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coffee-beans, coffee, beansWake up and smell the coffee maker... Photo: Arizona Coffee

I'm a bit of a coffee addict; so much that I've recently been second-guessing my aversion toward home coffee makers. I suppose I assumed that if I didn't have a coffee maker, I wouldn't drink coffee. Clearly, I didn't factor in the massive Starbucks right around the corner...

Anyway, I learned this simple coffee maker cleaning tip over the weekend and couldn't wait to share it with you! Each week, grind a 1/4 cup of dry, white rice. Not only will your blades rid themselves of coffee bean grime, but the appliance will smell fresher, too! And I have a funny feeling that a fresher appliance means fresher coffee. And fresher coffee means a fresher morning! See how that works?

And of course, for coffee recipes, tutorials and related DIY how-to's, check out Make's caffeinated round-up of DIY Coffee tricks and tips! Careful, though; you'll be getting jitters in no time.


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