Jura WE6 vs Jura WE8

Jura WE6 vs Jura WE8: Who W-W-Wins?

Jura WE6 vs Jura WE8: Who W-W-Wins?

We’ve seen the phasing in of Jura’s newest range of small office coffee machines gaining traction a lot of late with the W-range of machines. While there hasn’t been official word from Jura as to what the “W” is indicative of – we’re going on a hunch that it might:

1) Stand for “wonderful”

2) Be the “Wider” range of coffee machines in comparison to their predecessors, the E-range.

Speaking form the heart, the WE6 and WE8 are beautiful machines. They are exceptionally similar in function and aesthetic, the major difference comes down to their output capabilities.

We compare them in an “apples for apples’ type of scenario, so you can make the best and most informed decision when choosing the right small office coffee machine.

Jura WE6 Overview

 

Jura WE6 Review

Jura WE6

The full Jura WE6 review can be found here.

A high-end overview lets us know that, at the core of things, the Jura WE6 has one major difference when compared to the Jura WE8; drink options. The We6 only makes 8 speciality drinks, and is not capable of making speciality drinks like Flat Whites or Lattes.

Jura WE6 Pricing

The WE6 will cost you in the region of R 15 300.00 to buy, excluding VAT.

Jura WE8 Overview

Jura WE8

Jura WE8

For a video overview of the Jura WE8, head on over here, and for a the written review, check this out.

The Jura WE8 has all the same gorgeous features as the WE6 (including the Aroma G3 grinder, PEP and TFT Colour Display) – but it does trump the WE in terms of speciality drink selection. The WE8 can make speciality milk-based drinks, like a Flat White as well as Lattes, thanks to it’s professional fine-foam froth technology.

Jura WE8 Pricing

Available to purchase in the region of R 18 500.00 – R 20 000.00 excluding VAT.

The Verdict: Jura WE6 vs Jura WE8 – Side By Side

Jura WE6

Jura WE8

  • Variable brewing chamber – 5 – 16 g
  • Variable brewing chamber – 5 – 16 g
  • Intelligent Pre-Brew Aroma System (I.P.B.A.S.©) – Yes
  • Intelligent Pre-Brew Aroma System (I.P.B.A.S.©) – Yes
  • Intelligent preheating- Yes
  • Intelligent preheating – Yes
  • High-performance pump, 15 bar – 1
  • High-performance pump, 15 bar – 1
  • Thermoblock heating system – 1
  • Thermoblock heating system – 1
  • Fluid system- 1
  • Fluid system – 1
  • Monitored drip tray – Yes
  • Monitored drip tray- Yes
  • Maintenance status display – Yes
  • Maintenance status display – Yes
  • Integrated rinsing, cleaning and descaling program – Yes
  • Integrated rinsing, cleaning and descaling program – Yes
  • Adjustable water hardness – Yes
  • Adjustable water hardness – Yes
  • One or two cups of espresso in one brewing operation – Yes
  • One or two cups of espresso in one brewing operation – Yes
  • JURA hygiene: TÜV-certified – Yes
  • JURA hygiene: TÜV-certified – Yes
  • Filter cartridge – CLARIS Pro Smart / CLARIS Smart
  • Filter cartridge – CLARIS Pro Smart / CLARIS Smart
  • Zero-Energy Switch or power switch – Classic
  • Zero-Energy Switch or power switch- Classic
  • No. of individually programmable speciality coffees – 8
  • No. of individually programmable speciality coffees- 12
  • Coffee specialties

2 coffees

1 coffee

2 espressi

1 espresso

2 ristretti

1 ristretto

1 special coffee

1 portion of hot water

  • Coffee specialties

1 latte macchiato

1 cappuccino

1 Flat White

2 coffees

1 coffee

2 espressi

1 espresso

2 ristretti

1 ristretto

1 portion of hot water

Milk, milk foam

Ground coffee

  • Hot water function – 3 levels
  • Hot water function – 3 levels
  • Additional pre-ground coffee powder – No
  • Additional pre-ground coffee powder – Yes
  • 2 coffees – 1 min.
  • 1 latte macchiato – 1 min. 26 sec.
  • 2 espressi – 45 sec.
  • 1 cappuccino – 56 sec.
  • 2 ristretti – 30 sec.
  • 2 coffees – 1 min.
  • 2 espressi – 45 sec.
  • 2 ristretti – 30 sec.
  • Hot water (200 ml / 7 oz.) – 45 sec.
  • Hot water (200 ml / 7 oz.) – 45 sec.
  • App Compatibility

JURA Connect App

JURA Coffee App

Professional

  • App Compatibility

JURA Connect App

JURA Coffee App

Professional

  • Grinder type – AromaG3 grinder
  • Grinder type – AromaG3 grinder
  • Number of grinders – 1
  • Number of grinders – 1
  • Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.®) – Yes
  • Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.®) – Yes
  • Programmable amount of water – Yes
  • Programmable amount of water – Yes
  • Amount of water can be adjusted for each preparation – Yes
  • Amount of water can be adjusted for each preparation – Yes
  • Programmable coffee strength in levels – 8
  • Programmable coffee strength in levels – 8
  • Coffee strength can be adjusted for each preparation – Yes
  • Coffee strength can be adjusted for each preparation – Yes
  • Programmable brewing temperature – 2
  • Programmable brewing temperature – 2
  • Amount of milk foam programmable – No
  • Amount of milk foam programmable – Yes
  • Hot water temperature can be programmed in levels – 3
  • Hot water temperature can be programmed in levels – 3
  • Programmable amount of hot water – Yes
  • Programmable amount of hot water – Yes
  • Resettable day counter – Yes
  • Resettable day counter – Yes
  • Programmable switch-off time – Yes
  • Programmable switch-off time – Yes
  • Shows the number of preparations for each individual product – Yes
  • Shows the number of preparations for each individual product – Yes
  • Remaining time display – Yes
  • Remaining time display – Yes
  • Display – TFT color display
  • Display – TFT color display
  • Automatic milk rinse – No
  • Automatic milk rinse – Yes
  • Integrated milk system rinsing and cleaning programme – No
  • Integrated milk system rinsing and cleaning programme – Yes
  • Height-adjustable coffee spout – 65 – 111 mm
  • Height-adjustable coffee spout – 65 – 111 mm
  • Height-adjustable cappuccino spout – No
  • Height-adjustable cappuccino spout – 107 – 153 mm
  • Hot-water spout – Yes
  • Hot-water spout – Yes
  • Height-adjustable hot water spout – No
  • Height-adjustable hot water spout – 107 – 153 mm
  • Sound design – Yes
  • Sound design – Yes
  • Cappuccino frother – Fine foam frother
  • Cappuccino frother – Professional Fine foam frother
  • Water tank capacity – 3 L
  • Water tank capacity – 3 L
  • Coffee grounds container (servings) – 25
  • Coffee grounds container (servings) – 25
  • Numbers of bean containers – 1
  • Numbers of bean containers – 1
  • Capacity of bean container with aroma preservation cover – 500 g
  • Capacity of bean container with aroma preservation cover – 500 g
  • Cable length – 1.1 m
  • Cable length – 1.1 m
  • Voltage – 220 – 240 alternating current
  • Voltage – 220 – 240 alternating current
  • Current – 10 amp
  • Current – 10 amp
  • Frequency – 50 hz
  • Frequency – 50 hz
  • Power – 1450 Watt
  • Power – 1450 Watt
  • Accounting systems – compatible
  • Accounting systems – compatible
  • Stand-by power – 0 Watt
  • Stand-by power – 0 Watt
  • Weight – 10 kg
  • Weight – 10 kg
  • Width – 29.5 cm
  • Width – 29.5 cm
  • Height – 41.9 cm
  • Height – 41.9 cm
  • Depth – 44.4 cm
  • Depth – 44.4 cm

 

 

 

Which Jura WE is Best For You?

As you can see in the table above, all the major differences have been highlighted. I think it’s safe to say that the prices differences are so marginal, that they really are not too much of an influencing factor.

We see they are exactly the same in size; what really sets the WE6 vs the WE8 apart then?

In short – milk and ease of maintenance. The milk specialties, milk rinsing and adjustable milk spout are the extra’s which add to the WE8’s functionality and output, and are absent on the WE6.

This is something to consider if you have a lot of decaf coffee drinkers in your work space. Adding to that, the chute for pre-ground coffee (or as the connoisseurs know it, the override doser) is present on the WE8. The only other differentiating factor is the adjustable water spout on the WE8 which is, again, absent on the WE6.

 

 

 

 

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