Jura D6 Automatic Coffee Machine Review

Would you rather create your own customized espresso drink at home than wait in line at your local coffee shop? All you need to have to be able to do that is a reliable coffee machine. And one that can do it in less than a minute is even better. Not only can you have simple espresso drinks like Americanos or regular coffee, but cappuccinos as well. If a machine can do all that, then you know it is a good buy, and one such machine is the Jura D6 espresso machine.

Enjoying espressos, cappuccinos, and Americanos is simple and easy with the Jura D6 Espresso Machine and the Swiss-based company has made sure that the coffee-making process will never make you sweat. Above all, the D6 guarantees you will have your perfect drink in the least amount of time possible.

Whenever you talk about a Jura product, you know that high quality is a given; like most other Swiss brands there is a lot of emphasis on functionality. For many years ahead, you can expect nothing less than excellent performance from Jura’s products.

The Jura D6 was created with the espresso aficionado in mind, although they also want anyone and everyone to be able to enjoy their favorite coffee beverage with as little fuss and effort as possible. Due to this desire, the D6 was built with several innovations. One of these innovations is an LED-lit, feature-rich menu that is accessed with the simple turn of a knob, making customization and maintenance easy and readily accessible. The D6 also comes with Smart Connect technology, which even some of their more expensive models do not support.

Included in the machine is a Smart Filtration System and Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.), which ensures that every cup of coffee you make will have a robust, rich flavor allowing you to get the most out of your favorite coffee beans.

Even though the Jura is an affordable, super-automatic coffee machine, it is still considered an expensive unit. This can be a concern for the more budget-conscious consumer, especially now that other companies are upping their game. But overall, the Jura D6 is definitely worth the buy.

Pulse Extraction Process technology

Smart Connect technology for ease of use

Fast and durable built-in grinder

Easy to program and operate

Only three programmed recipes: coffee, espresso, and cappuccino

No bypass doser

Downsides to the self-cleaning technology

Top Features of the Jura D6:
Pulse Extraction Process technology produces the best extraction of coffee flavors and aroma from the beans.

The Aroma G2 grinder includes a sharp, angled cutting edge that maintains the full fresh aroma of the beans while grinding them to your desired coarseness.

The D6 is has a versatile bean-to-cup system that can produce coffee, espressos, and cappuccinos as well as a hot water dispenser and milk steamer so you can create other drinks using this machine alone.

An easy-to-use interface that can be controlled with either a button and a knob, or using your phone/tablet with its Smart Connect technology.

You can customize the pre-set programs to your desired water level, coffee strength, and temperature.

It is possible to make 2 cups at once via the dual spouts.

Perfect milk foam can be created with just the touch of a button.

The maintenance of the machine is easy; using descaling tablets and cleaning brushes that, when used regularly, maintains superior tasting coffee.

Brewing Capacity:
The Jura D6 is a two-in-one coffee and espresso machine that controls the shots for you. All you need to do is choose between espresso (either single or double) that can be used to make Americanos and cappuccinos, or regular coffee (4 to 8-ounce options) if you want to keep it simple.

The machine features a removable water tank with a capacity of 63.6 ounces, meaning you can get approximately 63 single-shot drinks or 31 double shot drinks, and with a standard 4 to 6-ounce mug, you can get between 10 to 15 cups of coffee.

Up to 16 ounces of ground beans can be stored in the grind container and 7.1 ounces of whole beans can be stored waiting to be ground. This machine is an ideal choice for home or small office use where you do not want to be refilling it very often.

User Friendliness:
The user interface, ease of access, and minimalism make the Jura D6 a leader in the pack of similar products. The front of the machine features 3 stations which include:

The right side: a large knob with a bright LED screen that indicates the drink being made and where you can set your customizations.

The center: the portafilter and brewing area, as well as the hot water dispenser where the milk foaming wand can be attached.

The left side: a smaller knob for controlling the machine’s steam output.

Design and Materials:
The materials used in construction are key to providing outstanding durability and thermal retention and the D6 uses the best materials to optimize these important factors. The main bulk of the machine is made with aluminum which is light, highly durable, resistant to dust and water damage, and helps keep the unit from overheating by dissipating excess heat to the surrounding environment. The brew group is made from aluminum that has been lined with stainless steel to increase its durability. Only the drip tray and bean grinder are made from stainless steel, as these pieces need to be extremely durable due to their excessive use frequency.

Cleaning and Maintenance:
Cleaning the unit, which requires descaling and backflushing, is as easy as ever. And what’s more, is that this unit features the special CLEARYL water filter that ensures the best water quality by preventing harmful minerals from entering the tubes and reduces scale formation and hard-to-clean mineral deposits.

An Intelligent Water System (IWS) automatically detects when the filter needs cleaning or replacing and takes the guesswork out of the process. This same technology is also utilized in the milk dispensing system to provide a TUV-certified hygienic standard.

Unfortunately, cleaning solutions and accessories are not included, therefore, you will need to purchase your own descaler and brushes.

The Drinks:
To make espresso drinks, browse the menu until you find the “Espresso” option and push down on the knob, you can set a single or double-shot this way. It is during the making of espresso drinks that the P.E.P. brewing feature comes into play; the process slows down the extraction and pulses water through the coffee grind puck leading to a rich-tasting crema. The D6 does a very nice job of making a perfectly flavored and aromatic espresso.

Regular coffee, unlike the espresso, does not use the P.E.P. but can still create a lovely drink, and you can make up to 8 ounces at a time. You can also brew two cups at once by placing each cup under one of the two spouts. Because the coffee is being made from freshly ground beans of your preferred brand, it is better than any single-use capsule on the market today.

If you want to make a cappuccino you are in luck because the D6 can do that too. Connect your milk container to the unit, select “Cappuccino” on the menu and the machine will dispense and steam the milk for you, then top it with your desired amount of espresso to create a perfectly foamy drink. For the price of this machine, the fact that you don’t have to do the actual steaming and it is done for you is quite rare and amazing.

To program the machine to your specifications, press and hold the “P” button below the largest knob and select the “Buttons” option. From there, you can select the drink you’d like to program and adjust the drink volume (which varies by drink), the temperature (in 2 levels), and the strength (in 4 levels). If you want a really strong drink, the D6 can use up to 16 grams of ground beans per cycle which is a lot more than other machines. When programming the cappuccino, you can adjust the “Milk” setting which dictates how long the milk takes to dispense into your cup.

Who Should Buy It?:
The Jura D6 is an ideal option for those people who are looking for a trusted, well-known brand that is easy to use and convenient but don’t want to spend more than $1000. The machine is popular due to its higher-tier features and affordable price tag.

This machine is not recommended for a large office where more than 15 people will be using it in a day but would be ideal for a smaller office or in a family home. It is perfect for your daily coffee, espresso, and cappuccino needs, and because of the P.E.P., you can make your drinks in very little time while still ensure the highest quality beverage.

People not looking for anything fancy or not willing to invest around $1000 in a single machine may not be the ideal buyer of the D6. However, the Jura A1 is a less expensive option but it does not have the same coffee system. And for larger offices with 15 or more people, the Jura GIGA 6 would be a perfect choice.

Frequently Asked Questions:
“Can you make a latte with this automatic coffee machine?”

Yes, you can. It has a milk frother that enables you to make a latte.

“Does it come with a warranty?”

Yes, it does. The warranty is for 1 year and you can purchase a new warranty once the original one has ended. But this espresso machine works great for many years, at least 5 years.

“How many types of coffee drinks can the Jura D6 make?”

According to the manufacturer, the Jura D6 can make 7 different types of drinks (6 coffee, 1 water) including coffee, espresso, cappuccino, double coffee, double espresso, milk foam, and hot water. However, you can make an Americano by adding hot water to your espresso shots and lattes by adjusting the milk level. It is like having a coffee shop in your own home.

“How often should I clean my Jura machine?”

The answer to this question depends on where you are using the machine; if you are using it in a coffee shop where you might be making 100+ drinks a day, it is recommended to be cleaned at least once a week.

“Are Jura coffee machines worth the money?”

Yes, of course. Jura coffee machines are famous for their long-lasting durability. According to Quality Coffee System Vancouver, Jura coffee makers tend to last about 10 years on average. The difference between the higher and lower-priced machines is the number of features included.

Final Thoughts:
Beginner home baristas won’t have much to complain about with this coffee machine unless they are very picky about their coffee. This one machine provides peace of mind, ease of use, and less of a financial load to carry in the long run. While it can be a bit noisy while in use, it gives you the best results and gets the job done. The 7+ coffee options are not bad either and after all, you’re getting all that with minimal effort and from the comfort of your own home.

The Jura coffee company has manufactured household appliances since 1931 meaning they have the experience to deliver you the best, most competent product.

Enjoy Your Coffee!

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