Summary: The coffee from the Jura ena is so fresh and flavorful you can easily drink too much. My husband gets a kick out of the single serving button. Certainly makes making just a cup super easy. The cherry color is so chic and the small compact size makes it convenient to display in the kitchen. My mom and sister both have the same machine and we all agree that the daily pleasure we get from this machine is well workers the upfront cost. This machine is amazing.
Summary: I've had it for about a year now and so far (knock on wood) everything has been smooth. I've been doing all the regular maintenance and the machine runs without problems so far. I only use it to make coffee, I do not use the milk frother attachment and as such cannot attest to quality or ease of use. Coffee quality depends heavily on the beans that you use and you will have to experiment a lot with various roasts.
Summary: This "review" is really just a fix suggestion for users. Jura has a design issue with the nozzle for the dual foam manual steamer. Normally about halfway through steaming up to 160 the nozzle suddenly and rather forcefully blasts into your pitcher or cup. Steam is flowing from above and there is a nice spray of milk in the neighborhood of the machine.
Summary: The Swiss made Ena5 is the low end of high end coffee makers $1,200. As perfectos (coffee snobs) call it,"superautomatics". The Ena5 makes good, rich coffee. Great crema! Nice, frother. It's easy to use. The only drawback, and it's a BIG one is that the coffee isn't as hot as most people would like it. If you linger over your coffee, your out of luck. Short of paying $3,000 plus to get perfection (with NO guarantees) I'll give this Ena5 a fair chance.
Summary: For the first frustrating week or so, the frothing nozzle flew off almost every time I used the Dual Frother Plus on my ENA5, but it has not happened since I realized that the heat was baking the milk and clogging up the sleeve and tip of the wand. So now I disassemble the frother and soak the parts for 15 minutes in a cup of hot water with a cap of Rinza . I do this each and every day, and it keeps the frother scrupulously clean and completely trouble-free.
Summary: Pros: Very easy to customize your cup of coffee - controls are intuitive and user friendly; FrothExpress is an awesome feature for steamed or frothed milk; self-cleaning process is very nice, and the machine overall is very low maintenance; makes a consistent, tasty cup of your favorite coffee beverage with excellent crema each and every time!
Summary: This thing is great. I read reviews and labored over this purchase for weeks because of all of the mixed reviews and the suggestions that none of these things are reliable. It makes great coffee and the milk steamer is too easy. I'm now addicted and can't go back to sleep if I wake up because I'm now like Pavlov's dogs. My mouth waters for a cappuccino as soon as I wake up.