The new Z10 is Jura’s first countertop coffee machine that makes true cold brew beverages in … [+]
Anyone who cooks, entertains or simply enjoys the finer things in life can benefit from the best kitchenware, appliances and gourmet accessories. One added bonus of these types of gifts is that it doesn’t matter if your choice is redundant, because if they have a coffee maker or a frying pan and you give them the latest, greatest, better one, they are going to use and appreciate it. These are the latest, greatest and best in-class kitchen tools and accessories, each personally vetted for quality.
Jura Coffee Makers: Switzerland’s Jura is to coffee makers what Switzerland’s best timepieces are to watches, the creme de la creme. Jura specializes in a category known as super-automatic, which means they perform every step of the coffee making process, from grinding whole beans to brewing to, in the case of cappuccino, latte or macchiato, precisely adding steamed milk. The Jura machines do this all for every single cup, including the grinding, for the freshest and best tasting coffee possible with whatever type of bean you like – no limited selection of pods or disposable cups. The Jura lineup has touch screen panels, customization of size, strength and temperature for everyone in your household (like memory seat positions in nicer cars), use replaceable high-quality filters for the purest, safest water, and even clean themselves before and after each day’s use. I have been using a Jura for many years and have tried all sorts of fancy coffee machines in luxury hotels and lounges around the world, but I’ve never seen better. For this holiday season coffee lovers can rejoice, because Jura’s new flagship Z10 outdoes the previous models as the first to make hot and cold brewed beverages in one countertop machine. The Z10 doubles the previous range of offered beverages, from espresso to flat white to cappuccino and many more, hot or cold. The Product Recognizing Grinder (PRG) adjusts the consistency of the grind to the desired drink as soon as you hit the button, the first step in making true cold brewed coffee, not just cold coffee or iced coffee made by cooling hot stuff. It employs real cold brew extraction first with precise coarser grinding, then pulsing cold water through at higher pressure for optimum resul
Switzerland’s Jura is acclaimed for their best in class coffee makers, and the the new E8 can … [+]
Jura machines are pricey because they are the best, so if the Z10 ($3,999) is a bit extreme for your gift budget, the new ENA 4 ($900) is the most affordable super automatic Jura yet, a single cup, compact model for pure coffee lovers (most Jura model have two spouts and can make two cups at a time), without the milk function for cappuccino and such. It simply makes great coffee and espresso, in different sizes and strengths, again from start to finish with whole beans of your choice and filtered water. In between these extremes is the new E8 ($2,400), a replacement of the full featured previous top of the …….