Stupid me used a strange branded decalc powder now my coffee is crap
I purchased a cheap but cheerful kitchen utensil descaling concoction, with the intention of sating the alarming “Calc“ signal on my Tassimo My Way Two coffee machine. I drew little assurance from its initial appearance but I was to be convinced of it efficacy by the apparent positivity inherent in the written instructions on the side of its cardboard carton, seemingly appropriate for the decalcifying of a standard coffee machine.
“Wash it out three times”
it advised so as to remove all trace of the solution from the machine after adding it at a rate of one sachet to two hundred millilitres of water. This I proceeded to do. Sadly the first coffee I made after following the guidelines from the powder’s manufacturer was utterly dreadful. Curses, thought I, to myself. I was more than a little surprised and somewhat nauseated with the tainted brew I had just sipped. Mindful of this, I rinsed out the machine in the method as given by Bosch, the makers of the My Way Two machine, with copious amounts of fresh water. Well, I was yet again drinking very sour, unpalatable Coffee. Horrid and a waste to boot.
As no answers were forthcoming after I posted my dilemma on the Tassimo forum, I just carried on sluicing the machine until normality was resumed. Rather more than the
“Wash it out three times“
that I was assured would be enough to clean out the decalcifying solution.
Is this a good question?