Jura Z6 Review

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Jura 15093 Automatic Coffee Machine Z6, Aluminum If you and your family love drinking a lot of different coffee drinks and are a fan of Jura, the Jura Z6 could be a great coffee maker to consider. This convenient and compact machine offers you great coffee in the comfort of your home. Even though it’s an automatic coffee machine, there are many ways in which you can program your drinks and enjoy the ones that you know you love.

However, even though it’s a good coffee maker, there are some things about the Jura Z6 that can disappoint some. Coming at the price it comes at, many would expect the Z6 to have offered more than it does. Therefore, read our review on this coffee machine to find out whether the Z6 meets your needs or whether it’s a machine you’d pass.

Did you know?

The Jura Z6 is the first coffee machine by Jura to have Jura’s Pulse Extraction Process technology integrated.

Key features:

  • Pulse Extraction Process technology
  • 21 programmable products
  • Programmable water temperature
  • Programmable milk and milk foam temperature
  • Programmable coffee strength and volume
  • 81oz smart water filter
  • 9.5oz bean hopper
  • Single thermoblock boiler
  • Bypass doser
  • Grinding levels
  • Program selector
  • Adjustable butterfly coffee spouts
  • Aluminum front and top of the chassis

Pros

Compact

The coffee, filer, and tray are electronically monitored

Drinks are programmable even while the machine is making them

You can stop the making of the drink if you want

Comes with a lot of accessories

Cons

Expensive

Only six grind levels

Single thermoblock boiler

No cup warmer

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Easy to use the machine, easier to like it

Everything about the Jura Z6 talks about how compact and convenient this machine is, starting from its design and ending with the cleaning of the machine. The machine measures 17.7 x 12.6 x 14.8 inches. This means that finding a place for it in your heart won’t be a problem for you if you’ve already found a place in your heart for this machine.

The coffee maker has an understandable LCD screen on its front, and you can have up to six of your favorite drinks on the start screen. The coffee drinks are represented with a picture on the screen, and you can choose your drink of preference with the round knob on the top of the machine.

The 9.5 oz bean hopper and the bypass doser next to it are easily accessible, and it is alsot very easy to choose the grind level of the coffee. Furthermore, the drip tray of the Jura Z6 is on the front of the coffee machine, so emptying it will be as easy as it will be necessary.

Both the water tank and the adjustable butterfly coffee spouts on the Jura Z6 can be lightened up. This can help you see how much water is left in the tank and how your coffee drink is being prepared. Furthermore, the tray, filter, and the amount of coffee are electronically monitored by the machine, and this coffee maker won’t start running until all parts are set into place.

Jura 15093 Automatic Coffee Machine Z6, AluminumCleaning the Z6: is it troublesome?

To clean your Z6, you’ll need a cleaning tablet that you can put in the bypass filter. This is, of course, how you can clean its brewing system. The brew unit on the Jura Z6 is not removable.

However, frequent rinsing or descaling of your Z6’s brewing system won’t be necessary since the machine uses a water filter. Therefore, the brewing system will be pretty much safe from minerals building up on its walls.

For the frothing system, Jura has the Z6 come with a special container and a liquid that you can use to clean the tubes where milk goes through. This is very easy and it won’t take you much time or effort. Just follow Jura’s instructions on the cleaning process and you’ll be fine.

Smart water tank with great water capacity

The Jura Z6 has a lot to brag with when it comes to its filter. The CLEARYL smart filter that the Z6 uses ‘communicates’ with the machine, and the Z6 detects the presence of the filter inside the tank. This makes the Z6 stand out from some of Jura’s previous models which cannot detect the filter in the tank of the machine.

Having a smart water filter, the Z6 will not ask you to descale it when there’s no real need for it. This means that you will get coffee drinks with good flavor from this machine, and you’ll descale the brewing system less frequently.

Great espresso and ristretto

With the Jura Z6 you can make your coffee stronger or not that strong, but one thing is for sure – you’ll get great coffee flavor in no time. The Z6 can offer you great espresso and ristretto, but it can also make you 19 other drinks which you can also program. You can program the temperature of the water and milk in the drinks, the coffee strength, and the water and milk volume.

What’s also great about the Jura Z6 is that you can customize your coffee while the machine is preparing it. This is great for when you change your mind on how you want your coffee.

All in all, every drink that comes out of the Z6 tastes fine. This is because of the nice brewing and frothing systems, and all of Jura’s intelligent technologies, such as the P.E.P. (Pulse Extraction Process) technology and the Intelligent Water System. The P.E.P technology makes sure that you can enjoy a rich and aromatized coffee. The Intelligent Water System technology, on the other hand, reduces the water hardness in Z6’s water tank and improves the flavor of your coffee as well.

Jura 15093 Automatic Coffee Machine Z6, Aluminum Drawbacks

Now, even though it’s a nice coffee maker, the Jura Z6 has some drawbacks that some people might find as reason enough to not buy the machine. Aside from being a pricey coffee machine, the Z6 has three other drawbacks that have attracted our attention.

One of Z6’s drawbacks is that the machine has only six coffee grind levels. We believe that being as expensive as it is, the machine could’ve come with more grinding options. However, the grinder on the Z6 is very nice and does a great job in keeping the natural aroma of the coffee.

Unlike the Jura Giga 5, the Z6 has a single thermoblock boiler, and we think that it would’ve been nice to have two of them. This would’ve made it possible to brew and froth at the same time. However, the quality of the brewing and the frothing is very good when it comes to the Jura Z6.

Another drawback of this machine is that it doesn’t have a cup warmer. Therefore, if you’re someone who wants to have their cups gradually heat up before you serve yourself some coffee, you’ll have to heat the cups by pouring some hot water in them. If this is not a strain for you, this drawback of the Z6 won’t be an issue for you.

FAQ about the Jura Z6

Can I use a professional fine foam frother with the Jura Z6?

No, the Jura Z6 has an integrated milk frother.

How often do I need to replace the water filter on the Jura Z6?

It depends on how often you make coffee and how much water you’re using. Also, make sure that you set the right level of water hardness on your machine. This way you can avoid minerals from altering the flavor of your coffee

What are some alternatives to the Jura Z6?

JURA Z8 Automatic Coffee Machine JURA Z8 Automatic Coffee Machine

If you want even greater flexibility from your coffee machine, you could check out the Jura Z8. The machine has two thermoblock boilers, offers 21 drinks, and makes them very fast.

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The BES990BSSUSC by Breville is also a great alternative to the Z6. The machine has a triple heat system, is made of stainless steel, and lets you program many things related to your coffee.

 

Before we wrap it up, we thought you might want to take a look at another nice alternative coffee machine to the Z9. It is the Jura Z9, a machine from the Jura Z-line, and you can read more about its peculiarities in out Jura Z9 review.

Conclusion

Jura Z6 is a pioneering machine in its own way since it’s the first Jura coffee maker to use their P.E.P. technology. Many people like this machine and enjoy the coffee drinks that it makes. Others, on the other hand, prefer to buy some of Jura’s newer coffee makers.

In this review, we’ve presented you with Jura Z6’s good sides and bad sides, and we hope that you no more have dilemmas about this coffee machine. If you think that your coffee life can be enriched by this coffee maker, you should consider buying it.

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12 thoughts on “Jura Z6 Review”

    • Hello there!! We can see summer is already here, hidden in your nickname!! :)) ☕

      Can you please tell us why you think that your Jura Z6 is clogged? Are you having any issues with the coffee or the milk flow? Or maybe you Z6 doesn’t dispense any coffee at all?

      If you’re having issues with the coffee not being properly dispensed from the machine, it can be due to several reasons. It could be that your Jura Z6 should be descaled or that it’s time to replace the water filter in the tank. Problems like these could also be caused by the grinder being set on a very fine setting.

      When it comes to problems with how the milk flows through the milk spout, it could be that the spout has milk buildups inside of it. In that case, you’ll need to take off the dual spout and rinse it under water. Here’s a Jura video tutorial on how to do that:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHWLL26uq1A

      We’d still like to hear more about the ‘symptoms’ that made you think that you had a clogged Jura Z6. Please tell us more about your problem here, in the comment section. Take care and we hope your Z6 starts functioning well again soon!! :)) ☕

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  1. Nice article! Could you give me a link to some good unboxing video? I’d like to see the machine on video. Thanks!

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    • Hey there, nice teddy bear!! :)) ☕

      Thank you for your kind words. Here comes a link to our favorite Jura Z6 unboxing video:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WZCZJkh81g

      You might also like the camera angles used in this unboxing video, even though the guy in the video talks in German… unless you understand German :)) :

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAmmIqkZ7Rs

      Finally, here’s an unboxing video with an English speaker in case you think you’ll benefit more from a person explaining what the coffee machine comes with.

      We hope these videos show you the good sides of the Jura Z6 coffee machine. Enjoy them with a cup of nice coffee!! :)) ☕

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  2. Please forgive me for bad english, I interested to know if Amazon sellers accept that they allow to pay installment. Merci beaucoup! :*

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    • Comment allez-vous, Madamme? :)) ☕

      In order to help you get your information, we’d have to know what your place of residence is since the option to pay in installments could depend on that.

      If you are a resident of the USA, you should know that Amazon does offer a Monthly Payment plan for certain products that belong to the Amazon device family. Unfortunately, we are not sure whether the Jura Z6 is part of that family of devices. What we can do about you is contact Amazon and ask them whether they do allow installment payments for the Z6 and let you know about their answer as soon as we get back from them.

      You should know, however, that there are a few things that guarantee your eligibility for the Monthly Payment plan. Like we said, you should be residing in the USA and you should also have had an active account on Amazon for at least a year before you started using the Monthly Payment plan service. We suggest you read about all the terms of eligibility in the terms and conditions for the Amazon Monthly Plan which you can find here:

      https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=202095050

      In short, this plan allows you to pay for your product in five installment payments, the last one having to be paid 120 days from the day your product has been shipped to you (you basically pay once every 30 days). Again, keep in mind that this applies to certain products only.

      So, that’s what one gets with the Monthly Payment plan on Amazon. As far as other options for installment rates being available for the Jura Z6 coffee machine, we will contact Amazon about this too and see what options you might have after you’ve told us where you currently reside.

      Thank you for reaching out to us!! We hope to have useful information for you as soon as possible!! Have a great day and enjoy your coffee!! :)) ☕

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  3. 🙁 Hello. Something happened to my Jura Z6 yesterday, and I’m now trying to find a way to fix the situation. I have asked this question on so many sites, but so far, I’ve gotten no replies. Also, the troubleshooting advice on some other sites didn’t work for me… Could you, maybe, help me out??! What’s happening is that I’m getting an “Empty Drip Tray” error. I tried tried cleaning and drying the tray, but the message just won’t go away! What should I do? 🙁

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    • Hey, Lara!! Thanks for reaching out to us!! :)) ☕

      Have you tried drying your tray thoroughly? It sometimes happens that the drip tray contacts become wet while you’re trying to get the drip tray out of the machine. Just take a dry towel and wipe the contacts of the tray. Make sure that they’re also clean because the ‘Empty Drip Tray’ message won’t go away until the contacts are dry and clean!!

      If this doesn’t work, we recommend you go on the site of Jura and contact them. Here’s the link to the site:

      https://www.jura.com/en

      We hope you can fix this problem soon!! If you’d like us to help you out with something else too, please don’t hesitate to comment on our site.

      Take care and don’t worry — your coffee will be ready soon!! :)) ☕

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