True coffee lovers are demanding. They don’t just drink a cup of coffee to wake up for the day.
They want to taste the perfect cup of coffee.
For them, the process of making coffee is something like a ritual.
And they know the significance of keeping their coffee-maker clean.
Purchasing good quality coffee beans is definitely a priority. As is having the best coffee grinder.
However, without a frequent cleaning of your coffee-maker, it is almost impossible to enjoy the best-tasting coffee.
Everyday usage leads to an accumulation of oils from formerly brewed pots, plus hard mineral residues and other impurities that alter the taste and flavor of your cup of coffee. These are created in the inner parts of your coffee maker, thus, just cleaning the coffee pot is not enough to ensure the perfect cup of coffee.
Cleaning your coffee-maker is something you should do at least once a month so as to ensure the best cup of coffee.
How to Clean a Coffee Maker
All you need is vinegar and few simple steps.
Step #1 Mix one part of vinegar and two parts of water until you fill up the coffee pot.
Step #2 Pour the mixture into your coffee maker.
Step #3 Place a new filter in the filter basket in order to stop the smell of vinegar from passing through to your coffee pot.
Step #4 Run your coffee maker and leave it on until the mixture is finished. If this is the first time you do this, leave your machine to rest for 10-15 minutes while it is off and then repeat this step by adding a new mixture of vinegar and water.
Step #5 Repeat step #4 again but this time, just use plain water. Let it cool off again and then repeat, again with plain water, just to ensure that no smell from the solution is left in your coffee maker. Follow this step as many times as needed. Usually, two times is enough.
Step #6 Now it is time to clean your coffee pot and filter basket. Be careful; never use straight soap to clean these parts because soap will tie to the coffee oil residues and will, eventually, give a bizarre taste to your coffee. You can use hot soapy water instead.
Some restaurants, coffee shops, and housekeeping experts recommend baking soda and citric acid (4 tablespoons per water pot) for a meticulous cleaning of the plastic components. The calcium residues on the coffee maker components are imminent and their quantity depends on the water hardness. There are also mixtures made from coffee maker manufacturers that you can buy. However, this is an unnecessary expense because you can accomplish the same thing with the above ingredients.
Clean your coffee maker on a regular basis and you will immediately taste the difference. The coffee specialists claim that this is one of the most important factors to great tasting coffee. Just try it!
A few simple steps that will help you not only to enjoy your cup of coffee, but also to keep your coffee machine in good shape as well.