Summary: After using the machine for only three weeks the frothing attachment came off, apparently broken from using the spoon "wrench" when putting on a nipple during the cleaning process. Doing so, even gently because all parts are plastic, I would not recommend doing. This should be a metal part for such an operation, not plastic.
Summary: Previously, I owned a Jura Impressa J6 for almost three years. I currently use my Z7 least twice a day. This is my 3 month review. I love this machine. It's made me an espresso snob and instead of helping me cut back on Starbucks, I drink more coffee all the time. In my opinion, Jura’s brews a perfect shot of espresso, every time. If that's what you've been searching for, buy this machine now without giving it a second thought.
Pros: pulls the perfect espresso! makes a superb latte brews great coffee everything is frothy automatic cleaning cycles stylish looks easy to clean exterior
Cons: not for causal coffee drinkers doesn't brew very hot coffee shouldn't use oily beans automatic cleaning cycles needs filters and cleaning tablets coffee is not its specialty lots of rules to follow
Summary: We have owned a Z7 for 7 + years, and have made well over 10,000 cappuccinos. This machine has been a workhorse. We are on our second rebuilt motor--a small cost compared to a new machine, and the customer service at Jura is the absolute best. I have spoken with the same service rep every time I've called, and he's very knowledgeable and helpful. Fantastic investment! We take it on vacation!
Pros: excellent coffee drinks; options for size/temp etc customer service machine quality
Cons: can get stuck in "cleaning" or "decalcifying" mode must use jura cleaning products--but work well
Summary: This is our third Jura and by far the one that makes the best cappuccino. The feature that allows you to make specialty coffees without moving the cup is very convenient. The froth is of excellent quality. The build of this machine is sturdier than Saeco and other Juras we've owned before. The only issue we've detected is that the machine is not altering us when the tray is full of water.
Pros: excellent specialty coffee with great foam convenience sturdy build
Summary: I actually bought this for a friend who doesn't know how to use ebay and is sometimes even confused by the use of a ball point pen (ha). However, he uses his Jura everyday and he absolutley loves it. He says it makes the best coffee he has ever had and, it has to be easy to use, because he can operate it. Expensive unit yes, however, if you go to Starbucks twice a day as he does, the unit pays for itself in two years.
Excerpt: I had owned the Jura Z6 prior to getting the Z7. The Z7 is, in many ways, similar to the Z5/Z6—with just a few exceptions.The Z7 is much easier to keep clean and, by that, I mean that it may still have as many water, milk, coffee splashes on the front, but the matte aluminum front doesn't show it at much.
Pros: Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Great Taste, Large Water Container, Quick Brewing
Spent months comparing brands/models but finally bought the Z7...pleased.
26 October 2014
Summary: Switched from manual to auto Jura z7 Very pleased with machine. I used to use a high end Italian manual pull and appreciate the practice and precision needed by operator for perfect espresso, but I tired of the mess and time spent. I didn't think a one touch would compare but I checked, double checked and finally decided on the Z7 after a year of comparing. Jura's different customer service offices/ resellers knowledge and helpfulness varies as much as beans!
Summary: I've owned the Impressa Z7 for 2 years and it's performed flawlessly every day. The negative reviews on here must be fake from jealous competitors, because this is I believe the best, easiest to use and own coffee machine on the market. It's expensive, but it's been worth it and you get what you pay for. Makes beautiful hot (you can control how hot) espressos, lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos with wonderfully textured foamed milk.