Dose basket: 7-9 g single; 14-18 g double; 21 – 27 g triple
Leveling of grounds into dosing chamber
Tamp the ground firmly: 30-50 lbs. / 14-23 kg of pressure
Clean portafilter rim of grounds
Insert the portafilter into the group head
Start the pump and brew into preheated cup
Observe the flow 20-30 seconds: 1-1.5 oz. single volume; 25-30 seconds: 2-3.0 oz. double; 30-40 seconds: 3-4.5 oz. triple.
Serve or use to make espresso-based beverage
Remove portafilter, knock out spent grounds and wipe clean
Return portafilter to ground head to keep pre-heated
Brewing the Perfect Cup of Coffee
The Six Essentials
Three-to-four-minute brew time
Water temperature at 200O F (+/- 5O F)
Level coffee bed
Add proper amount of grind per pot
Clean coffee machine, brew funnels and glass decanters
Proper amount of water
Important Coffee Facts
Do not pre-pour coffee grounds into filters and stack them. Coffee grounds lose their freshness when exposed to the air and will absorb foreign odors. The surrounding odors will destroy a pot of coffee.
Shake the brew filter with coffee grounds before putting in the coffee machine to ensure the bed is level. This will ensure an even coffee brew.
Never allow coffee and brew funnel to sit in the machine before brewing, as drying and staling will occur from the heat and moisture in the tank.
Ensure the undercarriage above the brew funnel is clean, as rancid oils may collect and ruin a perfect pot of coffee.
Coffee machines should be cleaned regularly during the operating day by wiping with a damp cloth.
Coffee should not be brewed using soft water.
Dump grains immediately after completion of the brew.
Never add the remains from an old pot of coffee with a freshly brewed pot. If there is half a cup of coffee left in a pot, dispose of it.
Never serve coffee from a pot in the middle of a brew cycle.
Maintaining Coffee and Equipment
Use a de-liming spring to clean water lines. This will keep a proper brew time.
Ensure the spray head is clean and all six holes have constant water flow to ensure an even spread of water over the bed of coffee. Use a toothpick to clean the holes. (Always keep an extra spray head in the event of loss).