Jura Z8 Review ft. the 34 oz. Cool Control

by Jahasia Cooper Updated: August 25, 2023 3 min read
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The world’s first espresso machine to specialize in preparing longer specialty drinks is at the forefront of the coffee & espresso machine market. The JURA Z8 is a Swiss-made super-automatic espresso machine with a 4.3-inch touchscreen color display and 21 beverage options to choose from. JURA does a great job at making impressive incremental changes compared to its other super-automatic machines, making the Z8 well worth an upgrade. Let’s take a look at the details:

One-Touch Americano

The JURA Z8 came out with an unprecedented feature that gives users the option to brew barista-quality beverages that you cannot get on the other machines. The one-touch Americano function is the FIRST of its kind that uses a special preparation method to brew coffee with hot water, giving users light and aromatic Caffé Barista, an Americano or a pot of coffee. This isn’t even the best part of this feature—you can customize and personalize the menu with 10 strength settings, 3 temperature settings and drink volumes between 1 and 8 oz to craft the smoothest aromatic drinks you’ve ever tasted.

A 4.3-inch Display With A Lot To Say

Here’s the thing, if you’re a smartphone junkie you love any device that gives you the space to scroll through pages of impressive content—JURA gets that! The Z8 has a precise high-resolution touchscreen color display. If you love the ease of tapping a button and getting your perfect morning beverage, the 4.3-inch screen is a dream. You can scroll through 21 beverages or use the rotary switch. Either way, you’ve got a clear view of endless options to brew your cup of joe. Not only that, but you can brew your favorite coffee or other milk-based drinks at your fingertips using the Smart Connect app. The JURA Z8 is keeping up with the joneses of the smartphone age and we are loving it!

P.E.P. and Fine Foam Technology

So here’s a feature that we don’t mention often because there is simply no other machine that tops the JURA Z8’s Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.). To avoid a grinder that strips the rich aroma from your coffee beans, the Z8 implements the Aroma G3 grinder to preserve the delicious aroma of your beans. The P.E.P. function pulses hot water through the coffee grounds simultaneously to ensure richer crema. These two functions are key to producing a full-bodied and light coffee or espresso—a feature you didn’t know you needed.

Another key feature that probably didn’t know you needed is the 34 oz. JURA Cool Control.

The Jura Cool Control is an innovative and hygienic milk cooler that keeps milk chilled at 39 °F. The modern display tells you the current milk temperature and the current milk level at a glance so it’s simple to manage and even simpler to clean. The Cool Control is dishwasher safe and the high-quality aluminum cover and the matte black ventilation slot gives it a minimalist and modern finish.

Personally, I am always excited to learn more about JURA’s modern and intuitive espresso machines. They are pro-barista and entry-level user-friendly and give you the extra features to make sure you’re getting the best quality café-style beverages all within the comfort of your own home.