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$1,499.00 list($2,000.00)
1. Jura-Capresso 13185 Impressa F7
$2,199.00 $2,195.00 list($2,950.00)
2. Jura-Capresso 13936 Impressa S9
$949.00 list($1,300.00)
3. Capresso C1300 Super Automatic
$3,199.00 $3,198.95 list($4,200.00)
4. Jura-Capresso 13214 Impressa Z5
$59.99 list($75.00)
5. Capresso 302.01 Mini-S 4-Cup Safety
$299.99 $299.95 list($440.00)
6. Capresso 121.01 Ultima Semi-Automatic
$999.00 list($1,350.00)
7. Jura-Capresso 13187 Impressa E8
$1,799.99 list($2,400.00)
8. Jura-Capresso Impressa F9 Fully
$249.99 $249.95 list($300.00)
9. Capresso 112.05 EspressoPro ThermoBlock
$3,999.00 list($5,499.00)
10. Jura-Capresso 13212 Impressa F9
11. Capresso 101.01 ThermoCoil Pump
12. Capresso 153.04 C3000 Automatic
$799.00 list($1,100.00)
13. Capresso C1000 Automatic Coffee
14. Capresso 351.01 Pump Espresso/Coffeemaker
$1,699.00 list($1,750.00)
15. Capresso C1500 Fully Automatic

1. Jura-Capresso 13185 Impressa F7 Espresso Machine, Silver Metallic
list price: $2,000.00
our price: $1,499.00
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Asin: B00030J23S
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Capresso
Sales Rank: 19267
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  • Dual Frother Plus is standard. Unique frothXpress Plus System available separately.
  • 11-Step programming
  • 10-digit LED display visible from all angles
  • Automatic pre-ground coffee funnel system
  • Automatic cleaning cycles for all functions

2. Jura-Capresso 13936 Impressa S9 Fully Automatic Coffee and Espresso Center
list price: $2,950.00
our price: $2,199.00
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Asin: B00008I8NV
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Capresso
Sales Rank: 17911
Average Customer Review: 3.56 out of 5 stars
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Satisfy a roomful of guests calling for caffeine with the Jura-Capresso Impressa S9, the luxury automobile of home espresso centers. Both beautiful and powerful, the machine grinds, tamps, and brews delicious shots of espresso in 50 seconds and steams or froths milk without a wait. It's built with a dual 1250-watt ThermoBlock heating system, a forceful 18-bar power pump, and a distinctive emphasis on choice. You can steam milk manually or automatically, make drinks with or without foam, and grind for light or dark roasts. You can tailor your drinks' strength (5 to 16 g of coffee), size (1/2 to 16 ounces), and temperature (regular or high). You can even adjust the machine for water hardness, raise and lower the coffee spout, and regulate the separate hot water spigot.

Backing these options is a professional-grade, solid steel conical burr grinder with six settings and an aroma-saving design. A pre-infusion cycle conditions grounds for maximum flavor and the CLARIS water filter removes impurities for improved taste. The S9 also includes an illuminated coffee area, cup-heating deck, separate funnel for pre-ground coffee, and automatic indicators on the water tank, grounds hopper, and filter cartridge. The bean reservoir holds 10 ounces--enough for 40 shots--and the water tank holds 96 ounces. The unit also features auto shut-off, auto-on, self-rinse, and self-cleaning. The programmable control panel uses a two-line display with simple instructions in seven languages.

With its dual-tone bronze finish and chrome accents, the Impressa S9 is undoubtedly a looker. It is also designed to fit under kitchen cabinets, measuring 14 by 14 by 15-1/4 inches with a retractable power cord. Jura-Capresso includes an instructional booklet, video, and CD-ROM, plus a full one-year warranty for home use and a six-month one for offices. --Emily Bedard ... Read more


  • Measures 14 by 14 by 15-1/4 inches; 1-year warranty
  • Commercial-grade, conical-burr, solid-steel grinder
  • Programmable cup size, coffee strength, steam quantity, and temperature
  • Integrated pure-water system cleans brewing water, improves taste
  • Automatic or manual frothing options; automatic self-rinsing and self-cleaning cycles

Reviews (9)

5-0 out of 5 stars At last: the coffee achiever's dream machine!
Setting up the Jura was simple, taking about 10 minutes. After adjusting the grind setting and quantity of ground coffee per cup, we had flawless espresso shots in less than 30 seconds each, with the creamiest, most flavorful crema. The espresso non-drinkers in the house can have their "regular" coffee by pressing the "Special coffee" button, which dispenses up to 16 ounces of coffee at a time. Great for the big "go-cup". I set the Jura to power on at 5 am, and trust me, at that time of the morning I am in no shape to grind beans, measure coffee and fill water tanks. Now, all that's history. All I do is press a single button to run the rinse cycle, press a button for either a single or double shot, and in no time, I get the most flavorful, richest espresso I have ever had. We bought our machine at a local retailer, where we were told that they can't keep the machines in stock. I totally understand why.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best of the best, BMW of Espresso Machines
If there is such a thing as the BMW 750 of coffee machines, this is it! A beautifully enginered machine that produces professional results every time. I have had earlier versions of this flawless coffee maker, but this really delivers better coffee than most coffee stores. Cappuccino, Latte, Double Espresso is produced perfectly. Others in our family use it to produce hot water for tea, soup mixes, cocoa, but one may preprogram this for several personal choices of coffee brewing and it comes out perfect every time. I really like this machine!

5-0 out of 5 stars Totally Awesome
If you like all types of coffee and complete ease of use, you will be thrilled with this machine. It has been & is used a lot! It tells you exactly what to do and when to do it in order to keep in it top condition. I thought my husband was nuts when he spent so much money for a coffee maker for my birthday, but after 3 years of almost continual use, I can't imagine using anything else. Everything about it is easy, easy, easy. The coffee is hot & consistently great tasting, it is fast, and the Capresso machine is super easy to clean. Friends come over just for the coffee. Whether you need one cup or two, whether you use beans, ground coffee, use frothed milk, and/or steam, whether you use a large cup & your husband uses a smaller one, the Capresso machine easily adjusts with each cup. Minor issue -- I'm not in love with the manual. It's not hard to use, it's just not great. I think it could be laid out a tad better. The video that came with our Capresso made up for that. It's the perfect coffee center for anyone who is very discriminating in their coffee taste.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great coffee - Be aware of long-term maintenance costs
I purchased this machine's predecessor, the Jura S90, about 4 years ago. Since no one's owned an S9 for that long, it's hard to say for certain what the maintenance costs for the S9 will be, but I thought those considering buying it might appreciate knowing that it will likely require a certain amount of annual or biennial maintenance.

The S90 has one part that needs replacing after approximately every 2000 shots, which in my house means about once every 18 months. There are also seals and similar parts that again will need service periodically. This machine appears to be mechanically very similar to the S90, so it will likely have similar maintenance characteristics.

Over the last 4 years, I've had the machine serviced twice by Jura, and once by a local repairman. The cost of repairs was around two hundred dollars including parts each time... My front panel switches are also starting to misbehave, though, so the next repair may be more expensive.

This machine costs enough (and is good enough) to be worth repairing, but if you're expecting a machine to last the ages without any repairs, you'll likely be disappointed.

I can't really fault the machine for needing periodic maintenance, though. You could get a commercial machine with heavy-duty parts for 2-3 times the price, and that would need periodic maintenance, too (though the parts would last longer). Just be aware that by buying a high end machine, you've moved out of the "disposable" machine range and into the "pay to fix it" range. "Never needs fixing" doesn't exist.

As to the quality of the coffee, I've tried this one, and the quality is the best I've tasted from a super-automatic.

4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful Hint
A couple of previous reviews complained about blockages that quickly developed in their machines. I had the same problem after less than a month of use, where the brewed coffee would drip out very slowly, threatening to cease altogether. I told my wife she should return the machine, but she called Jura's customer service number, which is printed on the cover of the instruction booklet. The representative gave her a fix which is not mentioned in the troubleshooting section of the manual. It's difficult to describe, but it involves removing the grounds tray, poking a finger up through the chute and finding damp grounds that are stuck by a screen there. They can be wiped away with a paper towel and that should clear up the problem.
Otherwise, I recommend reading fhimas88888888's review for realistic advice, especially about the lifespan of a machine. This is my second super-automatic espresso machine, as a Saeco awaits repairs before becoming an office machine for my wife. They make very good coffee and espresso with relative ease and convenience. They're also great conversation pieces, although by now I find it tedious to demonstrate the machine for awed guests. If you love espresso, lattes, etc., the price of a super-automatic machine is worth it, although you can find one for less than half the cost of this Jura. I give the machine four stars because I wouldn't want to live without it, but I'm withholding a fifth star because I suspect competing machines are virtually as good. ... Read more

3. Capresso C1300 Super Automatic Coffee and Espresso Center
list price: $1,300.00
our price: $949.00
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Asin: B0001ZYYX8
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Capresso
Sales Rank: 6992
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • Measures 13 by 11 by 16 inches; 1-year limited warranty for household use; 6-month limited for office use
  • Grinds beans, tamps, and brews coffee in less than 50 seconds; steam nozzle for frothing
  • 18-bar power pump with 1450-watt stainless-steel lined ThermoBlock heating system
  • Program dial sets temperature, water-hardness levels, auto shut-off time, and more
  • Includes measuring scoop, cleaning tablets, Claris filter, water-hardness indicator

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Love'in this machine!
After a few weeks of researching a REALLY good coffee/espresso machine I decided on the Capresso C1300 because of the combination of features and price. I recently took a trip to the Netherlands and at the hotel I stayed at they had a Super Automatic coffee center at the breakfast buffet (unknown brand or model, but definitely industrial). Anyway, when I got back Monday morning I immediately starting researching "Super Automatics" (they have a hopper to store the coffee beans and grind the beans on a per cup basis, have a holding tank for water... then when you push a button they grind, tamp, brew and dispose of used grinds automatically).

Well, earlier this week my new C1300 arrived with much fanfare. I picked it up at the post office, brought it to my office and unpackaged and inspected it. I was in perfect working order. I started with the included "quick start guide" and set the machine up per instructions. I had it up and ready to brew in less than 15 mins. The owner's manual was easy to understand and I had my first cup of coffee crema in less than 45 seconds after hitting the brew button. (For you coffee junkies, this machine makes a wonderful layer of crema on top of the coffee/espresso EVERY time!) The machine makes wonderful coffee and espresso. I spent a day or two tweaking the grinder settings and finding the right (according to my tastes) water settings per cup. I have several people come by my office daily to behold the wonder of my machine, at first out of curiosity but now for the great cup of coffee. I really have nothing bad to say about the C1300. In the morning it heats up very fast and having FRESH coffee anytime of the day at the mere push of a button is wonderful! ... Read more

4. Jura-Capresso 13214 Impressa Z5 Automatic Coffee Center
list price: $4,200.00
our price: $3,199.00
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Asin: B0009E1YKM
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Capresso
Sales Rank: 26656
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Product Description

The Impressa Z5 features eight pre-set beverage buttons. All your coffee drinks are now just one push button away: Cappuccino, latte, hot chocolate, hot tea, one or two cups of ristretto, espresso, caf?? lungo, or large cups of crema coffee. Use the pre-set programs or change coffee strength, coffee volume and the amount of steamed/frothed milk while the Z5 prepares your preferred coffee beverage. The informative 3-line LED display makes the Z5 extremely user friendly. The Z5 is completely pre-programmed and ready to brew coffee and cappuccino. See below for pre-programmed settings. The Impressa Z5 is made of the finest materials. With its 3mm thick alloy metal front, the machined aluminum buttons and the stainless steel grind, the Z5 is not only pleasant to touch but also conveys the machine's finer qualities. Highlights include One-Touch Cappuccino System: Cappuccino or latte is prepared without moving the cup. A dual nozzle system with two separate outlets for milk and coffee makes it possible. The nozzle system has a short extension for tall latte glasses and a long extension for wide cappuccino cups, Insulated Thermal Milk Container: A 32-oz. triple insulated thermal container keeps cold milk chilled for up to 8 hours. Make cappuccino and latte all day long!, Eight beverage buttons and a rotary dial: Push any of those buttons and create the drink you like. Using the rotary ... Read more


  • 32-ounce triple insulated thermal container keeps cold milk chilled for up to 8 hours.
  • Commercial solid steel conical burr grinder with 6 fineness settings for any type bean and low noise construction
  • Two stainless steel lined thermoblock heating systems are always ready for coffee and steam with no downtime, no contact with aluminum.
  • Eight one-touch individually programmable beverage buttons, all with unique rotary dial to override for strength and cup size while brewing.
  • 96-ounce removable water container with Clearyl water care system making decalcifying virtually obsolete.

5. Capresso 302.01 Mini-S 4-Cup Safety Espresso/Cappuccino Machine
list price: $75.00
our price: $59.99
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Asin: B00007B8R6
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Capresso
Sales Rank: 479
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • Measures 10 by 7 by 9 inches; 1-year limited warranty
  • Unique dual frother for frothing cappuccinos or steaming for lattes
  • 3-way safety switch; choose between full pressure and maximum steam output
  • 4-cup capacity, dishwasher-safe, glass carafe
  • Includes instruction video and measuring scoop

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Espresso Machine!
I am in love with this little espresso maker. I have never made espresso at home, but was tired of giving Starbucks all my money! I decided to try this and am very pleased with the results! The directions (written and on video) were very easy to follow and it made wonderful latte on my first try! It doesn't take up much room on the counter and looks nice. If you're looking for an easy basic machine, I wouldn't hesistate to recommend this one!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent for first time users!
I purchased this machine after much research and to my surprise; it has far exceeded my expectations. Why? Well first let me inform you that I had absolutely no espresso/cappuccino machine experience and that this Mini-S is in fact my first machine. So back to why?

1. Capresso does an excellent job with the instructional video and so you can feel very confident when making your first cup.

2. During my research I kept reading that some of the other less expense machines don't get up to a high enough temperature - well this is NOT a problem with this machine. BUT if you are making cappuccino MAKE sure that you froth/steam the milk enough to bring it to the right temperature or you will in fact experience a cooler cup of cappuccino.

3. Another complaint I heard about other machines is that the frother/steamer is too low to put a proper sized frothing pitcher. NOT the case with this machine. I purchased the Krups 085 - 20-ounce frothing pitcher and I have plenty of room.

4. This machine doesn't require a tamper - I don't know why but it doesn't and so that is one less item to buy!

5. IT MAKES AN EXCELLENT CUP OF CAPPUCCINO!! My wife and I purchased Espresso from Starbucks and had them grind it (so no need to buy a special espresso grinder) then we compared the cappuccino we made using the Mini-S & Starbucks brand espresso and the cup of cappuccino we had Starbucks make and they were identical!!!! (BTW - DO NOT use regular coffee so do make sure you buy real espresso and have it ground up for you)

I'm certain there are cons to this machine but being a first time user I have to say that I haven't found one yet and that is why I give this machine 5 STARS.

Good luck with your pursuit of a great cup! ... Read more

6. Capresso 121.01 Ultima Semi-Automatic Coffee and Espresso/Cappuccino Machine
list price: $440.00
our price: $299.99
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Asin: B00005AC5C
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Capresso
Sales Rank: 3182
Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars
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By eliminating the usual fuss and mess, this 1,200-watt machine makes it easy to brew espresso and make cappuccinos and lattes at home or in the office. It's semiautomatic because all that's required is to fill the water tank, place ground coffee into a receptacle, and pull a lever. Within seconds coffee flows from the double spout, which adjusts for different cup heights, into one or two cups. No tamping is required because the machine tamps the coffee precisely and automatically. Nor is it necessary to clean used coffee grounds out of a messy filter holder, because there is no filter holder, and the machine automatically discards grounds into a waste tray. The tray also catches overflows, and a light shows when it needs emptying.

For steaming and frothing milk to make cappuccinos, lattes, and hot chocolates and for delivering hot water for tea, there's a wand that rotates out to fit inside a pitcher or cup. The coffee receptacle accepts 7 to 15 grams (one or two fillings of the included scoop), and the powerful pump supplies enough hot water each time to fill cups from 1-1/2 ounces to 12 ounces, which means it will make a big mug of regular coffee as well as an espresso. The 53-ounce water tank is transparent for water-level monitoring. Water heats quickly thanks to the 1,200-watt heating coil, and a thermostat light shows when the water is hottest. The machine has internal storage for the power cord and comes with clear instructions, drink recipes, and a one-year warranty against defects. --Fred Brack ... Read more


  • Measures 15 by 16 by 12 inches; 1-year limited warranty
  • Brews from 1-1/2 to 12 ounces of espresso or regular coffee in seconds
  • No-mess, no-fuss: automatically tamps coffee and discards used grounds
  • Removable 53-ounce water tank; double brewing spout fills 2 cups at once
  • Steaming wand froths milk for cappuccinos and caffe lattes

Reviews (29)

5-0 out of 5 stars 8 months and going strong.
Lots of reviews on how the Ultima performed in the first few rounds, so I though I would add my 2 cents on "longer term" performance.

This machine is dangerous. Dangerously addictive, that is. If you love espresso based drinks, you WILL feel like making a cup after every meal to accompany your dessert. And then the morning pre-breakfast cup and the afternoon one with an almond-hazelnut double-chocolate biscotti. Control, control...

It is super easy to make a drink, and not tamping and cleaning after each cup is a god-send. You have to try a non-automatic and know what a chore those tasks are to appreciate the simple advantages and joys of this semi-auto baby.

And the taste - ah, beautiful. For all of you living around a Trader Joe's store, I highly recommend the Roma Coffee Beans - less than 20 cents a cup gets you a coffee that rivals some of the best in Roma.

Hope it keeps running for along time, but it has served me and my guests well for over 8 months.


5-0 out of 5 stars I could not be happier with this machine
I am an engineer, and fairly demanding when it comes to product design. I could not be happier with this product for the money. It's fast: you turn it on and by the time you have scooped the coffee in, it's heated up and ready to go. It is amazingly easy to use: you turn a lever and scoop coffee in, turn the lever again and turn it on. It's about as simple to use as a Mr. Coffee machine once you use it once or twice, but it looks complicated at first and my somewhat lazy coworkers still go to the coffee shop rather than plan ahead and buy coffee and milk. It usually froths milk wonderfully. The coffee, cappucino, and espressos I've made taste as good as anything I've gotten from a coffee shop. As others have said, grind the coffee halfway between an espresso grind and a drip cofee grind and you'll be fine.

If you are buying this for an office like I did, it is noisier than a Mr. Cofee machine, it's probably on par with the noise from a dishwasher: it's fine for a lunchroom or a file room where a door can be closed, but I wouldn't recommend it in an open area in which people work. For home use, it should be OK.

Where this product really shines is the cleanup. It really takes very little time to keep this unit clean, which was my biggest fear when buying one. I wipe the frother (the spout where the steam comes out) with a sponge after each use (takes all of 5 seconds). After 5-6 uses, a light comes on telling you to pour out the used coffee grinds, which takes all of 10 seconds. After about 10 uses, I remove the top, rinse it in the sink, wipe down the exposed inside, and then rerinse the removed top. During this time, I soak the frother and then reinstall everything back into place. It sounds complicated, but it isn't, and it takes about a minute or two per week. You'll save more than that even if you work next door to a coffee shop.

This is my first cappucino machine, and I've had it for over a year and use it twice each workday. I'm really happy with it and would recommend it to anyone interested in a cappuccino machine at this price point. It's a consumer product, not a $700 industrial-grade machine you can expect to smash around, but it's priced accordingly and the ease of use and quality of coffees it produces makes it a real value. It allows me to use water-process decaffinated coffee that no coffee shop will use because it doesn't taste as good as standard decaf, but doesn't have the chemicals that I don't want. And, it's much faster than going to the coffee shop, which in my case, is only 3 doors from my office building. And when it is raining out, who wants to walk even 3 doors away to a coffee shop?

I had some complaints, but they really had more to do with my inexperience. Now that I have had the thing for a year I upped my rating to 5 stars from 4. 2 double-size cappuccinos per day x 200 work days x $3 = $1200. The $300 it costs, plus $150 in coffee I've spent (Peets most expensive blend) + $50 in milk means I've saved $700 in the first year, and a whole lot of time. After a year of use, it still works perfectly, but if it broke tomorrow, I'd buy another one.

5-0 out of 5 stars love it
This machine makes *great* espresso and crema and is very easy to operate (after taking 5-10 minutes to review the directions). It is wonderful when making several cups at a time as the used grounds are automatically dumped into a hidden reservoir which reduces time and clean-up between brews.

I have only noticed problems with coffee temperature if I use the steamer first, then switch to coffee mode. Otherwise, coffee temps are perfect. I have not found a grind that is too fine for this machine, and it seems the finer the grind, the better the flavor.

My only real beef is that condensation collects in the coffee chute, so some of the grounds get stuck on the way to the brew chamber.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great warm espresso maker
I have had my Capresso Ultima since Christmas and use it everyday to make at least two lattes. Many of the above reviews expound its virtues and I agree with all of them. The only real fault I have found is the temperature of the espresso. I have found that I need to warm the finished product in the microwave as what comes out is only warm. I also have emailed the company about this on two occasions and have received no response.

5-0 out of 5 stars Over 5,000 espresso served and still going...
I bought this machine in Europe almost 2 years ago for work and every morning we all use this machine to make our morning espresso. Because we share the cost, we are still counting how many cups are made, and we are now well over 5,000 espressos. And still no problem at all with this heavily used machine !
On the downside, the coffee is not really hot. Some people prefer to put it in the microwave for a minute. ... Read more

7. Jura-Capresso 13187 Impressa E8 Super-Automatic Espresso Machine, Black
list price: $1,350.00
our price: $999.00
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Asin: B00066814A
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Capresso
Sales Rank: 35488
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  • Measures 13-3/5 by 11 by 17 inches; 1-year limited warranty for household use
  • 1450-watt automatic espresso machine with 18-bar pump and ThermoBlock heating unit
  • Commercial-grade conical burr grinder; 8-digit LED display; 64-ounce removable water tank
  • Dual Frother Plus for steaming milk or hot water; electronic water-level sensor; auto shut-off
  • Cleaning tablets, Clearyl filter, water-hardness indicator strip, measuring scoop, and instruction video included

8. Jura-Capresso Impressa F9 Fully Automatic Coffee and Espresso Center
list price: $2,400.00
our price: $1,799.99
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Asin: B00008I8NT
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Capresso
Sales Rank: 37450
Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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The Impressa F90 from Jura-Capresso combines fine-coffee know-how with touch-screen technology, an Aluframe structure, and honest-to-God Internet connectivity. Like Jura-Capresso's other top-of-the-line models, the Impressa F90 is fully automatic. It grinds, tamps, brews, and steams with the touch of a few icons on its control panel. Designed with both exacting standards and user preference in mind, the machine is pre-programmed at the factory for excellent results. It can also be tailored to your specific tastes for coffee strength, water amount, temperature, and steam quantity. You can also customize the separate hot water function for bespoke cafe americanos. Purchase Jura-Capresso's connectivity kit separately and you can even store individual coffee-drinkers' preferences in the F90's electronics.

Built for power, the F90 uses a 15-bar pump and a single 1450-watt ThermoBlock heating unit lined in stainless steel for a flavor-neutral, corrosion-resistant structure. The six-stage conical grinder, also made from stainless steel, delivers consistent results, while the patented brewing unit creates the ideal pressure conditions for perfecting crema. A pre-brew system moistens and conditions grounds for maximum aroma and flavor. The F90 has several self-maintenance features, including automatic rinsing, cleaning, and de-calcifying functions. Other handy extras include an illuminated cup area, adjustable coffee spout, and multi-language display. The water tank holds 64 ounces, while the bean tank stores 7 ounces. Designed for the countertop, the machine measures 11 by 16 by 12-1/2 inches. --Emily Bedard ... Read more


  • Measures 11 by 16 by 12-1/2 inches; 1-year warranty
  • Touch-screen technology governs cup size, strength, and temperature
  • Commercial conical burr grinder; stainless-steel-lined ThermoBlock unit
  • Integrated pure water system cleans brewing water for improved taste
  • Dual frother PLUS for steaming or frothing manually

Reviews (3)

4-0 out of 5 stars great machine
A great machine that produces some very good coffee and good (not great) espresso. The machine can turn itself on in the morning and be ready for a great cup of coffee in a few seconds. It also allows for easy selection of coffee strength for each cup. The selected cups size does not affect the amount of coffee beans per cup, but instead produces a larger cup out of an espresso size amount of beans. For a standard size cup of coffee this yields a great cup. For reference, I cannot stand starbucks coffee (no flavors -- just roast taste).

My only complaints are cost (should be a few hundred less), the coffee could be hotter, and the digital display never shows the time of day.

2-0 out of 5 stars too okay
Obviously the previous reviewer has not tried coffee from a semi automatic machine which hands down provides better crema, better aromas, and better tasting coffee. No matter who you talk to, anyone who has a semi automatic machine will tell you that their coffee is MUCH better than a super automatic. Also, if you really do like this machine (it is a very beautiful machine), get the S7, for it is the same price, but has infinitely more features.

This machine is too expensive. Put it into perspective, 1800 dollars for a coffee machine, hmm...what could you buy with 1800 dollars? I don't think I need to go through a list, but I think that gets the point across.

This machine will yield no better espresso than any other machine above 500 dollars. Capressos are just outrageously expensive and I have no explanation to why. Some of the features on this machine are useless and you shouldn't even pay for them. For example, it allows you to choose from mild, medium, strong, and extra strong coffee. The mild and the medium taste worse than drip and there is no crema on them, the strong and extra strong are good, BUT NOT GREAT.

The only machines that can provide awesome coffee is the semi automatics. Convenience really isn't an argument considering it takes about 3 minutes with a super and 5 with a semi. And you can even get semi's with pods to make brewing easier so all you have to do is put the pod in the portafilter, and turn the brew switch on.

One last thing, before you buy it, go out to a store and see it, for you will be surprised with the size. The looks of the front of the machine are nice, the size of it is tremendous.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Future of Coffee is Here
Wow! What a machine. This is not only great to look at but brews the best crema-topped coffee I have ever seen or tasted, flawlessly every time. For the cost of a daily visit to Starbucks for a year, you can have your own caffe-latte machine at home or at work. It is set up to give different users a choice of three cup sizes and three coffee strenghts. I prefer my coffee strong in a demitasse size cup, while my partner drinks an 8 oz. cup of "mild" coffee. We just push the touch pad and enter our preference and out comes perfect coffee, freshly ground, tamped and brewed in seconds. You can even add pre-ground decaf coffee in a special hopper and then switch to automatic grinding, tamping & brewing the next cup from whole bean coffee.
This is the future of coffee. Jura and Capresso got it right! ... Read more

9. Capresso 112.05 EspressoPro ThermoBlock Pump Espresso Machine with FrothXpress
list price: $300.00
our price: $249.99
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Asin: B000063XHJ
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Capresso
Sales Rank: 10298
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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Capable of producing one or two cups of creamy espresso at atime from either ground coffee or coffee pods, this machine has anelectronically controlled, 18-bar pump and 1,200 watts of power toensure topnotch performance. For creating cappuccinos and café lattés,the machine is equipped with Capresso's FrothXpress system, whichsteams milk and makes froth directly from a cold-milk container withoutthe need of a frothing pitcher. (A plastic, 32-ounce, coveredcontainer, which can be stored in the refrigerator, is included.) Toreduce calcification, Capresso's stainless-steel ThermoBlock systemprevents water from contacting aluminum inside the machine.

Features include a self-locking filter holder for easy operation;separate one-cup, two-cup, and coffee-pod filters; a 40-ounce removablewater container; and a control setting to quickly produce hot water fortea and hot chocolate or for converting an espresso into a caféAmericano. Made in Switzerland, the machine looks great on thecounter--a striking Art Nouveau design in rugged plastic, with achrome-colored head and black body. It measures 10-1/2 inches wide, 13inches high, and 10 inches deep, weighs 9 pounds, and carries aone-year warranty against defects. --Fred Brack ... Read more


  • Measures 10-1/2 by 13 by 10 inches; 1-year warranty
  • Produces 1 or 2 cups of espresso at a time; uses ground coffee or pods
  • Stainless-steel ThermoBlock heating system reduces calcification
  • Produces froth directly from included milk container; no pitcher needed
  • Rugged plastic Art Nouveau design; chrome-colored head, black body

Reviews (4)

2-0 out of 5 stars Will do the job, but can't recommend it.
I really wanted to like this machine. I was upgrading from a Krups steam powered espresso machine, and this seemed to fit the bill. Based on the positive reviews on Amazon, and a couple of other sited, I ordered it and waited with high hopes.

Unfortunately, I did not get a wonderful machine. Already, only two months later, I have tired of the limitations of this machine and have ordered a Rancilio Silvia, a bit more expensive, and much more worthy, espresso machine.

This machine is has a couple of things going for it if you're looking for a cheap way to make better espresso. First of all, it taakes ESE Pods. If you don't have the patience for making real espresso with fresh beans ground with a good quality grinder, the Pod system is the way to go. Second, it comes with a pressurized portafilter, which will create a false "crema" on the coffee with relatively low quality beans -- building a false sense of good espresso. Third, and lastly, the Froth XPress milk frother attachment is easy to use and dispenses a tasty milk foam onto the poor to fair quality espresso in your cup.

However, this machine has a lot of negative points that keep it from being anything but a beginner's toy. With the pressurized portafilter, you'll never be able to create a truly good espresso shot. The manual suggests to use a coarse ground coffee, which is a joke. I've found that the machine can't produce the heat or pressure necessary brew properly ground coffee at all.

If you are serious about espresso (and you should be, if you are already thinking about spending $250 + on a low end espresso machine) you should think about getting a real machine like the Sylvia or a Gaggia (the Espressione Grace Pump, soon available on Amazon, looks to be a fairly decent machine as well) and a good quality grinder to create acceptable coffee. Anything less would be doing a disservice to your wallet.

5-0 out of 5 stars Brewing for over a year
I was tired of paying $... per day for a mocha ($... if anyone else wanted one), not including the drive. Bought the predicessor to this machine (now showing discontinued and replaced by this model). I had no experience with making such drinks. I have had the machine for over a year now. I make mocha's for my wife and I almost every morning. We like them better than our local drive thru or Starbucks. There is a learning curve. It is overcome in short order. The grinder is important. I realized the other morning how well the machine had worked for us. I also realized I had bought it based on reviews, so felt obliged to write one myself. Only downside I found is that it will not handle half & half for "breve" drinks. Very simple to operate. Very simple to clean. Well worth the price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Espresso on a budget, THIS IS THE ONE!!!
If you are looking for a budget espresso machine which will make GREAT espresso and not take up too much counter space, YOU'VE FOUND IT!! This machine makes a perfect crema shot every time.

When I got back from Italy, I knew I couldn't start my day with drip coffee any more. I needed a machine and good beans.

I read the reviews and was afraid to by any of the machines in my price range because people said they were terrible. I had tried the Francis Francis and it made a terrible shot. Well the capresso was a gift and I set it up immediately, borrowed some Italian beans from a friend and brewed away. IT WAS GREAT.

I'm writing this reveiew after about a year of use. It is still great...every shot is great! It requires thorough cleaning about once every three months to keep up perfect brewing (we make two to four shots a day). It takes some time to get used to the tamping. And getting the right grind is essential. I recommend the Solis Maestro grinder. Its the cheapest quality burr grinder you're gonna find. And please...find GOOD ITALIAN BEANS. Illy is fine, but there are also a lot of fine small Italian companies which sell in the U.S. I get my beans shipped from Florence Italy which may seem extravagant, but its actually a lot cheaper than it would be to buy CRAPPY STARBUCKS espresso beans.

Now that you've read my review of the machine, I'll tell you the three most important things involved in a good cup of espresso. In order of importance:
1)The beans
2)The grinder
3)The machine

5-0 out of 5 stars Works with pods!
This is the first consumer espresso machine I have owned that actually will brew good crema espresso coffee using a pre-packaged pod. Not only that but it does a consistent job of producing superior crema espresso with just about any fresh coffee grounds, no matter what setting one uses.
We have owned several countertop espresso machines and this is the best pump machine we have had.
Highly recommend this as a good value. The only better machine is lots more money and it is the Capresso C1000 fully automatic espresso machine. ... Read more

10. Jura-Capresso 13212 Impressa F9 Limited-Edition Espresso Machine, Gold
list price: $5,499.00
our price: $3,999.00
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Asin: B00030J24W
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Capresso
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  • Measures 11 by 16 by 12-1/2 inches; 1-year limited warranty
  • Limited-edition commemorative espresso machine with touch-screen technology
  • 24-karat gold-plated front panels; ThermoBlock heating unit; commercial-grade conical burr grinder
  • Die-cast coffee spout; 15-bar pump; 64-ounce water tank; Dual Frother Plus for steaming or frothing manually
  • FrothXpress Plus, 2 Claris water filters, 6 cleaning tablets, and free coffee coupon included

11. Capresso 101.01 ThermoCoil Pump Espresso Machine, Black
list price: $250.00
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Asin: B00005A455
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Capresso
Sales Rank: 67858
Average Customer Review: 2.86 out of 5 stars
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Equipped with a powerful 1,200-watt coil for heating water in 50 seconds, this machine brews espresso after first steeping ground coffee for 4 seconds to extract maximum flavor. Thanks to the filter holder's two spouts, the espresso will flow into either one or two cups at the push of a button. And the sizes of the one- and two-cup pours can be adjusted from their factory settings (1-1/2 ounces and 3 ounces) by programming an electronic memory to any desired size up to 8 ounces. (By pushing another button to begin and end the brewing cycle and override the memory, the machine will produce up to 10 ounces.) To assure espresso is topped with thick crema, two etched sieves (for one or two cups) fit inside the filter holder. A scoop/tamper comes with the machine to fill the sieves with ground coffee and to damp it down.

For steaming and frothing milk to make cappuccinos, lattes, and hot chocolates and for delivering hot water for tea, the machine has a wand that rotates out to fit inside a pitcher or cup. (An instructional video accompanying the machine makes steaming, frothing, and espresso making easy to learn.) There's a removable 34-ounce water tank big enough for 20 cups of espresso and a removable drip tray to handle spillovers. The machine comes with a one-year warranty for defects. --Fred Brack ... Read more


  • Measures 10-1/2 by 9-1/2 by 10-1/2 inches; 1-year limited warranty
  • Brews 1-1/2 to 10 ounces of espresso; double brewing spout fills 2 cups at once
  • Memory button to electronically program desired cup sizes
  • Steaming wand froths milk for cappuccinos and caffe lattes
  • Instructional video and measuring scoop/tamper included

Reviews (7)

2-0 out of 5 stars Capresso Espresso Maker
Unit is unpredictable. Sometimes you get an excellent brew - other times it is weak. Have better success with the cheaper steam producing models.

5-0 out of 5 stars A machine that becomes great over time
After using this machine for 8 months, I am finally able to make a better more consistant cup of espresso than that which I can purchase at the local Starbucks or Coffee Bean. Here are several suggestions that may help with the machines usage;

Priming the machine by allowing a shot to be drawn through the coffee basket sans the coffee sieve, is necessary to increase the temperature of the coffee and some how primes the pump operation also.

Using the "M" button while pressing the 1 or 2 cup button allows for programmable shot amounts to be drawn (returning to former setting once machine is unplugged).

Using a grind that is perhaps slightly more fine that what is recommended by the video accompanying the machine may be necessary.

Properly clean this machine (inside above the coffee basket) without immersing any of it's component in water, or risk temporary or permanent malfunctioning of the electronics (which happened to me, fortunately my machine starting working after a couple of days of drying out).

Experiment with different types of espresso for strength, body etc. Realizing that roasted coffee is only good for about two weeks, eliminates the need to question the usefulness of the machine vs. the coffee-on-hand.

In addition, the frother/steamer is great and the machine controls are very unique.

The reviews I have read on many automatic espresso makers indicate that, the more you know about coffee, and the machine itself, the better your end product will be. But it may take time. If you have this machine it may be worth your while not to concede defeat through impatience, as the end result may be owning a machine that exceeds your expectations in the long run, as it did mine.

2-0 out of 5 stars Worked fine before, but now useless
As other reviewers have mentioned, we had to learn to let the machine heat up before making espresso. After that, we were satisfied. Now that we've used it for over two years, however, it has become an ornamental door stop as it no longer pumps at all. The trouble shooting instructions sometimes helped, but no longer. For the price we paid (two years ago), I expected a unit with higher quality and reliability.

2-0 out of 5 stars Oh-For-Two
I have owned two of these; they both broke. The first one right from the start would not pump properly no matter how the coffee was ground. The second now (after 7 months) pumps way too hard and blows the filter gasket frequently, spraying very hot water and coffee all over the counter.

When the second machine was working, it sometimes produced excellent espresso, but sometimes just dribbled weak coffee into the cups -- with no changes in type of bean or grind to account for the difference.

I'm going to try a Briel and see if it's possible to own a home machine for under $300 that works. I really miss my Gaggia that worked great for nearly 20 (!) years.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good after I figured it out.
I came very close to returning this product. At first I could not make a cup of coffee that was not luke warm. Also getting the fliter back in place was very difficult until I got the feel for it.

Eventually I learned not use too much milk and also to steam for a longer period. My old boiler based machine would steam faster, but now I understand that pump machines run cooler to avoid bitter coffee.

You must learn the proper order to do things. You have to run a heatup shot through the machine after turning it on OR after steaming milk. It is not necessary after making coffee. This gets everything nice and hot for making the espresso.

Generally, I start up, run a heatup shot, make however many shots of espresso, and then steam/froth the milk. This is the most efficient method.

My only major remaining complaint is that the filter will not let all of the water drain and I do not get a dry plug of grounds after making the coffee. ... Read more

12. Capresso 153.04 C3000 Automatic Coffee and Espresso Center, with Pump-Auto Cappuccino System
list price: $2,394.99
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Asin: B00004SU1R
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Capresso
Sales Rank: 66772
Average Customer Review: 4.42 out of 5 stars
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When feeling a little groggy in the morning, or wondering where the coffee measure was tossed, or when dreaming of hiring a personal barista, consider the Capresso 3000. With completely automatic functions and stylish good looks, it fulfills all of these desires and doesn't ask for tips.

Easy to pre-set, the Capresso 3000 wakes up first, warming itself up in preparation for the coffee to come. Just stumble into the kitchen, find a clean mug, and set it down under the adjustable coffee spout. If you're in the mood for a cappuccino, pour some milk into a separate cup, so that it can be steamed while the Capresso brews. Then select the quantity and style of coffee wanted by pressing one button and, about 50 seconds later, the espresso or coffee is steaming in the cup. The milk is ready in another 30 seconds or so.

The Capresso 3000 measures out the correct amount of coffee, grinds it according to specifications, tamps it into the filter, brews the espresso, adds water, for an Americano-style coffee, and then discards the used grounds into an easily removable tray. If you'd like an additional shot, it's ready to go. The milk steamer never runs out of steam, since it's run on a separate system, and the removable water tank holds 96 ounces of water. To insure that the Capresso 3000 always makes great-tasting coffee, it also comes with a water filter attachment, two sample water filters, six cleaning tablets, and water hardness test sticks. Oh, and one more thing--the espresso is superb, with a rich, heady cream that made me think I'd died and gone to Italy. --Julija Gelazis

Editor's note: This item may arrive with water inside from the manufacturer's pressure test. This is a normal occurrence and doesn't point to a problem with the machine. ... Read more


  • Measures 14 by 14 by 15-1/2 inches; 1-year limited warranty
  • Fully automated, programmable coffee, espresso, and cappuccino maker
  • Integrated burr coffee grinder; 96-ounce removable water tank for easy filling
  • Programmable timer, coffee strength, and temperature
  • Includes water filter attachment, 2 sample water filters, 6 cleaning tablets, and water-hardness test sticks

Reviews (19)

5-0 out of 5 stars Coffee Heaven
As advertised, this machine is a marvel of automation, with coffee and espresso available at the touch of a button. The unit cleans and monitors itself. It's really quite easy to use; there is a helpful video included with it. The coffee is "crema coffee" which is very flavorful; devotees of drip coffee may find it a bit stronger than what they're used to. Everything is customizable and programmable.

If you've had espresso/cappucino machines before, you know that the milk frothing is a total inconvenience. Not so with the c3000; just hook up the included milk container to the steam arm and you have LIMITLESS steamed milk. Great for hot chocolate (or Cafe and Coco)......

The only downside is that there is more plastic used in the construction of the unit than I would expect given the rather staggering price. deserve it!

5-0 out of 5 stars LOOK NO FURTHER
If you're like me you're probably thinking "HOW MUCH for a *&%$ cappucinno machine???? You've got to be kidding me." The fact of the matter is that it's worth every penny to me. You see, I'm a Starbucks addict, an affliction that I probably figure costs my wife and I upwards of $10/day, or, should I say, used to cost us $10/day.

I'm a little bit of a coffee snob, and have 3 cappuccino machines sitting in my garage gathering dust. The problem was, THEY ALL (...). Really. Way too much time to make a latte, a huge mess, and it NEVER TASTED quite right. If you're reading this, you know what I'm talking about.

This machine does it all. It grinds, it taps, it brews, and it makes PERFECT latte's (yes, just like Starbucks). There's a small canister that holds the milk that you can keep in the fridge. When you want to steam, pull it out of the fridge, plug it into the machine, and that's it. When it's all said and done, I don't think it takes me more than 3 minutes to set up, make 2 lattes, and clean up. Between the time I save schlepping to Starbucks AND the $10/day, I'm way ahead of the game.

Besides, you can knock out cappuccino for yourself and a half dozen of your snobby friends in less than 10 minutes!!!!

If a coffee house quality drink is important to you and you don't want to end up with one more useless machine, bite the bullet and buy something you'll be happy with.

The ONLY negative I can possibly think of to say about this machine is that I figured that for as much as they were charging for this machine, the thing should probably have been in some sort of cool looking brushed metal or copper, not plastic (the picture makes it look like metal, at least I thought it did).

Hope this helps.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not for Everybody
Owning and living with the C3000 for over a year, I encourage people to try this before they buy. It takes time to learn how to get good results from this machine. Although semi-automatic, I always make the coffees, due to it's many idiosyncrasies.

Pros: Water container and filter system is really superb. System cleaning is very easy, including periodic maintenance. System status / display panel very good and easy to use. Fast warm-up time, auto shutoff feature.

Cons: It is honestly not the best at extracting full flavor from the espresso beans (compared to my Brasilia) - you really need just the right beans for best results & the first shot is always a tosser. Also, since my SubZero keeps my milk real cold, I have to pre-heat my cups with hot water and even then it is tough to steam the milk to a high enough temperature for serving. Noisy when making coffee. Oily beans jam hopper on grinder.

Overall, I use it only to make quick coffees for myself. I certainly would never attempt to impress anyone with the quality of coffee it produces.

2-0 out of 5 stars Sent for service twice
After two to three months use the machine has clogged and had to be sent in for service. Clogging seems to occur after the message displays to clean machine with the tablet. After doing that, the trouble starts. When it is working it makes great coffee. Don't seem to get answers on how to fix it myself. They just tell me to send it back. Then I am without it for two to three weeks. The local rep has tried to be more helpful than Capresso customer service. Has anyone else experienced this problem?

5-0 out of 5 stars Better than most baristas
I did not think an automated system could make the quality of espresso every time.
It is just awesome. ... Read more

13. Capresso C1000 Automatic Coffee and Espresso Center with Claris Water Care System
list price: $1,100.00
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Asin: B00004SU1Q
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Capresso
Sales Rank: 14614
Average Customer Review: 4.29 out of 5 stars
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Capresso's C1000 is a complete coffee-bar system that filters water, grinds beans, tamps the fresh grind, brews the espresso, steams the milk, and then rinses and shuts off automatically. Its 1,250 watt ThermoCoil heating system heats up in just 30 seconds, and then is ready for whatever coffee drink is wanted next. It's possible to brew just one shot of espresso or one cup of pressure-brewed coffee or up to 16 ounces, with adjustable settings for coffee strength. This system does not have a timer to start the machine in the morning, though (so you'll have to do that yourself), but it's so speedy that fresh-ground coffee is ready in a couple of minutes.

A 64-ounce removable water container filters water for fresh taste, removing impurities and adding an organic substance that removes carbon and decreases decalcifying. The integrated conical burr grinder has 6 adjustable settings for coffee bean type and coarseness of grind. Its bean container holds 10 ounces (the machine also works with preground coffee), while a "Frother Feature" offers continuous steam output, dual settings for lattes and cappuccinos, and a hot-water dispenser for tea.

The system must be cleaned after brewing 200 coffee drinks, using special cleaning tablets. Extra parts, filtering cartridges, and cleaning tablets are available from the manufacturer, and there's a toll-free customer-service number. --Marcie Bovetz

Editor's note: This item may arrive with water inside from the manufacturer's pressure test. This is a normal occurrence and doesn't point to a problem with the machine. ... Read more


  • Measures 13 by 11 by 16 inches; 1-year limited warranty
  • Complete espresso center with filters water, grinds beans, and brews espresso
  • 1,250-watt ThermoCoil heating system heats up in just 30 seconds
  • 64-ounce removable water container filters water for fresh taste
  • Brushed stainless-steel with black accents

Reviews (41)

5-0 out of 5 stars Coffee Bliss
It's rare these days that something actually performs as advertised, but this machine delivers. It makes excellent espresso at the push of a button. No grinding, tamping or associated mess involved. The coffee crema is the best I've ever tasted. Capresso has added an instructional video along with the manual making the machine much easier to operate. Buy this machine, add good beans and you'll amaze yourself and your friends with the espresso drinks that this machine produces. The C1000 is expensive, but you get what you pay for. My only regret is that I spent so many years drinking bad coffee at home.

2-0 out of 5 stars Extremely convenient but mediocre coffee at best
When you're looking at superautomatic coffee machines in the < $1000 range, tradeoffs between convenience and quality are unavoidable. The C1000 is no exception. I have owned this machine for 18 months and it is definitely a HUGE timesaver. When I'm rushed in the morning, 30 seconds from cold to consistent "double ristretto" is nice. (It also excels at impressing my bobo neighbors so if you simply want a piece of kitchen jewelry then the C1000 is the way to go!) Unfortunately, the price you pay for convenience is pretty steep.

I put "double ristretto" in quotes above because I don't feel that this box really makes espresso. It's probably more accurate to call it cafe suisse. Every shot is pre-infused whether you like it or not, and unless your machine has been on for several hours, be prepared for lukewarm brew. The milk steamer is one of the worst designs I've ever seen. The wand is not only too short but also too close to the machine and practically unadjustable. It also requires a time-consuming and SLOPPY boiler purge every time you put the C1000 into or out of steaming mode.

As I said, if I'm rushing out the door then a C1000 will do. However, if I'm home alone on a weekend with time to spare then true espresso shots from my fully manual but higher-maintenance Rancilio Silvia will run circles around the C1000's cafe suisse.

5-0 out of 5 stars You'll never want to leave the house for coffee again!!!
I can't believe that I waited so long to buy this machine.

There is not a better machine made for coffee and espresso for the home. I tried numerous other machines just to save a few bucks and spent many disapointing tries to get coffee like this out of Krups. I even bought the top-of-the-line Palatino by Krups which had a bad water pump [TWICE!!!].

I was wondering what would be the benifit of upgrading to the c3000 model. The only thing I see different is the frothing system, larger water tank, and some extra computer capabilities. So, I can rest easily knowing that they both can make the same great cup of joe!

I never want to buy coffee in a coffee shop again. I know that it couldn't even come close. I now know that the only coffee I want to drink comes from my very own kitchen with my c1000.

Almost any coffee bean tastes great in this machine - it's the brew process that does it. You almost can't go wrong with any bean. But if you must have the very best, I found some great beans in Seattle at Torrefazione Italia. I can also buy them online at (

You only live once, and life is too short to drink bad coffee. Go ahead and spend the money now while you can enjoy it. I estimated that the price is equal to about 200 trips to Starbucks for my wife and I. Now we don't even have to wait in line!

5-0 out of 5 stars Finally -- Excellent Coffee in Seconds
My husband and I think this is one machine worth both its price and the counter space it takes up! For a truly awesome cup of morning joe in less than a minute, you can't go wrong. Yes, it's a little daunting to figure out at first. We had to watch the video a few times with our C1000 plugged in in front of us. And for the first few days we kept the instructions close by. But now the morning coffee routine is faster and easier than it ever was with our old coffee maker. And the coffee is so, so much better. Fresh ground beans! Crema! Hmm, think I'll go grab another cup...

4-0 out of 5 stars Noisy and Huge, but goood...
Bought this machine for my husband for Christmas. We've since made about 4-5 cups/day. Easy to figure out, although early on we had overly diluted coffee. Needed to experiment with grind coarseness. Our only complaint is the machine is huge, takes much more counter space than anticipated, and it is quite noisy. But it is great to be able to make such great coffee at the touch of a button. We buy Illy beans, which are excellent. Had a little problem early on, and got prompt answer to email questions from Capresso. Overall we're happy with the purchase. ... Read more

14. Capresso 351.01 Pump Espresso/Coffeemaker Capresso Bar
list price: $369.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00004SU1S
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Capresso
Sales Rank: 69278
Average Customer Review: 3.38 out of 5 stars
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This two-in-one, fully loaded, programmable espresso/cappuccino/digital coffee machine makes such good coffee, it will put your local coffee shop to shame. The ThermoCoil feature has the world's fastest heat-up time of 50 seconds (for those of you who can't wait for that mouthful of java) and a low-noise, 18-bar pump pressure that makes thick, full-bodied crema espresso. The milk frother has two settings for steaming and frothing milk, and a three-minute, continuous-power steam release. The memory feature recalls the size of your espresso cup, and two preset cup sizes prevent overflows.

The CapressoBar also boasts a programmable timer, an LED clock, and a soft-touch illuminated operating panel and two-hour safety shutoff for both units. This machine does a remarkable job of combining a coffee- and an espresso/cappuccino maker to produce professional results with the utmost convenience. Now all we need are the biscotti.--Marcela Broussard

Editor's note: This item may arrive with water inside from the manufacturer's pressure test. This is a normal occurrence and doesn't point to a problem with the machine. ... Read more


  • Measures 15 by 10 by 12-1/4 inches; 1-year limited warranty
  • 2-in-1, fully loaded, programmable espresso/cappuccino/digital coffee machine
  • Low-noise, 18-bar pump pressure makes thick, full-bodied crema espresso
  • ThermoCoil feature with 50-second heat-up time; programmable serving size
  • LED display; illuminated soft-touch buttons; 2-hour auto shut-off for maximum safety

Reviews (8)

5-0 out of 5 stars A good product for all things intended
Admittedly, my first one had a steamer probem, and was promptly replaced under warranty (I got it off eBay - it was a store demo model, soooo . . .) - I've had that replacement from Capresso for over 3 years now, and it's still making very nice espressos, continues to froth or steam milk well (though, I wish the arm was placed higher, but not a big deal) and it makes fine drip coffee. Programmability is certainly interesting, but I only go for standard shot sizes and otherwise use the timer to start coffee for morning wakeups. This is a very easy to clean and use unit - well designed in both regards.

Sure, you can easily find more expensive, rather serious Italian espresso machines to complement a separate drip (or other) coffee maker - but, this has made satisfying coffee/cap/espresso, been very convenient and easy to use, saved counter space and has lasted well for me.

2-0 out of 5 stars Great espresso - poor cappuccino
This product makes very good espresso with the right amount of 'crema'. However, the milk steamer worked well for only 10 months and can no longer be used to make cappuccinos. I did follow the direcetions and clean it regularly but it still became useless.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Cappuccino
This machine does it all! It took a few times of watching the instructional tape to get down some of the features but now making espresso or cappuccino is a snap and one of the hottest cups of coffee I have ever had at home, or any restaurant. The frother makes great foam for cappuccino or latte's. I read some of the previous reviews and frankly I was shocked. This machine is great from the top down. I recommend it whole-heartedly. The only negative thing thus far is, the lid for the water tank on the espresso side pops off occasionally when you push it all the way back. No Worries! Just pop it back on. The espresso and cappuccino is so good we haven't even gotten to make any drip coffee yet! :)

2-0 out of 5 stars Overpriced , Nor good enough for serious coffee fans.
I've owned the CoffeeBar for a few years now, and I've finally decided that the time has come to order an Italian machine. My Capresso has been sent back twice for repair. The first time when it was new because the pump wouldn't brew properly, but only dribble very weak espresso. They sent me a new unit, which worked better for awhile, but eventually began to produce very inconsistant results. The computer that measures the shots has became erratic and delivers different pours each time. Very frustrating. When it went back this time, it was returned with no explanation of the repairs made and no real improvement. I called the company and spoke to a woman who could only be described as surly, but who passe me on to a technician who said the machine only needed cleaning. Each repair after the warranty expires costs (...) no matter what they do, so I guess I paid to have the thing cleaned, which I had already done trying to get it to work before I sent it back. I should point out that each time I sent the machine back to Capresso to fix the espresso component, the drip coffee maker went too, of course, which has been a bit inconvenient. My new machine will be arriving by UPS any day. (A Racilio Sylvia) This machine costs only a little more than my soon to be retired CoffeeBar. True it has no drip machine attached, but I think I would prefer to have a separate drip machine anyway.
So, if you're really serious about your coffee drinks, you can do much better for the money than this.

2-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money
Although the theory works, in practice, the machine is not worth the money. The Espresso maker only works with very coarse ground coffee, put anything in that is a little finer and the system comes to a grinding halt. The drip side works fine although you could get the same functionality for a fraction of the cost. ... Read more

15. Capresso C1500 Fully Automatic Coffee and Espresso Center with FrothXpress and Claris Water Care System
list price: $1,750.00
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Asin: B00008I8NU
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Capresso
Sales Rank: 40868
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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An excellent machine for the exacting home barista, the Capresso C1500 is engineered for maximum user choice and meticulously consistent results. Built with an 18-bar power pump, the C1500 grinds, tamps, and brews a shot of espresso in 50 seconds. It also automatically froths milk or delivers hot water without the waiting period of lesser machines, thanks to its dual 1450-watt ThermoBlock heating system. In addition, a six-setting solid steel conical burr grinder and a two-step pre-infusion cycle ensure optimum flavor, perfect crema, and ideal aroma. The CLARIS water filtration system removes impurities and heavy metals for clearer, better taste.

The control panel on the C1500 is a straightforward set up, with a menu that includes three strengths, two quantities, two temperatures, and a setting for pre-ground beans. A blue-lit, two-line, electronic display delivers simple instructions in six languages and prompts you when water is low, the filter needs changing, or the used grounds hopper has filled up. You can also fine-tune your machine for automatic shut-off times and local water hardness levels. For simple maintenance, the C1500 comes with a pre-programmed automatic cleaning cycle that ensures excellent flavor and prolongs the life of the machine.

A beauty on the countertop or under a kitchen cabinet, the C1500 features a silver metallic finish with chrome buttons and a stainless steel grid. It comes with an adjustable coffee spout, a separate funnel for pre-ground coffee, an 8-ounce bean hopper, and a 64-ounce water tank. It measures 13 by 11 by 16 inches and comes with an instructional booklet and video. A full one-year warranty covers home use, while a six-month one applies to office operation. --Emily Bedard ... Read more


  • Measures 13 by 11 by 16 inches;1-year home use warranty, 6-month office use warranty
  • Illuminated 2-line dialog system displays concise instructions
  • Solid-steel conical burr grinder with 6 settings; stainless-steel-lined ThermoBlock unit
  • Integrated pure-water system cleans brewing water, improves taste
  • FrothXpress system steams and froths unlimited amounts of milk

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars a lot of money, but worth it
I've had my capresso c1500 for several months now and have had no problems with it whatsoever. I've made cappucinos, expresso, hot chocolate, tea, and of course coffee with it. Every cup has been as good as the last. I haven't noticed any deterioration in the quality over time.

Not only does it produce quality coffee, but it's easy to operate and requires almost no cleaning on your part. "Cleaning" consists of changing the water filter every 6 months or so (when the machine tells you to) and placing a cleaning tablet in the machine (when it tells you to) about that often as well - the machine takes care of the rest. I couldn't be happier!

1-0 out of 5 stars C1500 - after 800 cups - it has problems!
I'm on my second C1500. My mother has the same unit and is getting ready to return it to the store after a bad customer support experience with Capresso Phone Support. She's on #2 going to #3! A store manager where I bought my unit has the same problem...

After about 800 cups, the whole bean coffee comes out very weak. The tamper quits working.The only thing that works is the "pre-ground" method. Very disappointing. Funny that we all have had the same bad experience.

Nice overall look and simple controls. But one must question the mechanics of this system. Not reliable.

4-0 out of 5 stars TOO BIG...okay machine
First of all, I would like to point out that the only Saeco that isn't likely to break within its first two years is the Saeco Royal Proffesional, otherwise the Capresso will surely outlast the Saeco.

First of all, the dials on this thing are wonderful and very easy to understand, it is just not as convenient as pressing a button, but it is close. THE MACHINE IS TOO BIG. All if the Jura Capresso machines are plagued with monstronsity that is very unappealing. There are many super automatic machines that aren't plagued with the huge construction.

The froth Express is wonderful, and that can be a large motivation for buying the machine. Although you can't get the same quality as with a commercial style steamer, you get steamed milk very easily and if that is what is important, then this really is the machine for you.

One major thing that bites me about all the Capressos is if anything, anything at all goes wrong with the internal parts of the machine, you must send it in. Going off in a tangent, because the only access you have to the inside of the machine is to the dump box, you can't clean the brew group yourself. This can either be a good thing or a bad thing. It is good for you only have to put in one of Capresso's tablets in the bypass doser every two to four weeks. That bad thing is that the pills are expensive, you can only use their pills, and you must use their pills if you want the machine to last.

I again stress that the coffee from this machine is NOWHERE as good as the espresso that you get from a semi automatic machine. And I remind you that there are machines like the nespresso, and Francis Francis where you can use pods which make the extraction process easier. You can also get a specialized filter basket for the Gaggia's and the Rancilios so you can use pods. Pods allow you to use the convenience of a super automatic, but with a higher flavor, aroma and smoothness. All the shots that I pull from my Rancillio Silvia are much better than those from the Capressos (and super automatics in general).

In conclusion.... this is a good machine, it is about 400 dollars too expensive, and there are other machines (like the Syncrony series from Gaggia, and if you want to go with Saeco, saeco has a few machines with a double boiler, which allows you to go from steaming to brewing with no weight time at a fraction of the cost). Remember, all super automatics can give you the same quality coffee as long as they are about 500 and up. The reason why they differ in price is all about the features.

Keep in mind:

1. You can get better coffee from semi automatics. To make an espresso with a super automatic generally takes 3 minutes when espressos take 5 minutes on a semi automatic. So the tradeoff is quality for ease of use.

2. Although this machine is well made, like all super automatics, it has more parts and is much more likely to break than a semi automatic. Lives on super automatics are generally around 5-7 years depending on the use and care and semi's boast 10-15 years. So remember, no matter how much money you spend on a machine, inevitably, you will have to replace it in 7 years at max.

3. Finally price. This machine is overpriced and there are machines cheaper. So it all comes down to the features. I would look elsewhere before setting your mind on this one. If this one looks the best out of all of them, this is for you, otherwise continue researching.

4. MOST IMPORTANT - selection of a machine generally takes people 3-6 months, so do some research. There is a lot of information out there which will further assist you in your decision.

Too expensive
Nice features
Good BUT NOT great coffee
mediocre frothing quality


5-0 out of 5 stars Professional quality espesso drinks every time
Finally an espresso maker for the mechanically disadvantaged. This machine does it all and is so easy to operate. Absolutely perfect crema on every cup of espresso and coffee. Great frothing and steaming capability. It is even great for dispensing hot water for soup and tea. We use this every day in our office and it is practically idiot proof. It needs to be watered and cleaned like any good pet and it will tell you when it's time to clean or add water.
We first saw these in Switzerland and then were delighted to see them in the U.S. We have one in the office and are adding one at home. We love this unit!

5-0 out of 5 stars i'm rationalizing the price...
it's expensive but this is a great machine and i would probably spend this much at a place like starbucks over the course of a year or so.

the interface is straight forward, the video tape runs through the operations clearly, it looks really nice on the counter, it's easy to clean, it's easy to maintain (for the past two months that i've had it anyway) and it makes about as good a cup of espresso or coffee as i've ever had. not much i can say further about the espresso and coffee, it produces nice crema, is quick and just does an excellent job -- if there is any opportunity to taste it a friend's or neighbor's, you'll know its worth.

the c1500 makes coffee from regular to x-strong for either one or two cups at a time. the size setting goes in 0.5oz increments from 1oz to 7.5oz. per cup and the burr grinder can be adjusted from fine to corse (have to do it while it's grinding, though and i believe the dial has 7 increments) and there is a separate intake for pre-ground so you can easily brew decaf (yuck) instead. there are adjustments for water hardness, alerts for decalcifying based on this, an included claris filter (which negates the need to decalcify) and a decent frother.

the control panel will alert you when the water tank (64 oz removable tank) needs refilling, when you need to refill coffee beans, when you need to decalc or change filter, when it needs to do a self purge or rinse (it always requires a rinse at startup) -- and there is a little cheat sheet in a the hidden panel where you set the little use options -- water hardness, language, coffee temp, etc.

a wonderful machine that will get a lot of use in anyone's kitchen, simple to use and a pleasure to own. ... Read more

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