Getting Started

LUCCA X58 Espresso Machine: Setup Guide

Congratulations on your new Quick Mill LUCCA X58 Espresso Machine. In this video, you should find everything you to need to set up and operate your heat exchanger, E61 espresso machine.

Step 1: 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.
  • Save all packaging as this is needed for returns and repairs.

Step 2: Water quality and your machine

Before introducing any water to the machine, it’s important to test it to make sure it is adequately soft.

  • Use the included water test strip to verify the softness of your water. Ideally, we’re looking for softness around 50 ppm.
  • For more information on water, take a look at or click the link in the video's description above.
  • Once you have verified your water is adequately softened and filtered, fill the machine’s removable water reservoir.

Step 3: Turning on the machine and filling your boiler

  • Plug in your machine and turn on the power switch.
  • With the power on, the machine will automatically begin heating and filling the boiler. 
  • We’ll need to give the machine at least 15 minutes to heat. 
  • Even when the boiler is up to temperature, the machine will need time to warm up the E61 group head to ensure temperature stability.
  • At this point, your machine is about ready to pull your first shots.


  • Since this machine is a heat exchanger, the steam boiler will run a bit hot. It’s important to remember to flush water through the group head to achieve an ideal brew temperature. We recommend about 15 seconds for a standard cooling flush. With the portafilter removed, you should be able to hear the temperature drop from a slight hiss to a quiet trickle.
  • Now that we have cooled our brew temperature, we’re ready to pull shots! With coffee in your portafilter, lock it into the group head and lift the brew lever to begin pulling espresso. When you’d like to stop your shot, return the brew lever to its off position.

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