Arabica or Robusta, what is the difference??
One of the fundamental characteristics is the ratio of Arabica and Robusta. These are different types of coffee beans.
It is arabica that gives almost all the flavors. Robusta. for richness, bitterness, strength.
The caffeine in Robusta beans is, on average, twice as high as in Arabica. There is no sourness in the Robusta. Also the Robusta is responsible for the crema height, which is why an espresso blend usually contains more Robusta, as it produces a higher crema. I have a profile on Robusta.
And Arabica may have a lot of shades and edges, differences in the country of origin (terroir, climate in which coffee trees grow), processing of green beans, roasting. By the way, who didn’t know, coffee is a berry. The higher the grade, the denser the beans, the more intense the taste and the greater and more varied the acidity. Sourness, by the way, is what gives it its variety of flavor, although in Russia it tends not to be liked.
100% Arabica means that there is relatively little caffeine in the blend and a lot of flavor variation. To extract certain nuances (citrus, cocoa, floral notes) you need to switch to mono varieties. What it is?
A mono-variety is a grain harvested in one country, on a particular territory, plantation. And consequently, in one more or less uniform climate with characteristic flavor incarnations. Mono varieties, with the rarest of exceptions, are Arabica and must contain only beans of the same harvest.
For example, the most sour beans from Kenya, Ethiopia and Mexico. Mild berry acidity with a peppery hint in Jamaica. Brazil. roasted nuts and cocoa. Vietnamese and Ugandan. bitter chocolate. Arabica from Cuba, the Dominican Republic and a separate variety from India, Monsoon Malabar, are considered the least sour. In the latter, the sourness is literally weathered by the strong monsoon winds to which the coffee is exposed.
Personally, in the case of automatic coffee machines, I prefer blends in the 90/10. 70/30 ratio. For espresso in a single-bottom espresso machine, it is best to use 100% Arabica. Funnels/aeropress/drip coffee makers. arabica only, too.
There are also nuances in the size of beans (screen), the initial quality of a particular green raw material (the number of defects per sample, grade), but this is usually not so relevant to buyers of automatic coffee machines (although it still has some impact on taste in a cup) and is beyond the scope of this material.
If you want to buy a few different coffee blends right after the purchase of the coffee machine to decide on your beans, then before there was a good option from the inexpensive. to take a few packs of different blends from Lavazza. Lavazza Crema e Gusto is the blend of 30% Arabica and 70% Robusta, a classic Italian espresso with a strong bitterness, but for the Russian taste it may be a little bitter at first. Crema e Aroma is a little weaker. 80/20. Caffe Espresso and Qualita Oro are different blends of pure arabica. That is with more sourness. But in recent years, Lavazza has seriously lost ground. In general, I personally think all store-bought coffee is second-rate. I’ll say it again: you have to drink it fresh roasted. Nevertheless, from store and widespread hold brand Jardin (especially varieties with names on the particular countries, like Columbia Supreme), Paulig (exclusively for the share price which aspires to 600/kg), Julius Meinl, Bushido (this brand can even be referred to the higher league among store coffee, not far from Illy).
So, to understand your preferences in the first approximation. sour-balanced-bitter. it is better to take a sample box of different fresh-roasted coffees. Such sample boxes are offered, for example, by Tasty Coffee, Bravos, and Neva (all of them have a 101KOFE promo code that gives you 10 to 20% discount).
Recipe for an Italian espresso: a strong, invigorating, thermonuclear boost
By the way, if you don’t like bitterness (read Robusta), maybe you just haven’t tried a good blend with it. Then for experiment I can recommend to buy Caffe Selezione Nobile Espresso from Saeco (well not from them, of course, it’s a repackaged coffee under the Saeco brand from a small Italian factory). This is one prime example of a factory coffee that, on a home automatic coffee machine, gives an espresso similar to what is loved and made in Italy itself on professional cones. They respect blends with Robusta and know how to make them. The shop was closed, Saeco does not deliver this coffee to us anymore.
Then another option is to try a good Robusta blend. It’s not so easy to find a ready to roast Robusta (I mean not the most shameful one) and Arabica without a pronounced acidity of upper-medium roast. So I can suggest to make such a mixture by yourself:
- You buy 1 kilogram of a blend code-named Black Candy 100% Arabica from Brazil and Colombia, dark roasted.
- You buy 250 grams of 100% Robusta from Uganda.
- Pour everything into a large bowl, a plastic 5-liter bottle of clean water is good, close and mix evenly. As a result you get a balanced, freshly roasted Italian-style blend with 80% Arabica and 20% Robusta.
- Grind it better not to minimal (you will have too much bitterness), but closer to medium, I do not recommend to pour over 30 ml. The temperature in all automatic machines, except Delonghi, the highest, in Delonghi it is better to cook on medium.
For your convenience, we will try to include here the most frequently asked questions, we hope it will be useful, save your time and help you make the right choice.
1.What is the best espresso machine that doesn’t break, isn’t expensive and makes delicious coffee??
Answer: There is no perfect coffee machine like any other appliance, you will always have to sacrifice a few things. The price does not always reflect the quality of the coffee machine, more often it is a fee for appearance, and displays with lots of buttons. An example of an inexpensive but well made coffee machine is the Delonghi Magnifica which also makes a delicious and strong espresso.
Is it possible to make drinks from pre-ground coffee in an automatic coffee machine?
Answer: Sure. But it should be done according to the instructions, don’t allow overflowing coffee, use the measuring spoon, coming with the coffee machine. Dose of coffee is approximately 6-10 grams. Overcaffeination can lead to machine failure. It’s still safer to use whole bean coffee.
What kind of coffee can be used in the coffee machine, grades and varieties?
Answer: Coffee suitable for use in the coffee machine must be well roasted and dry, wet and raw coffee is not permitted, it must not be very greasy, if there is an oily sheen on the beans then it cannot be used in the coffee machine. Wet or greasy coffee will clog the grinder and the coffee machine will have to be repaired. Coffee for your espresso machine must be dry and opaque without shine. There may be different types and varieties of coffee.
Can I use flavored coffee??
Answer: Extremely undesirable, flavored coffee is sticky and not always completely dry, it can clog the grinder, brewing unit and even eat the plastic of the coffee container.
How does the machine know when it’s time to clean? ?
Answer: There is no sensor to detect the contamination of the internal systems of the coffee machine, the cleaning time is determined by the counter which controls how many cups of coffee the coffee machine has brewed.
The display on the coffee machine shows that it needs to be cleaned, is it urgent or can be postponed??
Answer: It depends on the model of your coffee machine and how it is used, some machines can wait years until it is cleaned, and some block and will not make coffee until it is cleaned. In some coffee machines cleaning is a must, otherwise the brewing unit will jam and the hydraulic system will be clogged.
It is better to clean regularly, as soon as you see the signal on the display, because clean machines work longer.
Where to Buy Filter and Cleaning Products for Domestic Coffee Machines and Coffee Makers?
Answer: Especially for your convenience, we have started to sell cleaners and filters for coffee machines. See availability and pricing at. Coffee machine care products, filters. If you have to travel far to us, in this case, you can go to a large large home appliance store and in the section where the coffee machines are represented, as a rule, there are care products and filters.
What cleaning products for coffee machines are available?
Answer: For external cleaning such means that not to remove together with dirt paint, Acetone and solvent do not use under any circumstances, you will spoil the plastic, erase the inscriptions.
There are products for cleaning the hydraulic system to remove coffee deposits and for decalcification. Decalcification agent is added to the water hopper, and coffee grounds remover is added to the ground coffee compartment, or to a special compartment. Do not attempt to add cleaning agents to the grinder!
How often should the brewing unit be removed and rinsed, and should it be done at all??
Answer: If your coffee machine has a removable brewing unit, it is advisable to clean it regularly, on average after 50 cups of coffee. It can be once a week, or once a month. It is enough to rinse the brewing unit under running warm water, you can use a small brush. After flushing you do not need to dry the brewing unit, because it already works with water and you do not need to lubricate anything. it will only speed up the buildup of coffee on the brewing unit, they work great for years without lubrication.
How much does it cost to repair my coffee machine?
Answer: Usually we are asked this question by phone, often without naming the brand and model of the machine and how the fault is manifested, it’s almost like a doctor asking what I take pills, but not saying that you have pain. If it’s cleaning. adjustment or checkout, you can see the exact in. Services and prices.
And if the coffee machine is leaking, does not respond to buttons, displays a bug, the indicator light is on, does not turn on, or something similar, then you can not avoid a meeting with the coffee machine to the wizard. Only after a diagnosis will be clear what does not work, what caused the coffee machine failure, what needs to be done and how much it will cost. In any case, after making a diagnosis, the cost of repair is agreed upon with the customer before the work is done.
Is it better to invite a specialist to repair your machine or bring it to a service center??
Answer: All repair work is certainly better to be done in the Service Center, the reasons for this are many: Equipped for repair, there is necessary lighting, the necessary tools and parts are always at hand, more time and opportunities to examine all the mechanisms. Identify worn out. That is. To give the most complete conclusion about the condition of the machine and to carry out all the necessary work is more convenient in the workshop.
But if you don’t have time, possibility or just wish to take the car to the Service Center, you can order departure of the expert. You will need to name the brand of your coffee machine, model and the way the malfunction appears, so that the technician is able to collect all the necessary tools and parts for repair. After the inspection the technician will give an opinion and if it is possible to do on the spot, he will repair the machine immediately, but it may be necessary to take it to a repair shop, which can also be done with the help of CoffeeCar, and after the repair the coffee machine will be brought back to you.
What guarantee does CoffeeCar give after repairs?
Answer: CoffeeCar gives a guarantee on all parts and works, the guarantee covers only those nodes and mechanisms. that had to be repaired or replaced. Our full warranty is only valid if your coffee machine is rebuilt, except for the electronics module, unless it has been serviced as well. Warranty term depends on the coffee machine model, its condition and the amount of work performed; it may vary from 1 to 12 months. By default, if not pre-agreed, the warranty is 6 months from the date of handover.
Arabica or Robusta, what’s the difference?
One of the fundamental characteristics is the ratio of Arabica to Robusta. These are different types of coffee beans.
Almost all flavors are given by arabica. Robusta. for richness, bitterness, strength.
The caffeine in Robusta is, on average, 2 times higher than in Arabica. Robusta has no acidity. Robusta is also responsible for the height of the crema, which is why espresso blends usually contain Robusta, which produces a higher crema. I have a profile on Robusta.
Arabica can have many shades and facets, differences in the country of origin (terroir, climate in which coffee trees grow), processing of green beans, roasting. By the way, if you do not know, coffee is a berry. The higher a variety grows, the denser the beans are, the more intense the flavor and the greater the variety of acidity. Sourness, by the way, is what gives the variety of flavors, although in Russia they tend not to like it.
100% Arabica means that there is relatively little caffeine in the mix, and a wide variety of flavors. To extract certain flavor nuances (citrus, cocoa, floral) you need to switch to mono varieties. What is it??
Mono varieties are beans harvested in one country, on a particular territory, plantation. And therefore, in one more or less uniform climate with characteristic flavor incarnations. Mono varieties with the rarest of exceptions. only Arabica, a pack must contain beans of the same harvest.
For example, the grains from Kenya, Ethiopia and Mexico have the greatest sourness. Jamaican mild berry acidity with a hint of pepper. Brazil. roasted nuts and cocoa. Vietnam and Uganda. bitter chocolate. Arabica from Cuba, Dominican Republic and a separate variety from India called Monsoon Malabar are considered the least sour. In the latter, the sourness is literally weathered by the strong monsoon winds to which the coffee is exposed.
Personally, in the case of automatic coffee machines, I prefer blends in the ratio of 90/10 to 70/30. For espresso from carob machines with single-bottom baskets, it’s better to use 100% Arabica. Funnels/aeropress/drip coffee makers. also arabica only.
There are also nuances in the size of beans (screen), the initial quality of a particular green raw material (the number of defects per sample, grade), but this is usually not so relevant to buyers of automatic coffee machines (although it still has some impact on taste in a cup) and is beyond the scope of this article.
If you want to buy a few different coffee blends right after you buy your coffee machine to decide on your beans, then previously a good option from the inexpensive was to get a few packs of different blends from Lavazza. Lavazza Crema e Gusto is the blend of 30% Arabica and 70% Robusta, a classic Italian espresso with a strong bitterness, but the Russian taste may be a little bitter at first. Crema e Aroma. a little weaker. 80/20. Caffe Espresso and Qualita Oro are different blends of pure Arabica. That is, with more acidity. But in recent years Lavazza has seriously lost its position. In general, I personally think all store coffee is second-rate. I’ll say it again: you have to drink it fresh roasted. Nevertheless, from store and widespread hold brand Jardin (especially varieties with names on specific countries, like Columbia Supreme), Paulig (exclusively for the share price, which tends to 600 / kg), Julius Meinl, Bushido (this brand can even be attributed to the highest league among store coffee, not far from Illy).
So, to understand your preferences in the first approximation. sour-balanced-bitter. it’s best to take a sample set of different fresh-roasted coffees. Such sample boxes are offered, for example, by Tasty Coffee, Bravos, Neva (in all cases the 101KOFE promo code works, giving from 10 to 20% discount).
The recipe for an Italian espresso: strong, invigorating, thermonuclear charge
By the way, if you don’t like bitterness (read Robusta), maybe you just haven’t tried a good blend with it. Then for the experiment I can recommend to buy Caffe Selezione Nobile Espresso from Saeco (not from them, of course, it’s a repackaged Saeco-branded coffee from a small Italian factory). This is one of the best examples of factory coffee which makes espresso in a home espresso machine similar to coffee made in Italy with professional roasting cones. They respect blends with Robusta and know how to prepare them. The shop was closed, Saeco no longer delivers this coffee to us.
Then the other option is to try a good blend of Robusta. Ready composition, so that not spared Robusta (that is, not the most infamous used), and arabica without a pronounced sourness above-medium roasted, not so easy to find. So I can suggest to make such a mixture yourself:
- You buy 1 kilogram of a blend code-named Black Candy 100% Brazilian and Colombian Arabicas, dark roasted.
- You buy 250 grams of 100% Uganda Robusta.
- Pour everything into a large container, a plastic 5-liter bottle of clean water is good, close and stir evenly. You end up with a freshly roasted, balanced Italian-style blend of 80% Arabica 20% Robusta.
- It is better not to put a minimum grind (too much bitterness), but closer to medium, I do not recommend to pour more than 30 ml. The temperature in all machines, except Delonghi, is the highest; in Delonghi it is better to brew on medium.
How to choose the degree of roasting and what it influences? Or just the medium brew?
Coffee beans for the coffee machine can be any roast: light, medium or dark. a matter of taste. There are actually more gradations:
Light roasts: Scandinavian (200-210°C), American or City Roast (210-215°C). Allows to discover the nuances of flavor, because it keeps maximum sourness. Not very popular in Russia, and in vain. Flavors of herbs, grains, spices Scandinavian roast is, of course, the worst roast for espresso. And in principle, the light roast in the espresso machine gives a lot of acidity. But for the alternative brewing method, it’s the best.
Medium roasts: Full City (220°C), Full City Plus (225°C). The most common, typical for espresso. I recommend that you start with it. If you want more strength, bitterness, richness. go to the next step. If you are looking for new flavors, try the light roast.
Dark roasts: Vienna or Continental (230°C), French (240°C), Italian (245°C), Spanish (250°C). Bitter aroma with caramel notes, acidity disappears. The situation worsens with increasing temperature. The Viennese roast is mostly used in this group (which is common in Italy). Spanish roast (aka Cuban) is charcoal. Italian. almost charcoal. The last types of roasts practically do not occur in Spain, Italy or Cuba, just take these as names. Even the Viennese allows to get rid of the acidity completely, and add a noble burnt flavor with a very long aftertaste. Dark roast coffee can have an oily, glossy finish. But at the same time, pay attention to the price range, because roasting a bad grain is the best way to disguise its mediocre flavor characteristics.
Roasting, like the coffee variety itself, is one of the most important factors when choosing a bean for your taste and brewing method. Dark roasts are generally unsuitable for alternative brewing methods, light roasts for espresso. This doesn’t mean that such combinations can’t be used, just that the result is up to the individual’s taste.
A prime example, let’s take a particular Cuban mono variety from Tasty Coffee. As I wrote above, the Cuban Arabica is one of the most acidic in the world. But Taystee roasts it medium according to the manufacturer, but I’ll determine the roast by eye on the border of light and medium. As a result, we have a fairly pronounced sourness in the espresso, even on the most bitter-clogging coffee machines, which are Delonghi machines. And the brewer is right in saying that it’s the roast for the filter.
The solution to the problem
Getting your coffee machine cleaned up takes just three steps, which we’ll tell you about in a moment. But if the situation repeats, it is worth showing the technique to a specialist. There may be additional factors affecting the operation of the built-in mill.
Unplug the appliance
Going to clean the brewing unit, you need to make sure that you will not be affected by mechanical parts, boiling water or electricity. To avoid an accident, you should not only press the power button, but also unplug the unit. It is also advisable to remove all removable parts for water and milk, as well as the cake container.
Check the brewing unit
Look inside the brewing unit to make sure there is no coffee in it. If you find powder or grits, they should be removed. Make sure nothing prevents the next batch of ground coffee from coming in.
Use a thin, long object to clean the funnel. A knife, the back of a teaspoon, a spoke will do. After pushing the coffee through, you get to remove and clean the brewing unit and coffee maker. Important: Do not immerse the machine in water and wash only the parts mentioned in the instructions.
It’s very easy to brew coffee in it. If you’ve never done it, you can read the video guide.
- Fill the bucket with water.
- Put the beans in the filter of the appliance. How much coffee should be put in the drip coffee maker, we calculate according to the volume of the tank. Standard proportion: 60 grams of ground coffee beans per liter of water.
Important! You can adjust the strength of your beverage by changing the amount of liquid and the number of beans.
- Close the lid of the coffee machine and turn it on. Actually, this is the end of our active coffee-making process: now you just have to wait a little longer for the process to complete.
- The water rushes up into the filter with the ground beans and brews the coffee.
- Now the drink is dripping directly into the coffee pot. As soon as you run out of liquid in the bottle, the device switches automatically to heating, so that the drink does not cool down.
Choosing a coffee for the coffee machine
Roasting time is the most important criterion. Quality beans roasted no more than 3-4 weeks ago. Producers can supply such a product to coffee-house chains and specialty stores, where you can buy a good blend.
Also observe the different types of beans and choose a Arabica to Robusta ratio. To choose your blend, get a few blends to try.
- The Arabica determines 99% of the flavor. The higher the grade, the more intense and intense the taste.
- Robusta determines the quality of the crema, the strength and the bitterness. Higher caffeine and no acidity.
Mono varieties are good. These grains grow in a certain area, in a certain country, and give a uniform flavor. Medium to dark roast. The former is characteristic of espresso, the latter will give more strength and a characteristic caramel-bitter flavor.
What kind of coffee to use for the carob
Coffee for the carob should not be old. it dries out and stops to absorb liquid. The main thing is to form the coffee pod correctly. In this case, it will absorb all the water and make a real beverage.
In order to brew coffee professionally, you should try to fill up the whole cone (80-90%) and to take a good powder. When working with beans it is better to set a medium grind for the coffee machine. Medium roast is preferred.
The first company to produce this kind of equipment was Nespresso. Today its lineup includes 20 models, different in design and additional functions.
Coffee machines are also manufactured by companies:
- “Dolcegusto” from the well-known global brand Krups;
- “Delonga” and “Tassimo” from the manufacturer “Bosch”;
- “Lavazza” it mainly produces machines for offices and hotels, it has few models for home;
- “Guecito and Bork have simple machines and machines with a cappuccinator in their line.
However, the principle of capsule coffee machines does not depend on the manufacturer, price or configuration. All models are easy to operate and make a drink quickly.
How the capsule machine works
The working principle of the capsule coffee machine is based on making a beverage from small, hermetically sealed receptacles. They are filled with ground pressed coffee.
The capsule is inserted into the machine. If the model allows, you choose the type of beverage. The simplest capsule machines only make espressos.
The system takes the water from a special built-in tank and instantly heats it up to 95 degrees. It makes a small puncture in the capsule. The water is pumped into it under pressure. The beverage brews quickly and goes into the cup. After you brew it, you just remove the used capsule.
How a capsule coffee machine works
Each model has a thermoblock, or boiler. It heats the water. The control panel allows you to choose the type of beverage and its temperature. A special dispenser will adjust the amount of water you need to brew 1 cup.
The way a capsule coffee machine works largely depends on how it is brewed. For this purpose water is pumped at a pressure of 15 to 19 bar.
There is no need to pour ground coffee into the capsule coffee machine, special cups are used for brewing, the whole process goes automatically. You can adjust a different volume per serving (originally set to standard). A special stand adjusts the height and fits all cup sizes.
Special features of capsules
Pods are small, tightly sealed containers with roasted, ground coffee inside. It is measured in portions.
Such containers can be made of aluminum. A foil is generally used for multiple brewing. Safe plastic is also suitable for them. Often the capsules are made of combined materials: foil, cellulose and polymer.
Each company, which produces coffee machines, produces its own line.
It can be used once. If you try to brew such a capsule again, it will only look like coffee. It will lose its unique flavor and aroma.
Some manufacturers offer empty containers and you pour the coffee into them yourself. It can be any kind, but only ground.
With these reusable capsules it is easy to experiment with recipes and flavors. They are not as expensive as the original product and can be brewed up to 30 times.
They also use an ordinary disposable capsule for this purpose. They are cleaned, filled with coffee, tamped down and then returned to the machine.
But for all their apparent advantages, these capsules also have significant drawbacks. It will loose its seal and your coffee will have a less intense flavor and aroma.
According to the instructions, capsule coffee machines are designed for single-use, so many companies warn: if the buyer violates the main condition and uses reusable capsules, he can not get a warranty repair after that.
Pluses and minuses of capsule machines
This type of machine is easy to operate. All you have to do is push a button and the system does the rest. The appliance requires very little maintenance. It does not need constant cleaning.
The program follows all the steps of the technology precisely. It saves the dosage, automatically measures the water from the tank and adjusts the temperature and pressure. The beverage will have the right flavor every time.
The coffee is steamed before it is brewed. It gives it a richness. There is no grounds in the beverage, because each capsule has a small filter, and ground coffee beans are pressed.
If you set the program and buy the right capsules, the machine will make coffee, hot chocolate and tea.
This type of coffee machines also has disadvantages. Only a limited number of capsules are available. they cost a lot and often you can’t replace the original product with a cheaper analogue.
Frequently Asked Questions on Coffee Machines
There are two choices. The first, call a master at your home or office by calling 8(499)390-69-83. The second is to find and bring your coffee machine to the service center. In the first case, you are a witness to everything that’s going on. Who repairs, how it is repaired, what is replaced, etc.? д. In the second, everything is just the opposite.
Jura, Nivona, Solis coffee machines are made in Switzerland.
Saeco, Delonghi, Gaggia, Hotpoint-Ariston, Smeg, Spidem manufacturer Italy.
AEG, Bosch, Siemens, Krups, Gaggenau, Kuppersbusch, Melitta, Miele, Neff are developed in Germany.
Failures are more often in those coffee machines that are less often serviced. For manufacturers we can not give a sensible answer, because the same machine can serve for a completely different period of time. We are witnesses to more than 60,000 brewed cups of coffee on the counter of an ordinary household coffee machine Jura F50. Do you have any problems with?
How often should the coffee machine be serviced?
The machine is to be serviced when prompted by a request that is indicated on the display. The symbols on the front of the machine can be found in the instructions for your coffee machine. By maintenance we mean the decalcification program, removal of coffee oils and maintenance of the brewing unit.
How to prepare pre-ground coffee in the machine (ground coffee)
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To make ground coffee in your coffee machine, it’s important to know if your model has this feature. There must be a compartment for ground coffee (ground coffee may not be placed in the bean hopper)!). This function must be activated before ground coffee is poured. Either by pressing the measuring spoon button, or by opening the ground coffee tank, this function is automatically activated. After you press the button or open the filter, you can put in 1, maximum 2 level measuring spoons of ground coffee. Then you can press the coffee brewing button (cup button). If you have an automatic system, then after you close the compartment, the coffee supply will start without pressing a button.
Important! The packaging of ground coffee must always say for espresso machines or a picture of a coffee machine. The turkey coffee is not suitable for the coffee machine! Grinding too fine can damage your coffee machine. If this happens, you can contact our company to have your coffee machine repaired.
How the machine knows when it is time to descale?
The truth is that the coffee machine cannot detect the amount of limescale in the hydraulic system. There are no special sensors to detect contamination. It’s painfully simple. Depending on how hard you set the water hardness or the factory default setting. The coffee machine simply counts the number of drinks made. After about 200 cups you get a message on the display that it’s time to clean. The higher the water hardness setting, the more often you will be reminded to clean the system.
Why the coffee machine never asks for decalcification?
Some customers never had the light on, remove scale (decalcification). Everything is very simple. This only happens if the water filter is activated in the coffee machine program. The coffee machine is designed so that when the filter is activated, there is no need to do additional cleaning. If you unplug the filter, you immediately receive a cleaning signal.
After decalcification coffee is sour, why??
You decalcified (descaled) strictly according to instructions, rinsed very well, and the coffee is sour. The first 10 or maybe 20 cups of coffee are simply impossible to drink. The reason is very simple. There is most likely a filter in the water tank, which must be removed during decalcification. If you do not remove the filter it absorbs all the chemicals in itself and of course for the first time it gives all the chemicals to your coffee.
How to stop the coffee flow in your coffee machine?
Over the years of repairing coffee machines, we’ve learned that many customers don’t know how to stop the coffee while it’s brewing, or if it can be stopped at all. It’s simple, pressing the brew button again depending on what you pressed (one cup or two) stops the coffee delivery process. Т. е. while the coffee is pouring into the cup and it is almost full, pressing the brewing button again stops the coffee delivery. And it’s completely harmless.
No! Never fill the bean hopper with water under any circumstances. Water on the millstones causes instant corrosion. Also, getting water on the grinder motor causes a short circuit.
Can I put green coffee in the coffee machine??
No! Green coffee is much harder than roasted coffee. A coffee grinder is not at all suitable for grinding such a hard material like green coffee.