November 6, 2009

Cleaning of Turkish Mills

Why Should You Clean Your Turkish Mill?
The main reason behind cleaning a hand coffee mill is to get rid of the oil coming from coffee beans. If you don’t clean your mill, then rancid oil and other coffee residue will probably ruin your delicious coffee flavor.

How Frequently Should We Clean?
Okay, now you believe in that you should clean your lovely grinder regularly. :-) But, how frequently should be the cleaning? Of course, it depends on how frequently you use your mill and how indolent you are :-) For example, I use my mill almost every day to drink a cup of Turkish coffee. My thumb of rule is to clean it briefly every week, and to do a spring cleaning every month.

How to Take Care of Your Mill?
Please, don’t forget, moisture is the biggest enemy of your Turkish mill! So, you should avoid from cleaning it (especially internal parts) with water. If you’re obsessive about using water, you should clean only external parts with water, and of course, then you should wipe it thoroughly. Ideally, you can clean external part by wiping it with a damp cloth. I also sometimes use toothpaste as metal cleaner to clean the external part.

The best way to clean internal parts is to use your grinder! Just add some coffee beans or rice into your mill and grind them. By doing so, you can remove production residue within the grinding mechanism. Additionally, you can also brush out the inside parts as best you can with a small brush, such as a tooth-brush.

2 comments:

nisan said...

Merhaba !
Bir kahve tiryakisi olarak sitenizi kesfettigimde heyecanlandim . Sagolun ne guzel hazirlamissiniz . Istanbul ve zaman zaman Washington DC bolgesinde yasiyorum . Istanbul'u Amerikan kahve zincirlerinin ele gecirmesine cok kiziyorum . Hatta kendime guvenim olsa is kurmayi bilsem USA da Turk kahvesi zinciri olusturmayi cok isterdim diye dusunuyorum . Blog'unuzun takipcisi olacagim , tesekkurler .

Mahir said...

Nisan merhaba,

Güzel yorumların için teşekkür ediyorum. Umarım, girişimcilik hayallerin gerçek olur. :-) Ben de Türk kahvesini çok sevdiğim için bu blog'u yazıyorum, ama bakarsın bir gün ben de Türk kahvesiyle ilgili bir iş kurmuş olurum... :)