This is a question posed by many coffee guzzling employees, and eventually put to the test by KDKA –TV in Pittsburg. KDKA -TV did a study to find out exactly how clean is the average office’s single serve coffee maker. The TV station said it tested a variety single serve coffee brewers from all over the United States, and the results were down right terrifying.
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.
Unfortunately, our beloved single serve coffee brewer that is just down the hall in our break room, fosters the perfect environment for mold and other bacteria to grow. The key to cleaning your single serve coffee brewer at the office 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 office’s single serve coffee brewer. Another way to make sure your office Keurig brewing system is kept clean is by using the Urnex CleanCup kcup cleaning solution. The Unrnex CleanCup is a no muss, no fuss option for cleaning your office’s Keurig.