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Jura E6 coffee machine review
Rating: 85 % (very good)
|Model:||E6 (piano black)|
|Milk system:||fully automatic|
|Drinks:Espresso, coffee, lungo barista, cafe barista, cappuccino, espresso macchiato.|
|Brewing unit:||not removable, fixed|
|Grinder:||conical burr grinder|
|Grinder setting:||6 levels|
|Coffee strength:||8 levels|
|beverage quantity:||in ml|
|double cup option:||Coffee, espresso|
|Bean compartment:||280 g|
|Water tank:||1.9 liters|
|Coffee spout:||6,5 – 11,0 cm|
|Coffee powder compartment:||no|
Conclusion on the Jura E6
For espresso and coffee drinkers with high quality demands
With the Jura E6 you can prepare 6 different drinks. We were really convinced by the intense espresso and the 3 coffee variations. The milk foam is creamy and very fine. However, you cannot prepare latte macchiato.
We liked the precise settings for aroma and taste as well as the high quality. In addition, you can control the Jura E6 via app (surcharge) and it is one of the fastest bean to cup coffee machine in our test when it comes to beverage preparation.
We did not like the milk system. It does not run fully automatically (open and close valve) and cleaning is annoying (2 cups needed). The other cleaning programs are even TÜV-certified.
If you want a bean to cup coffee machine from the Swiss manufacturer, we recommend the Jura E8. There you have a greater drink selection (latte macchiato) and much easier handling and cleaning.
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- very good, creamy milk foam
- ideal for coffee lovers (3 variations)
- many levels for aroma & grinder setting
- Conical burr grinder made of hardened steel
- automatic cleaning programs
- Control via app possible (surcharge)
- no latte macchiato function
- brewing unit not removable
- cumbersome milk system
- No profiles
Jura E6 – Summary
Then take a look at our detailed review. Use the table of contents if you are interested in something specific. If you still have a question, please feel free to leave us a comment .
- 1 Data sheet
- 2 Conclusion on the Jura E6
- 3 Jura E6 video
- 4 Jura E6 – Summary
- 5 Any questions?
- 6 Individual parts in detail
- 7 Drinks
- 8 Settings
- 9 Jura E6 clean
The E6 is the cheapest bean to cup coffee machine from Jura with color display. You can choose from 4 colors for this model. The piano black color (our test model) is very popular. However, the E6 is also available in white, silver and gray. At first glance, the device makes a high-quality impression – just as we expected from Jura.
The Jura E6 prepares milk foam for cappuccino at the touch of a button. To do this, plug the supplied milk tube into the bean to cup coffee machine and dip it into your milk carton.
Now select your beverage from the bean to cup coffee machine – e.g. a cappuccino. The bean to cup coffee machine will start to heat up as soon as you start the draw. After that, he will give you the hint “Open the rotary switch”. This is the valve that sucks the milk.
As soon as you open the slider, the device froths the milk and directs it directly into your cup. As soon as the set quantity has been dispensed, the bean to cup coffee machine automatically stops the process. The display shows the message that we should close the rotary switch again.
Why the device cannot open and close this valve automatically is somehow unclear to us. This still requires 2 handles during preparation. Only after closing the valve, the bean to cup coffee machine adds the espresso. So cappuccino is not quite available at the touch of a button.
The milk system is quite quiet in operation with an average of 67 decibels. Unfortunately, since there is only one milk spout, you cannot prepare 2 cappuccinos at the same time . By the way, you can find out how well the cappuccino performs in our test in the section
You can remove the milk spout and disassemble it completely to clean it thoroughly. This is particularly important with milk. In total, the system consists of 4 parts.
At the top center of the bean to cup coffee machine you will find the bean compartment. At first glance it seems small, but it fits 280 g of beans. This is enough for about 25-30 drinks, depending on how strong you like your espresso or coffee. It is therefore possible that the beans are in the bean compartment for a week. Therefore, the aroma must be well protected.
Especially light, air and heat damage the aroma in the long run. To ensure that as little light as possible reaches the beans, the lid is relatively small and the bean compartment is recessed somewhat deeper into the machine. A darkened lid would have been even better here. The circumferential rubber seal at least ensures that no air gets to the beans.
The overall quality of the bean compartment is very high. The beans slide well in the direction of the grinder and are also not heated unnecessarily during operation. When the bean compartment is empty, a note appears in the display. Then you simply fill up the tray and when you start the next reference the hint disappears again. Unfortunately, there is no compartment for ground coffee here.
The Jura E6 fully automatic bean to cup coffee machine has a conical burr grinder made of hardened steel. You can continuously adjust the grinder setting via a control behind the bean compartment. Shown are 6 levels, but there is always at least one intermediate level in between. This gives you plenty of room to experiment. Other grinders often have only 3 or 5 levels.
In the test, setting the grinder setting worked very easily. However, please adjust the grinder setting only during operation and only slightly, otherwise something could jam. We measured an average of 66.5 decibels during the grinding process. That is comparatively quiet. And the grind also becomes uniform and very fine.
The water tank is located directly on the front left of the bean to cup coffee machine. It can be removed to the front via the integrated handle. At the bottom of the tank you will see a round connection for the water filter. The first filter is also included directly in the scope of delivery. If you use a filter throughout, you will never have to descale the bean to cup coffee machine, according to the manufacturer. However, most owners switch to descaling after the first filter, because it is simply cheaper.
As soon as the tank is empty, a message appears in the display. A small float in the tank detects when fresh water has been filled in – then the indication goes out again. You can fill the tank under the faucet or directly at the device. It can hold about 1.9 liters of water. A little less with the filter in place. With it you can prepare about 12-15 drinks.
In terms of quality, the tank definitely looks pretty sturdy. It is very easy to remove and reinsert. The opening is also so large that you can wipe it out well when cleaning.
The milk and coffee spouts can be adjusted in height from 6.5 to 11 cm and are very stable. The high Jura quality is also noticeable here.
Especially for small espresso cups, this model is well suited, because it can be placed very far down. In the test, no splashes were missed, as we have seen with other bean to cup coffee machines. You can also make two espressos or two coffees at the same time prepare, because the Jura E6 has two outlets.
What we noticed: Coffee and milk spout are a bit further apart. Therefore, larger bulbous cups are more suitable for cappuccino. Because then the milk and coffee spouts are above the cup at the same time. You may need to move smaller cups during preparation.
The coffee spouts are not suitable for large latte macchiato glasses. But latte macchiato is also not available as a drink – which honestly surprised us a bit. You could still prepare it via a small detour (first milk foam, then espresso). Just not in a tall glass, unfortunately. It is illogical why Jura does not allow this. Probably they want to sell the next higher more expensive models here.
The cup tray is made of chrome-plated plastic with a black grid in the middle. Surprisingly, we did not have one scratch after our tests. This shows how robust the plastic is. On many bean to cup coffee machines, the cup tray is quickly scratched and looks unsightly.
Drip tray & coffee grounds container
You can simply pull out the collection containers for water and coffee pucks to the front. Both bowls are really big and you need to empty them only after 2-3 days. The coffee grounds tray can hold up to 16 coffee pucks. With 5 drinks a day, you only have to do it after 3 days.
When the collection containers are full, a message appears in the display. If you then remove the shells for a few seconds, the hint will automatically disappear again.
You should only empty the trays when the machine is switched on. Because then the counter for coffee pucks is reset. If the machine is off, it will not register that you have emptied the trays. Then he soon asks you to empty even though the bowls are almost empty.
According to the instructions, you should empty and rinse the collection trays daily. The two containers are probably not allowed in the dishwasher. At least, we do not find a hint in the instructions nor a dishwasher symbol directly on the parts.
We were convinced by the cup tray – it looks visually appealing and is well thought out. Due to the plastic grid in the middle, the beautifully shiny area around it does not get scratched. That way it looks good in the long run, too. Unfortunately, however, it is only made of plastic and not stainless steel.
Normally, we always show you a photo of the brewing unit at this point. However, this is not possible with Jura, since it is permanently installed here. To get good coffee, the brewing unit should always be clean. Because coffee residues and moisture can stick and mold. Good care is therefore essential. In most bean to cup coffee machines, it can be removed and cleaned by hand. Here, it is automatically cleaned via a cleaning program . By the way, we will explain exactly how this works in the section Cleaning.
Whether the cleaning program can keep up with a removable brewing unit, we cannot tell you with absolute certainty. This is because a dirty brewing unit is only reflected in a poorer taste after some time. During our tests, we did not notice any differences in taste. However, our test period only lasted for 2 weeks.
Opinions differ as to whether the brewing unit should be removable. For some, a fixed brewing unit is an absolute no-go. Others report that they have had a Jura bean to cup coffee machine for years and have had no problems. Presumably, Jura would have changed the design long ago if there were problems. After all, the manufacturer has been building bean to cup coffee machines for over 30 years and has a lot of experience with them.
The Jura E6 is equipped with a large 2.8 inch color display. The font is clearly legible and you can operate the bean to cup coffee machine very easily via a total of 6 buttons. Even better would be a slightly slanted display, which could be read even better from above. After switching on, the beverage selection appears directly. On the “second page” you will see the other drinks.
If you press the button for espresso or coffee twice in quick succession, you start a double cup option. Then you will receive 2 cups at the same time. As soon as you select a beverage, the grinding process starts immediately. If you want you can still make changes to the coffee strength or beverage quantity. make. Otherwise, the device will fall back on your programmed settingsfor the respective beverage. How to change these settings is explained in detail under
Important notices, e.g. when the bean compartment or water tank are empty, also appear directly on the display. The menu is almost self-explanatory. You rarely need the manual, because the bean to cup coffee machine guides you through the settings with clear instructions. Only for special questions, e.g. for the first insertion of the water filter, you need the instructions. But even then you can rest assured, because you will find clearly formulated and short tips. This is what a manual must look like.
You can switch on the Jura E6 using the button on the top right of the bean to cup coffee machine. It takes less than a minute for the rinsing process to be completed and you can prepare your first drink. As soon as you start the first reference, the systemis preheated again. This takes another few seconds, but the temperature is correct from the first drink.
Which drinks can you prepare with the Jura E6?
We will give you tips on how to best set up the bean to cup coffee machine for all the beverages presented. We will then explain step-by-step where you can make the settings under the point
The first thing we prepare is a mild espresso. This does not have much to do with a classic espresso, but not everyone likes it so intense and strong. So we can also show you how much the espresso changes with our settings.
For the mild espresso, we set the aroma to level 4 of 8. So there are 8 levels available to you to influence the coffee strength. So there are enough possibilities to achieve the individually desired taste.
You are even more flexible with the beverage quantity. You can set this precisely in 5 ml increments. For espresso, 15-80 ml is possible. So there are 14 levels in total. Anything over 60 ml is a lungo and at 20 ml is called a ristretto. So here are 3 drinks hiding in one. We decide to use 40 ml.
We also choose a medium-fine grinder setting. For classic espresso, the grinder setting should actually be very fine. So, with our settings, we expect a less intense espresso with a thin and light crema. Now we start the cover. After only 34 seconds, the espresso is ready and, at 73°C, also as hot as desired.
You can also see the fine but rather thin and light crema. With our settings, this was exactly what was to be expected. The taste is, of course, very mild.
Now let’s see if the Jura E6 can make an intense and strong espresso. For this we make two changes. We increase the aroma to level 7 from 8. So now much more coffee powder is used for the espresso. At the same time, we set the grinder setting to the finest levels. The finer the coffee powder, the more intense the espresso.
Now we expect a dense and slightly darker crema and a much more intense flavor. Let’s see if it works – we start the reference. The temperature this time was even at 76°C.
On the picture you can see well the significantly higher crema. It’s nice and evenly fine and also a bit darker than the mild espresso. In taste, this espresso is already much more intense and aromatic. Overall, the espresso is pretty good. Not much is missing for the top rating – according to Stiftung Warentest, the espresso should still be a bit more intense. We see it the same way in this case.
An espresso with coffee strength on level 7 and a beverage quantity of 40 ml will therefore be really intense and strongly aromatic. If you like it milder, set the aroma to level 4, for example.
Next, let’s take a look at the ever-so-popular classic coffee. By the way, you can also prepare two cups at the same time by pressing the coffee button twice. We set the aroma to level 6 of 8 so that the coffee gets a nice crema and also makes us awake. We set the grinder setting to medium fine, so about level 3 if you’re counting from the fine side.
Our coffee has a really fine and dense crema. The temperature is also very good at 73°C on the “normal” level. The preparation also takes only about 40 seconds. In terms of taste, the coffee is really good compared to other bean to cup coffee machines. It is strongly aromatic and yet has hardly any bitterness.
If this is still too much bitterness for you, you should prepare a Lungo Barista. This super coffee alternative we present to you now.
A Lungo Barista is a long extracted espresso that is then stretched with hot water. From the intensity he comparable to the classic coffee. But here, the aroma comes out more clearly and fewer bitter substances enter the cup.
Why is that? The hot water is not pressed through the coffee puck here, but flows directly into the cup. The contact time between water and coffee puck is therefore shorter than with classic coffee – where all the water is pressed through the puck. The shorter the contact, the fewer bitter substances are dissolved. This is because they are “deeply” enclosed in the coffee powder and are only dissolved upon prolonged contact.
This is how we set the Lungo Barista: 70 ml of espresso (fill quantity) and 100 ml of hot water. We set the aroma to level 6 of 8 and the temperature to “high”. We set the grinder setting to very fine again, since we are preparing an espresso. The will be best with very fine coffee powder. Then we start the reference. First, pour the 70 ml of espresso into the glass. After that, the device asks us to open the dial. Now hot water comes out of the milk spout. As soon as the water stops, the device asks us to close the dial again.
The crema is nice and fine but a little thinner than the classic coffee. Instead, the nutty, chocolatey aroma of our beans comes through more clearly. Because of the few bitter substances, the Lungo Barista is also very digestible. Especially if you use beans with little acidity. The taste we find overall again a little better than the “normal coffee”.
Now we come to the absolute milk foam classic, the cappuccino. We want fine and creamy milk foam with a slight sweetness and clear espresso flavors.
And this is how we set the bean to cup coffee machine for it: for aroma, we go to level 6 of 8. We set the espresso to 50 ml and the milk foam to 20 seconds. We weighed it: in 20 seconds, the machine draws about 125 ml of milk . Frothed up, this corresponds to about 200 ml of milk foam. This then corresponds exactly to the classic cappuccino recipe. The ratio of espresso to milk is 1 to 2.5. We set the brewing temperature to “high” and the grinder setting to “very fine”. So now we start the reference.
The bean to cup coffee machine starts grinding immediately and preheats briefly. As soon as the message “Open rotary switch” appears in the display, we open the valve from the milk tube.
Now the bean to cup coffee machine draws the milk from the milk carton and froths it for 20 seconds. Afterwards, the message “Close rotary switch” appears again in the display. After we have closed the rotary switch again, the espresso brewing starts directly. The warm milk and the espresso mix directly at the bottom. A dense foam crown forms at the top. In total, the reference takes less than 90 seconds.
The temperature is 64°C. Our target is 67°C – this is how cappuccino is served in the catering trade. So we couldn’t quite achieve that.
In the second test, we preheated the cup and were actually able to reach 67 °C as a result. Unfortunately, we cannot influence the temperature of the milk foam.
The milk foam is really fine and creamy. The bubbles are very uniform and the head of foam is at least 2 cm high . The foam is also still minimally liquid and not too stiff. This makes it easy to drink. This is exactly how we would like
Overall, the cappuccino is particularly convincing with its creamy, slightly sweet milk foam. The espresso flavors can be tasted well, but could come through a bit stronger. We would have liked a little more intensity. Nevertheless, this is one of the best cappuccinos from our
bean to cup coffee machine test.
220 ml of milk foam is created from a good 120 ml of milk. This is because milk roughly doubles in volume when froth is added. If you now prepare a 50 ml espresso, you have pretty much implemented the original cappuccino recipe (ratio 1 to 2.5).
Some of you will probably miss a button for latte macchiato here. However, you can still prepare it in a roundabout way. For this you need a large, bulbous cup because normal latte macchiato glasses unfortunately do not fit under the coffee spout.
First prepares 25 seconds of milk foam which corresponds to approx. 300 ml. Then you prepare another strong espresso with 50-60 ml. You will receive a latte macchiato. By the way, latte macchiato is available at the touch of a button on its big sister, the Jura E8.
The goal, of course, is always the best possible taste. We will now give you an overview of what you can set on the Jura E6 and where the limits are.
You can set fixed settings for each drink. The bean to cup coffee machine then reverts to these settings each time it is used. To do this, select the “P button” at the bottom left of the display on the home screen.
Then scroll to page 3 in the main menu. Select the “Programming” item here. Now all drinks are listed over 5 pages. Now select the drink you want to program.
You can adjust the aroma or coffee strength for each drink over 8 levels. The levels are shown as beans. The more beans light up, the more coffee powder is used and the stronger and more intense your drink will be. Many bean to cup coffee machines offer you only 3 or 5 levels. With 8 levels you are flexible and can try out a lot.
The Jura E6 is particularly flexible when it comes to beverage quantity. You can adjust it in small 5 ml increments for each drink to precisely fit your cup. Many bean to cup coffee machines only offer levels here (from a little to a lot). For example, you can set the different coffee drinks from 25 – 240 ml and the espresso from 15 – 80 ml. At the latest, anything over 60 ml is actually no longer an espresso. The less water you use, the more intense your drink will be.
For cappuccino (and espresso macchiato), you can precisely adjust the amount of milk foam. The levels are indicated in seconds and can be programmed from 3 to 120 seconds. The more seconds you set, the longer the frothing time and the more milk foam you get. Unfortunately, this means we don’t know how many milliliters of milk foam we’ll end up with. Why Jura specifies the quantity in seconds here is a mystery to us. In any case, in our test we got about 220 ml of milk foam at 20 seconds.
If you have miscalculated the seconds, you can still shorten the time during the draw by simply closing the dial earlier. Once you have figured out the appropriate quantities, program them permanently in the menu. Then you don’t have to worry about your cup overflowing or not getting full.
The more milk foam you use for your cappuccino, the milder the taste will be. For this reason, you should also increase the filling quantity of the espresso for the cappuccino.
For Caffe Barista and Lungo Barista, you can set the so-called bypass water volume from 0 to 240 ml. This refers to the hot water with which the espresso is stretched.
You can also set the temperature for each drink individually. However, you can only choose between “normal” and “high”. For all drinks with espresso, we recommend the “high” setting. You can set the coffee to “normal”.
After you have made all the settings, you have to tap “Back” three times (arrow at the bottom left) to return to the start screen. There you can select the drink you want to prepare. Admittedly, it is a bit cumbersome that you have to “dig” so deeply through the menu here. With other
bean to cup coffee machines in our test
this is faster.
After you have selected a beverage, the bean to cup coffee machine immediately starts preparing it and uses your programmed settings. However, it gives you another opportunity to change the filling quantity and coffee strength. If you want to adjust something here, you have to react quickly. Since the machine grinds the beans first, it is difficult to make major changes to the coffee strength. A bar symbolizes the progress of the preparation.
You can program these fill quantities for each beverage:
|Espresso:||15 ml – 80 ml.|
|Coffee:||25 ml – 240 ml.|
|Caffe Barista & Lungo Barista:||Espresso: 25 ml. – 240 ml. / Bypass water volume: 0 ml. – 240 ml.|
|Cappuccino:||Espresso: 25 ml. – 240 ml. / Milk foam: 3-120 sec.|
|Espresso Macchiato:||Espresso: 15 ml. – 80 ml. / Milk foam: 3-120 sec.|
|milk foam:||Milk foam (3-120 sec.)|
Adapt drinks to cup
The beverage quantity of the Jura E6 can not only be adjusted to the milliliter, but also by eye. This is useful if you want to get a certain cup full but don’t know exactly how many milliliters will fit. To do this, press and hold the respective beverage button for 3 seconds.
In our test, we tried this out with coffee. The vending machine started the withdrawal normally. The display showed a message that we should press any button once we are satisfied with the amount and our cup is full. Then the reference stopped and exactly this amount was automatically stored. In the menu under “Programming” we could see that the vending machine has stored 170 ml.
What is unfortunately not possible with the Jura E6 is the creation of several individual profiles. You can set each drink once according to your preferences. But if you have several people who like to drink cappuccino on very different settings, then you’ll have to reset everything each time.
Adjust grinder setting
Another important point is the grinder setting. The finer the beans are ground, the more intense the flavor. There are 6 levels on the grinder setting control, but actually there are many more, because the grinder can be adjusted continuously. So here you can try out a lot of things. Some other bean to cup coffee machines offer you only 3 or 5 levels and thus little room for individual settings. For espresso, levels 1-2 are ideal, for coffee levels 3-4. Of course, this also depends on your taste.
Two temperatures play an important role in bean to cup coffee machines – the temperature during the brewing process and that of the milk foam.
You can set the brewing temperature of the Jura E6 in two levels – normal and high. Unfortunately, an exact temperature is not specified. During the many measurements during our test, the drinks were always hot enough. The difference between the levels has been about 3°C for espresso. At the highest levels, the espresso had about 74°C and the coffee even 77°C. A big advantage is that you can set the temperature for each drink separately. For espresso, for example, to the higher level and for coffee to the “normal” level. This way you can get the most out of your beans for any be verage.
Unfortunately, we cannot make any setting for the temperature of the milk foam. The higher the espresso percentage, the hotter your cappuccino will be. In addition, you can also preheat the glass with hot water. That brings a few degrees extra. The bean to cup coffee machine deliberately heats the milk only to a good 60°C, since above 70°C it can already taste slightly burnt. So there is still almost 10°C of leeway here. With other bean to cup coffee machines, this is controlled even more precisely so that the cappuccino is hotter.
TIP: If you want particularly warm milk foam, you can first prepare some hot water. You can use the hot water to preheat your cup and the milk nozzle at the same time. Simply place your cup under the nozzle and open the dial for 5-10 seconds.
You can expand the Jura E6 with a Smart Connect (for an additional charge) and then control it via app. There you can make all the settings conveniently on your smartphone and then directly start the subscription. Voice control is also possible.
You can also access step-by-step instructions there for cleaning or inserting the water filter. Overall, the app already has some advantages. However, you cannot switch the bean to cup coffee machine on and off.
On the last page of the menu you can make various general settings. You can set the standby time in 11 levels from 15 minutes to 9 hours.
You can determine the hardness of the water exactly in degrees of German hardness (°dH). A test strip is supplied for this purpose. This is a very important point, because only with the correct setting can the bean to cup coffee machine remind you in time to change the filter or descale. And limescale-free lines are necessary to be able to prepare good coffee on a permanent basis.
In addition, you can set the bean to cup coffee machine to 10 other languages besides German, including English, Spanish and Polish.
You can only get long-lasting aromatic espresso and fine milk foam if you keep the bean to cup coffee machine clean. The milk system is particularly important, as are the two collection trays and the brewing unit. Overall, cleaning and maintenance of the Jura E6 is very time-consuming. You need to plan around 40 minutes per week for this. We liked the
which is probably the most popular of all Jura bean to cup coffee machines.
You should also descale your bean to cup coffee machine approximately every 1-3 months. Unless you always use a water filter, in which case you never need to descale, according to Jura. The descaling program takes a total of 40 minutes and your effort is about 10 minutes.
Jura water filter
Jura cleaning tablets
Jura cleaning set
Jura milk system cleaner
Clean milk system
Jura attaches particular importance to cleaning the fine foam nozzle. A 2-minute “milk system cleaning” should be performed after each withdrawal.
The best way is to use the in-house milk system cleaner recommended by Jura . This cleaning works like this:
- Pour 250 ml of water and one capful of Jura Milk System Cleaner into a container
- Immerse the milk tube into the vessel
- Place a second empty container under the milk spout
- Start the cleaning program via the menu and open the rotary knob
- Now the cleaner flows through the milk system into the vessel
Then empty both containers and repeat the process with fresh water. To run it after every cover is honestly way too cumbersome. There is also another alternative. If you do not perform the “milk system cleaning”, the Jura E6 requires at least a “milk system rinse”.
Milk system rinsing
During this rinsing, the nozzle is simply flushed with hot water. Then remove the fine foam nozzle together with the hose and disassemble it into its 4 individual parts. Then rinse them thoroughly by hand with warm water and detergent. In our opinion, this is easier and also somewhat faster. You can then perform the major milk system cleaning every 3-5 days, as long as you rinse thoroughly yourself. You should be very careful with everything that comes into contact with milk.
The parts of the milk system are probably not allowed in the dishwasher. At least, we did not find any reference to this in the instructions. Unfortunately, the milk system is not automatically cleaned with hot steam after every draw. What we also don’t like is that the milk tube is supposed to be replaced after 3 months. If it is thoroughly cleaned, this should be superfluous.
If you clean the milk system according to the instructions, you can allow 5 minutes every day or 35 minutes per week. No other fully automatic coffee
bean to cup coffee machine in our test.
Cleaning the drip tray & coffee grounds tray
You can simply pull out the two collection trays to the front. For example, the coffee grounds tray can hold up to 16 coffee pucks. That’s quite a bit compared to other bean to cup coffee machines. According to the instructions, however, you should empty them daily and rinse with warm water. We think it is enough to clean them thoroughly once a week.
When the containers are full, a message appears directly in the display. Empties the trays only when the machine is on, otherwise the counter for coffee pucks will not reset.
Most coffee pucks also end up completely in one piece in the container and we hardly find any coffee residue in the drip tray – that’s very good. Since the two bowls are so large and have hardly any corners, cleaning is also really easy. Unfortunately, both parts are not allowed in the dishwasher.
Cleaning here takes only about 3 minutes per week.
Automatic cleaning program
After 180 covers, you should run a 20-minute cleaning program. With 6 cups a day, the program would therefore be due once a month. During the program, the brewing unit is thoroughly cleaned – so thoroughly that it is even certified by TÜV.
In the main menu you can see when the next cleaning is due. As soon as the red bar is full, you should start the program.
The program is really very simple. All you have to do is empty the coffee grounds tray and place a bowl under the coffee spout. Then start the program and insert a Jura cleaning tablet into the top left compartment. After 20 minutes, the bean to cup coffee machine is ready. Now you empty the bowls again and that’s it.
Descale Jura E6
If you consistently use the Claris water filters, you never need to descale, according to Jura. The first filter is also included in the delivery and must be installed. There was no way around that for us.
After that you can decide for yourself if you want to continue using filters or not. A
lasts, depending on water hardness, about 2 months.
If you do not use a filter, you will need to descale every 1-3 months, depending on the water hardness. One package of the original
is enough for 3x descaling. How you do it, whether you use filters or decalcify, is of course up to you.
You can start the descaling process in the menu on the first page – it takes about 40 minutes. The effort is just as low as with other bean to cup coffee machines and is effectively about 10 minutes. You need to dissolve the descaler tablets at the beginning, empty the trays a few times in between, place a container underneath and refill with fresh water.
With the Jura E6, every step is shown exactly on the display. This is already a big advantage and fortunately you don’t need the instructions.
Clean water tank
The water tank should be filled with fresh water daily. It should also be regularly wiped out with a brush or cloth to prevent limescale deposits. You can simply remove the tank via the handle and wipe it out through the large opening.
The easiest way to clean it is after the descaling process. This is because during descaling, the limescale in the tank is also dissolved and can then be easily wiped out. Do not put the tank in the dishwasher.
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