Jura GIGA Range Review – When You Need The Big Guns to Get The Job Done

Jura GIGA Range Review – When You Need The Big Guns to Get The Job Done

We’ve discussed at length the various types of Jura coffee machine ranges, all of which are specifically deigned to fit certain criteria and environments.

The GIGA range is no different; designed to satisfy the needs of a large office, of which the requirements are quality coffee, milk based drinks and an easy to use user interface.

Jura GIGA Range

1) Jura GIGA 3

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Jura GIGA 3

 

According to Jura.com – “It delivers up to 31 individually programmable speciality coffees and another 12 Barista recipes at the touch of a button, including the en-vogue flat white. As well as offering simple operation, it takes minimum effort to refill thanks to the large bean container with a holding capacity of 1 kg and aroma preservation cover. Other features include an optional coffee grounds disposal function and drip drain set.”

GIGA 3 Specifications

a) Drink Options

Latte Macchiato, Cappuccino, Caffè Latte, Coffee, Espresso Macchiato, Espresso, Ristretto, Pot of Coffee, Milk, Flat White.

b) We know serving many caffeine-deprived people is no easy feat, so here’s how long you can expect each drink to take in preparation:

  • Pot of coffee (360 ml / 12 oz.) – 2 min. 33 sec.
  • 2 latte macchiati – 1 min. 31 sec.
  • 2 cappuccini – 1 min. 23 sec.
  • 2 caffè latte (cafés au lait) – 1 min. 8 sec.
  • 2 coffees – 1 min. 3 sec.
  • 2 espressi – 38 sec.
  • 2 ristretti – 29 sec.
  • Hot water (200 ml / 7 oz.) – 28 sec.

c) And lastly, what kind of capacity does the GIGA 3 carry?

  • Water tank capacity – 5 L
  • Coffee grounds container (servings) – 40
  • Numbers of bean containers – 1
  • Capacity of bean container with aroma preservation cover – 1000 g

2) Jura GIGA 5

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Jura GIGA 5

 

Courtesy of Jura.com – “GIGA 5 sets a new standard in performance, aesthetics and perfection for the coffee machine segment. Professional technology has found its way into the homes of people who demand the highest standards. With the power of two grinders, two heating systems and two pumps the machine produces two coffee specialities at once, providing an unprecedented range of specialities and fulfilling the coffee lover’s every dream.”

GIGA 5 Specifications

a) Drink Options

Latte Macchiato, Caffè Latte, Cappuccino, Espresso Macchiato, Coffee, Espresso, Ristretto, Milk Foam, Milk, Portion of hot water.

b) Extra feature of the Jura GIGA 5:

  • Venti Ports
  • Indicator light for bean container
  • Amber cup illumination
  • White cup illumination
  • Magnetic splash guard behind dual spout
  • Integrated storage compartment
  • Powder chute for ground coffee

c) What kind of capacity can you expect from the GIGA 5?

  • Water tank capacity – 2.6 L
  • Numbers of bean containers – 2
  • Bean container with aroma preservation cover – Yes
  • Capacity per bean container – 280 g
  • Coffee grounds container (max. servings) – 20

3) Jura GIGA X7

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Jura GIGA 7

 

Jura.com states “The GIGA X7 Professional redefines the pleasure of coffee. With the combined power of two grinders, two heating systems, two pumps and two fluid systems, coupled with user-friendliness and superior quality, the GIGA X7 Professional prepares delicious ristretto, espresso, espresso macchiato, café crème, caffè latte and latte macchiato – two at a time.”

Two milk-based drinks being prepared simultaneously is something we’re seeing more often, but is still quite a scarce feature in automatic coffee machines.

GIGA X7 Specifications:

a) Drink Options:

Latte Macchiato, Cappuccino, Caffè Latte, Coffee, Coffee, Espressi Macchiato, Espresso Macchiato, Espresso, Ristretto, Pot of coffee, Milk.

b) Drink preparation time on the GIGA X7 are as follows:

  • Pot of coffee (360 ml / 12 oz.) – 2 min. 30 sec.
  • 2 latte macchiati – 1 min. 28 sec.
  • 2 cappuccini – 1 min. 20 sec.
  • 2 caffè latte (cafés au lait) – 1 min. 5 sec.
  • 2 coffees – 1 min.
  • 2 espressi – 35 sec.
  • 2 ristretti – 26 sec.
  • Hot water (200 ml / 7 oz.) – 28 sec.

c) The capacity of the GIGA X7 slots nicely into the median between the GIGA 3 and GIGA 5:

  • Water tank capacity – 5 L
  • Coffee grounds container (servings) – 40
  • Numbers of bean containers – 2
  • Capacity of bean container with aroma preservation cover – 650 g

4) Jura GIGA 8

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Jura GIGA 8

 

Jura.com provides this tasty review – “The high-performance GIGA X8 Professional with its elegant finish comes with a unique speed function, allowing it to prepare perfect coffee in record time. The optimally extracted coffee is mixed with hot water inside the machine by means of an extra bypass. Absolutely no flavour is lost during the process.”

GIGA 8 Specifications

a) Drink Options:

Americano, Latte Macchiato, Cappuccino, Caffè Latte, Coffee, Espressi Macchiato, Espresso Macchiato, Espresso, Ristretto, Pot of coffee, Milk.

b) How long are all of those drinks going to take you to prepare?

  • Pot of coffee (360 ml / 12 oz.) – 1 min. 55 sec. (Speed)
  • 2 latte macchiati – 1 min. 8 sec. (Speed)
  • 2 cappuccini – 1 min. (Speed)
  • 2 caffè latte (cafés au lait) – 1 min. 5 sec.
  • 2 coffees – 38 sec. (Speed)
  • 2 espressi – 27 sec. (Speed)
  • 2 ristretti – 26 sec.
  • Hot water (200 ml / 7 oz.) – 28 sec.

c) Last, but not least, how big are the components of the GIGA 8?

  • Water tank capacity – 5 L
  • Coffee grounds container (servings) – 40
  • Numbers of bean containers – 2
  • Capacity of bean container with aroma preservation cover – 650 g

 

Jura: GIGA 3 vs GIGA 5 vs GIGA X7 vs GIGA 8

To be sure, every one of the GIGA range is only suited to offices in excess of at least 100 cups required for preparation each day. This machine is costly, and the running thereof is going to require daily input.

But, which of these four beasts should you choose?
Consider the options below, as that is where their differences lie:

Drink Options

We can see that some machines offer pots of coffee capacity, others offer hot water dispensing, others offer milk foam and milk speciality drinks, while others can prepare two milk-based rinks at once.

Consider if this factor is important to you, and which of the machine hold the feature you most want.

Capacity

Things like water tank size, bean hopper size as well as the drudge drawer (the area in which your used coffee grounds are dumped) are quite important. Your water tank will require refilling, so the bigger the better. The bean container should be proportional to the size of your water tank, so you can get as much coffee out with the water and beans available.

Features

If a speedy preparation is important to you, consider dispensing times.

If output (related to capacity) is important, opt for larger.

In short – look over the features of each GIGA machine and decide whi9ch fits and satisfies your needs, any other deciding factor is just not going to cut it!

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