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4 Useful Tips for Nespresso Machines

Have you recently treated yourself to a Nespresso coffee machine? 

Or perhaps you’ve had one for a while but would love to know how to use it properly and get the most out of it?

Nespresso coffee pod tips.
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Either way, there are many ways you can ensure that you make the best-tasting coffee that’ll have you caffeinated and ready to go – and all from the comfort of your own home.

There’s more to putting a coffee pod in your coffee machine and hitting the button to make it start.

But, if you are unsure how to get the most out of your machine and are worried about doing more harm than good, the following guide is here to help you brew a great-tasting coffee.

Read on for useful tips to help you unlock your Nespresso machine’s potential.

1. Learn How to Clean Your Nespresso Machine

Your Nespresso machine should be cleaned at least once a month. There is a special detergent designed for a Nespresso machine.

All you have to do is add it to the water tank and follow the instructions listed by the manufacturer.

Once you've finished cleaning your machine, you will need to ensure that the detergent has been completely washed away.

Run the water through the machine several times before you use it again to ensure that the detergent has been completely removed from the Nespresso machine.

If you are unsure as to whether your Nespresso machine needs to be cleaned, you can simply press the button (without a capsule in place) and check the colour of the water that comes out of the nozzle. 

If it is clear, you could get away with not cleaning the machine for a little while longer.

2. Know How to Make the Perfect Coffee

Unleash your Nespresso coffee machine’s potential by learning how to brew barista-style coffee. For instance, did you know that you can learn how to make the perfect espresso or cappuccino with your Nespresso machine?

Well, luckily for cappuccino lovers, there are some trusty tips and tricks on how you can brew a delicious cappuccino. 

All you need is a working Nespresso coffee machine, your preferred coffee roast, cold milk (or vegan alternative), white sugar, cocoa powder, and a milk frother - or the Nespresso machine’s steam nozzle.

Once you learn the basics of how to make a cappuccino, you can master the process and create a perfect cappuccino in around three minutes!

3. Test Different Shot Sizes

Did you know that your Nespresso machine can be set to different shot sizes? If not, then you have been missing out on your machine’s potential. Each capsule that you use will have a recommended shot size assigned to it.

To ensure that your coffee machine has the correct settings, you will want to hold down the button until the desired amount of water has been poured.

Your Nespresso machine will then remember this setting for next time, so if you need to change the settings, you will want to restart it or hold down the button for longer.

4. Use Filtered Water

There is no point in buying speciality coffee if you are unable to brew it properly and with clean water. Rather than settle for bottled water (which is also bad for the environment), invest in a water filter jug and filter your water before putting it into the water tank.

The benefits of a water filter are plentiful. For instance, it can help remove chlorine, sediment and also odours from your water so that your coffee is even more tasty and enjoyable.

The Nespresso coffee machine can be a welcome addition to your home. Make sure you unlock its full potential by learning how to clean it properly, but also invest in the right coffee pods that suit your tastes.

There are many guides online, much like this one, that can help you get the most out of your coffee.

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