Jura ENA Micro 1 vs 5 Review: Hands-On Comparison Of Most Important Features For Espresso Drinkers At Home With Bean-To-Cup Espresso Machines

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Coming from someone who has used espresso makers a lot, between the Jura ENA Micro 1 vs 5, the ENA Micro 5 is a more trustworthy choice. While it can easily prepare 3 espresso drinks at the touch of a button, it also doubles the shot quantity to brew 2 drinks at once.

The Jura ENA Micro 1 does also prepare single-serve espresso drinks with freshly ground coffee, thanks to its built-in grinder. But it lacks the dual coffee spout for brewing 2 drinks simultaneously.

Both machines come with automatic cleaning functions, a spacious 37-ounce water tank, and easy to use interface. But the limited dispensing capacity of the Jura ENA Micro 1 puts it below the expectations of an espresso purist. Meanwhile, the Jura ENA Micro 5 meets all expectations.

Having said that, the good thing about the Jura ENA Micro 1 is that it is lightweight and holds more coffee beans than the ENA Micro 5.

Jura ENA Micro 1 vs 5: Comparision Chart

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The Winner(#1)
Jura ENA Micro 5 Automatic Coffee Machine, 1, Silver
The Runner-Up(#2)
Jura 13626 Ena Micro 1 Automatic Coffee Machine, Micro Black (3 Pack)
Model
Jura ENA Micro 5 15016
Jura ENA 1 13626
Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.7 x 17.5 x 9 Inches
9.06 x 17.52 x 12.72 Inches
Color / Material
Silver / Stainless Steel
Micro Black / Stainless Steel
Weight / Power / Voltage
24 pounds / 1450W / 110-120V
19.4 Pounds / 1450W / 120V
Water Tank Capacity
37 Ounces
37 Ounces
Bean Hopper Size
4.4 Ounces
9.9 Ounces
Grinder
Aroma+ Grinder
Micro Grinder
Coffee Specialties
6 Drinks
3 Drinks
1-2 Cups Brewing
Height Adjustable Coffee Spout
1.2 To 4.4 Inches
Not Mentioned
Programmable Coffee Volume
Power Chute For Ground Coffee
Control Panel
Touch Panel with Symbol Display
Touch Panel with Symbol Display
Aroma Programmability
2 Levels
2 Levels
Intelligent Pre-Heating
BPA-Free Design
What I Like
Price
$1,999.99
Price not available
The Winner(#1)
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Jura ENA Micro 5 Automatic Coffee Machine, 1, Silver
Model
Jura ENA Micro 5 15016
Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.7 x 17.5 x 9 Inches
Color / Material
Silver / Stainless Steel
Weight / Power / Voltage
24 pounds / 1450W / 110-120V
Water Tank Capacity
37 Ounces
Bean Hopper Size
4.4 Ounces
Grinder
Aroma+ Grinder
Coffee Specialties
6 Drinks
1-2 Cups Brewing
Height Adjustable Coffee Spout
1.2 To 4.4 Inches
Programmable Coffee Volume
Power Chute For Ground Coffee
Control Panel
Touch Panel with Symbol Display
Aroma Programmability
2 Levels
Intelligent Pre-Heating
BPA-Free Design
What I Like
Price
$1,999.99
More Info
The Runner-Up(#2)
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Jura 13626 Ena Micro 1 Automatic Coffee Machine, Micro Black (3 Pack)
Model
Jura ENA 1 13626
Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.06 x 17.52 x 12.72 Inches
Color / Material
Micro Black / Stainless Steel
Weight / Power / Voltage
19.4 Pounds / 1450W / 120V
Water Tank Capacity
37 Ounces
Bean Hopper Size
9.9 Ounces
Grinder
Micro Grinder
Coffee Specialties
3 Drinks
1-2 Cups Brewing
Height Adjustable Coffee Spout
Not Mentioned
Programmable Coffee Volume
Power Chute For Ground Coffee
Control Panel
Touch Panel with Symbol Display
Aroma Programmability
2 Levels
Intelligent Pre-Heating
BPA-Free Design
What I Like
Price
Price not available
More Info

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Jura ENA Micro 1 vs 5: Differences

The Jura ENA Micro 5 wins 3 – 1 against the Jura ENA Micro 1. It has the Aroma+ grinder, dual coffee spout, and a fantastic design to work it all.  

1. Espresso Taste

The Winner: Jura ENA Micro 5

Jura ENA Micro 5 Espresso Taste
Jura ENA Micro 5 Espresso Taste

+Coffee Grinder

Different grinders tackle coffee beans in different ways. Some allow a balanced grinding of espresso that maintains a good full-bodied extraction of aroma and flavour from the beans. While others, due to overheating, do not accomplish this as effectively.

The comparison here is between ENA Micro 1’s Micro grinder and ENA Micro 5’s Aroma+ grinder. Which is better?

Aroma+ grinder is re-designed to improve the grinding performance of the espresso maker. This results in better extraction of flavour and aroma from the beans. And it’s more rugged in that it can sustain intense use without overheating.

This, put together with the programmable coffee volume, makes the ENA Micro 5 the better option.

2. Dose Control

The Winner: Jura ENA Micro 5

Jura ENA Micro 5 Dose Control
Jura ENA Micro 5 Dose Control

+Number of Coffee Drinks

The Jura ENA Micro 5 offers 6 espresso drinks which are 3 more than what the ENA Micro 1 has to offer.

The difference however lies not in coffee specialty but in the volume of every espresso drink. Said straight, the ENA Micro 1 has the Ristretto, Espresso, and Coffee buttons. It does not, however, has double brewing. It has a single spout that dispenses a single serving of coffee at a time.

The ENA Micro 5 has a dual spout which means 2x the coffee drinks including Ristretto, 2x Ristresso, Espresso, 2x Espresso, Coffee, and 2x Coffee.

Since it can make two espresso drinks at once, this doubles the espresso drinks that the ENA Micro 5 can offer.

While the Jura ENA Micro 1 can offer Aroma programmability with its multi-level grinder, it cannot offer a programmable volume like the ENA Micro 5. You have to select any one of 3 espresso buttons on its control panel.

3. Cleaning & Maintenance

The Winner: Jura ENA Micro 1

Jura ENA Micro 1 Maintenance
Jura ENA Micro 1 Maintenance

+Bean Hopper Size

Despite the light weight of the Jura ENA Micro 1, it holds a bigger bean hopper – 9.9 ounces – than the Micro 5. This is an achievement considering that the Jura ENA Micro 5 comes with heavier housing.

The ENA Micro 1 weighs 19.5 lbs while the ENA Micro 5 weighs 24 lbs.

By that measure, it should be a given that the ENA Micro 5 has a higher bean hopper capacity. Wrong! The ENA Micro 5’s bean hopper is smaller – 4.4 ounces – than the ENA Micro 1.

To summarize, the ENA Micro 1 is lighter and can store more coffee beans at a time. While the ENA Micro 5 is heavier and stores fewer coffee beans at a time.

4. Utilities

The Winner: Jura ENA Micro 5

+Dual Rotating Spout

The Jura ENA Micro 5 comes with a unique rotating dual spout that you can adjust from 1.2 inches to 4.4 inches in height as well. Whether the Jura ENA Micro 1 has a height-adjustable spout or not isn’t mentioned. But the ENA Micro 5 performs quite sturdily and durably for making more drinks in lesser time.

You have to rotate the coffee spout to select the volume of espresso you want – single or double. If you wish to brew two drinks simultaneously, you will have to rotate the spout automatically to control the drink selection.

This takes less than a second – it’s like pressing a button!

Jura ENA Micro 1 vs 5: Similarities

1. Espresso Flavor

Both Jura machines come with an Intelligent Pre-Heating and pulse brew system for extracting delicious and aromatic espresso. Seriously, you’ll be impressed by how creamy and smooth and aromatic the espresso will be. Also thanks to the 15 bar pump system of the Jura that mimics barista-quality brewing to pull a delicious shot.

Both machines have a power chute for ground coffee. That’s good news for daily decaf drinkers who want to get more out of their bean-to-cup espresso machine.

There’s water filtration in both of their tanks which also contributes to a more flavorful espresso taste. While the Thermoblock heating system ensures smooth, the consistent temperature even if you brew multiple cups a day.

The built-in grinder offers multiple levels of grind control to make the espresso taste slightly stronger or lighter depending on what you want. And you can adjust the aroma of espresso by 2 levels which is the same on both machines.

2. Cleaning & Maintenance

Both Jura machines come with the same features for cleaning and maintenance. This includes their impressive BPA-free design, automatic shut-off, zero-energy power switch, cleaning indicators, and aroma preservation cover.

All these features contribute to the longer shelf life of the espresso machine. It ensures smooth and consistent performance, minimal hassle in clean-up, and no overheating.

While this is a great machine for espresso purists because it includes a spacious coffee compartment, easy to refill water tank, and sturdy and user-friendly parts, you can count on it to fit easily under any kitchen cabinet and require little to no effort at all to keep clean after every brewing cycle.

3. Utilities

The touch panel with symbol display for the 3 espresso buttons, grinder button, and power button is straightforward and user-friendly. It has a bright light indicator that makes it easier to select the button you want. The bean hopper has the Aroma Preservation Lid that lets you see how many beans are inside the hopper. And it ensures that the lid is secure so no moisture or UV light or air enters the hopper to spoil the beans.

Quick Rundown of Jura ENA Micro 5 15016

Jura ENA Micro 5 Automatic Coffee Machine, 1, Silver
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Jura ENA Micro 5 Automatic Coffee Machine, 1, Silver
  • Unique rotating coffee spouts automatically control selection of one or two drinks
  • Height adjustable coffee spout ranges from 1.2" to 4.4" high
  • 4 oz. Bean Hopper has air tight aroma preservation cover to keep beans fresh
  • Boiler Design - Stainless Steel ThermoBlock
  • Powerful pump rated to produce 15 bars of pressure

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Pros
  • PEP and 15 bar pump technology for richer espresso flavor.
  • You can adjust the coffee spout from 1.2in to 4.4in.
  • Quick stainless steel boiler design with Thermoblock.
  • Powerful espresso extraction with rotating dual coffee spouts.
  • Easy and quick assembly with removable parts.
Cons
  • The bean hopper is too small.
  • The water tank requires frequent refilling.

Quick Rundown of Jura ENA Micro 1 13626

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Pros
  • No static, heat, or noise from the grinder.
  • It works with all roasts of coffee beans.
  • Powder chute for ground coffee is included.
  • Fast and precise temperature control.
  • Quick 3 barista-style espresso drinks included.
  • Automated cleaning for quick maintenance.
  • Easy to refill bean hopper and water tank.
Cons
  • It cannot brew two cups of espresso at one time.

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