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Espresso Coffee Machine

au ons should always be followed:

Before using any electrical appliance, the following basic prec
1.   Read all instruc ons carefully
2.   Before use check that the voltage of wall outlet corresponds to rated voltage marked on the ra ng plate.
3.   This appliance has been incorporated with a grounded plug. Please ensure the wall outlet in your house is
       well earthed.
4.   To Protect against fire, electric shock and injury to persons do not immerse cord, plug in water or any 
5.   Remove plug from wall outlet before cleaning and when not in use. Allow appliance to cool down 
       completely before detaching from the mains.
6.   Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug.
       If the appliance malfunc ons, or is dropped or damaged in any manner, take the appliance to the nearest
       authorized service facility for examina on, repair or electrical or mechanical adjustment.
7.   The use of accessories or a achments not recommended by the appliance manufacturer may result in 
       fire, electric shock or injury  to persons.
8.   Place appliance on flat surface or table, do not hang power cord over the edge of table or counter.
9.   Ensure the power cord does not touch the hot surface of the appliance.
10. Do not place the coffee maker on the surface or beside an open flame.
11. To disconnect, remove plug from wall outlet. Always hold the plug. Never pull the cord.
12. Do not use appliance for other than intended use and place it in a dry environment.
13. Close supervision is necessary when your applaince is being used near children.
14. Be careful when using the steam func on to avoid burns due to negligence.
15. Do not touch any hot surface of the appliance.
16. Do not let the coffee maker operate without water in tank.
17. This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or 
       mental capabili es, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or 
       instruc ons concerning use of the appliances by a person responsible for their safety.
18. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with appliance.
19. Do not use outdoors.
20. Save these instruc on.
       This appliance is intended for domes c use only.
       This appliance is not a commercial appliance.
       This appliance is not a vending machine.




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(MUST DO before you install your machine for regular use or aft

er long periods of unuse)

To ensure the first cup of coffee tastes excellent,you should f

lush the internal water pathways of the coffee 

maker with hot water as follows:




Pour water into water tank, the water level should not exceed t

he “MAX” mark in the tank. 

       Note:this tank is detachable and can be pulled out for e

asy cleaning.




Set the portafilter basket into the portafilter (4). Do not fil

l with coffee. Insert the portafilter into the 

      brewing head and lock it in place - The principle is simi

lar to the locking of the cover of a pressure cooker,

      only in the case of an espresso coffee maker it is upside

 down and anti clockwise 




Place an empty cup on the drip tray (8) below the portafilter.M

ake sure the steam control knob (11) is in 

      the minimum position and the Temparature button (2) is to

ggled to the Brew postion

STEP 4.  

Connect to power source, turn the mains power button (1.) to on


, the power indicator light will illuminate.

      Wait a few minutes until the temparature indicator light 

illuminates in a green color. This indicates that 

      water is heated up to the brew temparature and the machin

e is ready for an espresso.

Press down the pump control button (3.) to start the flow of wa

STEP 5. 


ter. A whirring sound will be heard 

      indicating that the pump is functioning and drawing water

 from the water tank. Water will begin to flow

      from the portafilter and fall into the cup. You can stop 

the flow of water by pressing the pump control 

      button and bringing it back to standby position.

Note: There may be noise when pumping the water for the first  me, This is normal, since the air is being 

      released from the pump and this results in a loude whirring sound. A er about 30 seconds, the noise will
      reduce to a normal humming sound.




For Steaming, toggle the temparature control button to steam po

sition to begin heating up the water to 

      a higher temperature. The green light will turn off and i

n a few minutes turn on again indicating a higher 

      temperature has been reached to allow steaming.



VERY GENTLY, turn the steam knob anticlockwise, releasing the s

team through the steam wand.

       There will be a sharp release of hot water at first, fol

lowed by steam. 


Note: Never turn the steam control bu on rapidly, as the steam will gush out with force which may 

       increase the poten al risk of burns. 



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To make a good cup of Espresso, correct temparature is of prime


Preheating is a procedure to ensure optimum water temparatures 

for that perfect tasting espresso. 

Preheating simply means releasing some hot water through an emp

ty portafilter basket. This allows fresh 

water from the tank to flow into the boiler, bringing the tempa

rature down and firing up the heater coil to 

begin maintaining the water temparature to the programmed setti

ng. This is temparature regulation.Also, 

the hot water keeps the portafilter basket warm so that the cof

fee powder which you place in it also absorbs 

some of the heat before coming in contact with the hot water fr

om the boiler. This adds to the flavour of the

 espresso shot. We recommend to follow the preheating procedure

 everytime you make an espresso shot 

and inbetween espresso shots as well as well as after an overni

ght shutoff or after long periods during the

 day. Preheating is extremely important after switching from st

eam to brewing temparatures. Always

 preheat the coffee maker after you have finished steaming and 

the temparature button has been toggled 

to brew.



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For preheating, repeat steps 1 to 5 as listed in Section B - 'B

efore The First Use'. 





       After Preheating, remove the portafilter by turning it i

n clockwise(right to left), clamp the basket to prevent 

       it from falling off and turn the portafilter down to rem

ove excess water from the basket. Add coffee powder 

       to the basket with the measuring spoon provided, then ti

ghtly press the ground coffee powder using the

       tamping disc on the opposite end of the spoon to compact

 the powder. For a single espresso shot, use the

       single espresso portafilter basket and fill with one spo

on (flattened, not heaped)of coffee powder.

       For a double shot of espresso, fill the basket with two 

spoons (flattened, not heaped) and place two espresso 

       cups below the portafilter, one below each spout


       Insert the portafilter into the brewing head as explaine

d above.

STEP 3. 

       For a single shot, place an empty cup below the portafit

er in the centre, such that the brew from both 

       spouts will fall into the cup. For a double shot, place 

two cups side by side, one below each spout such that 

       the brew from each spout falls into the respective cup.

STEP 4. 

       Make sure the brew/steam button is in the brew mode and 

the temparature indicator light has turned green 

       (photo). The green light indicates the temperature is id

eal for brewing. Now, start the pump to allow water 

       to be pumped through the portafilter. In a few seconds, 

the coffee will start flowing out from the Portafilter.


 Note: During brewing coffee or making steam, it is normal that the green indicator in the temparature 

       bu on is likely to intermi ently turn off and turn green again, it only means that the heater coil is working


       to keep the temperature at the desired range.


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STEP 5. 

       Stop the pump by pressing the pump button again after ab

out 30ml of coffee has poured out.

       30ml of coffee is an ideal espresso shot from one spoon 

(about 7-8 grams of ground coffee powder ).

       Twice the quantity for a double espresso i.e. 60 ml from

 two spoons (about 16 grams of coffee powder).


STEP 6. 

       Release the portafilter from the brewing head, discard t

he used coffee powder residue, rinse the steel mesh 

       and you are ready to make your next espresso.


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       First prepare a shot of espresso.


       Toggle the temparature control button to the steam posit




STEP 3. 

       The green light will turn off and light up again after a

bout a minute indicating that the machine is ready to 

       generate steam. Toggling the temparature button to steam

 triggers the boiler to raise the water temparature 

       for steam generation and the green light switches off fr

om the brew position and comes on again after the

       higher temparature has been achieved.

STEP 4. 

        Fill a small jug (preferably a frothing jug) with the d

esired quantity to milk (usually 50 to 100ml depending 

        on personal choice). Always fill jug maximum halfway, s

ince the frothing is going to raise the volume of the 

        milk considerably.

STEP 5. 

        Place the jug below the steam wand such that the steam 

wand is inserted into the milk to a depth of about 

       2cms from the top. VERY GENTLY turn the steam knob antic

lockwise, releasing the steam into the milk. 

       Gently raise and lower the jug allowing the steam to ent

er throughout the volume of the milk. Place the tip 

       of the wand just below the surface of the milk for extra

 froth. With the little practice, you will get knack of 

       perfect frothing.

Note: Never turn the steam control bu on rapidly, as the steam will gush out with force which may

        increase the poten al risk of burns.


Note :There is an ini al release of water (about 5-10 ml) from the steam wand before the steam starts to 

       come out.


STEP 6. 

        When the required purpose is reached, you can turn the 

steam control knob to the minimum position

        (see fig.2) and toggle the temparature control button b

ack to the brew position to avoid overheating.


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       Turn the temparature control knob from steam to brew.


       Place an empty cup below the steam wand


       Release the residual steam in the boiler by gently turni

ng the steam control knob to open completely.

       Let the steam flow out for about 10 to 15 seconds.


       Keeping the steam knob open, switch on the pump. Hot wat

er will flow out of the steam wand.

       Allow the water to flow until the temparature indicator 

light switches off.


       Stop the pump and close the steam knob.


Purging is the procedure to clean the insides of the steam wand

       Switch the machine off or make your next espresso.

 after frothing milk, with the purpose of

eliminating any droplets of milk that might have entered the st

eam tip during frothing. This is extremely 

important to prevent the formation of milk solids in the steam 

tip and prevent clogging as well as to 

eliminate the risk of bacteria. When you turn off the steam kno

b to stop the flow of steam after frothing is

 completed, a vaccum is created in the steam wand which draws i

n a little amount of milk. This is what we 

attempt to clean by purging.Make sure the portafilter (empty or

 filled with coffee) is loaded into the

 brewing head when performing the purging procedure.


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reshly ground coffee.Order coffee from a roastery 

1.    The secret of great coffee is using freshly roasted and f
       in small batches and on a regular basis. This way you ensure that you are always ge ng a supply of fresh 
       Coffee every  me they roasted a batch. Typically, if you drink one coffee a day, you would need to order 


2.    Ask for a fine grind or espresso grind. The par cle size you are looking for 
        is the size of table salt or sand.
3.    If you plan to grind coffee beans at home, get a burr grinder - manual or electric.
 4.   Do not re-use the coffee a er brewing, once brewed, the coffee loses it's oils that 
       impart flavour and what is le  are the acids which impart a bi er, weak taste.

       For more informa on and loads of ar cles and videos on coffee brewing, please visit:


 pack of 250 gms per month.


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1.    Cut of the power source and let the coffee maker cool dow

n completely before cleaning.

2.    Clean the body of the espresso coffee maker with damp spo

nge and clean the water tank, drip tray and

       removable shelf regularly with clean water and keep to d



  Note: Do not clean with alcohol or solvent cleanser. Never immerse the machine in water for cleaning.

3.   Clean all the attachments in water and dry thoroughly



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*     To make sure your coffee maker operates efficiently, inte

rnal piping, that is the paths of water flow inside 

       the machine should be free of any mineral deposits so th

at the correct flavour of coffee is maintained.

*     Just as other appliances in your home, the frequency of t

he descaling will depend on the quality of water 

        in your area.
       Descaling can be done with commercially available descal

e and the recipe would depend on the instructions

       provided. Descaling can also be done with 1:4 parts of v

inegar or citric acid with filtered water.

Step 1.

       Fill the water tank half way with the correct proportion

 of the descaling agent or the vinegar infused water.

Step 2.

       Place the empty portafilter with the basket inserted in 

the brewing head. 


       Turn on the machine and place a cup below the portafilte



       Press the pump button like you would be making an espres

so. Remove about 150-200 ml of water.


       Press the temparature button to steam and release some s

team form the wand continously for about a 



       Perform steps 4 and 5 totally three times.

       By following this procedure all the water pathways have 

been cleaned or flushed with the descaling agent.

       Fill the tank with fresh water again and run the same cy

cles as above to remove any residual traces of the 

       descaling agent. Taste the hot water to check for any tr

aces of vinegar or descaling agent and make sure to 


       make your espresso only if you can taste pure hot water.



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Water leaks from the bottom

Please check the drip tray 

of the coffee make



of excess water.

Water tank is not inserted properly.

Empty drip tray.

Check if the water tank is inserted

 properly into place.

 It should be pressed down competely, 

snugly into place.

Water leaks from shower 


Coffee powder is clogged 

in the steel filter mesh


Place the steel filter in boiling 

water for 10 min. The excess

coffee will dissolve



There is an acidic taste in 

the coffee. 

There could be still traces

of vinegar after mineral

deposit cleaning procedure.

The coffee powder has been 

oxidised due to improper

storage in damp environment.

Follow procedure as 

explained in 

“Before first use” several 


Always use fresh coffee.

Store in refrigerator if




The steam is unable to froth 


The steam is passing out

with to much force.

Control the steam knob
so that steam is passing


Please do not a empt to repair the appliance by yourself.


Contact the service center.


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There is no steam released from

 the steam wand

The steam tip is clogged with milk


Let the machine cool down completely

remove the panarello.

Unscrew the steam tip. Clean the milk 

solids with a pin through the hole, 

wash under water.

Screw the tip back and perform the 

purging Procedure as in section G.