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Lost Dutchman Coffee

Coffee Equipment Cleaners

We can't say it enough: Keeping your coffee brewing equipment clean is a must if you want to have consistently great coffee. Without proper cleaning and periodic de-scaling, rancid build-up and mineral deposits form inside of areas such as water pick-up tubes, frothing wands, and nooks and crannies that are virtually inaccessible to brushes. Mineral build-up can also cause brewing temperatures to decrease in drip brewers, which will also affect the taste of the coffee. We recommend cleaning your equipment (both brewers and espresso machines) at least once a week with the Urnex products listed below. These are commercial-grade detergents that do an excellent job of cleaning and are also easily rinse-able, unlike home dishwashing detergent, which must be rinsed and rinsed again to eliminate both the soap and the "fragrance" that manufacturers put in the detergent.

Urnex Cafiza 20 oz. Bottle
$11.95

Cafiza Espresso Machine Cleaner -
Concentrated formula eliminates residue in group heads, valves, and lines.
Integral to the daily back-flush regimen for espresso machines that see high volume of usage.

A single 20oz bottle should last the average home-espresso user 6 months to a year.

This is an excellent product for soaking items such as screens, portafilters, cleaning brushes, etc. in a separate container. 1 packet can be diluted with 1 liter of water to make a good cleaning solution. If you use hot water when making the solution, the cleaner works even better.

Do not use on aluminum parts.

12 packets for $3.00

Cafiza Espresso Machine Cleaner -
Concentrated formula eliminates residue in group heads, valves, and lines.
Integral to the daily back-flush regimen for espresso machines that see high volume of usage.

This is an excellent product for soaking items such as screens, portafilters, cleaning brushes, etc. in a separate container. 1 packet can be diluted with 1 liter of water to make a good cleaning solution. If you use hot water when making the solution, the cleaner works even better. It also works good for cleaning chaff collector screens on home roasters such as Hearthware I-Roast models.

Do not use on aluminum parts.

Clearly Coffee
12 packets for $3.00

Clearly Coffee - Glass Bowl and Airpot Coffee Cleaner.
Cleans and removes coffee oils and inhibits mineral deposits.
For glass bowls, airpots, satellite brewers, and thermal servers.
Powder offers accurate portion control.
Each packet contains 1/4 oz. of cleaning powder which will make up to 1 1/2 gallons of cleaning solution.


Dutchman's Tip: For glass bowls and airpots; simply fill up the container you want to clean with hot, brew-temp water and pour the contents of a package into the container. Swirl or agitate the water for about 10 seconds and then let it sit for about 10 minutes and presto! Pour the water out and rinse the container a couple of times. We store our roasted coffee in glass jars. After washing the jars with regular dishwashing liquid, the jars still have a somewhat rancid smell to them. Clearly Coffee works really good on these jars.........fill the jars with solution, let sit for 5 minutes, and rinse. No more odors, guaranteed!

You can even clean your brewer and vessel at the same time by simply pouring the contents of a package in the brew basket (with no filter) and run a brew cycle. When your done, we recommend running a "blank" brew cycle using only water (no filter or coffee). This will remove any residual detergent. One order of 12 packets will last three months if used on a single brewer or vessel weekly - this is a real bargain!

 
10 packets - $3.00

Urn and Brewer Cleaner

Urn and Brewer Cleaner is designed to remove stale coffee oil residue and insure consistently great tasting beverages. Urnex Urn and Brewer Cleaner is recommended for use on a wide range of equipment including coffee urns, airpots, thermal servers, and glass bowls.

Directions:
For Urns and Brewers:

Drain and rinse urn or brewer reservoir. Pour in contents of package. Fill 1/4 to 1/2 full with very hot water. Rub sides of vessel with brush. Drain and rinse with clean water. (For urns, brush through gauges and faucets) Flush until any discoloration clears.

For Glass Bowls and Coffee Makers:

Use 1 tablespoon per bowl. Product can be sprinkled in brew basket of coffee maker and cycled through into bowl.

Dutchman's Tip: This product contains a food-safe blue dye that helps you know when you have properly rinsed.

 
1 box (3 packets) for $3.50

Cleancaf™ Home Coffee Maker & Espresso Machine Cleaner/Descaler
Dual-action formula eliminates coffee oils and dissolves mineral deposits.
Cleans both home coffee and home espresso machines.
Blue dye insures proper rinsing.
Odorless and non-toxic.
3 single use packets per box (each single use packet weighs 1/3 oz.)

Dutchman's Tip: Use once a month. This cleaner will clean rancid coffee oils and de-scale mineral deposits at the same time. The blue die is great for making sure brewing equipment is properly rinsed. Very simple to use. Just pour into water reservoir (espresso machine), or brew basket (filter removed) and run blank shots (espresso machine), or blank brewing cycle (regular coffee brewer.

 
6 one-oz packets for $2.25

Dezcal Activated Scale Remover
Non-toxic, biodegradable, and safe descaler.
For fast and effective descaling of boilers and heating elements.
Can also be used to maintain faucets, spray heads, and milk systems
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Dutchman's Tip: Use one packet every couple of months in areas that have water with higher-than-normal mineral content. 6 packets should last one year. Simply add the contents of a 1 oz packet to 32oz water. Use the solution to run one or two blank brew cycles (coffee brewers), or run several blank shots through an espresso machine. Thoroughly rinse all parts after use.

 
 
Nylon Brush $3.50 ea.

Nylon Bristle Brush - great to use as an "espresso brush"

A must have for cleaning those hard to reach areas of espresso machines. The bristles are stiff enough to break loose "unwanted nasties" that tend to accumulate between portafilters and group heads.