A silver moka pot
For The Best Tasting Coffee, Clean Your Moka Pot After Every Use
It’s important to clean your moka pot after each use because coffee oils and other sediments can build. It’s not harmful, but it can give your coffee a bitter, unpleasant taste.
This can cause your moka pot to clog up and may result in slower brewing. In rare cases, severe buildup could block the safety valve, leading to a sudden steam explosion.
Once the moka pot cools, take it apart, use a soft sponge to remove residue, and rinse with hot water. Don't forget to check the safety valve to ensure it's free from debris.
To make your moka pot last a long time, you should descale it at least twice a year. You can do so by immersing it in a mixture of one part vinegar and two parts water.
Vinegar helps dissolve any minerals present in the pot. Soak the parts for 30 to 40 minutes before rinsing each piece thoroughly with water and ensuring it’s fully dry.