2020 JURA WE8 review 15145
The JURA WE8 professional automatic coffee machine is one of the world’s best automatic espresso makers. A classic that has been on the market for most of a decade, our 2020 JURA WE8 review asks if it is still as great a product today as when it was first released. We were not disappointed in the JURA 15145 model number.
JURA remains one of the winningest espresso makers on this site. The JURA GIGA 6, is the top machine for 2020. The JURA Z8 and JURA J90 IMPRESSA are both top 10 machines as well. In terms of quality, features and value, the JURA WE8 fits squarely between those two models.
JURA WE8 Brewing
The JURA WE8 professional automatic coffee machine has all the top brewing technology to be one of the top espresso makers available.
The WE8 heats the water and steam with a single Thermoblock heating system. Many, higher end systems employ boilers or double Thermoblocks. With the JURA WE8 this isn’t necessary because their Thermoblocks are so good. You will always get plenty of precisely and consistently heated water.
The key to excellent espresso is to not simply espresso the heated water through the grounds in a single, stead stream. This is what separates world class espresso makers like the WE8 from the pack.
After the automatic grinding and tamping, the JURA 15145 next employs uses the JURA Intelligent Pre-Brew Aroma System (I.P.B.A.S.). IPBAS injects quick, rapid small bursts of heated water through the grounds to dampen and agitate the grounds.
Next, the espresso is expressed using their The Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.). Different brews such as espresso vs ristretto have different optimal settings built in. The PEP does a series of short pulses of heated water through the grounds. PEP varies the water amount and pulse length to the type of coffee being brewed.
Together the IPBAS and PEP maximizes the flavor of the beverage much more than a single, steads 15 bar extraction would.
JURA WE8 Milk Frothing and Grinding
The best thing about buying a JURA WE8 is you really do not have to think about the milk frothing, grinding and tamping. These are all fully automatic and done perfectly. Too many manual, home machines fall down here as opposed to the brewing itself. Don’t bother trying to perfect your milk steaming. You may never make barista quality microfoam, and if you do good luck doing it consistently (and before your morning coffee incidentally).
JURA WE8 Programming
The JURA WE8 has a great, built in display. It has held up well over the years. With a single button the JURA grinds the beans, tamps, brews the coffee and steams and froths the milk perfectly. The one touch programs will make ristretto, double ristretto, espresso, double espresso, coffee, double coffee, cappuccino, latte macchiato, flat white, hot milk and it will also dispense hot water.
You can customize these and adjustable amount of water, adjustable coffee strength and brewing temperature to your preferences. Every coffee ground will have a slightly different optimal setting so experiment a bit.
We have talked about the JURA JOE system before. It is an app for your Android or iPhone that connects with the JURA WE8 or other great JURA. It is fine, don’t buy a machine for it. You may not use it consistently to start, program or track your drink making. The notifications for cleaning and maintenance are helpful but, overall, controlling your espresso machine with your phone isn’t as compelling as it sounds.
JURA WE8 15145
JURA WE8 15145 Features
- Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.)
- Intelligent Pre-Brew Aroma System (I.P.B.A.S.)
- Single Thermoblock heating system
- Maintenance status display
- Integrated rinsing, cleaning and descaling program
- AromaG3 grinder
- Integrated milk system rinsing and cleaning program
- Compatible with J.O.E.
- Monitored drip tray
- TFT color display
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JURA WE8 cleaning
The best espresso machines like the JURA WE8 always have great design and are easy to maintain and clean. Your 15145 will last for years, decades probably and will require some basic cleaning and maintenance.
JURA WE8 Review
Our 2020 JURA WE8 Review rates this as strong buy. It is nearly perfect and fits well between the JURA J90 IMPRESSA and the JURA Z8 in terms of value, quality, built in programs and cost. All are outstanding and are good investments. The JURA WE8 professional automatic coffee machine remains a classic and one of the best in the world.
JURA WE 8 Specifications
- Weight 22.1 lbs
- 11.6” x 16.5” x 17.5”
- Water tank capacity 100.4 oz
- Coffee grounds container 25 pucks
- Beverage Programs: Ristretto, 2 x Ristretto, Espresso, 2 x Espresso, Coffee, 2 x Coffee, Cappuccino, Latte macchiato, Flat white, hot milk, Hot water
- Hot water function (3 levels)
- Programmable and individually adjustable amount of water
- Programmable and individually adjustable coffee strength (Levels)
- Programmable brewing temperature
- Programmable amount of milk / milk foam
- Three levels water temperature
- Resettable day counter
- Displays the number of preparations for each product
- Powder chute for ground coffee
- Coffee spout 2.6 – 4.4 inches adjustable
- Cappuccino spout 4.2 – 6 inches adjustable
- Hot water spout 4.2 – 6 inches adjustable
- Variable brewing chamber 5 – 16 g
- JURA hygiene: TÜV-certified
- CLEARYL Smart / CLEARYL Pro Smart Filter cartridge
- 110 V ~ and 10 amp
- Model Number 15145