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I bought the Krups Espresseria Espresso Machine several months ago when my daughter who lives in Italy brought her fiancée home to meet our family. I know that it is a lot of fun for some parents to embarrass their kids in front of the latest boyfriend, but his family is so nice to her, I didn’t want to do that. Knowing that she loves espresso and cappuccino, I thought I’d surprise her with a cup of espresso when they arrived. How hard could it be to make espresso? The first lesson I learned is that espresso coffee machines have a lot of parts.
I made the mistake of buying the Krups Espresseria Espresso Machine the day she arrived. I had no chance to try it out and figure out what I was doing before she and her fiancé walked in. Let me just say that if you have never used one of the machines before, don’t start when you have special company walking through the door. I must admit, though, my daughter was impressed that I had one. That was the last time I impressed either of them!
I didn’t know there were twp containers for liquids – one for water and one for milk. You guessed it; I put the water into the milk tank. I couldn’t find out where the coffee grinds came out when they were done. It went on like that until my daughter rescued me as she roared with laughter at my total bewilderment. I should have read the manual first. Not being an espresso drinker, I asked her if the Krups Espresseria Espresso Machine made good coffee. On her word, I’ll tell you it does.
Once she showed me how to use it, I have had a much easier time. I now put the water in the right bin and that does make the coffee less solid. It really is easy to use when you know what you are doing. I was overwhelmed with all the nozzles and parts and whirly gigs for grinding. All I had to do was pour the water in the right place, put the beans in the grinder, set it on “ounces”, turn it to medium hard water and push the button. The Krups Espresseria Espresso Machine is that easy to use.
By the third morning of their stay, I was making espresso for two! I just programmed the fill level and it makes two cups instead of one. The nozzle height goes up and down a bit for a regular coffee cup size but it doesn’t go high enough for travel mugs. But, espresso is so full bodied that I don’t need a travel mug full anyway. The grinder on the Krups Espresseria Espresso Machine is so much quieter than I had expected looking at the blades.
By the end of the week, my daughter had taught me how to make cappuccino in this delightful machine. I have gotten over my initial fear and am falling in love with it. I love cappuccino! I made cappuccino for my book club group this week. Were they ever impressed with my new talent! I used the frothing nozzle like I’d been doing it all my life. They all asked for a second cup. I suspect they just wanted to see the machine operate again. Thanks to my Krups Espresseria Espresso Machine I am the hit of the we-don’t-read-books-much club.