Espresso drinks are made from finely ground coffee beans infused with steam and are enjoyed by people all over the world. The Mr. Coffee Espresso and Cappuccino Maker is an inexpensive way to enjoy espresso drinks in your home. By following a few simple steps, you can become your own barista by using the Mr. Coffee Espresso to create your own espressos at home and try to know Mr coffee’s espresso machine how to use them.
Make an espresso
1 Turn the button on the top left side of the espresso machine in the middle position (off) to be sure that the espresso machine is off.
2 Remove the cover on the top of the machine to open the water tank.
3 Use the decanter (jug) to fill the reservoir with the appropriate level of water depending on the amount of espresso you plan to make. The ECM150 decanter has marks for 2 and 4 cups, as well as a water level indicator to use for steaming. For amounts other than 2 or 4 cups, just adjust the water level based on the decanter brands. Be careful not to overfill the tank.
4 Replace the tank cover. The cover should be screwed on firmly, but not too tight. If the lid is too tight, you might have difficulty unscrewing it later due to the pressure created by the steam.
5 Scoop quantity of espresso coffee into the filter, and hermetically packaged using the bottom of the excavator. The filter basket is marked with numbers that correspond to those of the decanter. Similar to water, be sure not to overload the filter basket.
6 Place the filter in the brew basket and insert it into the espresso machine. There are teeth on the edge of the filter basket that match the holes under the top of the espresso machine. If you start with the handle to the left, and push, the teeth will slide into the grooves. Turn the handle to the right until it will not go any further.
7 Turn the knob to the espresso machine rearwardly of the machine in the position “brew”, which will be marked by a small cup of coffee icon. Depending on how much espresso you are making, brewing usually won’t take more than a few minutes. Do not stand too close to the machine, hot steam will come out near the tank cover.
8 Turn the knob back to the center (off) position after the brewing process is complete.
9 Pour the espresso from the decanter into small cups. Small espresso cups can be purchased at most home goods stores, and are generally inexpensive. Use caution when handling the decanter and pouring the espresso, as it will be very hot. If you want to use the brewed espresso for drinking a glass of latte or a cappuccino, pour it into a larger cup. Mugs designed specifically for lattes and cappuccinos are also available at home merchandise stores at varying prices.
10 Turn the knob to the espresso machine to the middle position (off) to be sure that the espresso machine is off.
11 Remove the cover on the top of the machine to open the water tank.
12 Rinse any espresso or espresso grounds in the decanter.
13 Use the decanter (jug) to fill the tank with the appropriate level of water needed to create steam. This level is marked on the decanter with a small icon representing a jet of steam. You should be careful not to overfill the reservoir.
14 Replace the tank cover. Again make sure it is secure but too tight.
15 Pour the milk, half and half, or cream into steel frothing ceramic or stainless steel pitcher. If you don’t have a foam launcher, you can use a cup or even the ECM150’s decanter. The amount of milk you use is entirely up to you, but be careful to leave enough room in the frothing pitcher for the froth that will be created.
16 Turn the knob on the espresso machine towards the front of the machine to the “steam” position, which will be marked with a small icon representing a burst of steam.
17 Place the frothing launcher under the frothing station when the steam begins to generate. The frothing station should be slightly above the bottom of the jug.
18 Slowly move the foam launcher in a circular motion, while gradually moving downward from the post until it is just below the surface. Use caution when handling the foamer.
19 Turn the knob back to the center (off) position after you have finished frothing the milk.
20 Using a spoon to hold the frothed milk, mix the milk with the espresso.
21 Use the spoon to scoop the frothed milk on top of the espresso-milk mixture.
Tips and Warnings
Add the water to the steam before removing the filter basket. This will cool the machine down and reduce the risk of a wet pressure release when removing the basket.