The Jura A9 IMPRESSA doesn’t even look like an espresso machine.
It looks more like a beautiful, modern piece of kitchen art- literally the perfect combination of form and function.
Using it is also like living in the future. It’s so intuitively automated that it is like having your own espresso making robot in your kitchen.
With a super-automatic machine like the A9, you can expect the machine to do all the heavy lifting, from grinding the beans, tamping, extracting the espresso and even steaming and frothing the milk for a latte macchiato or cappuccino.
This particular machine even does most of it’s own maintenance and cleaning on an automated schedule.
Making high-quality, cafe-esque espresso is really an easy at-home experience with Jura, and especially the A9. Let’s dive into the features to better understand what’s on offer.
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One of the features that sets the A9 IMPRESSA apart is its advanced technology. The color touch screen on the top of the machine is like controlling the brewing via smartphone app. You can swipe back and forth to see the menu choices, then press the picture of the drink you want.
The picture selection is uniquely intuitive for users who aren’t sure of the difference between a macchiato and a cappuccino. Guests and espresso newbies will find the illustrated touch-based control a fun and easy way to try new brews on demand.
12 pre-programmed coffees are included on the touch screen display, with “new” drinks such as the latte macchiato doppio and cappuccino doppio. Doppio is a double shot of espresso, making for a stronger, more intense drink, which is my personal preference.
Jura has invested a ton research and development in their conical burr grinders, and it shows in the finished product. They’ve perfected the angle and engineered the burrs to grind absurdly fast, which eliminates the long wait time of some machines. I love that this company knows that a minute or two off the wait time is valuable for die-hard coffee fans (me included!).
They are also known for being pretty quiet. One of the true tests of grinder quality is how noisy they are and the tone of the noise. The Jura grinders have a soft grinding noise, but nothing too abrasive.
There is also a powder chute next to the grinder that allows you to bypass the beans in the hopper for one-off brews of pre-ground coffee. This is really useful for the occasional decaf or special blend.
The A9 really is a no-experience needed kind of machine. Never used a frothing wand before? Not an issue.
For milk-based espresso drinks like lattes and cappuccinos, you just pour the milk into the insulated Jura carafe and attach the tube connected to the machine (you can use any container, but the Jura carafe is pretty great). The A9 then pulls the milk through the machine, frothing it perfectly, and adding it to your drink at the perfect stage.
After you set up the machine, you can actually walk away from the A9 and come back to find your latte waiting for you. This is insanely cool to me since it makes the long wait times in cafes and coffee shops a thing of the past. It’s like living in the future, Jetson’s style.
The A9 uses Thermoblock technology to heat the water used for brewing. This means the water is heated as it is pulled through a special metal coil. Water is heated on demand rather than keeping a full reservoir up to temp.
Thermoblock heating delivers a faster heating process, so I’m not surprised a high quality machine like the A9 includes it in its design. It’s a fine example of one of those little extra upgrades I mentioned before.
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I am a die-hard espresso fan. I love every form of the drink from straight espresso shots to lattes and cappuccinos. I currently use a Breville BES870XL Barista, it is an awesome machine. BUT, my dream machine is definitely an Italian Quickmill Andreja. Those bad boys make badass espresso. I love answering your questions, leave a comment or question below!