- Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.)
- Intelligent Water System
- Intelligent Pre-Brew system
- Six-level AromaG3 grinder
- Pickup tube milk system
- Froth adjustability dial
- Automatic and manual rinsing of the coffee and milk systems
- Adjustable coffee strength
- 12 different drinks
The Jura E8 espresso machine has been the ‘hot topic’ when it comes to high-quality coffee makers, and there are several reasons why. From the superior technologies it uses to the quality of the coffee, the E8 keeps coffee lovers very satisfied.
Even though it’s super-automatic, the E8 lets you program various settings and personalize your drinks. This way you can customize your coffee and enjoy it the way you prefer. Add to this that the Jura E8 is very easy to use and you’ll realize yourself what a great bang for the buck this coffeemaker brings.
- Great quality of all available coffee drinks
- Large dosing
- Programmable drinks
- Easy to use and clean
- Great value for the money
- Oily beans can get jammed in the grinder
- The grinder is a bit loud
Design and aesthetics
Looking classy and modern, the 13.5 inches high Jura E8 will be a great addition to your kitchen counter. The machine is available in black and chrome and it’s mainly made of plastics, but it does have some metal structures which improve its looks and make it more convenient. All the parts on the E8 are placed in a way to accent the aesthetics of the coffee maker, but to also make it easy to use.
The machine has a TFT color display with control buttons on its front. Underneath the display is the double coffee spouts system, and the sleek-looking froth dial with the milk spout is on the right side of the Jura E8. The 64oz water reservoir is on the left side of the machine, and the electronically monitored drip tray with the coffee disposal is on the bottom of the Jura E8.
Technologies, features, and specifications
The Jura E8 espresso machine uses a lot of features and technologies that can be found in more expensive coffeemakers.
One such technology is the Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.). This technology has to do with how fast the coffee is extracted out of the machine, which, furthermore, improves the aroma and taste of the drink. By quickly forcing water through the ground coffee beans under pressure multiple times, the E8 extracts your coffee in 24 seconds. These 24 seconds translate into a richer, better flavored, and more aromatic coffee.
Another technology that the Jura E8 uses is the Intelligent Water System. This espresso machine has a smart filter. The coffeemaker detects the filter when it’s in it and knows when it’s out of it. The E8 also has a descaling program for cleaning of the filter, so you won’t need to do that manually.
The smart filter will filter out the minerals in the water that can make your coffee drink taste bad. Furthermore, you can also regulate how much of the hardness in the water you want to get filtered. This way, you can optimize the taste of your coffee and get the flavor you desire.
The Jura E8 coffeemaker also wets the coffee beans before they get brewed. This process is known as the Intelligent Pre-brew System, and it improves the flavor of the coffee by having the coffee release more chemicals that make for a better taste and aroma.
With this coffee maker, you can grind your coffee beans in 6 different grinding sizes. This allows you to customize the flavor of your coffee and adequately grind the beans for a particular coffee drink. However, if you like the flavor of some pre-grinded coffee, you can also make your coffee drink with it. To do that, put some pre-grinded coffee in the chamber for pre-grinded coffee which is right next to the chamber with the grinding size switch.
Making the coffee drinks
This coffeemaker has a 10oz bean chamber in which you can grind your beans and a chamber for pre-grinded coffee. The bean chamber has a rubber-isolated lid which keeps the coffee fresh and its flavor great.
The Jura E8 lets you make both coffee and milk drinks. You can easily choose 12 different coffee drinks from the drink menu on the display and wait for the machine to make them. However, you can customize your drinks and choose the temperature of the water, the amount of coffee or milk in the drink, and the coffee strength.
To help you prepare milk coffee drinks, the Jura E8 uses a great pickup tube milk system. Just place the tube in your cup filled with milk and select the milk coffee drink that you want from the drink menu. Place a cup underneath the milk spout and wait for the milk to extract.
You can also choose how much milk you want the machine to extract during a certain time period and regulate when the milk gets extracted. This way, you can make your coffee drink with as much milk as you want and create layers within your drink.
When it comes to milk, the E8 is also a great milk frothing machine. The coffeemaker froths milk based on your froth preferences with the help of a froth adjustability dial. Denser or less dense, your milk cream will always be the way you want it.
The E8 is a large dosing coffeemaker. It can dose from 5 to 16 grams of coffee per grinding based on your preferences. This means that you can make your coffee drinks fast, without having to wait.
Most cups will fit underneath the milk and coffee spouts since the position of the spouts can be adjusted to the height of your cup.
What do you need to clean your Jura E8?
The Jura E8 has automatic rinse programs for both the coffee and milk systems. The machine will run a rinse of the milk system after the preparation of a milk drink. However, you can rinse the coffee and milk systems whenever you want by choosing one of the rinsing options from the menu on the machine.
If you want to clean the milk system more thoroughly, you can do so with a special cleaning solution. For this, you’ll need to place a container filled with water and solution underneath the milk pickup tube and another empty dish underneath the milk spout. The milk system will be cleaned in no time.
Will you like the taste of the coffee?
The Jura E8 was designed to prepare many standard drinks with a high-quality taste. Also, by allowing you to customize your drinks, the machine lets you personalize your coffee.
Furthermore, all of the technologies that this coffeemaker uses make sure that your coffee tastes great. The P.E.P., the Intelligent Water System, the 6-level grinder, and the cleaning and descaling programs all optimize the flavor and aroma of your drink. Therefore, you can be sure that you will like the taste of the coffee prepared in your Jura E8.
FAQ about the Jura E8
Do I need to use coffee pods on this machine?
Can I use my travel mug on the Jura E8?
You can, if your travel mug fits under the coffee and milk spouts. Most travel mugs won’t fit underneath the spouts since they have the adjustability of up to 6 inches. However, Jura has customized coffee travel mugs that you can buy, or you can make your coffee in a cup and then pour it in your mug.
Some alternatives to the Jura E8 espresso machine
The reputation that the Jura coffee machines have inspires trust and interest among potential buyers; however, knowing what else is on the table doesn’t hurt. We thought that a few alternatives would help you pay attention to your coffee gut and understand how you feel about the E8.
Before we turn to the ‘alternative page,’ however, there’s something that we’d like to remind you of.
To meet our visitors into their coffee machine dilemmas, the Morning Call Coffee Stand already did an in-depth review of the Jura E6 and the Jura E8 coffee machines. Therefore, we highly recommend you check out how we’ve compared the two machines before you read about the next two E8 alternatives.
With some similarities to the Jura E6, the Jura J90 automatic coffee machine is a great alternative to the Jura E8. This coffeemaker looks beautiful, it has a froth dial like the E8, two adjustable spouts for coffee and one for cappuccino. The machine also has a great cleaning program, uses Jura’s unique fine foam technology, and its Aroma + grinder brings the smell of fresh coffee to you.
The Breville BES980XL is another automatic coffee machine that you could get instead of the Jura E8. The two boilers of this machine have a PID controller with which you can control the brewing temperature. This coffeemaker, furthermore, uses an overpressure valve so that your coffee doesn’t get sour, pre-infusion for better flavor, an automatic steam wand, and it lets you control the coffee doses.
We’ll still understand if these two carefully-picked alternatives are just not exactly tailored to your valuable needs. If that’s how you feel, we invite you to continue searching for your Jura in our virtual Jura machine ‘catalog.’
Wrapping up the Jura E8 review
The Jura E8 espresso machine brings great value for the money, and you will enjoy every single sip of coffee that was made in this machine. If you would like to taste great-quality coffee from a machine that’s not as expensive, but has many of the technologies used in some of the more expensive models, the E8 is the coffeemaker that deserves your attention. Therefore, don’t hesitate to buy this espresso machine and experience a next-level coffee taste.