Crew Comparison: Saeco Intelia Deluxe vs Jura Impressa C60
This entry was posted on September 8, 2016.
How Does It Compare?
In this Crew Comparison, we have the Saeco Intelia Deluxe and Jura Impressa C60; two entry-level superautomatic espresso machines that do the heavy lifting for casual coffee lovers. Both include an automatic milk frothing siphon and programmable espresso features like adjustable coffee strength and brewing temperature that will whip up drinks like a professional—skip the cafe line and make coffee you love at home!
Both superautomatics offer functionalities perfect for beginners, but have some different features that make each unique. The Intelia Deluxe’s milk frother, the cappuccinatore, can be swapped for a panarello-style steam wand—a feature you’ll love if you want more control over the milk temperature and foam. Meanwhile, the C60 only has Jura’s Fine Foam Frother—similar to the cappuccinatore—that leaves the frothing work in the hands of the machine. However, if you love drinking straight espresso shots, Jura is known for making a strong cup of joe! In fact, the C60 dosed more grams per shot than the Intelia at its highest coffee strength. Whether you’re drinking espresso or lattes, keep reading to find out which machine is best for your coffee needs!
If you crave strong coffee, the Jura Impressa C60 has the kick you desire! Even better, with the C60 you can adjust the brew temperature and shot time to make a drink to your liking—or switch it up on the fly! Even when the C60’s brewing, you can quickly change settings to add more strength or make your coffee hotter—impressive for an entry-level superautomatic espresso machine! When you’ve got your coffee dialed in, the C60 has three programmable buttons located within the small digital display that will record your preferences.
On the other hand, the Saeco Intelia Deluxe’s sleek, tactile buttons make programming espresso a breeze. Use the two programmable Espresso and Espresso Lungo buttons to customize the volume to suit your needs. When you find your ideal brew, press and hold each button to save your perfect cup! Between cups, if you notice your brew lacking punch, you can adjust the coffee temperature or Aroma Strength to dose more grounds per shot (just not as much as Jura).
One of the features we love on the Saeco Intelia Deluxe is the ability to interchange the cappuccinatore with a panarello. The cappuccinatore is an automatic milk frother that siphons milk from your container and froths it for you (similar to the Jura Impressa C60’s version). That means your milk temperature and foam density is left up to the frother, which is where the panarello comes in! With the panarello, you can manually control how long the milk is heated and frothed. If you’re new to the panarello-style steam wand, it automatically aerates the milk for you so there is little to no technique involved—the perfect accessory for an entry-level superautomatic espresso machine! If you like your drinks extra hot, the panarello attachment is definitely a big help.
Looking to round out your coffee collection? Jura offers a removable (and matching) stainless steel carafe that easily fits in the fridge door or—drumroll—the Jura Cool Control Automatic Milk Cooler, which as the name implies, is a small milk refrigerator. The Cooler is a game changer for latte lovers or small office environments that go through milk gallons on the daily (this is definitely our Crew)!
If we’re judging style, we’re tied between these two entry-level superautomatic espresso machines. The Saeco Intelia Deluxe’s sleek, stainless steel front exudes expensive style without the price tag. Even the drip tray is a sturdy metal that complements your kitchen appliances. On the other hand, the Jura Impressa C60 is clad in polished black casing with stainless steel accents and a mirrored metal drip tray. What matters the most to us, though, is that both machines are ergonomically designed to utilize every feature without sacrificing valuable counter space.
Mornings just got easier with the Jura Impressa C60’s user-friendly programming. The touch-sensitive interface interacts with a dial to scroll through options quickly—especially useful for adjusting your coffee on the fly! While the clean, symmetrical display is easy to operate, the small screen isn’t our favorite. It leaves only enough room for a word or two to describe features you might change. The Saeco Intelia Deluxe works in the same way with two drink buttons and a program menu but instead is displayed on soft, tactile buttons and a full screen. Not only is it easier on the eyes, but the screen has more room to describe each setting.
Skip the morning cafe jam and start making coffee you love at home with one of these entry-level superautomatic espresso machines. The Saeco Intelia Deluxe comes equipped with a cappuccinatore for instant frothy milk or a panarello add-on that offers you extra control when you need it. The Jura Impressa C60 doses more coffee per espresso shot, which will make espresso-only drinkers an instant fan (we know we are)! With the Jura Fine Foam Frother, latte lovers have frothy milk on hand. Tell us what superautomatic you’d set up in your kitchen in the comments below.