Jura Z8 vs Z10: Which One Is Best For You? [Pros & Cons]

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Here is our comparison review on the Jura Z8 vs Z10.

In this comparison review, I will be discussing which is the best espresso machine between the Jura Z8 and Jura Z10. These machines are both one of Jura’s most luxurious models, so it’s important to know which machine will be the best buy for you.

I suggest reading through this entire comparison review as both the Jura Z8 and Jura Z10 have an enormous range of features. There are definitely pros and cons for both of these espresso machines. You may also find specific advantages to one Jura that influence your overall buying decision.

So, let’s get started:

  1. Jura Z8 vs Z10: At A Glance
  2. Jura Z8 Overview
  3. Jura Z10 Overview
  4. Jura Z8 vs Z10: Features Compared
  5. Jura Z8 vs Z10: The Winner

Jura Z8 vs Z10: At A Glance

The first difference you will notice between the Jura Z8 and Jura Z10 is their exterior design. While both look as luxurious as each other, I personally think that the Jura Z10 has a sleeker look than the Jura Z8.

As you read through this comparison, you will notice specific advantages that the new Jura Z10 has over the current Jura Z8. You will also notice some similarities between the two machines such as their sizing and dimensions.

In short summary, it’s obvious that the new Jura Z10 is going to be more luxurious than the Jura Z8. However, I do recommend reading through both the machine’s pros, cons, and features to see which one is best suited for you:

Jura Z8 Overview

Jura Z8

The Jura Z8 is considered to be the standard for people who want a luxurious home espresso machine. It’s known for its one-touch Americano function that uses a specific extraction process to bring a full-bodied Americano using the right combination of water and coffee. It has a wide range of specialty drinks too and has its fully integrated 4.3” touchscreen display just like the Jura Z10.

Pros

Less expensive than the Jura Z10: Although both these espresso machines are on the pricier end, the Jura Z8 is almost $1000 less expensive than the Jura Z10. This is a huge amount of savings for someone who is considering their budget.

Has the same screen display as the Jura Z10: The Jura Z8 and Jura Z10 are one of the few Jura espresso machines to have a 4.3-inch touchscreen display. I find this a lot more intuitive to use compared to the Jura E8’s TFT display with buttons for programmability and beverage selection.

One-touch Americano function: The Jura Z8 is well known for its one-touch Americano function that uses a special method to brew an Americano. This method uses a specific extraction process to combine water and coffee together in a way that the Americano will have a full-bodied taste without leaving that bitter aftertaste.

High quality coffee compared to other Jura’s: The Jura Z8 is still an amazing espresso machine and is built for providing high-quality coffee. With its Fine Foam Technology and Pulse Extraction Process, it is well equipped for brewing cafe-styled beverages.

Cons

Lacks new technology: Don’t get me wrong, the Jura Z8 comes with very smart technology including its multi-level AromaG3 Grinder, one-touch Americano function, and more. However, when you compare it to the Jura Z10 it lacks technology including Cold Extraction Process, Intelligent Preheating, and the new Product Recognizing Grinder.

Fewer specialty drinks than the Jura Z10: The Jura Z8 has a range of 21 specialty drinks which is a wide range, however, the Jura Z10 has 11 more specialty drinks than the Jura Z8.



Jura Z10 Overview

Jura Z10 White Aluminum

The new Jura Z10 is argued to be the most luxurious espresso machine on the market having the most amount of specialty drinks out of any Jura espresso machine (including the Jura Giga 6). Whilst most of the new Jura models have the Multi-level AromaG3 Grinder, the Jura Z10 is equipped with the all-new Product Recognizing Grinder. This will automatically adjust the grind size for the selected beverage.

Pros

Has up to 32 specialty drinks: The new Jura Z10 currently has the largest range of specialty drinks out of any other Jura model. These specialty drinks include different types of beverages such as milk-based beverages, tea-based beverages, and even cold brew-based beverages.

Has the latest grinder technology out of any other Jura: The Jura Z10 is the first Jura model to come with the all-new Product Recognizing Grinder. This grinder is not only precise at coffee grinding but also adjusts its grind size based on the selected beverage.

Has many specific advantages over the Jura Z8: There are a few features that the Jura Z10 has that the Jura Z8 does not. This includes intelligent preheating, cold extraction process, automatic switch over from milk to milk foam, and wi-fi connection to the home network.

Caters for cold brew specialty drinks: The Jura Z10 comes with a unique feature called cold extraction process. This will allow brewing specifically for cold beverages which no other Jura has of now except for the Jura Z10. If you decide to purchase this machine, have a look at our best coffees for cold brew coffee.

Cons

More expensive than most Jura models: It would be wrong to say that the Jura Z10 is not a pricey espresso machine. If you are considering your budget, then the Jura Z8 would be better suited for you as this machine is around $1000 more expensive than the Jura Z8.

Has a slightly smaller water tank capacity than Jura Z8: Surprisingly, the Jura Z10 has a smaller water tank capacity than the Jura Z8 BUT not by much. It isn’t too much of a big deal as the Jura Z10 is only 1 ounce smaller in water capacity than the Jura Z8.



Jura Z8 vs Z10: Features Compared

Jura Z8 vs Z10 Features

Both the Jura Z8 and Jura Z10 have some great features. However, there are some key differences between the two that will influence your buying decision at the end of the day:

Grinder

Both the Jura Z8 and Jura Z10 have new grinder technology, however, they are not the same. The Jura Z8 comes with Jura’s previous yet still new Multi-Level AromaG3 Grinder whereas the Jura Z10 has the latest Product Recognizing Grinder (P.R.G) technology.

The Multi-Level AromaG3 Grinder grinds coffee beans more precisely and at finer levels compared to the normal AromaG3 Grinder. This means you’ll have better brewing quality for any type of beverage with the Jura Z8.

The Product Recognizing Grinder (P.R.G) can grind coffee as precisely as the Multi-Level AromaG3 Grinder but can also automatically adjust to an ideal grind size for a selected beverage. So if you are lazy and do not feel like programming your grinder size, the Jura Z10 will do all the heavy lifting for you.

Water Reservoir

The Jura Z8 and Jura Z10 both have large water tank capacities compared to other Jura models:

The Jura Z8 has a water tank capacity of 81.3 ounces which can brew up to 81 single espresso shots before needing a refill. On the other hand, the Jura Z10 has a water tank capacity of 80.3 ounces which can brew up to 80 single espresso shots before needing a refill.

Therefore, the Jura Z8 takes first place when it comes to water reservoir capacity. However, there really isn’t much of a difference between these machines’ water tank capacities so shouldn’t be of concern.

Other Features

Other features include thermoblock heating systems and interchangeable milk spouts:

The Jura Z8 and Jura Z10 have some differences in terms of overall features. But both the Jura Z8 and Jura Z10 come with Jura’s Pulse Extraction Process and Fine Foam technology which helps brew a perfect barista-style drink.

There are some specific advantages that the Jura Z10 has over the Jura Z8 including 3D brewing technology, intelligent preheating, cold extraction process, and automatic switch over from milk to milk foam.

However, both the Jura Z8 and Jura Z10 come with active bean monitoring to notify the user when it’s time to refill the bean hopper. They also both include its one-touch lungo function as well as its one-touch automatic function. These two functions allow these Jura machines to use specific functions for combing the perfect ratio of coffee and water for your americano.

Here is a table of the Jura standards for the Jura Z8 and Jura Z10:

FeatureJura Z8Jura Z10
Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.®)
One Touch Function
One Touch Lungo Function
Digital Display4.3” Touch Screen Display4.3” Touch Screen Display
Grinder TypeMulti-level AromaG3 GrinderProduct Recognizing Grinder (P.R.G)
High performance 15 bar pump2
Fluid systems2
Thermoblock Heating System21
Interchangeable Milk SpoutHP3HP3
Aroma preservation cover
Power chute for ground coffee
Active bean monitoring
Jura Z8 vs Z10: Feature Comparison Table

Specific Jura Z10 Advantages 

FeatureJura Z8Jura Z10
Cold Extraction Process
Intelligent Preheating
3D Brewing Technology
Automatic Grinder Adjustment (A.G.A)
Automatic switch over from milk to milk foam
Jura Cockpit With Maintenance Status Display
Wi-Fi Connection To Home Network
Transmitter Supplied As StandardWi-Fi Connect
Jura Z8 vs Z10: Specific Advantages Table

Programmability

In terms of programmability, both the Jura Z8 and Jura Z10 are going to have a high level of programmability as they are Jura’s most luxurious espresso machines.

But when it comes to the overall winner in the level of programmability, the new Jura Z10 easily beats the Jura Z8. The Jura Z10 has features including programmable amount of milk/foam, automatic grinder adjustment, wi-fi connection for home network, and 11 more programmable beverages.

Although the Jura Z10 has its specific advantages, the Jura Z8 does have the same amount of adjustable coffee strength levels as well as programmable milk, brewing, and water temperatures. So when it comes to the level of programmability for beverage customization, they are exactly the same.

Here is a list of programmable features that the Jura Z8 and Jura Z10 have:

FeatureJura Z8Jura Z10
Specialty Drinks2132
Compatible with J.O.E®
Rotary Switch
Save, copy, and personalize beverages
Programmable and individually adjustable amount of water
Adjustable Coffee Strength (Levels)1010
Programmable amount of milk/foam
Programmable Milk Temperature1010
Programmable Brewing Temperature33
Programmable Water Temperature33
Jura Z8 vs Z10: Programmability Table

Design

The Jura Z8 and Jura Z10 are both stunning-looking espresso machines so it really all comes down to your personal preference. I do however prefer the look of the Jura Z10 as it seems to have a more clean look, especially with the smaller bezels around the touch screen display.

The Jura Z8 comes with Alu Fram Design3mm whilst the Jura Z10 has a convex-cave 3mm aluminum front. Both the Jura Z8 and Jura Z10 come with their unique blue illuminated water tank which is purely added for the aesthetics of these machines.

Both these machines come with a 4.3-inch sensitive touch screen display but the Jura Z10 seems to have a better user interface compared to the Jura Z8.

Here is a table that best describes the design differences between the Jura Z8 and Jura Z10:

FeatureJura Z8Jura Z10
Convex-cave 3mm aluminum front 
Alu Fram Design3mm
Amber/white cup aluminum
Water tank illumination blue
Jura Z8 vs Z10: Design Comparison Table

Here is a table that will best compare the Jura Z8 and Jura Z10’s sizes, and dimensions:

Size and DimensionsJura Z8Jura Z10
Weight (lbs)29.527.1
Width (inches)12.612.6
Height (inches)1515
Depth (inches)17.717.7
Bean Hopper Capacity (oz)9.99.9
Water Tank Capacity (oz)81.380.3
Coffee grounds container2020
Jura Z8 vs Z10: Dimensions Comparison Table

Cleaning and Maintenance

Both the Jura Z8 and Jura Z10 are exceptionally easy to clean, descale, and maintain but there is one difference between these two machines.

In terms of similarity, the Jura Z8 and Jura Z10 both have an intelligent water system, CLARIS Smart filter cartridge, integrated rinsing, cleaning, and descaling program as well as a monitored drip tray. The only difference between these two machines is that the Jura Z10 comes with a one-touch milk cleaning system.

Removable parts such as the milk spout are dishwasher safe which means it’s less effort to clean exterior parts. All that requires you to manually do is wipe the exterior parts manually with a damp cloth on your side for the Jura Z8 and Jura Z10.

Below is a comparison table that shows cleaning and descaling features between the Jura Z8 and Jura Z10:

Hygeine StandardJura Z8Jura Z10
Intelligent Water System (I.W.S)
CLARIS Filter CartridgeCLARIS SmartCLARIS Smart
One-touch milk cleaning system 
Integrated rinsing, cleaning, and descaling programme
Monitored Drip Tray
Jura Z8 vs Z10: Cleaning & Descaling Comparison

Pricing

When it comes to pricing, it’s obvious that the Jura Z8 is definitely the most affordable. You should be expected to spend around $1000 more on the Jura Z10 than Jura Z8.

There’s a clear difference in pricing between the two so if affordability is a big influence on your buying decision, then the Jura Z8 is something to consider.

Jura Z8 vs Z10: Summary

SummaryThe Winner
FeaturesJura Z10
ProgrammabilityJura Z10
DesignPersonal Preference
User InterfaceJura Z10
PricingJura Z8
Jura Z8 vs Z10: Winner Comparison Table

Jura Z8 vs Z10: The Winner

When it comes down to the Jura Z8 vs Z10, there is definitely a winner, however, it really does come down to what buying factors you take into consideration.

Let’s not forget that the Jura Z8 is still a very luxurious espresso machine and comes with an outstanding amount of features. However, the Jura Z10 comes with even more features and better technology which is why the Jura Z10 is the winner in this comparison.

Although the Jura Z10 is the winner, the price is still something to consider. The Jura Z8 is a third cheaper than the Jura Z10 so if you’re taking your budget into account then I would consider going for the Jura Z8.

If you’ve read this comparison review and found that neither of these espresso machines is for you, make sure to look at our comparison review of the Jura E8 vs S8.