Jura WE8 Review | Professionally Productive
- High capacity for small crowds
- 8 programmable drinks
- Highly customizable
- Easy to use
- Big – won’t fit easily on a crowded counter
- All plastic casing
- Filling water tank can get heavy
The Jura WE8 professional is completely capable in every way: capable of serving out a plethora of drinks in a small amount of time, capable of making your drink any way you like it while saving your preferences, and capable of doing it all quietly and efficiently.
Is It Worth Your Money?
This machine is very competitively priced given its high capacity and customizability. So yes, the WE8 is completely worth your money. At just a few hundred dollars more than lower capacity, less capable super automatic espresso machines; Jura provides a lot of added features for a modest price increase.
We’re actually amazed Jura isn’t asking more for this machine given it will go through 25 brew cycles without needing any attention. Not to mention,
Detailed Review and Breakdown
The number one feature of the WE8 Professional is its generous capacity. The water reservoir holds a generous 101 ounces. Even as impressive is the bean hopper, which holds 17.6 ounces of beans. That’s over a pound of coffee!
The dreg bin is built to keep up with
The programmability on the WE8 Professional is impressive. Up to eight drinks can be programmed based on coffee strength (one to 8-bean scale), milk volume, coffee volume, and drink temperature. And, of
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Like all Jura machines, the WE8 features a bypass
As with all
- Adjustable dispenser
- Dedicated milk/espresso and just espresso dispensers
Self cleaningbrew group 101 ouncewater reservoir
- 17.5” x 11.6” x 16.5”
- 22 pounds
Ease of Use and Reliability
The Jura WE8 Professional is one of the more intuitive Jura machines on the market. This could have something to do with the full color push button display. Having all of the information present in picture format helps take some of the guesswork out of the coffee making process.
And, like most Jura machines, the WE8 is incredibly reliable. This is thanks to its quality craftsmanship, but also its self cleaning capability. The WE8 will alert you when attention is needed, such as milk mechanism cleaning and brew group cleaning. The WE8 will keep performing well for years because it takes such good care of itself.
The Jura WE8 is remarkably well priced. For all the capacity and capability of this machine, not to mention the Jura reputation, we think the WE8 is a steal. At just a few hundred dollars more than much lower capacity, lower capability machines, the WE8 is fairly priced roughly around the $2500 mark.
Who Is This For?
The Jura WE8 is well suited for anyone with room for it, really.
But it’s ideal for those who need to serve a small army, such as an office break room, busy kitchen, or hole in the wall bistro.
Though, anyone who appreciates full customizability and likes the idea of a large capacity machine will be pleased by this machine.
Jura WE8 Automatic
The Jura WE8 Professional is one of the best value Jura machines going around. For this machine’s asking price, you’re getting a very large capacity super automatic espresso machine built with all the signature Jura
The ability to program up to eight different drinks means that many people can count on serving up their favorite drink time after time without reinventing the wheel. And with all this espresso making, the Jura WE8 Professional keeps up by keeping this machine clean with its automatic rinse cycles and cleaning notifications.
Other Options Worth Looking At
If you want a small, dependable machine like the Jura A1, but with the milk steaming feature, then we would suggest the Gaggia Classic to you. Gaggia is another high-quality espresso machine manufacturer. Their Gaggia Classic produces really fine espresso while featuring an easy to use
If you like the sound of the Gaggia option but you’re not too fond of the manual nature of a steam wand, check out the Saeco Incanto Carafe Super-Automatic Espresso machine. It’s a couple hundred dollars more than the Jura A1 but it will automatically steam milk for you into your coffee cup. And, like the Jura