Good coffee maker with many adjustment possibilities, which make a fast coffee preparation possible.
Klarstein Aromatica II
last modified: 12.05.2020, 12:49
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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.
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.
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.
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:
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)
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 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 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.
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.
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
|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|
|Amount of coffee||2/4/6/8/10 Cups|
|Grinding degrees||5 Grinding degrees|
|Coffee strength regulation||Mild, Medium, Strong|
|Bean container||150 g|
|Removable filter basket||Yes|
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