Best Jura Coffee Machines

This is my roundup of the best Jura coffee machines.

I have chosen to feature five Jura machines in this roundup. These are the best machines according to the most common use cases that people have for this make of machine.

I own the Jura E8 and spent two days researching all of the currently available Jura machines to put together this roundup.

Let’s get started.

Top Picks

Best Overall (and best value for money): Jura E8

Best for Black Coffees: Jura A1

Best for Offices: Jura Giga 6

Best for Limited Countertop Space: Jura ENA 8

Best if Money Were No Object: Jura Z10

Overview of Machines

The table below outlines the key features of the six best Jura coffee machines.

Please note that in the “price” column, more dollar signs means a higher price:

NameUse CaseFeaturesPriceBuy
Jura E8Best overall
Best value for money
7 black coffee presets
5 milk coffee presets
Allows you to make a coffee using your phone
$$$Check the latest price on Amazon
Jura A1Best for black coffees3 black coffee presets
No milk coffee functionality
One of the most affordable Jura machines
$Check the latest price on Amazon
Jura GIGA 6Best for offices10 black coffee presets
9 milk coffee presets
Allows you to make two coffees at once
$$$$$Check the latest price on Amazon
Jura ENA 8Best for limited countertop space4 black coffee presets
4 milk coffee presets
Small footprint
$$Check the latest price on Amazon
Jura Z10Best if money were no object12 black coffee presets
9 milk coffee presets
Can make cold brew coffees
$$$$$Check the latest price on Amazon

Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying a Jura Coffee Machine

Below are the questions you should ask yourself to ascertain which Jura machine you should buy.

What is Your Budget?

I won’t beat around the bush here. Jura machines are expensive.

They are one of the most expensive brands of home-use espresso machines on the market.

When you are buying a Jura machine you are paying for a brand name as well as a high build and performance quality.

Jura has positioned itself as a luxury product, and as such they are overpriced.

In the three tables below, I’m going to categorize all the Jura machines that are currently on the market into three price brackets. 

The tables will list these machines roughly from most affordable to most expensive.

Exact prices for these machines vary online, but you should expect to pay $1,000 on the cheap end to $5,000 on the expensive end.

Most Affordable Jura Machines (Cheapest To Most Expensive)

NameSpecificationsPriceWhere to Buy
Jura ENA 44 black coffee presets
No milk frother
Button-only control panel (no display screen)
$Check the latest price on Amazon
Jura D64 black coffee presets
1 milk coffee preset
Text-only display screen with button operation
$Check the latest price on Amazon
Jura A13 black coffee presets
No milk frother
Button-only control panel (no display screen)
$$Check the latest price on Amazon
Jura E44 black coffee presets
No milk frother
Button-only control panel (no display screen)
$$Check the latest price on Amazon
Jura E64 black coffee presets
1 milk coffee preset
LCD display screen with button operation
$$Check the latest price on Amazon
Jura ENA 84 black coffee presets
4 milk coffee presets
LCD display screen with button operation
$$Check the latest price on Amazon

Mid-Range Jura Machines (Cheapest To Most Expensive)

Name FeaturesPriceWhere to Buy
Jura ENA Micro 902 black coffee presets
4 milk coffee presets
LCD display screen with button operation
$$$Check the latest price on Amazon
Jura E87 black coffee presets
8 milk coffee presets
LCD display screen with button operation
$$$Check the latest price on Amazon
Jura S811 black coffee presets
5 milk coffee presets
LCD display screen with touch screen operation
$$$$Check the latest price on Amazon

Top of the Line Jura Machines (Cheapest to Most Expensive)

Name FeaturesPriceWhere to Buy
Jura Z66 black coffee presets
4 milk coffee presets
LCD display screen with button operation
$$$$Check the latest price on Amazon
Jura Z811 black coffee presets
5 milk coffee presets
LCD display screen with touchscreen operation
$$$$Check the latest price on 1st in Coffee
Jura Z1011 black coffee presets
16 milk coffee presets
LCD display screen with touchscreen operation
$$$$$Check the latest price on Amazon
Jura Giga 69 black coffee presets
12 milk coffee presets
LCD display screen with touchscreen operation
$$$$$Check the latest price on Amazon

What Type of Coffee Do You Drink?

The most basic Jura machines only make black coffee (like espresso and plain filter coffee).

The machines that only make black coffee are: 

  • Jura ENA 4
  • Jura E4
  • Jura A1

More advanced Jura machines have milk steaming frothing capabilities and allow you to make milk-based coffee drinks like latte, cappuccino and macchiato.

The way that all Jura machines make these coffees are similar across the board, so the actual quality of coffee does not vary too much between machines.

As a general rule, the more expensive a Jura machine gets the wider range of coffee drinks that you can make with it.

Therefore, in order to get the best value for money from your purchase, you should get a machine that only makes the coffee types that you will drink.

The table below shows you all the black coffee types that the various Jura machines are currently on the market maker. 

Please note I have not included double-dose drinks on this table (like double espresso).

NameRistrettoEspressoFilter coffeeAmericanoCaffe Barista
Jura ENA 4✔️✔️
Jura D6✔️✔️
Jura A1✔️✔️✔️
Jura E4✔️✔️
Jura E6✔️✔️
Jura ENA 8✔️✔️✔️
Jura ENA Micro 90✔️✔️
Jura E8✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️
Jura S8✔️✔️✔️
Jura Z6✔️✔️✔️
Jura Z8✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️
Jura Z10✔️✔️✔️✔️
Jura Giga 6✔️✔️✔️✔️

The table below shows the milk-based coffee drinks that each coffee makes. Again, I have excluded double-serving drinks from this table:

NameCappuccinoFlat WhiteCaffe LatteMacchiatoCortadoLatte Macchiato
Jura ENA 4
Jura D6✔️
Jura A1
Jura E4
Jura E6✔️
Jura ENA 8✔️✔️✔️
Jura ENA Micro 90✔️✔️
Jura E8✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️
Jura S8✔️✔️✔️✔️
Jura Z6✔️✔️✔️✔️
Jura Z8✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️
Jura Z10✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️
Jura Giga 6✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️

Jura may well advertise their machines as having a higher number of coffee presets than what is listed in this table. That’s because Jura lists drinks with additional coffee shops as individual presets.

I think this is a cheeky way that Jura makes their machines sound better than they actually are so I have not included these types of drinks on this table.

How Much Do You Want To Customize Your Coffees?

Jura machines allow you to customize your coffees in the following ways:

  • Strength: This affects how much ground coffee is brewed in your drink.
  • Serving Size: This affects how much water is used in your drink, set by the millilitre.
  • Milk Serving Size: This affects how much milk goes into your coffee, set by second dispensed.
  • Brewing Temperature: This affects the heat of the water as it makes first contact with your ground coffee.
  • Water Temperature: This affects the temperature at that your coffee is dispensed.
  • Milk Temperature: This affects the temperature of the milk and milk froth dispensed into your drink.

The table below shows the types of customizations that each Jura machine allows you:

NameStrengthServing SizeMilk Serving Size Brewing TemperatureWater TemperatureMilk Temperature
Jura ENA 43 settingsYes
Jura D64 settingsYesYes2 settings2 settings
Jura A12 settingsYes
Jura E43 settingsYes
Jura E68 settingsYesYes2 settings3 settings
Jura ENA 810 settingsYesYes3 settings3 settings
Jura ENA Micro 9010 settingsYesYes2 settings
Jura E810 settingsYesYes3 settings3 settings
Jura S810 settingsYesYes3 settings3 settings
Jura Z610 settingsYesYes3 settings3 settings
Jura Z810 settingsYesYes3 settings3 settings10 settings
Jura Z1010 settingsYesYes3 settings3 settings10 settings
Jura Giga 610 settingsYesYes3 settings3 settings10 settings

How Much Countertop Space Do You Have?

Jura machines can vary greatly in their size and footprint.

You should therefore have a plan about where you are going to keep your Jura machine before you buy it.

Try to budget out at least three inches of space on either side of your machine, six inches in front of your machine and at least 12 inches of space above your machine so it is not a pain to use.

The table below lists all the available Jura machines in order of their size, and gives you the dimensions of each of them:

NameDimensions (Width x Height x Depth in inches)
Jura ENA Micro 909.1″ x 12.7″ x 17.5″ 
Jura A19.4″ x 12.7″ x 17.5″
Jura ENA 410.7″ x 12.7″ x 17.5 “
Jura D611.0″ x 13.6″ x 16.3″
Jura ENA 810.7″ x 12.7″x 17.5″
Jura E611.0″ x 13.6″ x 17.5″
Jura S811.0″ x 13.8″ x 17.3″
Jura E411.0″ x 13.8″ x 17.6″ 
Jura E811.0″ x 13.8″ x 17.6″
Jura Z612.6″ x 14.8″ x 17.7″
Jura Z812.6″ x 15″ x 17.7″
Jura Z1012.6″ x 15″ x 17.7″
Jura GIGA 612.6″ x 16.3″ x 18.9″

What Do All Jura Machines Have in Common?

Every Jura machine has the following features:

Self Cleaning

All Jura machines have an inbuilt rinse and self-cleaning modes meaning that you never have to flush out the inside of the machines manually.

The rinse modes will quickly flush out the machine’s coffee, milk and water lines with water.

The clean mode is more of a deep clean which runs hot soapy water through the machine for around 20 minutes. You need to fill the machine’s water tank with water and a soap capsule. Most machines come with two of these capsules as standard.

No Descaling Required

Jura machines all use CLEARYL water filters in their water tanks.

These filters ensure that the water that enters the machine is soft enough that it will not leave limescale deposits in the machine’s internal pipes.

The upside of this for you is that you do not ever need to descale a Jura machine.

The downside of this is that these CLEARYL water filters are expensive, around $25 per filter, and need to be changed every three months.

You can choose to use the machine without the water filters, but you then need to descale them every 2-3 months.

The machines have a descaling mode to help you with descaling.

Excellent Coffee Quality

All Jura machines use a conical burr grinder and brew espresso shots in around 15 – 20 seconds.

This means that it creates excellent quality espresso by superautomatic machine standards.

You will almost certainly get a better espresso from a more manual machine, especially if it is being operated by someone who knows what they are doing. 

However, as far as superautomatic machines go, you will struggle to find a better coffee than that made by a Jura machine.

Non-Removable Group Heads

You cannot easily open up a Jura machine and remove its group head.

This is the only downside of Jura machines, other than their high prices.

The most common cause of technical issues with superautomatic espresso machines is a blocked group head.

Most superautomatic machines allow you to easily open them up and remove their group heads.

If you can remove a machine’s group head you can unblock it easily by rinsing it under the sink.

If a Jura machine has a blocked group head then you may well need to get a technician in to help you troubleshoot this. This can significantly add to the total operational cost of owning a Jura machine.

The “Jura Trap”

Before selecting a Jura machine to buy, you should be aware that Jura has a habit of adding fairly unimportant features to their machines and then overhyping these features to try and justify huge jumps in prices for these newer machines.

I call this the “Jura trap”.

An example of the “Jura trap” in action is the difference between the Jura E8 and the Jura S8.

The Jura S8 is basically just a Jura E8 with a touch screen. The jump in cost between the E8 and S8 is about $1,000 – $1,500.

Does the addition of a touchscreen justify an additional cost of over a grand? Of course not.

When choosing which Jura machine to buy, you want to pay close attention to what the differences between the machines actually are, and think about how they will affect your personal enjoyment of the machine.

Jura often tries to sell their more expensive machines on features that their cheaper machines also have. “Pulse Extraction Process” is a favorite of theirs for this; all Jura machines have this feature. 

Make sure that you are clued up on the similarities and differences between all the available Jura machines and how this translates into prices.

Always bear in mind that the machines have the same brewing and milk heating technology, so equivalent coffees will come out with similarities between all these machines. 

What you are paying for is the number of coffees you can make, how far you can customize these coffees, and the quality of the user interface of the machines.

5 Best Jura Machines

Here is a more in-depth review of the five best Jura machines.

Jura E8 – Best Overall & Best Value For Money

The Jura E8 is the best overall Jura machine as it has all the best features that Jura machines offer, but has not fallen into “the Jura trap” of having its price inflated over features that do not actually affect the performance or usability of the machine.

SpecificationJura E8
Dimensions (Width, Height, Depth in inches)11.0″ x 13.8″ x 17.6″
Number of black coffee presets (not including doubles)5
Number of milk coffee presets (not including doubles)6
User interfaceLCD screen with button operation
Available customizations10 strength settings
Water and milk serving size settings
3 temperature settings
Water tank volume64 oz
App compatibilityYes

Quality of Coffee

The Jura E8 punches well above its price tag insofar as its coffee-making ability is concerned.

The E8 has one of the highest numbers of available coffee types of all Jura machines, second only to the Jura Z10 and GIGA 6.

Since the quality of coffee is fairly uniform across Jura machines, the number of coffee presets and customizations the machine offers becomes increasingly important when evaluating the machine’s coffee-making ability. 

In this regard, the Jura E8 fares really well.

The E8 offers you all the coffee customizations that Jura machines can offer, except for the ability to control milk temperature.

This is because the machine only uses one thermoblock heater to heat both milk and coffee. 

The Z8, Z10 and GIGA 6 use dual thermoblock heaters, so allow you to control the temperature of milk it dispenses.

Although extra customizations are never a bad thing. There is an “objective” best temperature for steamed milk (160 Fahrenheit). 

The E8 gets close to this temperature (around 157 Fahrenheit) so I don’t think being able to control milk temperature gives more expensive machines that much of an advantage over the E8.

User Interface

The E8 is operated using an LCD screen with buttons.

Jura E8’s control panel. The arrows point to its buttons

More expensive Jura machines are operated by a touch screen.

While this might add an extra touch of elegance to the machine, the buttons on the E8 work just fine.

As I noted in my comparison of the Jura E8 vs S8, the S8 is essentially the E8 but with a touchscreen. 

Jura charges an extra $1,000 for the addition of this touchscreen on the S8 compared to the E8.

You read that correctly.

The E8 is as easy to use as any other Jura machine, especially with the fact that it is compatible with the Jura app so you can control it with your phone.

The E8’s user interface is just another example of the machine having all the most important features of a Jura machine without having its cost inflated by unnecessary ones.

Value for Money

The Jura E8 is right in the middle of the price range that you can pay for a Jura machine.

This is despite the fact that it is one of the best machines in terms of performance.

In fact, I would say that the E8 is the only one of Jura’s overpriced machines that offers you genuinely good value for money.
Please see my in-depth review of the Jura E8 if you want more information on this machine.

Jura E8 Pros:
  • High number of drink presets
  • Unrivalled value for money
  • App compatibility
Jura E8 Cons:
  • Menu could be better laid out

Jura A1: Best for Black Coffees

The Jura A1 is the cheapest Jura machine to offer ristretto. Since ristretto is Jura’s best black coffee drink, the A1 is the best Jura machine if you only intend on drinking black coffee from your machine.

SpecificationsJura A1
Dimensions (Width, Height, Depth in inches)9.4″ x 12.7″ x 17.5″
Number of black coffee presets (not including doubles)3
Number of milk coffee presets (not including doubles)0
User interfaceButton-only control panel (no screen)
Available customizations4 strength settings
Coffee serving size settings
Water tank volume36.8 oz
App compatibilityNo

Quality of Coffee

The Jura A1 can make ristretto, espresso and filter coffee only.

The A1’s ability to make ristretto is the key to why it is the best Jura machine for black coffee drinkers.

Ristretto is the best type of black coffee that Jura machines make.

More affordable Jura machines (of which the A1 is one) can brew with a maximum of 0.35 oz (10 grams) of ground coffee.

Ideally, when pulling a coffee shot you want a coffee-to-water ratio of 1:2. You, therefore, want 0.7 oz (20 millilitres) of water in your coffee.

Jura machines can only pull ristretto with this serving size.

Therefore for a Jura machine to make an excellent black coffee, you need to be able to make ristretto with it.

While more expensive machines (such as those with milk frothing functionalities) also make ristretto. The A1 is the only machine without a milk frother to offer ristretto.

Therefore if you want the best black coffee for your money, the Jura A1 is the way to go.

User Interface

The Jura A1 uses a button-operated control panel. You can tell what settings it is set to by symbols that are illuminated on the machine.

The machine also has illuminated symbols telling you when it needs to be filled with water or coffee beans, or when you need to empty its used coffee grounds container or drip tray.

The A1 does not have an LCD screen of any type.

Although this can make the machine less intuitive to use than models with LCD screens, the cheapest Jura machine with an LCD (the Jura E8) is several hundred dollars more expensive than the A1.

It’s not clear whether you can justify such a hike in price for an LCD display screen.

Value for Money

The A1 is one of the most affordable Jura machines available. 

Given the excellent black coffee that it makes, if you don’t care about milk-based coffee drinks then the A1 can offer excellent value for money.

Jura A1 Pros:
  • Makes excellent black coffee
  • Affordable
  • Decent range of black coffee options
Jura A1 Cons:
  • Cannot make milk based drinks
  • Basic user interface

Jura Giga 6 Best for Offices

The Jura Giga 6’s dual grinders, huge water tank, and vast array of drink options make it the perfect machine to satisfy a crowd of coffee drinkers.

SpecificationsJura GIGA 6
Dimensions (Width, Height, Depth in inches)12.6″ x 16.3″ x 18.9″
Number of black coffee presets (not including doubles)7
Number of milk coffee presets (not including doubles)6
User interface4.3-inch LCD screen with touchscreen operation
Available customizations10 strength settings
Coffee serving size settings
Milk serving size settings
3 coffee temperature settings
10 milk temperature settings
Ability to blend beans together from two grinders
Water tank volume88 oz
App compatibilityYes

Quality of Coffee

The Jura GIGA 6 has all the coffee types that Jura machines have to offer, except for ristretto.

While this is annoying for black coffee drinkers, it still makes it one of the most versatile Jura machines.

The GIGA 6 gives you the most amount of coffee customizations out of any Jura machine, including options to set your milk temperature and to blend beans from two grinders.

While these functionalities may be superfluous to many, the machine’s huge number of coffee options makes it a real crowd pleaser, as everyone can get the exact coffee they want.

This makes it an excellent machine for office use.

User Interface

The Giga 6’s use of an LCD touchscreen as its control panel makes it really easy to use. 

You should be able to make exactly the coffee that you want from it even if you have never used a superautomatic coffee machine before.

I really like that the machine has two grinders. This allows you to make coffee from different types of beans without having to go through all the effort of emptying and refilling the grinder.

The combination of being a very hands-off machine, and having an incredibly high number of functionalities again makes it suitable for office use. 

Everyone can make the coffee they want with minimal fuss and effort.

Value for Money

The Jura GIGA 6 is really expensive, one of the two most expensive Jura machines out there (along with the Z10).

It’s too expensive to be considered great value for money, but that does not detract from the fact that it is the perfect Jura machine for an office.

Jura GIGA 6 pros:
  • Huge selection of coffee customisations
  • Can switch between different grinders
  • Massive water tank
Jura GIGA cons:
  • Very expensive
  • Does not make ristretto

Jura ENA 8: Best for Limited Countertop Space

The Jura ENA 8 is the best Jura machine for limited countertop space as it offers the widest range of coffee types and coffee customizations out of Jura’s smaller machines.

SpecificationsJura ENA 8
Dimensions (Width, Height, Depth in inches)10.7″ x 12.7″x 17.5″
Number of black coffee presets (not including doubles)4
Number of milk coffee presets (not including doubles)4
User interface2.8-inch LCD screen with button operation
Available customizations10 strength settings
Coffee serving size settings
Milk serving size settings
3 coffee temperature settings
Water tank volume37.2 oz
App compatibilityNo

Quality of Coffee

The Jura ENA 8 can make the two best coffees that Jura machines can make (in my opinion at least). These are the ristretto and the cappuccino.

The ENA 8 is the only one of Jura’s more compact machines that can make both these coffees.

It is, in essence, a smaller version of the Jura E8, in that it has all of the best features of JURA machines, without making you pay (both financially and in terms of space) for unnecessary functionalities.

The ENA 8 allows you to customize the amount of coffee and milk that goes into each drink.

I really like this addition because I find that Jura machines’ default serving sizes add too much milk to their milk-based drinks. I always have to tone down the amount of milk in these drinks.

User Interface

The ENA 8 has an LCD screen for its menu and settings. This screen is button operated.

While a touch screen would be nice, Jura tends to bump up the prices for their touchscreen-operated machines disproportionately compared to how much a touchscreen actually improves the machine.

I’m therefore happy with the ENA 8’s button-operated control panel.

Value for Money

The ENA 8 is a lower mid-priced Jura machine.

I think the ENA 8 has one of the best mixes of functionalities, keeping the most important ones but eschewing the ones that don’t justify their cost.

Therefore the machine offers really good value for money, second only to the E8.

Pros of Jura ENA 8:
  • Has the two best coffees that Jura makes
  • Very compact for its functionalities
  • Good value for money
Cons of Jura ENA 8:
  • Could have a wider range of coffees

Jura Z10: Best if Money Were No Object

The Jura Z10 is the Jura machine that offers you the widest selection of coffee. This makes it the best Jura machine out there if you are looking to splash the cash. Not all of its bells and whistles are worth its huge cost, however.

SpecificationsJura Z10
Dimensions (Width, Height, Depth in inches)12.6″ x 15″ x 17.7″
Number of black coffee presets (not including doubles)9
Number of milk coffee presets (not including doubles)12
User interface4.3-inch LCD screen with button operation
Available customizations10 strength settings
Coffee serving size settings
Milk serving size settings
3 coffee temperature settings
10 milk temperature settings
Ability to blend beans together from two grinders
Water tank volume81.3 oz
App compatibilityYes

Coffee Quality

The Jura Z10 makes the highest number of coffee types out of all the available Jura machines.

One of the reasons for this is that the Z10 is the only Jura machine that makes cold brew coffee.

Now, the Jura Z10 does not make proper cold brew coffee. Proper cold brew coffee should be steeped for 12 hours. The Z10 steeps coffee in cold water for about 3 minutes.

Although the cold brew might not be amazing, it is very handy if you want to make iced coffee with your Jura machine. 

Since the coffee will come out cold, you can add ice to it without the ice immediately melting and forming a watery, vaguely coffee-ish mess.

The Z10 can make every coffee type in cold brew form and executes all its hot-brewed coffee drinks excellently as well.

User Interface

The Jura Z10 uses an LCD touchscreen. 

Considering all the functionalities that the machine offers, this type of control panel is necessary for the machine’s user interface to not be cumbersome.

The Z10 does an excellent job at making it really easy to use despite its huge range of coffee-making options. Making a coffee never seems overwhelming with the Z10, despite the large number of options available to you.

Value for Money

The Jura Z10 is expensive, even by Jura standards, and I’m not sure if it justifies its cost.

One of its key features over other machines is its ability to make cold brew coffees, but a 3-minute cold brew will never be that great. I’d just stick to the E8 for less than half its price.

Pros of Jura Z10:
  • Huge number of coffee types and customisations
  • Can make cold brew coffee
  • Very easy to use given its functionality
Cons of Jura Z10:
  • Overpriced

Should I Buy A Refurbished Jura Machine?

I’d recommend buying a refurbished Jura but only if it is explicitly labelled as being “factory refurbished” and comes with a warranty of at least one year.

When you’re shopping around for a Jura machine you may well notice that there are plenty of machines on the market that is described as “refurbished”.

Often refurbished machines are being sold for a lower price than new Juras. This begs the question as to whether you should buy a refurbished machine rather than a new one.

When you are looking at refurbished machines you should understand the difference between “refurbished” and “factory refurbished”.

“Refurbished” just means that the machine has been used in the past, and has been repaired to an unspecified condition.

“Factory refurbished” means that the machine has been refurbished by Jura specifically, and has been restored to factory condition.

In almost all cases, factory refurbished machines come with a warranty of at least one year.

If you find a Jura machine that is factory refurbished and has a warranty of at least one year, then by all means purchase that rather than a new machine. The machine is unlikely to be defective in any way, and even if it is you can always return it on warranty.

If a “refurbished” machine does not specifically say that it has been “factory refurbished” and does not have a warranty I would always avoid it.

Final Thoughts

The Jura E8 is the best Jura coffee machine due to the fact that it has all of the best features of Jura machines without having unnecessary features inflating its cost.

It’s, therefore, an excellent machine at a fair price.