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    Backflush detergent - where in Sydney CBD?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Does anybody know where I can pick up some espresso machine detergent in Sydney CBD?

    I didnt pick up any when I bought my Lelit Combi at Cremorne and have just been backflushing it with water.

    I dont fancy paying $10 for delivery just for a $20 item - not to mention taking some time off work to pick up the package from the post office.

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    Re: Backflush detergent - where in Sydney CBD?

    Thats rather a long time to have not backflushed your machine nk... :-?

    Im sure a couple of Sydney locals will chip in soon but you should aim to do a Backflush at least weekly. Even if youre only having a single coffee per day, the coffee oil residue will be oxidising nicely inside the Group and wont be shifted with hot water alone. If left too long, it starts to take on properties similar to varnish and becomes very difficult to remove, even with the use of a reputable espresso cleaner like Cafetto for example.

    Once you get some backflushing detergent, I think it would be a great idea to remove the Shower-screen so that you can get in behind it and clean any varnish like deposits from the Group with a toothbrush or similar. Once its all spic and span in the Group (and the screen), regular weekly backflush routines will keep it that way.... 8-)

    All the best,
    Mal.

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    Re: Backflush detergent - where in Sydney CBD?

    Di Bartoli are not far from the CBD at Bondi Junction. Failing that, theres Vella Nero on Clarence St. I recall them having some bits and pieces for machines.

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    Re: Backflush detergent - where in Sydney CBD?

    beg some off your local good coffee shop ?

    "please sir my i have just a little more "


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    Re: Backflush detergent - where in Sydney CBD?

    Try Vella Nero in Clarence St southern end(snap to Acogs post) or Tobys Estate (either shop).

    Id give you some of mine but Im getting to the end of my current tub.

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    Re: Backflush detergent - where in Sydney CBD?

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    thanks for the help. Ill probably check out Bondi Junction tomorrow.



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