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10 years 11 months ago #3473 by anma
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Hi,

I've had my Mokita for 5 years now, and I find the coffee is getting kind of bitter - sour, and there is almost no more crema. At first, I thought it was the coffee itself, but now I doubt it. Now I usually don't even finish my cup of coffee!
I read on the forum that I should clean it with dried lemon juice... Is it possible the bad taste could come from inadequate maintenance? How often should we clean it?

Thanks!

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10 years 11 months ago #3474 by colin
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Could bad taste come for poor maintenance?
Heck yes! It is the cause of 99% of taste problems with espresso coffee (all other mechanical things being normal and the coffee being fresh...)

Dried lemon juice? No. Not really.
You meed an industrial strength on that bad-boy!
PureCaf, ClearCaf, Melitta carafe cleaner, whatever...
you can get carafe cleaner in the coffee section on most grocers shelves... etc.

Espresso machines need to be cleaned weekly and monthly... not every 5 years.

The very worse machine I have ever seen belonged to Emmy award winner (name deleted) that I worked on... she did not bother cleaning it ever... in over ten years... the 8 ounce boiler in it had about 7 ounces of lime scale in it. That she drank coffee from the thing for the previous 9 years was astounding!

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10 years 11 months ago #3475 by anma
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Thanks!

Will do!

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