Jura-Capresso ENA 5 Espresso Machine
Build and Design
Value for the Money
The Jura ENA 5 automatic coffee machine aims to make life easier by doing just about everything for you: grinding the beans, tamping, brewing, and even ejecting the used coffee grounds (with a press of the button). When brewing a tasty cup of coffee, the ever-so-slim design fits on the counter top beneath your kitchen cabinets, keeping the kitchen looking great and clutter-free.
Choosing a new coffee maker goes far beyond the simple task of adding a small appliance to your kitchen. It is much more like investing in a relationship. Sure, you want something useful that looks good. But you also want a coffeemaker that has a great functionality with flair, is reliable, and keeps you coming back for more.
The question is, does the Jura-Capresso ENA 5 stand up to the coffee-maker relationship test?
Jura ENA 5 Features
Pros of the Jura ENA 5 Automatic Coffee Center
Small Countertop “Footprint”
At less than 24 cm wide, this multi-functional machine takes up less space than many coffee makers, without the need for a separate grinder. This space-saving design is ideal for those with smaller kitchens or for those who want an all-in-one in another space in the house such as a bar area.
One Step, Tasty Coffee
At the push of a button, you can get a superb, freshly-ground cup of Joe with ease, and automatic prompts make it user-friendly.
Seriously, under 60 seconds. So when you need your coffee, it’s there!
Customization and Simple Operation
Variable settings allow for the Jura ENA 5 coffee machine to be programmed specifically to unique tastes. Change the grind settings, water output, amount of coffee, and milk frothing. Of course, it’s not a customizable as having professional machines, but for a super-automatic, it can be tweaked quite nicely to fit personal preferences.
Adjustable Nozzle Height
The option to move the milk frothing nozzle helps to maintain the professional quality with the exact amount of foam/crema desired.
Three Color Choices
Okay, so this has nothing to do with the way the coffee tastes, but it makes your kitchen look great! Choose from Red, Black, or White options.
Zero Energy Button
When the machine is on Standby, there is absolutely nothing “live” that is drawing energy.
This is a great bonus compared to many coffee makers that have a digital clock that constantly pulls power from your socket when the machine is not in use. Reduce energy by up to 40%.
Cons of the Jura ENA 5 Coffee Machine
Jura-Capresso ENA 5 Review - Conclusion
This super-automatic Jura Capresso ENA 5 coffee machine does produce a tasty cup of coffee, no doubt about it. But we are concerned about its ability to hold up under pressure (literally, with flying milk nozzles!). For the kind of cash that this machine requires, most customers would likely be happier with another Jura model (the S9, perhaps) or another brand of super-automatic coffee machine.
Sources and Official Brand Websites
- Jura, Official Brand Website.
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- Espresso Machine Buying Guide - Choosing a Semi / Auto Machine, Coffee Geek.
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- What Espresso Machine Is Better: Automatic Or Manual?, Coffee Forums.