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Jura Z6 vs S8: Which Coffee Machine Is Better?

    Jura Z6 vs S8

    Note: Since the writing of this post, the Jura Z6 has been discontinued. The latest model in Jura‘s Z line is the Z10. Continue here for up-to-date information about the Z10 vs the S8.

    Anyone who has ever tried grinding their own coffee beans can appreciate the fresh flavor and aroma. But at the same time, it’s a noisy and messy task, especially first thing in the morning. Instant coffee just isn’t going to make the cut and while the pods are convenient, they can get expensive. What if there was a machine that could do all in one?

    Jura is a leading brand of coffee machines that have taken ancient art to new levels thanks to innovative technology. Today, we will compare the Jura Z6 vs Jura S8. We will go over the design, coffee specialties, and ease of use. After a side-by-side chart and some pros and cons, we will decide which automatic coffee machine is better.

    Let’s begin with the similarities between the Jura Z6 and the Jura S8.

    Jura Z6 vs S8 – Similarities

    Quick Glance

    Below are the specifications of the Jura Z6 and the Jura S8 in a comparison chart.

    Size:
    12.6 x 14.76 x 17.72 inches
    Size:
    11 x 13.8 x 17.3 inches
    Weight:
    25.4lbs
    Weight:
    22lbs
    Coffee Types:
    13 specialties
    Coffee Types:
    15 specialties
    Coffee Sizes:
    1oz, 2oz, 5oz, 8oz
    Coffee Sizes:
    1oz, 2oz, 5oz, 8oz
    Controls:
    TFT color display
    Controls:
    Touchscreen color display
    Programming:
    Coffee strength, temperatures, and milk/foam temperatures
    Programming:
    Coffee strength and volume
    Burr:
    Conical Aroma G3 Grinder
    Burr:
    Conical burr grinder
    Technology:
    Pulse Extraction Process, Thermoblock heating system, RFID
    Technology:
    Pulse Extraction Process
    Spout:
    Single or double brewing, adjustable height
    Spout:
    Single or double brewing, adjustable height
    Water Tank:
    81oz
    Water Tank:
    64oz
    Bean Container:
    9.9oz (plus chute)
    Bean Container:
    10oz
    Milk Frother:
    N/A
    Milk Frother:
    Professional Fine FrotherG2 with screen animated instructions
    Maintenance:
    Integrated maintenance cycles
    Maintenance:
    Integrated maintenance cycles
    Size:
    12.6 x 14.76 x 17.72 inches
    Weight:
    25.4lbs
    Coffee Types:
    13 specialties
    Coffee Sizes:
    1oz, 2oz, 5oz, 8oz
    Controls:
    TFT color display
    Programming:
    Coffee strength, temperatures, and milk/foam temperatures
    Burr:
    Conical Aroma G3 Grinder
    Technology:
    Pulse Extraction Process, Thermoblock heating system, RFID
    Spout:
    Single or double brewing, adjustable height
    Water Tank:
    81oz
    Bean Container:
    9.9oz (plus chute)
    Milk Frother:
    N/A
    Maintenance:
    Integrated maintenance cycles
    Our Pick
    Size:
    11 x 13.8 x 17.3 inches
    Weight:
    22lbs
    Coffee Types:
    15 specialties
    Coffee Sizes:
    1oz, 2oz, 5oz, 8oz
    Controls:
    Touchscreen color display
    Programming:
    Coffee strength and volume
    Burr:
    Conical burr grinder
    Technology:
    Pulse Extraction Process
    Spout:
    Single or double brewing, adjustable height
    Water Tank:
    64oz
    Bean Container:
    10oz
    Milk Frother:
    Professional Fine FrotherG2 with screen animated instructions
    Maintenance:
    Integrated maintenance cycles

    Coffee Sizes

    The Jura Z6 and the Jura S8 will allow you to make 1oz, 2oz, 5oz, and 8oz drinks. With dual spouts, there are some specialty drinks that you can brew in double cups,º and with adjustable spout heights, it’s easy to fit different cup sizes on the plate.

    Burr

    The burr is an essential part of a coffee machine because it determines how fine you can grind the beans, which should be extra fine for espressos. The Jura Z6 and the Jura S8 have conical Aroma G3 grinders for an even and consistent grind.

    Technology

    There is some impressive technology with the Jura Z6 and the Jura S8. They both come with Pulse Extraction Process, technology that ensures fast coffee extraction. The Thermoblock heating system means only the needed amount of water is heated and not the whole water tank. RFID is a wireless technology that enables the coffee machine to communicate with the filters and make automatic adjustments.

    Maintenance

    The Jura Z6 and the Jura S8 have integrated maintenance cycles that prompt you to follow the instructions on the screen.

    There are still just as many features that the Jura Z6 and the Jura S8 don’t have in common. We will move on to these now.

    Differences Between Jura Z6 and Jura S8

    Appearance

    There is no doubt that either of these automatic coffee machines will look amazing in any kitchen. There is a slight difference in size and color options.

    JURA S8 Automatic Coffee Machine

    Jura Z6

    The coffee machine measures 12.6 x 14.76 x 17.72 inches and weighs 25.4 pounds. It comes in chrome.

    Jura S8

    Not only is it a little smaller but there is also another color option. It is 11 x 13.8 x 17.3 inches and weighs 22 pounds. You can choose from chrome or moonlight silver.

    The Winner Is- The Jura S8

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    Coffee Types

    You can make an amazing range of hot drinks with these coffee machines, and not just coffees.

    Jura S8 Review

    Jura Z6

    You can prepare single and double coffees, espressos, and ristrettos. Other coffee options include latte macchiatos, flat whites, cappuccinos, macchiatos, milk, milk foam, and hot water.

    Jura S8

    There are the same options as the Jura Z6 with 2 extras, a café latte, and special hot water that is ideal for green teas.

    The Winner Is- The Jura S8

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    The Controls

    The controls of the Jura Z6 and the Jura S8 are incredibly intuitive.

    Jura S8 Comparison

    Jura Z6

    It comes with a TFT color display with buttons on each side.

    Jura S8

    The color display is a touchscreen.

    The Winner Is- A Tie


    Programming

    As well as the different coffee types, you have the option to program certain features.

    Jura Z6 Comparison

    Jura Z6

    For those who are particular about their coffee temperature, there are 10 milk temperatures, 3 brewing temperatures, and 3 hot water temperatures. You can select one of the 10 coffee strength options.

    Jura S8

    You can also choose from 10 coffee strengths. There are 3 brewing temperatures and 3 hot water temperatures.

    The Winner Is- The Jura Z6

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    Capacity

    A larger capacity means you don’t need to refill the water and coffee bean container as often. There is next to no difference with the coffee bean container. The Jura Z6 holds 9.9 ounces and the Jura S8 holds 10 ounces.

    Jura Z6 Review

    Jura Z6

    It has a large water tank with a capacity of 81 ounces.

    Jura S8

    Even though it’s smaller, the 64-ounce water tank is still a good size.

    The Winner Is- The Jura Z6

    Milk Frother

    The milk frothers will automatically switch from milk to milk foam depending on the drink.

    Jura Z6 Coffee Machine

    Jura Z6

    There is no information on the specific type of frother.

    Jura S8

    It comes with a professional Fine FrotherG2 and the screen shows you exactly how to use it.

    The Winner Is- The Jura S8

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    Pros and Cons

    We will include some pros and cons of the Jura Z6 and the Jura S8 before our final verdict.

    Jura Z6

    Jura Z6

    Pros:

    • Perfect intensity for all coffee loves and an aroma to match
    • It’s easy to keep clean
    • It’s quite quiet for a coffee machine

    Cons:

    • Preinfusion goes into the drip tray, which is good, but it means the drip tray needs emptying frequently.

    Jura S8

    Jura S8

    Pros:

    • It’s excellent at getting hot milk and coffee temperatures
    • It’s so easy that anyone can make professional coffee
    • It takes less than a minute to brew coffee

    Cons:

    • It requires quite a bit of maintenance

    The Final Verdict

    The Jura Z6 should be the overall winner because of the sheer range of programming options, allowing you to make the most personalized coffee possible. It also has the advantage of the larger water tank. However, this comes at a high cost. The Jura S8 is already a hefty investment and at the moment, the Jura Z6 is around $1000 more. We can’t see enough of a difference and as the technology means the coffee aroma and flavor is excellent, we chose the Jura S8.