At first glance, you might write off the KRUPS XP1000. After all, it’s tiny, and it’s priced under $100. But don’t let the XP1000’s compact size fool you – this machine can produce a great shot of espresso. It’s a little different than other espresso machines you might find on store shelves, but it won’t take up much space on your counter. It’s the ideal choice for smaller or single families and was unlucky not to make it into our best espresso machine buyer’s guide.
Let’s take a closer look at what this budget-friendly machine has to offer.
KRUPS XP1000 Features
- Compact design
- 4-Bar steam espresso machine
- Removable drip tray
- Safety valve inside the cap
- 4-cup glass carafe included
- Measuring spoon included
- Two functions: espresso and steam
- Steam nozzle for frothing
KRUPS XP1000 Review
The compact design of the XP1000 was what first attracted us to this machine. At 12” x 9.8” x 14.1”, this isn’t an espresso machine that will take up your entire counter. It weighs just 4.4 pounds, so it’s easy to move from one place to another.
The design of the machine is great, but how does it perform?
This is a 4-bar steam espresso machine, so you won’t get that same rich crema you get with a bar machine, but the end result is very similar to what you’d get when brewing in a moka pot (which is still great, in our opinion).
KRUPS includes a 4-cup glass carafe, so you can brew more than enough espresso for multiple shots or coffeehouse style drinks.
The selector knob makes it easy to switch between espresso and steam. Altogether, it takes about three to four minutes to brew.
The only slight complaint we had was that the steamer isn’t positioned in the best spot (more on that soon).
- Compact design is ideal for small kitchens.
- Glass carafe is included for easy mixing of drinks and pouring.
- Affordably priced.
- Easy to use.
- Easy to clean.
- The steamer isn’t ideal.
The only issue we had with this machine is that the steamer isn’t really positioned in a great spot. It can be hard to get your cup underneath the nozzle. When we tried frothing milk, it splattered everywhere. Later we realized that this happened because we didn’t submerge the steamer deep enough. It took a bit of practice, but once we mastered the steamer nozzle, it produced a really nice foam.
The KRUPS XP1000 isn’t a high-end espresso machine by any means and it uses steam instead of bar pressure to brew. But the end result is still a delicious, rich-tasting shot of espresso. With the included steam nozzle, you can create your own coffeehouse drinks right in your kitchen. Plus, this machine won’t take up much space in your kitchen. Unless you’re a true espresso connoisseur, we’re sure that you’ll love the XP1000 and the espresso it brews.