Cleaning & Descaling: What’s the difference?
It’s a Sunday. You’ve got your liquid descaler and descale your coffee machine just before going to bed. When you wake up, you’ll have the best coffee you’ve had since you first got your coffee pod machine. You brew that cup of Joe and take a sip of that savoury wake-me-up. Oh no, it still tastes bitter.
Descaling is one crucial element of looking after your coffee equipment. A descaler works on the pump and pipes of your coffee machine, the back of the machine so to speak. It however doesn’t clean the brewing chamber and nozzle. That is where old coffee residue sits that blocks the nozzle and makes your coffee taste bitter and your coffee flow poor. To clean the brewing chamber of your coffee machine, use a cleaning capsule! Cleaning and descaling are two very different things.
What is a Cleaning Capsule? Cleaning your coffee machine is essential for both ensuring its longevity and the taste of your morning brew. Using Caffenu cleaning capsules will rid your machine of coffee oils and debris that accumulate over time from your coffee capsules. It is as easy as making a cup of coffee, you insert the capsule the same way. At the press of a button the capsule releases a unique foaming agent that foams up in the brewing chamber of your machine and removes old, bitter coffee residue.
What is Descaling then? Well, in order to get a piping hot roast just the way you like it, you need to remove a little thing called limescale. Limescale builds up from regular use of your coffee machine. It’s made up of all the natural minerals that are dissolved in water. When limescale builds up it prevents the heating elements from heating the water properly. If water isn’t heated to high enough temperatures before being filtered through the coffee grounds you end up with cold coffee. In order to clear off limescale and prevent it, you need to regularly use descaling liquid. See here how.
It’s recommended to use a cleaning capsule after every 30 cups of coffee made or at least once a month for best results. Descaling liquid should be used every 3 to 6 months depending on the water hardness in your area.
Truth is, you deserve the perfect cup every time. Look after your machine and it will look after you!