There is nothing better than a fresh cup of coffee in the morning, especially if you’re a coffee drinking.
But there is one thing that can make it not so great and that is a dirty coffee machine.
Now it’s a really simple process to keep your machine clean, now I have a Delonghi Nespresso machine, but it’s a very simple process that can be used for any machine, just check your manual first.
The other great thing with these method of cleaning is I use white vinegar and water and it cleans the machine beautifully, no chemicals and you don’t have the risk of a chemical taste lingerie.
It’s important to give your coffee machine a deep clean to keep everything working and tasting the way it should around every 6-12 months. This will help to remove mineral build up that can impact on how your machine works and how the coffee taste.
One of the biggest issues is water and this is a key component to a great coffee. It makes sense that depending on the type of water your use in your machine will depend on how often you should give it a clean. Water contains various minerals that can be harsh on your machine.
So, I have a video below that shows you how to do it step by step, but I’ll run through it below as well,
1. Everyday Cleaning
a. Every time you use your machine you should give it a wipe down and ensure that the drip tray and water container is washed out and dried before putting it back.
2. Deep Clean
a. To start with ensure that the pods are all clear and removed.
b. Empty the spill tray and the water container of any unused water.
c. Turn your machine on
d. Place the hot water tap find in the compartment under your milk container and place this where you would normally connect your milk container.
e. Once you have done this you’ll see one of the buttons start to flash orange
f. Fill the water container with 500ml of water and about a cup of white vinegar. Place it back in the machine.
g. Place a container that fits under both the hot tap and coffee spout.
h. Now press the button that is showing in orange. This will start the process of the deep clean. You’ll see that the buttons flash blue alternatively.
i. Your coffee machine will make some weird and wonderful noises, don’t panic this is normal.
j. This process should take about 5-10 minutes depending on your machine.
3. Final Rinse
a. Okay now empty the container and spill tray and replace back
b. Rinse the water container with fresh hot water
c. Refill to the top your water container with fresh clean water
d. Select the orange highlighted button again
e. This will clean and rinse the machine
Now your ready for another fresh cup of coffee.