How to Clean Your Drip Coffee Maker

by That's Coffee on November 9, 2011

How to Clean Your Coffee Maker

Is it time to clean your coffee maker? Depending on how often you use your coffee maker you may need to clean it every two or three months. The easiest way to clean your coffee maker is to run white vinegar through the maker on a regular brew cycle.

Here’s how:

  1. Make a solution of 3 parts water to 1 part white vinegar
  2. Add vinegar solution to the water container
  3. Make sure you remove old used coffee grinds; do not add new coffee grinds
  4. Run a regular brew cycle once or several times, depending how dirty the machine is
  5. Run the brew cycle one final time with fresh clean water to remove any vinegar taste

If you are still brewing coffee in a dirty drip coffee maker it will taste bitter and flat and not nearly as fresh as it should. The built up essential oils and the hard minerals from the water (depending on where you live and if you use filtered water) can begin to negatively affect how well your coffee maker works.

Don’t buy freshly roasted whole coffee beans only to brew them in a dirty coffee maker! Get the most out of your gourmet coffee beans!

“Cleaning Your Coffee Maker”
courtesy of
your online coffee bean store:
Gourmet Coffee Beans

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