Espresso Machine Maintenance with Urnex

Keeping your equipment sparkling clean is just as important as the freshness of your coffee and dialing inĀ  your grind & tamp — in fact, without the former, the latter will be an exercise in futility. If we have to tell you that rancid coffee oils will adversely impact the quality of your shot, we’re sorry. But if we have to be the first, then we might as well do it right, right? So we asked Louie Poore, who specializes in educating professional baristas on proper equipment care for Urnex, to give us the rundown.

First, he introduces us to Urnex’s new Full Circle, sustainably-produced cleaning products — including a toe-to-toe comparison of Cafiza and Full Circle’s coffee equipment wash.

Next, he walks us through using tablets to backflush the La Marzocco GS/3.

Finally, Gail shows us the newly arrived 1, 2, Brew Kit for Espresso Machines, which features the goodies you need to keep your machine in tip-top shape (plus a bag of Velton’s Coffee of your choice!).

2 comments for “Espresso Machine Maintenance with Urnex

  1. April 15, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Great videos. Shows the real importance of maintenance.
    Mind you, if I had a GS/3 I could probably afford to have someone clean it daily for me :-)))
    douglas

  2. Jeremy Raglin
    April 20, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Daily maintenance of these machines is a must. I almost lost mine because it became gunked up.

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