Let the steam run for a few seconds, then turn back to Standby. But don’t worry, if you just got this espresso machine, or you are thinking about getting it, we are about to guide you step-by-step how to use the Breville Barista Express to make your very first cappuccino or latte. However, it’s better if you can let the espresso machine warm up for 10-15 minutes before you actually use it, so all the parts are nice and hot. That is my suggestion. So my Breville Infuser basically drips water out out of shower screen, unlike before where it used to pour out. 2. Many people say change beans; however, it’s nothing to do with the beans. I took it back again and they replaced the pressure gauge (no part number provided) for free. Get a scale if you don’t have one. :). This tutorial is absolutely awesome! It’s as if the machine is “stuck” in descale mode, unless I depress the button to stop running water thru my ground coffee in my portafilter group head. I’ve run into the same issue. In this example we will be making a double shot. Is it really just as simple as white vinegar and water isn't strong enough to descale it and I need the tablets from Breville? I believe its a manufactures fault. This will stabilize the temperature of the machine and your mug. If you leave the machine to warm up, you will eventually find the portafilter is actually hot to the touch. If you’re making a double shot and you got between 15-18 grams, you got the perfect amount! Breville 100% sent me the descaling stuff based on the invoice. If you don't have, you will not get a consistent cup of espresso. Turn the dial back to standby. Bought lavazza oro beans set 5 for grind and 3 o clock position for grind amount came out fantastic all great then bought Vittoria oro beans and can’t get it right! Sounds a little questionable but cool none the less. Have cleaned, decalcified regularly. I’m having the same issue when I learnt on this machine at school it was perfect. Kind of like the difference between an Apple and a generic PC - nothing is that much more amazing than the cheaper systems but, overall, it oozes quality and smart design. Love this article! Are you using the single wall basket? When I first got the machine, I was struggling with a consistent cup of espresso. HOWEVER, it’s pretty easy to figure out, so don’t worry! Recently regardless of coffee grind sizing the pressure has stayed in the pre infusion level of the gauge and the coffee tastes like water (so, not the gauge itself). Ready to make your best coffee without the wait. By the way, I don’t use the automatic grind fill. Step 2- The manual says it comes pre programmed for 2oz or 1/4 cup of dispensed water but it doesn't . El portafiltro es rígido, se ve durable, se incluyen filtros sencillos para una y dos tazas así como filtros dobles para cuando compras el café ya molido. Just underwhelming espresso. Wasting a lot of beans right now! Where do I even start trouble shooting? The two most important things to remember to perfectly steam and froth the milk is Tip Position and Temperature. :/. Is the machine faulty? If the needle went over the range, try decreasing your tamping pressure next time. I would always hit the single shot button with no portafilter before pulling my next shot to clean it off. Start with a dose of 18g(or as much can fit without a significant shower screen imprint after the shot is pulled) yield of 36 grams in about 25 seconds from first drop into cup until last drop. Then it cleans itself! Hit up a local coffee shop.... Ive had my coffee beans for over a month they are a dark roast sumatran ive been buying medium roast but i ran out so i had to opt with these ive been using a single wall basket im not sure how many grams i have the knob set on medium for the double shot i have not adjusted from the inner burr im thinking of doing a descale tommorrow to see if anything changes i can try buying fresh beans from local roaster. Be sure everyone who uses the machine knows to purge the steam wand after steaming the milk! It will take a few seconds, but if your needle gets in the grey “Espresso Range”, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Help me! Create and save up to 8 personalized coffees, Automatic Micro Foam Milk Texturing: Auto steam wand, allows you to adjust the milk temperature and texture to suit your taste; Delivering barista quality micro foam that enhances the flavor of the coffee and is essential for creating latté art, Faster Heat Up Time: Innovative ThermoJet heating system achieves the optimum extraction temperature in 3 seconds; Ready to make your best coffee without the wait, Precise Espresso Extraction: Digital Temperature Control (PID) delivers water at precisely the right temperature, ensuring optimal espresso extraction, Integrated Coffee Grinder: With a single touch, the integrated conical burr grinder with dose control delivers the right amount of coffee on demand, for maximum flavor. The steam wand, powered by a dedicated steam boiler, automatically textures milk to your taste and preferred temperature, delivering barista quality silky micro-foam that enhances the flavor of coffee. ;). This was super well done and thank you. I seem to need to pry it with a screwdriver to get it off…am I missing something to make this easier? It doesn’t sound like that’s the issue, but you can get pretty good crema just by adding an extra gram or two. Do i have to stop it everytime, as it does not stop on the desired output? This is the time to pull that shot. Since you say it reached the max pressure when you put the back flush disk in the coffee or grinder is probably the problem. You don’t need to adjust the grind amount or add more coffee. I have the same problem, and to solve it i just use the double wall (pressurized) baskets.