Jura Impressa A9 Review – How Does It Compare?

Review Summary

Editor’s rating: 3.8 Star Editor's Rating

Jura Impressa A9 P.E.P One-Touch Automatic Espresso Machine (Renewed)Jura’s coffee makers are some of the best on the market. How can they not be, when Jura takes care of their users by integrating features and technologies in their coffee makers that make for great coffee quality. The Jura Impressa A9 also uses these features and technologies.

The Impressa A9 coffee machine is here to offer a lot of different coffee drinks with good quality and programmability options. This coffee maker is great for coffee drinkers who don’t drink coffee too much and those who are not that picky about certain things related to their coffee. That said, let’s see what the Jura Impressa A9 is all about.

Key Features:

  • 12 different specialties
  • Dimensions: 9.4’’ x 17.5’’ x 12.7’’
  • Weight: 23lb
  • Coffee bean hopper
  • Fine Foam technology
  • Bypass doser
  • TFT display
  • Adjustable coffee strengths
  • Four adjustable grind sizes
  • Goes into energy-saving mode after 5 minutes
  • Automatically turns off after 2 hours of being inactive
  • Programmable
  • Adjustable coffee spouts
  • The container can hold the debris of up to 10 brewing cycles
Did You Know?
The Jura Impressa A9 has received the Good Design Award in October 2015. The Good Design Award is one of the most prestigious award programs in the world with a lot of products coming in to compete for it. The competition is on the design, technologies, new ideas, and more.

The good

  • Good quality of the coffee
  • Great for people who don’t drink a lot of coffee
  • Easy to use
  • Great performance
  • Very nice design

The bad

  • The boiler’s temperature cannot be adjusted
  • The water reservoir is with a capacity of 37oz, which might not be ideal for some people
  • Only 4 grind sizes on the grinder

What Are Some Alternatives to the Jura Impressa A9?

Jura 15097 E8 Espresso Coffee Machine, 28 cm x 35 cm x 35.1 cm, Chrome The Jura E8

The Jura E8 is a nice alternative to the Jura Impressa A9. The E8 uses the six-level AromaG3 grinder, and it has a lot of Jura’s coffee maker technologies. Such technologies include the P.E.P. and the Intelligent Pre-Brew Aroma System. This machine offers you 12 different specialties at the touch of a button.

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Read our full review of the Jura E8, or how it compares to the Jura E6.


Miele CM6350 Graphite Grey Countertop Coffee Machine, Medium The Miele CM6350

Another great alternative to the A9 is the Miele CM6350. This coffee machine has a Direct Sensor Control Panel, can make coffee for two, can have up to four user profiles, and has a cup warmer. It is a bit more expensive than the Jura Impressa A9, but it is worth the money.

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About the Award-Winning Design of the Jura Impressa A9

Jura Impressa A9 P.E.P One-Touch Automatic Espresso Machine (Renewed)

The Jura Impressa A9 comes in piano black. It resembles the Jura A1, but it also has some similarities with the ENA Micro 1 and the ENA Micro 9 as well.

This is a coffee machine that will be a great, discrete ornament for your kitchen or office space. It measures 9.4’’ x 17.5’’ x 12.7’’ and weighs 23 pounds. Its design will provide you with the comfort of use that you need from a coffee maker.

The bean hopper of this machine is located on its top, and the water reservoir is on the side of the machine. Both of them are easily accessible. The tray of the machine is easy to remove and clean, and the coffee spouts are adjustable in the range of 2.2 to 5.4 inches.

How Does the Jura Impressa A9 Brew Your Coffee?

To get your desired coffee drink, select one of the drinks from the menu on the TFT display. The drinks have a picture next to them, so getting the drink you want will be easy.

This coffee maker uses a grinder with four adjustable grind sizes and conical burrs. Unfortunately, the boiler temperature cannot be adjusted like on some higher-end Jura machines (the Z6, for example). However, the drinks are very hot once they get extracted. On the other hand, the milk quantity, coffee strength, and the specialties available are programmable.

For milk drinks, you’ll need a container for the milk in which you’ll put the frothing tube included in the box. You cannot regulate the temperature of the froth, but the froth will be sweet and creamy because the machine uses Jura’s Fine Foam technology.

In case you want to use ground coffee, there’s a bypass doser for that on the A9.

Cappuccino Doppio and Latte Macchiato Doppio – What Kind of Drinks Are These?

With the Jura Impressa A9, you have the option to enjoy a cappuccino doppio or macchiato doppio. These drinks are twice as strong as the cappuccino and the macchiato respectively.

Is Cleaning the Coffee Maker a Struggle?

Cleaning the Jura Impressa A9 is easy. The machine has a cleaning, rinsing, and descaling program for the coffee system and a cleaning program for the milk system. It is also very easy to clean its tray by rinsing it. To improve the taste of your coffee and minimize the need for descaling, you can use a water filter on the A9.

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FAQ About the Jura Impressa A9

1. What is the largest quantity of coffee that the Jura Impressa A9 can brew in one cycle?

This machine can brew the maximum of one coffee of 8oz or two coffees of 8oz per cycle.

2. Can I use some milk other than regular milk on the Jura Impressa A9?

Yes, you can use any type of milk that you want when making coffee on this machine.

3. Is the water reservoir easy to remove and refill?

Yes, the tank is easy to remove and refill, and you’ll need a clearance of a few inches to detach it from the machine.

4. How often do I need to clean my Jura Impressa A9?

For the most part, this will depend on how much coffee you drink. If you are a heavy coffee drinker, you’ll probably need to clean the tray of the A9 every day or every other day.

As for the brewing system, the coffee maker will let you know when it needs to be cleaned. For this, you will need a tablet that you can insert into the machine through its bypass doser. The machine also rinses the brewing system when you turn it on and before it turns off.


The Jura Impressa A9 is a nice coffee maker. Even though there are some very nice alternatives to it on the market, this coffee machine does its job well and makes good-quality coffee. The size of its tank and bean hopper make it suitable for small households or single users. If you think that the A9 can meet your needs, you should consider buying it.

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8 thoughts on “Jura Impressa A9 Review – How Does It Compare?”

  1. What’s the best coffee beans and the best ground coffee for the A9? Read something about oily coffees or something, not sure…

    • We’re glad to have gotten a comment from you, Cindy!! :)) ☕

      There’s not a rule as to which type of coffee you should use on a Jura A9, so you are free to enjoy the one that you like… if the beans are not too oily, yes, you’ve got that part right. Oily beans can get jammed in the hopper easily and they can clogg up the grinder and the brew system of the machine. To avoid oily coffee blends, choose a blend that contains both Arabica and Robusta beans in it or one with Robusta beans only. Robusta coffee tends to have less oils than Arabica.
      Also, it is darker roasted coffees that are usually the oiler ones. Another good thing to do to have a better time with your Jura is to avoid flavored coffee beans since, like oily beans, they can be pretty sticky as well.

      Here are some good coffee blends that are not that oily if you like dark-roasted coffee (as you can see, you can still get by even if you like dark coffee blends :)) ):
      – Filicori Zecchini Forte Café

      – Kicking Horse Whole Bean Coffee

      – Death Wish Ground Coffee

      – Koffee Kult Coffee Beans Dark Roasted

      If you’re on the medium roasted side, here are some other good coffee blends for you:
      – Lavazza Super Crema Whole Bean Coffee Blend

      Time for a coffee break!! :)) ☕ We hope that you’ll like one of the blends we offered you! Take care!

  2. I wouldn’t doubt Jura, but I see why you rated it with 3.5 stars. There’s nothing wrong with it as far as performance is concerned, though, right? Or should I be aware of such kinds of issues as well?

    • Hi there, Mr/Mrs/Ms/Miss Anonymous!! We’re glad you reached out to us! :)) ☕

      When it comes to the performance of the Jura A9, there seem to be mixed opinions. Some people complain that there are flaws in its design, that it stops working after a year or so, and that it gets damaged occasionally. Others say that the machine does what it’s advertised to do and that it makes great coffee drinks.
      Based on our experience, Jura is a reliable company that makes great coffee machines. However, we think that a coffee machine alternative to the Jura A9 would be a very safe bet. :))
      These are the two alternative coffee machines that we mentioned in our Jura A9 article:

      Jura E8

      Miele CM6350 – Graphite Grey Coffee Machine

      Any interesting coffee drink that you’ve made today? :)) ☕ We made ourselves Bananitos!! Stay well!!

  3. How effective are the cleaning tablets for the Jura A9? Is it okay to clean the pipes with vinegar? Trying to calculate the additional costs here, I like good coffee, but additional costs… I dislike them :))))))))

    • Hello, barber John!! We like the smile emoji that you used at the end of your comment, it reminds us of the one we use!! :)) ☕

      We highly recommend you use the cleaning tablets that Jura manufactures. Vinegar is a good product, but it’s best to save it for those delicious salads. :)) By using a Jura maintenance product you support and optimize the overall performance of a Jura coffee machine, its brew system, milk system, and the water reservoir. These maintenance products are specifically designed for Jura machines and are the best way to maintain your Jura machine. :))

      You can purchase your Jura cleaning tablets by clicking on the following link:

      Thank you for your question and please come back to read more articles on coffee machines and everything that has to do with coffee!! :)) ☕

    • Hi there!! Thank you for your question!! :)) ☕

      The simplest answer to your question is that Amazon is very reliable and offers a lot of discounts and other kinds of perks for its customers. Online shopping is also very stress and effort-free since you only have to click a few buttons to get your product shipped. And trust us, Amazon has had many years to learn how to simplify and optimize the shopping experience of their customers!! :))

      We think we can count on you asking us any other questions that you might have as well. :)) Enjoy your coffee and take care! :)) ☕


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