Krups Café Bistro: Great Coffee for a Busy Family

by Janet

The Krups Café Bistro is the perfect coffee/espresso machine for a house that loves coffee like we do. You can make coffee, espresso and there is even a frothing wand for those of us that want cappuccino. This was the best choice of a coffee machine for my family because of all the features that it offers and because it fell right into the price range that we were looking to spend.

Now my husband's biggest argument when we were looking into getting a coffee machine that also made espresso and/or cappuccino is that it would not make a decent cup of coffee. My husband enjoys a good cup of coffee with cream and sugar and that's it. So it did take some convincing to get him agree to purchase the Krups coffee maker. We were both really surprised at the quality of coffee that it made. Being able to get a cup of coffee before the pot is done brewing is a great feature especially when we are short on time.

I myself have always loved drinking cappuccino and espresso but honestly had shied away from getting a machine to make them at home because I figured I would not prepare them correctly. The Krups Café Bistro is super simple to operate no matter if you are making coffee, cappuccino or espresso. I was able to make my drinks just the way that I like and as long as the machine was properly cleaned we could make great tasting coffee every time we wanted. I would suggest this coffee/espresso to anyone looking for an easy to use multipurpose coffee maker. I most definitely got my money's worth with mine.


Krups Café BistroEditor's note

Krups Café Bistro is a very good example of a coffee maker that generates strong views. Some users love it so much that they cannot imagine owning any other coffee maker while others have no good word to say about it.

Like for most combination coffee machine, the user reviews are very mixed. Many people find the espresso unsatisfactory. This is mainly down to your expectation. You cannot expect flawless cup of espresso from a steam machine.

However, for many people who drink mainly lattes and cappuccinos the Café Bistro does the job very well and may be more convenient than fully-fledged pump espresso machine.

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Jun 18, 2014
Doesn't work NEW
by: Anonymous

Coffee maker is slowwwwww, no water coming through the filter...

Aug 22, 2014
manual NEW
by: Anonymous

I received this model of coffee espresso cappuccino maker and didn't get a manual. I'm not sure how to get the froth to work.

Jun 17, 2015
top water reservoar rubber ring NEW
by: Anonymous

we wish to have the rubber ring that sits in the top of the water closer, how can we get one
This will fit on the model 350 x 340 samstore.com?
thanks Mrs M.B.

Sep 20, 2016
aluminuim corrosion in water tank NEW
by: seany b

Just a heads up I had this exact until and the cappuccino frothing water tank is alluminum and corroreds over time leaving chunks and bits of metal in water clogging steamer nozzle .which is dangerous to ingest too .it just sits now cuz I can't froth milk ...it's a shame too cuz it's a nice machine

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