I am an Italian, so you can understand my love or passion for a perfect cup of Italian Espresso coffee. This passion of mine has driven me to try the various espresso machines currently available in the market. It was during one of these trials, I tried my hands on the 13637 Impressa XJ9 Professional Super Automatic Pump Espresso Machine from Jura and fell in love with it instantly.
The Impressa XJ9 is an improvement on Jura’s Impressa J9, which was mainly suitable for home. But a bigger water reservoir, bean chopper and drip tray makes the XJ9 suitable for small office environments as well. In order to give you an idea of how well the Impressa XJ9 works, I thought of writing this review of the Impressa XJ9. You can use this review to compare this machine with the other espresso machines in the same category.
It’s one touch functionality, brewed up bean chopper and the decently heavy sized tank are some of the features that make it one of the best espresso machines to have in your small office space. Some of the most important features of this machine are:
|1||Compatible with: Capsule and Ground Coffee|
|2||Cappuccino / Milk frother: Yes|
|3||Hot Water: Yes|
|4||Pressure System: Steam pressure|
|5||Pressure Power: 9 bar|
|6||Boiler size: 12 liters|
|7||Wait time for brewing: 60 seconds or minutes (if indicated)|
|8||Water level detection: Yes|
|9||Removable Tank: Yes|
|10||Tank capacity: 7 Liters|
|11||Auto power off system: Yes|
|12||Body main materials: Die cast aluminum with stainless steel tube|
|14||Size: 10.5 x 12.75 x 14.5|
|16||Includes: heating cup grid and double-sided tamper and spoon|
|17||Warranty: 1 Year|
Following are the list of pros that makes the super automatic espresso machine an immediate choice for your home or office:
- Wonderful looks: The Impressa XJ9 is perfectly designed. Its stainless steel body gives it an excellent silver finish. This combined with a chrome plated bean container add a bit of charisma which is good enough to attract people with it’s first look.
- Programmable: The Impressa XJ9 lets you customize your coffee as per your specifications. You can select the temperature; fix the strength of the coffee (mild or strong) and the volume of the milk. These settings can be adjusted for each coffee it generates or you can keep the same settings for all the coffee cups that the machine generates.
- Easy to use interface: The display screen is pretty big and it shows up all the required information properly. In addition the menu is pretty intuitive, thus making it an easy to use interface.
- Excellent Frother function: Jura has its own, patented and hence trusted frothing system installed into the Impressa XJ9. This system results in the generation of a very light foam and an absolutely wonderful foamy looking steamed milk.
- Easy and Rigorous cleaning: Jura has integrated its cleaning and rinsing regimen into this super automatic espresso machine. Using this machine can be cleaned up easily and regular cleaning will result in the machine performing for a large number of years.
- Adjustable cup clearance: Whether you want to have a small cup of coffee or a large one, the machine suits all your moods – Cups of sizes ranging from 4.3 inches to 6 inches can be used with this machine.
- Variety of beverages: In addition to the normal espresso, it can also make a variety of beverages like the latte macchiato, cappuccino, café crème, espresso and ristretto
- The machine does not provide with a manual steaming function, which means that the froth generated is always static for all the drinks and cannot be customized.
- It looks a bit heavy and its big height does not make it suitable to be placed at some of the areas.