If you’ve ever looked at your coffee maker, thought about cleaning it, and then proceeded to not go through with it, I feel you. But fellow coffee enthusiasts, this is a wake up call: Your coffee machine could be one of the dirtiest parts of your kitchen if not cleaned often, so disinfect that beauteous appliance immediately. Bacteria, yeast, and mould could be growing in your machine because of irregular cleaning, and those little devils don’t discriminate – it doesn’t matter whether you have a coffee pot, a Keurig, or a fancy espresso machine. Not sure about you, but I prefer my coffee with a splash of milk and not a splash of bacteria. The part of the machine that stores water — AKA the reservoir — is the biggest culprit of disgustingness. A National Sanitation Foundation International study found that half of the coffee reservoirs they tested contained mould and yeast. These may lead to allergic reactions or infections, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The study also found coliform, which is a strain of bacteria that can indicate Salmonella and E. coli, in some machines. No thanks! The intense heat from the machine will kill some of the bacteria, but it’s ...