I hate cleaning the coffee pot. It's a metal thermos one from Starbucks. I can get my hand it to sort of clean it but face it, I don't have time.
Thanks to the wisdom of Carolyn (Coffee Goddess) -- use HOT WATER and and Electosol Tab (any dishwasher tab). Wait about an hour and WHAM! A clean coffee pot.
NOTE: We've only tried this on the metal ones..