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Jura-Capresso Ultima 121 Espresso Machine

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Jura-Capresso Ultima 121 Espresso Machine. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the maintenance. The design also gets good feedback. Some have doubts about the noise and durability, and there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, design, maintenance

price, size, durability, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Jura-Capresso Ultima 121 Espresso Machine is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Tidy espresso and cappuccino without costly pods, has lasted years


Can't even remember when we bought this. I think it was 2004. We love cappuccino except the grounds are terribly messy in the traditional 'bucket'-like espresso makers we had used. Every time you brew, you have to get the grounds out ...

Very clean pump brewerExtremely durableStandard frother

Frother confusing, runs outpressure latch can slipstill some messiness inside

Nov, 2009

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Cheap plastic machine will break and Capesso won't sell any internal parts!


Pros: - Makes good espresso until it breaks Cons: - Cheap plastic construction will fail within a year - Poor design causes this machine to leak water and espresso grounds - Capresso won't sell internal parts and requires that ...

Makes good espresso until it breaks

Cheap plastic construction will fail within a year

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

Why pay more?


Hello from the true coffee capital of America(Anchorage,Alaska), I received another machine as a gift and promptly returned it and ordered this one as a replacement. I new nothing about this machine except that it was the same price. I had my eye on a ...

Fast, easy to use and churn out multiple cups, EASY cleanupgood frother, Price

Maybe a built in water filter

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (

Overall a Great machine


Great espresso FAST, good froth OR steam

large machine, a little expensive.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (

The best coffee machine


Easy to use and to maintain.

Tast and Easy to use

not looking sexy but fine

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

Jura-Capresso Ultima 121 Coffee Maker


Great cafe crema, espresso, cappuccino and latte.

Fast. Easy to clean.


Feb, 2004

Consumer review (

Not recommended


Speed, ease of use, good looks.

Poor quality, bad customer support.

Dec, 2003

Consumer review (

"Completely digging it..."


Slick, Fast, easy to master (READ THE MANUAL), GREAT crema, GREAT froth, GREAT espresso/coffee

other than a bit "plastic-ee"... NONE, so far

Jan, 2003

Consumer review (

"Completely digging it..."


This is the coolest thing I've ever bought... er.. you get the idea. The first weekend I had it, I had a dinner party of 8. I rapid fired cappuccino ALL AFTERNOON! It performed flawlessly and consistently. I had cause to call Capresso™ customer...

Slick, Fast, easy to master (READ THE MANUAL), GREAT crema, GREAT froth, GREAT espresso/coffee

other than a bit "plastic-ee"... NONE, so far

Jan, 2003

Consumer review (

2000 cups and still going.


No, this is not the finest espresso machine out there but it is better than the negative reviews imply. If you have a good burr grinder, good quality coffee (I now roast my own)and get the grind right and control the extraction, the results can be...

Easy to use, good quality espresso if your carefull, reasonable price

None that I can think of considering the cost

Jul, 2002

Product Specifications

Capresso "Ultima" eliminates all the inconvienent and sometimes difficult steps of conventional espresso machines: no more complications with filling, cleaning and rinsing baskets, tamping and hot filter holders. Just fill in pre-ground coffee to your liking (7 to 15 grams), pull the coffee lever down and turn the pump on. Within seconds the Capresso "Ultima" brews any size cup from one espresso to two six ounce cups of coffee always with wonderful crema on top. The double coffee spout even adjusts to accommodate different size cups.