Thanatos09180 Senior Member Joined: 11 Jan 2014 Posts: 2 Location: San Antonio, TX Expertise: Just starting
Espresso: gaggia syncrony 9004
Posted Sat Jan 11, 2014, 1:49pm Subject: How does the Gaggia Syncrony Compact rate against the Jura ENA 9 One Touch?
How does the Gaggia Syncrony Compact rate against the Jura ENA 9 One Touch?
I was looking for a compact, fully-auto espresso machine on a budget and came across a used Gaggia Syncrony Compact for about $200 (online auction). The machine seemed well reviewed so I bid on it and won. While still waiting for the machine, I came across the Jura ENA 9 which I seem to be able to buy refurbished for about $600. I love what I see about this machine and I regret purchasing the Gaggia now (although I am still waiting for it). However, what’s done is done. So how do these two machines rate against each other? Any feedback welcome. Thanks.
For me the absolute must haves are the built-in grinder and tamper, and ease/ quickness of clean up afterward.
Additional info: I usually drink 1-2 cappuccinos/ lattes per day with occasional Frappuccinos thrown in, so about 7-14 per week. This is between me and both me and my wife; no other cappuccino drinkers in the home. Not looking to plumb into the water supply, so the machine will need its own reservoir. We have the standard 15-amp circuit. The grinder we have is worthless and we would like a machine with a built-in grinder. Budget is for $300-$600 (to include tamper and grinder) and are looking at used or refurbished machines. I tend to be out the door very quickly so the faster the machine and easier the clean-up the better. Auto frother is a definite pluss!!!
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