Category Archives: Coffee Makers

Crew Reviews: Capresso Perfect Tea, H20Pro & CM200

We went on a Capresso testing spree last week as we tried out some new products we’re bringing in to the store.

First up, the Perfect Tea, which enables you to boil water to a specific temperature:

Next is the H20Pro Kettle, which also enables you to boil water to a specific temperature, but also provides a holding temp option and a rapid boil duration option (if you want to dissipate chlorine in your water):

Finally, the simple, straight forward CM200 drip coffee maker:

Playing with Aeropress Brew Preps

Look, summer is approaching. It may not feel like it in your neck of the woods (it certainly doesn’t in ours), but the calendar does not lie.  And now is a great time for you to pick up your travel-friendly coffee gear and get to know it up close and personal before you’re stuck with each other in the backwoods of the Appalachia, dusty peaks of the Sierra Madre and / or the semi-rough and tender South Seas.

One of the crew’s favorite on-the-go prep methods is the ever popular AeroPress and we asked Gail to show us how she preps her java when she’s on the road. We also experimented a bit with an espresso-infused extraction we had seen last year at the US Barista Championships to see if it was good / bad / ugly. Watch and learn!

Crew Review: Espro Coffee Press

One of our favorite coffee prep methods is press pot / French press and so we were very excited to try out Espro’s unique version of this. In addition to the usual filter screen, it has a microfilter that takes out the ‘silt’ often found in press pot coffee, leaving you with a delicious cuppa sans sludge.

Watch Gail take it for a test drive.

Choosing a Filter for Jura Superautomatics

With so many different model variations and filter options, we often hear from confused customers who don’t know which filter to purchase for their specific Jura machine. These can be a bit pricey, so purchasing the wrong filter can definitely make an unhappy dent in your wallet. Watch Gail go through the filters for each type of machine and check out the table below for a handy guide to choosing your filter in the future.

Update for Refurbished Models: Jura recently let us know that if they are required to replace a defective or damaged water tank during the refurbishment process, they will be replacing them with the Clearyl Blue versions of the tank (described below as having a light blue lid and white dial). In the event that they do this, they are including a note with a reference to the specific water filter model number you should purchase for your Jura. Please check your machine’s water tank color prior to purchasing, as that is the most accurate way to determine whether the White or Blue filters will fit your machine.

Filter Type Machine Model

Claris 7525

  • C1300
  • C1500

Claris 7520

  • C1000
  • C3000
  • S7 (original model)
  • S8
  • S9 (original model)
  • X7

Clearyl White (75)

  • E8
  • E9
  • F7
  • F8
  • F60
  • C9 models with black lid and white dial covering filter in water tank
  • J5
  • S7 Avantgarde
  • S9 One Touch
  • S9 Avantgarde
  • Z5
  • Z6

Clearyl Blue (60)

  • ENA Micro 1
  • ENA 3
  • ENA 4
  • ENA 5
  • ENA Micro 9
  • C5
  • C9 models with light blue lid and white dial covering filter in water tank
  • J9
  • Z7