Forget about tab coffee makers
This Jura is a gorgeous machine but is a bit larger than I expected as it was described as compact, the other Juras must be really big.
I was slightly intimated at set up but once I got it done, it's great espresso at the touch of a button.
First, the top display alerts me to everything it needs "add beans", "add water", "empty the espresso grounds" and it shuts itself off automatically after several minutes of non-use.
I set the Jura to strong, "3 beans" on the display (which stays as the default unless the setting is changed to "weaker" - who would do that?) and I select the medium cup size for a double espresso. I get perfect espresso with lovely crema every time.
Note: I keep my cup under the spout when I start up the Jura as it dispenses a couple of tablespoons of water each time which I pour out before pressing the coffee button. Note also, the Jura requires dry processed whole beans which I bought on Amazon.
Love it, happy I bought it, and highly recommend it. Why waste your money on small, plastic machines that don't deliver the espresso you want?
I bought it at the super busiest season, but they sort it out nicely. The machine is working very good!
My wife and I have been looking for a bean to cup coffee machine for a long long time. Jura is the brand that our friends recommended. We pulled the trigger this Thanksgiving and purchased a refurbished Micro 5 from upscale coffee. similar to other customer's experience, I waited for over 2 weeks without getting any responses from the seller about the shipment. You can imagine how upset I was at that moment. I even called Jura to verify if the website is a legit re-seller. Finally I was told that they ran out of refurbished units so they sent a new one to me instead without charging me more. I was then very pleased and told them that is the best Christmas gift for my wife. I did receive it before Christmas. So this is my experience with upscale coffee. As for the machine, it is an entry level Jura without foaming function. The water tank is relative small and we fill it once everyday. Sometimes I did find some freshly grounded coffee on the underlying tray (not the waste tray) when I do the cleanup. Not sure if this is a defect or not. overall, I am happy with the espresso it produced.
Everything was received in a timely fashion, and packages extremely well. So far everything is working flawlessly. Low maintenance with great coffee every time.