Maintaining a Clean Nespresso Machine

It may have been a long time since you’ve even thought about cleaning your coffee capsule machine. It feels like a lot of effort, and a lot of people assume it doesn't make too much of a difference. In fact, a dirty machine adds impurities to your coffee, leaving an off-putting flavour as a result of the build-up of oils. Cleaning your coffee machine not only extends it's life, but also ensures the quality of the coffee you brew.

Why is cleaning my coffee pod / capsule machine so important?

For delicious coffee and longevity of the machine, it’s super important to keep your beloved machine clean! A clean coffee machine brews consistently better tasting coffee; the difference in flavour between a clean and dirty machine is mind-blowing. Regular cleaning and descaling also extends the life of your capsule machine by preventing mineral and limescale build up, which can result in break down or poor function.

How will I know when it is time to clean my machine?

Coffee machines build up deposits of calcium and lime over time. “Descaling” is the act of stripping these deposits from your machine’s surfaces. You should remove these buildups by descaling regularly to keep your machine functioning properly.

If you use your machine often and want to ensure that it is always producing the best flavour, it should be cleaned once a week and descaled once every three months. Remember to also clean milk lines / dairy systems daily to avoid the formation of bacteria from spoiled milk.

What should I look for in a cleaner?

Firstly, don't use vinegar! Vinegar doesn't remove coffee oils the way a professionally formulated coffee machine cleaner does. Do: Look for a good cleaning solution that will remove oils, stains and break down grime. We also suggest using something that is eco friendly and doesn't contain any potentially nasty chemicals. If you want to go eco and organic, our product of choice is Cafetto Capsule Coffee Machine Cleaner, available from our online store for $14.75. Cafetto safely and effectively cleans your machine, is organic, phosphate free, GMO free and environmentally friendly. If you're after convenience and value for money, Caffenu Coffee Machine Cleaning Capsules are ideal, removing residue and build up in just 2 minutes.

It's as easy as that! Now you can get back to enjoying great tasting coffee!

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