Many people claim they can't get through the day without their morning coffee. Meanwhile, other members of the coffee culture can't do without their morning espressos, cappuccinos, or other specialty coffee beverages. Gauging by the astronomical number of Starbucks throughout this country (about 11,000), I'd consider that proof that a lot people prefer something a little fancier than a cup of drip to start their day off right. In response to this elevated demand for specialty coffee drinks, the development of high quality home espresso machines like the Jura-Capresso Impressa Z7 Super-Automatic Espresso Machine have also increased. The Z7 allows one to create coffee perfection at the touch of a single button. At a cheaper price than Starbucks. And, most importantly, in the comfort of your own kitchen.I am one of millions of people who not only love their espresso but also live a fast-paced lifestyle too. For people like me, a one touch Super-Automatic Espresso Machine is the most sensible way to get your coffee fix fast. The Jura-Capresso Impressa Z7 is a home espresso machine that incorporates the features of a commercial machines with the compactness and style required for home use. One of the features buyers appreciate most on the Jura Z7 are the 8 preset buttons which allow you to make the perfect cappuccino, latte, espresso, or etc...just by pressing a button.You can also adjust the settings of each drink to accommodate your specific tastes i.e. a stronger dosage of coffee or a finer grind setting of your favorite beans, it is incredibly simple to do. The LED display walks you through each step with simple and clear directions. It will also alert you when it is time to clean the machine, refill your water reservoir or bean hopper, and when to empty your dredge drawer. Simple. If you've ever tried to make your own specialty coffee drinks at home, you would know it can both take a fair amount of your precious time and it can be both challenging and time consuming. With the Z7 you simply cannot fail to make a perfect drink, with perfect froth, at the perfect temperature with great speed and with no waiting in line. The Jura Z7 is an espresso machine of the caliber that causes people to forget about their route to the nearest Starbucks and will save you money in the long run. That speed particularly comes in handy when you are entertaining guests as well. With the Z7, you can be the perfect host, and assume the role of barista with confidence. You can make a variety of beverages to suite all tastes within mere minutes and the machine will take care of discarding the used coffee, allowing you to spend more time with your company. If you want perfection, and variety of delicious coffee beverages with the convenience and speed of a super-automatic home espresso machine, then the Jura-Capresso Impressa Z7 may be exactly what the doctor ordered. Cheers!
Jura Impressa Z7 One Touch
|2x Jura-Capresso 2-Phase Cleaning Tablets||$36.00|
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A refined super automatic espresso machine, the Jura Impressa Z7 One Touch Super-Automatic represents the next generation of home coffee solutions. Jura has created the Z7 based on the popular Z5 and Z6 platforms; however, this machine has been upgraded to feature a height and width-adjustable beverage dispenser and simpler beverage volume controls. You’ll still have dedicated buttons for milk, macchiato, cappuccino, ristretto, espresso, coffee, special coffee, and hot water. However, instead of having one button for a single serving and another for a double, you can simply select the desired beverage and press the button twice for a larger portion. With the machine’s one-touch capabilities, you’ll never have to move your cup; even milk-based beverages, such as lattes, macchiatos, and cappuccinos are dispensed on the spot.
As with its predecessors, the Jura Impressa Z7 One Touch comes with a two 1350-watt thermoblock heating systems and a 15-bar pump for quick drink preparation. This sophisticated super automatic also has a host of programmable options, allowing you to customize coffee volume, temperature and strength as well as milk volume, hot water temperature, the auto off setting, water hardness, and energy saving mode. An integrated grinder, bypass doser, manual and automatic steaming options ensure that the flexible Jura Impressa Z7 One-Touch will be able accommodate a variety of user preferences. This Jura model comes with a Clearyl ENA water filter, a water hardness test strip, a 7-gram coffee scoop, two Jura Cleaning Tablets, milk frother cleaner, and an instructional DVD.
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One-Touch Drink Options
Select the desired beverage and the Z7 will grind, tamp, and extract in less than 60 seconds. It can even steam or froth milk, as necessary, to dispense a fully finished cappuccino, latte or macchiato into your cup.
The Jura Impressa Z7 is equipped with 8 beverage selections. You can program the temperature, strength and volume for each of the 8 drink selections to suit your tastes. Choose from 5 coffee strength and 3 temperature settings, then set the coffee volume anywhere from 0.5-16oz to customize your drink. There are also 3 hot water temperature settings and 3 energy saving levels to choose from. In addition, the milk element can be programmed to dispense from 3 to 20 seconds to deliver the desired volume; you can also set the machine’s pause option (0-60 seconds) as well as the auto-off safety feature (15min-15hrs).
Grinder and Bypass Doser
The integrated conical burr grinder can be adjusted on a continuous scale using the dedicated knob, located on the top of the machine. The coffee strength (mild, normal, strong, or extra-strong) can be selected before or during the grinding process. This model features a generous 10oz bean hopper that will let you safely store whole bean coffee. The Z7 also has a bypass doser to allow you to brew using pre-ground coffee.
This powerful super-automatic espresso machine has two stainless steel lined thermoblock boilers. Dual boilers ensure quick machine warm up and help minimize down time between extraction and steaming or frothing.
The 96oz water reservoir is detachable for easy refilling and maintenance. This model comes with a Clearyl ENA filter to remove impurities from your tap water.
The Impressa Z7 has been upgraded to include a height and width adjustable drink dispenser. The dispenser can be moved up or down to accommodate a variety of cup sizes and the distance between the spouts can be increased or decreased as necessary. You’ll have up to 6” of clearance with the dispenser raised to the very top.
The adaptable Jura Impressa Z7 an automated frothing system. Using the automatic Cappuccino System, the machine will siphon and steam or froth the milk and dispense it right into your cup. This advanced system makes creating lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos and other specialty beverages simple and straightforward.
Cleaning and Maintenance
The Z7’s LED display will alert you when cleaning or maintenance is required. The alerts are designed to notify you when the drip tray or dregs drawer need to be emptied, it will also remind you to rinse the Cappuccino System or change the water filter. This machine goes through a rinse cycle every time it is activated to ensure that it remains in optimal condition, even with heavy use.
Ok, I'm getting ready to upgrade my old Impressa E8, which I have dearly loved for years, I'm looking at the Z7 but I am concerned about the height of the doors to access the beans and water. The specs say the machine is 14.5 H can you tell me how much more the opened door adds? Also, how is this machine at making an americano coffee? Stacey Thompson
With the doors open, the machine is about 18 inches tall. That gives you enough room to lift the water tank up and out when it is time to refill it. And yes, it makes great Americanos! The hot water spout is attached right onto the brew head, so once you are done brewing your espresso, you just scoot the cup over a little and add the hot water.
SpecsBack to Top
|Dimension - Width (Inches):||12.2|
|Dimension - Height (Inches):||14.5|
|Dimension - Depth (Inches):||17.1|
|Housing Materials:||Aluminum/ABS Plastic|
|Drip Tray Material:||Plastic|
|Drip Tray Cover Material:||Die-Cast Zinc/Chrome|
|Drip Tray Capacity (Oz):||40|
|Drain Line Adaptable:||No|
|Spent Coffee Capacity (Dregs Drawer):||16|
|Easy To Rotate:||No|
|Power Cord Length (Inches):||59|
|One Touch cappuccino|
|One Touch Cappuccino:||Yes|
|Adjustable Froth Quality:||Yes|
|Separate Manual Steam Wand:||No|
|Milk Carafe Type:||Stainless Steel- Thermal|
|Steam Wand Style:||Pannarello|
|Usable Length (Inches):||2|
|Height Off Counter (Inches):||7|
|Number Of Holes:||1|
|No Burn Wand:||No|
|Optional Steam Tips Or Wands:||No|
|Reservoir Or Plumbed:||Reservoir|
|Reservoir Capacity (Oz):||96|
|Water Level Visible:||Yes|
|Water Filter:||Clearyl Blue|
|Type Of Controls:||Push Button/ Dial|
|Adjustable Coffee Dosage:||Yes|
|Coffee Dosage Quantity:||5 to 16|
|Cup Volume Control:||1 to 16|
|Low Water Warning:||Yes|
|Passive / Active:||Passive|
|Number Of Boilers:||2|
|Brew And Steam Simultaneously:||No|
|Brew Boiler Data|
|Brew Boiler Type:||Thermoblock|
|Brew Boiler Watts:||1350|
|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:||1350|
|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:||6|
|Hopper Capacity (Oz):||10|
|Initial Heat Up (Seconds):||55|
|Recommended Heat Up Time (Seconds):||55|
|Brew Temp (F) (2 Oz Shot In Paper Cup):||167|
|Brew Time for 2 Oz:||12|
|Brew Temp at Brew Group:||177|
|Brew Temp (F) (8 Oz Shot In Paper Cup):||171|
|Time To Produce Steam (Seconds):||10|
|Time To Steam 8 Oz Milk (Seconds):||67|
|Maximum Effective Frothing Duration With Stock Steam Tip (Seconds):||Infinite|
|Hot Water Temp 8 Oz (F):||181|
|Hot Water Time 8 Oz (Seconds):||48|
|Hot Water Recovery Time (Seconds):||0|
|Sound Level - Brewing (Db):||64|
|Sound Level - Grinding (Db):||70|
|Rechargeable Water Softener:||NA|
|Back Flush Cleaner Used:||NA|
|Country Of Manufacture:||Switzerland|
Jura-Capresso has impressed me every time I've taken one of their machines out of the box, and my experience was no different with the Jura-Capresso Impressa Z7 One-Touch-Super-Automatic Espresso Machine. Going back to basics, I was happy to see that the Z7 eschewed a full color display for the simplicity of eight one-touch buttons, one for every drink option the machine has to offer. I prefer having all the selections available to me without any additional required navigation to make a selection like the Jura-Capresso Impressa J9. I like the Impressa Z7's huge side mounted water tank, 2.8 liters to be precise, the largest capacity of any of the Jura-Capresso machines I've looked at yet. I loved that the Impressa Z7's water tank is made of classy looking black plastic and features a built-in sight glass that still lets me eyeball the water level. The large water capacity of course means less frequent fill-ups, and coupled with the eight one-touch pre-set drink buttons it’s easy for guests to use which makes it a great entertainment and party machine. Another attractive design feature of the Z7 was the location of the bypass doser. The doser on the Impressa Z7 is located inside of the same compartment as the bean hopper, which I liked because it cut down on the number of doors on top of the machine. I'll admit that I was a little disappointed to find that there was no fitted slot for the ground coffee scoop that was included with the machine like there is on some Jura-Capresso machines. When it comes to aesthetics, the Impressa Z7 sports a black plastic case with a silver plastic front panel. It's got a standard red text LED display; however, the screen is large enough to display pictures as well such as a coffee cup to indicate that the machine is ready to brew or water when it needs rinsing. Programming is accomplished using a rotary dial located on top of the machine and you can change things like drink strength, energy saver functions, and the display language. I was surprised to see that the Z7 boasts three sets of spouts instead of the usual two. There was a regular set of dual espresso spouts that could be used to brew two coffee drinks at once, the dual spouted Frothxpress cappuccino system for milk drinks, and a unique third spout for hot water. All of the spouts are height adjustable for a clearance of approximately 2.5” to 4” for the espresso and hot water spouts and 4” to 6” for the cappuccino spouts. I can also happily say that the Impressa Z7 is equipped with lights that illuminate your drinks while they brew, which was one of my favorite features of the Impressa J9. It looks really cool and makes the experience feel almost like a performance. While I was brewing, I was able adjust the strength and volume of my drink by turning the Z7's rotary dial. I've found that the rotary dial is a standard fare for most Jura-Capresso machines, and with this being the third one I've looked at, I knew how to use it. The machine brewed quickly and quietly, all with just the push of a button. As the last super-automatic machine I'll be looking at for a while, The Jura-Capresso Impressa Z7 was a good way to say goodbye to the one-touch convenience I've grown to love. Anyone looking for a reliable super-automatic machine with robust features need look no further than the Jura-Capresso Impressa Z7!