How Often Should You Wash Your Coffee Mug?
People love their coffee but most don't extend their profound affection to its trustee receptacle the Coffee Cup office workers are often guilty of such neglect merely rinsing and reusing their mug day after day or worse just dumping out the old coffee and feeling their cup with new brew a while oil. It seems that the mug would be just fine with such treatment after all hot water kills germs and you're the only person who uses your mug. Thank you very much. The truth is perhaps more I opening than the beverages inherent caffeine a mostly empty mug left to its own devices can quickly grow its own microbiome of course most bacteria are harmless. There are those that aren't we spoke by email with Melissa maker host of the Youtube Channel Clean my space. She said all sorts of germs and bacteria can live on in your cup especially if you're in a shared space cold and flu germs tend to travel and can easily lend honor in. Your Cup plus terms from your mouth and hands. We'll also transferred to your cup the warmer and damper the environment the more pleasing for bacteria to fester indeed the laundry list of possibilities ladies is daunting. We also spoke by email with Dr Terry Connell professor of microbiology and Immunology at the University of Buffalo they said Strip staff and any number of resident or transient oral bacteria which may include potential pathogens may reside in unwashed cups and of course if someone else should drink from from one cup bacteria from their mouths can be transferred into it office. Environments are particularly conducive to the spread of bacteria. Dr Childs Gerber a professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona published research findings back in nineteen ninety seven the continued to rock our world today his team assessed bacteria found bounded office coffee cups and coffee preparation areas and they discovered forty one percent of cups tested were contaminated with Calif- bacteria otherwise known as fecal bacteria correa and most of the time these bacteria are not harmful to people but they certainly can be especially to those with weakened or compromised immune systems the kicker the doctor group has team found that a small office cup Washer sort of like a mini dishwasher was all it took to eradicate these and other types of bacteria. The problem is as most people think of simple rinse and wipe is enough to keep germs at bay however this approach is definitely not enough to tackle such formidable opponents. Dr Connell said bacteria can adhere to the surface of the cup. Washing with soap is essential to remove those bacteria. That's why public health officials in England put out a plea back in January Kan.. For reusable cups users to thoroughly wash receptacles after every single drink to prevent the spread of illness. This was in response to a spike in Reusable Cup abuse since the nation started imposing so called La tax on disposable cups proper cleaning grows even more critical if the coffee in question has been doctored with cream or sugar DR Congo explained both of those substances contain nutrients for bacterial growth while water washing will remove most of the sugar the oils oilseed proteins and milk or cream require. The use of soap to remove as is what's known as a surfactant molecule of soap can grab hold of oily particles at one end and molecules of water at its other end thus helping dissolve and rinse away even stubborn grime so here are the easy steps to lessen the germs in in your coffee. Mug Wash Your Cup with soap and water after every use wash with a paper towel rather than a shared sponge dry the cup with a paper towel and and if you're a cup has a lid remember to wash that to