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Jura Capresso Impressa Z7

Posted: 10/19/10
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Jura Capresso Impressa Z7

Most shoppers tend to fall into one of two camps—some make snap judgments when it comes time to buy and others carefully analyze every option before committing. Chances are, the analytical shoppers out there have done their research and noticed that a few brands, namely Gaggia, Delonghi, Saeco and Jura-Capresso, have consistently earned high consumer ratings on wholelattelove.com and elsewhere. For these manufacturers, introducing a new espresso machine is a big deal, since they've got near-flawless reputations to protect. Jura-Capresso is the latest of the elite manufacturers to introduce a new super automatic, the Impressa Z7 One Touch.

 Jura Impressa Z7 Brewing A DrinkProgram Your Way to Custom Coffees
Sure to garner high praise, the hotly anticipated Z7 is well-equipped for home or office use. This coffee and espresso juggernaut has a host of programmable features that will really let you customize beverages to your liking and thanks to one-touch functionalities everyone—from connoisseurs to novices—will be able to make quality drinks with ease. Dedicated drink buttons for cappuccino, macchiato, coffee, espresso, ristretto, special coffee, milk and hot water mean that your favorite beverages are just seconds away. If you're particular about the way your drinks are prepared, the Z7 may be the perfect machine for you. It will let you program coffee volume, temperature, and strength as well as well as milk volume and hot water temps to suit your tastes. Prefer more milk or coffee in your cappuccino than the traditional recipe calls for? It's doable with the Z7. Making hot chocolate for the little ones and want to dial down the water temp? Go ahead; this versatile machine has 3 hot water settings to choose from. Aside from drink programmability, you can also set the energy saving mode and auto-off feature to create an espresso machine tailored to your needs.

The Perfect Grind
Jura-Capresso is keenly aware that great espresso starts with having the proper grind so it has equipped the Impressa Z7 with a conical burr grinder to reduce heat transfer and protect coffee flavor and aroma during the grinding process. This innovative system lets you adjust the grind on continuous scale, using a knob located on the top of the machine, to achieve the desired results. You can also control coffee strength during the grinding process; choose from mild, normal, strong, and extra-strong settings as needed. There is a built-in 10oz hopper, so you can store whole bean coffee in the machine, ready to brew.

If you have a decaf drinker in the house, use the Z7's integrated bypass doser to brew decaffeinated pre-ground. This will keep your regular and decaf coffees separated and pure as they make their way through the machine.

 Impressa Z7 ButtonsThe Perks
From the technical and design perspectives, there are plenty of bright spots with the Jura-Capresso Impressa Z7. This powerful machine is equipped with two stainless-steel boilers so you won't waste any time between brewing and frothing. Once your drink has been made it will automatically pour into the cup through a dedicated coffee spout. The drink dispenser is height and width adjustable; it'll accommodate anything from a 6” tall mug to tiny espresso cups!


When you're ready to steam, the Z7 gives you two options to choose from. Use the Cappuccino System and let the machine do all the work. Pour milk into the carafe, attach the container to your machine and the Z7 will siphon, steam or froth and dispense the finished product into your cup, ready to enjoy. You can even store your milk container in the fridge, in between use, to keep it nice and fresh. If you prefer to work with your milk manually, this unit has a dedicated steam wand to allow you to do just that. It's powerful enough to create nice, rich milk with a layer of microfoam for gourmet beverages.

 Impressa Z7 Brewing Shots of EspressoAt the end of the day, cleaning and maintenance is a breeze. The Impressa Z7 has built-in alerts that will notify you when your attention is required. It will remind you to empty the dregs drawer, clean the milk system and change the water filter to keep your machine in perfect operating condition. The Z7 even runs an auto rinse cycle every time it powers up to keep your machine clean.

If you're considering a high-end super automatic espresso machine, check out the Jura Impressa Z7. It's sure to be a favorite among coffee and espresso lovers.