Your Coffee Machine Is Probably Growing Yeast And Mold. Here’s How To Fix That.

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If you’ve ever taken a good look at your coffee maker and saw all the gunk that lies below the caffeine, then you might not be shocked when I tell you that your coffee maker is worse off than you originally thought.

For my fellow coffee enthusiasts, there’s a reason why your coffee maker is so dirty.

While we all would like to say we’re cutting back on the caffeine, we use that bad boy everyday.

Lo’ and behold the coffee maker, your Keurig, the expresso machine and even the regular coffee pot you place on the stove; if you own any one of these appliances that us caffeine addicts hold close to our hearts, there may be bacteria, yeast and mold growing in your machine.

Now if you ask me, I prefer my coffee to omit all of those things I just said above but if you’re skipping out on cleaning your coffee machine, never say never my friends.

The reservoir, aka the section of your coffee machine that stores water is where you may find the bacteria, yeast and mold.

A study by the National Sanitation Foundation International found that half of the coffee reservoirs that they tested contained mold and yeast, but that’s not all.

The same study also found coliform, which is a strain of bacteria that can indicate Salmonella and E. coli in some machines which is a huge “NO” from me!

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration even stated that letting mold and yeast grow in your coffee machines can lead to allergic reactions and infections when all you were trying to do was wake up in the morning with an extra shot of espresso.

However, with bad news also comes good news and that is your coffee machine can kill some of the bacteria lying around with the heat the machine uses to warm up the water.

I hate to break your heart again, but do you know what else is super disgusting?

The handle to your coffee pot and the top of the pod opener depending on which machine you have at home; plus, your mug.

Now don’t panic, before you make your next cup of coffee put on some gloves, whip out a new fluffy sponge and get to scrubin’!

Many individuals have benefited from using vinegar and water to clean the inside of their coffee machine.

You can also buy a cleaning solution that Keurig sells on Amazon.

If you’re interested you can get it here, and as for the outside, Clorox Wipes will do the trick!

Courtesy of Amazon

Keep in mind to wash your coffee mug after every use and do not use the same sponge to wash out your mug that was also used to clean the bacteria filled water reservoir.

Now get to it!

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