Jura D6 Vs Gaggia Anima Prestige is a matchup between two models that give you from top to bottom services. The D6 is the one that comes out on top thanks to its modern and more convenient features.
You can control it with an app on your smartphone or tablet. The machine cuts back maintenance time with useful innovations, such as cleaning pills and a smart filter. Other advantages lie in its hardware.
If you are not very tech-savvy, you may like the Anima Prestige’s old-school control panel more. This model also offers more support for taller drinks and a little bit more range in customization.
Jura D6 Vs Gaggia Anima Prestige – Differences
The Jura model is a more modern machine from the inside out. It puts your convenience at the top of its list. Providing almost everything that the winner could, the Gaggia unit is a very good alternative at a lower price.
In this comparison review, the D6 performs better and secures a 3-0 win.
Coffee Brewing Quality
The Winner: Jura D6
Both machines can produce 15 bars which is the number you want to see. A pump with this capacity can guarantee the group head has the sweet 9-bar pressure, despite the small scale of your machine.
There is a difference in the way these small-sized domestic espresso makers answer the heating question. The D6 uses a thermoblock to achieve the most convenience.
Its opponent has a stainless steel boiler which takes longer to boil and creates more limescale. The upside is you will get less fluctuation in your water temperature.
The Anima Prestige also chose a better material for its grinder. It has 100% ceramic grinders with 5 settings. The Aroma G2 of Jura is a steel burr grinder, but it has one more setting.
In terms of extracting techs, both espressos makers have a pre-infusion function and a signature technology.
The D6 has the Pulse Extraction Process, a.k.a PEP, to help it distribute water through the coffee pucks in short intervals. In this way, the coffee will have time to give out all of its aroma and flavor.
Gaggia equips its products with a smart learning system called Gaggia Adapting System. The company is kind of ambiguous about it, though. What I know is this system will assist you in preparing your pucks.
Even though the Anima Prestige has better materials for its components, I still appreciate the taste of the Jura model’s coffee more. Its grinder gives more flexibility, and the PEP seems to bring more apparent results.
The Winner: Jura D6
The Jura model uses a tube milk frother. It draws milk from a separate carafe through a tube and pumps out frothed hot milk. Having a carafe within its system, the other unit creates foam with a Panarello device.
Among these two systems, you will get better froth from the tube milk frother. The foam is finer and silkier. This system also spills out less water at the beginning of the dispensing process.
The Winner: It’s a tie
Being super-automatic, these two give you a lot of customization options. You can adjust the grind size, strength, temperature, and volume of your drinks.
There are a few differences in the flexibility of these adjustment features. The Italian model has 5 strength settings, 3 coffee temperature levels, and 5 grind settings.
The Swiss unit offers one fewer strength setting and one fewer temperature level but has one more grind size.
About their customizing process, the Gaggia machine has a more user-friendly control scheme with a detailed screen and 6 buttons. With the Jura model, you only have a rotary switch/button to work with.
In compensation for it, this unit lets you connect it with your smartphone via Bluetooth. Once connected, you can use the JURA Operating Experience to control it remotely.
It would be fair to call this round a tie. The differences in their customizing range are not significant. Each control scheme has advantages but shortcomings as well.
The Winner: Jura D6
There are quite a lot of distinctions in their design, from their exteriors to frothing mechanisms. The D6 is the one with more advantages out of the two.
The Jura model has a smoother look with a minimalist design. The Swiss machine only has two dials in the front and a plain text display.
Meanwhile, the Anima Prestige uses stainless steel housing. Its control panel takes more space with 6 buttons, and an old-school LED screen. The Italian unit’s milk carafe also makes its facade more crowded.
On the other hand, this frothing system requires less space on your counter compared to its counterpart. It is more convenient too because you will need a separate milk carafe with the tube frother of the D6.
You can find other differences in their capacity and support features. The Jura model has bigger containers for water and waste. There is a passively heated cup tray on the top, which can fit 2 Espresso cups or a Latte.
The Gaggia unit offers a larger bean hopper and more cup clearance. However, it needs more free spaces on top because its water reservoir is top-filled.
Cleaning And Maintenance
The Winner: It’s a tie
Washing and maintaining the Anima Prestige costs less money, but you will experience more convenience with the other machine and its specialized cleaning products.
The Gaggia model allows you to take everything out to clean. Its removable brewing unit only requires a rinse under the faucet and a while to be dry. Many other components are friendly to dishwashers.
You will have to go a different route with the Jura model. Its brewing unit is not removable. To clean it, put a cleaning pill in the grinder bypass and run the cleaning cycle. This removes the drying part.
You can also avoid descaling the machine altogether. What you need to do is use the CLEARYL Blue water filter. It completely absorbs limescale-inducing substances like copper and calcium. If you do not have this filter, a descaling program is available.
Quick Rundown: Jura D6
- Better coffee and milk foam
- A smart water filter helps avoid descaling
- Compatible with a smartphone app
- Pulse Extraction Process for maximum aroma
- Heated cup tray
- Larger side water tank
- Larger pucks compartment
- More grind sizes
- The dial control scheme is less intuitive
- The milk frother requires a separate carafe
- No auto rinse cycle
- Smaller bean hopper
- Less cup clearance
Quick Rundown: Gaggia Anima Prestige
- 4 one-touch options
- Smart adapting system
- More flexible in coffee strength and temperature
- Auto rinse cycle
- Bigger bean hopper
- Accommodate taller cups
- Requires top space to refill the water tank
- No heated cup tray
- Smaller water tank
- Smaller pucks container
- Fewer grind sizes
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