The Krups EA9010 super-automatic espresso machine is among the best Krups has to offer, but it’s going to cost you a pretty penny.
As a super-automatic espresso machine, the Krups EA9010 is for those that crave the utmost convenience.
These espresso machines do it all:
- Measure, grind, and tamp your coffee beans
- Use the optimal amount of water
- Extract the espresso shot
- Froth your milk
- Self-clean when the process is done
- Additionally, they have programmable settings for complete customization
Just about all you have to do is make sure the machine is filled with coffee beans, select the brew you want and pour your milk into the frother.
The EA9010 comes with a 56 oz water reservoir and a Claris water filtration system, and it’s made in France with a 2-year warranty.
The Krups EA8250 is a super-automatic espresso machine at a regular pump machine’s price.
That means you’ll be cramming a ton of functionality into a less expensive build, and that just doesn’t sit right with me.
I’ve owned enough kitchen appliances — and coffee machines in particular — to know this hard-and-fast rule:
You get what you pay for.
Cool features include the following:
- Brews standard coffee as well
- Cleaning mode for internal components
- Large 60 oz water reservoir
I’ve used this machine and enjoyed the espresso it makes, but I didn’t put it through years of regular use. My supplemental research with those who have noted a grinder that quits after about 2-3 years.
If I’m buying super-automatic, I’m going for a four-figure, top-of-the-line machine. In this price range give me a high-quality, metallic pump espresso machine and I’ll do the grinding on my own. That said, this is a popular Krups espresso machine and there are people for which it’s the right machine.