Espresso is a type of coffee that is made with the fusion of the right pressure, right amount of water and the right grinding of the coffee beans. Brewing requires a small amount of water to be mixed with finely ground coffee to produce a very concentrated taste and texture. It is usually thicker than your usual coffee and comes out with a crema or froth on top. Since pressure, water and coffee are needed to make this coffee, an espresso maker must essentially contain features that address these basic elements. These are usually the features that set one espresso maker apart from the other and so these features have been the targets of finding the best espresso machine.
Jura has released a series of espresso machine models to adequately cater to the needs of the espresso lovers. It created the Giga espresso machine and the Impressa series. Jura Impressa comes in different variants, all of which are named with a letter and a number. Some of the machines belonging to the series are Impressa Z9, Impressa J5, Impressa J9.3, J9.2, F7, C90 and C5. Each of these machines differ somewhat from the other in some features.
Impressa Z9 is most known for its elegant design and this is matched by its stunning features. It has a built-in grinder that finely grinds the beans to produce the optimum flavour and aroma. The Rotary switch is common, however, in all the models, that allows you to switch from one type of coffee to another. Trust that any Impressa model will give you the creamy froth, thanks to its Fine Foam technology.
Impressa J line, on the other hand, gives you a more varied option as to the type of coffee that you want. You now have the choice of a cappuccino or a latte macchiato to comfort you instantly. The height adjustable coffee spout is an added convenience as it can accommodate larger cups of coffee.
Impress S9 also has its unique features like the coffee bean monitoring that lets you know whether your coffee beans are running out or not. This can help you save time and effort checking the amount of your coffee once and again and is a good maintenance feature as well.
Krups espresso makers are also leading the technology when it comes to these machines. Its thermoblock system helps achieve and maintain the right temperature while keeping the taste and aroma of your coffee. The conical coffee grinder allows you to choose how you want the coffee to be ground- from very fine to coarse, without compromising the taste of your coffee. Sitting atop the unit is the cup warmer to keep your coffee warm while waiting for the froth or while you are doing something else. Krups espresso machines also come in different models. They have Combination espresso machine that can make both cappuccino and espresso. Silver Art Espresso XP4600 has an internal dump box where used ground coffee is disposed and the multi-directional frothing nozzle that helps you design your froth easily.
All of the features of an espresso machine plus the quality of the coffee you are using will dictate the quality of your espresso. Each espresso maker aims to create the perfect espresso shot for you. All you have to do is to choose which one suit you best and everything else follows.