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Cafe Specialty Drip Coffee Maker Owner Manual



Cafe Specialty Drip Coffee Maker

Cafe Specialty Drip Coffee Maker


To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or injury when using your coffee maker, always follow these basic safety precautions.

  • Use only a 120 V, 60 Hz standard electrical supply that is properly grounded by the  National Electric Code and local codes and ordinances.
  • Do not touch hot surfaces including glass carafe. Use handles and knobs.
  • To protect against electric shock, do not place a cord, plug, or base unit in water or other liquids.
  • The product is for household use only. Do not use outdoors.
  • To avoid a possible burn hazard, make sure the carafe is clean and empty and the lid is locked before brewing.
  • Do not let the cord hang over the edge of the table or counter, or touch a hot surface.
  • Scalding may occur if the lid is removed during the brewing cycle.
  • Appliances should not be used by or near children.
  • To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not attempt to disassemble, repair, modify, or replace any part of your product.
  • Use this product only for its intended purpose as described in this user  manual
  • Use of any accessories not recommended by the manufacturer can cause injuries.
  • Keep ventilation openings in the appliance enclosures or the built-in structure, clear of obstruction.
  • Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
  • To disconnect, make sure no coffee brewing, then remove the plug from the wall outlet.
  • This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended to fit into a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to modify the plug in any way.
  • Do not use an extension cord.
  • Unplug from the outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning the appliance.
  • Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord, if the appliance malfunctions, or has been damaged in any manner, return the appliance to the nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair, or adjustment.

Appliances with Glass Containers.

  • The container is designed for use with this appliance. It must never be used on a range top. (Unless specific instructions for use on a range top are provided and include the precautions to be observed.)
  • Do not set a hot container on a wet or cold surface.
  • Do not use a cracked container or a container having a loose or weakened handle.
  • Do not clean the container with cleansers, steel wool pads, or other abrasive material.


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  • Tank Lid
  • Water Reservoir
  • Strength Button
  • Temperature Button
  • Auto Brew Button
  • Brew/Cancel/Select Dial
  • Mesh Basket Filter
  • rew Basket Insert
  • Drip Stop Lever
  • Showerhead
  • Thermal / Glass Carafe
  • Measuring Scoop
  • Carbon Filter
  • Warming Plate (Glass carafe models only)

Getting Started


  • The product is designed to be installed indoors. Do not use your coffee maker outdoors.
  • The product must be installed upright on a flat, level surface that can support the total weight when full of water.
  • Install the product in a well-ventilated area with an ambient temperature between 55°F and 90°F.
  • Do not place the product near heat sources such as ovens or cooktops.
  • Do not place the product in direct sunlight.
  • Make sure the product can not be accessed by children or animals.


  1. Carefully remove packing material. Do not use sharp tools that can damage the box contents.
  2. Ensure all components are present. If any item is missing, please contact us at  cafeappliances.com (in Canada, contact us at cafeappliances.ca).
  3. Place the coffee maker upright on a flat, level surface. Make sure the coffee maker is UNPLUGGED at this time.
  4. Wipe the exterior with a soft, damp cloth. Wash the mesh filter, brew basket, and carafe in warm, soapy water and a soft cloth. Do not use abrasive cleaners, pads, or cloths which can scratch the surface. Rinse and dry thoroughly. Coffee maker parts are NOT dishwasher safe.
  5. Plug the coffee maker into an electrical outlet. The clock flashes AM noon.



  • Push the Temperature button and hold for 3 seconds. The clock illuminates on the display and the white dot on the Temperature button will illuminate.
  • To set AM/PM: Rotate the Brew/ Select knob and push to select.  To set Hour: Rotate the Brew/Selectknob and push to select. To set Minutes: Rotate the Brew/Selectknob and push to select. After you confirm to quit, the outer ring will illuminate. The ring will not illuminate to confirm each selection.
    Push and hold the Brew/Select knob for 3 seconds at any time to exit the sub-menu and revert to the previous settings.

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  • Push the Strength button. The strength options and Strength button illuminate. The Strength options are Gold, Light, Medium, and Bold.
  • GOLD: Brewing to the optimum strength using set parameters. This selection will brew coffee of the highest quality. Cups available are  1 – 10. The temperature selection is not changeable in GOLD. If at high elevation, over 5000 feet, do not use this selection. For a more personal experience or at high elevation (over 5000 feet) utilize the Light,
  • Medium, or Bold strength. The cup selection is from 1 to 10 by whole cup increments.
  • The temperature selection is between 185 to 205°F. The recommendation is from 195-205° for best flavor extraction.
  • LIGHT: Brewing to the lighter strength is for those who prefer a slightly lower extraction of flavor.
  • MEDIUM: Brew to the optimum strength with the option to brew different cup sizes and brew at different temperatures.
  • BOLD: Bold is for those who prefer a little higher extraction of flavor.
  • Rotate the Brew/Select knob to select the strength and push select or push the Strength button to confirm your selection. The outer ring of the Brew/Select knob will illuminate to confirm selection when pushed.

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This coffee maker is regulated for temperatures between 185 and 205° F. It is recommended to brew between 195 to 205° F for best flavor extraction. For altitudes over 5000 feet, use 185° F to prevent water from boiling.

Temperature can not be changed if the Gold Setting is selected.

  • Push the Strength button to make sure the strength is NOT Gold.
  • Push the Temperature button. The Temperature button illuminates and the display shows 200.
  • Rotate the Brew/Select knob to select the temperature and push select or push the Temperature button to confirm your selection. The outer ring of the Brew/Select knob will illuminate to confirm selection when pushed.
  • To switch from Fahrenheit to Celsius, press and hold the Strength and Temperature buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds.

High Altitude: For use in high altitudes, adjust the temperature down to 185° F so water will not boil.

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  • Ensure the brew basket insert and drip stop lever in the bottom of the insert are clean and that the brew basket insert is in the brew basket.
  • Use either the mesh basket filter (included) or a No. 4 paper filter (not included) and place it into the brew basket insert.
  • Ensure the carafe (included) is clean and empty, and the lid is locked. Make sure the carafe is in place before brewing. This coffee maker will NOT brew without the carafe in place. The top of the carafe MUST be engaged with the drip stop lever on the bottom of the brew basket. If not, the water won’t flow into the carafe and the basket may overflow during the brewing cycle. If the carafe is not in place when the brewing cycle is selected, the display will show “Err” and the coffee maker will chime.
  • Water: This coffee maker is designed to use only the amount of water for the number of cups selected to be brewed. Fill the water reservoir with fresh, clean, and odorless (free of chlorine and sulfur) water up to the MAX level indicator. DO NOT overfill the water reservoir.
  • Water should have some minerals for the best flavor. Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems or distilled water do not have minerals and are not recommended for coffee brewing. If there is no water in the reservoir at the start of brewing, an error message (Add H2O) will show on the display telling you to add water and a chime will sound.
  • Push the knob to confirm that you are adding water. Once the water is added, push the knob again to continue brewing. DO NOT add water during brewing unless the error message is displayed.
  • Coffee: The type of coffee and freshness are a large factor in the flavor, taste, and aroma of brewed coffee. The grind size of the coffee is for brewing using the drip  method
  • Use the scoop (included) to measure the correct amount of coffee for the number of cups you are brewing. The measuring scoop is designed for one level scoop of coffee per 4.5 oz serving of coffee being brewed (4.5 oz of water per serving is the common measurement for a regular cup of coffee). Place the coffee into the filter in the brew basket.


  • After setup of strength and temperature, push the Brew/Select knob. The number of cups will illuminate the display along with the last strength that was chosen. Rotate the Brew/Select knob to choose the number of cups of coffee you want to brew. Push the Brew/Select knob to confirm. Brewing will start.

Regulatory Information

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
  2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, under Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used by the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
  • Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.

Care and Cleaning

Clean the outside of the coffee maker with a soft, damp cloth. Do not use paper towels or abrasive cloths and cleaners as they may scratch the finish.

Remove the mesh basket filter and brew basket. Discard any ground coffee. After each brew, rinse the mesh basket filter and brew basket under running water. For a deeper clean, wash in warm soapy water with a soft bristled brush. These parts are NOT dishwasher safe.

After each use, empty the carafe. Rinse the carafe and lid under warm running water. Letting coffee stand overnight in the carafe can lead to staining. For a deeper clean, wash regularly in warm, soapy water and a soft-bristled brush. Do not use abrasive cleaners as they may scratch the finish. Rinse and dry thoroughly. The carafe and lid are NOT dishwasher safe.

Hard water can cause mineral build-up on internal components. This can cause a change in the taste of the coffee, brewing temperature, and brewing flow. The coffee maker needs to be descaled regularly. When Descale is flashing under the time display, it means that too much limescale has built up on the heater. Describe the coffee maker as soon as possible according to the below instructions.

The Descale indicator will go off following the first rinse after descaling. To descale, use a mixture of half water/half vinegar. Fill the reservoir with the MAX indicator. Run the coffee maker through a brewing cycle using the 10-cup setting. Once the mixture is gone, run the 10-cup brew setting 3 times using clear water in the reservoir.

When descaling, if the carafe is removed, the heater and pump are shut off and display the “Err” error code, after 2 minutes the screen will return to an idle clock state. To fix the error place the carafe back in place.

To remove the filter cage from the water reservoir, use a spoon to wedge under the side tab and lift the cage. To replace it, simply push into the hole until the cage sets into place. It is recommended to change the filter at least every 3 months.

The showerhead can be removed by rotating and pulling it out. Make sure the Unlock icon is lined up with the arrow to remove it. For a deeper clean, wash regularly in warm, soapy water and a soft-bristled brush. Do not use abrasive cleaners as they may scratch the finish. Rinse and dry thoroughly.

Troubleshooting Tips

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Limited Warranty

If your appliance fails to operate properly while in use under normal household conditions within the warranty period, visit cafeappliances.com/support for product care/maintenance self-help. In Canada, visit service.geappliances.ca/servicio/en_CA/. To initiate a warranty claim, please visit cafeappliances.com/support/returns/, or call 1-800-430-1757. Please have your model number and serial number available. Return and packing instruction information will be provided at that time. In Canada, contact us at cafeappliances.ca

What Café Appliances Will Not Cover: 

  • Improper installation, delivery, or maintenance.
  • Failure of the product if it is abused, misused, or used for other than the intended purpose or used commercially.
  • Damage caused after delivery.
  • Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, floods, or acts of God.
  • Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible defects with this appliance.
  • Software bugs that can be corrected with an update via the Café App
  • Labor and other charges to install and/or remove the product

For sale in the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada only:
This limited warranty is extended to the original purchaser for products purchased for home use within the USA. In Alaska and Hawaii, the limited warranty does not include the costs of shipping units. California residents may give additional return options.

Please ask the call center for additional information. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. To know what your legal rights are, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General.

For Customers in Canada: This limited warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased in Canada for home use within Canada. In-home warranty service will be provided in areas where it is available and deemed reasonable by Mabe to provide. For extended warranty information, visit geappliances.ca/ purchase-extended-warranty
Warrantor Canada: MC Commercial, Burlington, Ontario, L7R 5B6

Consumer Support

Have a question or need assistance with your appliance? Try the Café Appliances Website 24 hours a day, any day of the year! You can also shop for more great Café Appliances products and take advantage of all our online support services designed for your convenience. cafeappliances.com In Canada: cafeappliances.ca

Register your new appliance online at your convenience! Timely product registration will allow for enhanced communication and prompt service under the terms of your warranty, should the need arise. You may also mail in the pre-printed registration card included in the packing material. cafeappliances.com/register In Canada, service.geappliances.ca/servicio/en_CA/


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