Passion for all things coffeeBEHMOR BREWERThe Connected Coffee Brew SystemUser’s Guide.it’sATTENTION: Before using your new coffee brewer, please read and understand the user’s guide.
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The Connected Behmor BrewerMade for SmartphoneiOS 8.0 or newer and Android 4.4.2 or newerModel SpecificationModel: GRT20C01CMCCapacity: 1.2 Liters, 40oz, 8 (5 oz) cups.Voltage: 120VFrequency: 60HzPower: 1400WHow to Download the AppSearch for and download the free Behmor app from the App Store or Google Play .Launch the app and follow the easy instructions in the app to connect your BehmorBrewer.Please be sure to allow all app and firmware updates for the best experience.3
SafetyWhen using Behmor Brewer, always follow these basic precautions:1.Read all instructions before using.2.Do not operate the coffee brewer without water. Permanent damage could result andvoid the warranty.3.Make sure your outlet voltage corresponds to the voltage stated on the rating label ofthe coffee maker.4.To protect against fire, electric shock, and injury, do not immerse cord, plug, orbrewer in water or other liquid.5.Adult supervision is absolutely necessary and is the responsibility of the user(s)/owner(s) when the Behmor Brewer is being operated near children or in householdswith children present.6.Unplug from outlet before manually cleaning brewer.7.Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug, after a malfunction orafter any damage has occurred.8.Do not use any attachment(s), and/or item(s) or make any modifications that are notexplicitly approved by Behmor Inc. in, on or to the Behmor Brewer. Using such itemsor making modifications is strictly prohibited and automatically voids all warrantiesand relieves Behmor Inc. of any/all liabilities arising from such misuse and tampering.9.Do not use outdoors.10.Do not use with extension cords.11.Do not let cord hang over the edge of a table or counter or touch hot surfaces.12.Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner or in a heated oven.13.Do not use appliance for anything other than the intended use.14.To disconnect, remove plug from wall outlet by holding the plug. Never pull the cord.15.Scalding may occur if the cover is opened during the brewing cycles. Be carefularound the steam.4
Safety (continued)16.Do not put anything in the water reservoir except water or water based, approvedcoffee cleaners such as citric acid (Dezcal). Do NOT use vinegar! Coffee should notbe put into the reservoir.17.Some parts of appliance become hot during operation. Use caution when brewing orcalibrating the Behmor Brewer.18.This product is equipped with a grounded plug, which will only fit into a three-prongoutlet. Do not attempt to disable this feature. Improper connection of the groundingconductor may result in electric shock.Knowing your BrewerPlease take a moment to familiarize yourself with the components that make up theBehmor Brewer. Please note that many programming features are now only available viathe Behmor App.What’s in the boxBrewer LidFilterFilter BasketCarafeBrewer5
Knowing your Brewer (continued)The control panelStart/StopStart/Stop Button: Use the Start/Stop button to begin a brewing cycle, stop a brewingcycle, empty water from the reservoir (press and hold for 5 seconds), or reset to factorysettings (press and hold for 10 seconds).DADOTM Button: The DADO light will inform you of the connection and functional status ofyour Behmor Brewer. Here’s what the DADO button does:OFF: Not connected to the InternetON/SOLID: Connected to the InternetON/BLINKING (ONCE PER SECOND): Either needs to be paired to the home Wi-Finetwork or (if that has already happened) you need to push the DADO button to tryand reconnect.TIP: Hold down the Start/Stop button for 5 seconds to purge water from the reservoir.6
Setting up your Connected Brewer1.Remove all packing materials.2.Check to ensure all parts and accessories are included and the brewer is notdamaged.3.Wash and rinse the removable components (filter basket, gold filter, carafe, andlid) with mild dishwashing detergent.4.Plug the Behmor Brewer into the power outlet.5.Open the Behmor app and follow instruction to connect your new Brewer tothe app.6.Once your Behmor Brewer is online and connected to the app go to Settings(in the app) Maintenance Calibrate Brewer7.Now follow the instructions to calibrate the brewer.8.After calibration procedure is complete, fill the reservoir to maximum line(1.2L/ 8 Cup) and place reservoir lid over reservoir.9.Press “Start/Stop” to run a brewing cycle. This rinses the internal componentsbefore the first use. Be sure carafe and other items are in proper place(s).7
Your First BrewFirst Steps:1.Twist and remove the water reservoir top cover and fill with drinking water, alwayspouring from the side.The water reservoir has a maximum capacity of 8 Cups, equivalent to 40oz or 1.2L.Labeled marking lines are on inside of reservoir:a. 1.2 L, 40 ounces or eight 5oz cupsb. .9 L, 30 ounces, 6 5oz cupsc. Calibration Fill Line .6L, 20 ounces, 4 5oz cupsIMPORTANT NOTES: Do not put coffee or anything other than water into the reservoir. Do not use hot water as it will adversely affect the water heating process.2.Replace and twist the reservoir cover into its locked position.3.Remove the filter basket and place ground coffee into the filter. The providedpermanent filter can be used or if you prefer brewing with a paper filter, remove thepermanent filter from the filter basket and insert a paper filter. The recommendedpaper filter is a basket shaped 10 cup filter. DO NOT brew using a paper filter placedinside the permanent filter as this will slow the water flow and could overflow filterbasket.A full pot of brewed coffee in the Behmor Brewer requires up to 14 Tablespoons ofground coffee (60-70 grams or 2 oz). If the Behmor Brewer permanent filter is beingused, finely ground coffee is not recommended as it may clog the filter. A standarddrip ground coffee grind setting is recommended for use in the Behmor Brewer. Forother levels of brewed coffee, see the SCAA Gold Cup Ratio grid on page 12. Adjustthe water and coffee amounts based on your taste preference.4.Place the filter into the filter basket, and slide into place. You will hear a slight clickingwhen it locks in position.5.Set stainless steel carafe on base ensuring it is directly under the filter basket andraises the filter basket valve. If the carafe isn’t positioned properly under the filterbasket valve, brewed coffee may not flow into the carafe properly and back up waterin the filter basket.6.8Proceed with brewing using one of three options described on the next page.
Your First Brew (continued)Brewing with your smartphoneOpen up the Behmor app, choose your brewer, then follow the easy steps to select yourpreferences (Cups, Water temperature, and Pre-soak time).Don’t forget to fill the reseveoir with the appropriate amount of water and fill groundsbasket with ground coffee (see page 12).Once you have everything selected just tap “Start brewing!”Brewing without your smartphoneFill the reservoir with 40 oz of water, fill the grounds basket with 14 tablespoons of groundcoffee, and push the start/stop button. It’s that easy!Default: It will preheat the reservoir filled with 8 cups of water to 200º before beginningthe 45-second pre-soak and brewing steps. Note: Pre-soak will release approximately 4ozof water first to wet the coffee grounds before actual brewing begins. During brewing,water will be pulsed and released every 15 seconds to create turbulence and help improveextraction from the coffee grounds. Once the reservoir is empty, the light ring will flashgreen then turn to a solid green indicating the brew cycle is finished and your coffee isready to enjoy.Upcoming Features: In an upcoming firmware update, you’ll be able to: Assign your own favorite profile to the Start/Stop button’s “Quickstart”functionality. Use your Behmor Brewer as an electric kettle with “Kettle” mode for more pourover options.TIP: Calibrate brewer every 6 months for optimum performance (from app).9
Cleaning1.Clean all detachable parts in hot, soapy water.2.Never wash the steel carafe in the dishwasher, hand-wash only.3.Wipe down the exterior surface with a soft, damp cloth. Never use abrasive cleaner.4.Remove the filter basket and use a clean cloth to wipe off the spray head area abovewhere the filter basket sits.5.It is recommended to run a coffee maker cleaner such as citric acid (Dezcal) throughyour brewer at a minimum on a quarterly basis, sooner if chalky residue from mineralsforms in your reservoir. Do NOT use vinegar!6.Run a clean cycle from the Behmor app menu settings maintenance clean.TIP: Steps 1-4 should be done while brewer is unplugged.10
Tips for Great Tasting CoffeeCoffee: The quality of the coffee and water used is directly related to the quality of thecoffee brewed. We highly recommend using freshly ground coffee or commercially packedcoffee that is sealed for freshness. The proper amount of ground coffee and water iscritical to the finished brew. A ratio of 2 Tablespoons of coffee for every 6 oz. of water isrecommended. See SCAA’s Gold Cup Ratio on Page 12 for various quantities of water andcoffee.Grind: Grind consistency is one of the most overlooked requirements for a great cup ofcoffee. It is recommended you use the drip coffeemaker grind coarseness in your brewer.Freshly grinding your coffee before brewing can also help brew a great tasting cup ofcoffee.Filters: The Behmor Brewer comes with a permanent filter included. This filter will tendto give the brewed coffee more body and mouth feel. Paper filters can also be used,which will give your coffee a cleaner taste. For paper filters, a 10 cup size basket filter isrecommended. Paper filter should not be used together with the permanent filter.Water: Coffee is over 98% water. Wherever possible use high quality filtered or bottledwater. Regular unfiltered tap water can impart flavors such as chlorine, salts and otherminerals to your finished cup. Tap water with high mineral content will also require theuser to perform more frequent cleaning cycles as noted in the “Cleaning and Maintenance”section and should be avoided.Pre-Soak: This cycle allows the user to determine how long a pre-soak portion of thebrewing water should rest on the grounds prior to the staggered release of the remainingwater. The fresher the roast, the longer the pre-soak should be. This allows for the “bloom”or degassing of fresh coffee to dissipate before the brewing cycle. Less fresh roasts donot generally require as long of a pre-soak time. Fresh roasts under 3 days old may benefitfrom a pre-soak of 1.5 minutes. Pre-ground coffee or coffee without a roast date can use ashorter or no pre-soak time.Cleaning: A clean coffee brewer is essential for making great-tasting coffee. Regularlyclean the coffee brewer as directed in the Behmor app. Do NOT use vinegar.Find Your Preferences: Coffee offers many flavor elements. Coffee origins have differentflavor characteristics and roast profiles, the freshness of the roast date, water temperature,and pre-soak time are just a few of the attributes that go in to the flavor of a brewed cupof coffee. It’s a journey, each offering a different result. Experiment with the grind, brewtemperature, pre-soak times and the coffee itself. With the capabilities of the BehmorBrewer and your preferences, you will enjoy coffee at a whole new level not experienced athome before.11
Brewing a Gold Cup of CoffeeThe Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) Golden Cup brewing fundamentalsprovide guidance to brew a great cup of coffee. Below is a grid of the recommendedground coffee dosage for various volumes of brewed coffee. In its simplest form, Gold Cupratio is 2 tablespoons of coffee for each 6 ounces of coffee brewed.WaterCoffeeLitersOuncesCoffee CupCoffee CupGramsTablespoons(Metric)(US Standard)(6oz)(8 oz)(Metric)(US 2419177ml610.7592Coffee/Water ratio based on Behmor Brewer water reservoir markings.Adjust your coffee and water amounts based on your preference.Water12CoffeeLitersOuncesCoffee CupGramsTablespoons(Metric)(US Standard)(5oz)(Metric)(US Standard)1.2L4086614900ml3064710
Frequently Asked QuestionsHow do I download the Behmor app?To download the Behmor app, please log onto the App Store (Apple product) or GooglePlay (Android product) and download the Behmor app to your device.Do I need notifications and location services?The first few pop-up screens you will encounter in the Behmor app will ask for you to “optin” (Allow) to receive notifications and location services. Opting-in will provide you withthe full-features of your connected device. Your use of some features will be affected if youchoose to opt-out (Deny), but you can always enable the features later under “Settings.”Note: In order to properly calibrate your brewer you will need to allow for location services.How do I sign up for an account?All Behmor app users need a DADO Account. To set up your account in the app:1.Create a password just for your DADO Account2.The email address you choose does not have to be tied to your smart phone account3.You password should be a minimum of 6 characters (special characters OK)How do I add my Behmor appliance to my home network?1.Go to the “Add new device” screen2.Note: Your smartphone and your Behmor device need to be on the same Wi-Finetwork3.Your smartphone needs to be connected to Wi-Fi – you’ll configure device for sameWi-Fi network in next step4.Add new/change5.Swipe through set up screens13
Frequently Asked Questions (continued)How do I connect my Behmor app to my Behmor appliance?1.Connect to your appliance2.Go to: Settings - Wi-Fi - choose “DADO”3.Connect to DADO4.NOTE: Your initial Wi-Fi selection needs to be DADO5.Tap NEXT6.Please notice – when you return to app, you’re now back at regular home network’sSSID7.Default security is Auto8.Next – “scanning for product” message9.Appliance should show up on add screenHow do I update my brewer’s firmware?1.A red banner (called “toast”) will drop down in the app when a firmware update isavailable2.Tap on red banner (“toast”) or go into settings – instructions in app3.You should always update firmware14
TroubleshootingGeneralProblemPossible CauseSolutionFlashing RED light ringReservoir is empty (no water)Press Start/Stop button onappliance to reset error. OnceOrlight is green it’s readyWater in reservoir is too hotIf empty add cold waterIf water is too hot “purge” water(holding down Start/Stop for 5seconds) then replace with coldwaterCoffee basket over flowedThe carafe was not in place underThe carafe must be directlythe filter basket properlyunderneath the filter basket andthe release valve lifted slightly byCoffee was ground too fine andthe top of the carafe.water flow impededUse a courser ground coffee.A permanent filter and paperfilter were used togetherUse only a permanent filter orpaper filter; not both at once.Reservoir filter cloggedCheck and clean the filter at thebottom of the water reservoir.During a brew cycle the lidThe brewer needs to beSee Setting up your brewerbounces aroundcalibrated for your location(pages 8-9)During calibration the lidThe lid should not be on duringSee Initial Set up and Cleaningbounces aroundcalibration(pages 8-9)At the end of brewing cycleYou may be experiencing aBrewer has mineral build up.there is over 2 oz of waterreduction of flow out of theNeed to run a clean cycle (fromleft in the reservoirreservoirapp).My coffee is sourThis is a journey – you have toTry grinding finer and/or brewingMy coffee is bitterexperimentat a higher temperatureThis is a journey – you have toTry grinding coarser and/orexperimentbrewing at a lower temperature15
Troubleshooting (continued)App - SetupProblemPossible CauseSolutionUnable to configure newUser waited longer than 5 minPress DADO button to initiateappliance - DADO button isto attempt configuration andconfiguration mode, confirmnot flashingwireless radio powered down dueDADO button is flashingto security restrictionsUnable to configure newUser waited longer than 5 minRestart appliance by removingappliance - DADO button isto attempt configuration andpowernot flashingwireless radio powered down dueUnable to communicateUser may not have theGo to the app store andwith new appliance duringappropriate app installed for thedownload/updateconfiguration- DADO Buttonnew appliancesto security restrictionsis flashingUnable to communicateUser may not have theLaunch updated applicationwith new appliance duringappropriate app installed for theand initiate configuration modeconfiguration - DADO Buttonnew appliancesby pressing the DADO button -User sees appliance,User entered the incorrect routerRe-enter the correct passwordattempts configuration andpassword and attempt to re-receives incorrect passwordenter the correct passwordis flashingDADO button should be flashingUser should verify securitysettings (WPA/WPA2)errorApp - DiscoveryProblemPossible CauseSolutionFirst run, app does notPhone is not on the same networkEnsure phone and appliance arediscover an appliance thatat the applianceon the same Wi-Fi networkApp does not discover anApp not communicating properlyClose app and restartappliance that has beenwith the cloud and appliancehas been previously setuppreviously setupApp does not discover anApp not communicating properlyPower cycle the appliance andappliance that has beenwith the cloud and appliancewait for it to reboot and connectApp does not discover anAppliance is still connecting toWait for appliance to completeappliance that has beenthe Wi-Fi routerconnecting with the Wi-Fi router.previously setuppreviously setupOnce user receives a pushnotification that appliance ready,they may open the app and startusingWhen restarting the app, thePhone and appliance are not onCheck to ensure appliance andphone does not connect tothe same Wi-Fi networkphone are on the same Wi-Fithe appliance16network
Troubleshooting (continued)App - UsageProblemPossible CauseSolutionAppliance losesDuring normal usage, the userWait for phone to reconnect tocommunication with themay close the phone or app.the appliancephone or app.Once the phone is open and theapp is running it can take up toIf after 30 seconds and the30 seconds to reconnectappliance is not communicating,Cache full or connection notRestart phone and app typicallyrestart the appUser stops receiving pushnotificationbeing madefixes this issueAppliance message inAppliance rebooting or notWait for appliance to finishapp alerts user that it isproperly poweredbooting and connecting to theAppliance message inAppliance rebooting or notCheck to ensure the appliance isapp alerts user that it isproperly poweredplugged in and properly workingAppliance message inAppliance rebooting or notPower cycle the appliance,app alerts user that it isproperly poweredrestart app, and ensure you aredisconnectedWi-Fi networkdisconnecteddisconnectedon the same Wi-Fi networkApp attempts connectionOut of range or connection notRestart application and attemptto appliance and doesestablishedto connect to existing appliancenot complete connection(spinner)App - GeneralProblemPossible CauseSolutionNo connectionNo response during connectionPower cycle the applianceNo connectionOther Internet devicesPower cycle the applianceconnecting but not the BehmorBrewerNo connectionNo response, not completingPower cycle the router/ modemscanCall Internet provider if issue
Coffee: The quality of the coffee and water used is directly related to the quality of the coffee brewed. We highly recommend using freshly ground coffee or commercially packed coffee that is sealed for freshness. The proper amount of ground coffee and water is critical to the finished brew. A ratio of 2 Tablespoons of coffee for every 6 oz. of .