Thank you for purchasing the Profitec T64 espresso grinder. In this manual, you should find everything you to need to operate and maintain your machine. Please read carefully before using your machine. And if we've missed anything, you always know how to contact us. Let's get started!
!! NOTE: ALWAYS KEEP YOUR ORIGINAL PACKAGING IN CASE OR RETURN FOR SERVICE !!
INCLUDED WITH DELIVERY
1 Grinder with bean hopper and lid
1 Lid for the funnel
1 Catching tray for grounds
1 Safety screw fixture for bean hopper 1 Instruction manual
|Burrs||Stainless steel 64mm|
|Capacity bean hopper||1.2 lbs|
|Grinding time||T-On: 10 sec / T-Off: 80sec|
|Dimensions HxWxD inches||17 x 6.7 x 9.8|
GENERAL SAFETY FROM MANUFACTURER
- Make sure that the local main supply voltage corresponds to the information given on the type plate on the bottom of the coffee grinder.
- Always fasten the bean hopper with the safety screw.
- Carry out the installation of the grinder according to the instructions.
- Plug the grinder into a grounded socket only and do not leave it unattended.
- Do not roll or bend the power cord.
- Always remove the electrical plug from the outlet prior to conducting maintenance or cleaning work on the grinder.
- Do not use an extension cord/ do not use a multiple socket.
- Place the grinder on an even and stable surface.
- Never place the grinder on hot surfaces.
- Never immerse the grinder into water; do not operate the grinder with wet hands
- The grinder should only be used by experienced adult persons.
- The grinder is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
- Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
- Do not expose the grinder to inclement weather (frost, snow, rain) and do not use it outdoors.
- Keep the packing out of reach of children.
- Use original spare parts only.
- Do not exceed the max. allowable continuous grinding time: T-On: 10 sec / T-Off: 80 sec
OPERATING YOUR GRINDER
Take a look at this video we did for the Profitec T64: https://youtu.be/p3vccEXqyOY
Step 1: Out of the box and onto the counter
Make sure your grinder is stable on a level surface.
Install the hopper, open the hopper throat, pour in a bag of your favorite whole bean coffee, and turn the grinder on using the on/off switch.
Step 2: Feeling the coffee
For this step, set your grinder to a manual or continuous setting, instead of a timed or weight based setting. This will help you avoid wasting coffee. If you have any questions about changing the setting on your grinder, check our video resources for your specific grinder or contact us!
Grind a small amount of coffee. If no coffee comes out, gradually adjust your grinder to be more coarse until a steady flow of coffee is coming from the grinder.
Important note: many grinders are shipped at a setting that is much more fine or coarse than you will need to make espresso. This means it may require several large adjustments before you near the ideal grind size and texture.
Get your hands dirty–feel the ground coffee. Ideally, we’re looking for a texture that falls between table salt and flour.
If the coffee looks and feels very coarse like cornmeal, you’ll have to adjust the grind finer. When the grind is set too coarse, the water will gush out of the machine when you’re pulling a shot.
If the coffee looks and feels overly fine like powdered sugar, you’ll have to adjust the grind coarser. When the grind is set too fine, the machine will be unable to push the hot water through the coffee.
Step 3: Nailing the dose
Now grind a full dose that matches your basket size (14-18 grams for a double; 18-22 grams for a triple). The goal is to fill your basket with the recommended amount of ground coffee
If the ground coffee is overflowing out of your basket, adjust your grind setting finer.
If there is barely any ground coffee in your basket, adjust the grind setting coarser.
These adjustments should be slightly less large than the ones from the previous step. Think one to two full steps on a stepped grinder, or one to two full turns on a worm drive.
Step 4: First adjustments – drop time
Remember, your first few shots will likely need a fair amount of adjusting. These adjustments should be even more slight than Step 3.
Grind a fresh, full dose of coffee into your basket. Compress the coffee with your tamper, taking care to make sure the tamp is level and you are applying even pressure.
Insert your portafilter and start your machine. We will be watching for the time of the first drips of espresso. We recommend either setting a timer or watching the display screen on your espresso machine.
We’re looking for the first few drops of espresso to drop between 6-10 seconds. If they fall outside of the window, you’ll have to adjust the grind setting.
If the shots start dripping before 6 seconds, the final espresso will likely taste sour and watery. Adjust your grind setting finer.
If the shots start dripping after 10 seconds, the final espresso will likely taste overly strong and bitter. Adjust your grind setting coarser until the first drops fall in the ideal 6-10 second window.
Step 5: Next adjustments – total shot time
Prepare your shot – grind a fresh, full dose; tamp evenly with consistent pressure.
Insert your portafilter and start your shot. This time, we are going to be watching for the full shot time.
Ideally, we’re looking for a shot time between 25-30 seconds. If your shot falls outside of this window, you’ll have to adjust your grind setting.
If the shots take less than 25 seconds, the espresso will likely taste sour or thin. Adjust the grind finer.
If the shot takes more than 30 seconds, the espresso will likely taste bitter or overly strong. Adjust your grind setting coarser.
These adjustments should be similar to the previous steps. Think more gradual, small changes.
Step 6: Fine tuning - adjusting for flavor
It’s finally time to start tasting your espressos. Prepare and pull a fresh shot of espresso and taste. If it isn’t to your liking, you’ll have to make some small adjustments.
At this step, try to make small, gradual changes instead of large shifts. Making smaller changes at this step will help you hone the flavors instead of leaving you to chase drastically different variables.
If you want your espresso to have more body, try increasing the amount of ground coffee by increasing the time on your grinder. Alternatively, you can adjust your grind setting a little finer.
If you want your espresso to be less sour, try adjusting your grind size finer. For a more dramatic change, you can use a little less coffee by adjusting your timer down.
If you want your espresso to be less bitter or astringent, try adjusting your grind size coarser. Again, you may use more coffee instead, but this will make a significant change to the flavor and flow of your espresso.
If your espresso tastes balanced, sweet and full-bodied, your grinder is dialed-in and ready to go!
PROGRAMMING THE TIME ON YOUR GRINDER
Manual Grinding – Keep either grinding button depressed You can manually grind a varying amount of coffee. Keep pressing either one of the grinding buttons until the desired amount of coffee has been ground. “man” is displayed during manual grinding
Stopping the grinding process – Press one of the grinding buttons You can stop the grinding process by pressing either of the grinding buttons during timed grinding.
Cleaning of the housing and the bean hopper - Occasionally clean the housing and the tray with a damp cloth. You should clean the bean hopper with a cloth prior to refilling the hopper in order to remove coffee oil residues. These residues can negatively effect the flavor.
Cleaning of the burrs - Please use Urnex Grindz cleaner as directed.
TIPS AND TROUBLESHOOTING
Should a bean become stuck in the grinding mechanism, you may easily fix this yourself.
- Adjust the grind to a coarser degree. Turn the grind adjuster counter-clockwise by two full turns.
- Press the grinding button and grind coffee. The stuck beans should now come loose.
- Re-adjust the grind.
In case the grind setting of your grinder changes autonomously after many grinding procedures, it is most likely that vibrations during grinding have caused the bracket of the grind level adjuster to become loose. Please proceed as follows to correct the problem:
- Switch the grinder off and unplug the electrical cord.
- Loose the screw of the adjustment of the grinding level (1,5 mm Allen wrench).
- Loosen both screws that are, or were, holding the grind adjustment bracket (2.5mm Allen wrench).
- Position the bracket as close to the gear wheel as possible and tighten both screws again.
- Tighten the screw of the adjustment of the grinding level again.