Getting Started

Bezzera BZ10: Setup Guide Video

Congratulations on your new Bezzera BZ10 Espresso Machine. Watch our setup video below on this heat exchanger espresso machine to help you get started.


Step One: Inspect the Box and the Machine for Damage

  • Remove the machine from the box and place it on a stable, level surface.
  • Before turning on the machine, inspect for damage that may have occurred during shipping. If you notice any damage, contact us immediately.
  • Please note that it is normal for a small amount of water to be on the machine when it arrives. It is also normal for the portafilter to not fit perfectly at 90 degrees!

  • Save all packaging as this is needed for returns and repairs.

Step Two: Water Quality and Filling your Reservoir

  • Before we introduce any water to your machine, it’s important to test it to ensure it’s adequately soft. 
  • Use the included water test strips to verify the hardness of your water.
  • Ideally, we’re looking for a water hardness around 50ppm
  • To learn more about our recommendations for water quality, visit or click the link in the description of this video,
  • Once you’ve checked to make sure your water is perfectly softened and filtered, it’s just about time to fill the machine’s reservoir.
  • Verify the water intake lines sit at the bottom of the water tank and fill the machine’s reservoir.

Step Three: Filling your Boilers and Turning on your Machine

  • Plug in your machine and turn on the power switch
  • Right away, the machine will automatically start filling and heating the boiler.
  • After waiting about 10-15 minutes, you’re ready to pull your first shots. With coffee in your portafilter, lock it into the group head and flip the shot switch. Once you’ve reached your desired weight or volume, flip the switch again to stop the pump. 

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