Steam PROEspresso &CappuccinoMachineModel #304 Instructions Warranty
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDSWhen using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should alwaysbe followed, including the following: Read all instructions. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs. To protect against fire, electric shock and personal injury do not immersecord, plugs, or appliance in water or other liquid. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or nearchildren. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to coolbefore putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning the appliance. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after theappliance malfunctions, or has been damaged in any manner. Returnappliance to the nearest authorized service facility for examination, repairor adjustment. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliancemanufacturer may result in fire, electric shock or personal injury. Do not use outdoors. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter, or touch hot surfaces. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven. Always attach plug to appliance first, then plug cord into the wall outlet.To disconnect, turn the power switch off, then remove plug from walloutlet. Do not use appliance for other than intended use. Use extreme caution when disposing hot steam. Appliances with Glass Containers.A. The container is designed for use with this appliance. It must never beused on a range top.B. Do not set a hot container on a wet or cold surface.C. Do not use a cracked container or a container having a loose orweakened handle.D. Do not clean container with cleansers, steel wool pads, or otherabrasive material.SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS2
SPECIAL CORD SET INSTRUCTIONSRegarding your Cord Set:A. A short power-supply cord (or detachable power-supply cord) is to beprovided to reduce risks resulting from becoming entangled in or trippingover a longer cord.B. Longer detachable power-supply cords or extension cords are available andmay be used if care is exercised in their use.C. If a long detachable power-supply cord or extension cord is used, (1) themarked electrical rating of the detachable power-supply cord or extensioncord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance, (2)if the appliance is of the grounded type, the extension cord should be agrounding type 3-wire cord, and (3) the longer cord should be arranged sothat it will not drape over the counter top or table top where it can bepulled on by children or tripped over.D. This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). As asafety feature, this plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If theplug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit,contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature.CAUTION:This appliance is for household use. Any servicing other than cleaning and usermaintenance should be performed by an authorized service representative. Do not immerse base in water or try to disassemble. To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not remove the base. No userserviceable parts inside. Repair should be done by authorized servicepersonnel only. Check voltage to be sure that the voltage indicated on the name plateagrees with your voltage. Never use warm or hot water to fill the water container! Use cold water only! Keep your hands and the cord away from hot parts of the appliance duringoperation. Never clean with scouring powders or hard implements.3
Fig. 1121. Boiler cap32. Steam knob (fig. 9)3. Coffee/steam selector4. Steam pipe45. Nozzle6. Tray cover7. Drip tray8598. Filter holder in"locked" position9. Power switch1010. Glass carafe with lid611. Scoop711basketthumb guardto lockFig. 2Fig. 34
CLOSEOPENFig. 4spoutFig. 5Fig. 6coffee/steam selectorsteampositionlidFig. 7strongcoffeeopen steammildcoffeeFig. 8Fig. 9nozzlefrothingpositionsteamingpositionFig. 10Fig. 11Fig. 12inner screenFig. 13Fig. 145Fig. 15
TABLE OF CONTENTSPageIMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS. 2ILLUSTRATIONS . 41. WELCOME AND THANK YOU . 62. HOW TO REACH JURA-CAPRESSO. 63. DE-PRESSURIZING. 64. BEFORE INITIAL USE. 75. SAFETY BOILER CAP . 76. HELPFUL HINTS . 77. PREPARING ESPRESSO. 88. PREPARING CAPPUCCINO AND LATTE . 99. HOW TO STEAM/FROTH EFFECTIVELY. 1010. MAKING HOT WATER FOR TEA OR OTHER HOT BEVERAGES . 1011. CLEANING . 1012. DECALCIFYING . 10LIMITED WARRANTY . 111. WELCOME AND THANK YOUThank you for choosing the Capresso Steam PRO Espresso & CappuccinoMachine. It is the perfect starter machine for espressos, cappuccinos and lattes.With a bit of practice you will be able to produce two to four cappuccinos orlattes at a time. Please read all of the instructions in this booklet beforeoperating your new machine. Understanding and complying with theseinstructions is essential to ensure that the machine is utilized without risk andto ensure safety during operation and maintenance.2. HOW TO REACH JURA-CAPRESSOShould you require further information or if particular problems occur that arenot covered in this manual, please CALL our toll free HELP LINE: 1-800-767-3554 Monday -Thursday 8AMto 9PM, Friday 8AM to 8PM and Saturday 9AM to 5PM Eastern StandardTime. Feel free to call at any time. If you are connected to our voicemail,PLEASE DO NOT HANG UP. Leave your name, telephone number and we willreturn your call. Please also leave the model number of your Capressoproduct, in this case it is #304. FAX us at 1-201-767-9684 E-MAIL us at [email protected] VISIT our website at www.capresso.com WRITE to Jura Capresso, Inc., Customer Service, P.O. Box 775,Closter, NJ 076243. DE-PRESSURIZINGCAUTION! Never open the boiler cap and never remove the filter holder aslong as there is pressure in the boiler container. In order to check if themachine is still under pressure follow these steps:1. The machine is on, the filter holder is inserted and the boiler cap is closed.2. Place an empty cup under the frother nozzle (fig. 10).3. Move the coffee/steam selector to the steam symbol (fig. 8).4. Open the steam knob (fig. 9). Wait until all steam is released.6
5. Turn the power switch off (fig. 6).6. Open and remove the boiler cap (see chapter 5)7. It is now safe to remove the filter holder.8. Move the coffee/steam selector to the cup symbol (fig. 8).Caution: Never try to remove the filter holder with the carafe in place. Pressurecould force the filter holder down, smashing the carafe and causing severeinjuries. Always remove the carafe first.Caution: Never leave machine unattended when it is turned on (red light in thepower switch is illuminated). Always turn the machine off when finished.4. BEFORE INITIAL USECarefully unpack your machine and remove all packing materials. Wipe themachine with a damp cloth. Clean the filter holder, the basket and the carafewith water and wipe dry. The filter holder, the basket, the glass carafe and lidare dishwasher safe (upper rack, away from any heating element).Caution: Do not immerse the machine in water or any other liquid. The boilercap is not dishwasher safe. Make yourself familiar with the various parts: insertthe basket into the filter holder (fig. 2) and insert the filter holder into themachine (fig. 3). Open and close the boiler cap. Make sure the power cord isguided in the back slot so the machine sits firmly and flat on an even surface.5. SAFETY BOILER CAPTo open the boiler cap: turn the cap a quarter turn counter clockwise. Slightlylift the cap and turn another quarter turn counter clockwise and lift the cap.To close the boiler cap: Place the cap onto the boiler neck and turn clockwiseuntil cap sinks into the groove. Continue turning the cap until firmly locked.6. HELPFUL HINTS Espresso Drink: An espresso is a far richer drink with a more intense tastethan regular brewed drip coffee. An espresso is normally 1 1/2 to 2 oz. ofstrong coffee. Espresso should be served immediately after brewing. If theespresso is too strong, you can add hot water. Add sugar to taste. Preparing espresso is different than preparing regular drip coffee. The machineworks under pressure, bringing the water to a boil and then forcing it throughthe ground coffee in a short period of time. Important: The water in the boiler of the machine will get hotter during thebrewing process. Towards the end of the brewing process the water will beso hot that it would burn your espresso. Therefore you never want to processall the water through the coffee as this will result in a burnt taste. Which Coffee? Any coffee labeled "espresso" is suitable for your machine.Any coffee with at least 80% Arabica beans is ideal for espresso preparation.Check with your local coffee store. Which Grind? Steam boiler espresso machines, do not require a fine espressogrind. For maximum flavor and aroma we recommend a medium espressogrind or a fine drip grind. If you grind your own coffee we recommend using aburr or disk/burr grinder. Small blade grinders can create "coffee dust".Coffee dust can dramatically slow down the water flow during brewingresulting in bitter and overheated coffee taste. Cappuccino: 1 1/2 to 2 oz. of espresso coffee with 3 to 4 oz. of steamedand frothed milk on top. Sprinkle chocolate shavings or cinnamon on top of7
the milk froth. For a stronger taste increase the amount of coffee. For amilder taste increase the amount of milk.Latte: 1 1/2 to 2 oz. of espresso coffee with 3 to 4 oz. of steamed milk (verylittle or no milk froth).Frothing: Foamy layer of milk froth on top of hot milk.Which kind of milk? Skim milk and 1% milk will produce more milk froththan 2% or regular milk.Markings on Glass Carafe: The markings on the glass carafe help you in thepreparation of brewing and frothing.Upper rim of metal band: Maximum capacity of boiler (approx. 10 oz.).For best results always fill the boiler with 10 oz. of fresh cold water.4 cup marking: Maximum amount of espresso you should brew (approx.8 oz.). If you brew more than 8 oz. the coffee will taste burnt. Depending onthe coffee roast you might even want to brew a little less to avoid a bitter aroma.2 cup marking: (approx. 4 oz.), guide line for a double shot of espresso.Bottom line marking: Once the coffee has reached this level there is enoughpressure in the boiler for steaming and frothing.7. PREPARING ESPRESSOCaution: Do not leave the machine alone during brewing.Keep children away during brewing.1. Make sure the machine is plugged in and turned off. The glass carafe isremoved from the drip tray. Important: The steam knob (fig. 9) must be in theclosed position. The coffee/steam selector points to the cup symbol in frontof the machine (stronger coffee). Moving the coffee/steam selector to theright, accelerates brewing and decreases coffee strength.2. Fill the basket with ground coffee, using the measuring scoop (fig.1). Thebasket is marked on the inside indicating "2 cups" and "4 cups". Neveroverfill the basket. Clear any excess coffee from the rim of the filter holder.Important: it is not necessary to tamp (press down) the coffee.3. Insert the basket into the filter holder (fig. 2), then insert the filter holder intothe machine (fig. 3).4. Turn filter holder to the right until it reaches the "locked" position (fig.1,8).5. Fill the glass carafe to the upper rim of the metal band (approx. 10 oz.)with fresh, cold water.6. Unscrew the boiler cap (see chapter 5). Using the glass carafe, fill the boilerwith water (fig. 4) and close the boiler cap securely (see chapter 5).7. Place the carafe lid on the carafe so that the opening on the lid pointstowards the pouring spout of the carafe (fig. 7). Place the carafe on the driptray as shown in fig. 1.8. Turn the power switch on (fig. 6). The power switch illuminates and themachine starts heating the water.9. After approx. 2 1/2 to 3 minutes hot water will start forcing its way throughthe filter holder into the carafe.When you have enough espresso in the glass carafe turn the power switchoff and turn the coffee/steam selector to the steam symbol on the left tostop the flow. Remove the carafe and serve. Add a bit of sugar and enjoy.Tip: To avoid a "burnt taste" never process all the water through the coffee.Once the brewing noise increases and steam develops, stop the brewing.8
10. Important: Do not open the boiler cap. Do not remove the filter holder. Firstdepressurize the machine. See chapter 3.11. After de-pressurizing remove the filter holder by turning it to the left to the"open lock" symbol. Then push the thumb-guard of filter holder over thehot rim of the basket. Dump the used coffee (fig. 13) and rinse the basketand the filter holder under running water. Return the coffee/steam selectorto the cup symbol.8. PREPARING CAPPUCCINO and LATTECappuccino and Latte are the most popular espresso-based coffee drinks. It isimportant that you follow the steps below precisely, otherwise you may nothave enough steam pressure to froth and steam milk properly.1. Fill a pitcher with 6 to 8 oz. of cold milk and set aside. The pitcher shouldhave at least a 12 oz. capacity. Make sure the frother points outwards andthe black frother nozzle is in place.2. Follow steps 1 through 8 in chapter PREPARING ESPRESSO.3. After approx. 2 1/2 to 3 minutes hot water will start forcing its way throughthe filter holder into the carafe. When the espresso coffee has reached thebottom marking of the glass carafe, slide the coffee/steam selector to thesteam symbol.4. Immerse the black frother nozzle into the pitcher with the milk so that thelower part of the nozzle is completely covered in milk (fig. 12, frothingposition). The tip of the nozzle should not hit the bottom of the pitcher.5. With the right hand slowly turn the steam knob towards the steam symbol(fig. 9 &10). Steam will push out into the pitcher. The more you open thesteam knob the more steam will be released. If the steam is too powerful,turn the steam knob back to reduce the steam output. This proceduremight take a little practice (see below). Once you have injected enoughsteam into your milk, turn the steam knob back to stop the steam outputcompletely. Set the pitcher with the frothed milk aside. Caution: The steampipe is hot6. Move the coffee/steam selector back to the cup symbol. Coffee will continuebrewing into the carafe.7. Stand by and turn off the power switch when you have enough espresso inthe glass carafe. Turn the coffee/steam selector to the steam symbol on theleft to stop the flow.8. Remove the carafe and pour the espresso into your latte/cappuccino cups.Add sugar to taste. Add the steamed milk and ladle some of the froth ontop. Enjoy.9. Important: Follow steps 10 and 11 in chapter 7, "Preparing Espresso".9. HOW TO STEAM / FROTH EFFECTIVELY.The tip of the black frothing nozzle has three visible slots on top (fig. 11). If thethree slots are immersed into the milk, the steaming action will create froth (forcappuccino). If the three slots are above the milk level, the frother will injectsteam into the milk without or very little froth (for latte) (fig. 12).Recommendation: Always start with the three slots above the milk level. Thisway the steam first starts heating/steaming the milk. Then immerse the nozzlefurther into the milk to create froth. Set the steamed/frothed milk aside so thatthe froth can settle.9
10. MAKING HOT WATER FOR TEA or OTHER HOT BEVERAGESYou can use the machine to make approx. 8 oz. of hot tea or to prepare instantsoup. Fill the boiler with up to 8 oz. of water. Insert the filter holder into the machinewithout the filter basket and turn the filter holder to the right until it is locked inplace. Close the boiler cap. Make sure the coffee/steam selector is turned to thecup symbol.For tea: place one tea bag in the glass carafe.Hot instant soup: pour the dry ingredients of the instant soup into the glass carafe.Place the glass carafe with its lid underneath the filter holder.Turn the machine on and let all the water process through the filter holder into thecarafe. When no more water comes out of the filter, turn the machine off, removethe carafe and serve.11. CLEANING Always unplug the machine before cleaning. Never use scouring agents. Wait until machine has cooled down. Never immerse the machine in water or any other liquid. Never hold the machineunder running water. To clean, simply wipe off with a soft, damp cloth. Clean the filter basket, the filter holder, and the glass carafe in a hot water/mild soap solution. For your convenience, the filter holder, filter basket, andglass carafe can be put in the dishwasher's upper level, away from any heatingelement. Make sure the holes in the filter basket are free of old coffee deposits. Remove the tray cover and drip tray and clean with hot water/mild soapsolution. Replace the tray cover and drip tray and make sure the drip tray islocked in place. Wipe the inner screen with a wet cloth (fig. 15). The screen is located above thefilter holder area.CLEANING THE FROTHER NOZZLEWait until the machine has cooled down. The metal frother pipe may still be hot.Pull the frother nozzle off and thoroughly rinse under warm water. Make sure thenozzle is free of any milk deposits. Replace the frother nozzle. Make sure it is firmlypushed up the frother tube.12. DECALCIFYINGWe recommend decalcifying the machine every 3 months or more frequently if youuse hard water with this product. Remove the nozzle from the steam pipe. Fill theglass carafe with 2 oz. of white vinegar and 6 oz. of cold water and pour into theboiler. Close the boiler cap. Insert the filter holder with the basket into the machineand lock the filter holder. Place the glass carafe without the lid under the filter holderon the drip tray. Place an empty cup under the steam pipe. Make sure the coffee/steam selector points to the cup symbol and the steam knob is closed. Turn themachine on and let the solution pass through the filter holder into the machine.With the carafe about ¾-filled with solution (6 oz.), slide the coffee/steam selectorto the steam symbol. Slowly turn the steam knob to pass the solution through thesteam pipe and into the empty cup. Once steaming has stopped, close the steamknob, slide the coffee/steam selector to the cup symbol and turn the machine off.Remove and empty the carafe and cup. Allow machine to cool for about five minutesand open and remove the boiler cap. Repeat above process once or twice with only10
water to remove any vinegar taste from the machine. (Please see Cautionstatements in chapter 3, Depressurizing.)LIMITED WARRANTYThis warranty covers your CAPRESSO machine, model #304 espressomachine. The model # can be found on the bottom of the machine. Thiswarranty is in effect for one year from the date of the first consumer purchase.This warranty covers all defects in materials or workmanship (parts and labor).The warranty does NOT cover: Any machine not distributed by JURA CAPRESSO. Any machine not purchased from an Authorized JURA CAPRESSO Dealer. Commercial use of the machine. Damage caused by accident, abuse, negligence, misuse, improperoperation or failure to follow instructions contained in this manual. Any service or alteration performed by an unauthorized person, companyor association. Any glass parts, including the carafe. Any used machines bought at auctions and unauthorized websites.Other limitations and exclusions:Any implied warranties including fitness for use and merchantability are limitedin duration to the period of the express warranty set forth above and no personis authorized to assume for JURA CAPRESSO any other liability in connectionwith the sale of the machine.JURA CAPRESSO expressly disclaims liability for incidental and consequentialdamages caused by the machine. The terms "incidental damages" refers to theloss of the original purchasers time, loss of the use of the machine or othercosts relating to the care and custody of the machine. The term "consequentialdamages" refers to the cost of repairing or replacing other property which isdamaged when this machine does not work properly. The remedies providedunder this warranty are exclusive and in lieu of all others.This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have otherrights which vary from state to state.Jura Capresso, Inc.81 Ruckman Road, PO Box 775CLOSTER, NJ 07624Tel 1-800-767-3554Fax 201-767-9684email: [email protected]: www.capresso.com4C091311.
return your call. Please also leave the model number of your Capresso product, in this case it is #304. FAX us at 1-201-767-9684 E-MAIL us at [email protected] VISIT our website at www.capresso.com WRITE to Jura Capresso, Inc., Customer Service, P.