Maintaining your Nespresso Lattissima Touch is an important aspect of establishing a long and healthy life. If you, like many others, are in need of a coffee in the morning, your Nespresso machine is likely your saving grace. So protect it with some TLC.
Have you ever noticed that your coffee tastes slightly off? Then your Nespresso Lattissima Touch may need descaling. Descaling is an important aspect of maintenance that only takes around 20 minutes out of your day and we can show you how to do it.
What is Descaling?
Through regular use of your machine, a mineral in the water is deposited throughout the pipes. This mineral is called calcium carbonate and it can build up inside the machine and eventually can cause damage if not treated properly. This mineral is prevalent in places using hard water, so this build-up may occur quicker and appear more severe. When you descale your Nespresso Lattissima Touch, you will be expelling these deposits from the pipes resulting in a healthier and longer lasting machine.
How Often Should I Descale My Nespresso Lattissima Touch?
Based on your consumption profile and the level of water hardness that you have set in the machine, a descaling alert will trigger when it needs to be descaled. This alert comes in the form of an orange light at the top of your Lattissima Touch. If your consumption profile consists primarily of cappuccino, latte macchiato or warm milk froth, the descaling alert will notify you sooner than a profile comprised mainly of regular coffee. Though, like the other Nespresso models, one should descale their Nespresso Lattissima Touch every three months or twice a year as a minimum.
What Will I Need?
To successfully descale your Nespresso Lattissima Touch, you will need a descaling solution kit. It is preferred to use the Urnex Dezcal Activated Scale Remover. This kit is cheap, non-toxic, biodegradable, safe and works on most machines. For a reasonable price, this solution will get the job done effectively. With the solution, you will need fresh water and a container to catch the flowing water.
Steps To Descaling My Nespresso Lattissima Touch
The steps required to descale a Nespresso Lattissima Touch are quite simple. Follow this process to ensure that your Lattissima Touch is clean and ready to make delicious coffee.
Preparing my Lattissima Touch
First, lift and close the lever to dispense of any capsules into the used capsule container.
Then drain the drip tray and empty the capsule container.
Remove the water tank and fill it with 100ml of the descaling solution followed by 500ml of fresh water. Place the water tank back on the machine.
Starting the descaling process
Remove the hot water nozzle from the entrance panel on the front of your Nespresso Lattissima Touch and attach it to the connector on the front of the machine.
Doing this will illuminate the descaling light and the warm milk froth button indicating that your machine is in descaling mode. The light will remain on during the whole process.
Place a container under the coffee outlet and the hot water nozzle. It must hold a minimum of 1 litre of liquid.
Press the warm milk froth button to initiate the descaling process.
The solution will dispense out of both the coffee outlet and the hot water nozzle alternately.
When the water tank is empty. The descaling process is complete.
Rinsing my Nespresso machine
Empty the container of solution.
Rinse and refill the water tank with fresh water and press the warm milk froth button again to begin the rinse cycle removing any leftover solution.
Exiting descaling mode
Once the final rinse cycle is over, your Nespresso Lattissima Touch will automatically turn off.
Remove the hot water nozzle and place it back inside the entrance panel.
Now, your Nespresso Lattissima Touch has been descaled and is ready to make amazing coffees again.
If you’re more of a visual learner, check out this video on how to descale a Nespresso Lattissima Touch:
Lattissima Touch Features
The Lattissima touch is a great coffee machine that has six programmed buttons on the control panel allowing you to easily select the perfect coffee. This machine also produces 19 bars of pressure to maximize the flavor extracted from the capsule. Also, when selecting your desired drink, you can choose a preferred water or milk level to determine the strength. A milk carafe is featured allowing you to store an unused milk for later use.
Why Go Organic
Organic coffee not only has health benefits but major environmental benefits too. But why stop at just using organic coffee? Why not use an organic descaler too. The Cafetto Restorer Descaler is a non-toxic and biodegradable solution which has less of an impact on the environment. Artizan Coffee are the first company in the world to produce 100% organic coffee and receive the USDA organic certification for their line of Nespresso compatible capsules. By using their products you can continue drinking amazing coffee and take care of the environment at the same time.