It’s an unsavoury thought, but most Aussies are blissfully unaware of the problem; they use their coffee capsule machines everyday with the majority believing that that no cleaning is required to maintain them.

In fact, over time, and with consistent use, all capsule machines suffer from residue build-up in the pipes which taints the taste of the coffee.

Today, Map Coffee launches Clean Bean, a universal tablet that rids your machine of old coffee residue and cleans the pipes from the capsule right through to the cup to ensure the purest quality coffee every time. In fact it is seven times more effective at cleaning the machine coffee lines than rinsing through with hot water alone.

That makes Clean Bean different to a descaler, which only cleans the boiler.

"I strongly recommend to everyone to buy this product and clean your coffee capsule machine. What we discovered when using this product was how great the coffee tasted after the capsule machine was cleaned. It was amazing how clean the coffee tasted and that you can pick the difference,” said Justin Metcalf World Barista Judge

Clean Bean is a universal tablet that fits and works with most coffee machine systems including Caffitaly, Nespresso, Lavazza A Modo Mio and Expressi (K-fee).

The cleaning tablet simply needs to be passed through the machine through three “long pour” shots until completely dissolved; you then just  eject the tablet holder and run through another “long pour” shot to clear residue. It’s a process that takes two minutes or less and should be completed once a month for ongoing delicious coffee.

Clean Bean products are available on the Map coffee website, in the coffee aisle at Woolworths and the coffee accessories section of The Good Guys and Officeworks.