The Jura E8 coffee machine is like having your own personal barista
If you love your coffee – good coffee – then you’re willing to pay for it. And if you can produce that quality at home then it’s worth the investment. That’s what you get with the Jura E8 coffee machine.
Tech Guide took a look at the Jura E8 Piano Black, the most recent model of the popular machine, and it was like having a live-in barista at your disposal.
The unit is 28cm wide, 44.4cm deep and 34.6cm high so it has a footprint that can easily fit in a corner of the kitchen or nook nearby.
Jura’s E8 has a water tank with a 1.9 litre capacity that has to be refilled manually at the tap.
Users load in their coffee beans in the professional aroma grinder which is newer and quieter.
It uses a cutting geometry designed to allow the flavours to unfold and in so doing increase the aroma by more than 12 per cent when compared to conventional systems.
But what we liked about the Jura E8 was the touchscreen control panel which allows you to prepare up to 17 different coffee specialties at the press of a button.
If you like a stronger coffee then you can easily use the Extra Shot function.
Other customisation includes temperature, amount of water and the amount of milk.
And it’s fully automated so the machine will grind the beans, tamp and brew twice so the coffee is not over-extracted.
If it’s a cappuccino or latte you’re after, you can also connect a milk system that will heat and stretch the milk to create a fine texture foam before combining it with the brew to make a coffee a café would be proud of.
When you’re done the onboard innovative fluid system cleans the milk system automatically with the press of a button.
But the tech comes in to play in a couple of ways with the Jura E8.
Firstly the intelligent algorithm will recognise your drinking habits and place up to four of your favourite drinks on the start screen so they can be accessed instantly.
There is also an called JOE (Jura Operating Experience) than can be used when your smartphone is paired via Bluetooth to the machine so you can control the machine from the palm of your hand.
What is usually accessible through the device’s display can now be viewed through the JOE app.
If you’re an iPhone user, you can ask Siri to make you a coffee.
With Mother’s Day coming up, Jura is a free three-month coffee bean subscription with the purchase if an E8 machine until May 16.
The Jura E8 is available now for $2,290 from David Jones, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys, JB HiFi Home and selected electrical retailers across Australia.