Today I had the opportunity to dabble with my second Jura-Capresso machine, the Jura-Capresso Impressa C9 One Touch espresso machine. The Impressa C9 is a one-touch-super-automatic machine that can make water and milk based drinks with the push of a button. I tested this machine with Filicori Zecchini Gran Crema Forte whole bean espresso. At first glance I was immediately a fan of the Impressa C9's black plastic casing. Additionally, I also really liked its transparent, side-mounted water tank. In my experience, the Jura-Capresso line of machines are great at telling you when the tank needs to be refilled, but there's something comforting about being able to see how much water you have left for yourself. Powering on the C9 via the switch located in the back of the machine, my first thought was "hey, the glowing red dot looks a little like Hal 9000." Instead of a display screen, the machine has a basic LED red text display located above the drink buttons on the left side of the machine. Joking aside however, the machine was very easy to use. While it doesn't have a display screen like the Jura-Capresso J9 that I looked at in my last blog, I found the buttons on the Jura-Capresso C9 model to be pretty intuitive. Small cup for an espresso, big cup for a coffee, etc. The machine can brew two coffees or espresso at once if you push the buttons twice. For milk drinks, I noticed that the Impressa C9 used all of the same button icon's that the J9's frothing system did so I could tell which was which. The quality of the coffee was great and the machine brews quickly, but I was curious about whether its settings could be customized. By opening a hidden panel beneath the display I accessed the rotary dial that allowed me to customize drinks and program the machine. Personally, I found the dial a bit tricky to use and made me feel a bit like a safe-cracker, but, I was doing it in the name of coffee. Just like the J9, I was able to modify the strength, volume and temperature of the drinks' preset values. All in all, I found the Jura-Capresso Impressa C9 to be a very adroit one touch machine. If you enjoy making cafe style drinks in the comfort of your home, this machine delivers simple design, and good quality coffee making capabilities.
Jura Impressa C9 One Touch
|1x Jura-Capresso Descaling Tablets||$17.00|
|1x Urnex Rinza Milk Frother Cleaner||$5.95|
|1x Jura-Capresso 2-Phase Cleaning Tablets||$18.00|
|1x Coffeevac 1lb TTV-1 Storage Container||$14.00|
|1x Jura Clearyl Blue Water Filter (New)||$24.00|
OverviewBack to Top
One of the most compact One Touch automatic coffee centers available today, the C9 One Touch offers the ultimate in user-friendly technology, and is fully programmable for all coffee, frothing and hot water functions. In just seconds, the C9 grinds, tamps and brews. Without ever having to move the cup, it dispenses hot water for Café Americano or tea, and froths or steams milk for cappuccinos or lattes.
Whether you’re making one cup at a time or two, the C9 One Touch lets you set temperature, volume and strength for each button, while the Auto Cappuccino System makes for easy frothing and steaming. Expect to create coffee perfection each and every time with professional-quality features including a commercial-grade conical burr grinder, automatic cleaning cycles, bright LED display and the Clearyl water filtration system that purifies your water, while significantly reducing the need for decalcification. And with its sleek, elegant black finish and chrome accents, it’s truly like having a coffee bar in your kitchen.
FeaturesBack to Top
The Jura C9 One Touch is stainless steel-lined ThermoBlock with stainless steel grid, thick ABS plastic and commercial-grade conical steel burrs. Measuring 13.5"x11"x16" (HWD), the machine weighs 21 lbs. The machine also comes with a 64 oz. removable water tank and a 14 oz. stainless steel thermal milk container, and is equipped with energy-saving settings to save you money.
Easy to read LED display and easy navigation with the rotary dial for volume adjustment while brewing. Fully programmable for all coffee, frothing and hot water functions, the C9 One Touch lets you set temperature, volume and strength for each button. Make one or two cups at a time, from one to a full 16 ounces. Cappuccino, latte or latte macchiato at the touch of a button without having to move the cup!
Insulated stainless steel milk container
Keeps your milk cold for up to 8 hours.
Get ready to brew
First, turn on your machine, and then fill your reservoir. Then add your beans and select your coffee button. If you prefer preground coffee (specialty or decaf), the C9 is equipped with a funnel. 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.
Program your machine
After brewing your first cup you can adjust your grind to your taste and bean type. Once you’ve set your programs, all you have to do is hit your cup size and the C9 will automatically grind, tamp, pre-infuse and brew your coffee to your liking. And with that you’re ready to make some coffee.
Creating your drink
Select and brew
First set your selector dial-- choose from brewing (1 cup or two cups), hot water, steaming or frothing-- depending on what you want. You can also increase or decrease strength or volume of your coffee. 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 C9. 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 C9 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
Steam and Froth
With one touch of a button, you can create cappuccinos and lattes and all your favorite drinks without having to move your cup. Simply press the button corresponding to your drink choice, and let the machine do the rest! Select hot water for tea or cafe Americano.
Care and maintenance
Easy to maintain and clean
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, rinse coffee spout, rinse cappuccino spout, tablet cleaning, replace Clearyl filter.
SpecsBack to Top
|Dimension - Width (Inches):||11|
|Dimension - Height (Inches):||13.5|
|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):||16|
|Easy To Rotate:||No|
|Power Cord Length (Inches):||42|
|One Touch cappuccino|
|One Touch Cappuccino:||Yes|
|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):||4|
|Number Of Holes:||1|
|No Burn Wand:||No|
|Optional Steam Tips Or Wands:||No|
|Reservoir Or Plumbed:||Reservoir|
|Reservoir Capacity (Oz):||64|
|Water Level Visible:||No|
|Water Filter:||Clearyl Blue|
|Type Of Controls:||Push Button/ Dial|
|Coffee Dosage Quantity:||5 to 16|
|Cup Volume Control:||.5 to 16|
|Aroma / Flow Control:||No|
|Low Water Warning:||Yes|
|Passive / Active:||Passive|
|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|
|Self Priming Pump:||Yes|
|Number Of Grind Settings:||6|
|Hopper Capacity (Oz):||8|
|Initial Heat Up (Seconds):||60|
|Recommended Heat Up Time (Seconds):||60|
|Water Filter:||Clearyl White|
|Country Of Manufacture:||Switzerland|