Spring Cleaning with Capresso

Capresso_Cleaning Solution_72dpiClean the windows, organize the closet: these may be items on your spring-cleaning list. Much easier is cleaning your Capresso drip-coffee maker, espresso machine or electric water kettle, and you’ll enjoy the results every day with a fresher tasting brew.

Capresso makes cleaning easy with Capresso Cleaning Solution. Specially designed for cleaning and descaling Capresso products, it prevents limescale and minerals from building up inside the brewing system or teakettle. It also helps remove hard water stains.

Follow these simple steps and you’ll be on your way to ensuring your Capresso machine prepares its most flavorful cup of coffee, espresso or tea.

For Espresso Machines: Dissolve 1 oz (28 g) of descaler with 32 oz (1 L) of water and pour mixture into water tank. Ensure portafilter is locked in place and a large receptacle is placed under the coffee spouts to catch the Cleaning Solution. Allow all water in water tank to pass through the machine by turning the dial to brew or pressing the brew button. You may have to do this multiple times to allow all the Cleaning Solution to go through the machine. Once all Cleaning Solution has been run through the machine, rinse all parts (water tank, portafilter). Repeat the cycle two more times with fresh, clean water to fully rinse the machine.

For Coffee Makers: Dissolve 1 oz (28 g) of descaler with 32 oz (1 L) of water and pour mixture into water tank. Turn machine on to begin the brew cycle. Once brewing is complete and all Cleaning Solution has been run through the machine, rinse all parts (water tank, carafe, filter, filter holder). Repeat the cycle two more times with fresh, clean water to fully rinse the machine.

For Water Kettles: Dissolve 1 oz (28 g) of descaler with 32 oz (1 L) of water and pour mixture into kettle. Allow mixture to sit inside the kettle for 20-30 minutes. Pour Cleaning Solution out and rinse the kettle 2-3 times with fresh, clean water.

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Iced Dirty Chai

We paired two of our favorite beverages, espresso and chai tea, to make this delicious cold drink: Iced Dirty Chai. This refreshing drink is perfect for a sunny spring day.

Iced Dirty Chai
Iced Dirty Chai

 

Iced Dirty Chai

2 servings

 

–       6 oz. skim milk

–       6 oz. epsresso, cooled

–       6 oz. chai tea, cooled

–       ice

 

Place the frothing disk into the froth enhancer of your Capresso froth TEC and ensure it is securely snapped inside the bottom of the milk pitcher. Add milk to frothing pitcher. Place lid and press the Cold button. Meanwhile, pour 3 ounces of espresso and 3 ounces of chai tea into glasses filled with ice, and stir well. Wait for frother to automatically shut off. Spoon froth over espresso-chai tea mixture and enjoy.

 

Irish Hot Chocolate

Add a touch of green and Irish cheer to your hot chocolate with our recipe for Irish Hot Chocolate. This drink is simple, sweet and utterly delicious. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Irish Hot Chocolate

2 servings

–       8 oz skim milk

–       1 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream

–       ½ tsp vanilla extract

–       3 tbsp. chocolate syrup

–       Green sugar crystals, for garnish

 

Place the frothing disk into the froth enhancer of your Capresso froth TEC and ensure it is securely snapped inside the bottom of the milk pitcher. Add milk and vanilla extract to frothing pitcher. Place lid and press the Warm button. After about 3 minutes, remove frother lid and add chocolate syrup to the frothing pitcher. Wait for frother to automatically shut off. Pour ½ ounce of Bailey’s Irish Cream into each mug, stir in chocolate milk mixture, top with green sugar crystals and enjoy.

 

Frothing Milks with Capresso froth TEC

Whether you enjoy creamy froth for cappuccino, warm milk for hot chocolate or cold froth for iced lattes, the beautiful Capresso froth TECcan froth or heat any type of milk.

The largest capacity automatic milk frother on the market, it froths up to 10 ounces of milk or steams up to 16 ounces, for a wide variety of hot or cold beverages.

Use it with skim milk, soymilk, almond milk, coconut milk and more. See it in action:

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Which type of milk do you use with your Capresso automatic milk frother? Share your comments and recipes below.