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Jura-Capresso 13185 Impressa F7 Espresso Machine

When it comes to buying a super automatic espresso machine, you have many different choices and all of them are fairly expensive. But there is one choice, in fact one company, that stands out head and shoulders above all the rest; and that's Jura-Capresso.

Even within the Jura universe, you have many different choices, but one of the most popular and in fact lowest-priced choices is the Jura-Capresso 13185 Impressa F7 Espresso Machine, and for good reason!

Let's Talk About The Guts Of This Machine

Jura-Capresso 13185 Impressa F7 Espresso Machine
To start with, this 18 bar pump powered super automatic espresso machine comes with a thermoblock heating system, as well as a whopping sixty-four ounce water tank. It comes built-in with a commercial grade conical burr grinder that will automatically grind your coffee beans to the exact fineness needed to make that perfect cup of espresso.

The machine offers customizable brewing with a special pre-brew system; as well as a dual frother that allows you to make your favorite latte's or cappuccino drinks quickly and easily.

This beast also comes with a ten digit LED display unit that's not nearly as complicated as some other super automatic espresso makers on the market today.

It's a pretty big machine, as you might expect. It weighs in at just under 30 pounds and will take up around 16 x 13.5 inches on your counter top. Granted, in the world of automatic espresso machines this isn't as big as some of the other models out there and for me that's a real plus because I don't have a lot of counter top space to spare.

The Impressa F7 takes care of all your needs; all you have to do is push a single button and it will grind, tamp, brew your espresso, and then clean itself all in less than one minute. It has three coffee strength settings; mild, normal, and strong and allows you to choose between one ounce and sixteen ounces of espresso a time.

Finally, the machine looks nice. As I mentioned earlier, it's not bulky as some machines out there, and it's sleek polished stainless steel and black look adds an air of sophistication to any kitchen.

But What About Price?

Make no mistake about it, automatic espresso machines are expensive. If money is an issue then you should take a look at some of the less expensive manual single shot espresso makers on the market today. There are any number of them that should fit your needs perfectly.

But if you've got money to spare, and only the best will do, then the Impressa F7 might be what you're looking for. It retails for around $1,300 but you can find it refurbished below for just $699 while supplies last. (it's a little hard to find brand new).

What Are The Downsides Of This Machine

There are no obvious flaws in the machine. As with many semi-and super automatic espresso machines, it can be a little difficult to learn how to use it at first simply because it offers so many different options. Fortunately it comes with a very nice instructional video that should give you everything you need to get up and running relatively quickly.

What Are Other People Saying About It?

Almost everybody I've ever talked to who owns this machine raves about it. At Amazon alone, it has 21 reviews and 12 of those are five out of five star reviews with another six being four-star reviews. The three people that gave it negative reviews seemed to have various minor difficulties with it that I would describe as random flukes. The machine does come with a one-year limited warranty so you're covered should anything like that go wrong.

What's The Bottom Line?

If you're looking for a very high quality super automatic espresso machine but don't want to spend thousands of dollars, then the Jura-Capresso 13185 Impressa F7 Espresso Machine may be exactly what you're looking for. Jura Capresso is the unquestionable leader in super automatics and you really can't go wrong with just about anything they produce.