General Operation

The following functions are explained on this page.

GENERAL OPERATION

NOTE: The amount of espresso extracted in the cup will vary depending on your grind size and dose amount.

Preset Shot Volume – 1 CUP button

  • Press the 1 CUP button once to extract a single shot of espresso at the preset volume (the default is approximately 1 fl. oz.)

  • The extraction will start using the low pressure pre-infusion.

  • The machine will stop after the preset volume has been extracted.

Preset Shot Volume – 2 CUP button

  • Press the 2 CUP button once to extract a double shot of espresso at the preset volume (the default is set to approximately 2 fl. oz.)

  • The extraction will start using the low pressure pre-infusion.

  • The machine will stop after the preset volume has been extracted.

NOTE: Pressing the 1 CUP or 2 CUP button during a preset shot volume will immediately stop the extraction.

Reprogramming Shot Volume – 1 CUP button

1.To begin programming, press the PROGRAM button once. The machine will beep once and the PROGRAM button will begin to flash. This indicates the machine is in programming mode.
2.Press 1 CUP button to start espresso extraction. Press 1 CUP button again once desired volume of espresso has been extracted. The machine will beep twice to indicate the new 1 CUP volume has been set.

Resetting Default Volumes

To reset the machine to the default 1 CUP and 2 CUP shot volumes, press and hold the PROGRAM button until the machine beeps three times. Release the PROGRAM button. The machine will return to its original default settings.
Default settings: 1 CUP shot volume is approx. 1oz / 30ml.
2 CUP shot volume is approx. 2oz / 60ml.

Manual Shot Volume

Manually control low pressure pre-infusion time and shot volume without re-programming the preset shot volume.

  • Press and hold the 1 CUP or 2 CUP button.

  • The extraction will enter the low pressure pre-infusion until the button is released.

  • When the button is released, the extraction will continue at full pressure.

  • Press the same cup button as previously to stop the extraction once the desired volume of espresso is reached.

Texturing Milk

There are two phases to texturing milk. The first is stretching the milk to aerate it and the second is swirling the milk to make it silky smooth. These two operations should blend into one.
  1. Stretch the milk
    • Always start with fresh cold milk.
      Fill the jug just below the "V" at the bottom of the spout.

    • Prepare the steam wand: Position the steam wand tip over the drip tray and turn the STEAM/HOT WATER dial to the STEAM position. The STEAM/HOT WATER light will flash to indicate the machine is heating to create steam. During this time, condensed water may purge from the steam wand. This is normal. When the STEAM/HOT WATER light stops flashing the steam wand is ready for use.

      NOTE: When the machine creates steam, a pumping noise can be heard. This is the normal operation of the 15 bar Italian pump.

    • Pause the steam wand: Before inserting the steam wand into the milk, pause the steam by returning the STEAM/HOT WATER dial back to the STANDBY position.

    • Place the steam wand into the milk: Quickly insert the steam wand tip 1/4-3/4" (1-2cm) below the surface of the milk, close to the right hand side of the jug at the 4 o'clock position. Then quickly turn the STEAM/HOT WATER dial back to the steam position. Pausing the steam avoids the milk splashing out of the jug (this pause function lasts for 6 seconds only).

    • Keep the tip just under the surface of the milk until the milk is spinning clockwise, producing a vortex (whirlpool effect).

    • With the milk spinning, slowly lower the jug. This will bring the steam tip to the surface of the milk & start to introduce air into the milk. You may have to gently break the surface of the milk with the tip to get the milk spinning fast enough.

    • Keep the tip at or slightly below the surface, continuing to maintain the vortex. Texture the milk until sufficient volume is obtained.

    • Lift the jug to lower the tip beneath the surface, but keep the vortex of milk spinning. The milk is at the correct temperature (140-149°F or 60-65°C) when the jug is hot to touch.

      NOTE: After 5 minutes of continuous steaming, the machine will automatically disable the steam function. The STEAM/HOT WATER light will flash. When this occurs return the STEAM/HOT WATER dial to the STANDBY position.

    • Turn off steam BEFORE taking the tip out of the milk.

      TIP: Water is automatically released into the drip tray after the steam and hot water functions to ensure the thermocoil is at the optimal temperature for extracting espresso. This is normal. If you find water around the front of the machine, ensure the drip tray is firmly pushed in place after using the steam/ hotwater functions.