Jura F50 vs Sprada TX5: The Test of Time vs The Future?

Jura F50 vs Sprada TX5: The Test of Time vs The Future?

Jura is a name that has stood the test of time, while Sprada (as their trademark slogan indicates) is – admittedly – The Future.

So, what if we need to decide between two seemingly similar Automatic Bean to Cup Coffee Machines – and we’re down to the face off between two giant names – packaged into two small machines?

We compare them side by side, of course.

Jura F50

Sprada TX5

Price: +/- R 11 000.00 (excl. VAT)Price: +/- R 11 000.00 (excl. VAT)
Warranty: As per manufacturerWarranty: 1 Year
Two-touch milk-based drink preparationOne-Touch preparation of 8 coffee, milk based drink
Basic screen display Basic screen display
Adjustable milk spout heightAdjustable milk spout height
Available through manufacturer and specialist suppliersAvailable through manufacturer and retail outlets
200g bean hopper250g bean hopper
1.9 litre water tank2.2 litre water tank
Adjustable grinderAdjustable grinder
15 bar pressure15 bar pressure
4 programmable coffee strengths5 programmable coffee strengths
Integrated rinsing, cleaning and descaling programmeAdvanced self cleaning milk-system

Integrated rinsing, cleaning and descaling

Non-removable brewing unitRemovable brewing unit
Pre-ground coffee chute presentPre-ground coffee chute present
Hot water function present Hot water function present
Energy Save Mode (E.S.M.©)Automatic Stand-by-off mode for energy efficiency
Dimensions: 25cm x 34.5cm x 43.5 cmDimensions: 33cm x 24cm x 48cm
Weight: 9.1kgWeight: 12kg

Which Machine Is Better?

As we can see from the above side-by-side comparison, the Jura F50 and Sprada TX5 are so similar in almost every facet it’s impossible to rate one as the winner.

Both machines are small, with minor capacity differences in terms of bean hopper and water tank size. They will both serve the purpose – if their intended use is for a small home or office space which enjoys a few milk-based drinks and coffees throughout the day.

Their aesthetic (in both instances) are not their drawing point – but due to the lesser amount of “bells and whistles” – we see the price bracket of +/- R 11 000.00 for either machine come into play.

What it may come to is two factors; ease of use and backup support.

While both machines have a basic LCD screen display and rotary selection, the TX5 is far more feature filled and may be a bit more difficult for first-time users.

In terms of backup support, both Sprada and Jura do local repairs – while Jura may be more difficult to have serviced and repaired due to specialist suppliers having the monopoly.

Whichever machine you choose – be sure it makes YOU happy – there is no right or wrong choice – just the right or wrong chocie for you.

Happy sipping!