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The coffee is beginnign to have a metallic taste - how do i clean it? thanks. Rita Herndon

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Run 1 tsp lemon juice per 1 cup water to improve taste. Also, change the charcoal water filters inside the unit.

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Welcome to FixYa! I'm the expert that has chosen your problem to resolve.

White vinegar (which is a very mild acid) is a good solution for those folks that clean their coffee pots about every two days, however, if you are like me (I drink about 2 pots a day), I usually don't get around to it until the coffee won't run any more.

So, I "kick it up a notch" with CLR (Calcium, Lime and Rust). It is perfectly safe to use in coffeemakers. Just look on the back of the label and you will see how to clean your coffeemaker with great results).

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THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE COFFEE. This has to do with water filter system and most importantly descaling of machine, as over time the metals in side machine and tubing get a mold type build up. Its a chemical reaction from the water and tubing and the coffee and metals. To 100% solve this, descale the machine with water and vinegar mixed. Do this a couple of times and use bottled water to fill water tank if you do not have a good water filter tap system. I have been the espresso business for over 16 years with 4 locations, and it has nothing to do with the coffee. If it was the coffee or poor coffee it would tasted burned or bitter, but NOT tasting like metal.

Please rate my solution as you see helpful, Thanks Mike Espresso Expert

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