WHAT IS ESPRESSO MACHINE
An espresso machine is a device used to make espresso, a type of coffee that is made by forcing hot water through finely ground coffee beans under high pressure. Espresso machines come in a variety of sizes, styles, and price ranges, and can be found in both commercial and home settings. They typically include a water tank, a portafilter (the device that holds the ground coffee), and a brewing head that exerts the necessary pressure to create a rich, flavorful shot of espresso. Some machines also have additional features such as grinders, milk frothers, and programmable settings.
HOW TO CLEAN ESPRESSO MACHINE
1.Turn off and unplug the machine.
2.Remove the portafilter and the filter basket, and clean them with a brush or a toothpick to remove any coffee grounds.
3.Rinse the portafilter and filter basket with hot water, and set them aside to dry.
4.Empty the drip tray and the water tank, and wipe them clean with a damp cloth.
5.Use a descaling solution or white vinegar to clean the internal parts of the machine, including the boiler, the group head, and the tubing.
6.Run a cleaning cycle, if your machine has one, or run water through the machine until it runs clear.
7.Reassemble the machine and run water through it again to rinse any remaining cleaning solution.
8.Wipe the exterior of the machine with a damp cloth and dry it with a clean cloth
WHY WE SHOULD CLEAN ESPPRESSO MACHINE
1.Improved taste and quality of coffee: A dirty espresso machine can affect the taste and quality of coffee, as old coffee grounds and oils can build up and affect the flavor. Cleaning the machine regularly ensures that the coffee you brew tastes fresh and delicious.
2.Increased lifespan of the machine: Regular cleaning and maintenance can help prolong the lifespan of your espresso machine. By removing build-up and debris, you are preventing damage and wear on the machine’s internal components.
3.Better hygiene: Espresso machines come into contact with a lot of water and coffee, making them a breeding ground for bacteria and mold. Cleaning the machine regularly ensures that it is hygienic and safe to use.
4.Better performance: A clean machine will perform better than a dirty one. By removing build-up and debris, you are ensuring that the machine’s internal components are functioning properly and that the water is flowing freely.
5.Compliance with health and safety regulations: Many health and safety regulations require that food service equipment is cleaned and maintained on a regular basis. Failing to clean your espresso machine may result in fines or penalties.