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Jura 15145 WE8: Professional-Grade Machine Built to Handle Repeat Brewing

Jura 15145 WE8 Review

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What We Like

  • Powerful and efficient for heavy usage
  • One-touch function
  • More specialty beverage options
  • Larger capacity water reservoir and bean hopper
  • Smart water filtration

What We Don’t Like

  • Relatively more expensive
  • Lengthy milk system cleaning cycle

Bottom Line

A powerful machine with state of the art technologies and designed to handle heavy usage well, and it will be perfect for an office. Also, it provides easy operation and more effortless maintenance.

Jura 15145 WE8 Review

Jura 15145 WE8

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For a busy environment like an office setting where there are dozens of employees and customers/clients making a coffee now and then, you need a machine that can handle the demands and pressures that come with this like the Jura 15145 WE8.

Better yet, it is designed to cater to all kinds of coffee lovers by providing more specialty options, and it also has a larger capacity for both the water and bean containers to ensure it will require relatively fewer refills. And to crown it all up, this espresso machine also has a highly pleasant look.

Brewing System: Versatile, fast and efficient

Jura 15145 has been built for professional use in busy environments, and so you can expect it to have the most efficient and reliable technologies that Jura has to offer.

The starting point for the brewing system is the Aroma G3 grinder which is not just a typical grinder but rather a faster multi-level grinder that grinds the beans freshly when you want to make coffee. Better yet, this grinder is also as gentle as it can get to ensure it preserves maximum flavors and aromas.

And as expected from a top tier Jura espresso machine, the actual brewing is done by the Pulse Extraction Process (PEP), which ensures the extraction time is optimized for the richest and most flavorful brews.

This technology will also ensure that you get a rounder and more balanced shot consistently. And to further enhance the extraction and flavors that you get, the ground coffee beans will also go through a special pre-brew system.

The WE8 also has intelligent preheating technology and uses a highly efficient thermoblock heating system to ensure that the water will always attain the perfect water temperature for the best extraction and maintain it for cup after cup with almost zero waiting.

Coffee Quality: As fine as it gets

Being a premium top tier Jura espresso machine, the WE8 makes some of the finest quality coffee you can get on a super-automatic machine. It will have all the nice flavor tones and some hard to miss aromas that will keep lingering throughout the office long after brewing coffee.

Many espresso lovers will also love that the brews will maintain a pleasant velvet crema. Also, there are a total of 12 specialties on this espresso machine that range from regular coffee and espresso to flat whites and cappuccinos.

Better yet, you can also adjust both the strength level and brewing temperature. There are 8 different strength options and 2 brewing temperature options. This customization allows you to fine-tune the coffee quality to meet your specific tastes.

When it comes to making the milk-based brews like cappuccinos and lattes, there is an automated and highly efficient milk frothing system that will deliver perfect milk foam at the touch of a button.

And to make things even better, you can easily program the amount of milk or foam that you want for your beverages to avoid wastage.

Design: Trendy with a professional finish

Jura 15145 WE8 maintains the trendy look that coffee lovers across the globe now associate with Jura machines. The machine mostly comes in a chrome finish with a few stainless steel sections, and it will look striking anywhere you place it.

But, perhaps what makes it truly stand out is that it has a more professional look, and it is the kind of machine you would just expect to see in a small office.

The design of the WE8 is also as individual as it can get as it has been built to offer more programming options as you can easily adjust both the coffee and water quantities to your liking. Also, it is designed to make it possible to give priority to certain specialties while disabling others.

This espresso machine will also include dual spouts for the coffee that you can adjust from 2.5 to 4.4 inches and a separate milk dispensing spout that is also adjustable between 4.2 and 6 inches. The wide spout adjustment will allow you to brew directly into almost any cup or mug that you might have around, which is quite convenient.

Ease of Use: A breeze to use

Super-automatic espresso machines like the WE8 are built to ensure you can make some top quality coffee without having to do much. Operating this machine is made highly intuitive by the TFT color display that makes it easy to see all the settings. Also, the control panel will include 6 one-touch buttons next to the corresponding setting to make operation a breeze.

This espresso machine will also cater for the coffee aficionados that prefer a smarter modern machine as it is compatible with the Jura Operating Experience (J.O.E) app. Hence, if you get the smart connect, you can easily control the machine from your phone and tablet conveniently.

Cleaning and Maintenance:  Easy and quick cleaning at the touch of a button

There is nothing much to do when it comes to cleaning up this Jura machine as it has an automatic self-cleaning function. It will run the rinse cycle every time you power it, after making coffee and also when powering it down.

These rinse cycles will take care of most of the cleaning for you, and the only thing that you will need to do is to give the machines a good wipe down with microfiber cloth to clean the surface. And the removable drip tray and tanks can be easily cleaned in the sink.

Also, you can choose to use the CLEARYL smart filter to minimize scaling as you will only get fresh water into the machine. If not, you will have to do the traditional descaling using the Jura tablets, which is still quite easy and only takes a few minutes.

Value for Money: Pricier but well worth it

Given that this is a professional-grade machine meant for heavy volume coffee making in busy environments, and with relatively larger water reservoir (100.4 ounces) and bean hopper (17.6 ounces) capacities, you can expect it to cost more.

But while this machine might cost a little more than your average espresso machine, it will be worth the extra bucks. With the 12 specialties, efficient extraction system and a solid overall build and components, this espresso machine will give you excellent value for your cash.

What's more, it is still not as expensive as other commercial and professional-grade machines like the Jura Z8. Hence, for an office or self-serve bar espresso machine, the WE8 is still quite fairly priced.

Verdict

While the Jura 15145 WE8 is pricier and has many and lengthy rinse cycles, for office use, it will be perfect.

This sleek espresso machine offers a highly efficient brewing system that uses various like Extraction Process to deliver the finest coffee quality. This fully programmable espresso is also straightforward to operate.

Specs

  • Product Name: Jura 15145 WE8
  • Product Brand: JURA Elektroapparate AG
  • Product Dimensions: 17.50 x 11.60 x 16.50 inches
  • Specialties: 12
  • Built-in Grinder: Yes, Aroma G3 grinder
  • Water Capacity: 100.4 oz.
  • Bean Hopper Capacity: 17.6 oz
  • Warranty: 2 years

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