Manual - Capresso
4-cup Espresso/Cappuccino
Model #303
• Instructions
• Warranty
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always
be followed, including the following:
• Read all instructions.
• Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
• To protect against fire, electric shock and personal injury do not immerse
cord, plugs, or appliance in water or other liquid.
• Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near
• Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool
before putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning the appliance.
• Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the
appliance malfunctions, or has been damaged in any manner. Return
appliance to the nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair
or adjustment.
• The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance
manufacturer may result in fire, electric shock or personal injury.
• Do not use outdoors.
• Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter, or touch hot surfaces.
• Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
• Always attach plug to appliance first, then plug cord into the wall outlet.
To disconnect, turn the power switch off, then remove plug from wall
• Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
• Use extreme caution when disposing hot steam.
• Appliances with Glass Containers.
A. The container is designed for use with this appliance. It must never be
used on a range top.
B. Do not set a hot container on a wet or cold surface.
C. Do not use a cracked container or a container having a loose or
weakened handle.
D. Do not clean container with cleansers, steel wool pads, or other
abrasive material.
Regarding your Cord Set:
A. A short power-supply cord (or detachable power-supply cord) is to be
provided to reduce risks resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping
over a longer cord.
B. Longer detachable power-supply cords or extension cords are available and
may be used if care is exercised in their use.
C. If a long detachable power-supply cord or extension cord is used, (1) the
marked electrical rating of the detachable power-supply cord or extension
cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance, (2)
if the appliance is of the grounded type, the extension cord should be a
grounding type 3-wire cord, and (3) the longer cord should be arranged so
that it will not drape over the counter top or table top where it can be
pulled on by children or tripped over.
D. This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). As a
safety feature, this plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the
plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit,
contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature.
This appliance is for household use. Any servicing other than cleaning and user
maintenance should be performed by an authorized service representative.
• Do not immerse base in water or try to disassemble.
• To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not remove the base. No user
serviceable parts inside. Repair should be done by authorized service
personnel only.
• Check voltage to be sure that the voltage indicated on the name plate
agrees with your voltage.
• Never use warm or hot water to fill the water container! Use cold water only!
• Keep your hands and the cord away from hot parts of the appliance during
• Never clean with scouring powders or hard implements.
Fig. 1
1. Boiler cap
2. Steam knob (fig. 9)
3. Coffee/steam selector
4. Steam pipe
5. Nozzle
6. Tray cover
7. Drip tray
8. Filter holder in
"locked" position
9. Power switch
10. Glass carafe with lid
11. Scoop
thumb guard
to lock
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
Fig. 6
coffee/steam selector
Fig. 7
open steam
Fig. 8
Fig. 9
Fig. 10
Fig. 11
Fig. 12
inner screen
Fig. 13
Fig. 14
Fig. 15
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS............................................................................... 2
ILLUSTRATIONS ................................................................................................. 4
1. WELCOME AND THANK YOU .................................................................... 6
2. HOW TO REACH JURA-CAPRESSO........................................................... 6
3. DE-PRESSURIZING...................................................................................... 6
4. BEFORE INITIAL USE................................................................................... 7
5. SAFETY BOILER CAP .................................................................................. 7
6. HELPFUL HINTS .......................................................................................... 7
7. PREPARING ESPRESSO.............................................................................. 8
8. PREPARING CAPPUCCINO AND LATTE ..................................................... 9
9. HOW TO STEAM/FROTH EFFECTIVELY.................................................... 10
11. CLEANING .................................................................................................. 10
12. DECALCIFYING .......................................................................................... 10
LIMITED WARRANTY ....................................................................................... 11
Thank you for choosing the CAPRESSO 4-cup Espresso / Cappuccino
Machine. It is the perfect starter machine for espressos, cappuccinos and lattes.
With a bit of practice you will be able to produce two to four cappuccinos or
lattes at a time. Please read all of the instructions in this booklet before
operating your new machine. Understanding and complying with these
instructions is essential to ensure that the machine is utilized without risk and
to ensure safety during operation and maintenance.
Should you require further information or if particular problems occur that are
not covered in this manual, please
• CALL our toll free HELP LINE: 1-800-767-3554 Monday -Thursday 8AM
to 9PM, Friday 8AM to 8PM and Saturday 9AM to 5PM Eastern Standard
Time. Feel free to call at any time. If you are connected to our voicemail,
PLEASE DO NOT HANG UP. Leave your name, telephone number and we will
return your call. Please also leave the model number of your Capresso
product, in this case it is #303.
• FAX us at 1-201-767-9684
• E-MAIL us at [email protected]
• VISIT our website at
• WRITE to Jura Capresso, Inc., Customer Service, P.O. Box 775,
Closter, NJ 07624
CAUTION! Never open the boiler cap and never remove the filter holder as
long as there is pressure in the boiler container. In order to check if the
machine is still under pressure follow these steps:
1. The machine is on, the filter holder is inserted and the boiler cap is closed.
2. Place an empty cup under the frother nozzle (fig. 10).
3. Move the coffee/steam selector to the steam symbol (fig. 8).
4. Open the steam knob (fig. 9). Wait until all steam is released.
5. Turn the power switch off (fig. 6).
6. Open and remove the boiler cap (see chapter 5)
7. It is now safe to remove the filter holder.
8. Move the coffee/steam selector to the cup symbol (fig. 8).
Caution: Never try to remove the filter holder with the carafe in place. Pressure
could force the filter holder down, smashing the carafe and causing severe
injuries. Always remove the carafe first.
Caution: Never leave machine unattended when it is turned on (red light in the
power switch is illuminated). Always turn the machine off when finished.
Carefully unpack your machine and remove all packing materials. Wipe the
machine with a damp cloth. Clean the filter holder, the basket and the carafe
with water and wipe dry. The filter holder, the basket, the glass carafe and lid
are dishwasher safe (upper rack, away from any heating element).
Caution: Do not immerse the machine in water or any other liquid. The boiler
cap is not dishwasher safe. Make yourself familiar with the various parts: insert
the basket into the filter holder (fig. 2) and insert the filter holder into the
machine (fig. 3). Open and close the boiler cap. Make sure the power cord is
guided in the back slot so the machine sits firmly and flat on an even surface.
To open the boiler cap: turn the cap a quarter turn counter clockwise. Slightly
lift the cap and turn another quarter turn counter clockwise and lift the cap.
To close the boiler cap: Place the cap onto the boiler neck and turn clockwise
until cap sinks into the groove. Continue turning the cap until firmly locked.
• Espresso Drink: An espresso is a far richer drink with a more intense taste
than regular brewed drip coffee. An espresso is normally 1 1/2 to 2 oz. of
strong coffee. Espresso should be served immediately after brewing. If the
espresso is too strong, you can add hot water. Add sugar to taste.
• Preparing espresso is different than preparing regular drip coffee. The machine
works under pressure, bringing the water to a boil and then forcing it through
the ground coffee in a short period of time.
• Important: The water in the boiler of the machine will get hotter during the
brewing process. Towards the end of the brewing process the water will be
so hot that it would burn your espresso. Therefore you never want to process
all the water through the coffee as this will result in a burnt taste.
• Which Coffee? Any coffee labeled "espresso" is suitable for your machine.
Any coffee with at least 80% Arabica beans is ideal for espresso preparation.
Check with your local coffee store.
• Which Grind? Steam boiler espresso machines, do not require a fine espresso
grind. For maximum flavor and aroma we recommend a medium espresso
grind or a fine drip grind. If you grind your own coffee we recommend using a
burr or disk/burr grinder. Small blade grinders can create "coffee dust".
Coffee dust can dramatically slow down the water flow during brewing
resulting in bitter and overheated coffee taste.
• Cappuccino: 1 1/2 to 2 oz. of espresso coffee with 3 to 4 oz. of steamed
and frothed milk on top. Sprinkle chocolate shavings or cinnamon on top of
the milk froth. For a stronger taste increase the amount of coffee. For a
milder taste increase the amount of milk.
Latte: 1 1/2 to 2 oz. of espresso coffee with 3 to 4 oz. of steamed milk (very
little or no milk froth).
Frothing: Foamy layer of milk froth on top of hot milk.
Which kind of milk? Skim milk and 1% milk will produce more milk froth
than 2% or regular milk.
Markings on Glass Carafe: The markings on the glass carafe help you in the
preparation of brewing and frothing.
Upper rim of metal band: Maximum capacity of boiler (approx. 10 oz.).
For best results always fill the boiler with 10 oz. of fresh cold water.
4 cup marking: Maximum amount of espresso you should brew (approx.
8 oz.). If you brew more than 8 oz. the coffee will taste burnt. Depending
on the coffee roast you might even want to brew a little less to avoid a bitter
2 cup marking: (approx. 4 oz.), guide line for a double shot of espresso.
Bottom line marking: Once the coffee has reached this level there is enough
pressure in the boiler for steaming and frothing.
Caution: Do not leave the machine alone during brewing.
Keep children away during brewing.
1. Make sure the machine is plugged in and turned off. The glass carafe is
removed from the drip tray. Important: The steam knob (fig. 9) must be in the
closed position. The coffee/steam selector points to the cup symbol in front
of the machine (stronger coffee). Moving the coffee/steam selector to the
right, accelerates brewing and decreases coffee strength.
2. Fill the basket with ground coffee, using the measuring scoop (fig.1). The
basket is marked on the inside indicating "2 cups" and "4 cups". Never
overfill the basket. Clear any excess coffee from the rim of the filter holder.
Important: it is not necessary to tamp (press down) the coffee.
3. Insert the basket into the filter holder (fig. 2), then insert the filter holder into
the machine (fig. 3).
4. Turn filter holder to the right until it reaches the "locked" position (fig.1,8).
5. Fill the glass carafe to the upper rim of the metal band (approx. 10 oz.)
with fresh, cold water.
6. Unscrew the boiler cap (see chapter 5). Using the glass carafe, fill the boiler
with water (fig. 4) and close the boiler cap securely (see chapter 5).
7. Place the carafe lid on the carafe so that the opening on the lid points
towards the pouring spout of the carafe (fig. 7). Place the carafe on the drip
tray as shown in fig. 1.
8. Turn the power switch on (fig. 6). The power switch illuminates and the
machine starts heating the water.
9. After approx. 2 1/2 to 3 minutes hot water will start forcing its way through
the filter holder into the carafe.
When you have enough espresso in the glass carafe turn the power switch
off and turn the coffee/steam selector to the steam symbol on the left to
stop the flow. Remove the carafe and serve. Add a bit of sugar and enjoy.
Tip: To avoid a "burnt taste" never process all the water through the coffee.
Once the brewing noise increases and steam develops, stop the brewing.
10. Important: Do not open the boiler cap. Do not remove the filter holder. First
depressurize the machine. See chapter 3.
11. After de-pressurizing remove the filter holder by turning it to the left to the
"open lock" symbol. Then push the thumb-guard of filter holder over the
hot rim of the basket. Dump the used coffee (fig. 13) and rinse the basket
and the filter holder under running water. Return the coffee/steam selector
to the cup symbol.
Cappuccino and Latte are the most popular espresso-based coffee drinks. It is
important that you follow the steps below precisely, otherwise you may not
have enough steam pressure to froth and steam milk properly.
1. Fill a pitcher with 6 to 8 oz. of cold milk and set aside. The pitcher should
have at least a 12 oz. capacity. Make sure the frother points outwards and
the black frother nozzle is in place.
2. Follow steps 1 through 8 in chapter PREPARING ESPRESSO.
3. After approx. 2 1/2 to 3 minutes hot water will start forcing its way through
the filter holder into the carafe. When the espresso coffee has reached the
bottom marking of the glass carafe, slide the coffee/steam selector to the
steam symbol.
4. Immerse the black frother nozzle into the pitcher with the milk so that the
lower part of the nozzle is completely covered in milk (fig. 12, frothing
position). The tip of the nozzle should not hit the bottom of the pitcher.
5. With the right hand slowly turn the steam knob towards the steam symbol
(fig. 9 &10). Steam will push out into the pitcher. The more you open the
steam knob the more steam will be released. If the steam is too powerful,
turn the steam knob back to reduce the steam output. This procedure
might take a little practice (see below). Once you have injected enough
steam into your milk, turn the steam knob back to stop the steam output
completely. Set the pitcher with the frothed milk aside. Caution: The steam
pipe is hot
6. Move the coffee/steam selector back to the cup symbol. Coffee will continue
brewing into the carafe.
7. Stand by and turn off the power switch when you have enough espresso in
the glass carafe. Turn the coffee/steam selector to the steam symbol on the
left to stop the flow.
8. Remove the carafe and pour the espresso into your latte/cappuccino cups.
Add sugar to taste. Add the steamed milk and ladle some of the froth on
top. Enjoy.
9. Important: Follow steps 10 and 11 in chapter 7, "Preparing Espresso".
The tip of the black frothing nozzle has three visible slots on top (fig. 11). If the
three slots are immersed into the milk, the steaming action will create froth (for
cappuccino). If the three slots are above the milk level, the frother will inject
steam into the milk without or very little froth (for latte) (fig. 12).
Recommendation: Always start with the three slots above the milk level. This
way the steam first starts heating/steaming the milk. Then immerse the nozzle
further into the milk to create froth. Set the steamed/frothed milk aside so that
the froth can settle.
You can use the machine to make approx. 8 oz. of hot tea or to prepare instant
soup. Fill the boiler with up to 8 oz. of water. Insert the filter holder into the machine
without the filter basket and turn the filter holder to the right until it is locked in
place. Close the boiler cap. Make sure the coffee/steam selector is turned to the
cup symbol.
For tea: place one tea bag in the glass carafe.
Hot instant soup: pour the dry ingredients of the instant soup into the glass carafe.
Place the glass carafe with its lid underneath the filter holder.
Turn the machine on and let all the water process through the filter holder into the
carafe. When no more water comes out of the filter, turn the machine off, remove
the carafe and serve.
• Always unplug the machine before cleaning.
• Never use scouring agents.
• Wait until machine has cooled down.
• Never immerse the machine in water or any other liquid. Never hold the machine
under running water. To clean, simply wipe off with a soft, damp cloth.
• Clean the filter basket, the filter holder, and the glass carafe in a hot water/
mild soap solution. For your convenience, the filter holder, filter basket, and
glass carafe can be put in the dishwasher's upper level, away from any heating
element. Make sure the holes in the filter basket are free of old coffee deposits.
• Remove the tray cover and drip tray and clean with hot water/mild soap
solution. Replace the tray cover and drip tray and make sure the drip tray is
locked in place.
• Wipe the inner screen with a wet cloth (fig. 15). The screen is located above the
filter holder area.
Wait until the machine has cooled down. The metal frother pipe may still be hot.
Pull the frother nozzle off and thoroughly rinse under warm water. Make sure the
nozzle is free of any milk deposits. Replace the frother nozzle. Make sure it is firmly
pushed up the frother tube.
We recommend decalcifying the machine every 3 months or more frequently if you
use hard water with this product. Remove the nozzle from the steam pipe. Fill the
glass carafe with 2 oz. of white vinegar and 6 oz. of cold water and pour into the
boiler. Close the boiler cap. Insert the filter holder with the basket into the machine
and lock the filter holder. Place the glass carafe without the lid under the filter holder
on the drip tray. Place an empty cup under the steam pipe. Make sure the coffee/
steam selector points to the cup symbol and the steam knob is closed. Turn the
machine on and let the solution pass through the filter holder into the machine.
With the carafe about ¾-filled with solution (6 oz.), slide the coffee/steam selector
to the steam symbol. Slowly turn the steam knob to pass the solution through the
steam pipe and into the empty cup. Once steaming has stopped, close the steam
knob, slide the coffee/steam selector to the cup symbol and turn the machine off.
Remove and empty the carafe and cup. Allow machine to cool for about five minutes
and open and remove the boiler cap. Repeat above process once or twice with only
water to remove any vinegar taste from the machine. (Please see Caution statements
in chapter 3, Depressurizing.)
This warranty covers your CAPRESSO machine Model #303. This warranty is in
effect for one year from the date of the first consumer purchase and is limited to the
United States of America. This warranty covers all defects in materials or workmanship (parts and labor). Jura-Capresso will repair or replace your machine
or parts thereof within one year from the date of the first consumer purchase.
Jura-Capresso will pay for the repair or replacement and the freight back to
your destination within the United States.
The warranty does not cover:
• Any machine not distributed by JURA-CAPRESSO within the United States.
• Any machine not purchased from an Authorized JURA-CAPRESSO Dealer.
• Commercial use of the machine.
• Damage caused by accident, abuse, negligence, misuse, improper
operation or failure to follow instructions contained in this manual.
• Any service or alteration performed by an unauthorized person, company
or association.
• Any glass parts, including the carafe.
• Any used machines bought at auctions and unauthorized websites.
Other limitations and exclusions:
Any implied warranties including fitness for use and merchantability are limited in
duration to the period of the express warranty set forth above and no person is
authorized to assume for JURA-CAPRESSO any other liability in connection with
the sale of the machine.
JURA-CAPRESSO expressly disclaims liability for incidental and consequential
damages caused by the machine. The terms "incidental damages" refers to the loss
of the original purchasers time, loss of the use of the machine or other costs relating to the care and custody of the machine. The term "consequential damages"
refers to the cost of repairing or replacing other property which is damaged when
this machine does not work properly. The remedies provided under this warranty are
exclusive and in lieu of all others.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
Jura Capresso, Inc.
81 Ruckman Road, PO Box 775
Tel 1-800-767-3554
Fax 201-767-9684
email: [email protected]
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