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Krups EA895N Evidence One review
Rating: 86 % (very good)
|Latte Macchiato:||94 %|
|Brand:||Krups bean to cup coffee machine|
|Model:||EA895N Evidence One|
|Milk system:||fully automatic|
|Drinks:Espresso, Coffee, Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato, Americano, Caffè Latte, Doppio, Ristretto|
|Brewing unit:||fixed, not removable|
|Grinder:||Stainless steel conical burr grinder|
|Grinder setting:||9 levels|
|Coffee strength:||3 levels|
|beverage quantity:||in ml|
|double cup option:||all drinks except americano|
|Favorites:||yes any drink|
|Bean compartment:||250 g|
|Water tank:||2,3 l|
|Coffee spout:||7-15 cm|
|Coffee powder compartment:||no|
Conclusion on the Krups Evidence One
Precise settings & finest milk foam in the middle class
With the Krups Evidence One you can prepare 8 different drinks. We were absolutely thrilled by the extremely fine and creamy milk foam (best in the mid-range).
The bean to cup coffee machine is very easy to use and thanks to its compact size (footprint 30×25 cm) fits into any kitchen.
The device can be operated intuitively and set precisely via the integrated display . Here, the Krups offers more than other bean to cup coffee machines in this price range. We very much like the fact that the drinks can still be adjusted during preparation. In addition, all beverages can also be prepared in the double cup option.
The quality is good for the price point – with a robust metal brewing unit. However, what you should know beforehand is that this bean to cup coffee machine is a bit louder than average.
The device has various cleaning programs, including for the fixed brewing unit. We were particularly impressed by the program for quick cleaning of the milk system.
We recommend the Krups Evidence One to anyone who wants particularly fine milk foam and very precise settings for as little money as possible.
- very fine & creamy milk foam
- precise settings possible
- all drinks in double cup option
- intuitive operation (integrated display)
- very compact dimensions – ideal for small kitchens
- Metal brewing unit (very rare)
- automatic cleaning programs
- a little louder than other machines
- Brewing unit permanently installed
Then take a look at our detailed review. Use the table of contents if you are interested in something specific. If you still have a question, please feel free to leave us a comment .
- 1 Data sheet
- 2 Conclusion on the Krups Evidence One
- 3 Video of the Krups Evidence One
- 4 Summary of the test results
- 5 Any questions?
- 6 Individual parts of the Krups EA895N
- 7 Drinks
- 8 Settings
- 9 Cleaning Krups Evidence One
Milk system – many options
We start with a highlight, the milk system. The Krups Evidence One comes with a stainless steel milk tube. You can then connect it to the bean to cup coffee machine in one easy step.
Simply dip the stainless steel tube into a milk carton and prepare your cappuccino and other beverages.
Alternatively, you can use a milk container if you wish. We used the milk container of the Siemens EQ.6 plus s700. This works wonderfully. So you are very flexible here.
As you can see here, there are two coffee and two milk spouts. You can therefore also prepare milk foam drinks in the double cup option. This is already an exception in the mid-range.
You can adjust the height of the milk and coffee spouts from 7 to 15 cm. Ideal for extra large latte macchiato glasses.
By the way, you can completely disassemble the milk spout, but we’ll take a closer look at that later when we clean it.
Krups EA895N bean hopper
The bean compartment is at the top centered under this lid. It is firmly connected to the bean to cup coffee machine and can be easily opened. As you can see, the lid is a bit darkened.
It is also sealed airtight by a circumferential rubber. That’s smart, because air and light will gradually remove the flavor from your beans.
A total of 250 grams of beans fit in the compartment, enough for about 25 drinks
By the way, there is no compartment for ground coffee here. So you can only use whole coffee beans. But they taste much better than already ground coffee anyway.
Grinder of the Krups Evidence One
Directly in the bean compartment you will also find the control for the grinder setting. There are 5 levels shown, but there is still one intermediate level each. So there are 9 levels in total.
The closer you get towards level 1, the finer the beans will be ground. For espresso, cappuccino and latte macchiato, grinder setting level 2 is a good choice. For normal coffee, the somewhat coarser level 3 is ideal.
Since we want to prepare espresso and coffee right away, we select the golden mean with level 2.5.
By the way, a conical burr grinder made of stainless steel is installed here. Compared to ceramic, stainless steel is still a bit more robust. Nevertheless, it is best to adjust the grinder setting during the grinding process, because then nothing jams and the grinder is protected.
The water tank of the Krups Evidence One is located at the back of the bean to cup coffee machine. You can easily lift it using the integrated handle and then turn it to the left or right to bring it to the front.
If you want to place the bean to cup coffee machine under a wall cabinet, you should measure the distance between the cabinet and the countertop beforehand. A good 50 cm is enough to reach the water tank.
Here you can see the connection for a water filter and the first filter is also included. With a filter, you need to descale less often, but the bean to cup coffee machine of course also works without a filter.
The tank holds an impressive 2.3 liters , which you can use to prepare around 20 drinks. It’s best to fill it up with fresh, cold water under the tap every morning.
Display of the Krups Evidence One
Use the large button at the top left to switch on the bean to cup coffee machine. After a minute or so, you can prepare your first drink. Before this, a short rinsing process is carried out.
The touch display is slightly slanted so that you can also read it well from above. You can prepare the most popular drinks using the colored icons, with just the push of a button. Here you have espresso, coffee, cappuccino, latte macchiato and caffe latte. Under “More” you will find more drinks (Ristretto, Doppio, Americano, milk foam and tea).
The gear wheel takes you to the main menu. You can navigate with the arrow keys on the right side. You can activate the double cup option via the 2 cups icon. Use the Aroma button to set the coffee strength. Via the heart on the right side you can save the drinks as favorites. How this works and what else you can set we explain in the section
Overall, the display is very clear and limited to the essentials. All keys respond flawlessly and the small screen always has instructions in plain text. We find this extremely useful, especially in the cleaning programs.
Housing – particularly compact
Of course, such a cheap bean to cup coffee machine is mainly made of plastic. However, it is well manufactured and also looks high-quality due to the matte black look.
By the way, the Krups Evidence One is very compact und stands on an area of just 30×25 cm. Ideal for small kitchens. The drip tray at the front is not a load-bearing element and does not rest. Therefore it can also protrude a little if there is little space on the countertop.
But a special highlight lies inside, because the brewing unit is made entirely of metal. According to the manufacturer, this ensures the optimum temperature during preparation. Whether the drinks are hot enough, we will of course check for you.
Overall, the quality is definitely convincing for a mid-range device.
Using the bean icon, we set the aroma to the desired level and then select the espresso.
The Krups EA895N also starts preparing directly. During the reference you can still adjust the filling quantity. In 10 ml increments from 30 to 70 ml. In total, the preparation takes about 40 seconds.
We measure 67°C on medium levels here, exactly the desired temperature. As announced by Krups, the metal brewing unit thus provides the optimal temperature.
The espresso has a fine, light brown crema. It has a decent intensity in flavor and is aromatic. We recommend level 3 (strong) for the aroma. Admittedly not the very best espresso we’ve had so far, but still a pretty good one.
With the double cup option, your cup of coffee is prepared with two coffee pucks, making it much more aromatic. The first 100 ml of each coffee puck always have the most intense flavor. Therefore, we prefer to prepare 2×90 ml instead of 1×180 ml. The longer a puck is extracted, the more bitter the coffee becomes. Just try it out and see for yourself.
We measured an average of just under 74 decibels during the grinding process. This makes the Krups a bit louder than other mid-range models. On medium levels, we measured a temperature of 73°C. Definitely hot enough.
The coffee has a dense, light brown crema. Through the two pucks, not only the crema is again stronger, but also the coffee is very intense. A real pick-me-up. The hazelnut aroma of our beans can be clearly tasted and therefore the coffee is overall a round thing.
A super alternative to the classic coffee is the Americano – an espresso extended with hot water.
For the Americano, not all the water is pressed through the coffee puck, but first an espresso and then hot water is prepared. The Krups Evidence One even automatically uses two coffee pucks for the Americano.
Due to the particularly short extraction of the pucks, hardly any bitter substances end up in the cup. This makes the Americano very aromatic and at the same time not heavy on the stomach.
Now we come to the milk foam drinks and start with a cappuccino. We set the aroma and temperature to the medium levels and start the process. Then the bean to cup coffee machine heats up again briefly so that the milk foam is hot enough.
By the way, the amount of milk foam is set in seconds. During the cover you can change it with a few clicks to fit exactly your cup. Since our cup doesn’t get quite full at 25 seconds, we increase by another 5 seconds. Very practical and user-friendly solution.
Then add the espresso and you can adjust the amount if you want. At the end we can save exactly these settings by clicking Favorites.
At over 70°C, this is already a pretty hot cappuccino. By the way, the ideal serving temperature in cafés is 67°C, so that fits.
The milk foam looks really good. Very fine, even and slightly creamy. Impressive for a mid-range bean to cup coffee machine. The espresso flavors could come through minimally stronger but still a really good cappuccino.
Let’s move on to the second milk foam classic, the latte macchiato. Again, we set the aroma to medium and start the preparation.
As with the cappuccino, you can adjust the amount of milk foam during the brewing process. Again, we adjust it so that there is just enough room for the espresso. After brewing, we measure the temperature directly.
Precision landing: At 63°C, the latte macchiato reaches exactly the desired temperature in our test. Due to the higher milk content, it is not quite as hot as the cappuccino. This is because the milk foam should be heated around 60-65 °C to have a nice creamy consistency.
The milk foam is again really fine and creamy. Really a super result for the mid-range.
We only taste the espresso lightly, which is ideal for those who like it particularly mild. All in all, a positive surprise. However, it could be a little more intense. It is best to set the aroma to level 3.
A good alternative to the latte macchiato is the caffe latte. The espresso-milk ratio remains the same, but this time the espresso is prepared first. This is followed by the milk foam. So it’s exactly the other way around.
This way, the espresso mixes with the warm milk in the lower part and a shiny brown milk foam cap forms on top. This makes the first sips taste particularly mild. In the lower part with the espresso, the taste is then more intense. Just try out what tastes better to you.
Set coffee strength
Use the Aroma button to set the coffee strength. A total of 3 levels are available, from mild to strong . The respective level is indicated on the screen by coffee beans.
The higher the level, the more coffee powder the bean to cup coffee machine uses. Here we would have liked a few more levels to simply be able to vary even more in taste.
Activate double cup option
You activate the double cup option via the 2 cups symbol . All beverage icons for which the double cup option is possible will then light up. This is the case with espresso, coffee and all milk foam beverages. Unfortunately, you will have to do without this function only for the Americano. In the double cup option, the bean to cup coffee machine always uses 2 coffee pucks.
Adjust beverage quantity
With the Krups Evidence One, you do not set the beverage quantity in advance (as we know from the Philips LatteGo, for example). Here you adjust the amount of espresso or coffee only during preparation. In 5- or 10-milliliter increments, depending on the beverage.
For cappuccino & co. you can also set the amount of milk foam. This is specified in seconds – this refers to the duration of milk frothing.
If it is foreseeable that your glass will not be completely full, you can increase the amount of milk foam again. This has the advantage that you can adjust the drinks exactly to your cup. This is very practical and user-friendly.
After preparation, you can save each drink (with your settings) as a favorite by tapping the favorites button (heart icon).
You can use the same button to call up your favorites later. Note: Only the beverage icons that you have previously saved as favorites will light up (Favorites menu). By tapping on a drink, the favorite is prepared. During preparation, you can make changes again and save as a favorite if necessary. This will cause the old settings to be saved over.
By the way, you can also set whether the normal Krups menu or your favorites menu should be displayed after switching on. This way you can prepare your favorite drinks even faster. You can make this setting via the cogwheel in the main menu.
You can set the brewing temperature for coffee and espresso in the main menu (gearwheel). Here you have a total of 3 temperature levels to choose from. We prepared all drinks at medium levels and were satisfied throughout.
Enable auto power on
If you activate the auto switch-on, the bean to cup coffee machine switches itself on at a certain time. Here you can even distinguish between weekdays and weekends. So you can prepare a drink directly when you come to the kitchen. Very convenient for those who are in a hurry in the morning.
Thorough cleaning is crucial for aromatic coffee and fine milk foam. The most important points here include the milk system, the brewing unit and the two collection trays. Overall, cleaning the Krups Evidence One is really extremely easy. You can plan about 15 minutes per week for this.
You should also descale the bean to cup coffee machine every 1-3 months. It depends on the water hardness and whether you use a water filter. The program for descaling takes only 20 minutes and the effective effort is even only about 5 minutes.
Krups water filter
Alternative water filter
Krups cleaning kit
Milk system rinsing
After you have prepared a beverage with milk foam, the bean to cup coffee machine reminds you to briefly rinse the milk system. To do this, you should first pull off the milk tube. Then it is best to put another empty cup and start cleaning with hot water.
According to the instructions, you should rinse the milk tube and connection once a day. We also recommend that you clean the milk adapter at the same time. This will ensure that everything is perfectly clean and that you get good milk foam for a long time. Whether the parts are dishwasher safe is not in the instructions. At 40°C in eco mode, nothing happened on our system. But cleaning by hand is also very fast.
Milk system cleaning
Also, according to the instructions, you should start the thorough milk system cleaning every 2 weeks . It only takes 5 minutes. To do this, dissolve a special Krups cleaning agent in 250 ml of water or alternatively use some washing-up liquid.
Then place a large bowl underneath, insert the milk tube into the detergent and start the program. Now thoroughly clean the milk system with hot water. Almost everything is automatic and the effort is very low.
Overall, cleaning the milk system is done in about 10 minutes per week.
Empty drip tray & coffee grounds container
When the drip tray and coffee grounds tray are full, a message appears in the display. Then you can simply pull out the drip tray to the front and pour away the rinsing water.
The drip tray has an integrated plastic lid that sticks a bit. This could be solved a little better. Nevertheless, the cleaning here is quite fast.
The coffee grounds tray is located on the left side of the bean to cup coffee machine. This is where the coffee pucks end up after each draw.
As you can see, the coffee pucks are cleanly pressed and relatively dry. So the brewing unit does a good job. It is best to put the pucks in the organic waste.
The drip tray and coffee grounds tray should be rinsed at least every 3 days. Unfortunately, both containers are not allowed in the dishwasher. On 40°C in Eco mode, nothing happened on our system.
Overall, the effort is low and cleaning is done in about 3 minutes per week.
Cleaning & descaling the brewing unit
Since the brewing unit is permanently installed, there is also an automatic cleaning program for it. Simply insert the special Krups cleaning tablet into this opening and start the program in the menu.
Then clean the brewing unit from oil and coffee residues. This is especially recommended when changing the bean type. The program takes about 13 minutes and should be run after just under 400 pulls.
For you, the effort is at most 3 minutes. The brewing unit is a sealed system made entirely of metal and is thoroughly rinsed during cleaning, similar to the inside of a dishwasher, according to Krups.
There is also an automatic program of around 20 minutes for this, with clear instructions in the display. The effort for you is only 3-5 minutes.
Depending on the water hardness, you will need to descale every 1-3 months without a filter. With a water filter, you only need to descale 1-2 times a year. We have you each the original and an alternative from the
descaler and water filter
So, almost everything is automatic and the Krups Evidence One also reminds you to run the programs.
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