Krups Espresseria Automatic Premium EA8260
Bosch Tassimo Joy
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
Bosch Tassimo Vivy
A burr grinder works in such a way that you can get a consistent, uniform size of grind each time, which is one of the key aspects of getting great tasting espresso. On the other hand an inferior blade grinder often leaves you with an inconsistent grind.
The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
An adjustable cup clearance is useful when you wish to use larger cups and mugs, such as when making a latte macchiato.
With a cup warmer you can heat the cups before pulling your espresso so that it doesn't go cold quickly, which affects the taste and quality. It also means that you don’t have to manually heat them using hot water.
It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
The machine automatically deposits the used coffee grounds or pods into the dump box after extraction. The dump box capacity shows how many drinks you can create before it is full.
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With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.
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An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.
With a transparent water tank you can easily see when it needs to be filled up. This is important as attempting to make an espresso with an empty tank can damage the machine.
The machine automatically cleans the coffee circuit, meaning that the machine requires a minimal amount of cleaning.
With an integrated milk frother, the machine can automatically produce frothed milk for use in cappuccinos and other drinks.
With a pre-infusion function you get a low pressure of water before it ramps up to around 9 bar of pressure. This gently expands the grinds to get a smooth extraction and to help prevent channeling in the cake.