Jura-Capresso 13185 Impressa F7 Espresso Machine, Silver Metallic
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- Espresso machine grinds, tamps, brews, and cleans in under 60 seconds
- 15-bar pump; ThermoBlock heating unit; 64-ounce water tank; 10-digit LED display
- Commercial-grade conical burr grinder; customizable brewing; pre-brew system
- Dual Frother Plus for steaming or frothing manually; instructional video included
- Measures approximately 11 by 16 by 12-1/2 inches; 1-year limited warranty
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The machine seemed formidable at first (I find any thing with manuals to be intimidating), but after reading the manual and trying out the F7 a few times I got it right. I have since perfected the art of frothing and steaming. It comes with a video, though I did not watch it.
CONS: has a fairly large foot print....needs a lot of counter space.
Flavored coffee beans cannot be used in the grinder....something to do with the oils. Because of this I have switched from hazelnut coffee to unflavored coffee, and frankly, the coffee is so good that I don't miss the flavored kind.
The accessories such as the water filter and the cleaning tablets are not easily available.....I have to order them directly from Capresso, or from Williams and Sonoma.
Finally, although this is a somewhat expensive machine ($1400), we have recovered half the cost of the machine over the past 3 months by not going to specialty coffee stores and spending $3 for each cup.
Hope you find this review helpful.
Bought: December 08
Cups brewed to date: 398
Payback vs. coffee house: <6months
First of all, let me say up front that we searched for a long time before we decided on the F7. My wife is a Latte-holic and a good chunk of our budget went to the local coffee house on her way to work. I like a good cup of Java myself and so we pondered the question if an automatic home brewer would be a good investment? In short, YES. Membership wholesale places like C*stco are a great place to buy and return if you do not like a product. How ever, you are usually limited to only one or two models on the shelf. We went through several semi/full automatic coffee makers at our local mega store and had to return all of them for one or other reason. Mainly value vs. function and mostly- can it brew a good cup of coffee or Latte. For sake of keeping this review short I evaluated all factors in my decision for all candidates including: pressure in bar or psi, heating element, grinder, steam output, cleaning functions, easy of use, program functions, other reviews, and so on. We really liked the F7 and decided to buy it refurbished for $ 699 at 1st in coffee online through Amazon which included a return policy.
A big question before any purchase was the ROI or how long would it take for the machine to pay for itself vs. buying your Latte at the local coffee house.
I am not going to bore you with details and math but here are my conclusions:
Coffee house: 16oz Latte $ 3.55
Homebrew: 16oz Latte $ 0.57
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I have had my Jura Impressa F7 for five years and until a few weeks ago I would have given it five stars. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mark W
I often tell my friends that if I had to choose between giving up my stove and giving up this coffee machine, I would give up my stove. Read morePublished 22 months ago by M. J. Schultz
This is a great machine. Purchased a refurbished unit and what arrived certainly appeared to be brand new.
No issues at all after many months of daily use. Read more
I have tried several semi-automatic espresso machines and have returned 4 before I found this one you have to spend the money. Read morePublished on September 28, 2013 by SR
Have had this F7 for nearly 7 years and made about 30,000 cups with it. Have had no problems with it. Read morePublished on September 10, 2013 by Happy Hunter
I have gone through two Impressa F7 machines now and am not going to purchase a third! For me, the lifespan of these machines has been short. Read morePublished on August 2, 2013 by Krista Hiltz Kahn
I have had my machine for 3 years and with 5 coffee drinkers in the house we have made over 10,000 cups of variety drinks during that time. Read morePublished on June 15, 2012 by D. Marketto
Althought this is a refurbished machine, it looks and operates as a newly minted one. Watch the DVD which comes with it before you do anything and the set up and operations will be... Read morePublished on January 1, 2012 by G
I have had several super automatic coffee machines in the past 10 years. My wife and I are coffee lovers and our favorite time every day is sitting down together when I get home... Read morePublished on March 29, 2011 by Kpboyd