The Impressa F8 automatic coffee center is the newest addition to the Jura Capresso F series and follows the F-Design concept with symmetrical lines and a clean, uncluttered user-friendly layout. The easy to read LED display shows the coffee strength and the cup size while the machine is brewing. The fully programmable F8 gives you all the options to customize your coffee. The coffee brewing illumination adds an extra touch of elegance and the chrome plated heavy duty die-cast coffee spout and a stainless steel grid further enhance performance and function. Jura Capresso beautifully accents the F8 with matte silver, and chrome plated auto-illuminating buttons will make a statement in any kitchen or office. Two step pre-infusion cycle moistens and conditions the ground coffee, providing maximum flavor extraction with perfect crema topping. Jura Capresso also equips the Impressa with integrated professional solid steel conical burr grinder for consistent and aroma-saving grinding. Six settings allow you to adjust the fineness for all kinds of beans - from light to dark roasts. And the Impressa F8 grinds from 5 to a maximum of 16 grams of coffee from mild to extra strong. You can grind up to 30 portions of coffee before refilling. The Dual Frother Plus give you two options - steaming milk for latte, and steaming and frothing milk for cappuccino. The Jura frothXpress system helps you to prepare perfect cappuccinos and lattes cup after cup. It automatically siphons milk from any milk container, combines it with hot steam and delivers hot, frothed milk into your Cappuccino cups. Capresso takes convenience and safety quite seriously. The F8 features 10-digit LED display dialog system with short, plain language instructions available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Dutch. The machine can stay on up to 9 hours - just select from Continuous-on or Auto-off from .5 hour to 9 hours in one hour increments. Auto-on sets the F8 on at the programmed time and ready for your first cup. When you are ready to clean, use automatic hot water rinse cycle which cleans and preheats all vital brewing parts. Electronic water level sensor monitors water level, shutting it off when the 64 ounce removable water container is empty. Jura Capresso prices the Impressa F8 at only $1,400 USD - quite a bargain, considering machine capabilities, good looks and the fact that Impressa S7 Avantgarde sells for $2,000.
The Impressa J5 is Jura Capresso first compact automatic coffee center showcasing a new design philosophy. Smooth, clean lines, elegant accents, and an all-encompassing attention to detail make the J5 automatic coffee center an aesthetic masterpiece from any angle. High-end materials, a rich platinum metallic treatment for the front and top with tasteful chrome accents contrast with matte black side panels. Also available with glossy piano white panels to match this resurgent kitchen decor option. The design style clearly resembles the most expensive Jura Capresso machine - Impressa Z6. The innovative approach for Jura compact coffee centers is evident in the well-designed and user-friendly rotary dial which allows you to override any settings for coffee and steam. Pushing the integrated rotary button allows you to enter 11 different programming options. All functions and settings are clearly communicated in the alpha-numeric LED display. Also new is the ceramic valve technology which shortens the flow of coffee, resulting in hotter temperature and more crema in your cup for the best in high-end pressure brewed coffee, ristretto, espresso, latte, cappuccino, café mocha latte and more. The dual butterfly coffee spout is the world only design which enables the spout to move up and down, and in and out to accommodate a larger range of different cups. The unique triple temperature setting for the hot water output produces a hotter Café Americano, pre-warms your cups faster and accommodates a larger variety of tea preparation. Jura Capresso equips the J5 with six one-touch beverage buttons for - one espresso, two espresso, one coffee, two coffees, hot water and steam. These buttons are pre-programmed to deliver all your hot drinks with one push. This extremely quiet automatic machne features electronic bean level sensor which ensures that you never get your coffee too weak or too strong, and you never run out of beans. Two step pre-infusion maximizes aroma while automatic pre-ground funnel system accommodates pre-ground coffee which is perfect for use with another type of coffee, e.g. decaf or flavored coffee. Large variable brewing chamber automatically adjusts to hold between 5 and 16 grams of ground coffee. With interchangeable frother systems you can choose Dual Frother Plus for manual frothing and steaming for latte or cappuccino, or pick frothXpress automatic frothing system which siphons cold milk, combines it with steam and delivers any amount of frothed/steamed milk directly into your cups. Unique Clearyl Water Care System removes chlorine, lead, aluminum and copper from your tap water for a better tasting and healthier coffee. A special organic additive removes almost all carbon and eliminates decalcifying. Jura Capresso makes the Impressa J5 in Switzerland, precise and sleek, just like other Swiss made products. The price is $2,000. Previously, Jura Capresso Z-Series coffee cup warmer and Capresso coffee maker.
Posted in Coffee Makers at December 11, 2007 5:34 PM
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