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My husband’s favorite coffee cup reads, “I’ll start work when my coffee does.” To me, it drives home the motto that coffee is the morning lifeblood for getting things done around here. Even though I actually don’t drink coffee myself, I completely understand how guests and family look forward to that first hot and tasty beverage in the morning. Especially when we have guests visiting, I try to stock the coffee bar well so that no one is searching for items they need to make their own perfect cup of joe. To keep it fresh, about once a month or so I like to clean our coffeemaker with affresh® Coffeemaker Cleaner. It fights hard water deposits and mineral build up while keeping each cup of coffee as good as the last.
To make a great coffee bar, you don’t have to go overboard. I have the cutest little coffee canister set that houses the coffee, creamer, and sugar. Most guests are usually family so I know what they like, such as chocolate and their sweetener preference. I add some straws or stir sticks to mix their favorite beverage. And I always make sure to set out a few coffee cups so guests don’t have to hunt through the cabinets to find one. No one wants to do that in the morning! If you want to get fancy, you could add some flavored syrups, chocolate, or cinnamon.
Here is a handy list of coffee supplies to consider:
- Powdered Creamer
- Coffee Cups
- Sugar and/or Artificial Sweetener
- Stir Sticks or Straws
- Fancy stuff (chocolate squares or mix, flavored syrups, cinnamon, specialty creamers)
- Milk or creamer (keep refrigerated)
- If you have a timer on your coffee maker, set the time so it can be ready when you want it to be.
Of course, you definitely want every cup you brew to be as quick and as tasty as the last, right? Mineral deposits and dirt often build up in coffee makers. Yuck, right? While I have read you can clean a coffee pot with vinegar, just the thought of the smell makes me shudder. I honestly can’t stand it at all. I even use it sparingly in cooking and only when I must. Affresh® Coffeemaker Cleaner cleans great without the horrible smell of vinegar. Hallelujah!
Did I mention it’s easy to use? Just fill the reservoir to max with water, and drop 1 tablet into it. If you have a covered reservoir, dissolve the tablet in a brew pot and pour solution into the reservoir. Then run 1 brew cycle (or clean cycle if applicable). Discard and run 2 more brew cycles using fresh water and then discarding to rinse the coffee maker.
Now you are all set to brew and have a cute coffee bar to boot! I know all the coffee lovers in your house will appreciate that. No need to run to the store though, you purchase affresh cleaning solutions right on amazon.com.
If you are interested in more ways that I keep our kitchen clean and organized, click on the pictures to take you to the post!