For true coffee connoisseurs, getting the perfect morning pick-me-up can be a little tough. Unless you’re a fully trained barista or live near your favourite coffee house, you might struggle to get your first-thing coffee fix.
At a penny shy of £1300, the Krups Barista EA 9000, looking like the daddy of all home coffee machines, is on a mission to right this wrong. With a 4.3 inch touchscreen, integrated water filter system and the ability to make a wide range of ristrettos, espressos and coffees, it’s got enough smart features to turn the head of even a caffeine-craving James Bond.
An intelligent coffee machine, the Barita EA 9000 can store favourite drinks and blends, offering personalised choices for each member of the household. It’ll even keep a track of your favourite drink for different times of day, offering you perhaps an espresso in the morning and a cappuccino in the evening.
Unlike other coffee machines, there’s minimal maintenance with the EA 9000 too. The steam nozzle (which on other machines is the first part to build up unsightly residue) automatically cleans itself, retreating back into the machine and tidying itself up so that you don’t have to get the scrubbing pad out after every cup.
Using a conical burr grinder, you should get the perfect ground-bean texture for each sort of coffee, with the top-loading bean bin good for an average of 12 coffees, depending on which beverage type you opt for the most.
If £1299.99 is a bit too steep an asking price for your morning blend, the full Krups range (including entry level models and accessories) is as follows:
Krups Automatic Espresso EA9000 – £1299.99
• Krups Automatic Espresso EA8320 – £799.99
• Krups Espresseria Automatic EA8260 – £699.99
• Krups Espresseria Automatic EA6930 – £549.99
• Krups Espresseria Automatic EA8005 – £399.99
• Krups Pump Espresso XP5240 – £199.99
• Krups Pump Espresso XP5210 – £149.99
• Krups Perfecto Pump Espresso – £149.99
• Krups Pro Aroma Filter Coffee Maker – £39.99
• Krups Burr Grinder – £39.99
• Krups Coffee Mill – £19.99
• Krups Automatic Milk Frother – £99.99
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By Gerald Lynch | July 17th, 2012