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  1. #21
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    Re: Coffee taste better with tap water instead of bottled water.

    Quote Originally Posted by shadow745
    No disrespect to you Lisa (and I don't say that to many people ), but if you don't pay any attention to the water you're using to brew your coffee then you're probably not maximizing that superior quality/freshness provided by your highly sought after RocketFuel. Chlorine, PH balance, hardness, etc. make a rather large impact on how coffee is brewed/extracted and to what degree equipment needs to be maintained. Later!
    You still haven't gotten back to me on what type of water you think is the best for coffee. I'd still be interested in hearing your opinion on the matter, as your experience seems similar to mine (also, West Virginia is very close to Indiana, so perhaps your water is slightly similar to mine).

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeeloverlisa
    All I am saying is that by the time we boil the water, filter our complex coffee, eat a cookie with it, or in my case, maybe smoke a Cuban cigar with it, maybe we cannot taste that much of a difference if we are just a lay person. And a latte or capp? Now we are even further away.
    Perhaps that would be closer to the case if everyone who drinks coffee puts something in it or drinks it with something. However, that isn't the case.

    Trying to tell me that I can't taste the difference between coffee made from 3 different water sources isn't doing your side any justice, I can assure you. Unless that wasn't what you were trying to do, then I apologize.

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeeloverlisa
    They guys also said that putting milk or sugar in your coffee was bad form. Screw that. I like milk and sugar in mine. They are like coffee dictators.
    This must be why you don't care what kind of water you use in your coffee. When you bog it down with creamer and sweetener, it becomes much harder to differentiate between water sources. At least in my experience.

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    Re: Coffee taste better with tap water instead of bottled water.

    So far, the only person who is making much sense to me in regards to the intended topic is shadow745.

    Lisa drinks her coffee with creamer and sweetener, and from the sound of it, eats things with coffee as well. I'm not saying that this devalues her opinion when it comes to coffee in general, but I think it greatly devalues her opinion in regards to water sources, since when you have so many other flavors dazzling around in there, the taste that the water imparts becomes less noticeable.

    Quote Originally Posted by shadow745
    Went the preground route because there is no way I would put flavored beans in any of our grinders. Not that I'm going to make a habit of it, but Christmasy flavored coffee can be a big hit around the holidays, as can be our other treat, Davinci Dark Chocolate covered coffee beans. Later!
    I don't blame you one bit. I had some Christmas-type coffee (some sort of "spice"-type seasonal coffee) and the first cup was pleasant, but every single cup after that tastes absolutely obnoxiously spicy. I couldn't imagine imparting such a flavor into the cups of purist coffee drinkers.

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    Re: Coffee taste better with tap water instead of bottled water.

    Were all saying the same thing, some types of purified water are not the best at producing coffee. Purified is the key word. Unless you know what they did to purify the water its hard to say how the coffee will turn out. A lot of places are using Reverse Osmosis for their treatment of water. It can cause the coffee to have negative tones because all of the minerals have been stripped from the water. That is why there are now systems in place that put some of that mineral content back in to help with quality issues.

    I know from experience that when I use my tap water to make coffee it tastes sour because of the chlorine and fluoride in the water. Upon filtering it removes that sourness for me. Then that allows me to make the best cup possible at home.

    Back to your original question of why you don't know why people use bottled/purified water. Because they have had water quality issues of one kind or another. Everyone is going to have a different opinion when using different types of water. Its hard to narrow down your experience with other peoples as there are just to many different variables at play here. Where you may have had a bad experience someone else may have had a great experience using bottled water. Again its all about the variables, don't know what types of purified water you have used in the past.
    Have you ever walked through the aisle of your local grocer and smelled the death of a dying bean?

  4. #24
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    Re: Coffee taste better with tap water instead of bottled water.

    Glad to see my opinion is devalued! Gee, is that like the Canadian dollar?

    I sell coffee. What my customers do with it a home is an unknown factor to me so to belittle them at home, or here, is bad for business. So better to make them feel welcome than unwelcome.

    My opinion stands that a great coffee bean, roasted right, fresh and of premium quality, made properly into great java, withstands a bit of crud in the water.

    So put that in your filter and brew it.

    xo

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    Re: Coffee taste better with tap water instead of bottled water.

    Elegant comeback Lisa and I must say I respect and value what you have to say. Only wish I could say things in such a tasteful way, but I usually get banned for putting my thoughts into words

    We always have customers saying "why is the coffee you serve so good and when I make coffee at home it is usually undrinkable".... I tell them it's a handful of factors.... FIRST you must have FRESH properly roasted beans that are freshly/properly ground for the brew method at hand... THEN you must have decent brew temperatures.... AND lastly you must have decent water quality. If you master those 3 things it all falls into place. Later!
    I'm a legend among my own kind... you my friend are just a legend in your own mind. Later!

 

 
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