compact one cup espresso machine

By | February 15, 2015

ultra compact 1 cup coffee machine

compact one cup espresso machine

Jura Ena Micro 1

 >>>This stylish, compact espresso machine has earned 4.4 of 5 stars from buyers. Please note that it does not have a steaming wand so it does not froth milk.

Our Review

Are you ready to change the way you live your mornings? If you can’t get started without that cup of espresso, the Jura ENA Micro 1 will show you new meaning to morning coffee. From the touch of a button, you can brew up your favorite beverages, choosing between various strengths and sizes. The machine does everything for you, and at the end of the cycle, it even cleans itself. For coffee lovers who can’t get enough of their morning joe, the Jura ENA Micro 1 is an excellent option with a sleek design and modest price tag.

Key Features

Dimensions: 9.1 x 17.5 x 12.7 inches

Color: Micro Black

Features: Compact design, Energy Save mode, adjustable pour spout, detachable water tank, automatic cleaning cycle, two brew strengths, three cup sizes

What are the Pros?

The two biggest selling points to the Jura ENA Micro 1 are that it’s compact and easy to use. If you’re looking to remove clutter from your countertop, the Jura will do that for you in one simple machine. And, making espresso with the machine is easy as pie. A simple touch of the button does it, and there are two brew strengths and three different cup sizes. The maker takes both whole beans and coffee grounds, leaving you with more possibilities. You can also adjust the grind of the beans using the knob at the top of the machine.

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The Jura ENA Micro 1 is so fast, you’ll have whole beans to fresh, hot espresso in a matter of minutes. When the machine is done brewing, it cleans itself too. It rinses out the inside of the machine with hot water and empties the remaining water into a hidden drip tray. The Jura will let you know when the tray needs to be emptied, but these small steps are worthwhile in keeping the machine in good condition. You will, of course, still have to care for the machine by changing out filters and de-scaling it every few months.

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What are the Cons?

In order to keep the machine small, it leaves out a steaming wand. You can also buy a separate milk frother to solve the problem, but remember that this strategic move keeps the size of the Jura down to its micro image. The machine is still very heavy, even though it has a smaller footprint, so make sure you have a sturdy, solid home for the machine.

Like any espresso machine, you will need cleaning tablets and filters to keep the maker in good condition, and this Jura model only includes one filter. Some reviewers have also been unhappy with the lack of choices on the Micro 1. With an automatic machine of this caliber, it’s the programmable options and lack of fussing around with the machine that draw people to the product. Nevertheless, there are still buyers out there who want a Jura while also having the ability to customize the strength of their espresso.

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How Does it Compare to Other Jura Models?

A more expensive yet still small option is the Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch. This machine is even more simplified, and basically anything you would want to make can be controlled from the same button. Another difference is that the Micro 9 has a brushed nickel finish while the Micro 1 is black. The Micro 9 is a slimmer version while the Micro 1 has a more compact style. Either way, both are great options that have a lot of the same features, easy programmable options, and you save more with the Micro 1.

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The Jura ENA4 Automatic Coffee and Espresso Center is a less expensive option that will meet your needs. In comparison with the Micro 1, the ENA4 has 18 bars of pressure and options to customize the temperature of the coffee, not just the size and strength. The machine is larger however, but for those who don’t mind the added height, you may want to save a few dollars by going with the larger machine and still having the high-quality features of a Jura. The ENA4 is still slim, at just 9-inches.

Final Verdict

At the end of the day, a Jura is an excellent brand to select for your coffee needs. The Jura ENA Micro 1 has a few added features, such as it being slim, compact and sleek. It’s exceptionally easy to use, so those who are looking to get dressed for work in the morning, hit a button and be out the door with a hot cup of espresso won’t be disappointed. This machine is also moderately priced for Jura, so you’re not going overboard with the purchase, yet still opting for a machine with extensive possibilities and quality.

List Price

$1,200.00

Sale Price

$683.99

You Save $516.01 (43%)

Average Customer Rating 4.4 (72 reviews)

Some of the features of the Jura ENA Micro 1

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