Taking care of your Battle Buddy… why you should clean your coffee maker.
The last thing you want to do, after sitting down with your first, delicious, hot cup of freshly roasted gourmet coffee is think about the unsightly chore of having to clean the coffee maker. But, if you knew what is going on behind the scenes you might twice about taking a moment of preventive maintenance on that precious tool that gets you going every day.
There are several reasons to regularly clean your coffee maker, ranging from “the machine works better when it’s clean” to “there could be some disgusting things in there.” Do you remember about six months after Keurig became popular when people were discovering that the Keurig needed to clean it out? Exactly! So let’s start with that.
Clean your coffee maker regularly because it’s dirty.
This part can be kind of disgusting, so we’ll make it as quick as possible. About half of the people who have coffee makers in their home have yeast and mold in them. Germs grow in warm, wet places! This combination can make the people who drink coffee sick, the people who live in the home sick, and it’s let’s just be honest… disgusting.
Clean the whole thing, on a regular basis. Wash the pot when you’re done brewing, scour the stains if needed. Wash the outside then run a 50/50 solution of vinegar/water solution through it to clean the parts you can’t reach. As the pot of vinegar solution is half way through the brewing process stop the pot and let it sit for 30 minutes. Then allow the coffee maker to finish brewing the pot. Once complete, run another pot of just water through the unit to rinse everything clean. Lastly, if you have hard water, consider adding filtered water to your coffee maker instead. This will prevent excess scale build up.
Clean your coffee maker, so your coffee tastes better.
If you grind your beans, you’ll notice a residue of coffee oil. Tha
t also sticks around on your coffee maker and your coffee cup. Hopefully, your coffee pot is dishwasher safe, but if not, a little hot, soapy water will help remove it. Do you really want that coffee oil to build up and cause a bitter taste a few cups of coffee down the road.
Got Your Six Coffee is going to taste the best when it is made in a clean coffee maker. This allows our rich, bold flavors to really shine through and knock your socks off.
Clean your coffee maker, so it works better and lasts longer.
Unless you’re looking for a reason to find a new coffee maker, you’ll want the one you have to keep going for a while. Nothing is worse than waking up in the morning expecting to make coffee and finding the coffee maker not working. Trust me.
Hard water can cause buildup, which not only affects the taste but can make the brew times longer. No one wants to wait longer than absolutely necessary for their morning cup of glory. Buildup can also lower the brewing temperatures which in turn affects the coffee flavor and strength. Make sure you wipe down the hot plate and all the other areas where coffee is in contact on a regular basis. It’ll only take a few extra seconds.
The best part of the morning is that moment when you get to enjoy the first sip of a fresh, hot cup of Got Your Six Coffee and we want you to enjoy every part of that as it was intended. So for peace of mind, try setting a calendar reminder to make sure you clean your coffee maker at least once a month and enjoy the best coffee that you can. Cheers!!