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Jura Capresso S9 - Detailed Specifications
Introduction | Overview | Specifications | First Use | Operation | Maintenance | Performance | Comparisons | Long Term | Conclusion
Product Supplier

1st In Coffee, LLC
P.O. Box 476
Marlboro, NJ 07746

Product Pricing

1st in Coffee sells the Jura-Capresso S9 Super Automatic for $2,199, and comes with a case illy coffee (6 cans, your choice) to get you started. Also available are the S8 and S7 models at cheaper prices; both have similar features (including the dual thermoblocks) but a less polished finish and lacking some of the high end items of the S9.

CoffeeGeek Testing

CoffeeGeek received the Jura Capresso Impressa S9, in late 2003.

Testing was conducted in seven sessions:
- October - December 2003
- February 2004
- May-July 2004
- September 2004
- December 2004
- April 2005
- June-July 2005

Testing Tools Used:
- Fluke Series 52 II Dual Bead Probe Thermometer
- Salter Gram Scale (0.01g accuracy)
- Salter Scale (25lb capacity)
- Calibrated measuring beakers
- Digital 1/100 second timers

Coffee and Equipment Used:
- Intelligentsia Black Cat Espresso, used exclusively
- KitchenAid Proline Grinder (for bypass doser usage)
- Canadian Springs Filtered Spring Water
- Franke Saphira
- Krups Orchestro Dialog
- Jura Capresso F7
- Solis Palazzo
- Solis SL-70

Testing Environments
- Home Use
- Office Use
- Wedding (75+ guests)
- In a restaurant
- In a cafe

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As a continuing feature for all CoffeeGeek Detailed Reviews, we've amassed an extensive amount of data and information about the machines we test. The specifications below are measured by CoffeeGeek where possible; we rely on the Manufacturer and/or Product Supplier to provide us with information we cannot measure or test.

Name Jura Capresso Impressa
Model S9
Company Jura Capresso
Country of Origin: Switzerland
Manufacture Date: 37865
Machine Type: Super Automatic, Dual thermoblock
Height 36cm (14")
Width 35cm (13.7")
Depth 40cm (15.8")
Weight (empty) 12.25kg (27.1lbs)
Weight (water full) 15kg (33lbs)
Power 120V, 1250W
MSRP 2399
Lowest Retail 2199
Safety Certified Yes, (c)UL USA Listed
Body Materials Plastic
Body Colour: Bronze-Platinum
Grinder Type Conical Burr
Hopper Volume 300 grams (10.5oz)
Grinder Settings 6
Grind Vol. Selectable Yes
Bypass Doser Yes
Spent Puck Catcher 16 pucks (approx)
Boiler Size(s) N/A, N/A (dual boilers)
Boiler Type Thermoblock
Boiler Materials Aluminum
Pump Type: Vibratory Ulka, 49W
Pump Max Pressure 18BAR (claimed)
Pump Regulator 8.5-9BAR (not exact)
Brew Group Plastic, piston, vertical orientation
Brew Group Removable No
Filter Size: 46mm, vertical expansion
Travel distance to spouts 9cm (3.5") (approximate)
Spout type Plastic, single tube delivery, two spouts
Cup height to spouts Adjustable, 8cm to 14.5cm (3.2" to 5.75"
Steam Wand Material Steel, plastic
Auto froth system Yes
Froth Aiding system Yes (second type of frother, interchangeable)
Traditional Frothing Capable with adjustment to froth aiding system.
One touch frothing Yes, programmable set time to froth
Hot water wand Yes, independent from steam wand
Hot water pump Yes
Hot water volume Programmable by user for set volume
Reservoir Material Plastic (smoked colour)
Reservoir Volume 3 Litres (98oz)
Water Filtration Yes, Claris System (optional, $)
Removable Reservoir Yes
Pourover Reservoir Yes
Reservoir Cover Yes
Reservoir Water Temps 26C (1 hour), 29C (2 hours) 30C (3 hours)
Drip Tray Volume 1.25l
Drip Tray Materials Plastic, stainless steel cover
Cup warmer Yes
Cup Capacity Limited - six espresso, 2 espresso, w cappuccino
Controls: Left side: power, rinse; special drink, single short, single long, double short, double long, single short, single long, double. programming door: scoop (doser bypass activation), clean cycle, p, n, -, +, filter, decalc. right side: hot water, steam function, selecter dial.
Digital Display Yes, LED, two lines
Indication Lights Hot water, steam ready, power on, shot selection.
Digital Messages: Out of Beans, Empty Drip Tray, Add Water, Waste Box Full, Rinse Cyle, Cleaning Cycle, Decalcify, Service Error, Programming Messages, Instruction messages during cleaning and decalcifying.
Programmable Yes - Grind Volumes (coffee strength), Brew Volumes, Temperatures, Steam Preset Program, Hot Water Preset Program
Shot Counter Yes
Preinfusion Yes
Preinfusion Selectable No
Auto On Yes, programmable by time of day
Auto Off Yes, by 30 minute blocks since last used
Energy Saving Mode Yes
Service Menu Yes (not mentioned in manual)
Self Cleaning Mode Yes, three stage
Power up time 92 seconds (avg over five tests)
First Shot Temperatures 91.2C (196F)
2nd Shot Temperatures 93.8C (200.8F)
Avg Shot Temps 92.7C (199F)  (averaged over five successive shots)
Average Cup Temps 83.8C (182.8F) (measured in preheated cup, five shots average)
Time to Steam Ready >10 seconds (avg 6.2sec)
4oz steaming 25.6 seconds
8oz steaming 46.2 seconds
Hot water, 4oz 91.0C (195F)
Hot water, 8oz 89.6C (193F)
Brewing time, 1oz 14.2 seconds (not including grind time, finest grind)
Brewing time, 3oz 21.2 seconds (not including grind time, finest grind)
Warranty: 1 year, from reseller and manufacturer, 6 months for commercial use.
Included in box Machine, cleaning tablets, claris water filter, instructional dvd, water hardness testing strip, grinder tool, instructional video cassette, product manuals, reorder forms for tabs and filter

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