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How to clean portafilter and filter basket

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Have you ever noticed how your favorite barista is frequently cleaning her espresso machine and tools? It is essential to clean away loose coffee grounds and remove any coffee oils so they don't build up and affect the taste of your coffee. Sometimes, brewing like a barista means cleaning like one too! Follow along as our host demonstrates how to clean the portafilter and filter basket. First, remove the portafilter from the group head. Next, remove the filter basket, and scrub each gently with a light detergent, hot water, and a soft scrub brush. Alternatively, dissolve a cleaning tablet that came with your machine in clean, hot water. Soak the metal part of the portafilter in the cleansing solution for five minutes. Finally, rinse thoroughly and dry well before inserting it back into the group head. Now you're ready to make your next cup of delicious, café-quality brew!

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