Krups KM7000 Grind-and-Brew
Krups’ KM7000 is an advanced specialty coffee machine, guaranteeing consumers aromatic and delicious coffee brews. The overall structure is very large and heavy, using a black chrome design. The design is perfect for modern kitchens.
It is quite easy to use compared to other technology-heavy coffee machines. Customers emphasize the ease of setting the program features, particularly the ability to make small to large batches of coffee.
- A conical burr grinder blends the coffee according to cup measurement indicated.
- Grind strengths are up to five levels while coffee strength has three options.
- Cup settings range from 2, 4, 6, 8 to 10 digital settings, maintained via a coffee-to-water ratio measurement.
- Automatic settings stop the steam from clogging the coffee grinder and channel.
- Coffee grinding and blending can be paused to accommodate immediate drinking.
- Glass carafe has a 10-cup capacity.
- The aroma function accommodates small brews of two to four cups.
- LCD is back lit with a built-in clock and timer that is programmable.
- Brewing can be paused for a moment if a need to serve coffee arises.
This model is built with sturdy material, assuring protection of its advanced brewing features. The carafe’s plastic cover is durable as well, lasting longer and assuring you of no future damage. Levers on the bottom are easy to manipulate, making it less difficult to move it around the kitchen.
The programmable features are easy to figure out, unlike
other models that try too hard with their high-tech advancements. It isn’t as noisy as other machines while brewing, assuring you no extra noise to wreck your early morning breakfast.
The model is not perfect and has some downsides. Serious coffee drinkers would prefer a larger capacity. There’s also the lack of a warming plate and the incomplete functions of the purifier. The said purifier is only able to remove large impurities and chlorine in the water.
You may also be unsure about the measurements as the program does not specify the amount of ground coffee used for each cup. It is only adjustable with a set of symbols instead of actual, measurable calibrations.
There’s also the issue of more plastic used in some areas instead of aluminium or stainless steel. It would also help if the model included a thermal carafe. Some may not think the features are worth it given the high cost.Pros
- Easy to understand programmable features
- Bright, crisp, and clear LCD screen
- Nice modern design
- Uses six to eight water streams for ground coffee (similar to Starbucks)
- Beans are not humidified in the hopperCons
- Hopper has a small, ineffective size
- Preferable if the hopper was airtight or opaque
- No thermal carafe included in the model
- Carafe tends to spill coffee on its side
- Purifier does not take out enough little particles or other impure chemicals
- Carafe markings tend to disappear after a few months