Jura X8 vs Jura Giga X8

Battle of the X’s – Jura X8 vs Jura Giga X8

Battle of the X’s – Jura X8 vs Jura Giga X8

One could easily become lost in the world of coffee machines, marvelling at the amazing features of each and enjoying the novelty of pressing a button and having your cuppa dispensed right before your eyes. The X-range of Jura coffee machines has, and always will be geared towards the larger office, full of discerning coffee drinkers and of course the latte lovers. The Giga X8 is an absolute monster of a machine, but has (for quite some time) been the “next logical step up” from the trusty workhorse of the XS9.

Then, along came the X8 platinum. It strolled into showrooms and has wowed us, but is it any match for the Giga X8 beast? We compare them.

Jura X8 Platinum Overview

You can read the full review on the Jura X8 Platinum here.

  • All coffee drinks are prepared with a push of a button, from espresso to latte macchiato. You can prepare up to 2 milk-based drinks at the same time.
  • All coffee drinks are prepared with a push of a button on a sleek, touch screen interactive display.
  • Prepare up to 2 coffee drinks at the same time
  • Coffee pot function and hot water outlet
  • Lockable bean grinder and water tank – hello control and goodbye to overuse!
  • Pulse Extraction Process Technology – ensuring quality coffee every time.
  • 5 Litre water tank – the second biggest water tank we’ve seen this far.
  • 500 g Coffee container – perfectly proportioned to your water tank size, this ensures you don’t feel the brunt of frustrated coffee lovers having to continually top up the beans throughout the day.
  • The essence of real versatility, the Jura X8 Bean To Cup coffee machine masters the whole range of speciality coffees like flat white, café latte and cappuccino at the touch of a button, and all from a stunning looking coffee machine.
  • This exciting new unit is an ideal coffee machine for offices, catering and restaurants serving up to 80 cups per day.
  • Beautiful looks and design to grace any interior
  • Touch screen interactive display ensures easy operation, for first time users as well as coffee experts.
  • Very hot milky drinks like flat white, gifted to us by adjustable temperature controls – very much a South African preference!
  • Compact design means no compromise on looks to suit space constraints or volume output.
  • Option to plumb-in or hand fill, thanks to the generous-size internal reservoir of 5 litres.
  • Height adjustable spout for larger cups
  • The Jura X8 bean to cup coffee machine has a useful cup positioning aid which is ideal for self-service use, as are the large, clearly arranged selection buttons.
  • To adapt exactly to your needs, the drink options can be moved freely on the visual display screen as well with the flexibility to serve 2 coffees at a time if desired.

Jura GIGA X8 Overview

You can read more about the entire Jura GIGA Range here.

  • 34 programmable drink selections
  • 1 Americano
  • 2 latte macchiati
  • 1 latte macchiato
  • 2 cappuccini
  • 1 cappuccino
  • 2 caffè latte
  • 1 caffè latte
  • 2 coffees
  • 1 coffee
  • 2 espressi macchiati
  • 1 espresso macchiato
  • 2 espressi
  • 1 espresso
  • 2 ristretti
  • 1 ristretto
  • Pot of coffee
  • Milk, milk foam
  • Double 650g bean hopper
  • Three thermo-blocks
  • App-compatibility
  • 5 programmable coffee strengths
  • Day counter
  • Individually programmable product names
  • Dual spout, width-adjustable
  • 180 cups per day output
  • 5 litre water tank
  • 40-puck grounds container capacity
  • Weight 22 kg
  • Dimensions: Width 37 cm x Height 56.5 cm x Depth 49.7 cm
  • Energy-efficiency class: Not classed
  • Purchase Price: +/- R 80 000.00
  • Rental Price: +/- R 20 000.00 p/m

Jura X8 vs Jura Giga X8 – Side by Side Comparison

 

Jura X8 Platinum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jura-X8

Jura X8 Platinum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jura GIGA X8

 

 

Jura Giga X8

Jura Giga X8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drink Selection

21 selections:

1 ristretto

2 ristretti

1 espresso

2 espressi

1 coffee

2 coffees

1 cappuccino

2 cappuccini

1 caffè latte

2 caffè latte

1 latte macchiato

2 latte macchiati

1 Flat White

2 Flat Whites

1 portion of milk

2 portions of milk

Pot of coffee

Hot water

hot water for green tea

1 special coffee

2 special coffees

 

Drink Selection

31 selections:
1 Americano

2 latte macchiati

1 latte macchiato

2 cappuccini

1 cappuccino

2 caffè latte

1 caffè latte

2 coffees

1 coffee

2 espressi macchiati

1 espresso macchiato

2 espressi

1 espresso

2 ristretti

1 ristretto

Pot of coffee

Milk, milk foam

App Compatibility
JURA App Compatible 
App Compatibility

JURA App Compatible

Water Tank

5 litres

Water Tank

5 litres

Bean Hopper

500g with option to extend

Bean Hopper

2 x 650g bean hopper

Display

Interactive touch screen with button select

Display

Interactive touch screen with button select

Price

+/- R30 000.00

Price

+/- R80 000.00

Size

Weight – 14 kg

Width – 37.3 cm

Height   – 47 cm

Depth – 46.1 cm

Size

Weight 22 kg

Width 37 cm

Height 56.5 cm

Depth 49.7 cm

Special Features

–          Two cappuccino’s at once

–          Lockable bean container and water tank

–          Lockable dispensing options (check the video here)

 

Special Features

–          Three thermo-blocks

–          App-compatibility

–          5 programmable coffee strengths

–          Day counter

–          Individually programmable product names

–          Dual spout, width-adjustable

Output Capacity

80 cups per day

 

Output Capacity

180 cups per day

 

The similarities as well as the differences between these two machines is quite remarkable, however, there is a clear cut win for both machines:

For larger output – i.e. – for a huge office with constant coffee drinkers using it, consider the Giga X8.  Also, for less “continual” maintenance such as refilling the water tank and bean hopper, the Giga will require far less of your time.

However, if you often find yourself waiting a while for cappuccino’s, the X8 Platinum is one of the first Jura’s to dispense two milk drinks simultaneously, and you may want to consider this if it’s a big factor for you.

If budget is a factor to consider, the X8 Platinum will give you similar results for a far lesser price tag.

The real “right” machine for you is the one you enjoy and one which serves you best.

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