JURA E6 Overview
The JURA E6 is a super-automatic espresso machine capable of brewing espresso and long coffees, and steaming milk for cappuccinos. Stand alone milk foam and hot water options can be programmed to produce a desired amount of water or frothed milk for making cocoas or tea lattes. JURA’s Aroma G3 grinder is a nice addition to the E6, making for quiet, consistent grinding with higher efficiency.
Features and Performance
For a more full-bodied espresso and decidedly thicker crema, the E6 pre-infuses coffee using JURA’s Intelligent Pre-Brew Aroma System, followed up by the Pulse Extraction Process, which pulses water through the grounds in short intervals to get the most out of the extraction. For milk drinks, the E6 Platinum is a little more hands on than other JURA machines, so you’ll need to reposition your cup for milk froth.
On-screen instructions indicate when to open and close the steam valve using the dial on the right of the machine. The result is a frothy cappuccino milk. This isn’t adjustable, so if you’re looking for a machine that can make lattes as well, best take a look at another of JURA’s one-touch machines. Navigating the E6 is incredibly easy, and it’s just as simple to keep clean, especially with the Clearyl Smart water filter installed in the 1.8 L reservoir to ensure great tasting coffee and reduce the need for descaling.
As on all JURA machines, the cleaning cycles are completely automated, and a warning pops up on the screen to let you know when it’s time for a little maintenance. All you have to do is add the designated cleaner and press start, and the JURA E6 cleans its own brew group, milk system or descales the boiler system. If the E6 sounds great, but you’re looking for machine that can make lattes too, the next step up is the E8; or, for even higher capacities for a small office or home entertaining, take a look at the WE8.
Why You Should Get It
The JURA E6 is one the first espresso machines to feature the innovative Pulse Extraction Process. It makes a more full-bodied, flavorful espresso with thicker crema compared to drinks made with other machines. JURA machines tend to be very user-friendly, and the E6 is no exception. It has very simple controls, letting you make coffee shop quality drinks with easy.