But while our coffee machines give us everything every day, we're not always that good at giving our machines the attention they need. Even the most devout coffee fanatic can go weeks, months, or even years without proper maintenance of their coffee machine. However, knowing the difference between the two basic ways to maintain your coffee machine (cleaning and descaling) is to enjoy the best coffee and keep your drip coffee machine, Keurig coffee machine, or Nespresso machine in the best possible shape for years to come. The first step to optimal performance.
To enjoy delicious and hot coffee, it's important to understand the difference between cleaning and descaling your coffee machine, and how to do both.
What does it mean to descale a coffee maker?
A cup of coffee is almost 99% water, which makes it one of the most important elements in brewing a good cup of coffee. All water contains minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, that pass through the coffee machine and eventually build up as limescale on the coffee machine's heating elements. Descaling a coffee machine is the process of removing mineral buildup. Water that is considered "hard" is more damaging to a coffee machine because it contains a higher percentage of these minerals. Because you can't see the heating elements in the machine, months of mineral buildup could be there without your knowledge.
What happens if you don't descale your coffee maker?
The buildup of mineral scale can negatively affect your machine's boiler, which can affect your coffee in several ways:
- If the water does not reach the optimal brewing temperature, it will be impossible to extract the full flavor from the coffee beans.
- Mineral scale buildup can block water flow and, if not removed, can cause the machine to stop working.
- Your coffee isn't hot enough to enjoy.
So if it's been a while since you've descaled your coffee machine, or you've never descaled your machine, you're probably drinking worse-tasting, tepid coffee. That is your machine is not malfunctioning. Neither prospect is right for you or your coffee.
How to Descale a Coffee Maker
We manufacture descaling agents for single-serve coffee machines, drip coffee machines, and espresso machines. These descaling agents are designed to remove the most stubborn limescale buildup from hot water tanks and coffee maker components without damaging the equipment and keeping the machine running at optimum levels. Just mix the product with water, add it to the machine's water tank, rinse, and your machine won't scale and brew delicious hot coffee.
What does it mean to clean a coffee maker?
Coffee is inherently a very oily substance. Over time, coffee oil can build up inside your machine, forming a rancid residue. Brewing a good cup of coffee with a dirty machine is an impossible feat, even with the best beans or a state-of-the-art coffee machine. Cleaning your coffee equipment can remove built-up residue and ensure your coffee is always fresh.
There are several coffee machine components that come into contact with coffee grinds or beans and are exposed to coffee oil and require regular cleaning. These parts include the carafe, brew chamber, filter basket, and grinder burrs.
What happens if you don’t clean your coffee maker?
If your machine is left alone without cleaning, these residues can have some bad effects on your coffee:
- Your coffee will start to get bitter.
- Your coffee and espresso machine produce a pungent smell.
- Coffee grounds can cause blockages and blockages that make the machine unusable.
Again, this is not an ideal situation for your daily brew. We don't want coffee made with a smelly machine to taste bad on any coffee drinker.
How to Clean a Coffee Maker
We manufacture cleaning products for capsule systems, coffee machines, and espresso machines. These products meet the various cleaning needs of household coffee equipment and are available in powder, tablet, liquid, and capsule forms. Each of our products is tested on a variety of coffee equipment, designed to be rinsed from the machine quickly and safely, and is odorless and non-toxic.