Jura Capresso Impressa S9
One of the best things about being a coffee fan is that you get to choose from a wide variety of Coffee and Espresso machines.
Looking at the Jura Capresso Impressa S9, any true coffee aficionado will most likely shake-off any lingering thoughts regarding the price of one as long as it sates their discerning tastes.
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Looks and Feel
The Jura Capresso Impressa S9 comes in quite a large frame, measuring 14 x 13.7 x 15.8 inches in overall dimensions and feels a bit boxy shape-wise. The bronze-platinum color of the body of the machine, though made in plastic, blends well with the chrome-silver finish of the center that gives it a subtle fusion of modern and classic style that definitely scores A+ in our books.
One Touch Cappuccino Button
This machine boasts of a fully-programmable operation and equipped with a one-touch Cappuccino and Latte Macchiato button.
A single press and you’re good to go, coffee will be ground, the milk will be heated and frothed and will be combined with coffee in a single cup – all without lifting another finger.
Parts & Features
The A la Carte button allows you to manually adjust the settings for each brew.
Combined with the rotary dial, you can override the programmed settings and adjust the coffee strength and cup size to suit your taste at a particular moment.
And note that you can do this even while the machine is grinding, while adjusting the size is doable during the brew cycle.
The Dual Coffee Spout that graces the center is adjustable in height, easily changes between 2.6 to 6 inches to accommodate almost all cup sizes. On the left, you will see the Operating Display which houses a 2-line Alpha/Graphic LED Display which shows settings selected and brewing progress.
Beneath this display are the 4 Beverage buttons, individually programmable and able to set temperature, strength and cup size. The Power and Rinse button sit atop on the left and right side, respectively.
Below the operating display is a removable cover, inside you will see the controls for the A La Carte function and Ground Coffee, along with the Rotary Dial with push button.
On the other side of the machine is its Steam and Hot Water system, a Steam Portion button sits beside the Permanent Steam button and below them is the Selector Switch for Coffee or Hot Water. The Steam Nozzle and the Dual-Frother-Plus located immediately below is where you will process the milk for some exquisite froth.
A commercial-grade, solid-steel Conical Burr grinder is located on top of the machine, offering 6 fineness settings with a 10-oz bean hopper. This is equipped with an Electronic Bean Level Sensor that basically tells you when the need for coffee bean refill is needed. Lastly, the Impressa S9’s huge 96 oz water reservoir is located on the left side, easily removable for refills.
Jura Impressa S9 Pros
- One Touch Operation, Fully Programmable (with manual option)
- Wide array of settings
- Excellent brew temperatures, Large water capacity
- 2 Active Heating Systems
- “Never-move-the-Cup” – Auto Cappuccino System
- Stainless steel cup warming platform
Jura Impressa S9 Cons
- Plastic housing
- Large frame
The Jura Capresso Impressa S9 impresses with its automatic features and wide range of user-definable settings. It grinds, tamps and brews just with a single touch of a button, truly deserving of its super-automatic distinction.
The overall quality of the shots is excellent, including the frothed milk. Albeit a minor issue, the plastic material used on the body could use some changes, at this price point, most would be expecting something more refined. All in all a great buy, as the Impressa S9 is definitely an “Impressa”.
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