Jura-Capresso 115 Capresso Cafe Espresso & Cappuccino Machine - 11501
Space saving state-of-the-art pump espresso & cappuccino machine with a ThermoBlock and continuous steam output, no downtime, no purging.
- ThermoBlock heating system with 16 bar pressure for perfect high-pressure brewed espressos
- Removable 48 oz. water container (35 espressos) for easy filling with self-locking valve
- Self-locking filter holder with thumbguard
- Two Sieves to produce one or two rich, thick crema espressos at a time
- Selector switch for espresso/cappuccino or steam/hot water functions
- Unlimited steam output produces hot frothed milk for cappuccino and latte
- Easy-to-use swivel frother allows you to froth directly in a tall glass or frothing pitcher
- Hot water switch allows you to produce teas or café americanos
- Easy to clean removable drip tray with water level indicator
- Indicator lights for “Warm Up” and “Ready”
- Integrated metal cup warming platform
- Concealed spare sieve storage compartment
- Cord storage
- Colors: Black with stainless steel accents
How Things Work
- Dual Frother
This device is easy use and performs very well. There are two parts of the frother. There is a Frothing Sleeve for cappuccinos and when the Frothing Sleeve is removed, it reveals the Steam Tube for lattes.
- Frothing: Frothing Sleeve is in place over the steam tube. Hot steam and air are injected into the milk. The air will swirl inside the milk creating silky dense froth on top of the milk, ideal for a cappuccino.
- Steaming only; Frothing Sleeve is removed to reveal the Steam Tube. Only hot steam will be injected into the milk. This is ideal for a latte.
- Note* Important:To work properly, the Frothing Sleeve and Steam Tube need to be free of any milk deposits from earlier use.
What Is Espresso?
The majority of coffee experts considers brewing coffee fast and under high pressure the ideal process to extract maximum flavor and aroma from your coffee. The high pressure and the short brewing time prevent the extraction of bitter oils and release less caffeine than other brewing methods.
When you use this technique and brew one to two ounces of coffee it is considered an espresso. When the grinding, the tamping and the pressure brewing all come together in the right combination your espresso will always feature a foamy layer on top, called "crema". The crema traps the fine aromatics and the light gaseous flavors that register on the palate. It keeps the flavors, which would other wise escape, locked in. The crema is the hallmark of a well prepared espresso.
Pressure is the result of the packed (tamped) coffee giving the water resistance to pass through. The pump forces the water through that resistance and the power it needs to do so is commonly measured in bar (= kg per square centimeter). Good pumps should be able create more pressure (power) than they need to produce perfect espresso so that they don’t break when the right combination (fineness and consistency of grind, tamping, amount of ground coffee) are not prevalent. A good pump has a capacity of creating 15 or more bars.
To produce a lasting crema on top of your espresso the water should pass through the coffee at approximately 7 to 9 bar of pressure. If the pressure is lower, the crema will disappear before you can enjoy your coffee and the coffee will taste thin and watery. This is mostly the case when there is too little coffee in the filter holder or brewing chamber or if the coffee is too coarsely ground. If the pressure is higher than 9 bars, the coffee will taste bitter and the espresso will have no crema on top. This is mostly the case when the small metal sieves are dirty or clogged or when the coffee is ground too fine. As a result coffee extraction is too long, resulting in a bitter taste.
- Height: 11"
- Width: 11.5"
- Depth: 8"
- Unit: 10 lbs
- Shipping: 12 lbs
- Manufacturer's Warranty (Authorized Online Retailer): 1 Year Limited Warranty