All New Jura E6 vs E8: Which Is Better?

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Jura E6 vs E8

Here is our in-depth comparison of two premium bean-to-cup machines – the Jura E6 vs E8.

After the release of the new Jura E6, now, it has become more lucrative and gives tough competition to the E8.

However, both machines come at different price points, but there is a lot in common and differences too, which will be the deciding factor.

So, let’s get started with the review and finalize the best one for you!

Jura E6 Vs E8 – Which One to Consider?

If you ask me which machine is better and why – my answer is straightforward.

The Jura E8 is leading this comparison because it offers more features and drinks than the E6, but we couldn’t forget that E8 also asks you to pay almost an extra US $700.

But what E6 offers at this price point is worth noting & this machine will be the best fit if you aren’t a regular milk-based coffee drinker.

However, this is a short and quick glance. You should look at several things before considering one; after all, they are both expensive options.

In the below section, we’ve tried to compare everything possible so that you can find the best option for you.

Jura E6 vs E8: Head To Head Comparison

After the launch of the next generation of Jura E6 in 2023, most of the tech and features are now the same as E8. So, now maybe it’s more confusing to choose one.

Therefore in this section, we will closely compare all the features & tech of both machines and talk about which will best suit you.

Beverage Options

Having the same brewing unit in both machines, the E6 and E8 make excellent, flavorful coffee with a rich aroma.

But what differentiates here is that the Jura E6 offers lesser drinks than the E8, which can be a significant shortlisting factor if your favorite drink is missing from the list.

The Jura E6 offers only 11 drinks which are mentioned below;

  1. Espresso
  2. 2 × Espressos
  3. Coffee
  4. 2 × Coffee
  5. Caffè Barista
  6. Americano
  7. Macchiato
  8. Cappuccino
  9. Cappuccino Extra Shot
  10. Portion of Milk Froth
  11. Hot Water

And the Jura E8 offers 17 drinks which are as follows;

  1. Espresso
  2. 2 × Espressos
  3. Coffee
  4. 2 × Coffee
  5. Caffè Barista
  6. Americano
  7. Espresso Doppio
  8. Cortado
  9. Espresso Macchiato
  10. Cappuccino
  11. Cappuccino Extra Shot
  12. Flat White
  13. Flat White Extra Shot
  14. Latte macchiato
  15. Latte Macchiato Extra Shot
  16. Portion of Milk Froth
  17. Hot Water

The E8 additionally offers you Cortado, Flat White (with an extra shot) and Latte Macchiato (with an extra shot), which E6 lacks.

Although you can also make these drinks in the E6, but it is not possible to make them in just one click.

You first need to pour milk foam and then brew espresso, but it’s not that simple; you have to do a whole lot of customization for the desired taste.

So, if you love the additional beverages that E8 offers, then you have to pay extra; it’s that simple. 

And if you are a consumer that doesn’t regularly brew milk-based beverages and is satisfied with E6’s 11 drinks, then go for it – because none of them compromises in quality.

Winner: E8

Design & Build

Both the machines are made of good quality plastic and their overall build quality is pretty solid and sturdy.

However, the design of both machines is also similar from the three sides except the front – here there are the big changes.

The E8 has three spouts in the main dispensing unit, two at the front for coffee or espresso and one at the back for water. And two spouts in the side dispensing unit, 1 for froth and 1 for espresso.

Whereas the E6 also has three spouts in the main dispensing unit, 2 for coffee or espresso and one at the back for water or milk froth. 

So, in E8, you’ll get only two dispensing units; in E6, you’ll get 1. Now you must be thinking, what does it matter?

It matters; the back spout of the E6 needs your command – there is a dial on the upper left side of the machine, which is actually a switch to pour water or milk froth.

So, in E6, when you brew any beverages requiring additional water, like Americano or milk-based beverages like Cappuccino, the machine prompts you to “open switch” by rotating the dial.

It may be an extra hassle to stand there until your drink is being brewed and with E8, you can have any of the drinks by pressing a button, which also Jura calls the One Touch Function.

In E6, Jura also gives an extra interchangeable spout in the box, which is only for hot water. So, if you don’t brew milk-based beverages, it is better to interchange them.

Also, in terms of weight, the Jura E6 is only 9.1 KGs and is lighter than the E8, which weighs 9.8 KGs. 

So, if you frequently move the machine here and there or someday want to clean the surface where you keep it, then it’ll be a comparatively easy job.

Both machines come in four color options; the colors of E8 are moonlight silver, dark inox, piano black and piano white. 

Whereas in E6, all the colors remain the same, the company has offered platinum color instead of moonlight silver.

Winner: E8

Cleaning and Maintenance

As we can’t remove the brewing unit in both machines, the process for cleaning and maintenance is almost similar.

You have to clean and descale the machine every one to two months, depending upon uses using Jura’s cleaning & descaling tablets (2 of each come in the box), but descaling isn’t necessary if you use its Claris water filter.

A feature called OTMCS (One Touch Milk Cleaning System) is the only difference in this section which E8 has and E6 doesn’t. But it’s not a very big one, I’ll explain it to you.

See, if you brew any milk-based beverages, then at the end of the day, you must clean the milk system; otherwise, the milk will go bad in the mechanism and taste very horrible.

In E6, when she requires cleaning, it will turn the setting’s background red and the E8 will also indicate you for cleaning.

For cleaning, you must add one press of Jura’s mini tabs for the milk system in a 2 part container (provided in the box). 

With OTMCS, in one press, the machine will first pour hot water into the section where you added mini tabs and dissolves with it and then through the pipe, it will take it to the system.

Without OTMCS, you need to add mini tabs and water from your side into the container and the rest of the process is the same. Now you can see it’s just only the first water difference.

Also, for cleaning the milk system, in E6, you need to press three buttons which are settings>cleaning(droplet icon)>clean the milk system.

Whereas in E8, it’s just a matter of 2 clicks settings>clean the milk system. So, an effort from Jura to make it easier to use.

However, again this is a slight difference. I feel Jura can give this small thing to the E6 too.

Winner: E8


Both machines are precisely the same regarding programmability, especially after the release of the updated E6; it is now one step closer to the E8.

The only difference I looked at in both machines is in some sections of the user interface. The E8 is comparatively good at some point and requires fewer clicks to command.

Also, E6 and E8 let you customize your beverage in the same way – you’ll be given five options, i.e., Coffee Strength, Water Temperature, Volume, Bypass Water and Milk Froth.

But in the previous version of both machines, you had only eight coffee strength and two water temperature settings and now it is increased to 10 coffee strength and three water temperature settings. 

You’ll also find many wrong content and outdated data on the internet – so don’t confuse with that and focus on the new version of both machines. 

Also, you can command both machines with the Jura J.O.E mobile application, where you can customize and save drinks in each person’s name. 

Like if some coffee-loving family and friends come over to your house frequently, then you can set their preferences and save the name like Olivia’s cappuccino.

But for this accessibility, you require a transmitter which Jura called smart connect. In E6, you have to buy this separately, but in E8, it comes in the box – obviously, you are paying more also.

Also, there is an extra shot feature for milk-based beverages, where you’ll get an extra shot of espresso to make your coffee stronger.

To access, you have to long-press the settings button and choose the extra shot option – after selecting, a coffee bean is illuminated on the milk-based beverages.

However, in E6, you can only apply this with only cappuccino, but in E8, you have three choices: cappuccino, flat white and latte macchiato.

Winner: Tie

Milk Frothing System

In addition to the two milk frothing systems being installed in different locations, both machines use different types of milk systems. 

Which is a stainless steel coated pipe used to carry the milk to the machine and it is called HP1 and HP3 milk system.

HP1 and HP3

Basically, it is nothing great but different types of milk systems are used according to the design, as you can see in this image.

Also, HP1 is cheaper than the HP3 milk system and it is recommended to change these pipes every three months.

So, HP1 used by E6 is a more pocket-friendly option.

Winner: Tie

Common Special Features

The features mentioned below are available in both machines and boost the overall experience of coffee and machine.

FeaturesJura E6Jura E8
Intelligent Preheating systemYesYes
3D Brewing TechnologyYesYes
Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.®)YesYes
Powder Chute for Ground CoffeeYes (Added in the new version)Yes
Thermoblock Heating SystemYesYes
Intelligent Water System (I.W.S.)YesYes
Monitored Drip TrayYesYes
Energy Save Mode (E.S.M.©)YesYes
Programmable Switch-Off TimeYesYes
Water Tank Capacity64 oz / 1.9 l64 oz / 1.9 l
Professional Aroma GrinderYes (Added in the new version)Yes

Jura E6 – Quick Rundown

Jura E6

Jura E6 Specifications:

  • Super-automatic Coffee machine
  • Dial for milk frothing and hot water
  • Eighth-generation brew unit
  • Professional Aroma Grinder
  • HP1 Milk System
  • 11 coffee options
  • Pre-ground Bypass chute


Simple and easy to use


Fixes issues in the new update


Only 11 drinks

Jura E8 – Quick Rundown

Jura E8

Jura E8 Specifications:

  • Super-automatic coffee machine
  • Separate space for milk-based beverages
  • One-touch milk cleaning system
  • HP3 Milk System
  • Eighth-generation brew unit
  • 17 coffee options
  • One-Touch function


Better Milk Cleaning System

17 drinks

One Touch Function


Should have a touchscreen display

Jura E6 vs E8: The Winner

If you are along with me in this article, then you know the answer, but I must tell you that the Jura E8 is the clear winner.

But hold on, the reason why Jura E8 won this comparison is because it offers extra features which come at a higher price point; the E8 is almost US $700 more expensive than the E6.

But also, we can’t deny that what offers by E6 at this price point is also not a deal breaker. So, you must be thinking, which should I go with?

Now, If you are drinking coffee, espresso-based beverages and milk-based beverages, especially Flat White and Latte Macchiato on a daily basis, then go for E8.

And if you drink coffee and espresso-based beverages daily but occasionally milk beverages, then go blindly with E6.

However, both machines are pretty good and either you choose Jura E6 or Jura E8 according to your preferences, you’ll not regret your decision.

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Shaif is the founder of Berry To Brew and his passion for coffee led him to start this journey. His aim is to make every coffee lover love coffee even more with the recipes he shares and the questions he answers.