People frequently overlook the need to clean these items, your drip tray, and your steam wand. If you follow proper cleaning procedures and cycles, you are likely to have a great cup of espresso.
Each time you use your machine, the cleaning cycle will remove mineral buildup as well as all oils from the machine's interior, preventing the buildup of mold, bacteria, and clogging. Not only will this improve the efficiency of your machine, but it is also critical for producing great-tasting coffee.
Without removing all of those wonderful coffee oils, they can begin to go rancid, impairing the flavor of your morning macchiato.
Whether you use regular store-bought vinegar or cleaning tablets for your descaling process, with regular cleaning, your espresso machine will last many years.
Other Questions about Coffee
Questions not about coffee (but important to coffee)
OCM was started in 2007, focusing first on coffee machines, then marketing for coffee and food and beverage companies. Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
OCM has also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of the modules are running in the Singapore Skillsfuture Classes in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes.
For the readers (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).
To connect with coffee and F&B practitioners, join our growing F&B group on Linkedin (20 000 and growing).