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Sanitize and keeping it clean, that is now more important than ever. You have probably seen this build-up at the bottom of your kettle before?

This comes from the high concentration of calcium in some of the water we use. In order to test the efficiency of sanitizing products, we took this old kettle with an impressive build-up of limescale and decided to put our Caffenu® Eco Descaler to the test!

The results were overwhelming (all the build-up stuff is gone!): a limescale-free, sanitized kettle. Now just think about this: The surface of your kettle is visible, you can actually see the build-up, but what about the inside of your coffee machine? There are places we simply can’t see, where heat and moisture are present. Those places build up that exact limescale, as well as coffee residues and bacteria.

It isn’t a fun thing to consider, but coffee machines do build up some foul mess, and that’s why it is essential to give your coffee machine a thorough cleaning every now and then, too; to avoid the potentially harmful substances that build up in your precious machine, and ensure you always get a perfect cup of coffee!

Please remember, also use a cleaning capsule on your machine (if available) or a cleaning tablet, as it is just as important as descaling. Here is a complete guide on how to clean which specific coffee machine.

Please, keep it clean!

Don’t cry over spilled coffee! At Caffenu we believe in this motto. There are certain things that you shouldn’t worry about. And one of them is bad tasting coffee.

Have you ever had this experience? You prepared a fresh cup of coffee and when it’s finally ready to enjoy…you discover it doesn’t taste right. It can be disappointing, even upsetting and it sure is a waste of what was supposed to be good coffee. It could’ve been perfect but it wasn’t.

There are so many things in life that need your attention, don’t let bad coffee be one of them. Guess what, the coffee might have actually been good, but your machine made it taste bad! Ever thought about that? There is a way to not let good coffee taste awful.

Caffenu products are created for you so you don’t have to cry over spilled coffee. Using our products will clean your coffee capsule machine and make it as good as new. We know how much our customers love coffee. Cleaning your machine with Caffenu makes every cup a perfect one.

From Zero to Hero: Our Caffenu® cleaning capsule is 1 year old today!


What a year it has been! We officially launched our newest invention, the Caffenu® cleaning capsule, in November 2015 – the first capsule ever world-wide that specifically cleans Nespresso® coffee machines.

The Caffenu® cleaning capsule is now being sold in 24 countries, from New Zealand to South Africa, from Taiwan to Tottenham, you have the cleanest machines on the entire planet!

Thanks to our amazing partners, we were featured at the Spring Fair, Ambiente and Toronto Home Shows 2016.

We took part in several promotions chatting to customers and educating them about the need to clean their machines.

Caffenu® was featured in multiple media publications, print as well as online.

We created our own YouTube Channel and produced 5 video commercials already that help our distributors to sell on their online channels.

The huge success we had so far would not have been possible without our trusted partners, distributors, and resellers. We would like to thank each and every single one of you for trusting in us and our innovative product!

The Caffenu® Team is looking forward to even more success in 2017! We wish all of you a wonderful holiday season over December!

Here is to fresh coffee!

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There is a lot that our eyes can´t see, most of which we probably wouldn’t want to know about. But we ask ourselves sometimes: How hygienic is the inside of my Nespresso® compatible coffee machine? Our experts took some microbiological swabs, and had them independently tested by SWIFT Silliker labs Merieux Siences. The results were absolutely shocking.

What is going on inside your coffee machine? We did the test!

Swabs were taken of two areas in the brewing chamber of the coffee machine. Number One: the washer plate. Number Two: the inside of the nozzle. These are the areas where your coffee gets brewed and then dispensed into your cup. We swabbed the areas before and then after they had been cleaned with one Caffenu® Cleaning Capsule.

Multiple tests were carried out on the samples provided. The SWIFT lab measured the Total Microbial Activity (TMA), also known as TVC (Total Viable Count) which shows the overall microorganisms present, a general indicator of cleanliness and also provided results for yeast and mould on the inside of the coffee machine.


The truth about the hygiene of your Nespresso® coffee machine revealed

The results, especially for the microbial activity testing, horrified and amazed us at the same time.

The washer plate of the Nespresso® compatible coffee machine had a reading of 4000 colony forming units (CFU)! Anything more than 75 CFU as stated in the official Health Act (Act 63, 1977) on Total Microbial Activity is unsatisfactory and any reading above 1000 CFU is unacceptable as it raises major health concerns. SWIFT states that it requires immediate attention. The washer plate was therefore nearly 54 times over the limit of the official Health Act recommendation. The Mould reading came to 10 CFU on the washer plate, which is not concerning, but it is still not nice to know that mould could end up in your coffee cup.

The nozzle TMA reading showed 270 CFU, which is over 3.5 times more than the recommendation by the Health Act and measured as unacceptable by SWIFT, it requires attention.

The good news: Look what happens when you clean your Nespresso® machine

After cleaning the Nespresso® compatible coffee machine with only one Caffenu® Cleaning Capsule, the results went from shocking to excellent. The foaming agent in the Caffenu® capsule was able to decrease the TMA results to a great reading that was well within the health acts guidelines for acceptable results and got rid of all mould traces on the washer plate in just one go.

These results prove that cleaning your machine with the Caffenu® Cleaning Capsule is not only the best way to maintain your machine and get rid of all residue, build up and particles that can block your machine. It is also the easiest and most effective way to ensure your machine is protected from harmful bacteria at a microscopic level. And perhaps most importantly, ensures you get the best cup of coffee every time.


*The test results mentioned above were independently provided by SWIFT Silliker (Pty) Ldt, 7 Warrington Road, Cape Town, South Africa. Please see recommendations and guidelines below.


5 <10 CFU / 10 cm2 Excellent
4 10-70 CFU / 10 cm2 Good
3 71-99 CFU/ 10 cm2 Acceptable
2 100-1000 CFU/ 10 cm2 Unacceptable, requires attention
1 >1000 CFU/ 10 cm2 Unacceptable, requires immediate attention

CFU (colony forming units)


Health Act (Act 63, 1977) SABS 049
< 100CFU/cm2

(no more than 100

bacteria / cm2)


<15 CFU/ 1000 mm2 Satisfactory
16-75 CFU/ 1000 mm2 Fairly Satisfactory
>75 CFU / 1000 mm2 Unsatisfactory
Comments: 1000mm2 = 10 cm2

CFU (colony forming units)

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