If you are a coffee lover and look forward to trying and buying new coffee makers, then no doubt you’ve heard of two of the most popular coffee maker brands in the market today: Jura and De’Longhi! Now, you’re not the only one wondering which one is the better brand to invest your money in. I went threw a few models from both brands and do an entire break down so make sure to grab your mugga Joe and get sippin’… or well, readin’ my review.
Jura vs De’Longhi Coffee Machines
Last Christmas, I “gifted” my husband the Jura 8, and to compare it to a De’Longhi, I ordered a De’Longhi as well. I have to say, while the coffee from both was terrific, there were obvious differences between both coffee machines that I want to tackle here, element by element. After this breakdown, I get into model by model comparison as well!
#1. Design and Appearance
Both Jura and Delonghi are known for their sleek designs and aesthetics. However, the Delonghi machines tend to have a more contemporary and modern look, while Jura machines have a more classic and timeless appearance.
So, if you prefer a more modern look, De’Longhi might be the better option for you. But if you prefer a timeless design that never goes out of style, Jura could be the winner. In my heart, Jura wins the looks but my husband seemed to prefer the aesthetics of the De’Longhi machines. So this will come down to your preference!
#2. Ease of Use Comparison
When it comes to ease of use, both Jura and Delonghi machines are relatively simple to operate. However, De’Longhi machines seem to be more user-friendly, with easy-to-read instructions and a simple interface.
Similarly, Jura machines are pretty easy to figure out too. They’re super-automatic coffee machines which means you literally push one button for the most delicious latte to be made on the spot! These machines are also jam packed with some cool features.
If you’re looking for a coffee machine that is easy to use and doesn’t require too much of a learning curve, then both brands produce models that are easy to use so this category is a draw.
#3. Features and Customization Comparison
If you’re someone who loves to customize their coffee experience, then Jura might be the better option for you.
Jura machines come with a range of customizable settings, including coffee strength, temperature, and volume. On the other hand, Delonghi machines have fewer customizable options but still offer a good range of features, such as automatic milk frothing and adjustable coffee spouts.
So, while Jura may provide more customization options, Delonghi offers more simplicity with features that are easier to use. If you love customizing your coffee to a tee, then Jura wins this category!
#4. Maintenance and Durability Comparison
Both Jura and Delonghi machines are designed to last for a long time with proper maintenance. Both coffee makers produce machines that do need proper cleaning and descaling unless you use the CLEAR filter for the Jura machines; using the CLEAR filter, you’ll only need to descale your Jura a couple of times a year!
#5. Pricing Comparison
Pricing is an important factor when it comes to investing in a coffee machine. Jura machines tend to be more expensive than Delonghi machines.
However, Jura machines offer a wider range of features and customization options. Delonghi machines offer great value for their price and are more affordable overall. It all comes down to your budget.
If your budget doesn’t restrict you, I strongly urge you to go for the Jura S8 as I love mine.
Comparing Specific Jura and De’Longhi Coffee Machine Models
When it comes to comparing Jura and Delonghi, the best way to compare them is by looking at specific models so I reviewed three particular models of Jura and three comparable models of De’Longhi in a side-by-side comparison. Here we go:
#1. Jura A1 vs De’Longhi ESAM3300 Magnifica
The Jura A1 is a great choice for those who are looking for a high-end coffee machine with lots of features. The De’Longhi ESAM3300 Magnifica is another great option that offers great convenience and ease of use. It has a sleek design, an intuitive interface, and adjustable coffee strength settings.
The winner here: the Jura A1 is the clear winner when it comes to features and customization options, but Delonghi’s ESAM3300 Magnifica offers affordability.
#2. Jura D6 vs De’Longhi Dinamica Plus ECAM370
The Jura D6 is an excellent machine for those who are looking for convenience and ease of use. It offers automated frothing, adjustable spouts, and one-touch coffee brewing. The De’Longhi Dinamica Plus ECAM370 also offers user-friendly features such as automatic cleaning and grinding cycles.
The winner here: both offer great convenience and ease of use, but the Jura D6 offers more customization options and a better design.
#3. Jura 8 vs De’Longhi Eletta
The Jura 8 is a great choice for those who are looking for a high-end machine with an array of features and customization options.
The De’Longhi Eletta Cappuccino is another great option that offers convenience, ease of use, and automated frothing.
The winner here: both machines offer great convenience and ease of use and these are both a draw.
Do the De’Longhi Coffee Machines Have to be Descaled Unlike the Jura Machines?
Yes, Delonghi machines do need to be descaled in order to keep them working properly.
Which of these Two Coffee Machines Makes the Better Coffee?
If I am being fair and honest, machines from both sets made really good coffee. However, with tons of things and chores to do throughout the day, I love the super-automatic nature of the Jura machines and knowing that if I use the CLEAR filter, they only need to be descaled 2-4 times a year is pretty awesome for me, personally. The aesthetics also matter to me and I love the style of the Jura S8 and their other models as well.
This is all going to come down to your budget but if there are no limitations, I would choose one of the Jura coffee machines.
What’s the Verdict: Jura Coffee Machines or De’Longhi Coffee Machines?
Hands down, if budget isn’t an issue, I’d opt for one of the Jura coffee machines. I love the Jura S8 and now that I’ve tested the Giga 10, I love it as well!
If you are looking for a coffee machine with a classic design and advanced customization options, Jura might be worth the higher price tag.
However, if you’re looking for a more modern design with great value for money, Delonghi machines are the way to go.
At the end of the day, both brands produce high-quality coffee machines, so you can’t go wrong with either one!