Bene Casa
3 Cup Espresso Maker

by maria del pilar
(Bogota Colombia)


Please I would like to know how can give solution to the following problem with my Bene Casa 3 cup. When I use it for a second time to get an additional cup of coffee the water does not flow up adequately and a portion of this water remain into the Bene Casa recipient. How could to manage this problem?

Thank you very much for your help.
Maria del Pilar Jimenez

If I understand correctly you cannot get all of the coffee to empty from the espresso maker. Also, do you make a second batch of coffee, or are you talking about pouring a second cup from the original batch of brewed coffee? I assume you are trying to pour a second cup from the first batch.

First, you need to be aware that when it states 3 cup espresso maker, it is talking about 3 espresso cups, not 3 American size cups. So if you are drinking an American size cup of espresso/coffee, you wouldn't have enough left in the pot to give you a second cup.

Or, you might be talking about the water that remains in the bottom of the espresso maker. This is a stovetop espresso maker that has the water and grounds put in the bottom of the pot. In this type of brewing you heat the water which makes steam forcing the water to filter through the coffee and then into the upper pot. The upper pot holds the brewed coffee which is what you would drink. This process will leave a certain amount of water in the bottom of the pot after brewing.

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3 Cup Espresso Maker

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Dec 24, 2011
Problem with 6 cup stovetop espresso maker
by: Randy

I have the 3 cup maker and it works PERFECT. It makes the perfect espresso with no waste and great taste (when I pour into my milk/brown sugar mix to make a full cup of american coffee(cafe con leche?))). I then wanted to make 2 servings so I bought a 6 cup maker. Had problems from the start. I put ground beans in top and fill to boiler release valve with cold water. The pot comes to a steam-boil but wether med-high or high temp the water does NOT rise up through the grounds to the top. I MIGHT get a 1/4" in the top basket but the majority of the water stays in the bottom basket. I have made with full grounds and ran test trials with just water and no grounds (waste of coffee=no good). It seams that I'm not getting good enough pressure to shoot up through the grounds and into the top hopper. If I jack the heat way up to high on the burner, it just evaporates the water into steam. Has anybody else had this problem and, if so, what did you do to correct?
The only thing different in the design between my 3 cup and my 6 cup is the funnel-shaped basket that holds the grounds is narrower at the bottom of the funnel (in ratio) than the 3 cup funnel. Any advice would be appreciated. RB

Sep 07, 2011
Bene casa 3 cup espresso maker
by: Anonymous

Thank you very much for your answer. What I understood is that it is normal that when I make a second batch of coffee some water remains at the bottom of the pot. Is it correct?

Even thought, one time after the second batch the last cup of coffee obtained was very concentrated and not good, and almost 1/4 of the water remained at the bottom of the pot.

Thank you for your help.

Maria del Pilar Jimenez

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