brew recipe
fully automatic coffee machine

brew guide at a glance

cups
1 – 2

brew volume in the cup
Espresso: 25 – 35 mL
Café Crème: 80 – 120 mL

watertemperature
92-96 °C

brew time
0,5 minutes

prep time
ca. 1 minute

grind size
very fine / fine / medium / coarse

coffee recomendation
Espresso: Little acidity and high strength

Café Crème: Medium acidity and strength

tip
Clean the fully automatic machine regularly (with coffee fat remover) and descale according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This is of central importance for a consistent, high-quality coffee result in the cup and the service life of the machine.

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The fully automatic machine offers a simple and quick way at home to make reproducible drinks at the touch of a button with fresh beans and sometimes even foamed milk.
The settings and options vary depending on the device, but we would like to give you general tips here on how to set up a household automatic machine step-by-step if we don’t know the device exactly.

The respective setting options can be found in the operating instructions and differ depending on the manufacturer.

Here we have put together a practical overview with all
brew guides at a glance:

brew guide

step 1

Define drink and water volume

We start with the fully automatic machine by deciding on our target drink. Do we mainly want to drink espresso or café crème?
Most fully automatic machines for the home are equipped with only one grinder, which is why we ideally focus on one drink when setting it up.
So we set the water volume according to the manufacturer’s instructions. We have listed the appropriate milliliters for you above.

step 2

first grind setting adjustment

With most fully automatic machines, we set the grinding degree to a fine level before the first drink, or in the case of an espresso even to the finest level.

Attention: If we set the grinding degree finer, we make sure that the grinder is free of ground material and that there are no beans in the container.

step 3

brew and adjust

Now we start drawing our drink, stopping the time from the beginning of the brewing to the end and making a note of it. This will give us a good guideline for setting up later.

Now let’s try our coffee.

step 4

Check brew time

How long was your brew time?
We aim for a brew time of 25-30 seconds for many coffees.

Was your brewing time shorter? Then you can set a finer grind. If the brewing time is longer than 30 seconds, you can set a coarser grind.

Brew another cup until you reach a brewing time of 25 – 30 seconds and the grind is right.

step 5

Kaffeegeschmack

Now comes the most important step:

How does the coffee taste?
You can turn the following screws depending on your palate:

Coffee is too acidic
Increase the water temperature / decrease the degree of grinding

Coffee is too bitter
Decrease water temperature / increase degree of grinding

Coffee is not strong enough
Increase the amount of coffee / reduce the water volume / finer the grind

We’ll now make any necessary adjustments and brew another cup until we’re satisfied with the result.

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To do this, we follow these steps:

How does the coffee taste?
You can turn the following screws depending on your palate:

Coffee is too acidic
Increase the water temperature / decrease the degree of grinding

Coffee is too bitter
Decrease water temperature / increase degree of grinding

Coffee is not strong enough
Increase the amount of coffee / reduce the water volume / finer the grind

We’ll now make any necessary adjustments and brew another cup until we’re satisfied with the result.

Here is a short overview list for the coffee brew guide

How To: A step-by-step guide to setting up the fully automatic coffee machine

With the right tips you can set up your fully automatic coffee machine correctly!

kaffeevollautomat
prep time: 1 minute

equipment:

- fully automatic coffee machine
- stopwatch

material:

- coffee beans freshly roasted and AWESOME! 😁

the steps to prepare coffee:

First we determine the target drink: for example an espresso with 25mL or a café crème with 125mL. The procedure remains the same.
kaffeevollautomat 1
Depending on the model, we start with a fine grind. Caution: Only set the grinding degree finer when the machine is running or when the bean container is empty!
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Now we brew a drink and time from the beginning of the brewing to the end and record it. This time allows us to make adjustments in the next step.
kaffeevollautomat
How long was your brew time? We aim for a brewing time of 25-30 seconds for many coffees. Was your brewing time shorter? Then you can set a finer grind. If the brewing time is longer than 30 seconds, you can set a coarser grind. Brew another cup until you reach a brewing time of 25 – 30 seconds and the degree of grinding is right.
kaffeevollautomat 2
Now comes the most important step: How does the coffee taste? You can turn the following screws depending on your palate: degree of grinding, water temperature, amount of coffee, water volume. We'll show you how! 😁
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