When it comes to espresso machine cleaning tablets, brands like Cafiza and Cafetto will automatically come into mind. Cafiza is a USA brand under Urnex while Cafetto is an Australian brand.
There are many online reviews about both brands. Both espresso machine cleaning tablets serve the basic function of cleaning and sanitizing the Espresso coffee machine. There are baristas who standby Cafiza while Cafetto has its own fair share of baristas supporting the brand as well.
This article compares both products in the perspective of a practitioner who is sourcing espresso machine cleaning tablets for use in a Café Chain. I have purchased both Cafiza and Cafetto espresso machine cleaning tablets for comparison.
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Cafiza E16 Espresso Cleaning Tablets are packed in a white conical plastic container with a round screw cap.
The body is labelled with a red and white sticker with the product information. Sticker labels provide information like the Product Name in 12 different languages while the rest of the information is in English. Each container contains 100 tablets weighing at 1.2gram each and it is in diameter of 12mm.
This is a product from the USA and the product is NSF certified with PAREVE and is organic.
*NSF: National Sanitation Foundation is a standard for sanitation and food safety regulation for non-food products such as cleaning items.
*PAREVE: Does not contain dairy products, meat or their derivatives.
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Cafetto Tevo Mini Espresso Cleaning Tablets come in a white conical plastic container with a snap cap. The snap cap has thread lines which make it easy to handle with a single hand. The thread lines have an anti-slip purpose which works well if the user’s hand is wet.
The body is labelled with a green and white sticker with the product information. Sticker labels provide information like the Product name in 2 languages (English & French). Other information includes user instructions, storage conditions and shelf life recommendation (36 months).
Each container contains 60 tablets weighing at 1.4 gram each with a diameter of 16mm. This product is made in Austria and has NSF certified for Food Safety, OMRI for organic ingredients and ISO14000 for environmentally friendly products.
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Price of Espresso Machine Cleaning Tablets:
Cafiza E16 Espresso Cleaning Tablets: S$58.50 per 100 tablets
Cafetto Tevo Mini Espresso Cleaning Tablets: S$57.40 per 60 tablets
*Pricing from Lazada Singapore / Click here to view pricing in USD from Amazon.
Price-wise, Cafiza E16 Espresso Tablet is more economical as S$58.50 for 100 tablets, per wash is $0.58. While Cafetto Tevo Mini Espresso Tablet costs $57.40 for 60 tablets, per wash is $0.95.
If both products provide the same cleaning result which they did, I would go for Cafiza E16 Espresso Tablet which is easily 40% lower cost. For a Café Chain, I think this will be very economic and my boss will love me for the cost-saving.
However, if both espresso cleaning tablets are the same price, I would definitely go for Cafetto Tevo Mini Espresso Tablet. I like the green and white label which give me a refreshing and green feel. I like their packaging that keeps the end-user in mind (anti-slip snap cap).
Cafetto has focused a lot on their food safety (ISO22000, HACCP) and environmental friendly (ISO14000) efforts such as phosphate and genetically modified organisms (GMO) free, non-corrosive formulation to protect the machine and rapidly biodegradable.
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