JURA E8 Review and Comparisons – Which JURA Should You Buy?
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.
- Coffee Strength: 8 levels.
- Water volume for each coffee preparation.
- Hot water temperature: 3 levels.
- Coffee Brewing temperature: 2 levels.
- TFT color display with button controls.
- Water reservoir capacity: 1.9 L
- Bean hopper capacity: 280g
- 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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where To Buy Your JURA Machines?
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.