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Who has one of these?

 

 

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Wow, nice machine.  

I have had my Jura for about ten years and I love it.  It is a bit more 'automatic' than this Breville.  I love it because I am the lone coffee drinker in the house so I always get one or two fresh cups without any waste.  When we have house guests, they get a lesson in making coffee and then I don't have to bother with making coffee to order.  I have not had any issues with the machine.  

I wonder about the Breville's track record.

 

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1 hour ago, Okanagancook said:

I wonder about the Breville's track record.

Yes - there's so much going on, what's the mean time between failure?!

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I was recently looking to replace my less than two year old Panasonic Microwave.  The Breville microwaves looked very interesting in their different approach to programming but, many reviews noted that their machine failed within a two year time frame.

Take a look at the Juras.  They are very well made.  I can program mine in terms of water and milk temp, grind level, amount of coffee, auto turn on, etc.  The only thing about them is you must use non-oily coffee beans otherwise it gets clogged up.  I wonder about the Breville's ability to handle oily beans.

I just buy high quality Italian beans where seem to be very dry.  Currently using 'Lavazza Espresso".

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I've had my eyes on one of these to upgrade my Barista Express. Have yet to find it at a good price. I was saving Air Miles for it, as they had it on for a good deal, but by the time I collected enough emails, it was no longer available :(

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I wish I bought a Jura but I got the Gaggia instead because it was recommended by Cooks Illustrated and they had a 40% off mark down on x-mas so it was about $500 or so rather than $850. 

 

The Gaggia makes a super loud noise like - pluck pluck pluck pluck - and then screams. 

 

It gets better when I clean it with a descaler but it's loud. 

 

I don't know if it'll last that long. It's been about a 1.5 years so far. 

 

If the Jura can last 10 years, I think I might get that next. I had my mind set on the Jura coffee only for about $900 (low end model). I tested it out at Sur La Table and it's super quite. 

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I love my Jura.  It is very well made; everything is adjustable; it is not very loud..probably the coffee tamping is the loudest part of it making a coffee.  Mine has dual hoppers for different coffees.  You can even mix the two coffee types in whatever proportion you want.  I have a couple of friends with Juras and they have had them at least five years.  It is also a very beautiful design.  My only complaint is the restricted use of dry coffee beans.

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if well made , the machine might do well for you.

 

most important , what pressures does the machine truly achieve at the brew-head ?

 

is there a gauge that confirms this ?

 

is it wise to incorporate a grinder in a machine ?  is one side fails , then the whole machine fails.

 

how hard is it to clean the grinder ? a clean grinder makes a huge difference over the long run.

 

it seems the machine does an awful lot of stuff.    if it does them all well , then fine.   

 

if one ' section ' of procedures is not done well , then the whole series fails.

 

Id look at this machine only after seeing it work in front of me.

 

and sorry for being  picky , Id take my own favorite beans to see how they taste in the cup

 

too much of a good thing ?

 

 

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