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Great machine for bargain price
on 22 June 2017
This is a great machine, and so very competitively priced. I used to own a Impressa J5 (RRP £1295) and this machine is almost identical. The only main differences being no bypass for pre-ground coffee (which I never used) and the need to turn a switch manually to process the milk (but for the sake of saving so much money I have no problem with this)
The machine does not do all the different variants of coffee listed in the description, so if there is a particular mix you want then it is best to check on the jura site for the exact list of what this does. Having said that since it is all programmable it would be possible to amend one program to do what you may need. For me the main uses are long black, espresso, long black with a bit of milk and an occasional cappuccino. This does all magnificently.
It is possible to pre-set the coffee strength and my partner likes it strong. on the J5 I had to set the grind to the finest and the strength to xtra strong. Even then it was barely strong enough. This machine, with the grind mid way, the full strength was too strong and I had to wind it back! A great result.
This machine produces better coffee than the J5. I am very pleased with my purchase and I hope it lasts as long as the old one (over 10 years)