Summary: We bought this coffee maker three years ago and the coffee tastes great and I like the espresso and regular cup features as well as the settings for the amount liquid extracted. Making java or tea is very easy and quick. However, I dislike that the milk froth/hot water dispenser is not attached well (it is not the one shown in the picture and is much longer). You really have to make sure it is on just right.
I took the checkered flag on this purchase, clearly AWESOME.
4 September 2012
Summary: My Daughter and family stayed with us for 3 weeks while they were closing on a new home. My Son in law set up his Jura J5 and the rest is history. I had to have one. The price was right and the transaction from start to finish was slick as ice, no hitches or glitches.
Summary: This is a factory reconditioned unit, and arrived with the spout loose. I called Jura Capresso and all i needed to do was describe the fault and give the serial number, and i had a replacement with me the next day. We have been using it for two weeks and it makes a really good cup of coffee with minimum fuss. I love it.
Summary: I have an ENA3 and the J5 exceeds it in terms of ease of use and overall capacity. We like it and are quite happy with our purchase. One comment is that the water temp is not as hot during the brewing cycle. Very happy with the purchase!
Summary: We purchased this coffee machine after many long hours of research. At first it seemed wonderful, about a month into it the frothXpress stopped working like it should. Three months into it, we didn't realize at the time, it was leaking. The machine was near our sink, there was water puddled up many times and thought the kids were forgetting to wipe down the counters after the dishes were done. (I did apologize to the kids when we figured out what the real problem was!
Summary: This is a wonderful machine. Every day I am grateful we invested in it. It works like a charm. We keep it clean and use it regularly. We did have a bit of a clog after using ground coffee (instead of using the brilliant internal burr grinder). However, it simply took a quick and EASY clean/wipe down and presto! perfect again!! The Jura-Capresso machine is a well made, efficient and solid machine. We have had various other types of machines and this tops the list.
Summary: We have had several of the Jura-Capresso machines. We currently have the Impress J5. We love the coffee and lattes it makes but there is one very annoying and potentially dangerous issue. The frothing tip on the machine flies off intermittently and sprays hot milk on us and all over the cabinets and floor.
Summary: I bought the Impressa F7 for around $1200 about four years ago. I've had error messages and jamming for 3, even after they "repaired" it. For the last six months, it'll freeze up once a day, sometimes after I make one espresso, sometimes before I can make any. Now it doesn't work at all. The metal puck part is jammed up high inside. Not sure if it's bad engineering or inferior materials or both. But for $1200, it should last more than four freaking years.
Summary: This machine is utterly fantastic, period. I have wasted through endless Cuisinart Grind & Brew machines to no avail and spent way too much on Starbucks. This literally makes the perfect cup of coffee or espresso. The milk frother creates perfect cream. I set it to 'wake up' before I do so its ready to go. Its as easy as pie to clean and the machine tells you to do everything- add water, beans, clean out grounds, etc. Its even Energy Saver. What else could you want?