There's something beautiful about a nicely designed and well-put together coffee machine. These types of appliances can last you for years, so it's good to choose one that will perform effectively over time. Since we're already armed with a French press and a vacuum coffee maker, we have a weakness for espresso machines. Jura Capresso makes quite a few different machines, that will please many coffee addicts.
The Swiss company Jura Capresso makes an impressive number of coffee machines of all kinds, perfect for home office situations or if you just want something uncommon to sit in your kitchen. Most of their products are geared towards the high-end coffee machine market, but you can find models that start off at $60. The most expensive ones that we've found retail for a mind-boggling $2,700.
The mid-range Jura Capresso ENA 5 Coffee Center brews crema coffees, espressos, capuccinos, and lattes. It's got 18 bars of pressure and has a dual froth system that will automatically steam or froth milk into cups. It can also be used to dispense hot water for tea. It can be found starting at around $950. The ENA 3 is available starting at around $730. You can get a refurbished version for about $500.
The Impressa line is oriented more for the office setting and/or for coffee aficionados, as the models start off at around $975 and go upward. Jura also makes some dedicated non-automatic espresso machines that vary in price from $60 to $300. The Ultima looks very interesting and it's at the top range of the espresso machines. The espresso machines can also brew crema coffee, which is a fast-brewed type of coffee that gets its taste and aroma from the pressure used on the coffee grinds.
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