Quality water equals quality coffee

09/28/2010

Tomorrow is National Coffee Day, so what better way to celebrate than with a tip about an often overlooked way to improve the quality of your coffee and a contest to help you do just that. The coffee we all love so much is roughly 99% water, which means the quality of the water used to brew it, drastically affects the quality of the end product.

The water you use is very important to the quality of your coffee. Use filtered or bottled water if your tap water is not good or imparts a strong odor or taste, such as chlorine. If you are using tap water let it run a few seconds before filling your coffee pot. Be sure to use cold water. Do not use distilled or softened water. –The National Coffee Association

The Specialty Coffee Association of America even has standards of acceptability for the water used to brew the highest quality coffee possible. Now the last thing I would do is advocate using bottled water for making coffee—that’s ridiculous—however, I would suggest filtering what comes out of the tap.

I use to have a filtered water pitcher, but I left it behind during my recent move. Thankfully, PUR was kind enough to send me one that clicks easily onto my faucet. This means no more pitcher refilling and easy access to quality water, making sure all the coffee I brew is equally as good.

Check back tomorrow for the launch of the contest and all the details on how you can win your own PUR One-Click Faucet filter.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Khürt L Williams 09/28/2010 at 7:34 pm

    I use a water treatment system from eSpring. The initial system is more costly than the PUR but the filter element only needs to be replaced once a year ($99) versus every 3 months for a PUR ($40-$50). After the second year, you will find that total cost of owner ship is much less than either bottled water of a PUR.

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