, and reorder Nespresso capsules when your supply is getting low.

  • Type: Capsules
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Ground coffee: No
  • Coffee beans: No
  • Capsules: Yes
  • ESE pods: No
  • Size: 26.2 cm x 40 cm x 44 cm
  • Weight: 4.4kg
  • Water capacity: 1.2l

How easy is it to use?

At the risk of sounding a little rude, using this machine is almost embarrassingly simple. The fine folks at Krups did practically everything they could to make the design as intuitive as possible, so that preparing your favorite cup of coffee is truly a push-button affair.

As I mentioned earlier, all that’s necessary to brew a delicious cup of espresso is to slide open the capsule hatch, pop in your preferred capsule, slide it shut, make sure you have enough water in your reservoir, adjust the knobs to your preferred temperature and coffee settings, and then push the button on top to activate the machine.

It really doesn’t get much simpler than that. When I’m shopping for a coffee capsule machine, ease of use is one of the top things on my list, and the Nespresso Expert has this in spades.

What accessories are included?

The Nespresso Expert is very much a self-contained machine, so it basically comes with no external gadgets or attachments–just the instruction manual. With the help of bluetooth smart technology, you can discover the versatility of this machine at the tap of a screen.

In addition, this machine comes a complimentary welcome set of 16 Nespresso capsules, each of which has a unique aroma and flavour profile. That’ll get you off to a good start!

Key features of Krups Nespresso Expert

Pros

  • 19-bar pump pressure
  • Three different temperature settings
  • Five coffee settings
  • Bluetooth-enabled smart technology allows you to create your own personalised coffee
  • Super-easy to use with an intuitive interface
  • Quick heat-up time (25 seconds)
  • Magnetic cup stand
  • Brews great coffee!

Cons

  • The machine will typically make a slightly loud buzzing sound when you first start it up, but this is nothing that I would consider to be intolerable.
  • If you’re a fan of a larger coffee mugs, you might have to downsize a bit, because the height of the spout can only accommodate smaller-sized cups.

Anything else you should know?

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the elegant and attractive design of this coffee maker. It features a stylish flat-to-the-wall shape that makes it an easy fit on your worktop, and although I wouldn’t call it a small machine, the Nespresso Expert is compact enough to leave an economical footprint.

Conclusion

As a die-hard java enthusiast, I’m always on the lookout for machines that simplify the coffee brewing experience without compromising quality. The Nespresso Expert by Krups handily fits this description, so if you’re looking for a coffee maker that offers hassle-free brewing and amazingly flavourful coffee, this highly convenient capsule machine is definitely worth your consideration.

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