annotations espresso extraction
Beans and grinder adjustment
The portafilter with basket must be inserted when starting up.
Cups can be warmed with the hot water valve before the first extraction.
First of all, leave some room in your milk jug for the froth (e.g. fill a 0.6 l jug with only 0.3 l of milk). You should hold the steam wand diagonally in the milk, just below the surface — that ’s simple with the Xenia’s steam wand since it isn’t stiff. The aim is to hear only a slight sipping sound to mix the air into the milk. The milk will start turning in the jug. Since the volume will increase, you will need to start lifting the steam wand (lowering the jug) after some seconds. When the jug becomes so hot that you prefer to remove your hands, do that — you’re finished.
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