LOCA | Maintenance
How to Maintain LOCA Ceramic Dripper
LOCA Dripper does not need paper filter, but it needs some care to enjoy your coffee in a best condition. With right maintenance, LOCA dripper can be used for a very long time.
How to clean the dripper after each use
After use, remove the remaining coffee granules, and then wash the inside of the filter with hot water. To remove any stubborn coffee on the inside, pour water until it becomes completely clear. You don’t need to use a sponge to clean the filter.
*After use please remove the remaining coffee granules and clean the filter as soon as possible. Make sure you pass water through the filter until it becomes clear.
*If you use detergent, then please pass water through the filter for a long time, making sure that all the detergent has been removed.
There are two ways that the LOCA Filter can be “cleaned”. This maintenance is necessary as after a while the pores in the ceramic become clogged. You can tell that the pores are clogged as the filtration rate of the filter becomes rather slow, and that's the time you follow below special maintenance step.
Method 1. Boiling the filter
Put the filter in a pot and bring the pot to a boil, letting it boil for 10-20 minutes. In order to increase the cleaning process, we recommend using 2 small teaspoons of food safe baking soda.
*Do not touch the filter until it has completely cooled.
*Do not try to rapidly cool the filter or it may break.
After boiling, to remove any excess baking soda, please run hot water through the filter.
Method 2. Heating Over a Stove
Put the filter over a grilled tray and then fire over a stove for about 10 minutes. Don’t touch the filter during this process as you may burn yourself. Let the filter cool naturally .