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Capresso C1300 Espresso Machine, Part II

Updated on January 26, 2010

Below the LCD display and brewing knobs is a small hidden door that opens from the right to reveal the programming knob. The programming knob is labeled with numbers 1 to 9, each corresponding to its own option including: brewing temperature, auto shut-off, display language, as well as selections for water hardness and to activate your Claris water filter. In order to brew, however, the knob needs to be in position 1. From there, turning the knob to any of the positions will display the option you have chosen on the display screen, as well as how it is currently set. You can also commence the rinse, cleaning, and decalcification cycles, and view the number of completed decalcification and brewing cycles using the programming knob.

Getting Ready To Use Your Capresso C1300 Espresso Machine

The two most important things you need before brewing are fairly obvious: water and coffee. Although the C1300's burr grinder is very heavy duty, it is sensitive to things such as oily, flavored, or frozen beans. So always make sure your beans have thawed for at least 3 to 4 hours, and grind up oily or flavored beans for use in a separate grinder before putting them in the bypass doser. Hard water can also cause some harm to espresso machines by leaving calcium deposits behind. To avoid this, you can set up the included Claris Water Filtration system to filter your water before it makes it to the boiler. Once you've filled the bean hopper and reservoir, it's simply a matter of turning the machine on and waiting a mere 60 seconds for the aluminum Thermo Coila boiler to heat up before you're ready to brew.

Making Your Drink With The Capresso C1300 Espresso Machine

Given the number of options for volume and dosage, brewing is surprisingly easy. Simply start by selecting the number of cups you want to brew and the flavor strength you prefer. Then choose the number of ounces you would like to be dispensed. When you've made your selections, press the brewing button and the machine will begin grinding beans, tamp the grounds, brew your espresso, and deposit the spent grounds in the internal dump box. A guideline to keep in mind is that the more coffee you're brewing, the coarser your grind setting should be. For instance, if you're making a single or double shot for a cappuccino, latte, or americano, you'll want a finer grind setting. However, making a café crema (which is the result of pulling 6-8 oz of water through the coffee) will require a coarser setting to achieve good flavor. These grinding adjustments need to be made while the grinder is running.

Your beverage is then dispensed through the coffee spouts in the very center of the machine, which are adjustable to accommodate cups that are up to 3.88 inches in height. If you're using the bypass doser with ground coffee, be sure to choose one of the pre-ground options with the cup selection dial, and fill the bypass with up to 14 grams of ground coffee before pressing the brew button. Also, keep in mind that if you have chosen a 2-cup setting, the C1300 will dispense double the amount of liquid you selected with the liquid volume knob.

Continued In Capresso C1300 Espresso Machine, Part III


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