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JURA deems the E8 super automatic espresso machine to be its most successful in the company’s history, which is quite impressive! But we totally understand why. The JURA E8 has it all: an excellent bean to cup experience, easy navigation, presets of the most popular specialty drinks and most importantly, great customer service if you ever need it.

In this post, we will be talking about the features of the JURA E8, how it compares to other models and how you can get your own E8 espresso machine.

Features of the JURA E8 Super Automatic Espresso Machine:

  • Fully automatic espresso machine with built-in conical burr grinder.
  • Select from 15 pre set coffee drink options. Drinks include: Espresso, Ristretto, Espresso Doppio, Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato, Coffee, Flat White…
  • Hot Water function allows you to use hot water on demand.
  • Built-in conical burr grinder with sealed cover to keep freshness of the beans.
  • Bypass doser for using pre-ground coffee.
  • P.E.P pulse extraction technology works on extracting the most out of your coffee ground before brewing.
  • Brew a single cup or two cups at the same time.
  • Coffee spout adjustable in height to accommodate different cup sizes.
  • Connector system for connecting the milk frother to automatically froth and dispense the milk into the cup.

Programmable Options:

  • Coffee Strength: 8 levels.
  • Water volume for each coffee preparation.
  • Hot water temperature: 3 levels.
  • Coffee Brewing temperature: 2 levels.

Controls:

  • TFT color display with button controls.

Capacity:

  • Water reservoir capacity: 1.9 L
  • Bean hopper capacity: 280g

Dimensions:

  • Width: 28cm
  • Height: 34.6 cm
  • Depth: 44.4 cm
  • Weight: 9.8 KG

Available in Black or Chrome.

JURA E8 is made in Portugal.

Click here to learn more about JURA E8, read the customer reviews and buy it. [See refurbished model here]

JURA E8 Comparisons To Other JURA Models:

JURA E8 vs E6:

The E6 and E8 are nearly identical in their design, but there’s quite a difference in what you get in terms of features and programmability:

Preset Drinks:

The E6 has less pre-set drinks, only 7 in comparison to 15 in the E8. The E6 can make espresso (1 or 2 cups), Coffee (1 or 2 cups) and Cappuccino (one cup at a time), hot milk and hot water. Those are the drinks you can make with a single touch. If you want to make anything else (Latte Macchiato, flat white, Risttritto…), you’ll have to manually reprogram the current settings and volumes to make your drinks.

Grinder:

Like the E8, the E6 has a built-in conical burr grinder, but it doesn’t have a bypass doser for pre ground coffee.

Programmability and Customization:

When it comes to programmability, both models have the same options: 8 levels of coffee strength, 3 levels for hot water temperature and 2 levels for coffee brewing temperature.

They also both have the same TFT color display with button controls.

Design:

There are slight difference in design as to where to the milk frother spout is located. There’s also a different in how adjustable the spouts are. On the E8, both coffee spout and milk spout are height adjustable. On the E6, only the coffee spout is adjustable.

Click here to learn more about the JURA E6, read the customer reviews and buy it.

JURA E8 vs. Z8:

The Z8 is more high-end than the E8 and comes equipped with even more powerful features:

  • It has even more pre-sets: 21 drinks ready to be prepared with one touch. The Z8 makes espresso, risttretto, lungo, cappuccino, coffee, caffe latte, latte macchiato, flat white and more.
  • The built-in conical burr grinder also has a bypass doser for pre ground coffee.
  • It has a touchscreen color display for controls.
  • The coffee spout on the Z8 is height and width adjustable. Cappuccino and hot water spouts are height adjustable.
  • The Z8 has a larger 2.4L water reservoir. It also has a larger coffee ground container which holds up to 20 servings before having to dispose (as opposed to 16 servings for the E8)
  • The JURA Z8 is Swiss Made.

Programmability wise, the Z8 has more options:

  • 10 coffee strength instead of 8,
  • 10 levels of milk temperature,
  • 10 levels of foam temperature,
  • 3 levels of hot water temperature, and
  • 3 levels of brewing temperature.

Click here to learn more about the JURA Z8, read the customer reviews and buy it.

JURA E8 vs. Z6:

  • The Z6 is Swiss Made
  • It has 22 preset drinks.
  • It has active bean monitoring, which means the machine will alert you when you’re running out of coffee beans in the hopper.
  • 10 programmable coffee strength levels
  • 10 milk temperature levels
  • 10 milk foam temperature levels
  • 3 hot water temperature levels.
  • 3 coffee brewing temperatures.
  • You can save, copy and personalize drinks.
  • Coffee spout is height and width adjustable.
  • Water tank capacity is 2.4L
  • Bean hopper capacity is 280g.
  • The Z6 is equipped with Artificial Intelligence features. As you and your family use the machine more, this technology starts to learn what drinks and customization users of the machine prefer and has them ready on the screen. Making this machine more easy to navigate and more adapted to you.

As you can see, the Z6 is quite an upgrade from the E8 in terms of programmability, larger water reservoir and the ability to save your personalized drinks. The other big feature in the Z6 is artificial intelligence which makes your machine more intuitive and easier to use.

Click here to learn more about the JURA Z6, read the customer reviews and buy it. [See refurbished model here]

Jura E8 vs. E80:

As far as our research goes, the E8 and E80 are technically the same machine with a few updates, the E8 being the newer machine (model year 2018), and the E80 is the older one (model year 2015). There’s not much difference in the features except for the milk frother system. The updated milk system on the E8 is supposed to make better fine-textured foam for a creamier and smoother cup of coffee.

Jura E8 vs S8:

The JURA S8 is an upgrade from the E8 model, with a larger color touch display that makes operating and programming the machine a breeze.

The screen on the S8 is 4.3” in size, so it’s quite comfortable to use and navigate. On it, you’ll find icons of each drink, and once you start the brewing process, the display will show you each step as they happen, and you can customize your drink’s coffee strength, volume or milk foam right there.

Customization wise, the S8 has 10 coffee strength levels, 3 hot water temperature levels and 3 coffee brewing temperature levels.

Click here to learn more about the JURA S8, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Where To Buy Your JURA Machines?

You can buy your JURA from Amazon, 1stinCoffee.com or directly from JURA’s website (not available for all regions).

Should I Buy New or Refurbished JURA?

If you’re looking to save on your JURA purchase, since those beautiful machines come with a hefty price tag, you can always go for a refurbished machine instead of a new one. A refurbished JURA machine is tested by the manufacturer so it will be perfectly good and safe to use. You’ll also be covered be warranty, so there’s no worries about the machine not operating as it should.

The only problem with buying refurbished is that they’re limited in quantity, so if you spot a model you want, buy it right there and then. The other issue is that you won’t always find the model you’re looking for as a refurbished machine. So you’ll have to either buy it new or find a similar refurbished model.

Whichever model you choose, if you’re going to buy a refurbished one, always make sure you’re buying it from a certified seller that sells you a machine refurbished by the manufacturer. This will guarantee the authenticity of the machine and warranty.

 

JURA is an innovative company and a leader in its field of super automatic coffee maker, which is why their coffee makers, although priced on the high end, are still popular. When it comes to bean to cup experience, either for home or office, a JURA coffee maker will not disappoint. But the trick to getting your best JURA machine is knowing exactly what you want and not picking one randomly.

A Jura coffee maker will always give you a fresh cup of coffee with a quick touch of a button. But since they make many coffee makers, you’ll find that some models have more or less features than others. So to avoid disappointments, read up on the features of all model features before buying one. And for that reason exactly, we’re doing this write-up of popular JURA automatic espresso and coffee makers.

What Makes JURA Special:

  • Built-in grinder means you get freshly ground beans at every brew. There’s no need to buy a high quality grinder separately.
  • Fully automatic, saves time and always prepares coffee in precisely measured coffee/water ratio and temperature.
  • High quality build.
  • High upfront cost, but saves money over time.
  • No continuous pod costs. You’re always using fresh coffee beans or your choice of ground coffee.

Popular Jura Product Lines:

  • ENA Micro: ENA Micro 1, ENA Micro A1, ENA Micro 5 and ENA Micro 9
  • Impressa: Impressa C60/C65, Impressa S9, Impressa Z9
  • GIGA: Giga 5
  • E Line: E6, E8

Review of JURA ENA Micro:

The JURA ENA Micro line is a simple and compact super automatic that is as straight forward as they come. There’s no complicated features on the ENA Micro machines, only simple size selection buttons where you select what you want to drink. Press and leave the rest to your machine to do.

What makes the ENA Micro special is its comparatively compact size (in comparison to other super automatics, which are usually rather large). But let’s look at the features of each ENA Micro model:

Features of ENA Micro 1:

  • 1-cup coffee spout with adjustable height.
  • Designed to be as small as possible. Dimensions: 9 x 12.7 x 17.5 inches. (W x H x D)
  • Drinks to make: coffee, espresso and ristretto.
  • Built-in conical burr grinder with adjustable grind levels.
  • Bypass chute for pre-ground coffee.
  • Water reservoir capacity: 36.8 oz
  • Touch panel for choosing cup size and aroma level (strength)
  • Intelligent pre-heating ensures coffee is heated before it brews.

Click here to learn more about JURA ENA Micro 1, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Also available from 1stInCoffee.com

Features of ENA Micro 5:

  • 2-cup coffee spout with intelligence feature.
  • By turning the spout, the machine automatically understands if you’re brewing a single or double cup and adjusts settings accordingly.
  • Built-in conical burr grinder with Aroma+ feature with Aroma preservation cover that keeps the coffee beans fresh. Aroma+ grinds the beans quicker for better results.
  • Drinks to make: Coffee, Espresso, Ristretto. (single or double cups at the same time).
  • Intelligent preheating.
  • Adjustable coffee strength.
  • Adjustable and rotating coffee spout height.
  • Bypass chute for pre ground coffee.
  • Water reservoir capacity: 36.8 oz
  • Dimensions: 9.1 X 12.7 X 17.5 (W X H X D)

Click here to learn more about JURA ENA Micro 5, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Features of ENA Micro 9 One Touch:

  • The smallest ENA Micro automatic machine that is able to prepare espresso, coffee as well as cappuccino and latte drinks with a touch of a button.
  • Single spout with height adjustable feature.
  • Built-in conical burr grinder with adjustable grind levels.
  • Built-in milk frother for automatic preparation of milk based drinks.
  • Dedicated pipes for coffee and milk dispensing.
  • Integrated rinsing, cleaning and descaling program.
  • Rotary switch, select buttons and LCD plain text display for controls and programmability.
  • Hot water function.
  • Drinks to make: coffee, espresso, ristretto, cappuccino, latte machiatto, cafe creme, hot water.
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 9.06 x 12.72 x 17.52

Click here to learn more about JURA ENA Micro 9, read the customer reviews and buy it.

ENA Micro 9 vs. 90, Is There a Difference?

Micro 90 is the same as the Micro 9 but with one difference:

  • Micro 90 has P.E.P technology (Pulse Extraction Process) which optimizes the extraction time and guarantees the most aromatic shot of espresso.
  • The Micro 90 is the newer version, so it has some slight design updates, too.

Click here to learn more about JURA ENA Micro 90, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Also available from 1stInCoffee.com

Jura ENA Micro 1 vs. 5 vs. 9, What’s The Difference?

To recap and list the biggest difference between these models:

  • ENA Micro 1 has a single spout and is designed to simply make espresso, coffee or ristretto. There’s on option for adding a frother, but of course, you can purchase any electric frother separately.
  • ENA Micro 5 has a two-cup spout. The spout is rotated for single or double use, and the machine will automatically know if you’re brewing one or two cups at a time and adjusts accordingly. Like the ENA Micro 1, it only brews coffee, espresso or ristretto. For milk based drinks, you’ll have to purchase a frother separately. The Micro 5 also has an Aroma+ grinder, which grinds better and faster while preserving aroma.
  • ENA Micro 9 and Micro 90 have a single spout, but finally, this is where the milk frother is available. If you want to make milk based drinks like Cappuccino or Latte, you’ll want this model. The Micro 90 is the newer version and it has Pulse Extraction Process that produces a better shot with stronger aroma.

Review of JURA Impressa:

The Impressa line is where the JURA takes things to the next level either with the machines capability or controls. If you want combination of features and power, the Impressa is something to consider. Yes, the Impressa is still middle-line for JURA, and there are more powerful models available.

Features of JURA Impressa C60:

  • Simple Rotary Switch operation with text display. Just turn the dial to select your drink.
  • Dual, height adjustable spout.
  • Built-in conical burr grinder.
  • Built-in milk frother with fine foam technology.
  • Programmed drinks: coffee, espresso
  • Hot water function.
  • Four adjustable coffee strength levels.
  • Two adjustable coffee temperature levels
  • Integrated rinsing, cleaning and descaling programs.
  • Bypass for pre-ground coffee.
  • Water reservoir capacity: 63.6 oz
  • Bean container capacity: 7 oz

Click here to learn more about JURA Impressa C60, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Buy it from 1stInCoffee.com brand new or refurbished.

Is There a Difference Between Impressa C60 vs. C65?

No, there is no difference other than the small design difference. The C65 has silver panels in its front while the C60 is all black.

Features of Jura Impressa S9 Classic:

  • One touch Cappuccino system. Coffee and froth milk dispense in one side, with a separate pipe for each. Great for creating cappuccino or latte without having to move the cup.
  • Dual spout for espresso or coffee.
  • Height adjustable spout.
  • Built-in Aroma+ conical burr grinder with adjustable grind settings.
  • Dedicated hot water dispenser.
  • Drinks to make: espresso, ristretto, coffee, cappuccino.
  • Active bean hopper monitoring alerts you when you’re about to run out of coffee beans.
  • Bypass for pre ground coffee.
  • 2 Thermo blocking heating system (one for the coffee/espresso side, another for the Cappuccino system).
  • Five adjustable coffee strength.
  • Three levels of hot water temperature.
  • Two levels of coffee temperature.
  • Rotary switch with plain text display for controls.
  • Integrated rinsing, cleaning and descaling program.
  • Integrated milk system cleaning program.
  • Water reservoir capacity: 90.3 oz

Click here to learn more about JURA Impressa S9, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Also available from 1stInCoffee.com

Features of Impressa Z9:

  • Top of the line model with one touch system for specialty drinks.
  • Dual spouts for espresso or coffee drinks.
  • Additional spout for coffee and milk dispensing, to make specialty drinks with one touch and without moving the cup.
  • All spouts are height adjustable.
  • Coffee spout is also width adjustable.
  • Colored TFT display allows you to choose and program your drinks with a lot of ease.
  • Program your drink volume, strength and other properties and save your favorite settings, so you can use it again next time.
  • Built-in Aroma+ conical burr grinder.
  • Two thermoblock heating systems.
  • Built-in frother allows you to froth or heat milk either to use with coffee or prepare hot milk on its own.
  • Hot water dispenser with multiple settings.
  • Adjustable coffee strength, 5 levels.
  • Adjustable temperature for coffee or hot water.
  • Active bean hopper monitor.
  • Includes a stainless steel vacuum milk container.

Click here to learn more about JURA Impressa Z9, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Also available from 1stInCoffee.com

JURA Impressa C60 vs. S9 vs. Z9, What’s The Difference?

Cappuccino System:

  • The Impressa S9 and Z9 have a one-touch Cappuccino system. This means that the machines are equipped with two thermoblock heating systems that operate separately. One of these heating systems is used to operate a milk frother and coffee spout for preparing the speciality milk based drinks. This is separated from the coffee spout that is located in the middle of the machine.
  • The C60 has a built-in milk frother, so you can make speciality milk based drinks with it. However, it has a single thermoblock heating system. You’ll have to heat and froth the milk separately, then move your cup to the coffee side to add the coffee.
  • On the Z9, you can dispense hot milk only using the milk frother.

Hot Water Function:

  • All three models have a hot water function where there is a dedicated hot water spout. But on the Z9, there is three levels of hot water instead of just one.
  • There are temperature settings for hot water on the Z9 and S9 but not on the C60.

Water Reservoir Capacity:

  • The Z9 has the largest water capacity of 93.7 oz, followed by the S9 with 90.3 oz capacity. The C60 has a 63.6 oz capacity.

Bean Hopper Capacity:

  • Both the Z9 and S9 have 9.9 oz capacity. The C60 has a 7.1 oz capacity.

Controls:

  • The Z9 has a TFT color display combined with buttons for operation.
  • The C60 and S9 have Plain text display and rotary switch.

Coffee Spouts:

  • The Z9 has a coffee spout that is both height and width adjustable. The Cappuccino spout is also height adjustable.
  • The spouts on the S9 and C60 are height adjustable.

Review of JURA E Line:

The JURA E Line is the first in the world to include P.E.P technology. Pulse Extraction Process, which is developed by JURA, optimizes extraction time by forcing hot water through the coffee ground in short intervals. This allows the coffee ground to fully expand and develop flavors.

Features of JURA E6:

  • Fully automatic espresso and coffee maker with P.E.P technology.
  • Dual height adjustable coffee spout.
  • Drinks to make: Espresso, Coffee, Cappuccino, milk foam and hot water.
  • Hot water spout also height adjustable.
  • Built-in Aroma G3 Conical burr grinder.
  • Built-in milk frother.
  • Single thermoblock heating system.
  • Eight levels of adjustable coffee strength level.
  • Three levels of hot water.
  • Drinks can be adjusted in strength, volume or temperature. Including hot water.
  • Two levels of brewing temperature.
  • TFT color display for easy controls.
  • Water reservoir capacity: 63.6 oz.
  • Bean container capacity: 9.9 oz

Click here to learn more about JURA E6, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Also available from 1stInCoffee.com

Features of JURA E8:

  • Fully automatic espresso and coffee maker with P.E.P technology.
  • Programmed drinks: ristretto, espresso, coffee, cappuccino, latte macchiato, flat white, milk foam, milk and hot water.
  • One-touch cappuccino system.
  • Dual height adjustable coffee spout.
  • Built in Aroma G3 conical burr grinder.
  • Bypass for pre-ground coffee.
  • Single thermoblock heating system.
  • TFT Color display with buttons for controls.
  • Eight levels of adjustable coffee drinks.
  • Three levels of hot water.
  • Adjustable drink strength and water amount.
  • Adjustable brewing temperature.
  • Height adjustable cappuccino spout and hot water spout.
  • Water reservoir capacity: 64 oz
  • Bean hopper capacity: 10 oz.

Click here to learn more about JURA E8, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Also available from 1stInCoffee.com

JURA E6 vs. E8, What’s The Difference?

Programmed Drinks:

The E8 has more pre-set drinks available in its menu. In addition to the espresso, coffee, cappuccino and milk foam or hot water the E6 can make, the E8 also has ristretto, latte, flat white and hot milk (as in a full cup of hot milk and not just extra foam).

Grinder Settings:

Both machines have the same grinder as well as 8 levels of coffee strength levels. However, the E6 does not have a bypass for pre-ground coffee. Which means, you’ll always have to use the built-in grinder. While on the E8, you have to option of using pre ground coffee instead of the built-in grinder.

Cappuccino System:

The E8 has a one-touch cappuccino system. Which means the machine will froth milk and dispense coffee in a separate spout.

With the E6, the milk spout is on the same side as the coffee spout. So there’s no separate cappuccino system.

Capacity:

The E8 is slightly bigger in capacity than the E6. It has a 64 oz water reservoir capacity rather than 63 oz, and 10 oz bean hopper capacity instead of 9.9 oz. So that barely makes any difference.

Which Of These JURA Espresso and Coffee Makers Should You Buy?

  • As you can see from all the features we talked about above, each of JURA’s lines comes with specific features as well as limitations. There’s also a price range that might be important to your decision. For prices, please check at the time of your purchase as prices change constantly by vendors, so we can’t mention precise prices.
  • The ENA Micro line is as simple as it gets. It is made for espresso and coffee preparation only. No milk frother. This line is also compact in size, making it a great option with space limitation. This line is perfect for someone who wants a simple push-button bean-to-cup experience without doing any work. You can purchase an electric milk frother separately if you ever choose to expand the drinks you want to make. You can brew a shot using your ENA and then make the froth separately. That’s if you choose either the ENA Micro 1 or 5. ENA Micro 9 has a built-in milk frother as well as a hot water function. But of course, that takes it’s price ranger higher than the other models in the ENA Micro models.
  • Next comes the IMPRESSA line, where the built-in milk frother is a default. But the choice here is between either a dedicated cappuccino system (Z9 or S9) where the milk based drinks are prepared fully in a separate section. Or a built-in frother like the C60’s, where you prepare the milk on one side and then move the cup to the coffee spout. Also, the IMPRESSA Z9 used the colored TFT display which the other two Impressa machines lack.
  • The E Line introduces P.E.P technology, which promises a better extraction process to produce a great shot of espresso or coffee. P.E.P (Pulse Extraction Process) releases the hot water through the coffee ground in short intervals, this process works on developing the flavors of the freshly ground coffee and bringing the best out of the bean’s flavor and aroma.
  • The E Line has the colored TFT display by default. This nice display makes much easier and quicker to navigate the options and customize your drinks.

How To Save On Your JURA Machine Purchase?

One of the best way to save money on JURA machines is to buy a refurbished machine. This cuts on the price of the machine, by half sometimes! However, you won’t always find the exact model you’re looking for. But it’s certainly worth checking! We highly recommend our partners at 1stincoffee.com for refurbished JURA machines.

Video Reviews:

Demo of the JURA Ena Micro 9:

Review of the JURA Impressa C60:

Review of JURA Impressa Z9:

Review of the JURA E8:

Additional JURA Articles To Read:

 

Breville has always been a maker of premium espresso machines that give you professional coffee quality, yet it’s accessible and user-friendly for beginners. Breville’s Oracle Touch is just that, it has the look and feel of a professional manual espresso machine but without the complications that might intimidate a home-user or a beginner.

Breville Oracle Touch Automatic Espresso Machine:

  • Automated touch screen operation shows you how to make your favorite coffee house drinks.
  • Easily adjust coffee strength, the milk texture and temperature to your preferred taste.
  • Customize your favorite drinks and save them under unique names.
  • Built-in conical burr grinder with automatic grinding and dosing.
  • Precise water temperature using digital temperature control technology to ensure the water remains at its optimum range.
  • Optimal Water Pressure thanks to OPV (Over Pressure Valve), which is a commercial feature of the Oracle Touch. OPV is used to limit the maximum pressure when the coffee is being extracted. This prevents the espresso shot from turning bitter.
  • Steam wand automatically textures milk as you request it to. It also has automatic self-cleaning feature to keep it clean and ready for next use.

Click here to learn more about the Breville Oracle Touch, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Technical Specs:

  • Touch screen operation.
  • 5 Customizable coffee drinks: espresso, long black, latte, flat white and cappuccino.
  • Automatic milk foaming and texturing.
  • Stainless steel Dual boilers.
  • Built-in conical burr grinder with half pound (1/2 LB) capacity.
  • Dedicated hot water dispenser.
  • Water tank capacity: 84 oz
  • Full stainless steel housing.
  • 58mm Portafilter.
  • Shot timer to display shot extraction duration as a guide.

The Touch Screen:

This is by far the most exciting part of the Breville Oracle Touch. It is the part that truly simplifies the process of making your favorite espresso and coffee drinks. The touch screen is a colored display that shows you icons identifying each coffee drink your Breville machine can make. Select the drink you want to make and from there, the screen will give you step by step direction on how to customize it, and will finally prepare it for you. You can also save your customized drinks under any name you want.

Automatic Milk Texturing:

Cappuccino and Latte is probably one of the most popular coffee drinks around the world. But making a coffee-house quality Cappuccino and Latte isn’t easy. This is because these drinks rely heavily on how the milk is textured and at how temperature it is heated. With the Breville Oracle Touch, all of these things are done for you automatically! Select the type of froth, texture you need and your desired temperature, place the jug under the steam wand and watch it do its thing! After the task is done, the steam wand will clean itself automatically, too.

Automatic Grinding, Tamping and Dosing:

You really can’t go wrong with a machine like Oracle Touch. With automatic grinding and dosing, the machine will use the built-in grinder to grind the perfect amount of coffee for your drink. This way, you know you’re grinding the right amount at the right level, and your shot will come perfect every time!

Breville Oracle Touch is the perfect choice for anyone who wants an automatic espresso machine but with the customization a manual machine can offer.


Breville Oracle Touch BES990 vs. Oracle BES980XL, What’s The Difference?

Another great espresso machine by Breville is the Oracle. A machine that also automates the hardest part about making quality coffee drinks at home. It has automatic grinding/dosing as well as automatic milk texturing and foaming. So how is it different than the Oracle Touch?

  • The biggest difference here is that the Oracle lacks the touch pad that Oracle Touch has. On the Oracle, you can’t select a drink, there’s no walk-through of how to prepare your drink and no way to save customized drinks.
  • When it comes to customization of milk texture and temperature on the Oracle, you’ll see a small display next to the steam wand that shows you the temperature and texture level, which you can change and select using a dial button.

Other than that, you get the same specs on both machines:

  • Same conical burr grinder with half a pound capacity.
  • 84 oz water reservoir.
  • 58mm portafilter.
  • Over Pressure Value, Pre-infusion function, Triple heat system.
  • Stainless steel dual boiler.
  • Timer.
  • Hot water dispenser.

READ: Comparison between Breville Oracle vs Dual Boiler

Which Do You Buy? Breville Oracle Touch or Oracle?

For starters, there’s a rather big difference in price between the Oracle Touch and Oracle. So, your budget might dictate which one you will choose. But assuming there’s no budget to think of, here’s how to pick between the two:

  • The Oracle Touch is a lot easier to use. The display will walk you through each step of making your drink to simplify the process even more. And if you’re a fan of customization: as in changing the volume of coffee/milk, texture, temperature, The Oracle Touch allows you to save these settings under names you choose. So next time you want to make the same customized drink, it’s just one click away.
  • The Breville Oracle on the other hand, takes two of the hardest things from manual espresso prepping and automates it, and that is: coffee grinder/dosing and milk texturing. But there’s no walk through of each drink, so preparing each drink and how you customize it is up to you every time. What the machine does for you is grind, dose, tamp and texture the milk to your taste.

Video Reviews:

 

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Jura’s superautomatic espresso machines. Leaders in their domain, Jura make the best coffee machines that do it all with a push of a button. Our post here is dedicated to two of Jura’s high-end models: Jura Giga 5 and Jura Z9 Impressa. These two machines are equipped with great technology and design, and they do come with a hefty price tag, but don’t let that scare you just yet, because we’ll also tell you how you can buy them for an insanely discounted price!

Features of the Jura Giga 5 Superautomatic Espresso and Coffee Machine

  • Two built-in grinders and Two heating systems, this machine allows you to prepare one or two specialty drinks at the same time.
  • Double grinders and the machine also allow you to blend two kinds of coffee (from each hopper) in a single drink.
  • Ceramic burr grinders that don’t produce heat and are whisper-quiet.
  • Dual spout dispenses the liquid into the cup and can be height & width adjusted. From 2.75″ to 6.25″ high and from .78″ to 2″ wide.
  • 18 Programmable specialty coffee drinks.
  • Creating your drink is super easy thanks to the colored screen display and rotary selector.
  • Programmable strength, grind and temperature.
  • Automatic milk frothing and dispensing.
  • Integrated rinsing, cleaning and descaling program.
  • Bypass doser allows you to use ground coffee instead of using the grinders.
  • Made in Switzerland.

Capacities:

  • 87 oz water reservoir.
  • 9 oz bean hopper for each grinder.
  • 20 oz thermal milk container.

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Features of Jura Z9 One Touch Impressa Espresso and Coffee Machine

  • Fully automatic coffee center.
  • Makes a single drink at a time.
  • Built-in ceramic burr grinder.
  • Two heating systems, one for coffee and another for steam.
  • Color screen display for easy programmability of your coffee.
  • Ability to use pre-ground coffee instead of grinder.
  • Programmable coffee strength, grind settings and temperature.

Capacities:

  • 96 oz water reservoir.
  • 9 oz bean hopper.
  • 20 oz thermal milk container.

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What Is The Difference Between Jura GIGA 5 vs. Z9 Impressa?

For the most part, in features and programmability, the two models are the same. The biggest difference between the GIGA 5 and Z9 is:

  • The GIGA 5 has TWO grinders and TWO heating systems. This means you can prepare either one or two coffee drinks at the same time without the need to wait.

This is a rather useful feature if the machine is going to be used by a lot of people (say in an office, or in a large family), where you may need to process two drinks at the same time. But that’s not the only thing. Another great feature is that the JURA Giga 5 allows you to create a mixed coffee blend from each hopper. Say for example you have one hopper that has regular beans and the other is filled with decaf, you can program your machine to create a half-caff drink by grinding coffee from each hopper in one drink.

The GIGA 5 and Z9 have the same TFT color screen that shows you a clear menu of the drinks available with a photo. You can use the same screen to select your customization like temperature, strength or volume. It’s very simple to use.

One small difference is the water reservoir capacity: The Z9 has a larger 96 oz capacity while the GIGA 5 has 87 oz. The bean hopper capacities are the same, although on the GIGA 5 you get two bean hoppers of course. Also included with both machines is a 20 oz thermal milk container that allows the machine to automatically froth and dispense milk.

How To Save On Your JURA Coffee Machine Purchase?

Like we said at the beginning of this post, Jura machines come with a rather hefty price tag. With their technology, design and well manufacturing (They’re made in Switzerland!), they’re very much worth their price. But you still don’t have to pay full price for them. How? By buying a factory refurbished machine instead.

If you choose to buy a refurbished JURA machine, you are guaranteed a clean and like-new machine and you can save hundreds or thousands of dollars (yes, you read that right, thousands!).

Where To Buy a Refurbished JURA Machine?

Our favorite retailer for refurbished JURAs is 1inCoffee.com, all their JURA line is guaranteed factory refurbished, have been tested to be in perfect working condition and come with a 1-year warranty. You also get FREE shipping on your order.

Prefer to buy your JURA brand-new? 1stInCoffee has new Jura machines, too. Check them out here.

Video Reviews

Review of the Jura GIGA 5:

Review of Jura Z9:

 

Saeco Philips are makers of the best superautomatic espresso machines. You can find a range of super autos from Saeoc with cool features and at a range of prices that make it affordable to many people.

In this post, we’ll be looking at the Saeco Philips  Intelia Deluxe, an easy to use, bean-to-cup espresso maker that will brew your favorite coffee drinks with simple push of a button.

The Intelia Deluxe is a superautomatic that will make you a fresh cup of coffee, as fresh as can be, thanks to its built-in grinder that grinds the beans as soon as you push a button for your favorite drinks. It is available in two models: HD8759/47 and HD8771/93 (also known as Intelia Deluxe Cappuccino), which we will be comparing later in the post.

Features of the Saeco Intelia Deluxe Cappuccino HD8771/93:

  • Prepares all espresso based drinks like Cappuccino, Latte, Macchiato, Americano and more with a push of a button.
  • Built-in ceramic grinders that last longer and never overheat.
  • Built-in milk frother pitcher automatically froths milk and adds it to your cup.
  • Milk frothing pitcher is detachable, which allows you to store left over milk in the fridge.
  • Quick Heat boiler allows you to prepare your drinks with no wait time.
  • Choose from 5 strength settings, 10 grind settings and temperature settings.
  • LCD display allows you to easily program your machine.
  • Dedicated buttons for each coffee drink for quick operation.
  • Water reservoir capacity: 50 oz.
  • Bean hopper capacity: 10 oz.
  • Made in Italy

Click here to learn more about Saeco Philips Intelia Deluxe Cappuccino, read the customer reviews and buy it.

What Is The Difference Between Saeco Philips Intelia Deluxe HD8759/47 vs  HD8771/93

 

This is the Intelia Deluxe HD8759/47. It is identical to the Intelia Deluxe Cappuccino but with one slight difference:

The Intelia Deluxe lacks the milk frother carafe. Instead, it has a a hose that connect to the frother at one end, and you have to put in in a milk jug so it draws the milk, froth it and add it to your cup. After the milk in added, you’ll have to manually move your cup to the coffee spout for the next step. You can also use a frothing wand, which means you’ll have to froth the milk manually.

Click here to learn more about Saeco Philips Intelia Deluxe, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Video Reviews

Review of Intelia Deluxe:

Review of Intelia Deluxe Cappuccino:

Common Questions:

Can I Use Non-dairy Milk like Almond or Soy Milk?

Yes, you can use whichever kind of milk you like. However, the results of froth will vary and it’s not guaranteed that you’ll get the best results.

Can I Use Pre-Ground Coffee or Do I Have To Use the Grinder?

There’s an option to turn off the grinder so you can use any ground coffee you like.

Can I Adjust the Temperature Settings to Make My Coffee As Hot As I Like?

Yes, there are adjustable temperature settings. You can also adjust the grind and strength settings, so you can make your coffee exactly to your preference.

 

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Jura IMPRESSA C9 vs S9

Jura is the brand to go to when it comes to high-end super automatic espresso machines. With a touch of a button, you can have your coffee, cappuccino or latte made to your taste in a matter of minutes and without any work on your part.

In this post, we’ll be looking at two machines from the IMPRESSA line from Jura. We’ll look at the features and difference between the Impressa C9 and Impressa S9.

Features of the Impressa C9:

Jura IMPRESSA C9

  • Automatic coffee and espresso maker with 1450-watts power.
  • 15 bar power pump.
  • Built-in conical burr grinder with 6 adjustable settings.
  • Bypass for using pre-ground coffee of your choice.
  • 64 oz water tank capacity.
  • Includes 14 oz milk container for automatic milk frothing.
  • 8-ounce bean container.
  • Programmable coffee cup size and strength.
  • Hot water dispenser for preparing other drinks like tea.
  • Height adjustable coffee spout 2.6 to 4.4 inches
  • Screen for text display.
  • Includes a DVD for instructions on how to use the machine.

Click here to learn more about the Impressa C9, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Features of the Impressa S9:

Jura IMPRESSA S9

  • Fully automatic espresso and coffee maker with 1250 watts of power.
  • 15 bar pressure.
  • Built in Aroma+ grinder, which is a JURA grinder that grinds twice as fast and adds a touch of Aroma for better coffee.
  • 3 programmable hot water temperature.
  • Separate by-pass for using ground coffee.
  • 90.3 oz water tank capacity.
  • 9.9 oz bean hopper.
  • Adjustable coffee size, strength and temperature.
  • Hot water dispenser.
  • Height adjustable coffee spout, 2.6 to 5.8 inches.
  • Height adjustable cappuccino spout 4.7 inches.
  • Screen displays text and graphics.

Click here to learn more about the Impressa S9, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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C9 vs. S9,  What’s The Difference?

The Jura IMPRESSA S9 is a more advanced model than the C9. It features a number of upgraded features.

The Built-In Grinder:

  • S9: it feature’s Jura’s new Aroma+ grinder which promises to grind coffee twice as fast with an Aroma Boost function that provides you with an extra coffee kick. It has 5 adjustable settings.
  • C9: uses a conical burr grinder with 6 adjustable settings.

Programmability and Adjustments:

  • S9: allows you to program your drinks size, strength as well as temperature. Choose from 5 adjustable strength, 3 levels of hot water temperature and 2 brewing temperatures.
  • C9: you can adjust coffee volume and strength, choose from 3 coffee strengths. Brewing and hot water temperature cannot be adjusted in the C9.

The Display:

  • S9: the screen can display text as well as graphics.
  • C9: the screen displays text only.

The Spouts:

  • S9: both the coffee and cappuccino spouts can be adjusted in height. This helps you accommodate cups of any size and length.
  • C9: only the coffee spout can be adjusted.

Water Tank and Bean Hopper:

  • S9: has a larger water tank of 90.3 oz capacity and a larger coffee bean hopper of 9 oz with Aroma seal lid.
  • C9: has a 64 oz water tank and 8 oz bean container.

Automatic Maintenance:

  • Both machines feature automatic one-touch maintenance features like rinsing and descaling. However, the C9 has automatic milk rinse that the S9 doesn’t have.

Milk Frothing Container:

  • S9: does NOT include a milk container or frothing jug.
  • C9: includes a 14 oz insulated milk container.

Which One Is Best To Buy?

Looking at the comparison, you’ll notice that the S9 has many upgraded features over the C9, but doesn’t mean it’s necessary what you have to buy. Overall, both machines are fantastic, but you’ll have to look at your specific needs to know which is the best one. For example:

  • Are you someone who mainly brews milk-based drinks? then the C9 is a great option since it has the milk container included your purchase. And it has a milk-rinse feature that will ensure your machine is always clean.
  • On the other hand, if you’re specific about your coffee’s temperature, the adjustable temperature on the S9 will be an important feature for you. This is a special feature that isn’t available in many coffee and espresso makers.

Watch These Videos to See How The Machines Work:

Review of the IMPRESSA S9:

Review of the IMPRESSA C9:

Reference for the information in our comparison is Jura’s official website.

 

Saeco HD8964_01 GranBaristo

The GranBaristo fully automatic espresso machine is the newest addition to the always impressive line of espresso machines by Saeco. It’s packed with features that offer you high-end, specialty barista drinks at a touch of a button (literally!). It also happens to be Saeco’s slimmest Super-automatic yet, so you don’t have to worry about it taking up a lot of space.

Features of Gran Baristo Super-Automatic Espresso and Coffee Maker:

Saeco HD8964_01 GranBaristo_

  • 15-bar, fully automatic espresso machine.
  • Built-in ceramic grinder with adjustable settings (6 strength settings)
  • Touch panel, with dedicated buttons for specialty drinks like: espresso, cappuccino, latte, macchiato, coffee and more.
  • Makes 16 different varieties of specialty coffee drinks.
  • Integrated (and detachable) milk carafe automatically heats and froths milks and pours it right into the cup.
  • Ability to re-program all pre-set options.
  • 1.7L water tank capacity.
  • 270 gram bean hopper.
  • Bypass doser for using pre-ground coffee.
  • Automatic cleaning and descaling options.

Click here to learn more about the Gran Baristo, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Special Features and Specs.:

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  • Dual Chamber Milk Frother: This ensure that the milk is at perfect temperature. It creates a creamy froth that lasts til the last drop of your delicious drink.
  • Varieties of coffee drinks: The Gran Barista has a simple to use touch panel, with a button for each drink you want to make. That, in addition to your milk customization option, offers you a wide range of coffee drinks, only a push button away!
  • Coffee customization for up to 6 profiles: Not only will you be able to customize your coffee as you like it, you can now save different settings for different profiles, up to 6 individual profiles. This is a fantastic feature for families or for small office use.
  • Coffee Bean Switcher: Like to use different type of coffee beans every now and then? Thanks to the coffee bean switcher, you can use different coffee blends and easily switch between them whenever you like.

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In this post, we’ll be looking at two super-automatic espresso machines by Saeco, one of Italy’s leading espresso machines manufactures. The machines we’ll be reviewing are the Saeco Xelsis SS and the Saeco Exprelia.

First, let’s have a look at the features of each machine individually:

Saeco Xelsis SS Automatic Espresso Machine:

Saeco Xelsis SS

  • Super-automatic espresso machine with built-in grinder and detachable external milk tank.
  • One touch operation. LCD color display.
  • Create and save up to 6 profiles for personalization and custom drink memorization for different people.
  • 5 pre-set drinks, all can be reprogrammed and saved to personal profile.
  • Easily adjust the taste and volume of your coffee with a knob turn.
  • The detachable milk tank automatically froths and pours milk to glass. Left over milk can be saved in fridge easily.
  • Classic froth wand also available.
  • Pre-ground bypass for using coffee other than the coffee you have in the bean hopper (regular vs decaf for example).
  • 54 oz water tank with filter.
  • 12 oz bean hopper capacity
  • automatic cleaning and descaling.

Click here to learn more about this machine, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Saeco HD8856/47 Exprelia Super Automatic Espresso Machine:

Philips Saeco HD8856_47 Exprelia

  • Fully automatic espresso machine with built-in grinder and automatic milk frother.
  • LCD display for easily selection and customization.
  • 4 pre-set coffee buttons, all reprogrammable.
  • Adjust the intensity of your coffee easily using knob control.
  • Detachable milk tank for automatic frothing.
  • Automatic cleaning and descaling.
  • 10 oz bean hopper capacity

Click here to learn more about this machine, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Saeco Xelsis SS vs. Exprelia, What Is The Difference and Which Is Best?

  • Both are super-auto with built-in ceramic conical burr grinders that Saeco are known for.
  • Both use the same milk frothing system known as Cappuccinatore, which is an integrated, detachable milk tank that automatically froths and pours the milk directly into your cup.
  • Both have the same water tank capacity 54 oz and a bypass doser for using pre-ground coffee.

The difference is:

  • The Saeco Xelsis is a more advanced machines with the ability to save 6 profiles with their own custom drink settings.
  • The color display on the Xelsis is easier to use for drink customization.
  • The controls on the Xelsis are all touch buttons, while the Exprelia has actual buttons.
  • The Xelsis has a slightly larger bean hopper capacity (12 oz vs 10 oz for the Exprelia).
  • The Xelsis has more pre-set drink buttons for Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato, Caffe Latte, Lungo and Espresso, as well as a custom drink button. The Exprelia has 4 pre-set buttons.

Which One Should You Buy?

Of course the Xelsis has more high-end features, but it also comes with a higher price tag, it is actually nearly double the price of the Exprelia. Overall, both machines are excellent and have been highly rated, but it’s up to you and your budget to decide if the extra features of the Xelsis are worth the extra money.

 

 

We’ve covered many superautomatic espresso machines that range between the price of just under a $1000 to over $2000. The machines we’re covering today are even more high-end, more extravagant and cost even more!  Many people wonder, are super-automatic espresso machines really worth it? And what makes an espresso machine worth such a price tag?

Why Can a Superautomatic Espresso Machine Cost Over $3000?

If you’re wondering if paying $3000 or more on an espresso machine is an overkill or not, the answer can be either yes or no. If you’re ready to pay that much for an espresso machine, make sure they include at least a few of these features:

  • Customizable profiles: make sure the machine can set and save customization options for different individuals.
  • Fully customizable coffee strength, coffee grind, milk foam… etc.
  • A COLOR LCD display screen to customize and program your machine.
  • Individual buttons for each coffee drinks (Coffee, espresso, Latte, Macchiato, Cappuccino…)
  • Automatic cleaning options.

These options set low-cot super-automatic espresso machines from high-end espresso machines. But are they worth it? It’s always good to keep in mind that these machines can last a lifetime, they’re just built that way. They also save you a LOT on coffee expenses. So if you can put up the initial investment, this can be a luxury that will pay for itself overtime.

Best Top of the Line, High-End Superautomatic Espresso Machines:

Philips Saeco RI9946/47 Xelsis Digital ID Automatic Espresso Machine:

Philips Saeco RI9946_47 Xelsis Digital ID Automatic Espresso Machine

  • Saves up to 6 individual profiles.
  • Uses finger print technology to store and ID all settings for individual users.
  • Each profile can save up to 9 customized drinks: customize strength, temperature, length and milk foam density.
  • Superautomatic espresso machine with wide color display.
  • Fully programmable settings and coffee drinks.
  • Detachable milk carafe.
  • Automatic milk frothing dispenses froth right into the cup.

Click here to learn more about this Philips Saeco Xelsis with Fingerprint ID, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive ESAM 6900M:

Delonghi Prima Donna Exclusive

  • DeLonghi’s newest masterpiece with fully programmable functions and hot chocolate function.
  • Individual one-touch options for coffee drinks like Cappuccino, Latte, Coffee, Espresso, Macchiato and Hot Milk.
  • Large wide color screen for easy machine control.
  • Saves up to 6 individual profiles.
  • Long coffee options replicates drip coffee.
  • Makes authentic Italian hot chocolate with a touch of a button.
  • Ability to adjust everything from grind, coffee strength, and even milk foam density.

Click here to learn more about the PrimaDonna Exclusive, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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See how it works: (Video is not in English but it demonstrates how the machine works well)

DeLonghi Prima Donna Exclusive vs. Prima Donna S, What’s The Difference?

This is the DeLonghi Prima Donna S Deluxe, which is another version of the Prima Donna Exclusive featured above, sold at a less price range. What is the difference between them?

  • To start, Prima Donna S lacks  the interactive large screen of the PrimaDonna Exclusive and replaces it with a small text display.
  • Using the PrimaDonna S, you can program your drinks, but you can’t save individual profiles.
  • Pre-set drinks on the PrimaDonna S is Cafe Latte, Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato and Milk. On the PrimaDonna Exclusive, additionally you’ll get: Hot Chocolate and Long (which is regular black coffee).

Click here to learn more about DeLonghi PrimaDonna S Deluxe, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Are These Super Automatic Espresso Makers Worth It?

Looking at the features of these overly expensive superautomatics, you can tell they mostly do what other less expensive automatic espresso makers do. So, what makes them special enough to pay more money for?

Where they differ from other super automatics is:

  • The large displays, which most of the time make programming your machine and customizing your drink a much easier task.
  • Customizable profiles: this is an important thing if the machine is going to be used by a number of users. This way, under each profile, each user can save their favorite customization without having to do it over and over at every brew.
  • Pre-set drink buttons: this isn’t the most important thing, but it’s a convenience some people are willing to pay for. If your favorite drink is available as a pre-set, then all you have to do really is push that button for a perfect cup of your favorite coffee.

So, is it worth it?

This is certainly up to the user to decide. If these extra features are important to you, then you’ll feel like it’s worth it. Otherwise, there are many less expensive super automatics that are just as good, but without the extra bells and whistles.

 

Krups XP9000 Super-Automatic Espresso Machine and Coffee Center

The KRUPS Espresseria espresso machine has always been one of my personal favorite, and an overall best selling super-automatic espresso machine. But I just came across this other super-auto also by KRUPS that seems to be much like an upgraded version of the Espresseria. The KRUPS XP9000 is a fully automatic, fully reprogrammable machine with easy push-button controls that makes your coffee making process a breeze…

Features:

  • 15 bar pressure pump.
  • Conical burr grinder, automatically grinds, tamps and brews your choice of coffee.
  • Oversized digital display fir easy controlling of the machine.
  • Button controls to adjust volume, grind settings, drink options and more.
  • Steam nozzle for milk frothing – steams milk right inside your cup. Also a hot water dispenser.
  • Removable water tank.
  • Measures 18-3/4 by 11-1/2 by 14-3/4 inches; 1-year limited warranty

Now looking at the photo, you’ll be wondering where the steam nozzle is. This machine has a unique nozzle that is in the middle right where the coffee spout is. This allows for milk frothing RIGHT inside your cup! The steam nozzle is also a hot water dispenser, so it also fills your cup up without having to remove it.

For the coffee options, you have: 4 options for espresso, hot water, steam, latte and cappuccino. All reprogrammable to suit your personal taste, which is easy to use using the large 2-lines display with 5 languages settings.

If there’s one downside to this machine, it could be that it is large in size. If you’re going to be fitting it under a cabinet, make sure to take measurements first to make sure it will fit.

 You can click here to read more about the KRUPS XP9000 Super-automatic espresso machine and read the customer reviews.

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