Here at Glynne’s Soaps we love coffee. Especially Gayle!
We love coffee so much we’ve even made it into a soap (but that’s another story).
We have this great coffeemaker which grinds the beans just before brewing the coffee! It makes the best coffee and the smell of the freshly ground coffee is delightful! Gayle drinks almost an entire pot of coffee by herself every morning (Jenn usually limits herself to only one cup) and some mornings we actually make a second pot. It’s not uncommon for us to make a pot in the evening as well.
Needless to say, our coffee pot gets a workout.
Our coffee pot gets a wash every day. We take out all the moving parts (baskets, pot, grinding area) and give them a clean and at the very least a rinse. However, eventually the coffee begins to taste bitter.
To keep the coffee tasting fresh and not bitter, it’s important to clean out the innards of the pot every so often.
This can be done very simply with just water and vinegar.
The best way to do this is to follow these steps:
- Make a mixture that is half water and half vinegar.
- Put a filter in your coffee maker, as usual.
- Pour the vinegar/water mix where you would normally add the water.
- Turn the coffee pot on and let it run.
- Throw out the filter and rinse the pot. You should let your coffee pot cool for about 15 minutes before filling with cold water. Otherwise, the glass may crack.
- Repeat steps 2-5 using water only.
- Run the cycle with fresh water a second time.
Your coffee pot should now be nice and clean. It’s probably good to repeat this process every few months or so.
Here is a comparison of the water/vinegar mix after it ran through the coffee pot, and then the second rinse water after it’s cycle. There is a huge difference in the color of the water.
I think you will be pleased with the result. And the best part? It’s all natural, no chemicals or other crazy cleaners are used.