Jura Impressa C60 Espresso Machine
Build and Design
Equipped with a built-in burr grinder that boasts a halved grind time, a milk frother, simple user instructions, and 11 display languages, the Jura Impressa C60 and C65 Espresso Machines are easy to operate with little interference needed on the part of the user.
Jura has recently released a new model of their Impressa C60 Espresso Machine, the C65. One might wonder what exactly the difference is between the two—are you getting more value with the increase in price? What does the C65 offer that the Jura C60 does not?
Well, frankly, almost nothing.
This is certainly not to say that the Impressa C60/C65 are poor-quality espresso machines—quite the opposite! Though they are on the pricier side of home espresso machines, they certainly seem to deliver.
Pros of the Jura Impressa C60 vs C65
4.5 In. Tall adjustable coffee spout
The espresso produced is of good and consistent quality, and the machine itself has an adjustable spout, making it compatible with most standard cup sizes, up to about 4.5 inches tall. With a 15-Bar pressure pump and adjustable strength settings, it also comes with integrated cleaning and descaling functions. Its design appears to be as hassle-free on the user’s part as possible, perfect for people short on time and energy. The user can brew up to two espresso or two coffees at a time.
simple Brewing Operations
It is a solid machine, stable and weighted. Again, designed to be hassle-free, the brewing options are displayed on an LED screen by using a rotating switch. This allows you to brew whatever drink option you like with the push of a single button without the stress of finagling with specific settings or wasting time trying to figure out how exactly to get that drink that you had that one time. Storing up to four different coffee strengths, it becomes straightforward to get what you want.
Built-in Conical Grinder
With this machine, there is no need to buy an extra grinder, as it comes with an integrated burr grinder, which claims to grind beans with twice the efficiency, once again, saving users' time. It also will dispense hot water on its own, in case you’re feeling like tea once in a while.
Cons of the Jura Impressa C65
The few flaws reported by users seem to focus on the mechanics of the grinder and milk frother: on some units, the grinder seems to have difficulty handling the beans, and it becomes necessary to push them into the machine manually.
Lack of Control with the Milk Frother
Because the machine itself handles the milk frothing, herein is the flip side to the convenience of a low-interference model: there is a distinct lack of control with regards to many functions. If you happen to be particular about your milk (or any other specific part of the coffee-brewing process!) and prefer to steam it yourself, it might be worthwhile to investigate other options that allow you a little more finesse. Of course, if you like how the Impressa performs, this might not be necessary! Just something to consider.
This machine is also quite large and carries a somewhat heftier footprint. At around 22lbs, it isn’t the lightest machine around either. If you need to conserve space in the kitchen, again, it might be worthwhile to look into other options, especially if you’ll be wanting to move the machine around on a semi-regular basis.
So why does the C65 cost more than the Jura 15006 Impressa C60? Well, it seems to simply be the fact that it is a newer model, with some upgraded parts, and a shiny new exterior. However, the two machines share the same operating manual with no differentiation in their instructions of usage. The C65 has some silver-colored trimmings that aren’t on the C60 ... and that’s about it.
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- Jura, Official Brand Website.
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