Hi, I’m Jefferson, I’ve been a barista at Coffee Labs Roasters in Tarrytown for 7 years. Today I’m going to be showing you how to clean your espresso machine using Urnex products. First, replace the pour filter basket with a blind filter. Add about 3 grams of Cafiza espresso machine cleaning powder into the blind filter basket, or, add one Cafiza tablet into the blind filter basket, and return the pour filter back to the group head. Press and hold the wash button to active the clean cycle, also known as back flushing. Select which group to clean, then press start to begin. The cleaning process will continue on its own. It is a substantial cleaning cycle that takes place automatically, with the machine pumping the cleaning solution back through the machine every few seconds. To clear the espresso machine manually, simply run the espresso machine 10 seconds on, and 10 seconds off 5 times to pump the cleaning solution through the machine. To rinse, repeat the same steps of the cleaning cycle without any cleaning solution to rinse the machine with water. In addition to back flushing, soak any spare parts in a Cafiza solution. Dissolve 3 grams of Cafiza powder or 1 Cafiza tablet in water. We’ll quickly remove the shower screen. It’s hot, so be safe and use a bar towel. Soak for 15-30 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with water. It is important to clean the steam wand daily to prevent bacteria and protein build-up from the milk. Use 30 ml of Rinza and 500 ml of water. Soak for 15-30 minutes, and then rinse thoroughly with water. Your espresso machine is now cleaned and ready to brew great tasting coffee again. It is important to backflush daily and sometimes even twice per day depending on frequency of use. Backflushing with Cafiza will eliminate coffee residue in group heads and machine lines. For more information, please visit www.urnex.com.
Extend the life of your coffee shop’s espresso machines with Urnex Cafiza! By inserting 3 grams of Cafiza cleaner into your machine, you’ll clear the inner components of any residue and keep your fresh coffee tasting great.