August 5, 2008

Factory Reset on Nespresso Essenza C100

I ran into this the other day, and needed to reset my Essenza C100. After digging out the manual from a pile of papers, I figured I would save someone else some time.

Factory Reset Nespresso Essenza C100

1. Switch the unit off.

2. Press and hold the Big Cup Button.

3. Switch the unit on - that's it.

Programming the fill level is easy too. I was playing around with the buttons and such and messed mine up, so here's another easy set of things to do to get everything aligned again.

Program Fill Level Nespresso Essenza C100

1. Lift Lever and insert capsule.

2. Press and hold the button (which ever one you want to program) for at least 3 seconds

3. Release the button at the desired fill level - Done!

If you need the manual, you can download the very graphic, very basic manual at Nespresso (PDF Link).

Scott Martin at Permalink | Comments (3) | social bookmarking

August 4, 2008

Jura Capresso Ena 5 Automatic Coffee Center - Thinnest Coffee Center

JuraEna5.jpg


Jura Capresso broke the molds and started over with this one, the Jura Capresso ENA 5 has a lot of innovation packed into its slim shell. At less than ten inches wide, the unit is the slimmest Auto Coffee Canter on the market, offering a full bean to brew capability while only taking up inches of counter space.

Eco-Friendly Green is in
- We all are pretty aware that conservation is a good idea, and the Ena comes with a Zer o Energy Switch, which fully disconnects the unit from the electrical grid, drawing zero power. Some people aren't aware of all the power consumed by those components around the house which by staying in "standby" mode, still gobble up power. Not the Jura Capresso Ena 5.

The unit also has a multi colored text display that allows you to quickly figure out what mode you are in: Red for a warning message, Yellow for programming and Green - ready for coffee.

While slim, it doesn't miss out on the features though:

  • Programmable to 3 strengths, 1-16 ounces, and two brewing temperatures.
  • Grinder with 5 fineness settings
  • Stainless thermoblock heater
  • 37 ounce water reservoir
  • 7-ounce bean hopper
  • Water filtration built in.
  • 1450 watts
  • 14 in. high, 9 in. wide, 17 in. long
  • Weighs 20 lb.

    At Amazon - Jura Capresso ENA 5

    Scott Martin at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking
  • July 10, 2008

    Cuisinart EM200 Espresso Machine Review


    CuisinartEM200.jpg

    I have had the Cuisinart EM-200 for a while now, and have pumped hundreds of shots through it while playing with it and testing it. The Cuisinart EM-200 is a semi-automatic espresso machine that has a lot going for it. The unit has a great look backed up by the guts too; 15-bar pump 1050 watt boiler, and a pretty big reservoir.

    The nice thing about the Cuisinart EM-200 is the semi-automatic capability that allows you to hit a button, and watch the unit brew right before your eyes, while you do something else; seconds later it will shut off leaving you with a good shot in your favorite cup time and time again. The EM-200 comes with three portafilter inserts, a single, a double and a pod holder. This makes for a good differentiation between what you are making and offers some good control over strength. the downside is storing the little buggers; I drop them in the drawer below the Espresso maker and fish around in there for them when I need to change.

    See my Unboxing of the Cuisinart EM200 and my First Impressions Review of the EM200 for more information.

    ArrowContinue reading: "Cuisinart EM200 Espresso Machine Review"

    Scott Martin at Permalink | Comments (1) | social bookmarking

    July 8, 2008

    Entry Level Espresso - DeLonghi EC 155

    delonghiec155.jpg

    If you are considering getting into making espresso at home, maybe saving a little money over buying at the coffee shop all of the time, you can get into a very inexpensive machine that will give you a good taste of pump driven espresso making at home. One key to getting good espresso is to extract at high pressure like the commercial machines that are used in coffee shops. The DeLonghi EC155 (See my Full Review of the Delonghi EC 155) is a decent entry level pump driven espresso machine that will get you brewing higher quality espresso at home without breaking the bank.

    You get a 15-bar pump, a one liter reservoir that should last through several cups of espresso, and a heater that cranks out steam until late into the night. These basic features combined with its great price makes it a perennial favorite at Amazon.

    At Amazon - DeLonghi EC 155

    Scott Martin at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

    June 23, 2008

    Hacked? - Jura Capresso F9/90

    JuraCapressoF9.jpg

    According to Security focused SC Magazine, an Australian man appears to have managed to hack into internet connected Jura Capresso F9/90 machines. With an optional connectivity package, the machines can be connected so that they can be remotely serviced.

    Apparently though you can tell the machine to overpour the cup, thereby presenting a scalding hazard. Too bad you can't make the machine yell out a few commands, "Hey, use some decent Whole Beans Next Time will You?", "Back Again - get a life!". It's not the 9.5 Billion from Swordfish, but it might still be a fun laugh to make this work.

    Anyway, in a statement, Jura said: "The Internet Connectivity kit which can optionally be acquired... will at no time connect the coffee machine to the world wide web. Its settings can therefore only be changed by the machine's rightful owner. JURA systems do not allow hacker attacks."

    At Amazon the Jura Capresso F9


    Scott Martin at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

    June 16, 2008

    Capresso Mini-S Espresso/Cappuccino Machine Review

    CapressoMiniSMain.jpg

    The Capresso Mini-S showed up a few weeks ago, and I wanted to post a review as soon as I could knowing a lot of readers are interested in these entry level steam-based espresso brewers. The most basic espresso brewers are these boiler-based brewers that heat the water and boil it through the espresso cake to produce the espresso. This maker is not all that unlike a Moka Pot in that regard. Simple and easy to operate. The advantage that you get with a brewer like the Capresso Mini-S over a Moka pot is that you can actually steam the milk with the unit.

    ArrowContinue reading: "Capresso Mini-S Espresso/Cappuccino Machine Review"

    Scott Martin at Permalink | Comments (2) | social bookmarking

    June 5, 2008

    Handpresso - More Thumbs Up

    CNet blog has found what we think may be the coolest espresso maker ever. The convenience of high quality espresso where ever you can find an ESE pod, hot water and a cup (See My Review of the Handpresso). I thought it was a great unit to have that delivered high quality brew.

    More at CNet

    Scott Martin at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

    June 3, 2008

    Saeco Aroma Espresso Machine - $219 at Costco

    SaecoAromaSS.jpg

    The Saeco Aroma semi-auto espresso machine is on sale at Costco for just $219 now through 6/22. This is a pretty capable unit and when I used one for a while I thought that it brewed a very respectable shot of espresso. The unit easily cranks out shot after shot, and puts a nice crema layer on the top too.

    It is selling at Amazon for $299 - $350.

    Check it out at Costco.

    Scott Martin at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

    May 29, 2008

    Segafredo Zanetti SZ01 Caffe Solo

    segafredo.jpg

    The Segafredo SZ01 Caffe Solo is a capsule machine that is available for some high quality brewing of excellent espresso time and time again. The capsule revolution is in full swing and for good reason. Capsules, like pods, offer an easy way to get great espresso little effort. Capsules make it easy - drop it in, and no clean-up required. The machine I use, drops the capsules down into a waste bin to be emptied later, no dripping pod, or portafilter to get across the counter to the trash.

    The Segafredo system was designed to crank out espresso in small commercial establishments day-in and day-out without a lot of training and without a lot of mess. The unit is designed to avoid build-up of residue and with an innovative cleaning-capsule, the unit can be cleaned with the push of a button too.

    More at Segafredo Zanetti

    Scott Martin at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

    May 18, 2008

    Primula Stovetop Espresso

    PrimulaMokaPot.jpg

    This Primula Stovetop Espresso Maker caught my eye, not only for its design but for its price - less than $25. Most stovetop makers that are more than the classic octagon shape cost twice this amount. While the expensive ones may have some high end design house behind them, I like the upscale but not too-nice-to-use look of this one.

    At Amazon - Primula Stovetop Espresso Maker

    Scott Martin at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

    Join the Mailing List Mailing List
    Enter your Email


    Powered by FeedBlitz

    Visit Single Serve Coffee

    Subscribe - RSS

    facebook_badge.jpg twitter_badge.jpg

    Recent Comments
    Terry Smith: do you have a refillable capsule for a Nescafe Dolce read more
    Mike: This prime for an air lock worked perfectly. To avoid read more
    SH: @Bogiesan... Have you tried calling the Customer Service line to read more
    Bogiesan: This capsule seems to have sold out. I've been looking read more
    Hennie Greeff: Where can I get hold of an operating manual for read more
    Site Navigation

    Visit our other properties at Blogpire.com!

    Archives

    FoodPire
    This weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

    Powered by
    Movable Type 6.1
    All items Copyright © 1999-2015 Blogpire Productions. Please read our Disclaimer and Privacy Policy