Do you have a moka that you haven’t used for a long time? Before putting it back into operation you absolutely must clean it: we’ll tell you how to do it

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Natural remedies to clean and polish the moka after a period of non-use

For coffee lovers, despite the fact that over time various devices have been released to prepare it, the classic moka remains indispensable. The enveloping aroma that is released from the coffee and the full-bodied and intense taste is something that is difficult to give up. If you have tried using other methods for preparing coffee, but nostalgically want to dust off the moka, before using it again after a period of downtime it is important to clean it and remove the black stains of age

In this article we will see how to restore the moka to shine, using natural remedies. For each remedy that we are going to list, remember that after using it, you will have to make 2 or 3 empty coffees before drinking it.

Natural remedies to clean and polish the moka

The first useful ingredient to remove oxidation effectively is vinegar . Fill a bowl with hot water and a glass of vinegar, leave the parts of the coffee maker to soak overnight and rinse.

Lemon is another ingredient with excellent polishing and antibacterial properties Pour a glass into a bowl with hot water, immerse the moka pieces, leave them to soak for 5-6 hours and rinse.


Citric acid is an excellent alternative to lemon, given its whitening and disinfectant power. Dissolve 150 grams of it in a liter of water, immerse the pieces of the coffee maker, leave them to soak for 6 hours and rinse.

Grandma’s ever-present remedy is sodium bicarbonate which, in addition to cleaning, is able to absorb bad odors. Form a paste by adding a drizzle of water to the bicarbonate of soda, place the paste on a sponge, rub the mocha, put it in the water, leave it to soak overnight and rinse.

Finally we have Yellow soap, a delicate detergent capable of polishing the coffee machine to perfection . Take a small ball of product from the stick, spread it on a sponge, rub all the pieces of the coffee maker, leave to soak for 3 or 4 hours and rinse.