Solis Perfetta Product User Manuals & Instructions PDF

The Solis Barista Perfetta Plus is built to deliver exceptional espresso, cappuccino, and other specialty coffee beverages in the comfort of your home. With its intuitive controls and versatile features, you can effortlessly create café-quality drinks to delight yourself and impress your guests.

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This user manual is designed to provide you with all the necessary information to ensure optimal performance and enjoyment of your Solis Barista Perfetta Plus Espresso Machine.

Tips for the Perfect Espresso


  • To prevent coffee aromas from evaporating quickly, it is best to store your coffee airtight in its original packaging in a cool and dark place. But never in the refrigerator, as it is humid and the coffee absorbs the ambient odours.

Preheating the Machine:

  • Before the first use, the appliance parts, the portafilter and the cup should be
    warmed up so that you can immediately enjoy a cup of hot coffee. Mount the
    portafilter with the filter inserted but without the coffee powder to the brewing
    group. Use the same cup with which you later prepare the coffee. Press one of
    the two coffee buttons to let hot water run through the portafilter into the cup.
    ATTENTION: There may still be hot water in the portafilter. Be careful not to scald
  • As long as the appliance parts are still hot, only the cups need to be pre-heated.
    The cup tray warms up during operation. It can be used for preheating cups. You
    can also rinse the cups with a little hot water.


  • For a perfect coffee, the coffee beans should be freshly ground with a grinder.
    There is no such thing as the right grind size, as factors such as variety of coffee
    bean, amount of coffee powder and tamping pressure also play an important
    role. Experiment to make your personal favourite coffee.


  • Wipe the filter in the portafilter clean with a dry cloth. Fill the filter for one cup
    with the measuring spoon of coffee powder (approx. 0.018–0.02 lb) resp. twice
    the amount (approx. 0.035–0.04 lb) for two cups of coffee. Distribute the coffee
    powder evenly in the filter.


  • Use the tamper (V) to tamp the coffee powder. Like that, it can provide the
    necessary resistance to the water flowing through. Make sure that the tamper is
    pushed down straight so that a horizontal bed of coffee is formed.
  • Remove coffee residue from the edge of the portafilter so that it can be correctly
    inserted into the brewing head.

Dispensing the Coffee:

  • Rinse the brewing group for a few seconds by pressing one of the coffee buttons.
    This will remove old coffee residues. Then, insert the portafilter into the brewing
    group so that you align the handle of the portafilter with the "Insert" symbol,
    lock the portafilter into place and turn the handle to the right until you feel a
    resistance and the handle stands at approx. 90° to the machine, under "Lock".
    Place one or two cups (preferably preheated) under the outlets of the portafilter.
  • As soon as the machine has reached the temperature for dispensing coffee,
    the two coffee buttons and constantly light up white. Press one of the
    coffee buttons and the machine starts the process and automatically cancels the
    dispensing process.

After Each Coffee Brew:

  • Carefully remove the portafilter from the brewing head. Use a knock-out bowl to
    knock the coffee grounds out of the filter. Please do not pour the coffee grounds
    down the drain, as this might clog the sewage pipes.
  • Regularly check whether the drip tray is full and has to be emptied to prevent
    overflow which could damage the underlying surface. The drip tray must be emptied at the latest when the red float gauge between the drip grid becomes visible.


Solis espresso machines and grinders offer two perfect puzzle pieces for your home brewing setup. On one hand, the Solis Perfetta espresso machine is a fantastic way to start (or upgrade) your home espresso setup. This powerful, adaptable espresso machine is full of high quality features you'd normally expect to find on more expensive machines, including pressurized and non-pressurized portafilter options. The Solis Scala coffee grinder is a great entry level grinder perfect for drip brewing and pour over. On the low end of its grind scale, the Scala can grind fine enough for pressurized espresso, which makes it a great first grinder as you discover your favorite way to brew.

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Founded in Switzerland in 1908, Solis has made a range of home appliances and electronics over their long history. From heating pads to hair dryers, Solis’ design sensibilities drive their approachable and affordable products. In the 1950s, Solis introduced some of their products to the US market, and we’re excited to bring their espresso machines and grinders to our customers. At Seattle Coffee Gear, we pride ourselves on bringing you exceptional coffee equipment, and we’re confident that you’ll find that Solis’ consistent and easy to use coffee grinders and espresso machines live up to that high standard.
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