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Between your breakfast service and your lunch service, your cafe will probably make a hundred plus coffees, which it’s why it’s so important to clean your espresso machine every day. Not only will it help ensure the taste and quality of your coffees remains top notch, but it’s also a must for hygiene and the longevity of your machine.

In this lesson, Sasa Sestic, the 2015 World Barista Champion, demonstrates how to properly clean an espresso machine.

Learn hospitality skills for today’s world, including:

  • How to backflush your group heads
  • How to safely use chemicals to clean your machine

While many espresso machines will have an automated cleaning cycle, this is still a crucial skill for baristas to master because it can be transferred to any cafe!


Sasa Sestic

Sasa Sestic was the 2015 World Barista Champion. He owns the roasting house ONA and the ethical green bean trading company Project Origin.

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