Once you have verified your water is adequately softened and filtered, fill the machine’s removable water reservoir.
Step 3: Filling your boilers and turning on the machine
Plug in your machine and turn on the power switch
With the power on, the machine will automatically begin heating and filling the steam boiler.
The machine’s boilers will be up to temp (200°F for the brew boiler, 270°F for the steam boiler) in about 12 minutes; we recommend giving the machine an additional 10 minutes to warm up its portafilter and group head.
Also, if you want your machine ready when you wake up, we recommend picking up an outlet appliance timer that supports the machine’s wattage.
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 all the way up to begin pulling espresso, and flip it all the way down to stop.