Krups espresso machines

KRUPS machines are surprisingly varied. We won’t beat around the bush here. If you are put off by coffee machine brands that release the same model each year with “new” updates, then you clearly haven’t taken a closer look at KRUPS’ line up.

Their espresso makers are some of the best on the market, bringing professional barista style espresso to kitchens of all sizes. Trust us, you’re going to need a little guidance wading through the range of espresso makers available!

Here are the top 7 best KRUPS espresso machines for comparison, so you can create the espressos at home you’ve been dreaming of.

Krups Espresso Machines
  • Adjustable manual settings
  • Aluminum fast-heating boiler
  • Steam nozzle for frothing milk
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  • Incorporated coffee bean hopper
  • Built-in metal conical burr grinder
  • Digital display
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  • Makes 15 different beverages
  • All-in-one grinder and coffee maker
  • Milk frothing container
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  • Automatic espresso and cappuccino maker
  • Metal conical burr grinder
  • Claris water filtration system
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  • Removeable drip tray
  • 4 cup glass carafe
  • Steam nozzle for milk frothing
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  • Steam powered espresso
  • Brew up to 4 cups at once
  • Removable drip tray
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  • Combined coffee maker and espresso maker
  • 10-cup coffee capacity
  • Steam nozzle for frothing milk
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Best Krups Espresso Machines

KRUPS XP3208

  • Pump: 15 bars
  • Reservoir: removable, 1.5 liters
  • In the box: espresso maker, filter handle, 1-cup filter, 2-cup filter, combined spoon and tamper, user manual
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Adjustable manual settings
  • Steam nozzle
  • Removable drip tray
  • Aluminum fast-heating boiler
  • Cup warmer on top

The KRUPS XP3208, also known as the Opio Steam and Pump Espresso Machine is the model that most people end up buying, and we can see why. In terms of features, this espresso make has just the right balance between timesaving and convenience with adjustability and fine tuning.

The professional 15 bar pump is perfect, as you’d expect, and the aluminum boiler heats water at a very fast rate. Of course, you can speed this up by only filling the 1.5-liter reservoir with the amount of water you need. You have the option of brewing a single or double espresso with switchable filters.

It’s low on accessories, with the bare minimum provided to help you make espresso. The adjustable manual settings that allow you to control brew time and water volume aren’t as precise as a commercial espresso maker, but for home use they are decent. We loved the frothing arm too. It’s simple but works and has enough access to fit a medium sized milk jug under it.

Overall, this is quite a simple espresso maker. But that’s its charm. If you are a wannabe barista or already have the skills under your belt, this is a handy coffee companion to have at home.

KRUPS EA8250

  • Pump: 15 bars
  • Reservoir: removable, 1.8 liters, empty light alert
  • In the box: espresso maker, user manual, KRUPS VIP Exclusive Service Kit (descaling powder, cleaning tablets, water filter, water hardness testing strip)
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Incorporated coffee bean hopper
  • Built-in metal conical burr grinder
  • Cup tray
  • Digital display
  • Steam nozzle
  • Removable drip tray

Our top choice for true espresso lovers is the KRUPS EA8250. This model is the all-in-one type with a built-in coffee bean hopper, grinder and espresso maker. But that doesn’t mean KRUPS have skimped on the quality. The grinder is a conical burr grinder, making quick work of your whole coffee beans. The water pressure pump is the standard 15 bars you should expect from genuine home espresso makers. And the internal tamping system (automated hydraulic) does a wonderful job. The result is a beautiful espresso with a good cream in just moments, with minimal effort.

Yes, the price is high but you’re paying for an all-in-one device. It might not outlive a regular espresso maker or provide the right level of adjustability, but the convenience and speed will be phenomenal.

The water reservoir and large bean hopper allow you to make espresso after espresso. This is a top choice for espresso lovers that drink cup after cup or have a large household of coffee drinkers. It just keeps going without the need for constant refills. The steam nozzle isn’t the best of the best, but it’s functional.

Bear in mind that any espresso maker with a grinder and a pump inside is going to be a tad noisy. It’s the price we pay for good coffee.

KRUPS EA89

  • Pump: 15 bars
  • Reservoir: removable, 2.3 liters
  • In the box: espresso maker, user guide, separate milk frother
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Makes 15 different beverages
  • All-in-one grinder and coffee maker
  • Height-adjustable coffee spout
  • Milk frothing container
  • Programmable auto-off
  • Removable drip tray
  • Automatic cleaning, rinsing etc.
  • One-touch cappuccino recipe
  • Metal conical burr grinder
  • Quantity customization

The Deluxe One-Touch Super Automatic Espresso and Cappuccino machine, sometimes labelled as the Quattro Force Digital Full Auto Espresso machine, or just EA89, is another all-in-one machine that takes you further away from barista style DIY espresso makers and further towards luxury coffee and hot beverage machines.

Before you do anything else, take a look at the price tag. For many Coffee Dorks, the price attached is enough to cross it off the list. If you have a large budget (we’re super envious), keep reading.

This baby is capable of making 15 different drinks in just 1 touch (although you still have to fill the reservoir, bean hopper and milk frother before use). The digital display is where the magic happens, you can brew up to 2 cups at a time (there’s adjustable volume, strength and grind size) and choose from: espresso, double espresso, cappuccino, latte, macchiato, green tea, black tea, herbal tea, ristretto, doppio, americano, steamed milk, boiling water, etc. To be honest, it does really make 15 distinct drinks, especially when you start counting espresso and double espresso as the same coffee. It would be more accurate to say there are 15 settings.

Performance is smooth, but it doesn’t offer enough customization for the true espresso fanatics.

KRUPS EA9010

  • Pump: 15 bars
  • Reservoir: removable, 1.7 liters
  • In the box: espresso maker, user manual, cleaning kit
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Automatic espresso and cappuccino maker
  • 17 recipes with one button press
  • Metal conical burr grinder
  • Automatic and adjustable settings for volume, grind size etc.
  • Claris water filtration system
  • Internal milk frothing
  • Compact Thermoblock heating system

The KRUPS EA9010 is an unbelievably expensive espresso maker. Take the price of the most expensive coffee maker you were considering and then triple it, at least. For your buck, you get a fully automated, sleek espresso and cappuccino maker with 17 variations and the option to completely customize all the settings to your tastes, from the water temperature to grinding fineness. This all-in-one grinder, brewer and milk frother takes automatic coffee making to the next level at a professional barista standard.

What really stands out as unique on this model is the 2-stage milk frothing process which achieves finer microbubbles and a super professional foam – the kind you usually only get at the best coffee bars.

The biggest drawback with having an all-in-one system like this is the cleaning. It’s imperative that you keep this machine well-oiled and clean throughout. A backlog of used grinds or week-old milk lingering in the frother will completely ruin the experience.

But, for the barista enthusiast, cleaning your equipment is just part of the job.

KRUPS XP100050

  • Pump: 4 bars
  • Reservoir: not removable, up to 4 cups
  • In the box: espresso maker, espresso carafe, measuring spoon, user manual
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Removeable drip tray
  • 4 cup glass carafe
  • Steam nozzle for milk frothing

A very simple, budget espresso maker from KRUPS. Except the KRUPS XP100050 is not actually an espresso maker. With just 4 bars of pressure there’s not enough juice to really apply the pressure on the grinds. You can make a mock-espresso from this espresso maker that’s far better than just a really concentrated cup of black coffee… but it’s not near the level of the other espressos on this list made with the 15-bar pumps.

What we did like, however, was the ability to brew 4 portions of espresso in one go. There’s also no stale water left lingering in the reservoir, as you need to fill it up with the amount of water you want to brew each time you use the machine.

It also comes with a steam nozzle for frothing milk. It’s not as fast or easy as a professional milk frother, but the machine does whip up enough pressure to create a good foam. Overall, a decent little espresso maker for the coffee lover who’s not fussed about bars of pressure, adjustability and finesse.

KRUPS XP1020

  • Pump: steam driven and 750 watt power
  • Reservoir: not removable, up to 4 cups
  • In the box: espresso maker, user manual, single and double filter baskets, coffee scoop, carafe
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Dishwasher safe accessories
  • Steam powered espresso
  • Brew up to 4 cups at once
  • 11 inches tall
  • Removable drip tray

Another low-priced, low-tech espresso maker. The XP1020 from KRUPS has a similar design and feel to the XP100050. This espresso maker relies on the building pressure of steam to push the water through the coffee grounds, meaning it takes a lot longer to heat up and the amount of pressure is not as accurate.

If you’re a barista who wants to finely tune the temperature, volume, timing etc. then this isn’t for you. However, if you want something simple, nice to look at, and a price tag well under $100, this is a worthy option. It’s worth highlighting the size of this espresso maker too. If you’re low on space or just have awkward worktop heights in your home, this 11-inch tall coffee maker will squeeze in fine.

It can steam milk too, and with the single and double filter baskets included you can brew up to 4 cups in one go, filtering down into the glass carafe with lid. It stays hot for quite a while too.

We do recommend this espresso maker, but if you’re just willing to invest a little more money you can easily afford a true espresso maker from KRUPS.

KRUPS XP1500

  • Pump: 4 bars
  • Reservoir: not removable, up to 10 cups
  • In the box: combined espresso and coffee maker, user manual, coffee scoop
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Combined coffee maker and espresso maker
  • Espresso carafe and coffee carafe
  • 10-cup coffee capacity
  • Water level indicator
  • Brew pause
  • Warming plate
  • Steam nozzle for frothing milk

Last on our list is an old but trusted model. The XP1500 just goes to show how versatile the range of espresso makers from KRUPS are. This slice of coffee heaven combines an espresso maker (well, a weak 4 bar espresso maker) with a standard KRUPS coffee maker.

It’s simply 2 coffee makers wielded together and sharing a reservoir. You have the speed and luxury of an espresso, with steam wand for adding frothed milk to your latte or cappuccino. But you also have the chance to slow brew a steaming carafe of coffee, up to 10 cups, to last you through the morning.

With a warming plate and brew stop to grab a cup mid brew, this machine has just the right level of functionality. It’s not quite basic, but it certainly doesn’t give you much flexibility. It’s a great option if you are hesitant about getting an espresso maker when you already have a standard coffee maker.

This is still a good coffee maker to buy, despite not being manufactured by KRUPS any more you can still find it online. Just bear in mind that the warranty may not be as long as the up to date KRUPS espresso machines.

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