Why Is My Espresso Sludgy?

When making coffee, one of the worst habits is to grind an enormous amount of coffee into a cup or bowl and reserve the rest for later use. Even when it is ground, coffee will lose its freshness and deliver subpar results within a few hours.

The coffee could become stale if too much coffee is ground into the doser of a coffee grinder. 

Attempt to just grind a small amount of coffee for each batch of coffee you plan to brew. Before brewing a cup of coffee, remove any "old" ground coffee from your coffee doser and replace it with a new one.

A high-quality burr grinder is an essential aspect of any home coffee setup since it is crucial to utilize freshly ground coffee in order to produce the freshest, richest tasting espresso. Many consumers end up wasting their investment in a coffee grinder because they ground too much coffee and then use the resulting beans for their next cup of coffee.

Grinder-on-demand coffee grinders for home use have the advantage of putting ground coffee immediately into the filter, reducing the amount of ground coffee that needs to oxidize between uses.

Leave wasted coffee in the filter holder and you'll not only offend the next user, but you'll also speed up the building of coffee oils and filth in the coffee group and filter holder of your machine, necessitating more regular cleaning.

Re-engage your filter holder into the espresso machine and run some new water through your porta filter once you've done making the last espresso of your coffee making session. After emptying the filter holder, rinse the group head, shower screen, filter basket, and filter holder with fresh water to remove the vast majority of wasted coffee oils.

Leaving the espresso machine to its own devices, coffee oils and milk will build up on the machine's hot parts and cause it to malfunction.

Inspecting your steam wand or filter holder closely, you'll discover brownish-black muck building up at the bottom. Keep the buildup of these items to a minimal by cleaning frequently and quickly.

If you want to make sure that your coffee machine is ready for the next brewing session, you should not perform standard cleaning processes such as back flushing and descaling.

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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).

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