Like any coffee maker, your Moccamaster needs regular cleaning to remove oils and mineral deposits (limescale) and to keep your coffee tasting clean and taint free.
Always Use Filtered Water
Using filtered water will result in a better tasting coffee and will reduce limescale build up.
After each brew, rinse and wipe out the plastic filter basket and the carafe. For stubborn oil build up, use warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly to remove all traces of soap and fragrance.
Descale Every 100 Brew Cycles
We recommend descaling your Moccamaster after every 100 brew cycles. If you use it every day this means descaling every 3 months.
Moccamaster’s warranty does not cover damage due to limescale – so stick to the recommended descale intervals.
Limescale is a hard, chalky deposit of calcium carbonate that occurs from the chemical reaction of heating water. It mostly occurs on metal surfaces like the copper heating element.
The build up results in a gradual deterioration of flavour and reduces water flow and temperature stability.
How to Descale
We recommend using Cafetto Liquid Organic Descaler.
Pour one dose (125ml) into the tank with cold water.
Run a brew cycle – without coffee or filter papers of course.
- Tip out the hot liquid and drain the unit of residual water.
>> For Classic and Thermal models, remove the lid and drip arm and tip out over the sink.
>> For Thermoserve model unscrew the drain cap and tip out over the sink.
- Fill the tank again with fresh, cold water and run another 3 brew cycles to flush the unit clear of any lingering residue.
- Don’t use vinegar, citric acid or baking soda as they will impart more flavour taints than they remove.
- Cafetto Evo powder in the cold water tank (used for back flushing espresso machines) won’t dissolve adequately and will clog.