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Da Klugs
11-11-2011, 02:57 PM
Been thinking about this for a while.

Consumer vs maker of these types of beverages so thinking automatic is the way for me to go.

Any reason not to go with this one?

Jura-Capresso Impressa Z7 One Touch

icehog3
11-11-2011, 03:28 PM
I would get the one Allan had in KC, it reads you the paper and gives you an HJ too. ;)

gorob23
11-11-2011, 03:38 PM
I would get the one Allan had in KC, it reads you the paper and gives you an HJ too. ;)

I'm getting 2 just in case the 1st one ever needs repair...;s

Rob :tf

Resipsa
11-11-2011, 05:00 PM
Pricey.

BUT. A friend has one and it makes a very good drink. If you're not going to bury yourself in the details of grind size, tamp pressure and all the analosity that goes along with the manual side of espresso based drinks, this is an excellent fully automatic rig Dave:banger

germantown rob
11-11-2011, 05:42 PM
Here is a machine that users of super auto have talked very highly of http://www.chriscoffee.com/products/home/espresso/monzasuperauto
Chris' is a great place to do business with and they stand behind their machines, it is worth a call to talk to Chris or Mary and see what they have to say.

The Jura machine are considered disposable, I have seen many post that they are on their third machine in 6 years.

markem
11-11-2011, 05:48 PM
The one that bigwaved has is stellar. Enjoyed many a cuppa from that excellent machine.

Resipsa
11-11-2011, 06:38 PM
The one that bigwaved has is stellar. Enjoyed many a cuppa from that excellent machine.

I think panty boy has th same machine as me Mark.

Great machine, but not a super auto.

Resipsa
11-11-2011, 06:40 PM
Here is a machine that users of super auto have talked very highly of http://www.chriscoffee.com/products/home/espresso/monzasuperauto
Chris' is a great place to do business with and they stand behind their machines, it is worth a call to talk to Chris or Mary and see what they have to say.

The Jura machine are considered disposable, I have seen many post that they are on their third machine in 6 years.

Plus you'd have a hometown brother that could pick up parts for you;)

Chris is right down the road from me

pektel
11-11-2011, 07:06 PM
What do people think of Miele brand machines? One of my distributors carries them, and iirc retail for about 2500.

Totally shooting from the hip, as I never researched them. Just had a cup or 2 every time I go there, and it's always excellent.
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gorob23
11-11-2011, 10:07 PM
The one that bigwaved has is stellar. Enjoyed many a cuppa from that excellent machine.

Ok so which one is it???

I looked at the one Mr. Nee bought.

Breville BES860XL Barista Express


I Almost got it before he did, but didn't pull the trigger...don't ask....then saw it in action because Tristan was making them as fast as he could.

I still don't know it is a lot of money. My oldie made about 5 oz of expresso that I split between 2 cup with a little foam each and every day ..good stuff.

Mr. Nee swears his can make that much but I am kinda getting used to drinking plain coffee :sh

Rob :cf2

Da Klugs
11-12-2011, 12:19 AM
Pricey.

BUT. A friend has one and it makes a very good drink. If you're not going to bury yourself in the details of grind size, tamp pressure and all the analosity that goes along with the manual side of espresso based drinks, this is an excellent fully automatic rig Dave:banger

Trigger pulled!

http://www.jlhufford.com/images/jura-z7.jpg

got the cup warmer and milk cooler and a bunch of other stuff. Now the waiting.

For my office so need a push the button clean deal. Dont hate me you purists!

icehog3
11-12-2011, 01:30 AM
Dont hate me you purists!

Please, no racial comments on Cigar Asylum. ;)

Da Klugs
11-14-2011, 10:38 PM
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OpusEx
11-15-2011, 05:53 AM
Jack has the Z5, I've always enjoyed the cups I've had from it (numerous!) & he's had it for quite some time now with no problems to my knowledge. Best of luck with yours & enjoy!

Mister Moo
11-15-2011, 06:45 AM
The trick is finding a good blend of local fresh roasted coffee. I have heard Maxwell House comes up short. As always, anyone with enough dough to burn a wet mule should order bi-monthly from UncleBeanz or Intelligensia.

Mikes
11-15-2011, 11:53 AM
I have also had a cup or two from Jacks place. Liked it... You should be pleased with your Jura. If I had not gotten the Nuova Simonelli Microbar this was going to be what I went with as well.

Stay wired my friend ;o)

Mikes

shilala
11-15-2011, 12:47 PM
I'm guessing the new sweet baby has shown up?
I'd like to hear how she's doing. :tu

floydpink
11-16-2011, 09:06 AM
I'd say you have many years of great coffee in your future.

To echo Moo's statement, the quality of the beans will be the deciding factor.

I have a friend with the same machine and it really does a nice job and I am always impressed with the ease in which he entertains guests with espresso that is quite nice.

I'm more of a hands on guy during the whole process, but realize in an office setting, that's not always practical.

Congratulations and all the best.

Mister Moo
11-16-2011, 06:04 PM
Gotta be the beans.

floydpink
11-16-2011, 08:38 PM
Gotta be the beans.

Gas?

Mister Moo
11-17-2011, 09:21 AM
Gas?Sadly. Too much fiber. :sl

Da Klugs
11-17-2011, 02:48 PM
Single Expresso testing. Check
Double expresso testing. Check
Single Coffee testing. Check
Double Coffee testing. Check
Ristretto COffee testing. Check
Double Ristretto coffee testing. Check.
Cappuchino testing. Check
Latte Macchiato testing. Check
Specialty Coffee button (added Caramel to the Latte setting plus more milk and richer blend and 6 oz vs 4 of coffee). Check

OK so I got to sleep at 4 AM this morning. :D "Stopped" at 2:30 today and hopefully I can sleep tonight.

Set-up in the office:

68TriShield
11-17-2011, 04:54 PM
Just another busy day at the office Dave :D

Resipsa
11-17-2011, 05:08 PM
Just another busy day at the office Dave :D

As my dad says, it's good to be the king!

MarkinCA
11-20-2011, 08:46 PM
Trigger pulled!

http://www.jlhufford.com/images/jura-z7.jpg



So did this bad boy arrive and ready to rock and roll Dave?

Sauer Grapes
11-20-2011, 08:54 PM
Single Expresso testing. Check
Double expresso testing. Check
Single Coffee testing. Check
Double Coffee testing. Check
Ristretto COffee testing. Check
Double Ristretto coffee testing. Check.
Cappuchino testing. Check
Latte Macchiato testing. Check
Specialty Coffee button (added Caramel to the Latte setting plus more milk and richer blend and 6 oz vs 4 of coffee). Check

OK so I got to sleep at 4 AM this morning. :D "Stopped" at 2:30 today and hopefully I can sleep tonight.

Set-up in the office:

So did this bad boy arrive and ready to rock and roll Dave?



I'm guessing so... :tu I don't think he's slept since. :r

MarkinCA
11-20-2011, 09:02 PM
I'm guessing so... :tu I don't think he's slept since. :r


:D...Guess I've ingested so much black tea today that I simply missed page 2 and his check list:hn

mariogolbee
11-20-2011, 09:54 PM
Sounds like a good time.

Da Klugs
01-23-2012, 01:15 PM
So fast forward a couple months...


Been loving this thing. It makes great beverages. Using the term beverages is appropriate because well... there are so many varieties of things you can expore.

My current favorite is:

Macciatto:

I put some sugar free syrup - Salted Caramel is current fav and 3 splendas into my cup.

Using the button I have programmed -

Machine foams milk into the cup for 16 seconds.
Have a 14 second pause programmed to let some milk settle out a bit.

Then it adds 4 oz of coffee.

I have been "topping" with a 2 oz expresso lately... requires pushing another button but seems to fit perfectly what I like.

You end up with this 4 layer cool looking beverage in the glass cup. The foam has some flavor from the syrup and Dave is a happily caffinated camper.

Sometimes I add a design on the foam using sugar free chocolate syrup. :D

floydpink
01-24-2012, 05:09 PM
So fast forward a couple months...


Been loving this thing. It makes great beverages. Using the term beverages is appropriate because well... there are so many varieties of things you can expore.

My current favorite is:

Macciatto:

I put some sugar free syrup - Salted Caramel is current fav and 3 splendas into my cup.

Using the button I have programmed -

Machine foams milk into the cup for 16 seconds.
Have a 14 second pause programmed to let some milk settle out a bit.

Then it adds 4 oz of coffee.

I have been "topping" with a 2 oz expresso lately... requires pushing another button but seems to fit perfectly what I like.

You end up with this 4 layer cool looking beverage in the glass cup. The foam has some flavor from the syrup and Dave is a happily caffinated camper.

Sometimes I add a design on the foam using sugar free chocolate syrup. :D

I tried and failed miserably in latte art.
Some of the stuff the baristas do would really wow my occasional guests, but after many attempts only managed to make a mess on the counter.

(looks easy here, but I can't seem to nail it down..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6EuEygqB08 )

Thanks for the update and many happy macciatto's!

Mister Moo
01-25-2012, 06:49 AM
Where are you getting your beans, Dave? Are you only using espresso blends or are you mixing it up with all kinds?