Each JURA Espresso Machine is designed and made by JURA Elektroapparate AG. The company was founded in 1930 in the Swiss Canton of Solothurn in Niederbuchsiten. JURA outsources manufacturing to Eugster/Frismag in Romanshorn. That company manufactures machines for many brands including Bosch, AEG and Siemens.
Widely regarded as a top designer of top quality espresso machines, they combine the best of Swiss and Germanic engineering and quality with the best in Italian design and espresso technology.
JURA espresso machines have won three slots on our 20 best super automatic espresso machine awards. Including awarding the JURA GIGA 6 the top spot on the list with an unprecedented 98/100 review score.
The JURA Z8 was awarded one of only 4 (as of this writing) Editor’s Choice Awards. Independent of the review scores, the Editor Choice awards has a different, even more strict criteria. This reflects our editor’s own selection criteria which differs from product reviews and testers and offers a different perspective on the search for the perfect espresso drink.
Our JURA Espresso Machine Buyers Guide includes head to head comparisons of GIGA 6 vs Z8 vs J90 and is one of our most popular articles. While the GIGA 6 earned the top spot on our 2020 best espresso maker list, the Z8 has earned an Editor’s Choice award for 2020. Also the WE8 and E8 reviews are excellent.
Our updated 2020 JURA GIGA 6 Review also compared the GIGA 6 to the Z8 and found the GIGA 6 to be the highest rated super automatic espresso machine in 2020. OUtstanding automation, brew quality, milk forthing and design makes this the clear choice for the top of our rankings in 2020.
Our JURA J90 Impressa review concludes that machine is one of the top thermoblock automated espresso machines we have reviewed. The JURA Z8 Espresso Machine was rated one of our top machines of the year.
Many models have fared very well in our reviews because they are exceptional at a few key areas. The first is their brewing technology. Their 15 bar pumps and boilers and heating elements work well and precisely, generating the optimal temperature steam and water. This also supports the second big advantage of their models, outstanding milk steaming and frothing. Most manufacturers struggle to produce espresso makers that can create the kind of think, velvety microfoam that firms like JURA AG does.
The final main benefit of the JURA Espresso Machines is an exceptional commitment to automation, programmability and design. What makes them an outstanding choice for discerning home baristas is that they can make world class milk based espresso drinks at the push of a button and at a higher level than other super automatics. In addition, they are easy to clean, maintain and troubleshoot, compared to others in their class.