f you need a mid-flight pick-me-up, you might want to pass on the java. A flight attendant has revealed the stomach-churning reasons that travelers should never drink airplane coffee. Reacting to a question on Reddit asking about the “dirty little secrets” of cabin crew, the TikToker, who goes by Kevin online, dished that he thinks aircraft coffee is “disgusting.” “The fact that the tanks rarely get cleaned that the water is in should be the least of your concern,” he said in a video with more than 164,000 views. “For me, it’s always been the way that flight attendants have to clean out coffee pots.”
Spoiler: they dump out the java into the toilet, and get a little too close for comfort to the bowl. “I imagine that there’s some kind of backsplash of particles, bacteria, whatever that goes directly back into the coffee pot, which gets put right back into the coffee maker,” he continued. Unless the aircraft as a Nespresso machine, he quipped, he would never order a cup of joe.
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