Miele CM5200 Black Countertop Coffee System
Miele is the first manufacturer on my list with their premium CM5200 model. Black in color featuring stainless steel accents, this coffee machine looks stunning. Large in size, this model can hold 61 ounces of water, so you’ll always have enough water in the reservoir to make several cups of coffee – just under 8 full cups.
Obviously not your standard coffee maker, this model has some very unique features. Let’s take a look.
Insulated Milk Flask and Cup Warmer
Made from stainless steel, the double walled flask keeps milk cool for 12 hours without quality loss. This is ideal for froth on top of a cappuccino or espresso. Want a warm cup for espresso? The built-in cup warmer heats up cups in 15 to 30 minutes depending on cup position – talk about luxury. There’s room for 6 espresso cups or 3 coffee cups.
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LCD Display, Hot Water Spout and Adjustable Coffee Spout
Three features that deserve a mention before I dive into the actual coffee making are:
- LCD Display: This two-line display allows you to select coffee type and various settings for the perfect cup of coffee.
- Hot Water Spout: Want a cup of tea? There is a hot water spout that dispenses water at the push of a button.
- Adjustable Coffee Spout: Want a big cup of coffee or a small shot of espresso? Simply adjust the coffee spout, and you’re good to go.
Coffee Made Easy
Users have a lot of options with this model. Control is simple and easy:
- Select between espresso, coffee, double espresso or double coffee.
- Select strength: standard medium or strong.
- Select the cup size.
- Select ideal temperature: low, medium or high.
- Select grind.
This model features a 9 ounce bean holder that will automatically grind your beans up for you using burr grinders. When bean or water levels run low, you’ll be alerted.
Want more flavor? There is a pre-brew setting that users seem to love.
This model even comes with an automated cleaning program.
Jura ENA 9 One Touch
The first of two Jura models on my list. The Jura ENA 9 is all plastic with stainless steel accents and has a very rich look. Once you start looking at this model’s features, you’ll realize that it’s a premium quality coffee machine that produces exceptional coffee and cappuccino.
One-touch, Aroma Boosting Perfection
This masterpiece of a coffee maker can produce:
What makes it truly special is that there is an aroma boosting function. This will ensure that all of the beans are properly soaked and heated to provide a delicious flavor and scent. Using intelligent preheating, the machine will be ready and waiting for you to brew your next espresso.
Using a dual spout, users will be able to put coffee and milk into a 3 to 5 inch cup – it’s adjustable. The foam is said to be revolutionary thanks to the company’s unique foam technology.
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Simple and easy to use, coffee drinkers are presented with a variety of settings to make coffee that is perfect for their personal taste. This is done through a variety of features and settings, including:
- Selecting the exact amount of water you want in a cup.
- Choosing the coffee strength.
- Programming brew temperatures.
All of these features take just a touch of a button to adjust.
There are also a bunch of handy features to make your life easier. The drip tray is monitored, there is an internal cleaning program, and there is also an internal coffee bean grinder. This means you’ll enjoy extremely fresh coffee every time.
There’s a lot to like with this model. The one thing I do want to note is that this Jura model only holds enough water for 4 – 6 cups of coffee. It’s not a deal breaker by any means, but if you plan on using this model in a small coffee shop, you may want to choose my first or third choice.
Jura Giga 5 Automatic Coffee Center
I’m so excited to tell you about the Jura Giga 5. If I had one coffee maker in the world I could own, this would be it. It’s fully loaded with features and settings, but it costs more than my first two choices combined.
This is a coffee lover’s dream come true.
I want to stress that this model is the best of the best, but I ranked it number 3 on my list based only on price.
So, enough of the hype. Let’s see what the Giga 5 has to offer.
Two Ceramic Disc Grinders
Starting from the very top, there are 2 professional ceramic disc grinders. These grinders will produce precise, quick coffee grinds in seconds. If you’re going with a model in this price range, you better be using high quality coffee beans.
With a weight 39 pounds, this model is packed with:
- An 87 ounce water capacity
- Two bean containers that hold 9.88 ounces of beans each
- A coffee grind container that holds enough grinds for 20 servings
As you can tell, this is a massive machine that is 32” x 41.5” x 49.7”.
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Time to Start Brewing
First, this model brews two cups of coffee at one time and can make everything from a latte macchiato to cappuccino and café lattes at the touch of a button. Using the Intelligent Pre-Brew Aroma System, the machine will first allow the aroma to fully develop before starting the brewing cycle to ensure a great taste.
Users can use pre-ground coffee, or let the machine grind their preferred coffee beans.
Using the adjustable coffee spout, users will be able to use a variety of coffee cup sizes. This allows for a proper crema that is smooth and rich.
The thermoblock heating system reduces the heat up time so that coffee is brewed quickly. At the same time, the machine also ensures that coffee is thoroughly brewed for the best possible taste. Users will have the option to choose:
- Water amounts
- 5 different coffee strengths
- Aroma levels
- Brewing temperatures
- Programmed off time
The user is put in the driver’s seat to brew coffee exactly how they like it best. There are 12 different coffee recipes to choose from, including:
- Irish coffee
- White magic coffee
- Mango Lassi
- Red Cool
- Summer Fire
- Café Melange
There is even an automatic cleanup system as well as a water hardness mechanism and a descaling program to ensure that your coffee machine is squeaky clean.
If money is no object, this is the coffee maker of your dreams – I guarantee it.