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BEFORE BREWING YOUR FIRST CARAFE OF ESPRESSO
Please refer to Page 6 for Diagram of Parts.
1. Turn the control knob to the
position and make sure the appliance is unplugged
from the electrical outlet.
2. First remove and then wash the carafe, lid, ﬁlter and brew basket in a mixture of mild detergent
and water. Rinse each thoroughly and replace into the machine. See
below for instructions on removal and replacement of ﬁlter and brew basket.
3. To clean the inside of the machine, follow steps for
using water only. Do not immerse the appliance in water or attempt to reach any
internal parts of the machine.
PREPARING THE COFFEE
1. Place the ﬁlter in the brew basket. (See Figure 1)
2. Fill with fresh, ﬁne ground espresso coffee to the desired
setting on the ﬁlter. Do not ﬁll above the 4-cup marking.
Clean any excess coffee from the rim of the ﬁlter holder.
This will assure proper ﬁt under the brew head.
Lightly tamp or compress coffee. Do not overﬁll the ﬁlter basket.
This might cause clogging or overﬂow.
3. Position brew basket underneath the brew head: attach brew basket by ﬁrst moving retainer clip
back, position handle to far left until it ﬁts into the groove. Then, slowly turn to right until brew
basket is located at the
HOW TO BREW ESPRESSO
1. Turn the control knob to the
2. Fill the glass carafe with cold water to the designated marking for the desired number of servings
of espresso or cappuccino. Never use warm or hot water to ﬁll the water reservoir. The following
chart details how much water to use for the desired amount of servings. NOTE: One serving of
espresso is equal to 2 ounces.
ERVINGS ESPRESSO CAPPUCCINO
2 2-cup marking on carafe Midpoint between 2- and 4-cup mark
4 4-cup marking on carafe Top of metal band on carafe
3. Remove the water reservoir cap and pour the water into the water reservoir.
Do not ﬁll to the top of the reservoir or there will not be enough area to generate steam.
Do not pour water into the tank while the appliance is on or if the tank is hot.
Check to make sure the control knob is in the
4. Screw the cap back on top of the water reservoir. Make sure it is on tight.
YOUR CO FFEEMA KER HAS THE FOLL OWING FEATURES
• On/Off Button – This button begins the brew cycle and turns off the coffeemaker.
• Brew Strength Setting – You can choose to brew strong or standard coffee,
depending on your taste preferences.
• 8-Cup Brewing Capacity – Each cup measures 5 ounces.
• Pause ’n Serve –
Can’t wait for coffee to finish brewing? This feature allows you
up to 30 seconds to pour a cup of coffee while the coffee is brewing.
• Removable Water Reservoir – Conveniently detaches for easy ﬁlling and cleaning.
The reservoir is dishwasher safe.
• Removable Filter Basket – The removable, cone ﬁlter basket allows you to easily lift the ﬁlter
basket out to add or remove the ﬁlter and ground coffee. To remove the basket, you must ﬁrst
swing the showerhead aside. Then, after returning the ﬁlter basket, swing the showerhead back
in place so it is positioned atop the center of the ﬁlter basket. More important details on Page 15.
• Non-Stick Warming Plate – This feature prevents the decanter from sticking to the surface
of the warming plate.
• Cord Storage – Allows you to store extra cord length for a tidy countertop.
YOUR STEAM ESPRESSO MACHINE HAS THE FOLL OWING FEATURES
• One dial functionality for controlling all settings.
• 4-cup brewing capacity. Each shot of espresso measures 2 ounces.
Variable Steam Setting – This setting allows you to gradually increase the pressure of the steam.
OW TO PREPARE QUALITYESPRESSO AND CAPPUC CINO
The coffee should be freshly ground, dark roasted variety. You may want to try a French or Italian
roast. Pre-ground coffee will only retain its ﬂavor for 7– 8 days, provided it is stored in an air-tight
container, in a cool, dark area. Do not store in a refrigerator or freezer.
Whole beans are recommended, to be ground just before use. Coffee beans stored in an air-tight
container will keep up to 4 weeks before they begin to lose their ﬂavor.
This is a vital step in making espresso and takes practice. The coffee must be of a ﬁne grind.
• The correct grind should look like salt.
• If the grind is too ﬁne, the water will not ﬂow through the coffee even under pressure.
• If the grind is too coarse, the water ﬂows through the coffee too fast, preventing
a full-ﬂavored extraction.
Be sure to use a quality grinder or Burr Mill for uniform consistency in your espresso grind.
Oval shaped coffee grinders are not recommended because the grind is not consistent.
We recommend using a MR. COFFEE
Burr Mill. The burr method of grinding ensures
a more precise, even grind.