Setting up your machine
Embrace the power to create third wave specialty coffee at home with your new Barista Touch™. Before you learn the 4 keys formula for brewing the rich, delicious coffee you crave, you should set up your new machine and accessories to prepare to make that first cup. To start, make sure your Barista Touch™ and all included accessories are completely clean. Soak the filter for five full minutes. Next, insert the clean filter into the filter holder, which fits securely into the bottom of the tank. Fill up the tank with cold water. Next, insert the water hardness testing strip into the water. Make a note of the results, which you’ll use in just a moment. Finally, lock the coffee bean hopper into place. Now it’s time to turn your machine on! Follow the simple step-by-step prompts on the screen to complete your setup. One prompt asks you to enter the results from the water hardness strip. This enables the Barista Touch™ to notify you when it’s time to descale or change the filter. Congratulations! You’re now ready to make your first cup of exceptional third wave specialty coffee.