Coffee: Hardware

To conclude our coffee series, we have chosen the finest in home bean to cup coffee wizardry. After exploring the history of coffee followed by the best locations for production – it was only fair we shed light on the Krups EA9000. This machine is essentially the tool for home baristas. You may wonder why it costs £1299.99, these questions are answered upon first use.

It posses an almighty array of skills including a 15 bar pump pressure for the perfect Espresso, Stainless Steel Grinder and literally a one touch cappuccino system – which is fully automatic from start to finish, and quick!

Drawing on our Apeish roots, the automated clean function to ensure complete hygiene – without lifting a finger, okay maybe one press of a button drew gasps of delight at Ape to Gentleman HQ. Everything is controlled through a full colour touch screen with personalised menus where you can even personalise and store up to 64 different recipes, even down to ensuring your coffee is served at the optimal temperature. One can adjust the fineness of grinding for each recipe making the ultimate coffee for instance.

Krups have gone to nth detail with their flagship EA9000, even considering the purity of your water with a Claris Aqua Filter System for pure water. Beyond this there is a cup warmer, automatic level alerts for the removable drip tray, and rinsing and de-scaling alerts – meaning you can bean to cup away without a care in the world, until something pings at you – advising you, politely, of any changes you may need to make.

The machine is supplied with 2 cappuccino and latte cups and 2 x 100ml cleaning agent for the frothing nozzle. All you need for the perfect cup of coffee, are the right coffee beans.

Chris Beastall

Chris is the Founder and Editor of Ape to Gentleman. His interests lie in men's style, male grooming and leading a better lifestyle - through minimalist, basic and clean design.