The Keurig 2.0 coffee maker is the Mercedes Benz of coffee brewers for the fan that needs his coffee, done quick, done right, no hassles every time. There are a few tips to help you brew a perfect cup every time, and a tip on cleaning scale out of your machine, let’s get started now.
First And Most Important, Get A Water Filter If You Can
One thing that makes coffee taste bad sometimes is using poor quality tap water to begin with. By filtering your water you’ll get consistent quality, with fewer impurities, and no chlorine either. While you may be used to drinking chlorinated water straight out of the tap, it has a different taste when mixed with coffee.
Also, if you live in an area with hard water, that means with lots of minerals and salts that are naturally dissolved, then you might be dissatisfied with the taste of your coffee, and more importantly, you’ll have to follow the Keurig 2.0 descaling instructions and clean out your machine every 3 months or so. Filtered water has far fewer minerals, so the scale doesn’t build up as fast, and you’ll notice the difference in taste.
You’ll Also Want To Run Clean Out Batches Through The Machine
When using the standard coffee or cocoa brewing K cups, there are needles that the machine uses to perforate the tops of the cups, these needles tend to clog up, so get used to running a small batch of plain hot water through it to maintain the needles in a clean state. If they do get clogged, you can carefully clean them out with an unfolded paper clip, but be careful. Then always run some hot water through the machine every couple of days to keep them clean and it will be fine.
When It Comes To The Keurig 2.0 Descaling Instructions This Is How
Start with standard white vinegar mixed 50/50 with water and send it through the machine several times, discarding the waste into the sink each time. The vinegar is acidic and will dissolve and loosen the scale so that it can pass on through into the cup to be thrown out. Once the machine is clean, you’ll then need to run water through it to rinse out the vinegar. Plan on about 5 to 8 refills to get the job done, you’ll be able to tell by the smell of vinegar.
If the machine clogs completely, then it’s because some scale has come loose and is blocking the passageways inside. You can remove the water reservoir and the drip tray, then turn the machine upside down above your sink and give it a good hard slap on the bottom to loosen the scale more. You may have to repeat this step several times to be successful, then descale more often in the future, or use filtered water/bottled water, to have less scale.
Owning a Keurig brewer is really something many people are quite proud of, and with proper care and maintenance your coffee maker will provide many years of faithful service. You should also explore using it to make tea, hot cereal, hot water for instant soups and Top Ramen as well.