Jura Z8 Review: Barista Quality Coffee With One-Touch Lungo Function

By Robyn Foyster Robyn Foyster has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on 30 November 2017

Okay, we’ve done the math and worked out our coffee spend per week and it’s not pretty. Those morning and mid-morning and then, yes, even late afternoon trips to our local café start mounting up.

For the record, according to McCrindle Research, 27% of Australians admit they couldn’t survive the day without coffee and 36% spend $10 or more a week on coffee.

It makes you wonder why more people don’t simply buy a coffee machine.

But the question is would we get a decent brew?

Well, we got to review a sleek new coffee machine that makes professional coffee in every style imaginable.

Think Ristoretto, Espresso, long black, cappuccino and all manner of frothy coffee.

The machine was the Jura flagship Z line and combined state of the art Swiss technology that means making an unrivalled coffee a cynch.

It also explained why you can suddenly fancy yourself as a barista without having to take a course.

There’s the joy of smelling the delicious aroma of the coffee beans and watching as the machine grinds the coffee at the exact frequency for the amount of water to create a short coffee like ristretto. And for the perfect on-trend milk coffees including cap- puccinos and flat whites, the machine switches automatically between milk and milk foam.


Inspired by know-how from the world’s best baristas, the Jura Z8 features a world-first One-Touch Lungo function mixes hot water with long coffees during the preparation phase, optimising the extraction time, and resulting in full-bodied, delicate and delicious coffee.


Classic coffees, full bodied and aromatic. Café-trend favourites topped with light and airy milk foam, imaginative and indulgent. The Z8 provides up to 16 different styles of coffee via the intuitive touch screen, and a total of 21 beverages are available via the Rotary Selection.

One feature we loved was that you could create and personalise your own favourite coffee and store them in the machine, or on the free JURA coffee app. Plus the Z8 caters for the demands of tea lovers too providing the ideal temperatures for green and black tea varieties.

 Simply follow the prompting to individualise the coffee experience from strength to temperature, utilise Smart Connect to control your coffee via your phone, or press the button to instigate the self-clean feature when it lets you know its time.

The Z8 is crafted from high-quality materials with painstaking attention to detail. Be- cause at JURA, we believe performance should be accompanied by beautiful de- sign.

The JURA Z8 retails for $4,490 

JURA Elektroapparate AG, founded in 1931 and based in Niederbuchsiten, Switzer- land, is the innovation leader in automatic speciality coffee machines. The compa- ny’s products stand for the perfect coffee result from fresh beans, always freshly ground and extracted at the touch of a button. The product range includes both machines for domestic use and professional models for the office and food service industry. In recent years the long-established Swiss brand has grown to become a global player, operating in around 50 countries. The Jura Australia subsidiary launched in Australia in 2012.

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