How to Descale & Clean Your Keurig Brewer

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For all those coffee drinkers out there living the good life may include enjoying a great freshly brewed cup of coffee in the morning. Keurig coffee brewers offer one of the best single cup coffee maker systems. The greatest benefit of a single cup coffee maker is freshness. Each person enjoys a freshly brewed coffee when they are ready to drink their coffee. If you are in the common situation of being a in a group of people that all love their morning coffee but rise at various times, the single cup coffee maker allows a fresh cup for each person. This also means no wasting of a pot of brewed coffee that has been left to sit for periods of time which degrades in flavor. Single cup coffee makers can get blocked up with usage, especially if you are using the coffee baskets that you can reuse over and over again.

If you find that your coffee brewer doesn't seem to work as smoothly as it once did, or that your coffee just doesn't seem to taste as good as you remember it? This website can show you how to descale & clean your Keurig brewer. It will save you lots of frustration trying to figure out how to clean it yourself and ensure that your Keurig brewer lasts a long time and continues to brew the best coffee possible.

With use, and depending on your water source, water can contain minerals, usually calcium, that negatively impact your coffee brewer and the flavor of your coffee. It's generally referred to as lime scale that causes hard water. The lime scale simply builds up in your coffee brewer and needs to be cleaned out once a month or so. You might even notice a white powder or whitish streak on your brewer. That's lime scale. Coffee residue also builds up and can even become rancid if it's not cleaned often enough. So be sure to clean your Keurig regularly!

Keurig brewing cups started out about 25 years ago when American college roommates Peter Dragone and John Sylvan set about to make a system that brewed just one cup of java at a time. They wanted good coffee that tasted fresh with every cup. From those humble beginnings the sophisticated single brew varieties that we can find everywhere today grew up. Today, Keurig brewing systems can be found almost everywhere in the world.

Keurig brewers are a great cost saving measure if you find that you toss out partially brewed pots of coffee every day. There are some other upsides like time and convenience to the Keurig brewer if you have not yet splurged on one for your household. The Keurig brewer is inarguably popular, and getting more so with each passing day. In 2014 estimates are that some 13 billion coffee pods were popped and brewed to quench our desire for java. Nearly 30 percent of all coffee worldwide is now made using a Keurig or Keurig imitator brewer.

Some people argue that the coffee flavor is better too when made using the Keurig brewer. In one taste test, experts even chose pod brewed espresso over traditional brew. As well, because the coffee is pre-measured you get a perfect cup each time, not too watery or too bitter. You save on coffee, too, because the amount is pre-measured. Oh, and no spilling, either, because of those cute little pods. You even save money on electricity because you don't keep a pot on warm for the entire day.**

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