Klarstein Aromatica II

Test 08/2019

  • Klarstein Aromatica II - front
  • Klarstein Aromatica II - back
  • Klarstein Aromatica II - left
  • Klarstein Aromatica II - boxed
  • Klarstein Aromatica II - bohnen
  • Klarstein Aromatica II - detail
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  • Klarstein Aromatica II - filter
  • Klarstein Aromatica II - function
  • Klarstein Aromatica II - kanne
  • Klarstein Aromatica II - mahlgut
  • Klarstein Aromatica II - problem
  • Klarstein Aromatica II - tasse
  • Klarstein Aromatica II - wasser
Test seal: Klarstein Aromatica II, Rating 8.8

last modified: 12.05.2020, 12:49

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All rating criteria details:

Handling 30%
Ground 25%
Range of functions 20%
Speed 15%
Volume 10%
Tested by: Tim

Tim

Resumee

With the Klarstein - Aromatica II a lover of freshly ground coffee beans is making a very good choice. The large openings in the water tank and the coffee bean container make handling very easy. The drip-stop function also makes coffee cooking easier. The coffee can be brewed comparatively quickly and the numerous functions make it possible to vary the coffee. The different grinding degrees hardly differ, but the machine can prepare tasty coffees.

Pro

  • Many adjustment options for an individual coffee taste
  • Functioning drip stop
  • Large opening for water filling
  • Simple operation
  • Incl. permanent filter
  • Short preparation time

Cons

  • Small coffee bean container
  • The different grinding degrees hardly differ from each other

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Good coffee maker with many adjustment possibilities, which make a fast coffee preparation possible.

Klarstein - Aromatica II
Filling the coffee bean container is very easy

The Klarstein - Aromatica II has a small coffee bean container with a capacity of 150g beans. As a result, coffee beans have to be refilled comparatively frequently. However, this is very easy to do. The round lid on the upper side of the coffee machine must be opened for this. The beans are then ground by a conical grinder, which can be adjusted to 9 different degrees of fineness.

The opening of the water container is large
The opening of the water container is large

At the front of the machine there is a door behind which the size 4 coffee filters have to be put. A suitable permanent filter is already included in the scope of delivery. The door is opened by pressing a button on the outside right.

The flap cannot be closed optimally
The flap cannot be closed optimally

In order to use the machine, the water tank and the coffee bean container must be filled in advance. The water tank can hold 2 to 10 cups of water (1,250 ml). Filling the water is very easy as the filling shaft is large enough. With the help of the water level indicator inside the water tank you can see how many cups the water in the water tank is sufficient for. It is important to note that the set number of cups corresponds to the quantity in the water tank. If this is not the case, it could have a negative effect on the taste. The reason for this is the fact that the machine is based on the water level in the water tank. It is not finished until the water tank is empty.

The coffee pot differs only slightly from machines from other manufacturers. It has a capacity of 1.25 l and is made of glass. It has an easy to open lid and a good pouring spout.

In terms of quality, there are a few weak areas. The lid of the water tank was not convincing. It is difficult to close it completely. The lid of the coffee bean container is also not firmly attached to the container and does not seem to be of high quality. The good thing is that the surface hardly attracts fingerprints. If you own the machine, you can use the following functions for your perfect coffee enjoyment:

The control panel
The control panel

Functions

Coffee quantity: The coffee quantity can easily be set to 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 cups using the buttons.

Aroma: With the AROMA function, the aroma can be adjusted in various stages.

Coffee strength: The coffee strength can be set between MILD, MEDIUM and STRONG.

Degree of grinding: This function can be used to determine the fineness of the coffee powder. It can be set to various positions from finely ground coffee to coarsely ground coffee. In advertising images of Klarstein, it appears that there are large differences between the different stages. In reality, the difference between the grinding degrees is not very big. (see picture)

Comparison of the finest grinding degree with the coarsest grinding degree
Comparison of the finest grinding degree to the coarsest

Start selection function: The start selection function can be used to determine any point in time at which the coffee machine is to prepare coffee fully automatically. To do this, you have to use the timer to set a specific time and determine the coffee quantity and strength. This is possible at any time within the next 24 hours. You must also indicate whether the machine still needs to grind the beans or whether you have already filled the machine with ground coffee. By default, the coffee machine is set to make coffee from beans. If you want to deactivate the grinding function, press the grinder button. You only have to do this once and not every time you want to drink ground coffee. Again, the ground coffee must be poured into the filter for the machine to prepare the ground coffee.

The Klarstein Aromatica II coffee maker with grinder
The Klarstein Aromatica II coffee maker with grinder

The machine takes almost 4 minutes to prepare four cups of freshly ground coffee. After the coffee is ready, the machine beeps three times. Then most of the coffee has already passed through and the jug can be removed. Fortunately, the machine has a drip stop. In the further process only a few drops would drip further into the pot. With this machine the integrated drip stop has worked. This is not the case with every machine and is definitely an advantage.

The Klarstein Aromatica II coffee machine with grinder
The Klarstein Aromatica II coffee machine with grinder

The coffee grinder causes a noise level of approx. 85 dB during use. During operation, very hot steam rises from an opening on the machine. The steam has a temperature of over 50 degrees. Caution is therefore advised. Heat also rises from the heating plate. Directly after preparing the coffee, it has a temperature of 79 degrees in the coffee pot. The heating plate works reliably so that the coffee still has a similar temperature even after more than half an hour in the coffee pot. This means that the coffee does not have to be drunk immediately, but can be enjoyed hot even after a longer period of time. To use the warm-up plate, the coffee pot must simply be left in the coffee machine and the machine itself switched on.

The machine is supplied with a permanent filter
The machine is supplied with a permanent filter

Cleaning

Also this coffee machine needs to be cleaned after a while. In addition to the usual cleaning of the visible soiling, decalcification is also necessary. The manufacturer specifies 70 brewing processes after which the machine should be descaled for the first time. A display shows the exact time of decalcification.

We have evaluated 60 reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 80 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 10 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 80% positive and 10% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Very practical timer function
  • Many different setting functions that can be used to create an individual coffee taste
  • Simple operation
Manufacturer Klarstein
Width 24 cm
Depth 23 cm
Height 40 cm
Weight 4,1 kg
Quality of instructions Good
Manual language DE, EN, NL, CZ, IT, ES,
Scope of delivery Coffee machine, glass jug, cleaning brush, measuring spoon, permanent filter
Power in Watt 1000
Capacity water tank 1,25 l
Switchable grinding mechanism Yes
Aroma settings Yes
Amount of coffee 2/4/6/8/10 Cups
Grinding degrees 5 Grinding degrees
Grinding mechanism Conical
Coffee strength regulation Mild, Medium, Strong
Bean container 150 g
Drip stop Yes
Removable filter basket Yes
Warm-keeping function Yes
Temperature regulation -
Integrated clock Yes
Timer 24 hrs

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Bette
2020-05-08
Steam has started coming out of the front of the machine & we don't know why as it's only just started happening. Can you help please.
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Hey, Bette! We could recognize the same in our test. During operation, hot steam with a temperature of over 50 degrees rises from an opening on the machine. Therefore, caution is required! Heat also rises from the heating plate or the so-called warm-up plate. If you are still worried about the amount of steam creation or if you have any doubts regarding its safety, you should contact the manufacturer. A little bit of steam is apparently typical for this device.
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Henk
2020-04-21
Wo kann ich einen Permanentfilter bestellen?
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AskGeorge.com
Hallo, Henk! Ein Permanentfilter ist im Funktionsumfang inbegriffen. Solltest du einen Ersatzfilter benötigen, wende dich am besten an den Klarstein Kundenservice.
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Jan
2020-01-06
Can I turn off sound/beep indicating coffee is prepared, please?
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AskGeorge.com
Unfortunately not.
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2019-10-11
If you program the machine for six cups, does water only run through for six cups or more?
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AskGeorge.com
There is exactly as much water running through as there is in the water tank.
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2019-10-11
Which basket filter bag size fits into this machine?
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AskGeorge.com
Size 4 fits into this machine.
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2019-10-11
Does the machine have a drip stop?
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Yes, the machine has a drip stop. However, you cannot rely 100% on it.

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