This is the 23rd post to the 30 ways with kombucha in 30 days that I have decided to take up for the month of September. You may read more about the ‘challenge’ I gave myself here.
This post is dedicated to all coffee addicts in the world. If you love coffee, and enjoy a cuppa every morning before you start your day, we can be buddies.
I have no idea how I even started. I wasn’t much of a coffee drinker before. I started drinking more coffee when we were in USA. Hanging out with other wives and visiting their homes. Each time they would make a pot of coffee and we’d each pour glass after glass while we shared cakes & pastries.
Then coming back to Singapore, I would have coffee at work, and meetings over at starbucks and hotel lounges. Seemed like the perfect thing to keep the day going. Well, you know what they say about coffee right?
I’ve owned this Nespresso capsule machine for like almost a year now. We bought it for our home now that the hubby’s onto coffee as much as I am. Probably the best tasting coffee out there. I’ve started to notice that sometimes there’s dark particles in my coffee, or some extra gunk that I don’t expect to be there. Sometimes if we forget to drop the capsule into the little bin below, bits of coffee grounds would get stuck along the way.
As much as they say that its a 1 button job and the easiest thing you’ll ever have, it still does require some maintenance. The instruction manual does mention it too. You have to buy the descaler from Nespresso to clean the insides of the machine. The descaling kit costs around $26 for a set of 2. They recommend to descale your machine twice a year. Or at least, do it when you find the taste of your coffee a little off-ish.
Why does this work?
The mild acid in kombucha helps get rid of the hard water spots, remove any mineral build up and coffee bits that get stuck and turn rancid.
Mix kombucha vinegar with filtered water 1:2 ratio.
Pour into the reservoir of the coffee machine.
Follow machine’s instruction manual to get to descaling mode.
For the Nespresso Pixie machine, check out this youtube video on how to get to the descaling mode.
Let the diluted kombucha run through the machine twice then discard.
I had a few dark particles and murky water on the first run through.
When all the liquid is drained, refill reservoir with plain water and allow the machine to go through the descaling mode once more to rinse.
Allow machine to run till water is clear, then exit descaling mode.
Make yourself an Espresso now, or simply turn off the machine. 😉
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