Lots to Live Up To: The JURA E8 Review 2020
The JURA E8 lives up to a one of the great heritages in the espresso machine world. This gives you all the great tech of machines twice the cost but if you want to buy one then hurry because JURA isn’t going to continue offering the E8 forever.
Italian based JURA has been one of the most consistently high rated espresso machine manufacturers we tested. The JURA GIGA 6 is our highest rated espresso maker for 2020. JURA landed three spots on our list of the 20 Best Super Automatic Espresso Makers for 2020. JURA is also one of only two manufacturers to earn an Editors Choice award for 2020.
So, with all that greatness we wanted to look at how the JURA E8 stacks up not just to the competition but to the many other great JURA espresso makers.
JURA E8 vs JURA
The JURA E8 does almost everything great. It inherits great brewing, milk handling, coffee grinding, ease of use, programmability and easy maintenance and cleaning from its’s bigger (and more costly) siblings. It is a more feature rich and impressive looking machine than the JURA J90 Impresa. When all is said and done it can be hard to see why both models exist.
JURA E8 Review
The heart of the JURA E8 is its espresso brewing. Like the other great JURA models, the E8 has their great 15 bar pump, the JURA Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.). It actually optimizes extraction time to the specific beverage. Its espresso crema is among the best you can get anywhere and rivals the best commercial manual machines operated by a world-class barista.
Milk Steaming and Frothing
Our JURA E8 review places a lot of value on the milk quality. The E8 steams and froths milk almost as perfectly as it brews espresso. The JURA Fine Foam Technology delivers exactly the right steamed milk and froth. Most importantly their microfoam is among the best of any super automatic espresso machine maker. It is velvety and the exact right texture every time with minimal effort.
Grinding is something that gets overlooked but when you deliver the level of quality espresso of a JURA, every detail has to be covered. The E8 does that. The six-level Aromag3, Aroma G3 grinder grinds reasonably quietly with consistent, precise coarseness. This makes a different, especially in the aroma. The E8 grinder is also very fast and having it integrated into the machine saves steps, time and cleanup.
JURA E8 Espresso Machine
The Chrome Model shown below is one of the most beautiful machines in this price range. The standard model cost a few hundred dollars less and has all the same features.
JURA E8 Maintenance and Cleaning
INTELLIGENT WATER SYSTEM: For automatic filter detection, the Jura E8 Espresso Coffee Machine is equipped with a state-of-the-art intelligent water system–now how’s that for a smart coffee maker? Thanks to RFID technology, this coffee machine makes using a filter easier, more effective or more reliable over standard units
It comes with a CLEARLY Smart filter cartridge and the machine uses RFID to sense the filter.
The JURA E8 allows you to program the settings that matter most. It has built in programs for ristretto, double ristretto, espresso, double espresso, macchiato, coffee, cappuccino, latte macchiato, flat white, warmed milk and a cup of hot water. You can adjust the amount of water, used, it has 8 coffee strength levels and it has 2 brewing temperatures (other models have more). It also has 3 water temperature levels
The E8 is compatible with J.O.E. which is the wireless management systems that allow you to manage your E8 espresso maker with an iPhone or Android app.
Chrome Finish Option
The chrome model is very attractive. For a couple of hundred dollars more you get the same machine, but it looks like it cost $1000 more.
Should I buy a JURA E8?
JURA Makes a lot of amazing espresso machines, so the big question is why an E8 over another JURA model. We gave it a “Strong Buy” because the E8 has all the brewing, milk and grinding excellence plus the maintainability of JURA models twice its cost.
Does the JURA E8 make great microfoam?
The E8 has the JURA Fine Foam Technology. As a result, the JURA E8’s microfoam is among the best of any super automatic espresso machine and it steams and froths perfectly and automatically.
Where do I buy the JURA E8?
Do not buy from resellers. Our research leads us to recommend buying the JURA E8 direct from the JURA store through Amazon. This is the best combination of price, services and delivery and links are included for your convenience.
How do I operate the JURA E8?
The JURA E8 is a super automatic so it has built in one-touch settings for ristretto, double ristretto, espresso, double espresso, macchiato, coffee, cappuccino, latte macchiato, flat white, warmed milk and a cup of hot water. You can adjust amount of water, coffee strength level, brewing temperatures and water temperature levels as well.
How do I clean a JURA E8?
The JURA E8 has an integrated rinsing, cleaning and descaling and a milk rinsing and cleaning system. Removable parts are machine washable but a warm damp cloth is enough to clean most of the exterior and coffee brewing parts.
JURA E8 Specifications
- Product Dimensions 17.3 x 11 x 13.8 inches
- Item Weight 22 pounds
- Shipping Weight 26.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Manufacturer JURA E8
- ASIN B01CDEPF14
- Item model number 15097