Krups is a German kitchen appliance manufacturer, named after its founder Robert Krups. It is often confused with the Krupp conglomerate. The company also produces a large variety of household appliances. Krups competes with De’Longhi, Sunbeam, Braun, Russell Hobbs, Bosch and Black & Decker.

Robert Krups founded the company in 1846 in Solingen, Germany. The Krups company initially sold precision scales which remained their principal product for over a hundred years. In the 1950s, following the Second World War and making the most of the post war boom, Krups developed and thrived in the consumer and small appliance market.

They made their first coffee machine, the ONKO f468, in 1961 which quickly became a household staple in Germany.

Krups coffee appliances have often featured in pop culture, most notable the Coffina Super coffee grinder in the films “Alien” and “Back to the Future”.

By 1990, coffee machines and appliances were Krups’ biggest source of revenue, making up 40% of their total sales.

In 1991, Krups undertook a joint venture with Nestlé to produce the Nespresso machine.

In 2001, Krups joined the French consortium Groupe SEB.

In 2008, Krups launched the Nescafé Dolce Gusto single cup coffee maker.

The list of coffee small appliances that Krups manufacture include coffee grinders, espresso machines, filter coffee machines, fully automatic espresso machines, single cup coffee makers, dual carafe coffee makers, and combination coffee makers.

Krups has been known in the coffee industry as a reliable giant that has stood the test of time in European domestic coffee culture which makes durable, simple and well made machines.