Best Jura Ena Micro 5 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2020:
The automatic coffee makers with micro stamped grinder from the Swiss manufacturer Jura are characterized by an extreme stripping of their facade, reflecting a very good technical sheet. However, this simplicity often goes hand in hand with very good benefits. Today it is the Jura Ena Micro 5 which passes its barista exam in our test laboratory.
The Jura Ena Micro 5 is an automatic coffee maker with a fairly simple grinder which has a pressure of 15 bars, sufficient to pack the espresso well. Jura has provided it with various homemade technologies such as the intelligent prepercolation process called “IPBAS” (Intelligent Pre Brew Aroma System) which moistens the coffee powder with an ideal amount of water, in order to release more aroma during the preparation of the drink. Less advanced than a model like the Delonghi PrimaDonna Elite ECAM650.75.MS , it is limited to three coffee preparations, since it does not have a milk jug. It therefore risks providing more to the wishes of espresso lovers than to those of cappuccino aficionados.
Best Jura Ena Micro 5 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2020
Ease of use
The general appearance of the Jura Ena Micro 5 plays the card of sobriety. The facade is covered with a plastic coating imitating aluminum and is found completely devoid of screen or buttons; the latter are offset on the upper face of the machine. Only the cylindrical dispensing nozzle brings a touch of originality to the whole, without overdoing it. Admittedly, this is all very subjective, but the Jura Ena Micro 5 should not swear in the kitchen, even when open. Note also that it is sufficiently compact (45 cm deep by 21 cm wide) and light enough (8.9 kg) to be placed on a shelf.
The upper face of the Jura Ena Micro 5 accommodates the grain bin (with a capacity limited to 125 grams which will therefore need to be refueled regularly) with a single cavity. Fans will therefore not be able to vary the caffeinated pleasures by changing their vintage on the fly. However, guests will be able to order a cup of decaffeinated coffee, since a ground coffee tank has been provided by Jura. It is also here that we find the fine grinding adjustment wheel.
The water tank is located in the back of the coffee machine which, in use, is a little less practical than when placed on the side. Note that it must be pulled high enough to remove it and that its low capacity of 1.1 liters means that it must be filled very often.
Despite the absence of a screen, the Jura Ena Micro 5 informs the user of the operations to be carried out for general maintenance of the machine. To do this, it uses a set of icons located on the upper facade. They light up in red depending on the tasks to be performed: descaling, filter, cleaning, water tank, ground coffee, coffee grounds container. When one of them lights up, it’s time to empty the grounds container or fill the water tank…
The drip tray is not very long and it is emptied with ease, without spilling foul-smelling liquid during the operation. Note also that the grounds container separates from this part in order to remove the used rollers even more easily.
Fussy caffeine enthusiasts, however, may tick when unable to remove the extraction chamber from the machine for thorough cleaning. Coffee powder is likely to get stuck in the nooks and crannies of the Ena Micro 5, which is not very hygienic.
Jura grinder machines are often quick to prepare coffee, and the Ena Micro 5 is no exception. Indeed, it is the first model in our comparison to go under the symbolic bar of the minute to prepare the first espresso; it only takes 56 seconds for this exercise. A second espresso waits steaming in the cup only 31 seconds later. Only the Jura A1 does better and takes only 22 seconds to prepare a second cup.
It is impossible to set a period of time after which the Jura Ena Micro 5 switches off. So you have to wait 30 minutes at a consumption of 4.2 kWh (which makes it one of the most voracious models in our comparison) before the machine turns off; unless of course pressing the large switch located on the upper part of the machine.
The Jura Ena Micro 5 consumes 0.044 kWh to get into condition (a step that includes turning on the power, preheating the nozzles as well as cleaning the distribution circuit) and preparing three espressos and three normal coffees.
On the electricity bill, this translates into a cost of 9 euro cents every month.
More than the drink, it is especially the noise caused by its preparation which awakens the owners of automatic machines with grinder. The Jura Ena Micro 5 is not one of the silent devices since the noise level during grinding of the grains reaches 68 dB (A). Coffee extraction is a little more discreet with 55 dB (A), but is still heard.
Lovers of various caffeinated and dairy drinks, go your way. With only three recipes, the Jura Ena. Micro 5 is aimed at black coffee fundamentalists like a novel by Léo Malet. This simple model to take in hand and to maintain (but from which one cannot remove the extraction chamber) however lacks a grain of ambition, and we would have appreciated a little more freedom in the personalization of the drinks.
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