Jura coffee machines are a bit like the iPhones of the coffee machine world. They aren’t the cheapest choice on the market, and they may not provide the most bang-for-the-buck, but they are regarded as one of the best makes of coffee machines on the planet, they offer a very good design, they are high-quality and they (mostly) come coated in chrome and as Jura Coffee machines originate in Switzerland, you can expect quality, precision and attention to detail. The only difference is you’re not limited to using proprietary beans to make your Jura coffee machine work.
Integrated conical burr grinder, pre-infusion, programmable cup sizes and dosage levels in a compact, super-stylish package
The Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch Automatic Coffee Center is the smallest one-touch automatic espresso maker on the market, measuring 11 percent shorter than other machines. With a sleek stainless steel exterior and minimal design, the Jura is compatible with all types of decor your kitchens. The machine is very easy to use but still leaves room to customize your coffee, such as by controlling the temperature and coffee strength. With fine “crema technology” and lightening speed operation, you can have your cake and eat it too.
- Dimensions: 17.5 x 9 x 12.7 inches
- Pressure: 15-bars
- Features: Adjustable dual spout, thermoblock 2010 pump, fine “crema technology”, programmable coffee strength, programmable temperature, water filter programming
What are the Pros?
When you purchase the Jura ENA Micro 9, you’ll be clearing up your counter and changing the way you drink coffee. This machine replaces a standard coffee maker, bean grinder, bean container, milk frother and espresso maker. From the simple touch of a button, you can make espresso, cappuccino, latte macchiato and cafe crema. No matter what you choose to brew, your hot drink will be made in just a couple of minutes. And, it doesn’t matter how many drinks you want to serve and in what order. If you have a large dinner party, you can serve everyone their favorite beverage in under 10 minutes.
Although the Jura ENA Micro 9 has an array of programmable options, there is also room to customize your drink further. That’s why this machine is the perfect fit for beginners and experts; the programmable options are easy enough for novices while the customizable options leave room for experimentation. With exceptional results – creamy layers of foam and thick steam – the ability to handle a wide range of tasks and other neat features such as de-scaling programs, an adjustable spout and Energy Saving Mode, the Jura ENA Micro 9 is a worthwhile purchase.
What are the Cons?
One of the biggest drawbacks to the Jura ENA Micro 9 is that it requires a lot of care. This is not unusual for coffee machines, but with the price of the Jura, you’ll want to keep this machine clean. Not only do you need to be diligent about the maintenance, but also it costs money to keep the maker in tip top condition. The cost of filters and cleaning materials can be expensive, and they include a new milk hose every six months, de-scaling tablets and cleaning tablets.
Another disadvantage is that the machine is a bit larger than what many buyers had hoped for. Even though it’s smaller than most other super-automatics, it’s still on the large size and may be too tall to fit underneath your cabinets. The spout is adjustable, but some reviewers say that it’s still not tall enough for their favorite mugs. In this case, you may need to tilt the mug to fit. Finally, the cost of the Jura is expensive, even though you are getting a lot for your money. Nevertheless, it’s not a steal like some other coffee and espresso machines on the market.
How Does it Compare to Other Jura Machines?
If you love what the Jura has to offer but want to spend less, consider the Jura ENA4 Automatic Coffee and Espresso Center. This machine has a few neat perks over the Jura ENA Micro 9, such as 18-bars of pressure, and it also has a lot of the same quality features, including a stainless steel lined thermoblock system, conical burr grinder and super fast performance. The main difference is that this machine is automatic while the Jura ENA Micro 9 is a super-automatic.
A more expensive option is the Jura ENA 9 One Touch, which is known for its ability to make a wide range of coffee beverages at the touch of the button. This machine is larger than the Jura ENA Micro 9, so it may not be as practical for small spaces. It does have an aroma boost function, but otherwise the features are very similar. If you want a high-quality, versatile machine that also sports a space-saving design, the Micro 9 still comes out on top, and it’s less expensive.
At first glance, the Jura ENA Micro 9 may seem to be over budget, but once you see what it can do, you won’t be disappointed with the price. For those who want a simple, straightforward machine that can brew up anything from the touch of a button, this machine exceeds these expectations. It’s fast, can shuffle from one drink to the next and has a sleek exterior that will look great on your countertop. It has everything included, such as a bean container and grinder, which means the Jura is an investment that will last for years.
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