Set up of your Café Venezia is quick and easy.

  • Remove the water tank from the back of the machine and fill with cold filtered water. Do not use demineralized or mineral water or any other liquid.
  • Replace the tank and close the water tank lid.
  • Plug the machine in and turn on the ‘POWER’ button. The ‘POWER’ button surround will illuminate and the red ‘HEATING’ light will illuminate as well.
  • Select the Filter that will be used and place it in the Portafilter, making sure to press down until the Filter snaps in place. Do NOT put any coffee or ESE pods into the Portafilter at this time.
  • Making sure the handle is pointed towards the ‘INSERT’ graphic, push the Portafilter into the group head of the machine. Turn the handle to the right or ‘LOCK’ position to secure it. Place an empty coffee cup beneath the portafilter
  • Once the red ‘HEATING’ light has gone off, turn the Selector Control to the espresso cup graphic on the lower left side.
  • A pumping noise will be heard during this and water will begin running through the group head and into the cup, accomplishing a few things:
    • Preheating the Filter.
    • Preheating the Portafilter
    • Priming the pump and heating the internal piping.
  • Remove the Portafilter and eject the Filter. Wipe both dry thoroughly and replace the Filter back into the Portafilter.