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Jura-Capresso Z Series - Christian Skoog's Review
Posted: May 14, 2009, 4:06am
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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.4
Product Reviewed: Impressa Z5
Manufacturer: Jura Quality: 7
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $3,000.00 Cost vs. Value 4
Where Bought: Kaffeknappen, Sweden Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Only semi automatics
Bottom Line: Fast, decent coffee and easy to use.
Positive Product Points

Fresh coffee at the push of a button.
Decent espresso
Fast startup

Negative Product Points

It's not comparable to semi automatics. It is not even close to one of my regular Rancilio silvia double shots.
Milk foamer works ok for lattes, but the foam is fluffy and bubbly.

Detailed Commentary

The company where I currently am doing an internship just bought this machine. It is a small office with roughly 5-10 people around at the same time. This machine has so far managed to serve us all without major incidents.
Once or twice, the combined "group head thingie" that delivers both espresso and milk for the latte based drinks have fallen off. I guess this is due to poor assembly after cleaning. Anyway, it is pretty frustrating to get an espresso-foam-grouphead-milk-steam combo in the cup.

The machine delivers pretty decent espressos, the crema and round taste are a bit thin but it's definitly drinkable. The americano-style coffee is also ok, if that is what you like. I prefer normal drip coffee but I've had a lot worse americanos at other places.
The startup of the machine is fast, after a minute or so it is ready to dispence drinks. It tells you when to flush it and when to fill with water/beans.
At current use (5-10 people using it every day) the knock box (or equivalent) gets full once a day.
The buttons on it are a little bit anonymous at first but after trying some different drinks it all make sence.

As I've just tried it for a week or two, and doesn't have that much to compare with, I must say that for an automatic it is OK. I guess it should be as well for the price (I don't have any exact figures but I know it wasn't low-end).

All in all, buy if:
You mostly drink espressos.
You don't have the time/motivation/etc to have a manual/semi.
You can afford it.

Suitable for a small office, but I would choose something smaller for home.

Buying Experience

I did not buy it... someone else did

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