Updated: June 8, 2015
Review of Capresso Coffee Makers - Best Jura Capresso Coffee MachinesWhy Jura-Capresso is a Top Choice for Coffee Lovers
Who doesn't love a good cup of coffee? Sure, you can get your daily cup at a big conglomerate like Starbucks, but nothing beats the feeling of brewing a wonderful cup of coffee in your own home. Just think of that rich aroma flowing throughout your home. Yes, you can tell that I too am a coffee junkie. Jura-Capresso Inc. is one of the premiere manufacturers of fine coffee making products and makes innovative coffee makers, coffee grinders, espresso machines and water kettles. This company is the result of a merger of Capresso Inc. and Jura AG. Capresso was founded in 1994 and has received numerous design and performance awards over the year. Jura AG was founded in 1931 in Switzerland. And as we all know, the Swiss really know how to make a good cup of coffee. You can find a long list of impressive reviews for the company at the Capresso' website. Quotes include, "Capresso has top-of-line customer service." "It is so convenient to have a good cup of coffee at home - and I am thrilled with it everyday" and "Thank You doesn't seem like a strong enough statement for how I feel about you guys, the performance far exceeded my expectations." Clearly, the people at Jura-Capresso care about their customers and good coffee. Websites that sell Jura-Capresso coffee products include Cooking.com, Amazon.com, and Sur La Table, among others. In this guide we will take a look at the most popular Capresso coffee machines.
Jura-Capresso Automatic Coffee Center - Espresso Machines
Jura-Capresso sells a variety of high-end "coffee centers" that are designed to be multifunctional stations that keep the coffee lover happy. Why buy a Capresso machine?
- Flavor/Taste: more people like the taste of freshly ground coffee brewed under high pressure.
- Time/Convenience: you can get a fresh cup of coffee in 1 minute, which includes grinding, brewing, and cleaning.
- Variety: Capresso coffee centers offers everything from hot cocoa to tea to lattes to espressos.
Jura-Capresso Automatic Coffee Maker ReviewsIf you are looking for a great coffee machine, but want to spend a bit less money, the Jura-Capresso Impressa F8 Automatic Coffee and Espresso Center model is a great fit. This machine sells for $1399 and has most of the same functionality as the more expensive models. Of the reviews we read on Amazon for this product, people were really passionate (in a good way) and some even comment that it provides the best coffee they have ever tasted. Reviewers also mentioned that the Jura-Capresso made coffee faster than other coffee centers in this price range. Check out this Amazon page, as it also has a video where you can watch a demonstration of the Jura-Capresso Impressa J5 Automatic Coffee and Espresso Center. This machine can produce cup after cup of coffee with no down time. It has 6 buttons- two buttons for espresso (single and double), two for coffee (single and double), one for hot water, and one for steam. People recommend this machine and feel even though it is expensive, it is well worth the price if you drink coffee every day and care about the quality of the drink. In general, people are shocked and pleasantly surprised at how fast the coffee was made. Quite a few people also commented that coffee is very easy to make with this machine. Although not everyone will want to spend over $1000 on a coffee maker, many customers felt it was worth it because they were drinking so much coffee. This device really seemed to increased their overall quality of life.
Capresso Espresso Machines
Capresso also has machines that are dedicated exclusively for making espresso. The espresso that the Capresso Espresso machines produce also has a foamy layer on top, called "crema." One option for a great espresso machine is the Capresso Ultima, which sells for $299.99. According to the Capresso website, this device is the "only semi-automatic pump coffee/espresso/cappuccino with automatic tamping and used coffee removal technology." For a very low price of only $59.99, you can also get the highly rated Capresso 4-Cup Espresso & Cappuccino Machine. This is a 4-cup safety espresso/cappuccino machine with steam boiler technique. Reviewers felt this was a great machine especially for the money. People also feel that the machine was reliable and easy to clean. Of course, this is an entry-level machine compared to some other Capresso offerings, but it will definitely upgrade your espresso to the next level. A few people mentioned their frother worked a bit inconsistently, but that was the only major complaint we saw. And if you can get a good cup of espresso day-after-day for only $59, many customers may be willing to replace the frother every so often.