Sunday 25 February 2024

Caffenu a smart way of cleaning your Nespresso machine

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When it comes to our coffee machines, how much do we really know about what goes on inside it? Things such as bacteria build-up, mould and old coffee residue aren’t usually the first things that come to mind, and as the saying goes “out of sight, out of mind”, right? Maybe not.

Nowadays one can enjoy a multitude of beverages in your Nespresso machine for example, flavoured coffee, hot chocolate and tea capsules. Yet there still remains a need to keep the brewing chamber clean and as coffee drinkers, we’re often oblivious to the fact that a dirty coffee machine means a poor taste in coffee.

Café Caps, a South African manufacturer and retailer of coffee machines and capsules, have produced a Nespresso® compatible cleaning capsule called Caffenu.

The capsule removes all residue, build- up and bacteria found on the brewing chamber of coffee machines. The foaming contents within the cleaning capsule succeed in decreasing the bacterial presence to an excellent reading.

The capsule works in the brewing chamber of the coffee machine, operating differently to a coffee machine descaler which only cleans the boiler and thermoblock.

With regular machine cleaning, the flavour of your favourite coffee is enhanced, bacteria, mould and old coffee residue is removed and the lifespan of the machine is increased and extended… all at a touch of a button.

Commenting on the importance of keeping coffee equipment clean, award-winning barista Mikhael Bou Rjeily says, “Coffee is a very oily beverage. Every time you extract a shot of espresso, it leaves a layer of oil behind in the machine, no matter what machine you use. Cleaning is not optional, it is a must”.

Bou Rjeily continues, “This is something every coffee machine owner should use. If you don´t clean your Nespresso® machine regularly, it will lead to blockages, bacteria and a stale coffee flavour over time, no matter how good the coffee is that you are using.”

Compatible with Cafféluxe and Nespresso® coffee machines, the Caffenu cleaning capsule readily dissolves and leaves no aftertaste.

The process takes approximately two minutes, and is as easy as making a cup of coffee. For best results, a cleaning capsule should be used once a month depending on how often coffee is made and for how long the machine lies dormant.

Made from organic and biodegradable materials, Caffenu cleaning capsules have been graded as a food grade product by the SABS.

Cleaning out your coffee machine is now as simple as making a shot of espresso. The product can be purchased at several South African Online Stores such as Coffee Capsules Direct (, Ethical Pods ( ) and Cafféluxe (

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For more information email or call +27 21 460 – 0428.

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