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Welcome to our step-by-step guide on how to use the Caffenu® Eco Power Descaler for Nespresso® Vertuo® machines. Descaling your Nespresso® machine is an important step in maintaining its optimal performance and ensuring the longevity of your machine. The Vertuo® Descaler® is specifically designed to remove built-up mineral deposits, which can negatively impact the taste of your coffee and even damage your machine over time.

In this guide, we will walk you through the entire descaling process, from preparing your machine to flushing out the descaling solution. With our easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll have your Nespresso® machine descaled and ready to brew delicious coffee in no time. So, let’s get started!

Important points to note before you start the descaling process:

Instructions for all Vertuo® Machines except Vertuo® Plus

  1. Empty the water tank, drip tray & capsule container. Ensure any used capsules are ejected and close the machine (do not lock).
  2. Place a 34 fl oz/1L container under the spout.
  3. Fill the water tank with one dose of descaler (3.38 fl oz/100 ml) and add 17 fl oz/0.5L of water.
  4. Close the machine (do not lock). Turn the machine on to heat up until the light is steady.
  5. Enter descaling mode by holding the button for about 9 seconds. The light will start blinking fast.
  6. Lock the machine and then unlock it again. Then hold the button for 9 seconds in “unlocked” position.
  7. To start descaling, lock the machine again and push the button once. The machine will stop automatically once the descaling cycle is complete.
  8. Let the machine stand for 5 minutes.
  9. Empty and rinse the water tank thoroughly and fill it with 34 fl oz/1L of fresh water.
  10. Press the button to begin the rinse cycle. The machine will stop automatically.
  11. Now exit descaling mode by holding the button for 9 seconds. (Not required with Vertuo®* Next). The button will stop blinking and turn steady.
  12. Descaling is now complete. Clean drip tray, cup stand, and capsule container.
  13. Allow the machine to cool for 5 minutes.
  14. Machine is ready to use.
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Instructions for Vertuo® Plus®

  1. Empty the water tank, drip tray & capsule container. Ensure any used capsules are ejected and close the machine (do not lock).
  2. Place a 34 fl oz/1L container under the spout.
  3. Fill the water tank with one dose of descaler (3.38 fl oz/100 ml) and add 17 fl oz/0.5 L of water.
  4. Turn the machine on to heat up until the light is steady.
  5. Push the lever down for 3 seconds to turn the machine off.
  6. Enter descaling mode by pushing the lever and button down at the same time, for 3 seconds. The blinking orange light will indicate that you entered the functions menu.
  7. Press the lever down ONCE to enter the descaling function.
  8. Push the button to begin descaling. The machine will stop once the descaling is complete, and the orange light will blink during the entire process.
  9. Empty and rinse the water tank thoroughly and fill it with 34 fl oz/1L fresh water.
  10. Press the button to begin the rinse cycle. The machine will stop automatically. The orange light will blink once every 2 seconds, confirming the descaling process is complete.
  11. Exit descaling mode by pushing the lever and button down at the same time, for 3 seconds. The light will turn green and steady.
  12. Descaling is now complete. Clean drip tray, cup stand, and capsule container.
  13. Allow machine to cool for 5 minutes.
  14. Machine is ready to use.
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Instructions for Vertuo® Lattissima®

Before Descaling: Have 800 ml (27.05 fl oz) of water ready, and a full bottle of 200 ml (6.75 fl oz) descaler.
Descaling time is ± 20 minutes.

  1. Eject any used capsules. Empty water tank, drip tray, and capsule container. Close machine and lock.
  2. Fill the water tank with 6.75 fl oz/200 ml descaler. Add water up to the “descale” mark on the water tank.
  3. Remove the descaling pipe from the back of the machine and connect it to the milk carafe plug. Put the water tank back in place.
  4. Place a 50 fl oz/1.5 L container under the coffee & descaling pipe spout.
  5. Machine will automatically enter descaling mode. The descale light flashes and the cappuccino button lights up during descaling.
  6. Press cappuccino button. The descaling solution flows alternately through the coffee outlet, descaling pipe, and drip tray.
  7. When the descaling cycle is finished (the water tank runs empty), the latte macchiato button lights up.
  8. Empty the drip tray, cup support and 1.5 L container.
  9. Thoroughly rinse and fill water tank up to “Max” level with fresh and potable water. Place 1.5 L container back under outlets.
  10. Press the latte macchiato button to begin the rinsing cycle. Rinsing continues until the water tank is empty.
  11. Once the rinsing cycle is finished, the machine goes back to ready mode. Remove the descaling pipe and store it. Rinse and dry the drip tray and used capsule container.
  12. Rinse and fill the water tank with fresh water. Wipe down machine exterior, and visible interior (gently). Machine ready.

Instructions for Vertuo® Creatista®

Before Descaling: Have 800 ml (27.05 fl oz) of water ready, and a full bottle of 200 ml (6.75 fl oz) descaler.
Descaling time is ± 20 minutes.

  1. Eject any used capsules and lock machine. Empty water tank, drip tray, and capsule container. Clean steam tip holes.
  2. Replace drip tray and capsule container.
  3. Place at least a 50 fl oz/1.5 L container under the coffee spout and steam wand.
  4. Fill the water tank with 6.75 fl oz/200 ml (one bottle) descaler. Add water up to the “descale” mark on the water tank.
  5. Put the water tank back in place.
  6. Press the steam and milk temperature button together for 6 seconds.
  7. To begin the descaling cycle, press the steam button.
  8. Once descaling cycle is complete, remove, empty, and thoroughly rinse the water tank, container, and drip tray.
  9. Fill water tank to “descale” level with fresh, potable water, and put back in place.
  10. Replace the drip tray and container.
  11. Press the steam button to begin the rinse cycle until tank is empty.
  12. Once complete, remove, empty and thoroughly rinse, the water tank, container, and drip tray.
  13. Wipe down machine exterior, and visible interior (gently). Machine ready.

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!

We understand the frustration that comes from trying to brew your morning cappuccino only to find that your Nespresso® Lattissima® produces little to no milk foam. That is not the way to start a morning, but don’t worry! The Caffenu® Milk System Cleaner makes this an easy fix, and you will have your morning cuppa in no time!

It is likely that there’s some milk residue present. Not only can this clog up your milk system with sour milk, but it also provides the ideal environment for bacteria and germs to breed and thrive. We don’t even want to get into the old, smelly milk particles that may be present in your coffee! Gross!

Now, let’s get cleaning! If your Nespresso® Lattissima® has a “Clean” button, you can start there. Simply press the button and allow the machine to flush itself out. It is important to note that this does not deep clean your machine’s frother, but rather flushes out some blockage.

Next, you will need the Caffenu® Milk System Cleaner. Follow these steps:

  1. Create the cleaning solution in a container or directly in the milk container: Mix 50 ml of the Caffenu® Milk System Cleaner with 500 ml of cold water (if you have a smaller milk container, follow the 10:1 ratio, for example, if your milk system container is only 300 ml, add 30ml solution to 300 ml cold water).
  2. Insert the suction tube into the container with the cleaning solution
  3. Run the solution through the milk circuit.
  4. Repeat the process with clean cold water to thoroughly rinse all components.

As an extra measure, after completing the rinsing process, you can also disassemble the milk system and other accessories and wash the pieces either by hand or in a dishwasher. We also recommend regular cleaning & descaling maintenance to keep your Nespresso® Lattissima® in tip-top shape. The Caffenu® Nespresso® Compatible Descaling & Cleaning Kit is the perfect solution for monthly maintenance.

Cleaning your Nespresso machine has never been easier, with the easy-to-use Caffenu cleaning capsules. These cleaning capsules perform the essential task of cleaning and removing old coffee, residue, and oils from your Nespresso machine. What’s incredible, is that you can clean your Nespresso machine the eco-friendly way. Find out more about Nespresso cleaning capsules and how you can use them in your machine, with our informative instruction video.

Each time a coffee or hot drink is brewed in your coffee capsule machine, old coffee and residue accumulates. Furthermore, a combination of the build-up and moisture makes it attractive for bacteria to colonise in and around the brewing chamber.

Thankfully, Caffenu offers two different cleaning capsules for your Nespresso machine, with each one boasting its own unique cleaning formula. Learn about the Caffenu ‘Original Formula’ and ‘Eco Formula’ cleaning capsules. You can’t go wrong with these capsules, as they both effectively rid your machine of unwanted build-up and bacteria with a powerful foaming agent.

Additionally, the Caffenu cleaning capsules are fully compatible with all Nespresso Original Line capsule machines, but not Vertuo machines.

Try a Caffenu cleaning capsule and witness the formula in action! Watch the video below and learn how to effectively clean your Nespresso machine the eco-friendly way.

Moreover, it is important to note that descaling is also essential in maintaining your Nespresso machine!

If you own a Nespresso® Original machine, you know it has many perks; the variety of drinks you can enjoy, including the compatible capsules they can brew. However, all is good and well, until a fault arises with the machine. If you ever brewed an unusually watery cup of coffee, then keep reading. Let’s see why a Nespresso® machine makes watery coffee.

Using refillable/reusable Nespresso® capsules

Using refillable capsules is noble, and can save money, however, they can leak and cause coffee to be watery. This leakage is likely due to an incorrect coffee grind used in the capsule, causing poor extraction and leakage.

If you do use refillable capsules and experience watery coffee, you could try adjusting the grind of coffee used in the capsule until you find the leakage stops. Alternatively, you could test a regular capsule in the machine to see if that works.

If neither of the above stops the leakage, then you likely need to have your Nespresso® machine serviced.

Compatible coffee capsules

Some compatible coffee capsules can cause leakage because of a design flaw in the capsule, and/or possible incorrect filling by the coffee capsule supplier/filler. A design flaw can cause water to bypass the capsule when brewing, making the water go around the capsule. The capsule could also not be pierced correctly, causing a poor, watery coffee extraction.

If you do use Nespresso® compatible coffee capsules and experience watery coffee, you might want to try an original Nespresso® capsule and see if that helps. If the leakage persists after trying an original capsule, then you need to have your machine serviced.

Faulty machine mechanism

Lastly, a faulty mechanism in the machine could be the reason you’re drinking watery coffee. A fault may arise inside the machine itself, that could then lead to leakage. If you know that the coffee capsules you use are not the cause of your watery coffee, then you need to get your coffee machine repaired.

If you find yourself experiencing any other issues with your Nespresso® machine, then you can find solutions to any possible issue you have here. Don’t forget that you also need to give your machine a good clean every now and then!

Cleaning a coffee machine is vital for its performance and lifespan, as well as the quality of coffee it brews. We have previously posted about cleaning a Nespresso® Original machine and how you can do it. If you however own a Nespresso® Vertuo® machine, you might still be asking yourself how to clean it? Worry not, we are going to discuss Nespresso® Vertuo® Cleaning vs Nespresso® Original Cleaning.

Nespresso® Vertuo® Cleaning

Right now there is not many cleaning products available on the market for the Nespresso® Vertuo® aside from a descaler for limescale prevention/removal. The machine does however have a rinsing cycle “feature”, which flushes water out the machine. This flush cycle however lacks the required foaming action to remove hardened coffee oils and tannins. Until a cleaning capsule is available for the Vertuo® system, the water only flush cycle will unfortunately be your only option to flush out your machine.

You should also clean the externals of the machine with a soft, damp cloth and soak the drip tray, capsule basket, and water tank. Using the descaler will also ensure you prevent limescale and mineral build-up, keeping your machine in good working order to brew hot coffee.

Nespresso® Original Cleaning

Nespresso® Original capsule machines have a more intensive cleaning solution available. Original machines such as the Nespresso® Essenza®, Inissia® etc., have a convenient and easy-to-use cleaning capsule at hand.

The cleaning capsule has a unique foaming action which penetrates inaccessible parts of these machines, flushing out coffee residues and oils. This cleaning helps keep the machine working properly, bacteria away, and most importantly, your coffee fresh.

Like any other coffee machine, these machines also have to be descaled, keeping the limescale and mineral build-up at bay. The Nespresso® Original can easily be descaled without too many steps to follow, but always be sure to follow the usage instructions from both your machine manufacturer and the descaler instructions.

If you are in need of a cleaning routine for your Nespresso® Original machine, then you will find the best spring cleaning routine here. It will take you less than 5 minutes to enjoy a perfectly fresh cup of coffee!

Hopefully you now have a better understanding of Nespresso® Vertuo® cleaning vs Nespresso® Original cleaning! If not, contact us and we will be happy to assist.

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.

Caffenu® has two choices when it comes to the Nespresso® compatible Cleaning Capsule range; our Original Formula Capsule and also an Eco Formula cleaning capsule for Nespresso® coffee machines. Now you might wonder what the difference between the two is?

There are a few slight differences; the most notable difference being that the Eco Formula cleaning capsule is completely non-hazardous. Below is a list of the main differences between the Original Formula and Eco Formula cleaning capsule.

  1. Hazard Classification

As mentioned, the main difference between the Original and the Eco formulation is that the Eco Formula is completely non-hazardous. But what does this mean? Depending on the concentration of certain ingredients inside cleaning formulas, products are allocated to a certain hazard category. This is an international standard and serves to make the products safe for consumers to use. Thus, making them aware about potential hazards when using them.

The Eco formula has a very low concentration of certain ingredients hence it is classified as non-hazardous. The Original formula, however has a higher concentration of certain ingredients, it is classified as the lowest form of a Hazard, an Eye irritant Class 2. However, it’s unlikely for the product to come into contact with your eyes, as the formula is sealed inside the capsule. Furthermore, the capsule inserts directly into your coffee machine, making it a safe and convenient product to use at home.

  1. Strength

Because of the higher concentration of active ingredients, the Original formula is stronger and slightly more effective than the Eco product. However, while the Eco formula is milder, it is still very effective, especially for domestic applications and without a doubt the perfect tool to clean your Nespresso® coffee machine at home.

  1. Ingredients

As mentioned above, the Original formula is stronger. That is in part due to two main ingredients: One being sodium percarbonate – which is a non-chlorine-based, oxygen-based bleaching agent and two being sodium carbonate. These products by themselves are quite strong and both are responsible for giving the Original Formula its “Hazardous” classification. The Eco formula consists of natural and readily biodegradable materials. It also has a lower concentration of active ingredients, hence the mildness of the product.

  1. Environmental friendliness

Both products are very eco-friendly, as both use readily biodegradable surfactants, organic materials, and minerals. Neither product contains chlorine or phosphates. The Original formula contains sodium percarbonate. This ingredient must break down into the natural components it’s made from, so it takes more time to break down. Apart from the eco-friendliness of the actual ingredients, there is also a difference on the capsule form between Original and Eco. The Original capsules are 100% recyclable whereas the Eco Cleaning Capsules now come in fully compostable capsules.

Original vs Eco: The choice is yours! No matter if you choose Original or Eco, you can be sure that your coffee machine will be well looked after, giving you fresher coffee one clean at a time!

Nespresso® machines can cost a small fortune and with that comes the expectation that the machine will provide several years of great coffee. While the machine can give you a long run, how you maintain your coffee machine will determine its lifespan.

Through poor care and maintenance, a Nespresso® machine could see a lifespan of approximately only two years. By “poor care” we mean that the machine receives no cleaning and descaling at all.

Brewing a cup of coffee builds up oils and dirty residue every single time. Especially in the Nespresso® coffee machine’s brewing chamber, washer plate and spout. It therefore requires the occasional cleaning to remove hardened oils, bacteria, residue, odours and tannins.

Additionally, the heating element and thermoblock also builds up calcium and limescale deposits through regular use of your machine. Learn how the build-up of these deposits prevents the heating element from boiling your water, in turn, giving you colder coffee.

The great news is that, through proper care and maintenance, your Nespresso® machine could see a lifespan of 5-10 years. Does that not sound incredible? A prolonged lifespan of your coffee machine should be an incentive to keep it cleaned and maintained. Also, the cost of maintaining your machine costs less than replacing it.

Thankfully, taking good care of your coffee machine is not the colossal task you think it is. By running a cleaning capsule through your machine at least once a month, you can give your brewing chamber and nozzle a thorough cleaning.

Furthermore, descaling your coffee machine every 3-6 months will effectively remove the build-up of limescale and calcium, ensuring your element and thermoblock heats up as it should. By just cleaning and descaling your machine, you can ensure that it lasts.

Take good care of your machine, and it will give you many years of great coffee!

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!

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