One the many things Switzerland is known for is the exquisite timepieces made by local companies. Many of these companies have branched out and expanded their reach into other product lines, bringing their expertise in making high-end timepieces to appliances and other electronic goods. JURA Elektroapparate AG is one of these companies.
Since 1931, JURA Elektroapparate AG has been producing state-of-the-art, high-end, luxurious household appliances.This company was among the first Swiss companies to produce automatic espresso/coffee machines and remains a chief contributor to the household appliance sector. In case you need further convincing of JURA Elektroapparate AG’s experience and know-how, let’s take a close look at one of this company’s popular coffee makers, the Jura Impressa XS90 One Touch.
To be precise, JURA Elektroapparate AG categorizes the Jura Impressa XS90 One-Touch as a ‘coffee center,’ emphasizing the machine’s insanely cool, high-end functionality of making 12 different coffee blends, including lattes, at a push of a single button. So, if you like drinking a whole range of coffee beverages or have a family with a range of tastes, this machine will allow you to brew virtually any blend you like. It’s like having your own personal barista on call at home, ready to brew up anything your heart desires.
If you drink multiple cups of coffee a day, the Impressa comes with several great features that enable you to easily make more than just a single cup within one brewing cycle. These features are: a coffee bean container with a 10 oz maximum capacity; a ground coffee container with a maximum capacity of 40 portions; and a 50-cup capacity.
When it comes to preparing coffee, the Impressa comes with several features that enable it to do so while you kick back and relax, including: the Intelligent Pre-Brew Aroma System, 6-setting precision grinder, active bean level monitoring system, Rotary Switch, and display dialogue system. The Intelligent Pre-Brew Aroma System automates the majority of the brewing process’ parts, which makes the brewing process easy and automatic. The 6-setting precision grinder ensures that, fine or course, the ground coffee you use will be processed properly and yield an amazing brew. The active bean level monitoring system enables you to make sure the 6-setting precision grinder never runs empty. The Rotary Switch allows you to easily adjust by hand the settings of the coffee maker to your personal tastes. The display dialogue system bears clear, red symbols that indicate when one of the maintenance programs needs to be activated, prompting the coffee maker itself to take you through the necessary operating and programming steps in 7 different languages. The Impressa is built to make your life easier and built to last.
The rest of the features JURA packed into this little powerhouse include: integrated rinsing and cleaning functionalities, which help guarantee the coffee maker’s long life; an energy-saving mode; a flap that conceals the less frequently used programming buttons, which gives the coffee maker a sleeker look; a built-in main switch to shut off the coffee maker’s main power supply, enabling you to store away the coffee maker itself without worrying that it might still consume electricity; 1.5 L water tank; a weight of 34 lbs and dimensions of 15.5” x 16” x 18.5”.
The only seemingly negative things some customers have pointed out with regard to the Impressa are its plastic housing construction and that it’s too tall, limiting the places at home in which it may be placed.
To see a full review of all 18 Jura espresso machines check out my ultimate guide here.
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