Jura Z9 Review

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Jura IMPRESSA Z9 Automatic Coffee Machine, Black Many professional baristas and coffee lovers consider the Jura Z9 to be a great coffee machine. This is understandable when you think about all the great features that the machine has. Many programmability settings, a great grinder, milk and coffee spouts, and a great design are the things that separate the Z9 from other machines in its class.

The Z9 was designed with a big water tank and bean hopper. This makes the machine perfect for big families who like drinking coffee and for workplaces. The machine works very fast, is highly reliable, and will not wake up anyone in your house when working because it works quietly.

Key features:

  • Intelligent Pre-Brew Aroma System
  • Dual thermoblock boilers
  • Aroma+ grinder
  • 96-ounce water reservoir
  • 10-ounce bean hopper
  • Adjustable milk and coffee spouts
  • Hot water spout
  • Integrated rinsing, cleaning, and descaling programs
  • LCD screen
  • Rotary switch

Pros

Has many programmable settings

Very big tank

Big bean hopper

Comes with a milk carafe

Makes the coffee drinks quietly

Cons

Very expensive

It’s a big machine

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The tank on the Jura Z9 is enormous

The Jura Z9 is quite a big machine and it has a very large water reservoir. The tank on this machine can hold up to 96 ounces of water, so you can drink as much coffee as you want and not worry about having to refill the tank so often. However, once it’s time to refill the tank, the machine will prompt you to do that.

The tank on the Z9 is also easy to remove from the machine, and you don’t need a lot of clearance to remove it. That being the case, you can put the machine everywhere you want in your kitchen or office.

Jura IMPRESSA Z9 Automatic Coffee Machine, Black Where does the Z9 keep your coffee beans?

The Z9 has a 10 ounce bean hopper for the coffee beans of your preference. The hopper is well-closed to preserve the freshness of the coffee until the coffee reaches your cup. Something nice about the Z9 is that it electronically monitors the hopper and will let you know when you need to refill it.

Right next to the bean hopper on the Jura Z9 is the Aroma+ grinder and the bypass doser. In case you want to switch from whole-bean coffee to pre-ground coffee, you can put up to two scoops of coffee in the bypass doser on the Jura Z9.

The grinder on this machine has 7 grind settings, which means that you can pick the coarseness of the grind with precision.

Program your drinks the way you want them

The Jura Z9 is an espresso machine that’s always ready to make your coffee-related wishes come true. On this machine you can program the volume and strength of your coffee and experiment with the temperature of the brewing water. Furthermore, you can also program the amount of milk that goes into your drink and add just that amount of milk that is perfect for you.

Other than that, the Z9 allows you to change the names of the coffee drinks in the menu and give them the names that you want. You can also remove products from the menu and personalize the display of the machine by setting the background you like or changing the contrast.

This machine makes many coffee specialties such as single and double espresso, coffee and two coffees, cappuccino, latte macchiato, and ristretto. You can also get hot water and hot milk from the machine, which is perfect for making tea, oatmeal, or hot chocolate.

On the milk carafe that comes with the machine

You probably love drinking milk-based coffee drinks if you’re interested in the Jura Z9. But not only does this espresso machine make drinks with milk – it also comes with a special milk carafe for you to froth your milk in and store it in the fridge afterwards.

This milk carafe is made of stainless steel and will keep your milk cool for hours. To steam the milk, connect the carafe with the steaming hose and connect the hose to the upper part of the milk spout.

The milk spout on the Jura Z9 is great for making cappuccinos and latte macchiatos. With this spout, you won’t have to move your cup to make your milk-based drink since the spout lets both milk and coffee run through it. There’s also a dial on the spout that lets you adjust the froth to your preferences.

Jura IMPRESSA Z9 Automatic Coffee Machine, Black Adjustable spouts

Once you’ve decided on how you want you drink to be made, the machine will dispense the coffee through either the coffee spout system or the milk spout system. Both the coffee and the milk spouts are height-adjustable, and the coffee spouts are also butterfly spouts, so you can adjust them to the width of your cups.

Cleaning the Jura Z9

Jura really helps their customers keep the machines clean all the time. Because of this, Jura’s machines are always relying on technologies and features that take care of the hygiene of the coffee makers.

The Jura Z9 will remind you when it’s time to clean it and descale it. The machine also performs automatic cleaning and rinsing, but if you think that it should be cleaned, you can program it to start the cleaning process anytime you want.

There’s also a water hardness indicator that you’ll get with the machine to test the hardness of the water you’ll be using for your tank. Furthermore, the Jura Z9 comes with a filter that eliminates the minerals and the chlorine from your water to keep the machine clean and to make sure that your coffee doesn’t taste bad.
The machine will also remind you to clean the milk system every time you’ll use it to make a milk-based drink.

FAQ about the Jura Z9

Can the Jura Z9 be programmed to make coffee in a particular time?

No, this espresso machine can’t do that. However, the technologies that the Z9 relies on make sure that the drink that your prefer is made in less than 60 seconds.

How many bean hoppers does this espresso machine have?

The Jura Z9 has one bean hopper.

How good is the milk frother on the Z9?

The Z9 has a great milk frother which you can adjust to customize the froth to you preferences.

Conclusion

Big and expensive espresso machines are certainly not on everyone’s list, but if they happen to be on your list the Jura Z9 is definitely a good choice. The programmability options on this machine make it stand out from a lot of the espresso machines in its class. Furthermore, the machine working fast and quietly is definitely something many people look for in espresso machines.

So, is the Jura Z9 a good espresso machine for you? We can’t answer that question for you, but we do hope that our review will help you figure it out.

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