You know I’m Brazilian, right? With that comes the expectation that I know coffee and know how to make it like anybody else, right?
When I gather friends and family, they always ask, no matter what time of year, do you have some coffee? Especially during early summer nights like right now when the weather is not too hot yet and we’re sitting on the deck, enjoying our chat!
That freshly brewed cup of coffee is a must to end a great freshly grilled Summer Meal! Don’t you agree? If you work in an office and you crave the smell of freshly brewed coffee which you hate missing out on, then you may want to see if you can rent a coffee machine for the staff so you can have that aromatic freshly brewed coffee all year round as I do with my friends and family.
Because I love staying out with my guests, I have a routine to ensure that they get that special cup, but I’m not in and out, getting tired in the process! So here are my tips for the best freshly brewed coffee everrrr!
Tips For Always Brewing The Best Cup Of Coffee
Using a Single Serve Brewer
I use a single serve brewer, because my guests can choose between dark roast, blonde roast, flavored coffee, or de-caf. After all, the best cup of coffee is the one that you truly enjoy, not that coffee you drank because that’s what was available! So, giving guests a choice is a must!
Place the Brewer Outside
I use an extension cord, so I can place it outside, where my guests can make their own coffee any time they wish. My coffee maker is in the shade, so trimmings don’t get melted by the sun. You might want to place it under an umbrella if your deck or yard has the sun at all times.
Choosing The Product
One of the most important steps of serving the best coffee is choosing the coffee brand! It’s not always about the most expensive – trust me, I’ve tried them all! Just make sure you’ve tried the coffee you’re serving to your guests and make sure the creamer is a non dairy type. I always offer 3 types of sugar/sweetener as well, because I want them to have the best cup and that means providing all the choices to make it happen!
Cleaning the Brewer
I went to a friend’s home and she told me: my single serve brewer doesn’t work! I asked her, when was the last time you’ve cleaned it? She said: NEVER!!!
That is the most overlooked step to serving the best cup of coffee: clean your brewer or coffee maker regularly!
When it comes to cleaning, I like to use a product which is safe but will do the job – which helps make my brewer last longer! I still have a single serve brewer that is 4 years old and going strong, even though I did buy a newer model to place the older model in my home office! Yes, that’s how much I love coffee!
I trust affresh Coffeemaker Cleaner because I love how quick and easy it is to clean up with it and how it gives me the real coffee taste every cup, all the time!
As someone who lives by their to-do list, you know how important it is to stay organized. You know how much I travel and how crazy my routine is! So staying organized and not having to worry about planning simple things like my coffee in the morning, is a must for me!
I want my busy day to run smoothly, soi use affresh Coffeemaker Cleaner to ensure that every cup of coffee I brew each morning is quick and as tasty as the last! I use it not only for the single serve brewers but for my multi cup coffee maker as well!
I also want to share that affresh is:
- Specially formulated to fight mineral buildup that can increase brewing time, affecting the taste of your coffee, each tablet is designed to descale your coffeemaker without a vinegar odor, which makes a huge difference!
- No need to mix, measure or stir. Just drop and brew.
- Hate the smell of vinegar like me? Affresh Coffeemaker Cleaner gives you the powerful cleaning action without the smell.
- Fights hard water deposits and mineral build up
- Compatible with both multi-cup coffeemakers and single serve brewer
- It is “easy to use.” Simple to use. Drop and go. No measuring needed.
Here are my step by step tips on How to use for single serve brewers:
- FILL the reservoir to max level. Drop 1 tablet into reservoir.
- RUN 2 brew cycles selecting largest cup size, discarding dirty water between brews.
- DISCARD remaining water from reservoir. Fill reservoir with fresh water to max level.
- RUN 2 additional brew cycles and then discard to rinse coffeemaker.
You can buy Affresh Coffeemaker Cleanervhere: affresh
I can’t wait to hear what you think! As usual, give us a Trendy Shout!
Really need to try this product for my coffee pot.
We certainly could use this in my house. We drink a lot if coffee so I know our coffee brewer could use a good cleaning.
I’m gonna need to try this soon.
Katherine J Stacey
They make an Affresh for a single brew coffee maker? Oh, I am going to have to find that where I shop!
I did not know Affresh made a coffee pot cleaning product. I will have to look for it. Thanks for the info. I hate the smell of vinegar.
I need some of that.
Sounds simple, need to get some to try.
This was great! I’m definitely going to start making my own coffee instead of paying $5 a day for a cup!
I love Affresh I use it in my washing machine.. Now I will use it on my coffee pot .
I love the affresh brand! I use it in our front loading washer and it does a great job. I didn’t realize there was one for your coffee maker.
Thanks for the tips
I love the Affresh brand! I use it for our front-loading washer. I’ve heard that there is one for the dishwasher, but didn’t know about one for the coffee maker!
This is the product I’ve needed! We have coffee several times a day and we always clean it with vinegar, and I HATE the smell.
Keurigs are really great when you have a lot of guests or if you are the only coffee drinker in the house. I know this from experience!
I’m not a huge coffee drinker but my parents are. These are great good, definitely sharing!
I tried to clean my Keurig a few months ago and couldn’t get the vinegar out of it. I’ll have to pick up some of these Affresh cleaners for my coffee pot.
I will miss having my morning coffees now that I am not going to the office anymore. I will check the cleaning product and the machine you are recommending, I might need to start brewing my own coffee soon.
Nice article I loved it.
I love making sure that we have coffee available whenever there’s a gathering at home. These are great ideas, I never thought of bringing the coffee maker outside. I should totally try that! Love the cleaner as well.
This will really be of help to those that love to drink coffee and also have coffee machine.
This is great info! I love coffee so I’m going to have to try this out!
Awesome information here for me. I love my coffee!
I am not even kidding–my coffee machine broke this morning and I am devastated right now >_< going to use your tips and keep them in mind when I go off to Target and buy a new one later today lol
Oh this is what i need in work. Coffee makes my life alive especially when i am at work.
Great tips! I have to be honest I do NOT clean my coffee maker as much as I am supposed to lol. I will be checking out this product you recommended!
I am not a coffee drinker and dont have a coffee machine but sending this to a friend as she was looking for other ways and products she could use to clean her coffee machine.
I would like to be able to ensure the coffee pot is at its cleanest. I have a filter in there, but that’s not always enough.
Kristen from The Road to Domestication
Thank you for this! I usually clean our Keurig with vinegar, but I would like to try this for sure!
I use Affresh in our coffee maker and it keeps it nice and clean. Thanks for sharing your tips!
Danielle, The Frugal Navy Wife
Great tips, Can’t function without my morning coffee!
I have heard of affresh but have never tried it. I need to pick up some up for my Keurig. I find the smell of vinegar too strong.
Misty Nelson Dawn
This is really sound amazing and perfect for me I always forgot to clean our coffee maker and this is helpful to clean our coffee maker.
I need to clean out my Keurig. We don’t use it a ton but it got clogged up a few months ago.
I love your backyard too.
Team up Girl
You cracked me up with the first sentence ” I am Brazilian..” 😀 so true! I wish I could drink coffee more though… I always shake like a crazy. But if I do I’ll use your advice!
Great post! I didn’t know they have coffee cleaner for a single cup. I’m going to check this one out since my coffee maker so desperately need some cleaning.
Am a coffee lover and I can’t imagine life without coffee. It kicks me a kick 🙂
What’s the difference between Brazilian coffee and Italian coffee?
I didn’t even know this existed. I have cleaned my Keurig – several times. Vinegar works, but it does leave an odor – and I usually have to run several containers of clear water through it – which takes forever. I will check this out. I could definitely use an easier method.
This is such a great idea. I have not cleaned my coffee maker in forever since it is such a chore, but Affresh makes it look so easy.
I love a good cup of coffee in the morning. Good to have some tips for making the most of your coffee. I have heard some awful stories about dirty coffee machines.
I’m going to have to try this. I know my Keurig needs a good cleaning. I do prefer my coffee in the morning instead of the evening though, and iced. But to each their own. There’s a myriad of ways to drink coffee.
I love the set up of your deck as I said before. I went and got myself this because of your suggestion and I have never ever been happier.
Helene Cohen Bludman
Never knew you could use Affresh in your single serve! I use it in my washing machine and it works great.
HUGE coffe drinker over here but I use the pods right now, I kind of miss my old ground coffee machine. This looks great you’ve made me want a cup!
This looks like one seriously swish machine. I’m a bit old school and I use my French press for coffee… but it’s time consuming to make one cup at a time!
I’m such a tea lover that’s surrounded by some coffee lovers. I’ll be sure to show this post to my friends.
I absolutely need this! I love coffee but I’ve been frustrated lately with the deposits and constant cleaning.
OOh! I’ve never heard about this. It looks good and great. So awesome! I will check this out!
Loving these tips! I love my coffee and the better it tastes the happier I am!
Who knew? I use Afresh in my washing machine and dishwasher but I had no idea it was for the coffee maker too.
I’m totally on board with a cleaner for my coffee maker that doesn’t smell like vinegar. I really need to do a better job of cleaning my coffee maker especially considering how much coffee I actually make in a day!
I need one of these cleaners for my Keurig!! I love it but sometimes the taste is off…yuck!!
I really need this product as a someone who practically lives on coffee; you can guess how valuable this will be. Thanks for sharing.
I use affresh in my washer. Never knew it existed for my single serve coffee maker! Thanks for the heads up!
I use to use this stuff when I worked in a deli. It did an awesome job at getting the coffee decanters clean.
I need to use this. We are coffee lovers and we brew our coffee everyday.
I live off of coffee and wine, and these tips are so amazing! Thank you for the tips and tricks, I will be using these in my everyday life.
During the winter and fall I make a lot of coffee. I use vinegar to clean out my pot once a week or so, which helps keep the flavor fresh.
I’ll show this post to my mom. I don’t drink coffee, but she certainly does!
This is amazing and very timely. My machine needs to be cleaned and I have been dreading the vinegar smell. I can’t wait to try this product.
I need to pick up some affresh to clean my coffee maker. I love to make different flavors of coffee in my Tassimo.
I usually run water without the coffee every once in a while, but didn’t know there was a product for it! Glad it doesn’t have a strong smell too. 🙂
Karissa @WithOurBest (@withourbest)
I really like Affresh for the washer. I didn’t know they had a coffee maker one. This is so sad – because ours just broke because of water material build up!!! It would have been ok maybe if I had known about this!!
I love my coffee maker. It is a great idea to bring it outside when you have company. I will have to pick up some affresh Coffeemaker Cleaner to clean my machine.
Keeping your brewer clean is KEY to a good cup of coffee indeed!!
I love that you have your coffee maker where visitors can make their own cups! Cool!
Whoa. I need to buy some of this. I just run plain water through mine from time to time to flush it out but it really does need a good cleaning.
These are some great tips! About a year ago I went off the taste of coffee and I haven’t been able to get it back as hard as I’ve tried!! Which is so frustrating because I used to love it!
Like another said, I have always just used vinegar and water. I think its time to rethink my coffee maker cleaning game! Thanks for the tip!
I could use some coffee right now. I need lessons on how to make a great cup for sure!
Wow this is so awesom. You literally have put up some great tips here
I’m a huge coffee drinker and I could definitely use coffee cleaner. I always thought washing my coffee pot was all it needed, but I’ve seen the performance go down over time.
First of all, your deck is gorgeous. Second of all… OH HOW I NEED THIS. My Coffee maker is in dire need of a cleaning.
Coffee maker cleaner is a must. Seriously, I had not heard of any type of coffee maker cleaner, and always just used vinegar in our coffee pot. We saw a coffee pot cleaner the last time we were in Walmart and tried it for the first time, and wow it changes the whole taste of the coffee because the pot actually tastes new again. I wish I would have known about it sooner.
Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens
Love myself some coffee cleaner! Plus, your deck setup is FABULOUS!
I didn’t know I could use that to clean my coffee maker! I need to check it out! I have been flushing it out with dish water!
I am one of those strange people who doesn’t drink coffee at all. I do have family and friends who love the stuff, so this helps me make a good cup of coffee for them.
I am deff gonna have to check those pods out !! Also I love your patio its soo cute ! Looks like the perfect place to sit with a cup of coffee 😉
YAY!!! Affresh is exactly what I need to get my kuerig out if storage and start using it again! Your patio is stunning. I would drink coffee out there all day!
I didn’t know they had coffee maker cleaner! I know mine could use a good cleaning because of how often we use it!
I need to try this coffee maker cleaner. I don’t think I can remember the last time i cleaned it… good thing Im not the one drinking coffee in my house hehe!
That is awesome. My coffee has started to taste a little acrid, so I’m sure my coffee maker is in dire need of a cleaning.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
Oh wow. I need to use this. My coffee maker is downright grody, and I haven’t been able to get it good and clean no matter what I try.