While Jura offers an extensive range of automatic coffee machines, not everybody feels the need to have a coffee machine that creates creamy specialty drinks. At the same time, it’s only natural to still want a coffee machine that creates outstanding brews and allows you to save money compared with buying from your local coffee shop. The Jura E4 vs ENA 4 are two coffee machines that enable you to turn whole coffee beans into rich, smooth, aromatic coffees at home. But which one is better? Let’s find out!
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Coffee Machine Design
The Jura E4 is slightly larger than the Jura ENA 4. It measures 11 x 13.8 x 17.6 inches and weighs 22 pounds. The Jura ENA 4 is 10.7 x 12.7 x 17.5 inches and weighs 21 pounds. The color of the coffee machines is different too. The Jura E4 comes in Piano Black or Piano White. The Jura ENA 4 comes in Metropolitan Black and Nordic White, though the differences between the two blacks and whites are difficult to see.
One of these coffee machines has a much larger capacity and though this doesn’t impact the quality of the coffee, it does impact how frequently you need to refill the water and beans. The Jura E4 has a water tank capacity of 64 ounces and a bean tank capacity of 10 ounces. The Jura ENA 4 holds just 37 ounces of water and 4.4 ounces of coffee beans. The water tank design is different too, but this is a matter of personal preference. Unfortunately, there is no specific information about the actual sizes of the coffees.
For many, this feature will be enough to make impact the overall decision. The Jura E4 has 5 specialties, espresso and coffee in singles and doubles, as well as hot water. The Jura ENA 4 can make espressos, coffees, espresso doppios, and café doppios.
The quality of a coffee machine’s grinder will greatly impact how fine the grind is as well as the consistency of the grind. The conical burr with the Jura E4 is a Professional Aroma grinder. The Jura ENA 4 comes with a multi-level Aroma G3 grinder, which allows for additional coffee types. The coffee machines automatically adjust the grind depending on the selected coffee type.
As well as being able to select different drinks, you can also customize those drinks with the Jura E4 and the Jura ENA 4. You can select one of three programs for coffee strength and adjust the volume by using the symbol display and buttons on the front of the coffee machines. Both coffee machines can also be controlled via wireless connection and the J.O.E. app from Jura.
These wouldn’t be Jura automatic coffee machines without the brand’s signature technology. Pulse Extraction Process means the coffee is extracted in optimal times. With the push of a button, you only have to wait 60 seconds for the process to finish. With 3D brewing, water is pushed through the coffee evenly. Finally, the coffee machines come with Intelligent preheating.
The Jura ENA 4 has a single spout. The spout can be adjusted to fit different-sized cups under it. The Jura E4 has a dual spout, which is why you have the option to make double shots and to have hot water always ready for other drinks such as teas. The dual spouts are also height adjustable.
For the coffee to remain at its best, it’s important to make sure the automatic coffee machines are regularly maintained. This will also make sure that the coffee machines run at their best for years to come. To make maintenance simpler, the Jura E4 and the Jura ENA 4 have integrated maintenance cycles. The coffee machines have integrated rinsing, cleaning, and descaling programs as well as a monitored drip tray. The CLARIS Smart filters also need to be changed but the frequency will depend on how often you use the machines.
Deciding which of these Jura automatic coffee machines is a difficult task. When it comes to the design, both are modern and compact, if we had to choose one, it would be the Jura E4 but only because the water tank is concealed. Others may prefer the diamond-patterned water tank of the Jura ENA 4.
Each coffee that is made is a sheer pleasure for the senses. The technology that Jura uses really does make sure that coffee is aromatic and full of flavor while keeping the coffee machines simple to use. Despite all the programming options, it’s only a case of pressing a button to get your favorite brew, maybe a couple of buttons if you want to make a change.
The decision might not come down to which coffee machine is the best, but which is best for your needs. If there is more than one person at home, the Jura E4 is the ideal choice because of the dual spouts. If you are the sort of person who likes more than an espresso or a coffee, the Jura ENA 4 is the better option. Despite favoring the Jura E4 design and the lower capacity of the Jura E4, the JURA ENA 4 is a fair bit cheaper and our favorite for today.