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Jura S8 vs Z6: Which Coffee Machines are Better?

For coffee at its best, you would assume that you need to visit a coffee house and have a professional barista make it for you. That is until you come across a Jura coffee machine. Jura has mastered the combination of quality and style but at a pretty hefty investment, so it makes sense to choose the right one for you.

We are going to compare the Jura S8 vs Z6. We will look at everything from their brewing specialties to the display and ease of use. After looking at all of the features, we’ll add a comparison chart for a quick review and some pros and cons of each in order to decide which is the best buying option.

Jura S8 vs Z6

There are a few similarities between the Jura S8 and the Jura Z6 and we will start with these.

Jura S8 vs Z6 – Similarities

Quick Glance

Below you can recap on the Jura S8 and the Jura Z6.

 

Jura S8

Jura Z6

Image Jura S8 Jura Z6
Size 11 x 13.7 x 17.5 inches 12.6 x 14.8 x 17.57 inches
Weight 22.1lbs 25.4lbs
Dispenser Height From 2.8 -4.6 inches, cappuccino spout from 4.4 -6.2 inches 4 adjustable spouts from 3.2 -6 inches
Color Chrome, midnight silver Silver
Servings Single and double Single and double
Brewing Specialties 15 specialties 13 specialties
Hot Water Yes Yes
Settings One-Touch, programmable strength, temperature, water One-Touch, programmable strength, temperature, water
Maintenance Cycle Yes Yes
Display 4.3” touchscreen color display TFT color display
Capacity 8 cups Not stated
Water Reservoir Capacity 8 cups 10 cups
Bean Container Capacity 0.6lbs 0.61lbs
Grounds Container Capacity 16 portions 20 portions
Grinder Conical burr Aroma G3 grinder Aroma G3 grinder
Additional Features Pulse Extraction Process, Fine foam frother Pulse Extraction Process, Fine foam frother, water tank illumination, Automatic filter selection
Price

Brewing Features

We will talk about the different types of coffee later on. However, the Jura S8 and the Jura Z6 can make single and double servings of coffee and hot milk. They also have the option to heat water for tea.

Settings

The Jura S8 and the Jura Z6 have one-touch settings. You can program different strengths of the coffee, amounts of water, and the temperature of the hot water, milk, and coffee. You can save personalized settings to get the same perfect brew each time.

Maintenance

Both the Jura S8 and the Jura Z6 have a special maintenance setting which makes it easier to look after the coffee machines and make sure the quality of the coffee remains at its best.

The Grinder

The grinders of the Jura S8 and the Jura Z6 are both Aroma G3 grinders. The Jura S8 specifies a conical burr grinder but this could be just a difference in product descriptions.

Next, we will take a closer look at how the Jura S8 and the Jura Z6 are different.

Differences Between Jura S8 and Jura Z6

Appearance

Anybody would be proud to have one of these coffee machines in their kitchen.

Jura Z6 review

Jura S8

This coffee machine measures 11 x 13.7 x 17.5 inches and weighs 22.1 pounds. It comes in two different colors, chrome or midnight silver, both with black accents.

Jura Z6

It’s slightly larger and heavier at 12.6 x 14.8 x 17.57 inches and weighs 25.4 pounds. It is silver with a stunning curved front design and blue water tank illumination.

The Winner Is- The Jura Z6

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Dispenser Height

The coffee machines have different dispensers with slightly different height adjustability.

Jura S8 automatic coffee machine

Jura S8

The main spout is adjustable from 2.8 to 4.6 inches and the cappuccino spout from 4.4 to 6.2 inches.

Jura Z6

There are 4 spouts, and each can be adjusted from 3.2 to 6 inches.

The Winner Is- The Jura Z6

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Brewing Specialties

There is a great range of drinks you can make from green teas to specialty coffees.

Jura S8 review

Jura S8

You can make coffees, espressos, and ristrettos in single and double servings. You can also make cappuccinos, café lattes, macchiatos, latte macchiatos, and flat whites. Additionally you can make portions of milk, foam, hot water, and hot water for green tea.

Jura Z6

The specialties are the same with the exception of café latte and hot water for green tea.

The Winner Is- The Jura S8

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The Display

The coffee machines are so easy to use with animated touchscreens with just a slight difference.

Jura S8 comparison

Jura S8

The color touchscreen display is 4.3 inches.

Jura Z6

Although the size isn’t listed, this display is TFT. It has a full RGB color range, brighter graphics, and more detailed images.

The Winner Is- The Jura Z6

Capacity

We looked at the capacity of the water reservoir, bean and grounds containers.

Jura Z6 coffee machine review

Jura S8

The water tank has an 8-cup capacity allowing for 8 cups of coffee. The bean container holds 0.6 pounds of beans and the grounds container, 16 portions.

Jura Z6

The water tank is larger, holding 10 cups and although not stated, we would assume this is for 10 cups of coffee. The bean container has a 0.61-pound capacity and the grounds container, 20 portions.

The Winner Is- The Jura Z6

Additional Features

The coffee machines have some great technology for both the taste of the coffee and ease of use.

Jura Z6 comparison

Jura S8

The Pulse Extraction process uses the optimal extraction time for the beans. It also has a fine foam frother for a superior texture.

Jura Z6

It has the same additional features as well as automatic filter selection.

The Winner Is- The Jura Z6

Pros and Cons

Finally, we have some pros and cons of the Jura S8 and the Jura Z6.

Jura S8

Jura S8 coffee machine

Pros:

  • Very simple operation
  • The excellent temperature of drinks and milk
  • Rich and consistent quality of each specialty

Cons:

  • The milk system needs a lot of cleaning

Jura Z6

Jura Z6 coffee machine

Pros:

  • The advanced technology shows
  • Hot milk foam
  • Stunning design

Cons:

  • Be sure to get the US version or you will need a converter for the voltage

The Final Verdict

The decision came down to the price. On the one hand, the Jura Z6 is exceptionally good-looking for a coffee machine. On the other hand, the Jura S8 has additional brewing settings. The Jura S8 has a larger capacity and really, the Jura S8 is also a super sleek machine. In terms of coffee, you will get amazing results each time and with regards to maintenance, both can be a little fussy at times. The problem is, the Jura Z6 is approximately between $550 and $650 more expensive, and we couldn’t see that much-added value. Today’s winner is the Jura S8.


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