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Does a K-Cup coffee machine get cleaned?

K-Cup coffee machines can use stuff like coffee, tea, chai, etc. Does the machine get cleaned between uses or what to prevent flavors from mixing? How does that work?

ThinkGeek posted an April fools joke on their website, but I've had this idea for years.

Why not soup K-Cups? ThinkGeek took it a little further and said it's a whole meal coming out, but obviously mine would be just broth. I was thinking flavors to start off could be:

- Tomato

- Spicy Beef

- Chicken

- Vegetable

- Cheesy Bacon Potato

I mean Lipton makes "Cup O Soup" packets.. they're just broth. I love soup. Sometimes at work I'll make tomato soup and just sip it like I was having a coffee.

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