German kitchen appliance manufacturer KRUPS? was founded by Robert Krups in 1846 as a brand dedicated to precision and technical perfection; in 1961 the company turned its attention to making the best electric coffee grinder and revolutionized the quality of home ground coffee. Today the company is known for designing and manufacturing arguably the best range of espresso machines in the world, from the traditional pump espresso machines to fully automated bean-to-cup machines for the coffee connoisseur. Precision, perfection, performance and passion are evident in each and every product; the line includes electric coffee bean grinders, electric hot water kettles, programmable coffee makers, stainless steel coffee makers, steam espresso machines, the BeerTender beer maker, electric citrus presses, electronic tea makers, coffee and spice grinders, toasters, waffle makers, wine aerators, cappuccino machines, frothing pitchers and more.