Jura's YouTube Ad for the Z6 automated espresso maker looks like a trailer for a science fiction movie. And, indeed, this sleek unit with its full-color display screen and illuminated espresso spouts wouldn't look out of place in the crew lounge of the Starship Enterprise. The Z6 is one of Jura's more expensive machines, so it needs some science-fictional features to justify its price point. One of the few high-end features the Z9 lacks is an integrated milk container or at least a snap-on carafe. At least Jura supplies a stainless steel container with thermal coating for the Z9 to sip milk out of through a tube before it heats and froths it. Otherwise, the Jura has almost as many features as its super-high-end machines like the Giga 5 and the Giga W3 Professional. It has four spouts, two for espresso (so you can make two cups at a time or one large cup), one for froth and one for hot water. The milk and espresso spouts can be raised to accommodate large containers and the espresso spouts butterfly out for wide cups.
The Z9 is fully programmable, so you can select espresso, latte macchiato, ristretto, cappuccino, milk foam or just ordinary coffee. And once you've chosen your drink, you can adjust the volume, the strength, the temperature and the amount of milk and/or froth you want added, all with accompanying images of what your drink is going to look like after it's poured. And the Z9 will remember these settings, so you don't have to program all the variables each time you want a drink. Unfortunately, you can't program individual presets for these drinks so that different members of the family can have their own settings, an odd feature to omit from a machine this expensive.
Sure, $3,500 may seem like a lot for an espresso machine. But this is more than that: It’s a daily dose of caffeinated instant gratification.
The Jura Z6 is an excellent expression of style and function. It is also very easy to program for custom strength, temperature, milk, etc.
This is a high tech top quality machine. It makes amazing coffee in a range of types that will suit everyone's taste.
The Jura Z6 improved P.E.P. brewing system and milk and milk foam temperature controls have made it easy for latte lovers to achieve that barista-quality espresso at home.
It is expensive, but does almost everything you could ask for in a super automatic and the yield is fantastic.
The main issue is I wish the milk could be made hotter.
Espresso and milk drinks are very hot and delicious and the automated features are amazing.
A good coffee machine is as important as good coffee beans.