If you forget about your coffee or leave it too long in the heat, you may end up with scorched coffee.
Clean and descale your moka pot properly. A perfect cup of coffee will be yours if you follow these steps. Using a pot with a patina is not permitted.
Burning of coffee oils and sugars occurs as a result of this process. In addition, contrary to popular belief, burnt coffee will diminish the flavor of freshly made coffee.
It's quick and easy to clean your stovetop espresso maker or Moka pots. These little pots are cheap, and they'll last for years. The idea that they don't need to be cleaned is a prevalent misconception.
Stainless steel and aluminum cooking pots will deteriorate if they are not cleaned regularly. They'll decay too if you keep water in the unit for a long period of time. Don't ever let these devices dry out in the open air.
After each brew, if you don't remove the oils and particles from your coffee maker and clean them out right away, they can oxidize and burn. Your next cup of freshly-brewed coffee will be ruined by the scorched flavor of this coffee.
Maintaining a Clean Moka Pot
Cleaning your pot with soap after each brew is a must. To avoid rancid coffee oil from previous batches, scrub the metal with soap. Avoid harsh, concentrated cleaning chemicals. To degrease the coffee maker and remove leftover coffee oils, use dish soap.
Disassemble your coffee maker and wash all parts with soap and water. Remove the gasket and wipe below to remove coffee grinds and grease. After cleaning and rinsing, dry each piece with a clean towel. Long-term corrosion occurs when water is left on metal surfaces.
Decalcification of the Moka Pot
Vinegar is the greatest way to clean and descale your moka pot. Cleansing and disinfecting with white vinegar works best because it doesn't leave behind any chemicals or scents while removing mineral buildup.
Clean the Moka pot by adding 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water and making a cup of coffee like you typically would, but without the coffee grounds. Allow the liquid to come to a boil before pouring it back into the pot via the collection funnel and spout. To descale and clean your Moka pot, repeat this process till you are satisfied.
Rinse and wipe your coffee maker with vinegar in the areas you can access with a cloth. After that, use a damp cloth to clean it down and dry it.
If you live in a location with particularly hard water. It requires less descaling than a coffee maker, but it's still a good idea to do it periodically to avoid clogging the filter.
Using a moka pot produces a lot of pressure due to the steam it generates. The pressure in the boiling chamber could rise if the filter isn't clean. Extra pressure in the Moka pot is usually handled by the safety valve. But if you have hard water, the valve will become blocked. So there's still more reason to descale. Steam cannot escape if the valve is submerged in water.
You can try polishing and cleaning the stainless steel if the burn marks are not too deep. Using three tablespoons of baking soda, you will produce a paste or cream and add enough water to make the mixture thick and creamy (it should not be too liquid). With a sponge or cloth, you scrub the paste into your coffee maker and completely rinse it.
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OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM
Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).