The ultimate kitchen caffeine rush

Jura’s Ena 8 coffee machine makes a stonking flat white

Jura Ena 8, £975
Jura Ena 8, £975

A couple of years ago, I had Jura’s £2,595 Z8 bean-to-cup coffee machine as a house guest. It offered buyers near-professional coffee-making in the home, but it’s big, and in a house with just one or two people it’s possibly a bit over the top.

I still love Jura, though, so I keep an eye on its brightly lit shop by Baker Street station. Which is where I fell in love with this new Jura, the Ena 8, which is really more suitable for a home. The all-important flat white it produces, I was told by the man at Jura, is a simplified version (whatever that means) of the Z8’s, but it’s still way better than the one most coffee shops offer. 

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What else is there to love about the Ena 8? In the Swiss-est way, Jura has ironed out every tiny design irritation earlier machines had – even the quirky user interface is almost perfect now. And the whole thing looks like a chemistry lab.

@TheFutureCritic

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