Saeco Poemia Manual Espresso machine

Classic Milk Frother, Black HD8323/01


The coffee of my Saeco manual espresso machine is watery

Is the coffee of your Saeco manual espresso machine too watery? Use these possible causes and solutions to try and solve this yourself.

Not using the right coffee pods

If you are using coffee pods with your Saeco manual espresso machine, make sure to use E.S.E. (Easy Serving Espresso) coffee pods only. E.S.E. coffee pods are suitable for all Saeco espresso machines.

Wrong use of coffee pod filters

Your Saeco espresso machine comes with three different coffee filters that will fit your filter holder:

  • A ground coffee filter, suitable for 1 or 2 cups of coffee
  • A coffee pod filter, only suitable for single E.S.E. coffee pods
  • A pod filter adapter, needed for the coffee pod filter.

If you are using coffee pods, make sure to first insert the pod filter adapter, followed by the coffee pod filter (see image below).


Using too little ground coffee

Using too little ground coffee can result in watery coffee. Use the measurement spoon that came with your Saeco manual espresso machine. We recommend using 1 to 1,5 spoon for a single coffee and 2 spoons for two cups of coffee.

The filter holder is not tightened

Turn the filter holder from left to right until it locks into place. After releasing the filter holder, the handle will slightly turn left. This movement is normal and ensures that the filter holder is tightened.


Coffee tip

Pre-wet the ground coffee or coffee pod to improve the overall taste. This may also help to prevent the coffee from getting watery.


  1. Place the coffee pod or ground coffee in the filter holder
  2. Insert the filter holder
  3. Turn the knob to 'coffee' for 2 seconds to prewet the coffee.
  4. Turn the knob to ' stand-by' for 2 seconds
  5. Continue to make your coffee as usual

The information on this page applies to the following models: HD8323/01 , HD8325/01 .

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