Biocaf: Natural and Biodegradable Ingredients. No Phosphates.
Reusable cups. Sustainably sourced coffees. Plant-based milks. Paper straws. There are many simple yet important measures that coffee professionals can take to help protect our environment. Now, there’s one more: café cleaners.
Biocaf products have been thoughtfully formulated to consider their environmental impact during manufacturing, use and disposal, and thoroughly tested for performance in busy cafés and commercial settings. They contain ingredients that are derived from natural sources, are free of harmful chemicals, and are safe to put back into the environment. And Biocaf products tackle grimy groupheads, soiled steam wands, and oily grinder burrs with ease.
With Biocaf, our mission is simple: we want to make it easy for coffee professionals to do good for both their business and the environment.
What's New: The First Cleaning Product Designed for Plant Milks
When we created our milk system cleaning products decades ago, we formulated these to address the cleaning challenges posed by dairy milk, which contains a specific mix of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, that impart aunique flavor profile, sensory attributes, and nutritional profile that has historically been preferred by coffee professionals and coffee drinkers.
With the recent growth of plant-based milks, we have sought to develop solutions that are able to address the unique cleaning challenges posed by thebroader set of ingredients that are found across both plant-based and dairy milks.
Plant milks contain fibers and fat-soluble vitamins that are not present in dairy milk. And the range of proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals can vary widely depending on the type of plant; for example, soy contains more than 10x the amount of protein as rice milk. Plant milks can also contain oils and emulsifiers, which help stabilize the product as well as perform a variety of sensory benefits.
Due to the protein content in and composition of plant milks, acid-based cleaners may curdle plant-based milks, causing blockages in milk lines within superautomatics. And while existing alkaline cleaners on the market may be aviable solution for plant milk, they do not achieve the same level of clean as our newest milk cleaner, which includes additional chemical agents that target plant milk fibers, oils and residue.
Biocaf Milk Frother Cleaning Liquid
- Formulated from a proprietary set of ingredients that remove protein, fat, and minerals in both plant and dairy milks.
- We tested this product against other alkaline liquid cleaners and it outperformed them when used against all plant milks tested and performed similarly when used on dairy milk residue.
- Made from ingredients that are derived from plants and minterals, do not contain phosphates and are biodegradable.
- Due to its superior cleaning efficacy and versatility, this formula has replaced the previous Biocaf milk cleaner, which was an acid-based formula.