The Jura WE8 Coffee Machine is part of the “W” family. In particular in the Jura family if a model has a larger member of the same family they get the prefix of “W”. We assume that the “W” means wider. Since the machines with a “W” are wider and taller, are able to take more water and beans. Also 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 that has more coffee preparations with milk than just good old black coffee. Furthermore the machine has two “sections”. One is dedicated to coffee. And another dedicated to coffee with milk, and its various frothed varieties. The machine has the TÜV-certified hygiene guarantee, but we still recommend daily cleaning of the frother to make sure it always producers consistent frothed milk.
We prefer this model to the Xs9, even though it has a smaller tank. The Xs9 still has the older look, it has a significantly bigger foot print, and has no display screen. The one thing The Xs9 does have over the WE8 is an option to be plumbed. Although we recommend the WE8 for offices that have more milk in their coffees, we do also recommend the Jura WE6, for the coffee only based office.
Just a note the marketing material claims the machine makes a flat white. Jura make a distinction between flat white and cappuccino by determining when the milk is added. Particularly a cappuccino for them is defined as milk first. While a flat white is define as milk first. We at Quaffee feel this is extending the definition a little too far.
Features at a Glance
- 9 programmable varieties 3 with double dose features
- TFT Display for easier use
- P.E.P. brewer
- Support for pre-ground coffee (good for decaf)
- Energy efficiency class A
- Aroma preservation cover
- Fine milk frother
- Integrated rinsing and cleaning programmes.
- AromaG3 grinder
- Height-adjustable coffee spout 65 – 111 mm.
- Height-adjustable cappuccino 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
- Intelligent filter system, that uses RFID to tell the coffee machine when to change the filter.
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. In addition, if you own a Jura WE8 and want an electronic copy, here is the WE8 Instruction Manual for you to 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)
- Milk foam
- 1 portion of hot water