How to Use

The Step- By- Step Instructions

1: START BY PLUGGING IN AND ADDING WATER

Add purified water to the glass water tank. The maximum water level should not exceed the mark on the side of the tank. Flip the master power switch next to the power cord plug to the “On” position

2: POWER = HEAT

Press the power button on the lid. The power button will illuminate and the status light will start pulsing, indicating the boiler is heating up to the temperature required and the pump will run to fill up the boiler with water. When the status light stops pulsing, the water has reached the temperature to pull a shot.

3: PRIMING THE PORTAFILTER

With the status light on, flip the coffee switch to the right and let some heated water run through the portafilter for a few seconds before flipping off the coffee switch. This will prevent heat loss when pulling your espresso shot.

 

4: JUST ADD COFFEE

The water is heated so now its time to prep the espresso shot. Add your ground espresso to the portafilter basket (a double shot is 17/18 grams) Tamp the ground coffee with a tamper and lock the portafilter into the grouphead by firmly turning the handle to the right

5: PULL YOUR BEST SHOT

Place your cup under the portafilter spout and flip the coffee switch the right. A double espresso shot is 2 fluid ounces and should take 25/30 seconds to pour. The pressure gauge should rear between 9 and 10 bar. When finished, flip the coffee switch off. A well poured shot will have three layers, with a top crema layer which is about 1/4” thick.

 

6: GIVE ME STEAM

To ready the machine for steaming milk, flip the steam switch to the right. The status light will start flashing, indicating the boiler is heating up to the correct steaming temperature (250°F). When the status light is constant the boiler is at steam temperature.

7: PRESSURE RELEASE

With the boiler now steam ready, first purge the condensation from the steam wand by directing the steam wand toward the outside of the machine and turning the steam knob counter clockwise 1/2 rotation. Keep purging until the water is replaced by pure steam and then turn the knob off.

8: MILK FOAMING

Fill pitcher with milk (roughly half full) then place pitcher under under steam wand and submerge the wand into the milk. Start turning steam knob until steam is circulating the milk. Keep steaming until bottom of pitcher become hot to hold and the milk becomes fluffy. Then turn off steam knob and flip the steam switch to the left.

9: LATTE TIME

Once milk has been frothed and steamer switch off, give the pitcher a tap on the counter top to get rid of excess bubbles. Clean the wand with a rag and turn on the steam briefly to clean out any milk. Then its time to pour your coffee. There are lots of techniques for pouring the perfect coffee, we believe in just giving it a go, pouring in the milk into the espresso with circular motions, and giving it a bit of a shimmy.

10: CLEAN UP

Now that your coffee is made, you can either repeat steps 3 to 9 to make more espresso drinks, or you can clean up and shut down the machine. Both Concrete and Corian are easy to clean, wiping down the exterior of the machine, removing and washing the front trays, and wiping down the steam wand. To clean the portafilter, remove the portafilter basket, switch the coffee switch to the right and run some hot water through to wash out any excess coffee grounds.