Espresso Machine

The Best Coffee Machine - What is best for YOU?

Jura Z10 coffee machine

We all want “the best”. The best home, the best car, the best vacation, and when it comes to coffee, the best machine. 
But what exactly is “the best” when it comes to coffee machines and how do you know what is best for you?

I have been in what is referred to as the "housewares industry" for more years than I care to say, as a manufacturer, distributor, and retailer. I have made it a goal to never knowingly sell someone something that I wasn’t sure they needed, or that they didn’t really passionately desire. Having been resident in the US for over 20 years and a citizen for the majority of those, I’ve become used to the up-sell. It bugs me, I'm sorry to say. Sales people are trained and encouraged to simply look for those extra dollars in the deal, for add-ons the customer never even wanted, requested or often ever needed. 

When it comes to coffee machines, there are some basic questions to ask firstly. How much coffee is drunk in your home, how many cups a day? Are you espresso or black coffee lovers, or do you favor those fancy named lattes the barista at the coffee shop makes for you (when he or she upsells you from your basic flat white)? Ask yourself how much space do you have in your kitchen? And finally, not least of all, what is your budget?

If you have tried espresso and you still prefer drip coffee, there are choices to make. Our Capresso machines have a built in grinder, so offering the benefit of fresh ground beans for every brew. There is also a choice of a glass carafe or a thermal jug.

Then there are Jura coffee machines for all situations. Widely acknowledged as the leader in Super-Automatic coffee machines, Jura have been engineering and manufacturing coffee machines in their factories in Switzerland and Portugal for over 3 decades. Check out the Jura story.

Some Jura machines make just black coffee and espresso, but always by the same pressure brewing method. Each cup is made from fresh ground beans, unless your machine has a bypass to use preground beans (e.g. decaf beans when you have regular beans in the hopper). Further up the range, there are more drink options, some using milk foam, some both milk foam and hot milk. The latest models will even make a (very fast!) cold brew. Truth to tell, you don’t have to buy something that has a bunch of features you will never use. Even if that is the latest model with all the new technology and bells & whistles. But if you have the budget and you want to impress your friends, that is a choice.

So, when choosing a new coffee machine, be careful and ask your seller questions. Good dealers who spend time with you and have real knowledge are essential. And they are out there. We know, Designandgrace been selling Jura and Capresso machines now for 2 decades. We also have various other brewing options in our Alessi range, as well as an exclusive Designandgrace Coffee-4-me single cup filter, for travel and office use.

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