Jura’s automatic espresso machine, the Jura Impressa J9 One Touch TFT, was released in late 2011. To date, apart from a few slightly disappointed customers, the Jura Impressa looks to have put in a sterling performance. Today all the emphasis is on pod type coffee machines but in the rush, to convenience, the finer points of coffee taste seem to be getting lost. I know that not everyone is able to spend hours making the perfect cup of coffee especially first thing in the morning. And maybe the budget does not stretch to the Jura Impressa J9 level. But in many cases, coffee taste and quality are being traded for time and convenience with pod machines.
Do Those Pod Machines Really Give You What You Want?
What is often overlooked in all of this is that there are now some very sophisticated features available with machines such as the Jura Impressa J9. These features far outweigh the convenience of a simple pod machine which generally has a limited range of features and control. The really interesting thing is that many of the sophisticated options on the likes of the Jura Impressa J9 are either fully automatic or can be programmed in relatively easily.
Swiss Technology at its Coffee Making Best
Jura is not a name that comes to mind quickly when talking coffee machines. Sure there is Bosch, Black and Decker, Gaggia, Delonghi, Saeco, Krupps and a myriad of other more common names – but Jura is much less commonly mentioned even though they make some top of the line coffee machines. We have had two Jura super automatic espresso machines in the past ten years. It is the best, fastest, easiest, and least expensive cup of espresso.
Yes, Jura – it turns out that they are a Swiss company that has been manufacturing high-quality domestic appliances since the early 1930’s. Originally a national Swiss brand they did some very early work with automated espresso and coffee machines for the home. Now they have an international network with their headquarters still based in Switzerland.
A Whole Range of Jura Coffee Machines
When you really look you find there is a whole range of Jura coffee machines. Jura Capresso, Jura Impressa and the current top of the line Jura Impressa J9 One Touch TFT – all backed by Swiss engineering technology – and being made better known today with the face of Roger Federa. So what sets them apart?
The Coffee Is Freshly Ground
An issue with any pod type machine is that the coffee comes pre-ground in a plastic or other type container. But one of the fundamentals for getting the first-class cup of coffee is to use freshly ground beans. And this is exactly what the Impressa J9 does – it has the beans stored in a double sealed container – and grinds them for each individual cup. And the grind is adjusted depending on coffee being dispensed.
An Intuitive Interface
The TFT is for display purposes only, the real selection is made with a rotary control which you turn to select your coffee type. And then you see a coffee selection list on the screen. Press the button on the switch once and your chosen coffee is on the way – one of a range of latte macchiato and cappuccino to ristretto.
Nothing could be simpler than to put roasted coffee beans and milk into their containers and set it underway for coffee and lattes.
The variable brewing unit adjusts the quantity of coffee ground to suit individual coffee strength preference.
The stainless steel vacuum milk container keeps milk cool for up to eight hours.
And the high-performance pump (rated at 15 bar) ensures that you get a smooth rich crema with every cup brewed. And then there is the integrated cappuccino rinsing and cleaning program that keeps the Jura Impressa operating cleanly and efficiently every time milk is heated or frothed. The Jura Impressa J9 is an impressive automated coffee machine that is at the top of its class.