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How do I clean my Anfim?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:17 pm
by trumpetboy
The burrs, doser and chute seem to get stale grounds on them every time I run beans through it. At the moment I'm cleaning it out after using it with a handheld vacuum cleaner which gets rid of most, but not all of the grounds.

Will having some stale grounds in the crevices taint the coffee flavour? I think I've noticed a difference after buying the vaccum cleaner, but can't be sure. The machine still smells of stale coffee, although it's not as bad as it was before.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:17 pm
by RobC
It's a tough one this, I know the Hardcore advocate strip down on a daily basis, but I hate to confess my MC2 goes for weeks without even seeing a hoover - and trying to get the burrs off for a good clean - well if I had loads of spare time then....

I personally think this more goes down to personal taste then a set law - if I swap beans then I grind a good 20g and bin before actually using the coffee, if it is sat for a few days but I am using the same bean blend then I will do a sacrificial shot that will be binned before I start using it for drinkable shots.

For me I have tried the absolute clean, and compared it to my own grind through clearance, and I really lack the ability to taste the difference - I know it is there, but I do not have sufficent senses to taste it.

If you really want to ensure you clear all stale grounds, but don't want to do a full strip down for every drink, why not try having a reserve stash of coffee you run through prior to your chosen blend as a "sacrifical coffee", I've used Colombian before as I find it pretty neutral but you could choose an origin to your own personal taste?