Ta Moko Espresso 

Guide on How to Backflush an espresso machine.

Place half the contents of one cleaning sachet or one heaped tablespoon of cleaning powder into your blanking disk which should be fitted into one of your filter handles. Put the filter holder handle into the coffee machine as though you were going to make coffee and press the button to make one cup of coffee, count to ten and repeat this process three to 5 times, you should see white froth coming from the bottom of the group head via the exhaust tube. In some machines this part is internal and you will not see the froth, but this is nothing to worry about. After this remove the filter holder handle and clean the group seal with the group head cleaning brush by gently moving the brush in a complete circle round the group seal. Lastly run the continuous flow button on the group until no further white froth can be seen. Repeat whole process for each group head.Type your paragraph here.

Espresso: TLC – Looking after your machine

At the end of the working day or if possible at the end of every shift – follow the basic cleaning routine listed below as a core standard.

Remove the mesh filter from the portafilter unit
Clean the mesh filter with a food grade nylon brush
Clean the inside of each group head with the nylon brush getting rid of old coffee grounds trapped in the seal gaskets etc
At the end of the day immerse the steam wand in an approved food safe detergent / sanitizer solution. (follow the manufacturer’s instructions)
Remove the drip tray and wash
Clean around the work surfaces of the machine and counter
Remove any old grounds from the grinder knock out drawer and clean out the drawer and sanitise.
Clean and sanitise the tools of the trade (jugs, spatulas etc)
Back flush the machine. ype your paragraph here.