Whether you are a coffee connoisseur or you simply can’t do without your cup of joe to get you through your day, it pays to invest in a good coffee machine. And, you can’t go wrong with the premium, state-of-the-art Jura E8 Espresso Machine.
The Jura E8 is among some of the most popular coffee machines in the Jura product range. The automatic coffee machine is extremely easy to use and offers a greater variety of specialty coffees with a stylish and sophisticated design.
And in this review, we will discuss in-depth everything you need to know about the Jura E8, including its features, advantages, and drawbacks so that you can make an educated decision about whether this espresso machine is the right appliance for your home.
So read on to find out if it is worthy of your investment in our Jura E8 review.
About The Jura E8
Let’s kick off this Jura E8 review by taking a look at Jura itself. JURA Elektroapparate AG was founded in 1931, and ever since the Swiss company has been designing and manufacturing high-end home appliances.
The pioneer is automatic coffee and espresso machines, and Jura has been one of the leading contributors in the appliance sectors since the mid-80s.
Today, the traditional company has become global and has products catering to the foodservice industry, offices, and homes.
The company has its headquarters in Niederbuchsiten, Switzerland, and distributes and sells its products across Austria, Sweden, Germany, the UK, the US, the Netherlands, Spain, South-East Asia, and Australia.
In 2020, the company had a turnover of CHF 579.9 million, comprising 6.9% growth, which resulted from the sale of around 448,000 coffee machines which was mostly due to an increase in demand because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown.
The key to Jura’s growth is its innovation along with quality, precision, reliability, service, and sustainability. As a brand, Jura’s success lies in its sole focus on premium automatic specialty coffee machines, which are associated with a stunning design, simple operation, and the best coffee.
Read on to know everything about the Jura E8 Espresso Machine.
About Jura E8 Espresso Machine
Developed by the dedicated team of engineers at Jura, the objective of the Jura E8 Espresso Machine is to deliver a perfect, freshly ground cup of coffee every time at the press of a button.
The sleek Swiss design of the coffee machine combines high-quality materials with clean lines giving you an undeniably sophisticated appliance that any coffee lover will be proud to own for several years to come.
The one-touch brewing feature allows you to enjoy all types of coffees right from espressos, and ristrettos, to milk-based beverages like cappuccinos, macchiatos, lattes, and flat white coffees. The Jura E8 has the design and the features that can tempt even the most demanding coffee fan.
The E8 has some impressive features. Let’s take a look at the most important ones.
The Jura E8 is a conveniently sized machine with a sleek and sophisticated design. The dimensions of 20.2” (h) x 12.4” (w) x 17.1” (d) make the appliance perfect to place on your kitchen countertop or even in tight spaces. The coffee machine weighs around 21.6lb (9.8 kilos).
The machine is equipped with a 280-gram bean hopper that can hold up to 10oz of coffee beans i.e., a filled bean hopper can work up to 16 servings of coffee before the next refill.
The espresso machine has adjustable spouts having a maximum clearance of around 4.5 inches under coffee spouts and 6 inches clearance under the coffee and milk spouts.
The machine itself is made of plastic and the drip tray has a metal surround. The machine has a timer that has a range of 15 minutes to 9 hours and when in idle mode, it uses only 9 watts of power per hour.
6-Level Aroma G3 Grinder
The espresso machine features state-of-the-art technology and is equipped with an in-built 6-level Aroma G3 burr grinder with 6 grinding settings that can grind the fresh coffee beans up to 2x faster than other traditional grinders and also preserves the delicious aroma of the coffee.
The grinder guarantees 12.2% more aroma along with consistent high-quality grinding throughout the life of the machine.
The coffee machine features a 2.8-inch TFT-LCD screen featuring AI (artificial intelligence), that makes it very easy to operate the appliance.
The color display is very easy to read and has physical buttons for all the options such as coffee, espresso, cappuccino, milk froth, etc. and settings.
The Jura E8 is equipped with a bean hopper that is located next to the Aroma G3 grinder on top of the unit and it has a capacity of 9.9oz.
There are 2 flip-up doors behind the lid of the hopper. The left one allows you to access the bypass chute, where you can load pre-ground coffee and, on the right, there is a 6-level lever that allows you to adjust the grind size.
PEP (Pulse Extraction Process)
The espresso machine makes use of the revolutionary PEP (pulse extraction process) technology that ensures that the extraction time of the coffee beans is optimized.
The PEP process forces the hot water through the coffee in short intervals using pressure, allowing even short specialty coffees like espresso and ristretto to have the breadth, as well as, the intensity of aromas, and also enhancing the flavor of the coffee.
The machine also has a short pre-infusion function that wets the coffee briefly, enabling it to swell before the pressure is applied, which helps in optimal flavor extraction. The machine’s intelligent preheating feature ensures that you always get the right temperature.
Fine Foam Technology
The Jura E8 has an innovative feature – the Fine Foam Technology that enables you to enjoy rich, delicious, and luxurious coffee with a layer of perfectly feather-light milk foam.
The Jura E8 has over 15 different coffee options that you can choose from including espresso, ristretto, cappuccino, macchiato, flat white, Doppio, hot water, plain milk, etc. You can choose your option easily via the simple-to-operate buttons.
You can also select from the 2 brewing temperatures and 8 coffee strengths (from a range between 5 grams to 16 grams). You also have the option of customizing the machine by programming it according to your preferences.
Pick-Up Tube System
The pick-up tube allows you to pour the milk directly into the machine, without the need to buy any extra accessories.
The milk spout is located very conveniently allowing easy access whenever you require a refill.
Also, the height of the milk spout, as well as the coffee spout can be adjusted easily, offering greater convenience.
Intelligent Water System
When you brew a cup of coffee in an automatic espresso machine, around 80% of the cup of coffee comprises water.
Most coffee drinkers add mineral water when making coffee. You don’t have to do this in a Jura E8 because the appliance is equipped with a unique CLARIS Smart filter system that helps to filter and purify the water before brewing the coffee, providing a pure taste.
The coffee machine is equipped with the Intelligent Water System (IWS) which uses RFID technology, which detects the water filter automatically, making it easier, more reliable, and more effective to use the unit.
The espresso machine uses Thermoblock technology, which ensures that your coffee is brewed quickly. It ensures that the water temperature used to brew the coffee reaches around 185°F to 194°F, which is the best temperature for hot coffee.
The technology also ensures that the brewed coffee remains hot and does not have any hotspots or a burnt taste.
You can use the Jura E8 to make milk-based beverages by simply selecting the beverage you want from the color display and simply pressing the button.
The machine has dedicated spouts for milk and coffee, which are adjustable up to 6 inches to fit taller glasses.
The milk frother also can be adjusted using the dial, which you can adjust to heat the milk or create an airy froth for a cappuccino or a fine froth for a latte, etc.
The self-cleaning feature on the espresso machine allows you to keep your appliance spic-and-span. After you finish making your milk-based beverage, the Jura E8 automatically rinses the frothing device after 10 minutes.
You also have the option of running the rinse cycle any time or you can turn it off completely.
If you want a deeper cleaning of the appliance’s milk system, you can use the handy container that comes along with the espresso machine that holds the cleaning solution and also collects the rinse water.
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- The coffee machine offers an excellent user experience.
- Has an automatic cleaning, rinsing, and descaling mode, which is very convenient.
- The front-filling water reservoir makes it very easy to fill the unit.
- The machine is equipped with a 15-bar pressure pump.
- The machine is compatible with the Smart Connect Bluetooth dongle.
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- The automatic espresso machine is quite expensive.
- The bean hopper gets jammed frequently, especially if the beans are oily.
- The burr grinder is quite noisy.
In conclusion, the Jura E8 Espresso Machine is super easy to use. The sleek machine uses brewing technology, that you can find in more expensive machines and matches the quality at a much lower price.
The Jura E8 is a one-stop coffee solution that is perfect for use in professional setups such as offices, hotels, bars, stores, etc., as well as for homes.
Curated to offer an effortless coffee-making experience, the Jura E8 is equipped with the latest Jura technologies and all the features that can deliver specialty coffees at the simple press of a button.
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Alex is a self confessed coffee addict – but he takes his love of caffeine seriously in a completely responsible way. He loves trying new coffees and testing the latest machines and is not usually fan of one button pod machines. Alex is happiest when he is tinkering with settings and milk temperatures to create the perfect cup. When not obsessing over coffee, Alex is a keen musician and plays weddings and other social events (usually fuelled by… yes, you guessed it… coffee).