In this section we will discuss how to adjust the water volume that comes out of the espresso machine. To check this we will need a single leg portafilter and a shot glass to measure the amount of water coming out of the machine.
Start by placing the empty single leg portafilter into the group head and press the dose button you would like to check. Collect the water in the shot glass so we can measure the amount of water coming out of the machine. Remember that each dose button may be set differently so you will need to check and program each dose button individually.
Steps in adjusting the water volume
- Place the empty single leg portafilter into the group head with the empty shot glass below to collect the water.
- Hold the manual start/stop button on the group head (this will be the right most button on each group head). Hold the manual start/stop button until all the dose buttons start to blink.
- Press the dose volume that you would like to program. This will start the water pouring out of the espresso machine.
- When the water in the shot glass reaches 3.5 oz, press the manual start/stop button again to stop the water coming out of the espresso machine. It is important to note that some water will continue to pour out of the group head for a second after you stop. You want the finished product after all the water has poured out of the machine to be 3.5 oz. this means you may have to hit the manual start/stop button just before the water actually reaches the 3.5 oz mark.
- After you have done the step above, the light on the dose button that you just set will stop blinking. You can repeat the step above with the same dose button if you did not stop the water at the correct level.
- Once your dose button is programed correctly, You will have two options: You can repeat all of the steps above by selecting a new dose button within that group head, Or Exit the programing mode by pressing the start/stop button again.
You will not need to adjust the water volume on your espresso machine very often, but it is a factor that you should check every time you start making drinks on the espresso bar.