Prepare the night before and use the Krups Bistro 867-42 Combination Coffee & Espresso Machine to mak wake-up coffee using its 24 hours programmable clock & timer. Deep Brew technology heats water to the ideal temperature, then pulses it through the coffee grounds at precisely timed intervals to provide you with coffee full of rich, robust flavor. The Stop & Serve feature lets you remove the carafe at any time during the brewing cycle. Swing-out the filter holder to add coffee grounds quickly and easily. Use the convenient 3-way safety switch to instantly and easily goes from brewing espresso to frothing milk. Patented Perfect Froth attachment ensures fool-proof frothing of milk for cappuccinos and lattes by precise delivery of steam and air. Prepare 2-4 cups directly into carafe or cups.
By combining a regular coffeemaker and espresso machine, this 1500-watt appliance makes it possible to satisfy every coffee craving with a single, compact unit. Separate water tanks permit simultaneous coffee and espresso brewing for satisfying everyone at once. The espresso-machine side includes a steam nozzle with a foolproof frothing attachment for creating coffee drinks like cappuccino and café latté. Making espresso follows tradition: tamping the proper amount of coffee into a filter basket inside a filter holder, twisting the filter holder onto the machine, pouring water into the machine's boiler, and twisting the control knob, which instantly goes from the off position to brewing espresso or frothing milk. Depending on the amount of water, up to four 2-ounce cups will then be brewed into an 8-ounce glass carafe.
Making regular coffee also adheres to tradition: inserting a filter into the filter basket, spooning in coffee, pouring water into the coffeemaker's tank, and pressing a button. Depending on the amount of water, up to ten 5-ounce cups of coffee will then be brewed into a 50-ounce glass carafe, which sits on a warming plate. Removing the carafe from the warming plate pauses the brewing process for 20 seconds to accommodate a midbrew pour. A programmable digital clock/timer makes it possible to brew wake-up coffee at a selected time up to 24 hours in advance. For safety, the machine automatically shuts off two hours after brewing. The machine has a bright plastic exterior, measures 13 inches wide, 12 inches high, and 10 inches deep, weighs 4-3/4 pounds, and carries a one-year warranty against defects. An illustrated booklet provides clear operating instructions. --Fred Brack
Editor's note: This item may arrive with water inside from the manufacturer's pressure test. This is a normal occurrence and doesn't indicate a problem with the machine.