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1.01.2

Minor Versionm

by Matt P. Lamparter

Introduction

Published by Alan Cheville with contributions from Matt P. Lamparter, Ryder R. Nance and Daniel T. Vasquez.

  1. In order to offset the cost of coffee beans, we have instituted a coffee club.  Those who wish to use the espresso machine must pay $20 to join the club.
    • In order to offset the cost of coffee beans, we have instituted a coffee club. Those who wish to use the espresso machine must pay $20 to join the club.

    • Please see the Lab Director to join the coffee club.

    • Note that the badging box attached to the espresso machine will check both a user's authorization, as well as their coffee club status.

  2. The espresso machine has to pre-heat water to 200 degrees Fahrenheit before you can make coffee, this can take up to five minutes if the machine is not already turned on.
    • The espresso machine has to pre-heat water to 200 degrees Fahrenheit before you can make coffee, this can take up to five minutes if the machine is not already turned on.

    • To get started first insert your Maker card in the access box, wait for the box to glow green. If the espresso machine is not already powered up, press the Power button on the espresso machine.

    • The lights around the machine buttons will illuminate and the Power button will flash while the machine warms up. The current water temperature is displayed.

  3. Check the water level through the window in the center of the machine just below the coffee dispenser.  If the level is low, please add more. Water can be found in a gallon jug in the cabinet below the sink. You can add more water by pressing the small circular indent on top of the machine to reveal the water entry port. Note that if the badging box is not green (ie you are authorized) the FILL TANK indicator will flash on the espresso machine LCD.
    • Check the water level through the window in the center of the machine just below the coffee dispenser. If the level is low, please add more. Water can be found in a gallon jug in the cabinet below the sink.

    • You can add more water by pressing the small circular indent on top of the machine to reveal the water entry port.

    • Note that if the badging box is not green (ie you are authorized) the FILL TANK indicator will flash on the espresso machine LCD.

    • Make sure the bean hopper has enough beans. Additional beans can be found in a bag in the refrigerator below the espresso machine.

  4. Use the warm up time to rinse out all the accessories you will need in the sink and then dry them.  If you are going to heat milk wipe off the steamer with a wet rag. Make sure the filter basket (silver cup with holes in the bottom) is in one of the portafilters (the things with the black handles).  Pulling a shot of espresso without this basket will blow hot coffee grounds all over you when you make coffee!
    • Use the warm up time to rinse out all the accessories you will need in the sink and then dry them. If you are going to heat milk wipe off the steamer with a wet rag.

    • Make sure the filter basket (silver cup with holes in the bottom) is in one of the portafilters (the things with the black handles). Pulling a shot of espresso without this basket will blow hot coffee grounds all over you when you make coffee!

  5. Insert the portafilter into the grinder on the left side of machine.  It attaches at an angle as shown in the photo.
    • Insert the portafilter into the grinder on the left side of machine. It attaches at an angle as shown in the photo.

  6. Pull the handle to the right (counter clockwise from the top) past the middle position and you will hear the grinder start.  Allow the handle to return to the middle position.
    • Pull the handle to the right (counter clockwise from the top) past the middle position and you will hear the grinder start. Allow the handle to return to the middle position.

    • When the grinding sound stops rotate the handle back to the left (clockwise from the top) to remove it.

  7. Insert the portafilter into the grouphead at the center of the machine.  Again the handle should be pointed left and rotated right (CCW) until it is pointing directly out from the front of the espresso machine.
    • Insert the portafilter into the grouphead at the center of the machine. Again the handle should be pointed left and rotated right (CCW) until it is pointing directly out from the front of the espresso machine.

    • Do not over-torque the handle!

  8. Place your cup under the portafilter.
    • Place your cup under the portafilter.

    • If you want to make espresso, cappuccino, or latte, press the front panel buttons to select a single shot or double shot and begin pulling the espresso.

    • If you wish to make an americano (espresso + hot water, similar to standard coffee) rotate the Americano knob to select a size. Then press the knob to begin pulling the shot. Water will be added automatically at the end.

    • The espresso will come out the portafilter. If you are making an Americano then hot water dispenses behind the portafilter after the espresso shot is pulled. Make sure your cup is far enough back to catch all of the liquid.

    • If you aren't steaming milk you can skip ahead to Cleaning Up.

  9. Locate the stainless pitcher.  The milk will expand in volume as it froths so filling the pitcher with milk halfway is usually about the right amount. Clean the steamer wand well with a rag rinsed in hot water. When the steamer first starts it will spit out water which will cause the milk to go everywhere.  Take a rag, carefully hold it under the steamer wand, and push the lever on the right of the machine up to release steam for about 3 seconds.
    • Locate the stainless pitcher. The milk will expand in volume as it froths so filling the pitcher with milk halfway is usually about the right amount.

    • Clean the steamer wand well with a rag rinsed in hot water.

    • When the steamer first starts it will spit out water which will cause the milk to go everywhere. Take a rag, carefully hold it under the steamer wand, and push the lever on the right of the machine up to release steam for about 3 seconds.

    • Hot steam can burn. Use common sense and be careful when using steam

    • Put the pitcher on the bed of the machine and lower the wand into the milk. Ensure that the white band on the wand is submerged in the milk. If the level of milk is below the white band you need to add more milk.

  10. Rotate the SELECT knob to set your desired milk temperature.  136F is a good starting point. Now press the knob in and release.  While the arrow to the right is blinking you can rotate the knob to set your desired milk texture:  cappuccino (more foam), latte (less foam), or in between. Push the handle on the right side of the machine down to release steam.
    • Rotate the SELECT knob to set your desired milk temperature. 136F is a good starting point.

    • Now press the knob in and release. While the arrow to the right is blinking you can rotate the knob to set your desired milk texture: cappuccino (more foam), latte (less foam), or in between.

    • Push the handle on the right side of the machine down to release steam.

    • You will see the current milk temperature on the display to the right of the control panel. Wait until you have reached your desired set point and the steam stops before removing the pitcher.

    • Remove the milk pitcher then using the rag wipe ALL the milk residue off the wand. Make sure to keep the wand in the upward position, pointed away from the bed of the machine.

    • Push the wand towards the machine. It will dispense steam for five bursts to clean the inside of the wand. STAND BACK!

    • Remove the portafilter by rotating to the left.

    • Using a sharp downward blow, knock the puck of used coffee grounds into the knock box located to the left of the espresso machine. Whack the portafilter (facing down) on the bar to loosen the puck.

    • Wipe up any coffee spills on the counter or the machine.

    • Rinse the portafilter and basket in hot running water then put it back in the group head. Leaving the portafilter in the group head is standard practice to keep it warm for the next user.

    • Remove your card and enjoy your coffee!

    • Remember that not cleaning up after yourself may cause you to lose your certification!

    • In addition to completing the certification, you will need to join the coffee club in order to use the espresso machine. Please see the Lab Director to join.

Conclusion

This is the conclusion. Can we link [here|http:.cpm]?

Alan

Member since: 08/31/2017

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If the coffee machine gives an error see the lab director. Here is a good discussion on some of the more subtle errors and ways to fix them:

http://www.coffeegeek.com/forums/espress...

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