Gaggia vs Jura

Teddy Boy

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Feb 19, 2006
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My favourite coffee is authentic Italian espresso as it is served in Italy: short, dense, intense with a golden froth on the surface. I have a moka express and a Francis Francis machine - neither make espresso like Cafe Nero (the best chain in the UK) so I try to drink out mostly.

Over the weekend we visited friends in Switzerland who had a Jura. Made fantastic coffee, very close to coffee bar quality but cost a lot. In terms of spec. the Gaggia looks very similar but cheaper. My question is if I go for the Gaggia will I regret it - is there a difference in the ability of the two machines to produce the dense intense cup I like? In particular I'm wondering whether the greater upper limit of the adjustable doser on the Jura will make a difference.