Replacing the rubber gasket of a moka pot

Cambiar junta de goma en cafetera italiana

Moka pots are undoubtedly one of the most robust and durable types of coffee makers. If you have a good quality moka pot and use it correctly, it will probably last you for decades. These coffee makers have a very simple design, yet they work perfectly if you keep the pot clean and well-maintained. The …

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My Dolce Gusto maker does not turn on

My Dolce Gusto maker does not turn on

Among the most robust and durable pod coffee makers on the market, we can find those of the Dolce Gusto brand. Their quality is quite high, but this does not exempt them from presenting a problem from time to time. When we talk about a power failure, we refer specifically to coffee makers whose power …

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Aeroccino troubleshooting

Aeroccino troubleshooting

The two main problems we can face when using an Aeroccino are twofold; On the one hand, this elegant Nespresso frother does not froth properly, and on the other hand, the Aeroccino does not work at all. While poor foam quality is usually related to the technique, the milk we use, or the configuration, the …

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My Tassimo won’t turn on

My Tassimo won't turn on

In this article, we are going to give you an answer to the possible problems that occur when a Tassimo coffee maker does not turn on. That is when the coffee maker does not turn on any light or make noise. We are talking about the problem that the coffee maker seems dead. However, if …

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My Tassimo maker is leaking water

My Tassimo maker is leaking water

Unfortunately, water leaks are so frequent in Tassimo coffee makers that we have become accustomed to them. We usually attribute these water leaks to when the coffee maker has used them. However, this type of breakdown in Tassimo can be avoided in most cases if the machine is cleaned frequently and maintained regularly. But if …

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Meaning of Tassimo button lights and their modes

Luces de la cafetera Tassimo y sus estados

Regardless of the brand or type, all coffee makers have a control board and a microprocessor. The more complex these microprocessors are, the more possibilities the machine can offer the user. Without leaving aside their great quality, Tassimo pod machines are among the cheapest on the market; this is achieved by reducing costs in other …

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Troubleshooting guide for Tassimo makers

Troubleshooting guide for Tassimo makers

Among all coffee pods machines, Tassimo makers are undoubtedly my favorites. Not only do I like them because they are small, quiet, and offer a wide variety of high-quality coffees, but also because they hardly ever present problems. Additionally, when we do encounter an issue with a Tassimo coffee maker, it’s usually very easy to …

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Troubleshooting Cecotec makers

Troubleshooting Cecotec makers

It’s been 8 years since Cecotec first launched its coffee maker models for sale, more than enough time for issues and other concerns to arise regarding the maintenance and care of these coffee makers. And although Cecotec manufactures high-quality coffee makers, even the youngest ones are not immune to operational issues. In this guide, we’ll …

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Troubleshooting in Jura coffee makers

Troubleshooting Jura

The Swiss company Jura was founded in 1931 (over 90 years ago), manufacturing various small household appliances. In 1937, it produced its first coffee maker model based on the percolator principle, and by 1994, it was exclusively manufacturing bean-to-cup coffee machines and accessories for these machines. We’re talking about 24 years for models like the …

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Water leakage problem in Dolce Gusto makers

Water leakage

When a malfunction occurs in our Dolce Gusto coffee machine, we must conduct a thorough investigation and evaluate all possible causes until we find the true cause of the problem. As the dripping is a consequence of a failure in the water system, we will have to check all the components of the system, as …

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Noise and vibration of Dolce Gusto machine

Noise and vibration of Dolce Gusto machine

Among all coffee pod machines, we find that Dolce Gusto coffee machines are among the noisiest and produce the most vibration (together with the Nespresso). The noise and vibration are mostly accentuated in the water pump and are reproduced to the outside through the plastic parts of which the coffee machine is made. The water …

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Troubleshooting guide for Delonghi makers

Troubleshooting guide for Delonghi makers

After having written many articles about the different problems that affect Delonghi makers, today I bring you this definitive guide that will help you identify the specific problem of your Delonghi and the quickest and easiest solution. Delonghi mainly manufactures espresso, super-automatic, and drip coffee makers, but they make not only their coffee makers but …

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How does a coffee maker heat water?

Thermoblock and boiler

Electric coffee makers use boilers or thermoblocks to heat the water, while manual coffee makers such as the Moka, French press, or Aeropress require an external heat source. In the latter, the water is previously heated in a stove or kettle and then poured into the coffee maker for use. In the case of coffee …

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Nespresso troubleshooting

Nespresso troubleshooting

This is the definitive Nespresso maker troubleshooting guide. This article represents your first step towards understanding and solving the most common faults you may encounter with your machine. I’ll cover everything from the most common problems to maintenance and basic repair tips. If any problems you see require more detailed information, I’ll guide you to …

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Nespresso machine doesn’t work (nothing turns on)

Nespresso no funciona

If your Nespresso maker is not working, without making any noise or turning on its lights, there’s no need to worry too much. Although it requires opening the coffee maker, solving the problem with your Nespresso is usually simpler than it seems. You can find more information on troubleshooting your Nespresso here. Generally, this issue …

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Why is my Nespresso so noisy?

Por qué la cafetera Nespresso es tan ruidosa

Nespresso coffee machines are known for their convenience and quality, but what about the noise they generate? In this article, we’ll delve deeply into this controversial aspect. First, we’ll examine how noisy these coffee machines are when functioning correctly, without faults. Then, in the second part, we’ll explore why a Nespresso machine may start to …

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Why is my Nespresso not pouring enough coffee?

Nespresso not pouring enough

When a user thinks their Nespresso machine is not pouring enough coffee, it is often a perception created by the factory settings, something you can easily check (as you’ll see how). However, there are times when a problem requires attention, and we’ll see how to handle it in this guide. Different coffee sizes in Nespresso …

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My Nespresso machine does not heat the coffee

Nespresso cold coffee

Despite no exact measure being defined for making the perfect espresso, there’s “a consensus” on maintaining certain criteria for preparing this ideal espresso. These are as follows: If these values are altered too much, the resulting coffee will be far from a good espresso. This is why we must pay close attention to the temperature …

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Nespresso pressure issues (6 Solutions)

Nespresso pressure issues

To make the perfect coffee with a traditional espresso machine, it’s vital to follow specific and strict conditions. This includes a ratio of 1:2 – 1:2.5, a water pressure of 9 bars, and an extraction temperature between 197ºF and 205ºF within an extraction time of 25 to 30 seconds. However, modern extraction methods, such as …

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The Dolce Gusto coffee machine lever is not working

My Dolce Gusto lever does not work

When we talk about the lever of a Dolce Gusto machine, we specifically refer to the mechanism that moves back and forth to choose between cold or hot water. Suppose you have a problem with the lever of the pod holder, which is responsible for lowering the injector to puncture the coffee pod. In that …

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Nespresso no water coming out

No water comes out from Nespresso machine

As with all the Nespresso machine issues I have addressed on the blog, I will explore all the possible reasons why your Nespresso is not pouring water. This implies that we will examine both situations in newly purchased coffee makers and those used for years. Since each case is unique, I will not take shortcuts …

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