The Krups Barista EA9000 ($2500 MSRP) is undoubtedly on the higher end in pricing for espresso makers. But if you're going to spend that kind of money on an espresso machine, the Barista EA9000 will give you quality in return. It had a wider range of options and better cleaning utilities than most other machines that we saw on the show floor that were in the $3,000 range. We're really liked the Krups Barista EA9000's customization capabilities on its touch screen interface and how easy it is to fill the water reservoir or clean out the used espresso pucks from the bin on the left side of the machine.
The Krups Barista EA9000 will be available to the public in either August or September and we look forward to bringing into our lab for testing. Putting the milk froth in first seemed a bit unorthodox to us and we want to see how this affects (if at all) taste and performance compared to other brewers.