Krups Barista EA9010 prepares a flat white during an event in Toronto. (Meghan Mitchell/QMI Agency)
Have you ever wished you could get barista-quality coffee in the comfort of your own home?
Well, Krups Barista EA9010 features 17 pre-programmed beverage options from an Americano to a flat white, which can be prepared at the touch of a button.
“Of the machine in general, my favourite feature is that it cleans itself,” said Tabatha McIntyre, product manager for Krups Canada, during an event in downtown Toronto.
The machine uses coffee beans instead of pods, grinding the beans based on the drink you choose. It also steams fresh milk for its milk-based beverages and the steamer wand cleans itself when it is done.
“My favourite thing about the barista is that it is eco-friendly compared to other machines that use pods,” said Erin Thibodeau, Krups barista ambassador.
“I like to try different roasters throughout the city,” she said. “You have such a selection of beans – you can put in anything you want.”
But are the drinks comparable to those made by baristas?
“Absolutely,” said Thibodeau. “You know, that’s why it’s called the barista. I think that it is really true to the name. It can make you essentially any beverage you would like in the morning and to really high standards.”
During the event, I had the opportunity to try a flat white, which is steamed milk and two shots of espresso. It tasted like a latte and I found the quality to be similar to what you might expect to get at your local cafe.
The suggested retail price of the Barista EA9010 is $2999.99 and it is available at select retailers. For more information, please visit krups.ca.