How clean is your single serve coffee maker? This is a question posed by millions of coffee enthusiasts, and eventually put to the test by KDKA –TV in Pittsburg, who did a study to find out exactly how clean is the average single serve coffee maker.
The TV stations said it tested a variety single serve coffee brewers from all over the United States, and the results was horrifying!
Over half the brewers tested showed evidence of harmful bacteria such as E.coli, staphylococcus, streptococcus and pseudomonas aeruginosa. This has many single serve coffee maker users hesitant before pressing “brew” on their favorite cup o’ Joe.
The unfortunate reality is that our beloved coffee brewers foster the perfect environment for mold and other bacteria to grow. The key to cleaning your single serve coffee machine is to follow these simple tips:
- Clean your machine regularly
- Use filtered water to brew coffee
- Never leave water in water reservoir
- Air out machine by leaving the lid open
These are all helpful ways to reduce the amount of harmful bacteria in your single serve coffee maker. Also, consider purchasing cleaning pods specifically designed to clean your single serve coffee brewer, such as the Urnex CleanCup kcup cleaning solution.