Jura Impressa C65 Review
This is not your average home espresso machine. The Jura Impressa C65 is made by espresso lovers for espresso aficionados. This is a professional grade unit that has the capability of brewing barista-style artisan coffee within minutes.
- Easy to use
- Easy to clean
- Built-in grinder
- High-end compact design
- Large water tank
- 2 year warranty
- Small bean container
Specs & Features
|Bean hopper capacity:||7.1 oz|
|Boiler output:||1450 watt|
|Bean hopper capacity:||10.6 oz|
|Coffee strength settings:||4|
|Pre-brew aroma control:||Yes|
|Reservoir capacity:||63.6 oz|
Jura Impressa C655 Espresso Machine was on my wishlist for a long time. As a coffee aficionado, I was looking for a reliable and reasonably priced machine that can make me Starbucks style coffee. Now that I have got it, I couldn’t resist myself from sharing my personal experiences with you.
Well, to begin with, Impressa C65 is a fully automatic espresso system that lets you enjoy a nicely brewed cup of coffee at the convenience of your home. With the push of a button, you can make all types of caffeine drinks in it including high-pressure-brewed coffee, espresso, latte, cappuccino, cafe mocha, and more.
The company claims that the C65 comes with an Intelligent Pre-Brew Aroma System that produces the ideal aroma and flavor of each coffee brew. But does it really stand up to its claim? Well, I and my fellow baristas at Coffee Dorks decided to put this unit to the test! Hopefully, this review can not only shed some light on the features of this espresso system but also help you decide if it is right for you.
I am quite impressed with the looks of this machine. It has a compact and modern design with an elegant piano black finish that can definitely add a pinch of contemporary style to any kitchen décor. Made of food-grade plastic and high-quality materials, the machine flaunts compact dimensions and striking design that is really eye-catching.
The Impressa is really very simple to use. So, you need not be a techie or pro barista if you want to use it. The one-switch operating mechanism of the smart Rotary Switch and the 11-language plain text display really makes the machine stand out in terms of ease-of-use. Simply press a button and get a nicely brewed artisan style coffee in seconds. Moreover, it’s very easy to program, making learning curve very short.
The machine comes with an integrated commercial grade 6-setting conical steel burr grinder that lets you prepare beans according to your liking. It has a 5-16-gram brewing chamber and a separate funnel for pre-ground coffee. The hopper has the capacity to hold 7 oz. of fresh beans with a by-pass doser in case you’d like to try different flavors of pre-ground or decaf coffee. A bigger bean hopper means that you won’t have to refill it very often.
The company claims that the special design of the grinder minimizes friction and maximizes the flavor and aroma of the coffee. I tend to agree with this because the grinder works very well. Whether coarse or fine, I always get the desired consistency.
The variable brewing chamber of the machine can hold between 5 and 16 grams of ground coffee. This makes it possible to brew any kind of coffee from a single 1-ounce ristretto to two 8-ounce cups of coffee at one time. So whether you want to prepare a shot of espresso for yourself or coffee for a house full of guests, it’s very convenient and time-saving.
Fine Foam Frother
The C65 also comes with a fine foam technology that tends to outperform competing espresso makers in this price range. If you ask Jura, they will claim that this is a revolutionary technology. If you ask any barista, they will tell you that this simply is a well-designed foam frother. In any case, the quality of the milk foam is fantastic.
If creamy froth is your thing, the C65 will not disappoint. It gives the perfect finishing touch to your favorite latte beverage.
Height-adjustable Coffee Spout
The Impressa comes with a height-adjustable coffee spout that allows you to use any size of a cup. The height can be easily regulated between two and a half and four and a half inches. From small espresso cups to large coffee cups, you can adjust the height of spout to accommodate whatever you want. More importantly, this will prevent the coffee being splashed all over the machine.
People who like extra-large coffees will find the above feature useful. However, this is an espresso machine that costs in excess of $1,000. So, if you want a large cup of brew, you should likely consider a $50 coffee maker.
ThermoBlock Heating System
The machine sports stainless Thermoblock Heating System which heats the water efficiently for optimal brewing and steaming temperature. The 15-Bar Pump guarantees high-pressure, fully-aromatic brewed coffee with a strong layer of crema.
Even though you only ever need 9 bar pumps in order to get a perfect shot of espresso, it is always reassuring to see that a machine that goes above the average metrics.
The C65 allows you to program water volume beyond the factory settings to meet your specific requirements. It’s also very easy to adjust the strength of the coffee grind from 5 to 16 grams by using the rotary-style control located next to the bean hopper.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Cleaning and maintenance is often a big hassle for people, especially for those office-going professionals who remain busy throughout the day. Thankfully, the machine comes with a Clearyl Water Filtration System that purifies water for brewing espresso and helps to prevent the buildup of minerals.
The Impressa C65 also has a function that automatically rinses the coffee circuit. Even though this does not completely eliminate the need for decalcification, it does extend the overall life of the machine. It also allows for longer time gaps between regular maintenance.
Self-monitoring rinsing, cleaning and descaling programs make it easy to keep the machine in excellent condition.
The machine comes with a two-year limited manufacturer warranty, so you can really have peace of mind.
If you are among those coffee lovers who can’t imagine their life without a shot of espresso in the morning, then this machine will certainly offer an outstanding experience to you. However, you really need to consider the price point and if this machine is within your budget. There are other, more reasonably priced espresso makers for everyday average consumers.
Anthony is a professional barista in the city of Chicago. He has written for many online publications on various topics related to coffee.