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Introducing the Jura-Capresso ENA5-- the world’s slimmest bean-to-cup coffee center. With features such as 18 bars of pressure, a professional-grade conical burr grinder and multiple convenience features, the fully programmable ENA5 allows you to personalize the amount, strength and temperature of your coffee, while the Rotary Dial allows you to temporarily override your preset programming to prepare a special cup, without affecting the permanent settings. At the touch of a button, it grinds, tamps, and brews, making it easier than ever to create your own personal coffee sensations. After you’re finished brewing, the machine self-cleans in less than 60 seconds.
Create lattes and cappuccinos with the Dual Frother Plus or let the machine do the frothing for you with the patented frothXpress system that automatically steams or froths milk into the cup. Use the hot water dispenser for Café Americano or tea.
The Clearyl water filtration system significantly reduces the need for decalcification. Other convenient features include an LCD three-color alphanumeric display, a stainless steel-lined ThermoBlock for quick heating and minimal wait times before initial brewing and steaming, a separate automatic ground coffee funnel, and energy-saving devices. Also available in Coffee Cherry Red.
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The Jura Capresso ENA5 is composed of thick ABS plastic, with a stainless steel lined Thermoblock. The grinder consists of conical steel burrs, with five fineness settings. Measuring 14"x9"x17" (HWL), the machine weighs 20 lbs. The bean hopper holds 7 oz and the removable water tank holds 37 oz.
Slim and sleek, the ENA5 features 18 bars of pressure and is fully programmable, with an LCD three-color alphanumeric display. Simply press a button to grind, tamp, brew, and even clean the machine. And you choose the amount, strength and temperature of your coffee. The rotary dial allows you to temporarily override the the programming to prepare a special cup.
The stainless steel lined ThermoBlock heats quickly, reducing wait times before initial brewing and steaming.
Preground coffee option
The ENA5 has a separate funnel that lets you bypass the grinder and brew ground coffee, such as decaf.
Save energy with the patent-pending Zero Energy Button and Energy Save Standby mode.
Get ready to brew
First, turn on your machine, and then fill the reservoir. Then add beans and select your coffee button. Make sure you have a large cup under the spouts. Don’t drink this first cup because it’s going to be weak as it takes a cycle to get the beans into the chamber correctly.
After brewing your first cup you can adjust the grind to your taste and bean type. Or you can bypass grinding altogether by using the funnel. This is for pre-ground coffee-- decaf, or flavored coffees that you bought either pre-ground or ground in a separate grinder. But once you’ve set your programs all you have to do is hit your cup size and the ENA5 will automatically grind, tamp, pre-infuse and brew your coffee to your liking.
The rotary dial allows you to override your presets for special servings. The machine will then default back to the preset settings.
Creating your drink
First set your selector dial-- brewing (1 cup or 2 cups), hot water, steaming or frothing-- depending on what you want. You can also increase or decrease strength or volume of your coffee.(Choose from 5-15 grams of coffee per serving.) Put your cup (cups) under the spouts and go. Because you’ve pre-programmed everything, that’s all you have to do each time you use your ENA5. It’s that simple. Of course, you can always go back to the programming mode to change or readjust anything you like. But once you’ve set your programs all you have to do is hit your cup size and the ENA5 will automatically grind, tamp, pre-infuse and brew your coffee to your liking. Remember, the rotary dial allows you to temporarily override the the programming to prepare a special cup.
The finishing touches
The ENA5 comes with two frothing options: The Dual Frother Plus, for more control over your frothing, and the frothXpress system that automatically steams and froths milk into the cup. To make a cup of tea or a cafe Americano, use the hot water dispenser located on the front of the machine.
Care and maintenance
The machine is self-cleaning and the Clearyl water filtration system significantly reduces the need for decalcification. Automatic cleaning and replenishing programs are indicated in the display for: fill water, fill beans, empty used coffee, tablet cleaning, replace Clearyl filter.
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|Dimension - Width (Inches)||9|
|Dimension - Height (Inches)||14|
|Dimension - Depth (Inches)||17|
|Housing Materials||ABS Plastic|
|Drip Tray Material||Plastic|
|Drip Tray Cover Material||Stainless Steel|
|Drip Tray Capacity (Oz)||24|
|Drain Line Adaptable||No|
|Spent Coffee Capacity (Dregs Drawer)||10|
|Easy To Rotate||No|
|Power Cord Length (Inches)||42|
|One Touch cappuccino|
|One Touch Cappuccino||No|
|Adjustable Froth Quality||Yes|
|Separate Manual Steam Wand||Yes|
|Milk Carafe Type||Stainless Steel- Thermal|
|Steam Wand Style||Pannarello|
|Usable Length (Inches)||3|
|Height Off Counter (Inches)||5 Stars|
|Number Of Holes||1|
|No Burn Wand||No|
|Optional Steam Tips Or Wands||No|
|Reservoir Or Plumbed||Reservoir|
|Reservoir Capacity (Oz)||37|
|Water Level Visible||No|
|Water Filter||Clearyl Blue|
|Type Of Controls||Dial|
|Adjustable Coffee Dosage||Yes|
|Coffee Dosage Quantity||5 to 15|
|Cup Volume Control||1 to 16|
|Aroma / Flow Control||No|
|Low Water Warning||Yes|
|Number Of Boilers||1|
|Brew And Steam Simultaneously||No|
|Brew Boiler Data|
|Brew Boiler Type||Thermoblock|
|Brew Boiler Watts||1450|
|Brew boiler Volume (Oz)||Low|
|Brew Boiler Material||Stainless Steel Lined Aluminum|
|Brew Boiler Heater Location||External|
|Brew Boiler Auto Fill||Yes|
|Steam Boiler Data|
|Steam Boiler Type||Thermoblock|
|Steam Boiler Watts||1450|
|Steam Boiler Material||Stainless Steel Lined Aluminum|
|Steam Boiler Heater Location||External|
|Maximum Pressure (Bar)||18 Bar|
|Self Priming Pump||Yes|
|Number Of Grind Settings||5 Stars|
|Hopper Capacity (Oz)||7|
|Initial Heat Up (Seconds)||60|
|Recommended Heat Up Time (Seconds)||60|
|Time To Steam 8 Oz Milk (Seconds)||97|
|Maximum Effective Frothing Duration With Stock Steam Tip (Seconds)||Infinite|
|Hot Water Temp 8 Oz (F)||180|
|Hot Water Time 8 Oz (Seconds)||90|
|Sound Level - Brewing (Db)||77|
|Sound Level - Grinding (Db)||80|
|Water Filter||Clearyl Blue|
|Country Of Manufacture||Switzerland|