Essential
Pour-Over Style
Coffee Brewer
• Superior Water Heater ensures ideal
brewing temperature
• Pre-Infusion Mode releases the unique flavors of your coffee
•Advanced
Decalcification Sensor
•Separate
Warming
Plate Heater prevents overheating
2-year limited warranty
Item# MT01002US
HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY
Technical Data:
Rated voltage: AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Rated power input: 1525 W
MotifCoffee.com
Part # 56018-02
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
This appliance is for household use only. When using electrical appliances,
basic safety precautions should always be followed to avoid fires, electric
shocks, burns, or other injuries and damage. Read these operating and
safety instructions carefully. Call our toll-free customer service number for
information on examination, repair, and adjustments; do not attempt to repair
the appliance yourself.
Read all instructions.
• Do not touch hot surfaces - use the handles or knobs.
• Do not immerse cord, plugs or the appliance in water or other liquids.
• 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.
• If children are present while the appliance is in use, keep them a safe
distance away.
• Do not operate the appliance if its cord, plug, or various parts have
been damaged.
• The use of accessory attachments is not recommended by the appliance
manufacturer and may result in fire, electrical shock or personal injury.
• Do not use outdoors or in damp areas.
• Do not let the cord hang over the edge of a table or counter.
• Do not place appliance on or near a hot electric or gas burner,
or in a heated oven.
• To disconnect the appliance, first turn the power switch off, then remove
plug from the wall outlet.
• Do not use this appliance for anything other than its intended use.
• Place the appliance on a flat level surface.
• Do not attempt to operate the appliance without putting water in the tank.
Only fresh, cold water should be used in the tank. Do not use hot water.
• Never remove the shower head during brewing cycle.
• Never remove the carafe or filter basket during brewing cycle.
• Do not use a carafe with a loose or damaged handle.
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• Do not clean carafe with abrasive cleansers, steel wool pads, or other
abrasive material.
• Do not remove the bottom cover from the appliance. There are no userserviceable parts inside.
• The carafe is designed for use with this appliance. It must never be used
on a range top.
• Make sure that the voltage in your home corresponds with the voltage
indicated on the bottom of the appliance.
• Do not attempt to operate the appliance if it only works intermittently,
or stops working altogether.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
EXTENSION CORDS
A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the risk of tangling and tripping.
Longer detachable power-supply cords or extension cords are available and may
be used if care is exercised. If a detachable power-supply cord or extension cord
is used:
• The electrical rating of the extension cord should be appropriate for the electrical
rating of the appliance.
• The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the
countertop or tabletop where it can be tripped over, snagged, or pulled on,
especially if children are present.
POLARIZED PLUG
This appliance has a polarized plug, which means that one blade is wider than the
other. To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is designed to fit into a polarized
outlet only one way. If plug does not fully fit into the outlet, reverse it. If it still does
not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to modify the plug.
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1. Water tank lid
2. Showerhead
3. Water level indicator
4. ON/OFF switch, auto
shut off 90 minutes
after brew cycle
begins (Green LED)
5. ON/OFF switch with
Pre-Soak
(Pre-Infusion), auto
shut off 90 minutes
after brew cycle
begins (Blue LED)
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6. Clean button
(Decalcification)
(Red LED)
7. Filter basket lid
8. Filter basket
9. Carafe lid
10. Glass carafe
11. Non-stick
warming plate
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Technical Data
Rated voltage:
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Rated power input:
1525 W
Thank You
Thank you for selecting the Motif Essential Pour-Over Style
Coffee Brewer. It has been designed to help you elevate your
home experience. PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS to assure
operational excellence.
Limited Warranty:
2 year limited warranty from the date of original purchase.
1. This warranty extends only to the original retail purchaser or gift
recipient. Keep the original sales receipt, as proof of purchase is
required to make a warranty claim.
2.Defects that occur due to improper connection, improper handling
or repair attempts by non-authorized persons are not covered by
the warranty. The same applies for failure to comply with the use
of consumables (e.g. cleaning and decalcifying agents) that do not
correspond to the original specifications.
3.This device was designed and built for household use only. It is not suited
for other uses.
4.Warranty does not cover damages that are not the responsibility of the
manufacturer. This is valid especially for claims arising from improper
use (e.g. operation with insufficient current or improper voltage).
Please call 866-388-0087 for warranty claims.
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Operations:
Before your first use:
1. Remove packaging materials, labels, and stickers from the coffee brewer.
2.Wash filter basket and glass carafe with a mild dish detergent.
3.Read the BREWING INSTRUCTIONS section.
4.Clean the brewer by filling the water reservoir with fresh, filtered, cold
water to the MAX line.
5.Turn on the brewer and allow the water to run through a brew cycle.
6.Let the brewer cool down for 5 minutes before repeating the process at
least 2 more times before brewing coffee.
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Brewing Instructions:
1. Remove the lid of the water tank and pour in the required volume of
fresh, filtered, cold water to the desired batch size. Do not fill above
the MAX line. (Fig.1)
2.Remove the filter from the holder using the lever in the filter handle
(Fig.2). Remove the lid from the filter.
3.Fold over the seamed edges of a # 4 paper filter and place it in the filter
basket. Scoop the ground coffee into the paper filter. (Fig.3)
4.Replace the filter basket lid. Push the filter basket into the holder until
you hear it click into place (Fig.4), and put the glass carafe with lid on
the warming plate.
5.Press the ON/OFF button. The ON/OFF button will illuminate in green
showing the machine is operating.
6.When the audible alarm sounds the brew process is complete. Filter
basket may need a few more seconds to fully drain before removing
carafe.
Optional Pre-Soak (Pre-Infusion):
When using freshly roasted coffee (30-40 days old)
Pre-Infusion mode helps eliminate any remaining CO2
gasses that can affect taste.
1. Press pre-soak ON/OFF button.
(Pre-Infusion)
2.The pre-soak ON/OFF button will
illuminate in blue, indicating the pre-soak
mode is operating. (Fig.5)
3.When the audible alarm sounds the brew
process is complete. Filter basket may need
a few more seconds to drain fully before
removing carafe.
4.The brewer is equipped with a warming
plate to maintain your coffee’s temperature.
This keep warm function will shut off after 90 minutes or can be shut off
by depressing the power switch at any point before this.
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Descaling:
In hard water areas, scaling from limestone content in the
water may build up in your brewer. Scaling can lead to
extended preparation time and possible damage to your
Motif Essential coffee brewer.
We recommend using a good quality biodegradable and
phosphate-free coffee machine descaler when your brewer’s
CLEAN button illuminates.
TO DESCALE:
The CLEAN button will illuminate in red when descaling is
recommended.
1. Fill the water reservoir according to the descaler manufacturer’s instructions. 2.Press the CLEAN button. The light will illuminate in red and
begin flashing.
3.The descaling process is finished when all descaler water is brewed out.
4.When the reservoir is emptied and the descaling process is complete, the red light will turn off.
5.Following the completed descaling process, brew two more times with fresh, clean water.
Note: If you live in an area with above average limestone content, you
may have to descale more frequently. Indications that descaling is needed
include unusual noises or longer than normal brew times.
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Brew Your Best™ Coffee Tips:
At Motif, we’re committed to designing brewing equipment
that brings out the best in coffee, while providing you with the
educational insight to create a memorable coffee experience
every day.
From the decades of experience we’ve gathered in the Specialty Coffee
Community, combined with learnings from some of our important partners
like the Specialty Coffee Association (www.sca.coffee), we’ve identified a
few key best practices and elements to focus on.
Along with these best practices here are some key variables we’ve
determined for brewing amazing coffee with your Essential coffee brewer. Coffee and Water Amount Weight
The most important thing to remember here is to brew to your preferences.
We all have unique taste, and we encourage you to embrace and enjoy
your coffee exactly the way you like. If you always use the same ratio of
water to coffee grounds, the flavor of your coffee will be more consistent.
Of course, you can explore with more or less coffee, but it’s always good
to start with a base recipe. If available, using a scale to weigh your coffee is
the best way to stay consistent.
We also recommend brewing in 6 or 8 cup batches.
Our recommendation for the Essential brewer:
Batch Size
Water Volume Coffee Weight Coffee Scoops (ground)
6-Cup batch
1000ml
55 grams
12 tbsp.
8-Cup batch
1300ml
65 grams
16 tbsp.
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Coffee Quality, Freshness, and Grind
The moment freshly roasted coffee departs from the roasting facility, the
quality clock starts ticking. There are many components to consider when
it comes to choosing a coffee to brew at home and using the information
from the coffee bags found in grocery stores or your local coffee shops is
a great place to start. Flavor descriptions, roast profiles, origin information
and friendly baristas are all great resources in selecting coffees that you
prefer. Many roasters will even include a “roasted on” or “use by” date on
their bags. We recommend using coffee roasted in the last 30 days for the
best flavor.
Grinding coffee significantly speeds up the time in which coffee starts to
lose it’s flavor, that’s why grinding your coffee immediately before brewing
makes a big difference. Once coffee is ground the air begins to attack
essential oils and other volatile flavor components. It’s only a matter of
hours before most of the ground coffee’s aroma has evaporated. For your
Essential brewer we recommend using coffee that is ground to a medium/
coarse setting, similar to coarse ground salt.
Your brewer also includes an optional pre-infusion feature. This is a great
tool to help balance very fresh coffee. We’ve included instructions on
activating the pre-infusion feature in this manual. Lastly, try not to store
coffee in a freezer. We recommend an air-tight container or sealed bag,
tucked away in a dark cabinet.
Brewing Water Temperature:
The coffee industry’s standard for brewing water temperature
is 197.6˚F-204.8˚F (92˚C-96˚C). The Essential coffee brewer is
engineered to heat the water to precisely this range.
We highly recommend using filtered water whenever possible. An average
cup of coffee is over 98% water, so it’s important to use something filtered
to get the best profile. Water also tends to be “hard”, and using filtered
water doesn’t produce as much mineral scale buildup in your brewer.
Brewing time should be about 6 minutes for 8 cups of coffee. This will allow
proper water to coffee contact time for an optimum extraction.
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Cleaning and Maintenance:
This manual includes some great guides for maintaining your
brewer over time to achieve consistent performance and tasty
beverages. The brewer contains no internal user serviceable
parts, and it’s best to leave servicing and repairs to the
experts at CustomerSupport@MotifCoffee.com
Proper care will ensure years of service from this coffee
brewer. Aside from keeping the brewer clean and descaling
when necessary, there is no user maintenance required.
CAUTION: Always unplug the coffee brewer before cleaning.
This appliance contains no internal user serviceable parts. Leave servicing
and repairs to qualified personnel.
We recommend periodically running a good quality biodegradable and
phosphate-free coffee machine cleaning powder through your brewer.
Use a soft, damp cloth for cleaning the housing.
The filter basket, glass carafe and
showerhead may be cleaned on
the top rack of the dishwasher. To
remove showerhead, grasp left end
of rectangular showerhead and pull
up. (Fig. 6)
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