The Jura Impressa C9 is a high-end automated espresso maker that's getting a bit old, so if you shop around a bit online you can probably pick it up at a bargain price and you'll get a lot of features for the money. It has everything you'd expect from a high-end espresso maker, including the ability to choose a latte, a cappuccino or other specialty drink with the touch of a single button. That's the sort of convenience that most people are looking for when they get up in the morning, too bleary eyed to do anything more complex than pick up a cup and put it under the spout. The C9 also gives you an unusual amount of control over the milk froth that's mixed in automatically with the drink. You can set the temperature of the milk from tepid to very hot and choose whether you want it frothed or steamed.
The milk container that the C9 sips from while it makes the froth can keep milk cold for up to eight hours, so you can leave it sitting out all day without worrying that the milk will go bad. (You might want to put it in the fridge the night before so it'll be ready to go in the morning.) You can adjust each type of drink for the amount of beans you want, how finely you want them ground and how hot you want the water to be. There's a rotary dial that allows you to change these settings on the fly in case you decide, while the drink is being made, that you want more grinding, more beans or less froth. The C9 uses a conical burr grinder, which means that grinding is going to be a bit on the noisy side, and has a 6-ounce bean hopper. There's a 64-ounce water tank that's removable for refilling or descaling.
Once again, shop around before you buy, because online prices on this machine vary widely. For some alternative espresso makers with similar capabilities if not necessarily the same price, look at the Miele CM6310, the Philips Saeco Gran Baristo, and the DeLonghi Prima Donna.
The C9 makes an exceptional cup of coffee/espresso, etc. Super easy to clean. The layer of crema the machine produces is great. The C9 was a great choice!
This is a great machine and easy to use. The machine lets you know when to fill beans, water or empty the grounds. Overall, this machine is well worth the money.
I've been using it only for less than a month, and so far no problem. If you love coffee, it's worth investing in a quality machine... Impressing "Impressa"!
Love it! It has been great. Makes coffee so easy and taste like coffee I had in Italy!
The Impressa C9 is awesome! This is the first machine I have ever owned that makes coffee hot enough for me! I would highly recommend this machine.
To sum up this long review then. Nice coffee but way overpriced, difficult to clean properly and because it isn't that well built internally, not that reliable either.
I have had it for 3 years now. Have had it repaired 3 times and still they failed to repair the same problem... control buttons are fading... Worst coffee machine!
I have this device at home for several weeks now and I am very satisfied. The settings that can be made with respect to the taste of the coffee is excellent and clear.