New Year Reset – Cleaning Your Machine

Roasted coffee contains oil, part of which helps makes the delicious crema that goes on top of an Espresso. During grinding and brewing, these oils can accumulate on espresso machines and grinders. The darker a coffee is roasted, the more oily the beans are. Without cleaning the following could happen: Sticky bean hoppers will impede coffee beans from flowing smoothing into the grinder. Dirty machines can leech these oils into the coffee as it's brewing and spoil the taste of the beverage. Screens on brew units, portafilters, or even mocha pots...

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New Year Reset – Cleaning Your Machine

Roasted coffee contains oil, part of which helps makes the delicious crema that goes on top of an Espresso. During grinding and brewing, these oils can accumulate on espresso machines and grinders. The darker a coffee is roasted, the more oily the beans are. Without cleaning the following could happen: Sticky bean hoppers will impede coffee beans from flowing smoothing into the grinder. Dirty machines can leech these oils into the coffee as it's brewing and spoil the taste of the beverage. Screens on brew units, portafilters, or even mocha pots will...

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