Jura Z6 vs Jura Z9

Jura Z-Range Review – Jura Z6 vs Jura Z9

Jura Z-Range Review – Jura Z6 vs Jura Z9

The Z-range from Jura is not categorically suited for homes or offices, but it is suited to style. The Z range, pioneered with the Z9 model, first came out nearly 5 years ago; we saw a sleek, gun-metal grey curved design come to life with one of the first TFT colour screen displays.

The fine foam frother also made one of its first appearances in this machine, along with twin thermo block technology to get your coffee hotter, quicker and for longer. But has the Z6 come along to dethrone it, or to complement it and walk by its side? We compare the Jura Z6 against the Jura Z9.

Jura Z6 Overview

For a full review of the Jura Z9, click here.

Jura Z6

For the Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.®), innovation leader JURA took its inspiration from the world’s best baristas. The result is a revolutionary technology that optimizes the extraction time, allowing even short specialty coffees like ristretto and espresso to be prepared with an intensity and breadth of aromas like never before.

Jura Z6 Products             

  1. 1 ristretto
  2. 2 ristretti
  3. 1 espresso
  4. 2 espressi
  5. 1 coffee
  6. 2 coffees
  7. 1 cappuccino
  8. 1 espresso macchiato
  9. 1 latte macchiato
  10. 1 Flat White
  11. 1 portion of milk foam
  12. 1 portion of milk
  13. Hot water

Jura Z6Features

  1. Hot water function 3 levels
  2. Additional pre-ground coffee powder – Yes
  3. Number of products – 13
  4. Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.®) – Yes
  5. AppCompatibility – JURA Coffee App
  6. Intelligent Pre-Brew Aroma System (I.P.B.A.S.©) – Yes
  7. W.S.® with filter cartridge – CLARIS Smart
  8. Grinder type – AromaG3 grinder
  9. Number of grinders – 1
  10. Active bean monitoring – Yes
  11. Powder recognition for additional ground coffee variety – Yes
  12. Thermoblock heating system – 1
  13. Intelligent preheating – Yes
  14. JURA fine foam technology – Yes
  15. Milk or milk foam preparation – Yes
  16. Display – TFT color display
  17. Rotary Switch – Yes
  18. Water tank capacity – 2.4 L
  19. Numbers of bean containers – 1
  20. Bean container with aroma preservation cover – Yes
  21. Capacity per bean container – 280 g
  22. Coffee grounds container (max. servings) – 20
  23. Energy consumption with E.S.M.©

Jura Z6 Dimensions

  1. Weight – 11.5 kg
  2. Width – 32 cm
  3. Height – 37.5 cm
  4. Depth – 45 cm

 

Jura Z9 Overview

For a full review of the Jura Z9, click here.

jura z9

Sophistication and extravagance.

As soon as you see it, you realise that the IMPRESSA Z9 is setting new standards. And it is doing this on multiple levels thanks to its impressive coffee quality, user-friendly operation and captivating design. Made from high-quality materials and to Swiss standards of precision, this elegant automatic speciality coffee machine is the epitome of the strong and silent type.

Once the desired option has been selected on the high-resolution TFT colour display, the machine silently sets about preparing an espresso, coffee, latte macchiato, cappuccino or other speciality. The cup illumination feature ensures that the final result is always presented in the best possible light. This turns any speciality coffee into a treat to tantalise all the senses.

 

Jura Z9 Products             

  1. 1 latte macchiato
  2. 1 cappuccino
  3. 1 special coffee
  4. 2 coffees
  5. 1 coffee
  6. 2 espressi
  7. 1 espresso
  8. 2 ristretti
  9. 1 ristretto

 

Jura Z9 Features

  1. Hot water function – 3 levels
  2. Additional pre-ground coffee powder – Yes
  3. Number of products – 12
  4. Variable brewing chamber – 5 – 16 g
  5. Intelligent Pre-Brew Aroma System (I.P.B.A.S.©) – Yes
  6. Grinder type – Aroma+ grinder
  7. Number of grinders – 1
  8. Active bean monitoring – Yes
  9. Powder recognition for additional ground coffee variety – Yes
  10. Thermoblock heating system – 2
  11. Intelligent preheating – Yes
  12. High-performance pump, 15 bar – 15 bar
  13. JURA fine foam technology – Yes
  14. Milk or milk foam preparation – Yes
  15. Monitored drip tray – Yes
  16. Display – TFT color display
  17. Rotary Switch – Yes
  18. Water tank capacity – 2.7 litres
  19. Numbers of bean containers – 1
  20. Bean container with aroma preservation cover – Yes
  21. Capacity per bean container – 300g
  22. Coffee grounds container (max. servings) – 20

Jura Z9 Dimensions

  1. Weight – 13kg
  2. Width – 30cm
  3. Height – 37cm
  4. Depth – 45cm

 

Jura Z6 vs Jura Z9 – Side by Side Comparison

They are undeniably close in terms of output and features, but a few standout features do make them either more or less suitable for various applications:

Firstly, comparing the water tank and bean hopper size (as they go hand in hand in terms of daily filling and maintenance) – these machine are practically identical. With less than a 100ml / 100g variance, both of these machines will allow similar outputs before requiring refilling.

When it comes to the grinder, the Z6 wins, featuring Jura’s newest technology in the Aroma G3 grinder; the Z9 still employs the “older” Jura technology and may not produce the moist refined ground coffee possible; if you are not a “coffee snob”, or struggle to tell the difference between grind size and how it impacts the palette, this is a minor difference which will likely not impact your decision.

If you like your  coffee scalding hot, perhaps consider the older model – the Z9; it contains a double thermo block system, which allows for your coffee to heat up far quicker than it would with a single thermo block, as is fitted in the Z6.

For milk-based coffee drink lovers, both machines are equipped with Jura Fine Foam Technology, allowing for real preparation of latte’s and flat whites, where other older machines may be limited to only being able to prepare foamed milk, as opposed to frothed milk.

Lastly, the Jura App is only compatible with the Z6, the newer model. If you enjoy your gadgets, and being able to remotely prepare your coffee, remember that the Z9 does not contain this feature.

In terms of pricing, the Z6 will cost you in the region of R40 000.00 to purchase, and the Z9 in the region of R35 000.00.

 

 

 

 

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