Do Coffee Makers kill mold and bacteria?

Many people think that the hot water that runs through a coffee maker is enough to kill off any infection in the kitchen. There’s also the assumption that coffee’s natural antibacterial properties are enough to ward off mold and bacteria. Sadly neither of these are completely true.

Is your coffee maker infected with germs?

Why don’t coffee makers make boiling water to kill germs?

In order for water to kill bacterial organisms it needs to be above boiling temperature, which no household coffee maker reaches. Also, the acidic antibacterial function of roasted coffee can only eliminate about half of the germs in the pot and filter.

Does roasted coffee kill germs?

Also, the acidic antibacterial function of roasted coffee can only eliminate about half of the germs in the pot and filter. As a matter of fact, it’s the moist conditions brought on by the heated water that makes the pot a breeding ground for bacteria and mold.

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