"With a little care the Krups Genio will keep you in quality coffee for a long time."
The Krups KP 1509 Dolce Gusto Genio is an easy to use single service capsule machine. We found this machine to be the very definition of ‘quick and clean’.
A lot of its design has been taken directly from other Krups models, so much so that at first we thought it was just another Krups Piccolo. On closer inspection, however, there are a few additions which make the Krups Genio the superior machine of the two.
The duck-like bill at the front gives this machine a cute look, but it’s also a nice and easy way to insert/extract pods into/from the Krups Genio. This coffee machine is also small enough for you to quickly swivel it around and access the removable water reservoir at the back. The water tank in this machine is only 0.6L, which is about a third of your average coffee machine. This makes it unsuitable if you intend to share in a large household, but if you’re the only coffee drinker or there’s just one or two of you using it then it’s a perfectly reasonable amount.
The Genio is an energy efficient model: not only does it have the small reservoir so less water will boil, but Krups also use ThermoBlock technology. This means that the machine will heat up water for your coffee and keep it at an elevated temperature without using much more energy in case you need a second cup. This coffee machine also has an environmentally friendly standby feature; this will automatically shut down the Genio when it’s inactive for 5 minutes.
This machine lets you make hot and cold drinks, and it has an adjustable spout and easily extractable parts for cleaning. With a little care this machine will keep you in quality coffee for a long time.
We also like Krups’ use of neon lighting when you turn on the Genio, it also has a status bar that act like a countdown whilst your coffee is being made.
The Krups Genio is not the cheapest capsule machine available. Remembe that on top of this price you’ll be purchasing Dolce Gusto pods forever more. But we consider it value for money for the lone coffee drinker who doesn’t want a large sputtering machine taking up kitchen space.
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