How to Make Espresso
Master the Basics of AnZa in 4 Easy Steps
01: Introducing the AnZa Espresso Machine
02: Grinding Coffee
A crucial step of making espresso, and also the one which is easiest to get wrong. This video explains the process from finding
delicious whole coffee beans and perfecting the coffee grind settings. This step takes some experimentation to perfect but is very worth it.
03: Steaming Milk
Possibly the most satisfying parts of making espresso drinks is being able to steam smooth and creamy micro-foam
which would even your local barista would give the seal of approval. This video will walk you through the process of choosing which milk a
nd the technique for steaming milk.
04: All Together Now
Finally, here is how to most efficiently make a cappuccino using the AnZa espresso machine.
From switching it on all the way to swirling the last of the latte art on your coffee.
AnZa Info & Helpful Tips
➞ Anza White has a non-porous surface that prevents dirt and stains from penetrating the material. Marks and stains stay on the surface and can easily be removed with a Scotchbrite® pad and household cleaner.
➞ The brass tray and top plate will oxidize in contact with water /humidity. Use a brass polish (we recommend Brasso Wadding) to remove the oxidization and at the same time add a layer of protective polish to the metal. To minimise oxidization, wipe the tray and top plate dry after use
➞ The wood trim on the front of the tray is treated to reduce water absorption. Wiping the wood dry after use and treating periodically with wood polish will preserve the natural beauty of the wood.
➞ The concrete shell has been treated with a sealer to protect the surface. Due to its rough and porous surface the concrete will naturally develop a patina over time which will be impossible to prevent or remove. Wiping down areas of the shell which are in contact with coffee grounds and water will reduce the build up of patina.
➞ The drip tray is powder coated steel. Powder-coating is tough, but can scratch, so we recommend to not use ceramic cups with unglazed bases as the ceramic can scratch the powder-coating. Glass cups are recommended.
➞ The top plate is easily cleaned with a damp cloth or a Scotchbrite® pad and household cleaner.
➞ It is recommended to drain the water tank if the machine has been left standing for a while. Fresh water every time tastes best! The water tank can be drained by placing a container under the group head and running the pump as if pulling a shot. Run the pump for max. 30 seconds, then wait 15 seconds before running again. When the tank is empty the inside can be cleaned with a damp cloth. Keep the lid in in place to keep dust out!
➞ The group head should be cleaned by Back-flushing every 100 espresso shots with a cleaning product such as Urnex Cafiza E16. See the Back-flushing video on our "How to use AnZa" page and the instructions in the manual that came with the machine
➞ If you live in an area with hard water you should descale your machine once a month, locations with softer water will need less frequent descaling. Please see our descaling video on our "How to use AnZa" page for the descaling process.
➞ 120 or 230V? We make AnZa with two different voltages, so we can sell all over the world.
➞ Europe and many other countries use 220-240V.
➞ USA, Canada and a few other countries use 110-120V.
➞ When you buy your AnZa you are asked to choose a voltage from the dropdown. If you are in any doubt, see the countries we deliver to below.
➞ 230V Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong.
➞ 120V USA, Canada