What is it about coffee that makes washing things less necessary?

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I’ve worked many places now that supply coffee for their employees. The pots never get washed and the cups rarely get washed. I’d never consider this for any other food but come to accept for for coffee as I’ve never heard of anyone getting sick. What is it about coffee that makes this acceptable?

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The boiling water will take care of the pot and coffee maker similar to cleaning a cast iron skillet (you never wash a cast iron skillet with soap). The water reservoir needs cleaned since it doesn’t get boiling hot or it will mold. And the cups definitely need to be washed unless it’s never touched by other mouths or hands and just your own. Then once again it is boiling hot when poured into it and your own germs are your own. If you are sick you should wash it similar to how you would your toothbrush. Everything should still be washed on occasion for cleanliness and grime and buildup in my opinion. I clean mine with white vinegar every so many uses according to the manufacturer.

Uhh, you’re definitely supposed to wash that stuff my man. If nobody ever does that’s pretty gross and unsanitary.

Coffee itself has no nutritional value to humans, and to most other (if not all) organisms as well. You can drink black coffee before taking a fasting metabolic blood panel and not alter the results. So, this affords less opportunity for coffee equipment to get moldy or have bacterial growth.

Coffee pots/machines should be washed, but don’t have to be washed as much as standard cookware because they are constantly getting rinsed with very hot water, which will kill a lot of bacteria and they don’t have too much in them that bacteria can live off of. They should still be washed and cleaned, just not as frequently.

Regular cookware gets grease, fat, food, and other substances over them all the time that are a buffet for bacteria, so they need to be cleaned thoroughly and often.

It’s left up to an employee that drinks it and cares/knows it needs to be cleaned/sanitized then once the coffee drinker does it it becomes their new “job duty” blame budget cuts or never being given to the cleaning crew’s company for a change in the Cleaning Contract as part of their duty (they may send qualified cleaning crews with certification to places like restaurants and have to pay less for less “qualified” cleaners to office spaces)

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I’ve worked many places now that supply coffee for their employees. The pots never get washed and the cups rarely get washed. I’d never consider this for any other food but come to accept for for coffee as I’ve never heard of anyone getting sick. What is it about coffee that makes this acceptable?

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The boiling water will take care of the pot and coffee maker similar to cleaning a cast iron skillet (you never wash a cast iron skillet with soap). The water reservoir needs cleaned since it doesn’t get boiling hot or it will mold. And the cups definitely need to be washed unless it’s never touched by other mouths or hands and just your own. Then once again it is boiling hot when poured into it and your own germs are your own. If you are sick you should wash it similar to how you would your toothbrush. Everything should still be washed on occasion for cleanliness and grime and buildup in my opinion. I clean mine with white vinegar every so many uses according to the manufacturer.

Uhh, you’re definitely supposed to wash that stuff my man. If nobody ever does that’s pretty gross and unsanitary.

Coffee itself has no nutritional value to humans, and to most other (if not all) organisms as well. You can drink black coffee before taking a fasting metabolic blood panel and not alter the results. So, this affords less opportunity for coffee equipment to get moldy or have bacterial growth.

Coffee pots/machines should be washed, but don’t have to be washed as much as standard cookware because they are constantly getting rinsed with very hot water, which will kill a lot of bacteria and they don’t have too much in them that bacteria can live off of. They should still be washed and cleaned, just not as frequently.

Regular cookware gets grease, fat, food, and other substances over them all the time that are a buffet for bacteria, so they need to be cleaned thoroughly and often.

It’s left up to an employee that drinks it and cares/knows it needs to be cleaned/sanitized then once the coffee drinker does it it becomes their new “job duty” blame budget cuts or never being given to the cleaning crew’s company for a change in the Cleaning Contract as part of their duty (they may send qualified cleaning crews with certification to places like restaurants and have to pay less for less “qualified” cleaners to office spaces)