The water outlet was made of brass until a few years ago and chrome
plated. The chipping off of the chrome (for example, around the holes)
comes from limescale. However, the chrome does not get into the coffee
and stays in the filter bag. It does not dissolve in coffee and does not
harm your health. Even brass does not release any harmful substances. The
water outlet is still working well, it just does not look so pretty anymore.
Today's water outlet is made of stainless steel and the chrome does not peel off anymore. Descaling is still important. You can order a new water outlet in our webshop. Due to the surface tension, the water that comes out is contracted and you don't see 9 drops. Nevertheless, the distribution is better than before.