Bacteria, yeast and mould in Nespresso® coffee machines, and what you can do about it.

How hygienic is the inside of your coffee machine? Your pod machine is literally a breeding ground for bacteria and old coffee build-up. Descaling is important for machine maintenance, and removes the lime scale on the boiler of your machine, but it doesn´t remove residue and bacteria on the brewing chamber of your machine.

The dirtiest part of your Nespresso® machine

Every time you extract a shot of espresso, a layer of coffee oil stays behind inside the brewing chamber of your machine. The dirtiest part of your capsule machine is not the water tank, or the pipes - it's the washer plate.

The washer plate is a vital part of the brewing process. It has multiple tiny holes in which the coffee is extracted through, then passing through the spout, the nozzle, and finally landing in the witty quote mug that you were gifted last Christmas. When a brewing chamber isn't cleaned regularly, coffee residue begins to block the holes in the washer plate - as well as being the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, this can result in machine damage over time, or even malfunction.

Time for a Spring clean!

If you want to remove residue and all mould traces from the washer plate and surrounding brewing chamber, we suggest a cleaner with a foaming agent such as Caffenu® cleaning capsules. It takes just 2 minutes for Caffenu to remove build up, clearing the holes whilst also cleaning the spout and brewing chamber of your machine. This is also the easiest, most effective way to ensure your machine is protected from harmful bacteria at a microscopic level, as well as ensuring the best cup of joe every time you brew.

For the best results and optimal machine maintenance, use one cleaning capsule after every 30 cups, or at least once a month. Here is to clean, delicious coffee!

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