My All Time Favorite

Steve Williams

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Having spent 35 years in the private practice of Ob/Gyn I spent countless sleepless nights and weekends. Although not a big coffee drinker it was important for me that the coffee I drank was not as thick as oil but had great taste, always fresh and providing super coffee aroma.

Like rsbeck I researched this one for weeks until I found the perfect coffee center. I have used the Jura Capresso Z5 (the Z6 is identical but with stainless finish for an additional $300)

Z5 is $3295





This is a truly automatic coffee center with a built in Burr grinder. Coffee selections can be programmed and individualized for each user with changes able to be made to coffee volume, fineness of grind, amount of coffee ground and whether you want the brew extra mild,mild, normal, strong or extra strong

The ground coffee is infused initially with steam which creates the crema on top of the coffee.

This one has been a workhorse in my house for the past 4 tears and would recommend it without reservation. The espresso is second to none and my kitchen in the morniong smells like walking into a Starbuck's

If there was a runer up on the list it was that made by the German company Miele which makes 4 different model varying between $2300-$3100. These units are meant more to be built into the kitchen cabinetry.

Jura-Capresso is a Swiss company with home office in New Jersey. Customer Service is second to none

 

RBFC

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I've heard great things about the Jura, but the Miele has been reported to leak quite frequently. Also, the cleaning of the parts is said to be a little tedious. The Jura is a far better choice IMO.

Lee
 

Steve Williams

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Rob, like you I am very anal about researching until I find the best that I am looking for. For coffee centers the Jura-Capresso is it
 

rsbeck

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We installed the Miele coffee center and it looks good built into the cabinets and all -- and we're real happy with it, but I have to admit, it doesn't look as good as the Jura and doesn't offer as many features as the Jura. I am really impressed!
 

Steve Williams

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of course. It just needs a cabinet designed so that it is high enough and deep enough to hold the unit with an AC outlet at the rear of the cabinet shelf. In fact Rob it might sit where your Miele is ow although IIRC the Capresso is a bigger unit
 

rsbeck

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Yeah, I don' think it would fit in the same slot. The Jura will have to be for our next house. It'll be the one I'll recommend when asked in the future.
 

Ron Party

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I've just joined the ranks of the Jura-fied and acquired the current top o' the line household model, the Z7:



So far I've only been using Illy and the espressos have been quite tasty. Not as good as a real espresso machine but then again the machine is extremely user friendly. Every morning I make ristretto, my son makes capuccino, and the boss, er, wife, makes regular coffee. My daughter... well, she hasn't yet acquired the taste.
 

Steve Williams

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#12
Ron


I love it.

Saw it at Sur La Table in Walnut Creek. In fact their new TOL S Series is very intuitive with the big panel in the front
 

Ron Party

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I had first acquired their newest model, the J9, with the color display in the front:

http://www.us.jura.com/home_us_x/products_home_use/j_line/impressa_j9.3.htm

Apparently Sur La Table has an exclusive on this one. Unfortunately it had some bugs and I actually not only returned the first one I bought but a second one as well. They wound up giving me the Z7 for the same price as the J9. The people at Sur La Table in Bezerkley were fantastic. They will have me as a repeat customer.
 

Steve Williams

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#14
I bought my Z5 at the Berkeley store before the WC one opened and yes it was the J9 to which I was referring

It is a terrific unit. You'll love it
 

Ron Party

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Well, I had to return my last Jura. It was defective. All in all, I went through 3 Juras and all were defective. What's that expression... fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. So what is it when one is fooled 3 times?

I now have a real espresso machine and am in espresso heaven:

 

Tmij

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Congrats on the Breville! For those that are considering semi-auto HX or double-boilers, check out this pricing features/comparison spreadsheet:

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I made that last year so am not sure whether the prices have changed on some of the units but if you're in the market for one of these machines, that'll save you some time.
 

Greg_R

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Well, I had to return my last Jura. It was defective. All in all, I went through 3 Juras and all were defective. What's that expression... fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. So what is it when one is fooled 3 times?

I now have a real espresso machine and am in espresso heaven:

Sorry to hear about the declining quality control on their upper end models. I have a Jura CoffeeTeam that has had a variety of problems... it seems to have spread!
 

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