Jura Impressa A9 Review

Editor’s rating: 3.8 stars

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.

 

A better alternative:

Jura E8

Miele CM6310

Review summary

Our rating: 3.8 stars

Jura’s coffeemakers are one of the best coffeemakers on the market. How can they not be, when Jura takes care of their users by integrating features an technologies in their coffeemakers that make for a great coffee quality.  The Jura Impressa A9 also uses these features and technologies.

The Impressa A9 is here to offer a lot of different coffee drinks with good quality and programmability options.  This coffeemaker 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
  • Container can hold the debris of up to 10 brewing cycles

Pros

Good quality of the coffee

Great for people who don’t drink a lot of coffee

Easy to use

Great performance

Very nice design

Cons

The boiler’s temperature cannot be adjusted

Water reservoir is with a capacity of 37oz, which might not be ideal for some people

Only 4 grind sizes on the grinder

 

About the award-winning design of the Jura Impressa A9

The Jura Impressa A9 comes in piano black and 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 coffeemaker.

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 coffeemaker uses a grinder with four adjustable grind sizes and conical burrs. Unfortunately, the boiler temperature cannot be adjusted. 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 dopio or macchiato dopio. These drinks are twice as strong as the cappuccino and the macchiato respectively.

Is cleaning the coffeemaker 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.

 

FQA about the Jura Impressa A9

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.

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.

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.

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 coffeemaker will let you know when it needs to be cleaned. For this, you will need a tablet which 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.

 

What are some alternatives to the Jura Impressa A9?

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 coffeemaker 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.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CDEPF14/ref=psdc_14163731_t3_B0197ZRUV0

Miele CM6310

Another great alternative to the A9 is the Miele CM6310. 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.

https://www.amazon.com/Miele-CM6310-White-Coffee-Machine/dp/B015630ETC

 

 

Conclusion

The Jura Impressa A9 is a nice coffeemaker. 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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