Ok, prepare for it… The coffee that you drink at some F&B outlets might actually have cockroach in it.
A news article in UK highlighted how a couple found their coffee machine infested with baby cockroaches.
And it also happens in Singapore. But the potential cockroach infestation is limited to F&B establishments that use fully automatic machines instead of professional espresso machines seen at many cafes.
According to a coffee machine expert, the machines that are used by professional barristas are “very unlikely to have cockroaches because the boilers inside are huge and very, very hot”.
“Any cockroach that lands on one of the metal pieces inside will probably be fried. But the fully automatic ones do not have boilers, and are not very hot. So the cockroaches will go inside, make a home and have a good time.”
A pest extermination company director said that coffee machines are one of the common areas its staff check as part of their pest management services at F&B outlets. He said that around 40% of the commercial coffee machines that they check are infested.
40% leh…jialat…limpeh maybe will drink tea from now on…