Cafiza Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder by Urnex
How to Clean Portafilters and Filter Baskets with Cafiza Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder
- Keeps screens and filters clean for even extraction
- Formulated for optimal balance of solubility and foaming.
- Available in 125 g. (4.4 oz.)
- Brand: Urnex
- Category: Cleaning, Descaling
Cafiza is a backflush detergent that eliminates coffee residue and oils from group heads, valves and lines. It can also be used to create a soak for other equipment, parts and accessories. Cafiza is also available in a variety of tablet shapes and sizes designed for easy and controlled dosing in super-automatic espresso machines.
I watched James Hoffman's video on cloth coffee filters & in it he mentions that Cafiza expresso machine cleaning powder from Urnex works to really re-fresh a well-used cloth filter. I bought the 125g container from French Press Coffee because they were one of the only places I could find the smaller size powder on its own, and it really works!! I dissolved a teaspoon of powder into about 14oz of warm water, then placed a very coffee-stained cloth filter into to solution overnight. I couldn't believe how well it removed the staining (I guess I'd forgotten how light in color the filter had been originally, and almost felt gross for the color I'd let it become!) I tried soaking another filter that was just as stained in a solution of 1.5 teaspoons to the same amount of liquid overnight, and it was even more visibly clean that the first test. You have to rinse the life out of the filters after taking them out of the solution and I boiled them in filtered water for 5 mins to really sanitize them/feel like the cleaning solution was fully removed, and have now noticed a whole new life to the cloth filters since I've been brewing with them again! An incredible way to extend the life of your cloth filters.
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