Jura E8 Review

Jura E8
Overall Rating
92
Coffee Quality (40%)
92
Design & Features (20%)
91
Durability (20%)
92
Ease of Use (10%)
94
Brand Reputation (10%)
93
The Bottom Line
The latest model in Jura's best-selling line of fully-automatic machines, the E8 is a near-perfect combination of price, performance, and quality with 17 pre-programmed drinks, 10 strength levels, and 3 water temp levels.
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Key Features of the Jura E8

Key Features of Jura E8

FeatureSpecification
Machine typeSuper-automatic
Integrated grinderAromaG3 grinder
Bean hopper9.9 oz
Bypass doserYes
Water Reservoir63.6 oz
Portafilter sizeNone
Portafilters includedNone
Boiler typeThermoblock
FrotherHP3 milk system with interchangeable milk spout
Brew sizesRistretto (0.5 oz) to double long coffee (16 oz) plus up to 15 oz of hot water
Pre-infusionYes (P.E.P.)
Specialty beverage buttons17 programmed beverages
Adjustable exit valves2.6"-4.4" coffee spout, 4.4"-6.2" milk foam spout
Dose size selectorVia brew strength selection
Temperature control3 brew temp levels
Strength control10 brew strength levels
Auto-off15 min, 30 min, or 1-9 hour options
Spent puck drawer16 servings
Drip trayRemovable
Warranty2 years or 6,000 brew cycles, whichever comes first
Case materialPlastic/aluminum
Dimensions11.0"W x 17.5"D x 13.6"H
Weight21.6 lbs
Power1450W

Jura E8 Overview

The E8 is the latest generation of Jura's best-selling line of fully-automatic espresso machines that successfully finds a middle ground between build-quality, price, and performance.

What exactly does that mean?

  • Build quality: It's a Jura, which means the E8 is made from high-quality internal brewing components and assembled either Switzerland or Portugal.
  • Price: Though certainly not the cheapest super-automatic espresso machine, the E8 is competitively priced in Jura's product line. It has a similar price point as the more limiting and less feature-rich ENA 8, but it also has many of the impressive features of the much-pricier S8.
  • Performance: In terms of brew quality, the E8 is right up there with every high-end Jura espresso machine (with a few unique, advanced features built in). But, in order to shave 20-25% off the cost of the S8, a few nice-to-have features needed to go.

Which features did Jura leave off the E8 that you'll find on the pricier S8?

  • The E8 has a 2.8" color display without touch functionality compared to the S8's 4.3" color touch display.
  • The E8 doesn't offer ristretto, double ristretto shot, macchiato, and latte macchiato.
  • The E8 has a slightly shorter cup clearances for the coffee and cappuccino spouts (0.2" less) and much less clearance under the hot water spout (1.8" less).

For many caffeine-needy consumers, those features aren't important enough to justify paying 20-25% more, which is why Jura E Series espresso machines have achieved such wide acclaim.

Still, other consumers figure that if they're going to spend $1,500-$2,000 or more on a super-automatic espresso machine, they may as well do it right. After all, this thing is going to be your daily coffee companion for years.

Pros
  • New Jura AromaG3 grinder and P.E.P. variable pressure extraction yield a more complex coffee with 12.2% more aroma (measured by Total Dissolved Solids)
  • Environmentally-friendly with both auto-off mode and Zero-Energy switch (ensures the machine draws zero power when switch is engaged)
  • Equipped with Jura's advanced HP3 milk system for 17 different one-touch brewing options including double espresso, double long coffee, cortados, and more
  • Optional Smart mode sorts drinks based on the display based on how often you select them
  • Compatible with Jura's J.O.E. app to brew coffee remotely
Cons
  • Doesn't include Jura's intelligent pre-heating system, which ensures the machine doesn't cool down too much between brew cycles
  • Doesn't offer ristretto or double ristretto brew options
  • Can't personalize and save your own custom beverages
  • Color display is not touch-compatible and requires you to push corresponding buttons
  • Though worth the money, the price point is significantly higher than similar models from other brands

Is the Jura E8 for you?

Are Jura E8 for you?

Jura makes several different models of super-automatic espresso machines, so how does the E8 compare?

Feature Jura A1 Jura ENA 8 Jura E8 Jura S8 Jura Z8
Bean hopper 4.4 oz 4.4 oz 9.9 oz 9.9 oz 9.9 oz
Active bean monitoring No No No Yes Yes
Water Reservoir 36.8 oz 36.8 oz 63.6 oz 63.6 oz 63.6 oz
Boiler type Thermoblock Thermoblock Thermoblock Thermoblock Dual Thermoblock
Frother None HP1 HP3 HP3 HP3
Display Buttons only 2.8" color touch 2.8" color (not touch) 4.3" color touch 4.3" color touch
Specialty beverage buttons 3 10 17 15 21
Smart mode No No Yes No No
Brews double beverages No No Yes Yes Yes
Hot water only mode No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adjustable brew nozzle 2.3"-5.6" 2.7"-5.4" 2.6"-4.4" 2.8"-4.6" 3.2"-6.0"
Temp control levels 1 3 3 3 3
Intelligent preheating No No Yes No Yes
Strength control levels 2 10 10 10 10
Width 9.4"W 10.7"W 11.0"W 11.0"W 12.6"W
Depth 17.5"D 17.5"D 17.5"D 17.5"D 17.7"D
Height 12.7"H 12.7"H 13.6"H 13.7"H 15.0"H
Weight 20.3 lbs 20.7 lbs 21.6 lbs 22.1 lbs 29.5 lbs
Power 1450W 1450W 1450W 1450W 1500W

Looking at the feature comparison above, wouldn't you think the E8 and S8 are much close in price? I certainly would, and that's why many consumers jump at the chance to add the E8 to their kitchen appliance collection while saving 20-25% over the S8.

But no touchscreen functionality? That's hard to fathom in today's high-tech world. And what if your favorite mug just won't fit under the E8's short exit nozzles?

Thankfully, there are plenty of other quality options to choose from. Which is right for you?

  • If you can't fathom paying $2,000 for a super-automatic espresso machine but still want a Jura and don't mind a separate frothing system (like the Nespresso Aeroccino), check out the Jura A1.
  • If you really want touchscreen functionality and really don't want to spend more than $2,000, check out the Saeco Xelsis or more compact Jura ENA 8.
  • If you absolutely want a Jura with touchscreen functionality and don't want to deal with the hassles of frequently refilling a smaller water reservoir or bean hopper, check out the Jura S8.

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Jura E8 Review: An In-Depth Look

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Jura E8
The latest model in Jura's best-selling line of fully-automatic machines, the E8 is a near-perfect combination of price, performance, and quality with 17 pre-programmed drinks, 10 strength levels, and 3 water temp levels.

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I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!

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