The Jura Capresso is a line of espresso machines. Today we’ll talk about them generally and hopefully go into the specifics of some of the Jura Capresso espresso machines. If you’ve followed this blog for a little while you’ll know that I’m a big fan of the Jura Capresso machines. I’ve written about the Jura coffee machine before and you can have a look at that post as well. The Jura coffee company is one of the very few coffee maker manufacturers that is not located in Italy. Perhaps I should say that Jura is one of the finer cappuccino machine makers that is not Italian.
Jura is located in Switzerland in fact and was founded in 1931. Capresso was founded in the USA in 1994 by Michael Kramm and remains a privately held company, so Jura Capresso is in fact a joint venture between Jura and Capresso. They market only high end coffee makers and semi automatic espresso machines. So be forewarned, you’ll shell out a few bucks to buy one of these machines. But they are well worth it in my opinion. As an aside, Jura is a small mountain range just north of the Alps in Switzerland. And it is my opinion though I don’t know it for a fact, that the Jura company was named after them.
The Jura Capresso machines
Okay onto the Jura Capresso espresso machines. The Jura Capresso Impressa is a line of Jura Capresso machines and not just one specific coffee machine. The Jura Capresso Impressa coffee machines range in price from around $1000 to $3200. Not too bad considering that you can get other espresso machines like DeLonghi coffee makers that are similarly priced. However, those too are high end espresso machines. Breville espresso and Senseo coffee machine on the other hand are considered mid-range espresso makers.
The one thing I wish that Jura Capresso had was a red coffee maker. I guess I could paint it myself but that would be sacrilegious I think. I should also mention that Jura Capresso make bean to cup coffee machines for around $200 or less, but these are hands off coffee makers. Their Jura Capresso coffeeTEAM is a fantastic choice. This isn’t your cousin’s Zojirushi coffee maker.
The bestselling Jura Capresso espresso machines
The Jura Capresso S7 and the Jura Capresso S9 (seen here) coffee makers are their bestselling versions. The Jura Capresso S9 has 4 beverage buttons and a rotary dial which allows you to change the coffee volume without affecting the overall preset. But perhaps most importantly, the Capresso S9 has dual boilers so that there is no time lag in going from brewing espresso to steaming milk.
Another example of the Jura Capresso espresso line up which is a step up and one of their more expensive machines is the Jura Capresso Impressa Z5 or Jura Capresso Z5 (take a look here). This is a fully automatic espresso machine that froths your milk, discards the espresso puck and does all of this in a fraction of the time it would take you to do it. Additionally, it is quiet and offers 8 beverage pre sets with 5 coffee strength settings.
The Jura Impressa C5 (click here)is their entry level machine which doesn’t froth the milk for you, and the Jura Capresso J5 is another of their mid range espresso machines which has added features that the Capresso C5 doesn’t have like the triple hot water temperature setting for various purposes such as tea preparation and Americano.
So that has been our little journey through the Jura Capresso line up of coffee machines. If you can afford them, are looking for compact and elegantly designed cappuccino machines then the Jura Capresso should be on your list to check out.