Dear Customer,
Thank you for having chosen “Jules”.
Because of American legal requirements, these user instructions are quite long-please read
them through anyway. They contain many important tips. Thank you.
The “Jules” coffee machine has been designed with feeling and passion and is continually being
improved. You are now buying a mature product that is still being manufactured on a small scale. We,
as a small firm, are not in the position to do some of the things that are possible when products are
made on a large scale!
Specifically, we are unable to settle claims for damages and third party liability!
Furthermore, there is no compensation for postage, time expenditure, bother, loss of pleasure,
psychological defects, gift unsuitability, mistaken delivery (will be exchanged), damages or injuries
caused by you or a third party.
In order to sell the “Jules” at this price, please take into consideration that we (the manufacturer as
well as the dealer) have very small profit margins. When lodging complaints, please be polite-we’ll do
everything in our power to bring you satisfaction.
We assume that you will use the machine sensibly and have bought it for the pleasure of using this
unusual object. The place of jurisdiction is in all cases Solothurn, Switzerland. When starting up the
machine for the first time, you or any subsequent owner are in agreement with this. Otherwise you are
at liberty to return the machine to the shop.
Safety instructions
Before cleaning unplug from the mains.
Never immerse in water
Use the machine sensibly!
Always keep the machine dry.
Do not use sharp objects on the machine.
Unplug if a defect occurs.
The coffee machine in not intended for industrial use.
When unplugging, always pull the plug-not the cable.
Only connect machine to a 230 volt earthed socket (3rd pin in the middle of the socket)
Check that the voltage on the type plate is the same as that of your mains electricity supply.
Opening up the machine is strictly forbidden; if the machine is opened all claims against the
warranty and product liability will be invalidated.
Steam and hot water can cause burns. Never point the steam/hot water nozzle toward the body.
Don’t touch hot machine parts.
Electric machines are not toys. Explain to children the dangers associated with the machine:
scalding and electric shock.
Therefore, use and keep machine out of the reach of children and animals. Children are not
allowed to use the machine. In households with children, always turn off machine after use and be
sure it is out of the children’s reach.
Damaged machines may not be used. Regularly check the cable for damage.
Place the machine on an even, non- slip surface. Leave sufficient space on sides and top and
only use in dry rooms.
Lay cable so that it won’t be tripped over; keep it clear of sharp edges and heating.
Always fill the tank with cold, clean (possibly filtered) water only up to “max” on the water tank. Do
not use carbonated water or any other liquids.
Repairs may only be carried out by trained specialists. Only original parts may be used. In case
of unprofessional repairs, warranty claims are not covered.
Before using the coffee machine expel all air by filling the tank with cold water and immediately
draining the water before the machine has heated up.
Each machine has been tested and then cleaned. It is possible that a few water spots or
fingerprints remain on the surface and would not justify an exchange of the machine.
Tank: Always use cold, clean (perhaps filtered) water. This way you will prolong the life of the
machine. Remove deposits from tank. Rusty particles in tap water can settle on floor of tank.
(Danger of injury!) Always replace tank in valve of machine so as to avoid leaking. A condensed
water lid accompanies tank. Do not block air hole (vacuum).
Never run machine without water.
Strainer holder should be cleaned of coffee fat every 2 weeks! Do not leave strainer holder on
machine; this will deform the rubber insert and can lead to costly repairs. Do not tighten the
strainer holder more than is necessary. This puts extra wear on the parts and will make it
necessary to tighten even further.
The machine heats up in about 2 minutes. Switch off after use.
Fitting: When heated, the plastic of the inner liner expands more than the chrome steel outside.
For this reason the lid fits loosely when cold, and tightly when hot. If the machine has been heated
up for a long time, the lid might stick a little. Turn off machine and let cool.
During continuous use (after about 3 hours) condensed water may forms on the lid. Dry the
machine again wit a cloth.
Do not expose the machine to temperatures under 0°C. Frost damages the water conducting
1. The rotary switch
“Function switch 1”
(on the right side of machine)
Machine switched off
Machine switched on, each 2 LED are lit
(during heating, each 4 LED are lit.)
The function selected with selector switch 2 will be activated. When
the required amount is reached, return to “on”.
“Selector switch 2”
(on the front of machine)
With this rotary switch the desired type of operation (i.e. product) is selected.
Control lamps
Per leg 2 LED: machine is switched on and heated up and therefore ready to use.
Per leg 4 LED: machine is heating up (bright light)
Only the front legs light up.
Before using for the first time
Check that the voltage on the type plate is the same as that of your mains electricity supply.
Before using for the first time or after a long period of non-use, drain water out for a short time
without brew head heated (immediately after switching on, all LED are lit), in this way any air in the
brew head is expelled.
Fill with water:
(mains switch position: “off”)
Remove lid.
Pull tank from valve.
Fill with cold water, and then plug into the mains.
Replace lid.
If you have spilt water, dry machine. Afterwards insert plug (in earthed socket) and turn the mains
switch to position “on”. The legs light up brightly. Place a cup under the hot water nozzle. Then turn
the selector switch (2) to position “water” (right) and then the function switch (1) to position “action”.
The pump begins to make a noise and after about 30 seconds water will flow into the cup (if the brew
head is already filled this will happen immediately), fill the cup and afterwards turn the function switch
(1) back to position “on”. After about 90 seconds the lamps on the legs will glow weaker: the machine
is ready to use.
Then run through all the functions described here in accordance with the user instructions until you
have used up a full water tank. Afterwards rinse out the tank and re-fill. You can now start enjoying
your coffee.
What you should know about the “Jules”
Whenever the appliance is switched on, two legs are lit up. The appliance is only ready to use when
the lamps on the legs glow weaker. During the heating up phase (bright light) the brew head will drip.
If the brew head overheats, the machine will automatically switch off and can only be used after it has
cooled off. If you only use the machine one to three times a day, switch it off each time by turning the
main switch (“off”). Always remove the strainer holder.
Note: During coffee brewing, the machine continues to heat up (bright light): if there is too little water
flowing through it may overheat the machine. Remedy: expel water from steam nozzle until it stops
hissing and flows smoothly.
This is also advisable after you’ve made several coffees in a row.
Possible reasons: clogged or blocked strainer holder, too tightly packed coffee powder, unsuitable or
ill-fitting bags.
What you should know about the coffee
For this machine the coffee powder should be ground not for espresso but for filter coffee or even
coarser. Only use coarsely ground coffee! Finely ground coffee can clog the strainer and due to the
strong pressure cause the strainer holder to loosen (danger of burning!) Tip: You can place a layer of
coarsely ground coffee with a layer of finely ground coffee on top. (no guarantee).
Use fresh coffee and preferably darker roasts. You will obtain a superb coffee with wonderful froth as
you have never experienced before.
Also decaffeinated coffee is perfectly suitable. Pure Arabian blends produce little froth.
Function switch
Brew head
Set in strainer here
You make coffee in the following way
Legs are weakly lit. Turn selector switch to position 2 “coffee” (middle position).
Now put a measuring spoon of coffee powder into the hot strainer (maximum 1½ dessert spoons into
2 portion strainer), remove excess coffee powder from the rim of the strainer and fit the strainer holder
into the brew head. Push the handle of the strainer almost to the right leg and lock by turning to the
right until it is tight (the new automatic strainer will turn back about 20°). Place the pre-heated cup
underneath. Turn the function switch 1 to “action”. Pump runs, the new strainer holder builds up
pressure and opens automatically after a few seconds. When the desired amount is obtained, turn
switch 1 from “action” to “on”. If the strainer holder does not open easily (hardly any coffee coming
through): turn strainer holder again briefly to the right (to close the valve) and again release. During
the first few seconds, the coffee should flow dark and frothy and then become lighter. A dense froth
should result.
Always remove and wash out the strainer holder after it has stopped dripping.
Slowly unscrew strainer holder (defusing any pressure) and clean. Rinse strainer with water. Be
careful not to bend the valve plug.
Coffee grounds make a very good flower fertiliser but can easily stop up the sink.
The average flow-through time is 25 seconds; otherwise the coffee has been ground too finely or too
Accessories: Single cup strainer with rubber inserts can be ordered from your dealer. (I
recommend it only conditionally.). For small quantities or bags (Maestro Lorenzo, etc.), remove
the large strainer from the strainer holder and first fit the rubber insert, then place the small strainer
or bag into the holder. Only fill with coffee to the first
rim of the small strainer. Careful! These standard
Single Cup Strainer
sizes require considerable tightening and can
Rubber insert
prematurely wear out the brew head. Not all bags fit
so try them out first.
Note: See “Note” on previous page.
A second Saeco / Jura strainer holder is very useful
especially when you’re using ground coffee.
Strainer holder
The valve of the strainer holder can
become clogged with coffee fat:
Always wash strainer holder after every use.
Every 2-3 weeks, clean strainer holder with Saeco coffee fat cleaning tablets. Sample included.
Place tablet in strainer holder and let soak trough water. (Follow package instructions).
A clogged strainer holder can loosen from the machine due to the high pressure produced by the
pump (with undesirable consequences)! Keep an eye on it! ! If clogging is only slight or the machine
isn’t working optimally, it may be sufficient to turn it once again to the right. If the strainer holder is
over-filled, the brew-head gasket is “bridged” and results in water coming out the side.
Hot Water
Legs glow weakly: turn selector switch to position 2 “water”. When you turn the function switch 1 to
position “action”, you will get hot water from the hot water nozzle for tea, soups, etc. The lever has
various positions (careful-it’s hot!) With shallow cup shapes the hot water can splash from the sup as
a result of the high pressure, so always use deep cups.
8. Steam
Turn selector switch to position “steam”. Place a cup under the machine so that the steam nozzle can
reach deep into the liquid. Turn the function switch 1 to position “action”. The legs glow more brightly.
The machine begins to drip slightly from the rim of the strainer holder, which means that it is heating
up. After about 30 seconds steam suddenly hisses out (careful not to get scalded). In the first few
seconds it is mixed with water. Afterwards turn the switch 1 to “on”. Cool down and clean the unit and
spout by draining the water as described for position “hot water”. If you want to heat up several cups,
after each cup in the position “action”, turn for a short time to position “water” so that water flows to
the heating element (brew head) to generate steam.
If you want to heat milk or other drinks dip the steam nozzle as deeply as possible into the liquid. For
cappuccino froth, fill a large cup to only about 1/3 full with cold milk, move the steam nozzle around
continuously just under the surface. As soon as there is enough froth, dip the nozzle deeper into the
milk until it becomes hot. Whenever the steam nozzle comes in contact with milk it must be cleaned
immediately afterwards so that no dried milk residue can stop up the fine jets.
After using steam, hot water should be extracted (use a separate vessel with a little cold water) until
the remaining steam has evaporated and the pump emits normal water, indicating that it has cooled
Some coffee recipes
Ristretto (very strong) Dark roast. Fill a small cup 1/3 full in 5 to 7 seconds. Sweeten to taste.
Serve with a glass of water.
Espresso Dark roast. Fill a small cup 2/3 full in 8 to 10 seconds. Switch off as soon as the coffee
starts to flow lighter in colour. Sugar and cream to taste. Serve with a glass of water.
Cappuccino Dark roast. Fill cup halfway. Add 1/3 cup frothy milk, sprinkle with cocoa powder.
Sweeten to taste.
Café melange/Vienna coffee Medium roast. Fill medium cup or glass 2/3 full. Pour on whipped
cream and sprinkle with chocolate flakes.
Café-crème Medium roast. Fill medium cup 2 cm under the rim. Cream or coffee cream and sugar
to taste.
Gold cup Medium roast. Fill medium cup halfway and add hot milk. Sugar to taste.
Milky coffee Medium roast. Fill large cup halfway. Add hot milk. Sugar to taste.
Defects and remedies
The control lamp does not light up. Is the machine connected? Check the fuses. Check that you
have turned the mains switch on.
The pump is too noisy. Is there still water in the tank? Are you making hot water and are you letting
the water run until it flows evenly without air gushing out.
The coffee is not hot enough. Have you waited until the lamps glow weaker? Have you pre-heated
the cups and the brew system in accordance with Paragraph 6? Otherwise read Paragraph 12.
Too little hot water or steam is coming out of the nozzle. Clean the small orifices with a needle.
The coffee flows too slowly. The coffee powder is too fine or you have used too much. Or the
machine has sucked in too much air; let hot water flow out until the water runs evenly. If the machine
has already been in use for some time clean the brew head and strainer in accordance with
Paragraph 11.
The coffee is bitter. Grind it a bit coarser or use a lighter colour.
The coffee has an aftertaste. If this is not to do with the coffee itself, clean the water tank, brew
head-strainer and brew head in accordance with Paragraph 11
The coffee is bitter and smells like bitter almonds. You have just been poisoned! Who envies you
this machine?.
The brew head continues to drip when the “Jules” is switched off. Read Paragraph 12.
The machine needs more than 2½ minutes from the cold condition until it is ready to use. Please
read Paragraph 12.
The machine has switched off. Probably there is not enough water. Pull the plug out of the socket,
fill with water and let the appliance cool down. If it still does not function, send it for inspection.
Strainer holder blocked? Remove the holder, test whether water comes out normally when switched
to “coffee / action”. If so, clean or replace strainer holder.
Pump defective? Pump noise normal but steam escapes when switched to function “water”. Switchoff machine and let it cool down completely, afterwards fill with fresh water and try the cold machine
Strainer holder comes loose by itself from the machine when brewing: the strainer holder is
clogged with coffee fat! Clean with special tablets from Saeco.
Water leaks out near the strainer holder: the strainer holder is too full or the brew-head gasket is
Rust particles in tank: remove particles from tap water with sand paper. (Danger of injury!)
Cleaning and maintenance
Daily: rinse out the water tank. Be careful not to injure
yourself on the edge of the tank.
Let hot water run out until the flow is even and without
Every two weeks: remove coffee grounds from the brew
head with the brew head cleaner which you stick teeth
first into the brew head. In place of the strainer holder
and with light pressure turn a few turns to the right as if
you were closing a water tap.
Cleaning the strainer holder. Take out the strainer if
necessary with a wooden spoon, pull off the distributor
cap, screw out the distributor disk, rinse everything
thoroughly and clean the hole in the distributor disk with
a toothpick.
Should the strainer holder become clogged, leave all
parts to soak overnight in strong dishwashing water and rinse the following morning with hot water.
Be careful not to damage the valve plug. (no guarantee)
Coffee fat: Remove from strainer holder with a Saeco
special tablet (sample included). If you wait until the
strainer holder is completely clogged, this will hardly be
possible! Read package instructions.
Every two-three months: De-scaling and clean the brew
head strainer. Take out the strainer screw by turning (anticlockwise) with the brew head cleaner. Clean strainer and
strainer seat with hot water mixed with baking soda or detergent
water and a hard brush, rinse well and screw the strainer in
again. Make sure the strainer side shows with the larger holes
against the strainer seat and only tighten the screw slightly.
Descale the “Jules”
How often one should descale depends on water hardness and
frequency of use. On average, it is every 2-3 months.
Never use vinegar! Use a product especially recommended for
espresso machines like DURGOLME.
The brew head continues to drip when the machine is switched off: remove the brew head strainer
and loosen the brew head screw with the brew head cleaner counter-clockwise. By doing so you
expose the brew head valve (spring with small cap). Attention: maybe under pressure and hot.
Immerse this valve for a few minutes in undiluted descale medium. Let a few cups of water flow
through the system during this time (by switching to position “coffee”). Now rinse the valve
thoroughly and fit everything together again.
The “Jules” needs more than two and half minutes until it is ready to use. The coffee is not as hot
as before. Flow-through time becomes longer and longer. The hot water nozzle drips. The
appliance must be de-scaled. .
Prepare the machine for use. Pour a bottle of DURGOLME into the water tank and then the same
amount of water. Now take a cup of water each from the brew head (“coffee”) and the hot water
nozzle (“water”). Switch off machine and wait 15 minutes. Repeat until water tank is empty.
Finally, rinse the water tank and machine thoroughly and reattach strainer on the brew head.
Cleaning the chrome body:
Only the drip container may go into the dishwasher!
Clean the body with a damp cloth (not wet or sudsy) and wipe dry.
Be careful with the plastic parts: no alcohol, wipe off with damp cloth.
Always keep machine dry.
In case of problems:
In most cases it helps to: draw water from steam nozzle/remove water nozzle
Do not throw away coffee machine packaging. Coffee machines need occasional service.
When using for the first time, there is a hesitation of about a minute before the water flows
out, as the brew head must fill up first.
Remove strainer holder when not in use to conserve the rubber gaskets.
Transport: remove tank and lid if there is no box available. Lay the machine on its side
(center of gravity). Water may leak out. Allow any water to flow out before using again.
Massive body of CrNi – chrome sheet metal
Water flow for coffee is separate from that of hot water and steam.
Control by LED and switch position
1025 watts controlled by 3 thermostats
High performance electric pump 15 bar/50 watt
Water tank
Nominal content 1.2 litres of cold water
The machine corresponds about to the Saeco Magic Espresso machine.
Warranty and Repair see at
in Switzerland:
Stalder Kaffeemaschinen Center
Bleicherstrasse 23
Tel. 041 361 03 60
6003 Luzern
Fax 041 361 07 60
Please send any repairs to these addresses! (not to Carlo Borer!)
Exact description of defect
Include copy of warranty or receipt
Exact telephone number and address, clearly legible
**Jules is continuously being developed and is subject to technical alterations.
Enjoy it and have fun!
Carlo Borer
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