How to clean coffee makers

Coffee makers are an environment that favors rapid growth or development for mold spores.

Regular monthly cleaning is an essential routine to make sure that your coffee tastes great and is healthy.

Prepare a mixture of 3 cups white vinegar to 6 cups water, put in a coffee filter as normal, pour the mixture into the water compartment.

Run the mixture through a half brew cycle and sit for 30 to 60 minutes, allowing time for the vinegar solution to tackle any mineral and mold buildup. 

After an hour of the interval, run the brew cycle again allowing the rest of the solution to brew through the coffee maker again.

You will see white and brown bits in the water, which is an indication that the carafe is cleansed.

Pour out the vinegar solution, use warm water, sponge, and soap to clean out the carafe.

After rinsing it, pour fresh water into the carafe, run the brew cycle three times with three to five-minute intervals to cool the machine between the cycles. 

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OCM ( was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link). 

In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years: 

OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM 

OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM

Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with. 

Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops: 

OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more. 

So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates: 

For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube

For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG

For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN 

PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).

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