Jura Impressa J9.2 One Touch Coffee Machine, 1450 Watt, 15 Bar, Platinum White Review
So many people drift through life focusing on the future, not the now. They complete their tasks every day and eat the food they need to carry on and by bedtime, they can’t even tell you the finer points of their day – they’ve just blindly continued, looking forward to the end of the day. It’s no way to live.
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What’s this got to do with coffee? Actually, a lot. Much like a beautiful wine, coffee isn’t designed to be necked and forgotten about as you crash between deadlines like an out of control pinball. It’s not designed to be drunk every forty five minutes in lieu of water. The instant stuff your colleague spoons into a mug then scolds with 100°c is not coffee…not as it’s supposed to be.
Coffee is supposed to be enjoyed, marvelled over and tasted thoughtfully. It should be a relaxing and satisfying experience every day and be made from the highest quality ingredients for the most delicious taste. After all, if it’s made with poor ingredients and tastes awful, why on earth would you want to drink it?
The Jura Impressa J9.2 One Touch Coffee Machineis a whole head and shoulders above the lower quality bean to cup coffee machines. This machine is made by a company who understand that coffee should be cherished and be an event in itself but at the same time, they’ve fought to keep their products in an affordable price range.
Swiss-made, this bean to cup coffee machine does everything for you with a wide range of coffee options so that while you can take your time enjoying your coffee, you don’t have to take a lot of time making it. What could be better?
With a 15 bar pump, you’re looking at a professional level coffee machine that will be as at home in your kitchen as it would be in a small café on a meandering cobbled street. Jura don’t do things by half. Their Thermoblock Heating technology means that burnt coffee is a thing reserved only for your kettle boiling colleague and you’ll be astounded at how much better coffee tastes when it’s brewed at a perfect, consistent temperature.
The Jura Impressa J9.2 One Touch Coffee Machine is no one trick pony either and you can do it like the Italians do and drink specific types of drink at certain times of the day. With eleven different coffee functions you can enjoy cappuccinos, lattes, espressos and many more without doing anymore than touching a button. Queuing up at Starbucks will seem inordinately laborious compared to the efficiency and ease of this machine.
Froth has always been the trickiest part of making coffee at home and a lot of coffee shops do it so perfectly…awww…can you feel yourself being dragged out the door by your coffee loving brain? No more. The Jura Impressa J9.2 creates a froth that’s almost embarrassingly perfect; it begs you to photograph it…but don’t…this is your you-time. Just enjoy the incredible results from this incredible machine.
There are a lot of bean to cup coffee machines out there for around the £200 mark that look nice from a distance but feel plasticky and cheap to touch. Coffee machines are dealing with hot water at pressure and they’re in charge of the most enjoyable drink of the working day…you don’t want it to look like it’d fall apart if the cat bumped into it.
This Jura Impressa does not look or feel cheap at all and instead stands proudly, but not gaudily, on your work surface. With a platinum white finish it fits in with any design of kitchen and its glossy nozzles look like they’ve wandered out of the Ritz’s secret coffee bar. Its buttons are sleek and flush with the face and even the branding is neat and minimalistic.
But what about my beans?
This is a bean to cup coffee machine with a flexible attitude. Of course the ideal situation, to make the most of its impressive features and to get the best possible taste, is to put your coffee beans (as fresh as possible) into the machine and let it grind and make the most of their flavour for you.
The whole point of a bean to cup coffee machine is that the taste is intensified and the quality of the coffee countless times better. Use beans with this machine and you will never look back.
For those who fancy an after dinner decaf though, don’t despair. This Jura Impressa will happily use pre-ground coffee as well and so you can enjoy decaffeinated coffee just as much as its caffeinated sibling.
A question of price
Bean to cup coffee machines come in a huge price range and this Jura Impressa J9.2 One Touch Coffee Machine is at the higher end of the home coffee maker pricing but the lower end of the professional range. In a word? It’s perfectly central.
A bean to cup coffee machine like this Jura piece isn’t going to last you a couple of years, oh no. If you take care of it, it should last you for decades. For a beverage that you may drink one to five times a day, isn’t it worth investing in a machine that will make the highest quality of coffee?
While many machines come significantly cheaper, that’s what they are, cheaper. Cheaper build quality, cheaper components, cheaper power. Coffee isn’t something to scrimp on, it’s something to invest in because really, you’re investing in daily pleasure.
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