The Krups XP5080: A Look At An Exceptional Espresso Machine
In addition to making a great latte, this machine also heats up just enough filtered water for a cup of tea.
This remarkable brewer has features that go beyond the typical espresso machine. Among the highlights are an automatic cappuccino system, Thermobloc technology, a 15-bar pump, an Aqua Filter system and the ability to use easy serving espresso (E.S.E.) in lieu of ground coffee. If you like your coffee with flair, the Krups xp5080 is the brewer for you.
The attractive design of the machine is futuristic, black and silver. It more closely resembles coffee makers in professional settings rather than a home brewing system, though the Krups xp5080 fits perfectly in your home kitchen and makes a cup of steaming hot perfection suitable to the tastes of everyone in your family.
Futuristic Systems in a Futuristic MachineAuto Cappuccino System
The auto cappuccino system is made up of a stainless steel container for milk and a froth nozzle. When you pour cold milk into the container, it is drawn up a flexible tube and heated. From there, it is drawn into the steam nozzle and sprayed into the cup.
This heating system keeps the milk and froth at the perfect temperature so you will not have to wait for the milk to froth between every delicious espresso, cappuccino or latte.
Built-in Filter System
While most coffee maker companies recommend using filtered water for making coffee, Krups adds a built-in filter system that allows you to add water directly from your tap.
The aqua filter system filters the water of up to 85 percent of chlorine, 95 percent of copper, 90 percent of lead, 67 percent of aluminum and other sediments including lime.
Not only does this keep every drink made with this Krups espresso machine tasting great, it keeps your machine clean.
The Thermobloc system forces water through the stainless steel tubing with a fifteen bar pump, heating it to 92 degrees centigrade very quickly.
The tubes are flushed out after every brew to keep the tubes free of lime and calcium so every cup of coffee tastes as fresh as the first. This feature alone saves on time and maintenance.
Convenience in a Classy Package
The Krups coffee and espresso/cappuccino maker is programmable for adjusting between a single or double serving. You can also program it to heat just enough water for a cup of tea.
The Procrema filter holder holds ESE pods or ground coffee. If you prefer to use prepackaged coffee, the easy serving espresso (E.S.E.) pod can be placed into the Procrema filter holder. The perfect amount of ground coffee is compacted between two fibrous, biodegradable sheets for making consistent strength in your espresso and an earth friendly cup of coffee every time.
The 1.2 Liter water tanks is removable for filling and cleaning as is the cappuccino drip tray that is covered with a stainless steel grid. Rubberized feet keep this machine from sliding across counter tops which helps to prevent many an accidental spill.
Storage is easy. The long cord can be wound and put into the back of the coffee maker for easy transportation or storing when you have plans to be gone for several days.
For a great all-in-one machine, you cannot beat the Krups XP5080 for efficiency, taste, convenience and looks.
At an average price of 450 dollars, the price is comparable to that of other espresso machines on the market. There are cheaper brewers, but this machine is well worth the investment. The Krups xp5080 is built to last and you will not regret your purchase of this state of the art machine.
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