Jura Ena 9 One Touch Espresso Machine - Consumer Files

Jura Ena 9 One Touch Espresso Machine Review

In Super-Automatic Espresso Machines by Consumer FilesLast Updated: February 3rd, 2019

Jura Ena 9 One Touch Coffee Machine

jura-micro-ena-9-consumer-filesIf you like your morning latte fast, consistent, and delicious, check out the new Jura Ena 9 One Touch espresso machine.

Thanks to new brew group technology, the Jura Ena 9 Micro is one of the most available, small kitchen-friendly, super-automatic home espresso machines on the market. Let's take a closer look at this user-friendly machine to see if it's a good fit for your kitchen.

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Features of Jura Ena 9 One Touch

The Jura Ena 9 One Touch is a fully automatic home espresso machine with a built-in burr grinder and milk frothing capabilities. You get the machine set up on your counter, add coffee beans to the hopper, select one of the four drink options, and in moments your coffee is ready.

Even though this one is smaller than other machines in the same class, there’s no sacrifice in performance or drink quality. The components you find in this one are comparable to those found in larger home espresso machines.

Convenience

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Turn the machine on, and within 30 seconds it's ready to brew. No need to plan ahead, no drawn out preheating. Beyond the quick startup time, there are a few other features that offer incredible convenience.

Automatic everything

Once you get the espresso machine set up, it's one touch. Select your drink option and watch as the milk steams, the coffee grinds, the espresso pours, and voilà, your drink is ready.

External grinder adjustment dial

Other super-automatic espresso machines bury the grinder adjustment dial inside the machine which can be cumbersome to access if you need to change the coarseness of the grind.

The Ena 9 One Touch has its grinder adjustment built into the top of the machine in an elegant dial that circumvents the bean hopper.

Intuitive single dial control

Making changes and adjustments on the fly is done with a single dial and digital display. Within a few turns of the dial, you can customize the espresso to your liking.

Drink Customization

With the Ena 9 One Touch, almost every variable of the espresso making process can be controlled and adjusted to your personal taste preferences. The ability to customize drinks on the go is especially valuable if there are multiple coffee drinkers in your household.

Adjustable height spout

The Ena 9 One Touch features a unique dual spout that slides up and down, giving you the option to use a variety of cup sizes. Can't find your shot glasses? Use any mug you have on hand.

Adjustable water hardness

While often overlooked, the mineral content of water plays a significant role in the taste of your espresso. Depending on where you live, your water may be harder or softer. With the Ena 9 One Touch, you can adjust the hardness of water to accommodate your local water source to produce the best tasting espresso possible.

Four one-touch drink options

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On the top panel, you'll find four drink buttons: Latte, cappuccino, coffee (Americano), and espresso. For milk drinks, set up the milk tube in your milk carafe, push the button of your desired drink, and your beverage is prepared.

For milk-free coffee, push the button, and your espresso pours out mixed with water. Of course, you can always drink your espresso straight.

Customize espresso strength, temperature, and volume

For each drink option, you can individually control the variables of the espresso. If you like stronger espresso, you can make it so.

If you like a larger shot (more volume), you can make it larger. If you want your coffee extra hot, you can increase the temperature. You can make all of these adjustments can by a few turns of the dial.

Intelligent Pre-Brew Aroma System

Espresso is made by forcing pressurized water through a bed of ground coffee, and the more evenly the water flows through the coffee, the better the espresso will taste which is known as even extraction.

Most home espresso machines blast the water through the coffee rather abruptly, which results in an uneven extraction, making the coffee taste sour or bitter.

The Ena 9 One Touch uses a tecnology that "pre-infuses" the ground coffee with water at a lower pressure before forcing the bulk of the water through to complete the espresso shot which allows the coffee to become saturated with water before the extraction process begins.

The result? A more even extraction and a balanced, nuanced flavor. The Intelligent Pre-Brew Aroma System offers a scaled-down version of the technology used in the world's top professional espresso machines.

Customize rinse cycles

The milk spout on the Jura Capresso Ena 9 must be cleaned after each brewing session. You can program the machine to clean automatically after a specified number of drinks made. So, if you know each morning you're going to make two cappuccinos, you can set the machine to rinse after two drinks. This gives you one less thing to remember during your morning routine.

Drink Quality

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For serious coffee drinkers, settling for a mediocre espresso isn't an option. If speed and convenience are important to you but you don't want to give up drink quality, the Jura Micro Ena 9 has you covered.

Multi-level conical grinder

To produce a great espresso, you need freshly ground coffee with an even grind size. This machine's grinder uses conical burrs that crush the coffee with precision to produce an espresso with balanced flavor and full cream.

Great milk froth

Unlike other home espresso machines, the Ena 9 One Touch milk steaming is fully automatic. Some may see this as a drawback, and it would be if the milk produced wasn't top notch, but it is.

To steam and froth milk, a tube extending from the adjustable height double spout is placed in an external container of cold milk. Then, milk is drawn through the tube into the machine where it is heated and frothed instantly. Finally, the milk pours into your cup where it's mixed with espresso. The result is hot frothed milk on par with what you would expect to get at a coffee shop.

Pros and Cons of the Jura Ena 9

The Jura Ena 9 One Touch Coffee Machine is a small one that packs a big punch. But to paint a complete picture of what this machine is all about, let's go over its pros and cons.

Pros

No fuss

The ease of use, simple maintenance, and reliability of this machine make it a very attractive option for anyone wanting high-quality espresso at home.

Small footprint

If your kitchen is limited in space, or if you simply don't want another behemoth appliance taking up counter space, the Ena 9 One Touch is the way to go.

It's short enough to fit under most cabinets and slim enough not to be a counter hog.

Easily customize drink options

If you have a broad range of coffee preferences to accommodate at home, or if you just want options, four modest buttons and a dial make it easy for everyone to have their coffee just how they like it.


Cons

Auto-froth only

To some, auto-froth may be a benefit as it's one less factor you need to worry about when making your morning latte.

But to others, not having the option to change milk temperature or texture could be a real drawback.

Frother tube cleaning

Black coffee and straight espresso drinkers won't need to worry about this. However, if you make milk drinks, you'll have to clean the frother tube after every use.

Small water tank

The small size of the Ena 9 One Touch does come at a price: the size of the water reservoir. Space needed to be saved somewhere, and unfortunately, the water tank took the hit.

The water tank holds 37 ounces of water, which is plenty for several drinks. But, if your machine sees lots of continuous use, plan on frequent refills.

A Phenomenal Jura Ena 9 One Touch Espresso Machine

If you're in the market for a home espresso machine, put the Jura Ena 9 One Touch Espresso Machine on your short list. Convenient, space-conscious, and capable of producing high-quality espresso, cappuccinos, and lattes, this machine will fit nicely into even the most frantic morning schedules. We hope that this Jura Ena 9 review provided you with information.


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Jura Ena 9 One Touch Espresso Machine Review was last modified: February 3rd, 2019 by Consumer Files