Is The Jura Impressa Z9 One Touch Espresso Coffee Machine Really Worth That High Price Tag?
The Jura Impressa Z9 One Touch TFT Coffee Machine is promoted as a bean to cup model that can create a range of different drinks with one touch in a sleek swiss-made, prize winning design.
There are strong expectations of this machine due to the features and design and hopes that it will be a highly automated, intelligent machine that will handle many aspects of the process with ease and not require human assistance too much. Is this the case or is it more fiddly and annoying than it looks.
What advantages have users mentioned in their testimonials for this Jura Impressa Coffee Maker and is intelligence among them?
It is immediately clear from the photos and the features lists that this is a high-tech, intelligent machine and while the high-res picture display on the screen might be a gimmick verging on overkill, there are still some helpful features in place. The purpose of the screen is to customise the drink with 5 strength levels, 3 hot water temperatures and and volume controls.
Additionally, the Jura Impressa Z9 One Touch TFT Coffee Machine lets buyers know when to carry out maintenance and is supposed to have pre-ground coffee recognition and a grinder that protects the aroma of the beans among its many clever processes.
The result is a cup of coffee that is both delicious and easy to make and it doesn’t hurt that some buyers have received a free packet of coffee on registering the product.
Most reviewers also love the versatility in the functions as espressos and milky drinks are created equally well and this could well be partly due to the fine foam tech on the milk frother.
Some have even said that it has replaced their kettle due to he hot water feature and cynical users would say this is just as well because considering the money spent, buyers should really be getting all the use out of it that they can.
What are the downsides to using this Jura Impressa Z9 One Touch Coffee Machine and is the price really that big an issue?
It is not unreasonable to suggest that a coffee machine that exceeds four figures in its RRP should be able to do everything well and not have any caveats in the user testimonials but it seems that this is not always the case and there are still some question marks over whether or not it should really be priced quite so high.
One reviewer has calculated the cost for a morning cup of coffee over the year and says this is good value, which clearly means she is either going to the wrong coffee house or being incredibly sarcastic. One problem is that if you have to be careful to heat the cups with boiling water before making a milky drink then the temperature gauge or the cup warmers (or both) could clearly be better.
Also following the statement of “great results every time” with the idea that its takes some practice shows that the results are not instantly perfect and buyers may have to prepare for a bit of a learning curve, despite the built-in intelligence and effortless use.
As others have mentioned difficulty in fine-tuning the temperature and milk texture, there is clearly more work to put into this machine than you might expect.
Summary: is this Jura Z9 One Touch just too pricey to be of worth to the average espresso lover?
There are buyers describing this as the Rolls Royce of coffee makers – expensive, flashy and the sign of good taste and high quality. While there are many consumers giving this machine 5 stars and saying it is near perfect for those reasons mentioned, there is a small minority highlighting the negatives and it is important to remember this before celebrating this high-end style too much.
There are different ways to look at this product: for some it will be incredibly clever with its technology and precise customisation on may aspects of the drink and this will please many coffee lovers that want that level of control and personalisation; for others it will be too much like hard work to fiddle with all of those preferences and it will not have the hands-off experience and automation that some would have expected.
The Jura espresso machine will be far too expensive for most consumers but if you have that sort of money to spend on a machine that produces great coffee with versatility, style and consistency, this is the model to wow your friends with.