Congratulations on your new LUCCA S58 Espresso Machine by Profitec. Watch our setup video below on this dual boiler, E61 espresso machine to help you get started.
Step 1: Inspect the box and the machine for damage
- Remove the machine and under counter box from the packaging. We recommend saving all of the packing materials and boxes.
- Set the machine on a solid, level surface.
- Inspect the machine for damage. If you find any damage, please contact us immediately.
Step 2: Setting up the under counter box
- Note: In order to set up the machine you’ll need a hole in your counter that measures 2 inches in diameter directly under or behind the machine.
- Place the under counter box in cabinet under the machine, ensuring that it is set on a solid level surface. This will ensure safety and result in silent operation by reducing vibration.
- We’ll route this female power cable, this smaller power cable, and the machine’s braided line through the hole in the countertop.
- Connect the two power cables to their respective ports on the back of the box as shown. We’ll address the braided water line in a moment.
Step 3: Water Quality and Plumbing in 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 a softness below 50 ppm.
- Please read The Importance of Water and Your Machine to learn more about our recommendations for water quality.
- Now that we’ve verified our water is softened and filtered, we’ll first connect the water line that extends from the box to the machine on top of the counter. Thread it through the hole in the counter, hand tighten it to the water inlet on the underside of the machine, and then give it a quarter turn with a wrench.
- At this point, if you plan to use the machine’s internal reservoir you can simply fill it with water now and continue to step 4.
- If you plan to direct plumb the machine, we’ll proceed to fasten one end of the loose braided line to the pump inlet on top of the machine’s under-counter case until it is hand tight, then turn it a quarter turn with an adjustable wrench.
- Fasten the other end of the braided line to your water line.
- Now we’ll turn this valve on the machine’s under counter box such that it points toward the water spout icon. Next, we’ll flip this switch on rear of the box toward the spout icon.
- Open your water line and check for leaks at all the connection points
Step 4: Filling your boilers and turning on the machine
- Plug in your machine and turn it on
- With the water line open and the machine powered on, it will automatically begin filling the boilers. You’ll know the boilers are full when you hear the pump shut off.
- Give the machine at least 20 minutes to come up to temperature. While the PID displays that the water in the boiler is at its target temperature rather quickly, it’ll take a little longer for the machine’s group head to warm up.
At this point, your machine is ready to pull your first shots. With coffee in your portafilter, lock it into the group head and simply lift the brew lever to begin pulling espresso.