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Jura-Capresso F Series - Nathan Gifford's Review
Posted: January 23, 2005, 7:42pm
review rating: 6.3
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Mark Thomas 9.00
Duncan Morris 9.00
Tom Mudd 6.80
Nathan Gifford 6.28
Scott Colombo 5.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 5.4
Product Reviewed: F9
Manufacturer: Jura Quality: 7
Average Price: Varies Usability: 6
Price Paid: $1,800.00 Cost vs. Value 2
Where Bought: Williams & Sonoma Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 month Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Bottom line, the espresso is just ok.  The price for the performance is not ok.
Positive Product Points

Good build quality, but I can't say how well it would hold up.

Negative Product Points

Does not make real espresso.

Detailed Commentary

Ok, this is one expensive machine.  At this price I expect alot.  If you have ever tasted a really good espresso shots, you are going to be really disappointed here.  Forget about god shots.  The built-in grinder can't grind fine enough.  This leads to shots that are pulled too fast around 9-10secs.  You can find some improvement using an external grinder.  The shots that I pulled were too weak for my taste.  The creama was plentiful, but flavor is first.   The milk frothier is pretty good and a good supply of steam is there.  I found it difficult to do micro form though.  I thought the hot water disperser was slow.

Ease of use is pretty good once you get the hang of the interface.  I did have to read a manual through a few times, which I was not expecting to have to do.  This is a super auto machine after all and I've pulled alot of great shots on many semi-auto machines.  For $1800 you would think it would be idiot proof.

Buying Experience

I picked this up at Williams&Sonoma.  They were easy to deal with and took my return without any trouble.

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