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Have you noticed your espresso machine is not working like it use to? Suddenly you only get half a cup of coffee instead of a full cup. Did the problem still persist after trying our Caffenu® Cleaning Capsules & Descaler?

Well, we have some good news! There’s no need to throw out your Nespresso® machine and replace it. This one is an easy fix! If your Nespresso only gives you half a cup, its most likely that you accidentally reprogrammed the pour volume. This can happen when you push the button to start and then push it again to stop before it has completed its pre-programmed pour.

A factory reset is really easy to do and will take you back to the original pour volumes (40ml, 100ml and for some machines, 25ml). We have compiled a list of how to program or reset some of the most popular Nespresso® machines. Find your machine below and simply reset its pour volume to factory settings or to your desired preference.

 

Nespresso® Pixie®

Did you know that your Nespresso® Pixie® is designed to remember your favourite cup size?

If you mainly use the espresso function, then your Pixie® automatically selects this function the next time you make a cup of coffee. It also allows you to set the desired amount of water precisely according to your preferences.

Here’s how to set your desired amount of water:

  1. Make sure the machine is turned on and the water container is full.
  2. A button will flash for 25 seconds until the water is hot.
  3. The machine is ready when the light stops flashing.
  4. Insert a coffee capsule into the capsule compartment.
  5. Press and hold the button/function you wish to program.
  6. Release the button when you have brewed the desired amount of coffee.

You have now set the desired amount of water and the machine is ready for use again.

Restore your Nespresso® Pixie® to factory settings:

  1. Turn off the machine.
  2. Hold the Lungo button down while turning on the machine.
  3. Your Nespresso Pixie® is now restored to factory settings.

Nespresso® Inissia® & Citiz®

You can also set your Nespresso® Inissia® or Citiz® machine to remember exactly how you like your coffee. Both Nespresso® Inissia® & Citiz® work the same way.

To set your preferred cup size, follow the below instructions:

  1. Turn on the machine and fill the water tank.
  2. Allow the machine to warm up so it is ready for use.
  3. Open the handle completely and insert your favourite coffee capsule.
  4. Press and hold the button/function you wish to program (Espresso or Lungo).
  5. Release the button when you have reached the desired amount of water.
  6. The machine is now ready for use and adjusted according to your needs.

Restore Factory Settings on your Nespresso® Inissia®

If you want to restore the factory settings and get back to the amount of water the machine was originally set on, follow these instructions:

  1. Turn off the machine’s power button.
  2. Then hold Lungo button for 5 seconds while the machine is turned off.
  3. The buttons will flash rapidly three times, and your Nespresso Inissia® should now been restored to factory settings.

Do you want to restore the factory settings on your Nespresso® Citiz® follow these instructions:

  1. Turn off the power button on the right side of the machine.
  2. Hold the Lungo button while turning on the machine.
  3. Your Nespresso Citiz® has now been restored to factory default settings

Nespresso® Essenza®

How to set your machine to make your coffee exactly as you like it:

  1. Make sure the machine is turned on and the water container is full.
  2. When the light stops flashing, the machine is ready
  3. Now open the capsule compartment and insert a coffee capsule
  4. Press and hold the button / function you wish to program.
  5. Release the button when you have brewed the desired amount of coffee.

You have now set the desired amount of water and the machine is ready for use again.

Do you want to restore the factory settings on your Nespresso Essenza®? Follow the instructions below:

  1. Turn off the machine
  2. Turn your machine back on while holding Lungo button.
  3. Your Nespresso Essenza® has now been restored to factory settings

Nespresso® U® Model

The Nespresso® U® model has three different buttons or cup sizes to choose from – Lungo, Espresso or Ristretto. We recommend a cup size of 100 ml for a Lungo, 40 ml for an Espresso and 25 ml for a Ristretto.

Use the instructions below to set the desired cup size:

  1. Make sure the machine is turned on and the water container is filled.
  2. When the machine is ready for use, insert a coffee capsule.
  3. Now press the button / function you wish to program and hold the button.
  4. Release the button when you have reached the desired amount of water

You have now set the desired amount of water and the machine is ready for use again.

To restore the factory settings on your Nespresso® U® machine, follow these instructions:

  1. Turn on your Nespresso® U® machine.
  2. Press the Lungo and Espresso buttons at the same time and hold them for 4 seconds.
  3. Your machine has now been restored to factory settings.

After you restore the factory settings, your machine will make a 40ml Espresso, a 110ml Lungo and a 25ml Ristretto.

Lattissima Touch®

The Lattissima Touch ® has 6 different buttons that can be used to brew coffee – The three buttons on the left make Lungo, Espresso and Ristretto, and the 3 buttons on the right make Latte macchiato, cappuccino and hot milk. We recommend a cup size of 100 ml for a Lungo, 40 ml for an Espresso and 25 ml for a Ristretto.

Here are the instructions to set the desired cup size:

  1. Make sure the machine is turned on and the water container is full.
  2. A button will flash for 25 seconds until the water is hot. When the light stops flashing, the machine is ready.
  3. Now open the handle completely and load a coffee capsule.
  4. Press and hold the button/function you wish to program.
  5. Release the button when you have reached the desired amount of water.

To set the cup size for your latte macchiato and cappuccino use the instructions below to set the cup size. When setting these, be sure to define the amount of both milk and coffee:

  1. Make sure the machine is turned on and the water tank and the milk container is full.
  2. A button will flash for 25 seconds until the water is hot. When the light stops flashing, the machine is ready.
  3. Now open the handle completely and load a coffee capsule.
  4. Press and hold the button / function you wish to program.
  5. Release the button when you have reached the desired amount of milk.
  6. The button will flash three times to confirm the setting is stored.
  7. Press and hold the button again to set the amount of coffee you´d like.
  8. Release the button when you reach the desired amount of coffee.

You have now set the desired amount of water and the machine is ready for use again.

If you want to restore the factory settings on your Nespresso® Lattissima Touch®, follow these instructions:

  1. Turn on the machine and remove the milk container.
  2. Press the Latte Macchiato- and Warm milk buttons together and hold them for 3 seconds.
  3. Then click once on the following buttons: Heat the milk, Cappuccino, Latte macchiato, Lungo, Espresso & Ristretto. NOTE: This must be done in quick succession, without interruption.
  4. Then the hot milk button will flash. Press it to confirm that you want to restore the factory settings.
  5. All the buttons will flash 3 times and your machine is now restored to factory settings

After you restore the factory settings on your Lattissima Touch®, the machine will produce the following amounts:

Nespresso® Lattissima® & Lattissima+®

On a Lattissima® you will find 4 different buttons. The two buttons on the right are for Lungo and Espresso and the 2 buttons on the left are for Latte macchiato and cappuccino.

You can use the instructions below to set the cup size of your Lungo and Espresso as it suits you.

  1. Make sure the machine is turned on and the water container is full.
  2. A button will flash for 25 seconds until the water is hot. When the light stops flashing, the machine is ready
  3. Now open the handle completely and load a coffee capsule
  4. Press and hold the button / function you wish to program.
  5. Release the button when you have reached the desired amount of water
  6. The button will flash 3 times to confirm the new setting.

Use the instructions below to set your favourite cup size for a latte macchiato and cappuccino. When setting these be sure to define the amount of both milk and coffee:

  1. Make sure the machine is turned on, and the water tank and the milk container is full.
  2. A button will flash for 25 seconds until the water is hot. The light will stop flashing when the machine is ready.
  3. Now open the handle completely and load a capsule.
  4. Press and hold the button/function you wish to program.
  5. Release the button when you have reached the desired amount of milk.
  6. The button will flash three times to confirm the setting is stored.
  7. Press and hold the button again to set the amount of coffee you´d like.
  8. Release the button when you reach the desired amount of coffee.
  9. The button will flash 3 times to confirm the new setting.

You have now set the desired amount of water and the machine is ready for use again.

To restore default settings on your Nespresso® Lattissima® follow the instructions below:

  1. Turn on the machine
  2. Hold the power button for 5 seconds while the machine is on.
  3. The buttons will blink 3 times indicating that your machine has been restored to factory settings.

After you restore the factory settings on your Nespresso Lattissima®, the machine will produce the following amounts:

If you did not find your machine in this list, you can also consult the Owner’s Manual for your specific machine to find out how to program your desired amounts or to reset your Nespresso’s® factory settings. In addition to resetting or programming your machine, we recommend using the Caffenu® Nespresso Compatible Cleaning & Descaling Kit to clean and maintain your machine. A little TLC goes a long way!

It is no secret that only a clean machine makes the best coffee. Any barista can testify to that, but did you know that there’s more to cleaning an espresso machine than just giving it a wipe down after every use? Today we look at cleaning your espresso machine’s group heads.

The group head is one of the most important yet most overlooked areas of an espresso machine. It is extremely important to keep this area clean as this is where the coffee meets the machine. Here we set out a step-by-step guide for how you can maintain & clean your group heads.

Regular maintenance and cleaning of your beloved espresso machine goes a long way, not only in saving you money on replacements & services but also in ensuring you get the freshest cup of coffee, every time!

When brewing a Nespresso® coffee, you should expect to taste some sweetness, acidity, pleasing body, and, of course, freshness with a pleasant aftertaste. One thing you should not expect is a foul, bitter taste. This is not to say there isn’t any bitter profile at all; however, an overwhelming bitterness should never be welcome in a cup. So, here’s why your Nespresso® coffee is tasting bitter.

What causes the bitterness in your Nespresso® coffee?

Nespresso® machines build up coffee oil residue with each coffee capsule that is brewed. These build-ups accumulate in the brewing chamber, spout, and washer plate of the machine (the front-end). The growth of bacteria due to the build-up and moisture is also possible.

The accumulation eventually ends up becoming part of your brew, giving you a bad, bitter-tasting coffee. This may cause alarm bells to sound (it rightfully should), but there is a trick: you can rid your Nespresso® machine of these build-ups.

Reclaim the perfect-tasting coffee

The best way to clean the front-end of your Nespresso® machine is by flushing the residue and dirt out. A thorough cleaning can be achieved with a cleaning capsule, which releases a powerful foaming agent to work through the brewing chamber, spout, and washer plate.

Using a Caffenu® cleaning capsule is as easy as using a coffee capsule, and you get to see how the cleaning capsule expels the muck which has built up in your machine (see video below). Once cleansed, you will not only have a clean, bacteria-free Nespresso® machine; most importantly, you will get to enjoy an improved coffee taste minus the foul bitterness.

Ever wondered why professionals keep your coffee cup warm before they pour the coffee? Well, there is a good reason for it. Pouring coffee into a cold cup doesn’t only make your coffee cold, it can also affect the taste of it.

A very good method to keep your coffee tasting hot and fresh is to preheat your cup every time you make a coffee. And guess what, you can give your machine a rinse at the same time too. Put your coffee cup underneath the spout of your machine, press the brew button with no capsule inside the machine, and the magic will happen.

You can now swirl the hot water around in your cup and discard. You will have a warm cup, and a cleaner machine! As easy as that!

Need a proper clean? Well, only using hot water simply won’t be enough to always clean that machine. Particularly those spaces you can’t see or reach. A detergent will be required, as hot water alone will not break down hardened oils, and debris.

For those times, Caffenu’s cleaning capsule will do just the trick! The cleaning capsule by Caffenu is used just like a coffee capsule. You insert it, close the lever, press the brew button, and the capsule goes to work. The capsule releases a foaming substance that will clean the brewing chamber and completely remove bacteria and build-up left behind from past usage. The best part is it will clean the entire brewing chamber in just two minutes. Use at least once a month to maintain your machine properly.

By removing old coffee oils, and tannins, Caffenu is helping you to get the perfect tasting cup of coffee every time. Remember to rinse the brewing chamber after cleaning. Find Caffenu’s cleaning capsules here for your country.

In November 2015 the first ever Caffenu® cleaning capsule for Nespresso® machines successfully launched, and has changed the way home users clean their coffee equipment.

Caffenu® developed the world’s first capsule that cleans the brewing chamber of Nespresso® coffee machines. Because of its unique foaming action, the capsule cleans where a descaler can’t reach, and has brought coffee pod machine cleaning to an entirely new level. The results are fresh, and better tasting coffee, and extended life span of the machine.

Caffenu® now has a footprint in over 32 countries, the most successful regions being:

1st The UK
2nd Germany
3rd Italy
4th Scandinavia
5th The Netherlands

The large success of the Caffenu® cleaning capsule proves that coffee lovers all around the world want to take care of their beloved equipment, and they do not want to compromise on taste. By cleaning your machine with Caffenu®, you always make sure that you get the freshest, best-tasting coffee possible.

If you are interested in distributing or selling our innovative products in your country or region, please contact us.

Here is to fresher coffee, by cleaning one machine at a time!

Read more about this unique invention here.

How to brew the perfect cup of coffee – with your Nespresso® machine

How temperatures, water and your coffee capsule machine all influence the quality of your coffee. Here are our Top 5 Tips:

1. Preheat your cup

pre-heat your coffee cupYes, you heard us! It is very important to preheat your cup for the perfect cup of coffee, before you brew your coffee pod. A cold cup will not only affect the temperature of your coffee, but also the coffee flavour.

Thankfully, there is an easy way to preheat your cup if you have a Nespresso® coffee machine. Simply run your machine without a capsule inside (just hot water). Swirl the hot water around in your cup, discard water. Cup is heated and ready for coffee in only a few seconds!

2. Remove bacteria

remove bacteria from your coffee machine Did you know that professional baristas clean their coffee equipment every single day? There is a reason for that. Coffee is a very oily beverage. Every time you extract a shot of espresso it leaves a layer of oil and residue behind in your Nespresso® machine.

Bacteria can feed on the old coffee oils and build-up inside your machine. Use a Caffenu® cleaning capsule once a month to get rid of any residue. Simply insert the cleaning capsule like a coffee capsule. Put a large container underneath the spout to run the cleaning solution into. Run, rinse twice and your’re good to go.

3. Clean & soak

soak removable partsClean all parts of your coffee machine to ensure a clean and bacteria-free machine, and get the best-tasting coffee. Soak your drip tray, capsule basket, and water tank as part of a spring cleaning routine.

Use the cleaning solution that is left over after using a cleaning capsule. Soak all removable parts in the solution for 10 minutes. Gently scrub and rinse the parts after soaking.

4. Descale your machine

descale regularlyDescaling is the not the same as using a cleaning capsule. The cleaning capsule gets rid of old coffee oils in the brewing chamber of your machine. The descaler removes limescale from the boiler and thermoblock, and pipes of your machine. Limescale can contribute to poor-tasting and cold coffee, so be sure to keep it away.

Descaling is only necessary every 3-6 months, depending on how hard the water is that you use to make the coffee. Regular descaling makes sure that your coffee tastes great every single time, and also keeps your Nespresso® machine in great condition.

5. Use fresh filtered water

use fresh filtered waterStale water can affect the taste of your coffee. Avoid stale-tasting coffee by keeping your water clean and fresh. Change the water inside your water tank frequently. Rinse and refill the tank, if possible with fresh, filtered water.

Also: if you are using tap water in your coffee machine, it is very likely that you need to descale your machine more often due to the lime and calcium build-up that ends up in your coffee machine.

Enjoy making your perfect up of coffee!

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