I’m a stickler when it comes to my coffee pot. I merely rinse it so that it doesn’t disrupt the seasoning of the pot of coffee. It’s not that I’m particularly a coffee connoisseur, but rather I like the taste of my coffee…not my dish soap.
Organic and fair trade beans are also part of my morning ritual. I tell my husband the coffee tastes better knowing it was a labor of love more than anything that picked those beans specifically for me. He merely rolls his eyes at me.
So, what if I shared with you that coffee lovers can clean their pot and keep the whole process “green”? I’ve been using vinegar on the machine (never the pot) and it seemed to be working well…until I tried Full Circle’s coffee machine cleaning products. Whoa! They are outstanding.
Full Circle’s coffee and espresso machine cleaning products, available nationwide at Williams-Sonoma, are high-performing and eco-friendly formulated from naturally occurring, sustainable and renewable ingredients.
According to the National Coffee Association 2011 report, home consumption of coffee is up with over 50% of adults drinking coffee and 83% of those reporting they prepare coffee at home.
My Zac deemed himself the coffee guru. He takes great pride in knowing how to brew a perfect cup of coffee. He delighted in bringing home a bag of gourmet beans and grinding them himself, right before brewing. He wanted a coffee press and when I took him to get one, he forfeited the dream because, “they aren’t the real deal”. He is also meticulous with the coffee pot. It was a weekly deal. After reading that coffee maker reservoirs ranked at the fifth germiest item in the home*, I was grateful for his perfection.
Then Zac moved to Miami, Florida. I miss the kiddo. I miss our conversations and his over the top eccentricity. I also miss his ritual of making coffee and cleaning the machine.
I “manned-up” and cleaned it myself. The vinegar was a pain. The kiddos complained it made the kitchen stink. I also noticed that the top of the coffee after cleaning had some sort of oily residue that was just gross! And I obviously don’t know how to rinse well because I could taste the bitter vinegar. blech!
I tried the Full Circle Coffee Machine cleaning powder and hello! EASY! The powder is biodegradable, phosphate free and NO odor. It is quick and easy and left my coffee tasting like perfection again! It took the same amount of time to clean as it does to brew a pot of coffee. And we all know that’s worth the wait! This easy cleaner does all the work for you including descale, remove oils—and even mold—from the machine; it also helps maintain the burrs and motor inside a grinder. Y’know so you can do the more serious stuff, like enjoy the perfect cup of joe.
The Full Circle line of eco-friendly odorless coffee and espresso machine cleaning products include:
• Descaling Power and Liquid to break down lime scale and mineral build up inside the machine
• Cleaning Powder to remove oily residue and mold that lead to bitter tasting coffee and unnecessary machine wear
• Cleaning Tablets to effectively remove build-up inside an automatic espresso machine
• Coffee Grinder Cleaning Tablets to maintain proper function of burrs and the motor inside the grinder
Williams-Sonoma offers Full Circle coffee and espresso cleaning products to customers at their retail and e-commerce locations nationwide. The line of environmentally conscious Full Circle products was developed by Urnex Brands, respected cleaning experts in the commercial specialty coffee market since 1936.
For more information about Full Circle coffee and espresso equipment-cleaning products, please visit Full Circle Coffee Cleaners on Facebook or www.williams-sonoma.com or shop nationwide at Williams-Sonoma retail outlets.
About Full Circle™
Urnex Brands, the creator of Full Circle cleaning products, has been the authority in coffee equipment cleaning since 1936. The company’s full portfolio of coffee equipment cleaners is the result of years of innovation in creating products that meet the highest standards for cleaning power while maintaining a commitment to transparency and the use of environmentally safe ingredients.
*May 2011 NSF International study, “Germiest Places in the Home”