The Jura WE8 Coffee Machine is part of the “W” family. If a Jura model that has a larger member related to it, has the prefix of a “W”. We assume that the “W” means wider, since the machines with a “W” are wider and taller. Adding the ability to take more water and beans and since the grind bin bucket is bigger too, grinds need to be emptied less often.
To clarify, the WE8 is the wider, larger version of the E8. Particularly suitable for a medium-size office where coffee preparations with milk outnumber black coffees. Furthermore, the machine has two “sections”. One dedicated to coffee, another dedicated to coffee with milk, and it’s various frothed varieties. The coffee maker has the TÜV-certified hygiene guarantee, but we still recommend daily cleaning of the frother to make sure it always producers consistent frothed milk.
The WE8 has been updated as of first quarter 2019 and now called the WE8 chrome which added in a few more programmable features, and the new style milk frother.
The Jura WE8 is the entry-level machines for offices. A bigger version suits small canteens and larger offices. Compare the X8 o the WE8, read this comparison: Jura WE8 vs X8.
Just a note, the marketing material claims the machine makes a flat white. Jura makes a distinction between flat white and cappuccino by determining when milk is added to the brew. Particularly, a cappuccino for them is defined as milk first. While a flat white is set as milk first. We at Quaffee feel this is extending the definition a little too far.
Note about 2022 update
The 2022 update’s biggest change is to the milk frother. Jura introduced this newer frother with the S8, then the E8 and now the WE8 has the new milk frother. There are also some programming changes so that the WE8 matches the new Jura standard of operation.
Features at a Glance
- 13 programmable varieties, 3 with double dose features
- 2.8″ colour display
- P.E.P. brewer
- Support for pre-ground coffee (good for decaf)
- Energy efficiency class A
- Aroma preservation cover
- Fine foam frother G2
- Integrated rinsing and cleaning programmes.
- Compatible with JOE®
- AromaG3 grinder
- Height-adjustable coffee spout, 65 – 111 mm.
- Height-adjustable milk preparation spout, 107 – 153 mm
- 500 grams bean hopper
- 3-litre tank, without filter 3.2 litre
- Dimensions (W x H x D) 29.5 x 41.9 x 44.4 cm
- An intelligent filter system that uses RFID to tell the coffee machine when to change the filter.
- HP3 milk system
Jura WE8 Info
WE8 Technical Data
Especially for those that like stats and numbers, dimensions and technical details, read more WE8 Technical Data here.
As much as the Jura WE8 is easy to use, you may want to read the manual before you buy one. Also, if you own a Jura WE8 and want an electronic copy, here are the manuals:
Download and read.
As well as guiding you on how to set the machine to make your favourite coffee, the manual also covers maintenance, including cleaning, de-calcification and general care.
Jura WE8 Videos
The video that follows is a little strong on the sales side since this is the video that the marketing team at Jura put together for the Jura WE8:
- Flat white
- Latte macchiato
- Espresso macchiato
- Espresso (single and double)
- Coffee (single and double)
- Ristretto (single and double)
- Espresso Doppio
- Milk foam
- One portion of hot water
- hot water green tea
- ground coffee
Maximum hourly output
- Espresso (1×/2×): 95/136
- Coffee (1×/2×): 70/88
- Cappuccino/Flat White (1 ×): 70
- Hot water: 83