The K-fee capsule system is full of passion. It offers a tempting variety of coffee blends. What makes it so special is that each part works in perfect harmony, from the best ingredients and special capsule technology to innovative capsule machines. We are especially proud of the outstanding crema layer on our espresso and lungo. Discover the K-fee capsule system, which is finding more and more fans in Europe, America, Asia and Australia.
Satisfy your desire for a coffee with every capsule. Whatever you fancy, you can look forward to a real treat. To make this possible, each individual element makes an important contribution in the sophisticated K-fee system.
The quality of coffee dictates how good a capsule system really is. For K-fee system coffee capsules, hand-picked coffee beans from the world’s best growing areas are used, gently roasted and ground just before they are packaged. This means you can look forward to a wonderful aroma in your cup.
How does a barista make espresso? Freshly ground coffee is placed into the portafilter of the large espresso machine and pressed down with a tamper. In K-fee capsules, thanks to their ingenious design, this process is replicated by the special capsule shape and a number of technical innovations to create the perfect espresso, capsule after capsule. We call that Smart Brew.
For espresso and lungo, the capsule machines build up pressure of up to 19 bar so that the pressure in the capsule reaches 8–10 bar – like in a portafilter machine. For perfect, hazelnut brown crema like in a café.
For filter coffee and tea, the capsule machines build up pressure of 2–4 bar so that no crema is produced, just as you would expect. This happens automatically thanks to the interaction between machine and capsule. *Please note filter coffee and tea are not yet available in Australia.
Since 1971, the KRÜGER GROUP has been inspired by the vision of making it easy for people to enjoy top-quality coffee in the comfort of their own home. We wondered how we could achieve this while offering the quality found in a first-rate café. The K-fee system was born!
After two years of research and development as well as many delicious taste tests, the K-fee system was complete. That was a real milestone for us, and so K-fee also became a separate limited company.
K-fee then went down under. In 2011, the K-fee system made its first international breakthrough in Australia – a country in love with espresso. Today, K-fee system capsule machines are the bestselling coffee machines in Australian supermarkets. The US and Canada also got to know and love the K-Fee system in 2012 through our partner Starbucks®*, the world’s most popular coffee shop chain. *A third-party trademark with no connection.
Some stars return from an overseas tour and then become even more successful at home. The K-fee system story is similar: Aldi Süd®*, part of the world’s largest low-cost supermarket, became a partner of the K-fee system for the German market in 2013.
Which coffee shops do we admire the most? Those that roast their own beans with a drum roaster on-site. We wanted to create the same feeling with the K-fee system. We therefore built our own roasting house in Bergisch-Gladbach in Germany, complete with drum roasters, and expanded production. The green coffee supplied does not leave the factory until it has been roasted and contained in capsules. Mmm, delicious!