The Jura Impressa line is Jura's lower-cost alternative to the ultra-high-end Giga line, which is intended primarily for offices. Of course, in this case "lower-cost" means the lower end of the four figure price range or the high-end of the threes. (Used or refurbished models would probably be more affordable.) The self-rinsing Jura Impressa F7 is somewhere in the mid-range of these models, but it's still substantially lower-priced than the Impressa J95. At the twist of a dial the F7 will serve up a whole coffee shop's menu of bean-based beverage, including ristretto, espresso, cappuccino and, for those with old fashioned tastes, just coffee. Unlike the more expensive Jura machines, it won't guide you through these choices with a full-color display of selections, so you'll have to remember which icon on the dial is true to your favored brew. But it will still grind your beans for you, so the drinks themselves should be just as good.
Unlike the J95, it won't heat your milk for you, so you may still have to do a bit of the work or settle for tepid lattes. Probably for that reason it will make every drink that the J95 will except macchiatos, where the emphasis is more on the milk than on the coffee. Both machines will turn off at pre-set times, but neither has the ability to set the time at which the beverage starts brewing, so you can have it primed and ready for you first thing in the morning. This is a feature that Jura saves for the Giga models. If your tastes run to hot beverages other than coffee, the F7 will simply dispense hot water for your tea or cocoa, so you can use it in the evening when you'd prefer a drink that will help you fall asleep rather than make you hyper-alert.
If you have a large income and a huge thirst for espresso, or work at an office that will finance a Jura machine for you, check out the Jura Giga W3 Professional, but be prepared for the sticker shock (or for getting your boss prepared for the sticker shock) when you look at the price.
Heats up really fast. Very quiet compared to other Superautomatics. Easy to clean. This machine really shines!
Love this machine! Great tasting coffee EVERY TIME! Easy to use, easy to clean.
I drink lattes and like them hot. This machine cannot make a hot latte. I think it is time to try a different type of machine.
This unit is NOT fully automatic. Therefore it becomes very cumbersome in order to be utilized for all its features. Difficult to use!
The unit is extremely nice but not gaudy. Setup was a breeze. The directions are easy to understand... In closing, I highly recommend this unit from Jura.
I would not buy this machine again, I have no doubt that the machine I was sent works perfectly. The issues I raised with the machine are poor design issues.
Have been using the F7 since Christmas... If you ever taste coffee brewed from the Impressa, you will not be satisfied with coffee from other machines. Well worth the price!
The machine is easy to use and the coffee is excellent. The machine is a little louder than the 1300, and slightly slower in brewing, but all in all a nice machine.
The milky coffees on the machine are also good. Maintenance of the machine has been straightforward. I love my F7 and when it comes to making coffee, it's great.
I am thoroughly impressed by the quality of this product... It has continuously produced great tasting coffee cup after cup - after more than 500 cycles.