How to manually dose
The Barista Pro™ makes it possible to brew delicious third wave specialty coffee like the pros from the comfort of your home. Essential to the quality of your brew is freshly ground coffee beans. With your new espresso machine, you can grind the coffee as you use it, capturing the full flavor and aroma of freshly ground coffee in every cup. This is known as manually dosing the coffee. To start manually dosing, choose the 1-cup or the 2-cup filter basket based on the amount of coffee you want to brew, and set the basket into the portafilter. Insert the portafilter into the grinding cradle, then press it into the back of the cradle and hold it steady. The machine will begin grinding the coffee beans and the grounds will start to fill the basket. When sufficient coffee has been dosed, release your pressure on the portafilter to stop the grinding. Now you're ready to tamp and trim the dose. Next, it's time to dial in the ideal espresso extraction for the perfect cup of brew.