Tech Tip: Saeco Minuto Test Mode

Saeco Minuto - Test ModeWhile the Saeco Minuto offers some unique functionality compared to Saeco’s other superautomatic espresso machines — such as brewing coffee at a lower pressure to produce a more drip coffee like flavor — it still offers a Test Mode to help diagnose and resolve issues with the machine.

Knowing how to get into Test Mode is important, as it can assist you in determining what a particular error might be and how you can fix it. Since you can run each functional component separately, you can test things like whether or not the pump is working or if the grinder is grinding but not dosing. You can also learn helpful info like how quickly your grinder is rotating, how many drinks you’ve made and more.

In this video, Brendan guides us through Test Mode on the Saeco Minuto — how to get into it, navigate through it and interpret what its telling you. Once again, indispensable knowledge for Minuto owners everywhere!

SCG Tech Tips: Saeco Minuto Test Mode

2 comments for “Tech Tip: Saeco Minuto Test Mode

  1. Mihaly Henk
    February 13, 2014 at 5:14 am


    How can I find out, that how many drinks I’ve made with my Saeco Minuto?

    Thanks in advance.

    Best regards,


    • February 19, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      Hi Mihaly,

      Thanks for asking! We researched this a bit and found out from Philips Tech Support that there isn’t a feature built into the software of the Minuto that allows you to find out/track how many drinks you’ve made. This functionality is built into a few of the higher end Saeco/Philips machines, but just not this one.


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