Jura coffee makers are fully-automatic, taking the guesswork out of making a delicious latte, cappuccino, or espresso. While they’re not the cheapest coffee machines around, they’re well worth the investment if you want the best possible café drinks at home (without having to struggle with a manual steam wand).
Let’s look at the best Jura machines you can get right now, along with some advice on how to choose the right one for you.
The brewing technology on the Jura E8 optimizes the time spent extracting flavors, delivering a delicious, aromatic cup beyond what you’d expect from most fully-automatic espresso machines.
Customization is easy, too, with tons of programmable drink recipes and fully-adjustable grind and strength parameters.
The Jura Z8 uses independent pumps and heating systems for the milk steamer and group head, just like professional espresso machines. Not only does it make drinks faster than other models but the consistent pressure and temperature give you a better tasting beverage.
You can customize 16 of the 21 recipes to match your tastes on the touchscreen display, and its one-touch drink options make it the most convenient Jura machine on the market.
The Jura A1 is one of the best values you’ll find in super-automatic espresso machines from any brand. While there’s no milk frother, it’s the best option for those who want fast, delicious espresso at home. Its sleek and compact design will fit nicely into most modern kitchens, both in terms of counter space and décor.
The large 64-ounce capacity of the water tank on the Jura S8 is impressive given the compact build of the machine. Choosing drinks is simple on the color touchscreen display, and you can adjust both the milk texture and the strength of your espresso shot, so you can make sure your drinks suit your tastes.
The most unique advantage of the Jura GIGA 6 is the inclusion of two grinders. Use one hopper for regular and the other for decaf, or experiment with different roasts and origins. You can even mix the beans pre-brew in 25% increments for half-caf or flavor blends.
The GIGA 6 also has more recipes and adjustment levels, making it the top choice if you want the most options possible on your Jura coffee maker.
The Jura E6 uses the same G3 burr grinder and pulsed extraction as high-end Jura machines and is one of the best mid-range options to include a milk frother. Its recipe list is more limited than what you’ll find on some Jura machines. That said, if you mostly drink espressos and cappuccinos, the E6 delivers delicious foam and espresso just as well as more complex models.
The design of the Jura ENA8 is more attractive than some of their other machines, its main advantage when you’re comparing them as a group. In terms of recipe options, it’s near the middle of the pack. The ENA8 goes beyond the basics, including drinks like flat whites and macchiatos, but lacks the extensive recipe list and customization options of Jura’s top-tier models.
The 15109 version of the E8 is the predecessor to the one reviewed above and shares most of its excellent features. Its only major shortfall compared to the newer E8 is that it can’t make as many drinks. When it comes to taste, speed, and durability, though, it performs at the same high standard.
On the other side of the spectrum, the 15270 model of the E8 includes 16 drink recipes and full customization of both shots and milk foam. The large water reservoir also makes it more convenient for entertaining, since you won’t have to stop and refill it as often.
The Jura WE8 is our top choice for offices. The large bean hopper and water tank will last for dozens of brews before you have to refill them. While it can make milk drinks, you can also disable those recipes if filling and cleaning the milk jug isn’t feasible. Along with options for customizing the drinks, you can move the spout up and down to fit bigger mugs, and the interface is easy for anyone to navigate.
The slim profile of the ENA Micro 5 makes it an easy way to pull perfect espresso shots at home, no matter how big or small your kitchen is. It’s perfect for couples, brewing one or two drinks at a time. Leaving off the milk frother cuts down on the maintenance and space required, and makes it a simpler machine to operate.
If you want a smart espresso maker, you should get the Jura D6. You have the choice of using the controls on the machine or operating it through the Smart Connect app on your device. It’s smart in other ways, too, like the intelligent water system that filters out contaminants, protecting the machine while preserving the taste of your espresso.
The Jura J6 is another smart option. You can use it with the Jura Coffee app and it has the same smart filter as the D6 above. It’s our top pick for coffee lovers who make a lot of milk drinks since you have the choice of adding a cooler to expand the milk capacity.
Jura focuses on one thing: fully-automated espresso machines for home and small office use. Within this niche, they have a few different options designed for different types of consumer.
Most Jura brewers will alert you it’s time to clean every 180 brewing cycles. It’s also a good idea to run a cleaning cycle before you go on vacation, or any other time the machine will be sitting unused for a week or longer. This clears away any coffee dust or other residue that could go rancid if left sitting in the machine.
Jura recommends changing it either after 2 months or after it has processed 50 liters of water, whichever comes first.
As long as you stay on top of changing the filter, you’ll rarely (if ever) need to descale your Jura machine. This doesn’t just cut down on the amount of time spent on maintenance but can extend the lifespan of your machine by preventing clogs and leaks caused by scale build-up.
Founded in Switzerland in the 1930s, Jura has established a history of making innovative appliances for high-end households. They started making automatic coffee machines in the 1980s, pioneering many of the developments in automatic home espresso makers we enjoy today.
Jura has recently expanded its focus to also include coffee makers for offices and other commercial uses. The WE8 reviewed above is one example of this, adding features to their classic machines that make them more suitable for professional settings. They’ve continued to innovate their home product line at the same time, adding smart features and other modern touches to their popular espresso makers.