“CARIOCA” ITALIAN ESPRESSO COFFEE-MAKER
To taste a real excellent espresso coffee
rich in flavour and aroma, the premises to
visit are a place in Italy called “bar”.
Expensive and complex professional coffee
machines and excellent coffee blends ground
in the right way can be found in such
places, and excellent bar tenders will serve
an espresso prepared according to the
perfect traditional procedures.
Today, if no bar tenders are available, you
can have all that by using the “CARIOCA”
machine comfortably at home.
That innovative machine operates according
to a new system that can multiply the
pressure, obtains the correct thermal
conduction and can reproduce the conditions
achieved by means of a professional espresso
The water used to produce coffee in the
“CARIOCA” model can reach the traditional
8-9 bar pressure and 85-90 degree
The Italian-style coffee-maker “CARIOCA” is
operated by an external heat source. To make
an espresso, pour water (bottled mineral
water is best) and finely ground espresso
coffee into their special housings. It is
completely made of aluminium for alimentary
use, protected by “anodisation”, a process
that makes the surface of the machine
anticorrosive, scratchproof, self-cleaning,
waterproof, hard and beautiful. Through this
protective and decorative process, the
aesthetic and functional properties of the
machine will not be altered with time.
Frame 1 with a boiler opening, a knob for
opening and closing the machine and a cup
“Pressure multiplier” unit 2, with a housing
for the valves that control the operation of
and an opening for the water to
be used to make coffee.
Coffee-brewing chamber 3, with a knob for
pouring the espresso coffee, and an opening
the coffee filter.
Coffee filter 4.
Coffee reducer 5, to be used to make one cup
of coffee only.
Plug 6, to be used to make one cup of coffee
Upper cover 7, provided with a filter and
Loosen the upper knob and pull out all
Pour a small amount of water in the boiler,
keeping it below
the reference level A.
Carefully place the part 2 in its housing
and fill the water chamber up to level B.
Fill the filter with special ground coffee
for espresso machines up to level C without
Place the filter 4 with the ground coffee in
its housing on the part 3 and close it with
the upper unit 7.
Try to turn the knob fitted on the part 3
clockwise to make sure it is closed.
Place the group of joined parts 3,4,7 in
their special housing in the machine by
turning the knob and the coffee
Tighten the upper knob to lock and close all
the parts of the machine.
Place the machine on a medium-sized burner
under a high fire. After about six minutes,
which is what it takes to
rise pressure and
temperature in the machine, a whistle will
tell when the coffee is ready.
Place the cups on the special shelves
provided and turn the front knob 3 to pour
as much espresso coffee as
you like. Turn
the knob anticlockwise to open and clockwise
to close; half a turn will suffice.
Turn off the fire once the coffee has been
poured into the cups.
To make more coffee at once, take the
coffee-maker by the upper knob, taking care
not to touch the hot metal
parts and cool it
down under the tap. Thoroughly rinse and dry
up each part. Refill the machine as
before and put it on the burner
To make one cup of espresso coffee only,
close one nozzle with the plug 6 and fit the
adapter ring 5 in the filter
adding the ground coffee. Then, fill the
machine as described before.
TIPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
When the machine is new, make two or three
coffees, then throw them away, in order to
saturate the piping
with coffee flavour and
remove any processing waste. The machine is
at its best when it has been used for
Use the carefully selected coffee supplied
by us or any good, finely-ground coffee for
espresso machines to
obtain the best
Fill up the filter without pressing the
coffee powder, taking care to fill up any
empty space. Take care not to spill
clean any waste before closing the machine
to prevent the seals leaking pressure during
Try to become familiar with the use of the
machine by trying different proportions of
water and coffee,
differently ground coffee,
high or low fire. The perfect balance
between these systems is what makes an
excellent Italian-style espresso coffee with
a perfectly frothy top.
During the first trials, check how long the
machine stays on the burner. This time,
which should last about six
controlled by a whistle that the machine
gives off when the coffee is ready. If the
whistle is given off
too late, so that the
machine remains on the burner for too long
(seven, eight minutes), rise the fire. Vice
the machine is too quick to make
coffee, lower the fire. Please note that the
time it takes to make the coffee also
depends on how much water is poured into the
The machine gives out a hiss about one
minute before the whistle, which warns you
the coffee is ready.
To pour the coffee in a
hot cup, place the cups on the shelf as soon
as you hear the hiss, so that they have time
to warm up.
The coffee must come out of the nozzles
slowly and smoothly. If it comes out too
quickly, use finer coffee
powder and/or pour
a bit more coffee into the filter to fill up
any empty space.
Thoroughly dry and drain the machine after
rinsing, before filling it and placing it on
the burner. During use, when
the machine is
on the burner, it can hiss; this is due to
the evaporation of any water that has been
trapped in the
Always tighten the upper knob that closes
Take care not to touch the metal parts of
the machine when it is on the burner or when
it is still hot.
Never open the machine when it is still hot.
Use only tap water to rinse the machine and
clean and dry it thoroughly at regular
Do not use detergents. If scaling
forms in the machine, use some specific mild descaling product.
Check the parts that compose the machine at
regular intervals, especially the seals.
Use only OEM spare parts, which can be
ordered from the manufacturer or an
Never leave the machine on the burner for a
long time (over ten minutes) since it could
damage the seals and the
Never put the machine on the burner without
pouring water in it first.
In case of failures during use, stop using
the machine and contact the manufacturer or
an authorised dealer.
Clean the filter and piping in the upper
piece 7 as required, by loosening the screw
with the special screwdriver.
From time to
time, check if the coffee flows smoothly
through the nozzles.
Failing to adhere to the user and
maintenance instructions provided herein,
the warranty shall be null and void.
manufacturer shall not be held liable for
any damage resulting from the improper use
or misuse of the machine.