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Jura 13626 ENA: Ultra-Compact and Elegant Single-Serve Espresso Machine

Jura 13626 ENA Review

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What We Like

  • Compact and more stylish
  • Highly energy efficient
  • Conveniently adjustable spout
  • Multiple aroma levels
  • Easy maintenance with an integrated cleaning cycle

What We Don’t Like

  • No frother and hot water dispenser
  • Smaller water tank capacity
  • Only makes one cup at a time

Bottom Line

A compact and more stylish coffee machine that deserves a spot in a coffee lover's kitchen countertop, and it will deliver some fantastic espressos, while also providing simple operation.

Jura 13626 ENA Review

Jura 13626 ENA

Any budding home barista or regular coffee drinker looking for a sleek and compact espresso machine that makes some fantastic brews will love the Jura 13626 ENA as it seems to tick all these boxes.

With an advanced brewing system, full programmability and eco-friendly design, this machine will have you covered regardless of your preferences.

Brewing System: Fast and efficient

Being a single-serve espresso machine, Jura makes this machine to ensure that every single cup that you get is the best quality. It makes use of the thermoblock heating technology to ensure you have your cup within the shortest time.

Also, this efficient heating technology helps make up for the fact that it has a single cup capacity by keeping the water at the ideal brewing temperature at all times to allow users to make cup after cup.

The microbrewing unit that characterizes the brewing system on this Jura machine ensures that the coffee will always be extracted under the most ideal conditions every time. Hence, you can always be confident of not only high-quality brews but maximum consistency in every cup.

And there is also an intelligent preheating feature that will deliver piping hot coffee with a nice crema every time.

Coffee Quality: Fewer choices but excellent brew quality

Like with any other Jura machine, you can rightfully expect superior coffee quality when using this espresso machine. It has all the bells and whistles that are required to make some amazing brews from an efficient heating system to a reliable and consistent grinder and more importantly a top botch brewing unit.

When it comes to the coffee options, you will get three cup size options, and you also get to pick from 2 aroma levels. For the aroma levels, you can choose between getting a slight hint of coffee in the surrounding air or smell the coffee all around the house if you go for the higher setting.

And to give you even more control over the coffee quality, you can also control the dosage by choosing between 8 and 10-gram doses depending on the coffee you want to make.

Although for a single cup these should be more than enough options for most coffee lovers, when compared to other Jura machines like Jura 15097 E8, that has a total of 20 programmable settings, this espresso machine is a little wanting when it comes to coffee options.

Design: Sleek and perfect for small spaces

Here is how Jura describes, the Jura 13626 ENA, “The ultra-compact 1-cup coffee machine is designed not only to make the perfect espresso but also to be as small as possible”.  

When looking at it for the first time, one of the things that will draw your attention is just how small it is for a super-automatic espresso machine as it is just around 9 inches wide.

This ENA line machine looks expensive, and it is just what you need to add some touch of elegance to your kitchen as it will go with almost any decor and theme.

Better yet, it has a solid brick-like design that besides enhancing its bold look also makes this a highly sturdy machine that you can be sure will not break down any time soon.

Besides the premium look and solid build, this machine also does not have loosely held fittings or the flimsy plastic components that are characteristic of many other espresso machines out there.

While still at the design and overall appearance, the only aspect that seems to be a minor let down is the color. This machine mostly comes in black with a few stainless steel accents. Hence, if you prefer variety when it comes to the appearance or finish, this might be a drawback for you.

Ease of Use: One-touch control panel

There is hardly any chance to mess up your espressos and other coffee types that you might want to make on this machine as it only has 5 clearly-labeled button settings. This highly intuitive control panel means using it will be super easy even for an absolute beginner.

Better yet, the commonly used on/off power button is boldly-labeled and conveniently located at the top of the appliance where it is hard to miss.

Another element that many coffee lovers will like when it comes to controlling the machine is that it has a touchscreen LED display. This display is tucked in perfectly on the control panel, and besides making the machine even easier to operate, it gives it a modern feel.

Making your preferred cup of coffee on the Jura 13626 ENA will be as easy as choosing one of the three-cup sizes and your preferred aroma between the two options and then pushing the brew button. The entire process only takes a couple of minutes at most.

But, since this espresso machine does not have a frother, you should not expect to find a setting for frothing milk.

Cleaning and Maintenance: Straightforward and mostly automated

Jura 13626 ENA has an integrated cleaning cycle that will make cleaning and maintenance almost effortless. This smart cleaning system will rinse the machine when you power it up and also when powering it down. All this is done automatically without the intervention of the user.

Also, coffee aficionados will appreciate the automation of this machine when it comes to cleaning prompts. You will get prompts and alerts for descaling, adding more water to the water tank and removing the used coffee grounds.

And you can even customize the cleaning and descaling by choosing from one of the many options on the screen.

Besides the smart cleaning system, this espresso machine will also include a removable drip tray that will help prevent messes and ensure less cleanup for you.

But as expected, the many rinses can use up a lot of water, and so you should be ready to fill up the 37-ounce water reservoir a little more often.

Value for Money: Relatively more affordable

When you compared this single-serve espresso machine to the larger Jura machines like Jura 15145 WE8 and Jura 15148 A1, this is a relatively more affordable option. But, the smaller price is perhaps due to its smaller capacity.

Because this is a more energy-efficient espresso machine, it will also save you more cash in the long run, which ensures you get even better value for your cash. The high energy efficiency stems from the patented zero-energy switch, programmable switch-off timer, and automatic energy-saving mode.

Hence, besides being more affordable it is also a cheaper machine to use.

Verdict

This is a fantastic single-serve espresso machine that makes some amazing brews.

The compact size that allows the Jura 13626 ENA to fit easily in tight spaces is one of its key highlights, and it means it will be a perfect choice for even those with smaller kitchens and limited counter spaces. Making coffee is also a pleasure as the touchscreen and straightforward controls ensure you have an easy time. Hence, if you are on the lookout for a premium quality single-serve espresso machine, this machine will make a good buy.

Specs

  • Product Name: Jura 13626 ENA
  • Product Brand: JURA Elektroapparate AG
  • Product Dimensions: 9.06 x 17.52 x 12.72 inches
  • Boiler Design: Stainless Steel ThermoBlock
  • Reservoir Capacity: 37 oz.
  • Hopper Capacity: 4.4 oz.
  • Warranty: 2 years
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