When it comes to your favorite cup of coffee, there are plenty of coffee machines on the market that will do a good job. However, creating your perfect brew every time is an art often left to the baristas.
Jura is one of the most popular brands for professional coffee at home. We are going to compare the Jura J9 vs Z9. We will go over features like coffee types, brewing capacities and appearance. We will include a side-by-side chart for a quick recap and then some pros and cons to getting the complete picture.
The Jura J9 and the Jura Z9 have some things in common. We will start with these features.
Jura J9 vs Jura Z9 – Similarities
The comparison chart below has all of the specifications of the Jura J9 and the Jura Z9.
|Size||17 x 11 x 13.25 inches||17.7 x 12.2 x 14.6 inches|
|Display||TFT color display||TFT color display|
|Coffee Types||Espresso, coffee, cappuccino, latte macchiato, ristretto, 2 espresso, 2 coffees, 2 ristretto, hot water, milk||Espresso, coffee, cappuccino, latte macchiato, ristretto, special coffee, 2 espresso, 2 coffees, 2 ristretto, hot water, milk|
|Coffee Strength||Extra-mild, mild, normal, strong, extra-strong||Extra-mild, mild, normal, strong, extra-strong|
|Fine Foam Technology||Yes||Yes|
|Coffee Spout Heights||Adjustable up to 6 inches||Not stated|
|Water Tank Capacity||2.1l||2.8l|
|Bean Container Capacity||250g||280g|
|Coffee Grounds Capacity||16 portions||20 portions|
|Cleaning Program||Yes, rinsing, cleaning, descaling||Yes, rinsing, cleaning, descaling|
|Auto Switch Off||Yes, from 15 minutes to 15 hours||Yes, from 15 mins to 15 hours|
|Warranty||Not Stated||1 year|
On the front of the Jura J9 and the Jura Z9, there is a color TFT display. These liquid crystal displays are faster and brighter than LCD. There are 3 buttons on each side of the display. The display not only lets you choose your coffee settings, but it will also guide you through the process.
You can choose the amount of water you use and the grind with the Jura J9 and the Jura Z9. The temperature of the water can be set at low, normal or X high. Depending on the coffee type, you can choose from extra-mild, mild, normal, strong, and extra-strong.
Fine Foam Technology
The fine foam technology that comes with the Jura J9 and the Jura Z9 allows for barista-quality, finely textured milk foam with a long-lasting consistency.
For easy maintenance, the Jura J9 and the Jura Z9 have various cleaning cycles such as rinsing, cleaning and descaling. There are also settings to clean the milk frother. Again, the TFT display guides you through the cleaning programs.
Auto Switch Off
To save on energy, you can set the Jura J9 and the Jura Z9 to automatically switch off at different times from 15 minutes to 15 hours after the brewing cycle is complete.
When you finish making your favorite cup of coffee, you can follow the instructions on the Jura J9 and the Jura Z9 displays to save the settings. This way, you have the exact same coffee at the touch of a button.
We will now focus on what makes the Jura J9 and the Jura Z9 different.
Differences Between Jura J9 and Jura Z9
Though similar in size and having an identical display, they still look very different.
This coffee machine is a fraction smaller at 17 x 11 x 13.25 inches and weighs 24 pounds. The Jura J9 has a polished chrome finish with a removable drip tray.
It is 17.7 x 12.2 x 14.6 inches but weighs quite a bit more at 30.44 pounds. It’s black with the same removable drip tray.
The Winner Is- The Jura J9
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When you consider the coffee types, strength, and temperature, it’s hard to imagine either of these coffee machines not making your perfect brew.
There are 10 coffee types in total. You can make an espresso, coffee, latte macchiato, and a ristretto. You can also make 2 cups of espresso, coffee, and ristretto. Finally, you can get how water and a portion of milk.
There are 11 settings in total. You can prepare the same as the Jura J9 with an extra option for a special coffee.
The Winner Is- The Jura Z9
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Coffee Spout Heights
Having adjustable spout heights allows for a range of cup sizes.
You can adjust the two coffee spouts up to 6 inches.
There is no product information about the spout heights.
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We looked at the water tank, bean container, and grounds container.
The water tank holds 2.1 liters, and the bean container has 250 grams. The ground coffee container has a 16-portion capacity.
The capacities are all greater with the water tank holding 2.8 liters, the bean container 280 grams, and the ground coffee container, 20 portions.
The Winner Is- The Jura Z9
Pros and Cons
We have included some pros and cons of the Jura J9 and the Jura Z9 to see if there are any further differences.
- It takes good care of itself with the cleaning cycle
- Easy to make complex brews
- Nice milk container included
- It doesn’t make hot enough drinks for everyone
- The grinder is much better
- Delicious coffees and easy to use
- It’s quiet for a coffee machine
- It is very expensive
The Final Verdict
It was a difficult decision today. It’s true that with so many settings, you might have to experiment a little in the beginning to get the right flavor for you, but once you are there, the Jura J9 and the Jura Z9 make amazing coffees. The design of both is stunning and a personal choice but we did prefer the Jura J9 with the chrome finish, it also helps that it’s a little lighter.
You do have to take into consideration the price! While both are a decent investment, the Jura Z9 is more expensive—and rightly so. It is the better coffee maker, with a superior grinder, dual boiling system, and a larger capacity. If you can find this on offer, it’s an excellent buy and today’s overall winner.