If you’re a coffee-lover, you’ll find it hard not to “espresso” your excitement when the Jura brand releases a new device. The Swiss-made Jura has a global reputation for excellence regarding its automatic specialty coffee machines. Jura’s appliances produce only the highest-quality coffee drinks, thanks to their innovative technology and simple operation. And they do all this while looking stunning, too.
The Jura E6 is the real deal when it comes to coffee-making brilliance. With its simple yet intuitive operation and solid yet sleek design, it outperforms the competition. Yes, it’s a super-automatic espresso machine. But with the press of a few buttons and the turn of a dial, you can customize and personalize the drinks selection to create your perfect cup of Joe.
As you’d expect from a Jura device, the E6 includes only premium functions and features. Along with its user-friendly modern T.F.T. color display and front-facing buttons and dial, the E6 contains all the very best of Jura innovations. The integrated Aroma G3 burr grinder works fast to produce consistently perfect coffee grounds for the ultimate cup of coffee. The P.E.P. (Pulse Extraction Process) technology ensures that the brewing process is carried out to perfection. Plus, with the CLEARYL Smart filter and I.W.S. (Intelligent Water System), rest assured that the water quality of your machine produces the finest tasting coffee possible.
Now we’ll spill the beans on what features make theJura E6 stand out from the pack, its pros and cons, and our final verdict on the machine.
Features of the Jura E6
Aroma G3 Grinder
The inclusion of the Aroma G3 burr grinder in the E6 means that your coffee beans will be ground twice as fast as usual. And although this grinder works hard to grind those beans in half the time, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how quiet it is.
But where this grinder truly excels is how it improves the flavor and fragrance of the coffee. Due to its cutting angles, the grinder can extract more oils from the beans without heating. This design ensures that maximum taste and aroma are obtained, creating a delicious cup of coffee every time.
Coffee Strength Programming
The Jura E6 allows you to customize its drinks selection, ensuring that whatever coffee specialty you prefer on any given day, you can get it—and fast. One of the special features is the ability to adjust the dose of coffee according to the strength you want your cup of Joe to be. You can even save the strength settings of the drinks, so you simply have to press a button the next time you want the same beverage.
Customizable Coffee Drinks
Coffee shops don’t always get your order right. And sometimes, the same coffee drink doesn’t taste the same each day. If you crave consistency with your favorite hot beverages, then the E6 is the ideal device for you. You’re able to customize the settings for the machine’s coffee specialties, ensuring that the temperature, strength, and milk amount will always be exactly how you like them.
Fine Foam Technology
The E6 has an integrated foam frother, creating the finest, lightest, airiest, frothiest foam to top your coffee. There’s no need to fiddle about with separate steaming wands or other frothing accessories. Simply let the machine know how you like your milk, and it’ll get on with what it does best—creating the perfect cup of coffee.
The milk foam texture will be different depending on the hot drink (flat white, latte, cappuccino, hot chocolate) you select. All you need to do is scroll through the settings using the touchscreen and select the appropriate milk foam.
Jura Smart Connect Compatibility
Although the E6 doesn’t come with Smart Connect included, it does have the capacity to connect to it. By doing so, you’ll be able to use the J.O.E. (Jura Operating Experience) app. And that means you’ll be able to “order” your coffee when you’re away from the machine. Use the app to have a latte waiting for you when you walk through the door after work or to have your morning espresso ready without having to leave your bed. You can change drinks settings with just a few taps without having to fiddle about with the machine itself. As if using the E6 wasn’t convenient enough, Smart Connect takes ease-of-use and efficiency to a whole other level.
Quality of Build
Not only does the Jura E6 work quietly yet rigorously to create phenomenal cups of coffee. It also looks good will doing so. Forget any idea of an ugly, garish appliance taking up valuable kitchen counter space. The E6 is a sleek, attractive machine, available in either platinum or piano black. Its modern, discreet design suits any kitchen or home.
The E6’s casing is constructed from solid, durable plastic. Its components are also made from the highest-quality materials, ensuring that the machine is built to last. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find any Jura coffee machine owners whose appliances haven’t continued to work at optimum performance for at least a decade. Even if you use the E6 to produce multiple cups of coffee daily, the machine will withstand the pressure. Plus, the touchscreen is incredibly responsive, creating a subtle, satisfying “clicking” feel when pressed. All in all, the machine has a look, feel, and substance of a household appliance that’ll endure.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Maintaining your E6 is surprisingly simple and easy. With its integrated cleaning and rinsing programs, you can ensure maximum hygiene at the touch of a few buttons. The machine will tell you when certain things need changing or replacing, such as the water filter. It will also alert you when the coffee grounds bucket is full, or the drip tray needs to be emptied. The E6’s display will also periodically display a red “P,” indicating that the whole machine needs to be cleaned or descaled.
Plus, the E6’s CLEARYL Smart filter removes substances that might impair the flavor and aroma of your coffee and protects the machine from limescale build-up. The coffee maker’s milk spout is also detachable and dishwasher-safe, making it straightforward to clean.
- Comes with Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.) technology for optimal extraction time, rich aroma and flavor, and perfect brewing
- Intelligent Water System (I.W.S.) detects the filter automatically
- CLEARYL Smart filter eradicates heavy metals, chlorine, and other substances, as well as protecting the machine from limescale
- The Aroma G3 grinder is fast and effective
- Modern, attractive, sleek design
- Solid, durable, and long-lasting build
- Settings are fully customizable and easy to change or save
- Produces seven types of hot drinks (two espressos, two coffees, cappuccino, milk foam, and hot water)
- Creates the ideal hot espresso with a deep, rich crema
- Thanks to its fine froth technology and milk foamer, it produces perfect cappuccinos
- It’s equipped with an energy-saving mode
- Has the capacity to be connected wirelessly (using Smart Connect)
- A straightforward and clear touchscreen control panel allows you to access the machine’s settings easily and quickly
- It’s user-friendly; easy to use on-screen directions regarding daily use and maintenance
- Large-capacity bean hopper (10 ounces) and water tank (64 ounces)
- Comparatively quiet when in use
- It comes with a two-year limited warranty
- No capacity to use pre-ground coffee
- Frothed milk cools the hot drinks
- It can’t be used with coffee pods or capsules
- It has a relatively limited number of programmed hot drinks
The Jura E6—Our Verdict
Indeed, the Jura E6 isn’t cheap (new ones sell for just short of $1,500). However, line it up next to similar machines of other brands (and even more expensive Jura models), and the phenomenal coffee it produces is well worth the price tag. True, it may lack extra functions and features of other Jura automatic coffee machines. Yes, the number of drinks it’s programmed to serve up isn’t huge. But the fact it produces coffee this amazing is enough to warm the heart of even the most discerning coffee lover.
And despite the limited range of available drinks, you can get the Jura E6 to make coffees not on its drinks menu with some playing about with the settings. You can program the machine to create ristrettos, cortados, lattes, flat whites—whatever hot coffee drink you desire. All you have to do is play with the available dosages, strengths, water amounts, and milk options. You’ll become your own barista in no time!
Some criticism aimed at the Jura E6 is the milk temperature. Some owners of the machine have complained that the milk isn’t hot enough and that it cools down the overall temperature of the coffee drink it helps to create. However, in my experience, I’ve been able to adjust the milk temperature in the settings. All it took was a little bit of tinkering here and there.
In a nutshell, the Jura E6 is a gem of an automatic coffee machine. All its features and functions work seamlessly to produce delicious, fresh, aromatic coffee drinks quickly and consistently. Some people may balk at its price tag. However, suppose you’re someone who buys coffee drinks daily. In that case, this brew-ti-ful machine will be an excellent investment, saving you money in the long run. So, if you’re a coffee-lover, opt for the Jura E6, and from the very first cup, you’ll be asking it where it’s bean all your life!