Pump Service & Repair Instructions

COFFEE

What type of pods shall I use with the Handpresso machines?

The Handpresso machines use E.S.E. and compatible pods (Easy Serving Espresso) also called hard pods for coffee machines. They are easily recognizable thanks to the logo below

Where can I find E.S.E. pods?

These pods are to be found in the coffee section in hypermarkets, at your coffee roaster’s, in the internet. More than a hundred coffee roasters make pods meeting E.S.E. requirements. Discover new tastes, new origins, new varieties. Being packed individually, these pods keep their aroma much longer!

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What type of ground coffee shall I use with the Handpresso machines?

The ground coffee has to be espresso coffee with a much finer grind than other standard ground coffees.
Fill coffee in the ground coffee adapter and tamp with the tamper. Fill again till the Domepod is full.

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Maintenance 

Common maintenance of my Handpresso Pump

In order to ensure perfect operation, make sure you regularly oil your machine.
Pour a few drops of cooking oil on the shaft of the pump and pump a few times to oil the O-rings which are inside.
This maintenance is also to be done on the infusion button in order to prevent it from becoming too hard to use.
To descale the water reservoir of your machine, fil lit with white vinegar and rinse under running water many times.
To clean the portafilter of your machine, rinse it simply under running water.

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My machine is hard to pump

In order to ensure perfect operation, make sure you regularly oil your machine.
Pour a few drops of cooking oil on the shaft of the pump and pump a few times to oil the O-rings which are inside.
This maintenance is also to be done on the infusion button in order to prevent it from becoming too hard to use.

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The infusion button is hard to use

In order to ensure perfect operation, make sure you regularly oil your machine.
Pour a few drops of cooking oil on the shaft of the button and pump a few times to oil the O-rings which are inside.
This maintenance is also to be done on the shaft of the pump in order to prevent it from becoming too hard to use.

I have lost the O-ring of my pod holder, how can I find a new one?

In the Instructions of your Handpresso Pump, there is a spare O-ring.
If you have lost it or already used it, please click here

COFFEE RESULT

My coffee is brewed too quickly

Use of the Handpresso Pump ESE or Handpresso Pump in pod version
Check that the pod used is an E.S.E. standard pod.
Beware not to soften the pod by handling it.
Some roaster’s pods are not tamped in the same way, in order to make a reference test, try to make a coffee with a pod with the E.S.E. logo.
If after having used the right pod, your coffee is still brewed too quickly, we recommend to use an « Intense portafilter », which slows down the extraction of the coffee.

My coffee is brewed too slowly

Use of the Handpresso Pump ESE or Handpresso Pump in pod version:
Your pod must have been damp, which slows down the extraction of the coffee.
To avoid the problem, we recommend to pump up to 16 bars, add hot water and place the pod at the end.
If your machine still does not work after these checks, please contact Handpresso’s customer service.
Use of the Handpresso Pump ground coffee or Handpresso Pump in ground coffee version
You may have tamped the ground coffee too hard in the ground coffee adapter, give another try by tamping it a bit less.