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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyCoffee View Post
    ...I think minerals in water is a hoax: you can get much more of those from food.
    Well, no and yes. There is no doubt that minerals affect the taste of water. In fact, your preference for the taste of water without minerals makes that point. So, as far as taste is concerned, I do not consider minerals in water a hoax. If anyone asserts that you "need" minerals in your coffee water for dietary reasons I would agree that is a hoax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kudzu View Post
    Well, no and yes. There is no doubt that minerals affect the taste of water. In fact, your preference for the taste of water without minerals makes that point. So, as far as taste is concerned, I do not consider minerals in water a hoax. If anyone asserts that you "need" minerals in your coffee water for dietary reasons I would agree that is a hoax.
    hear! hear! Kudzu.
    by the way, what is Pure water anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyCoffee View Post
    Well, nothing else but H2O:
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    You beat me to it, and with a cool graphic too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyCoffee View Post
    I think minerals in water is a hoax: you can get much more of those from food.
    There is a lot of research out there that proves your statement wrong. To prove it to yourself - go get a gallon of distilled water - brew one cup/pot with distilled water than one cup/pot with normal tap water. You will taste the difference. Pure distilled water without minerals will result in a bland, dull cup of coffee. Heck, even if you have ever cooked any food in your life you know salt adds flavor - salt is one of the minerals in water that enhances a cup of coffee.

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    THE BEST water for making your coffee?

    An old post on another coffee related forum provides a LOT of links to info on the search for the best water for brewing coffee. If you want a lot of information, some misinformation, and plenty of food for thought, click HERE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyCoffee View Post
    Well, nothing else but H2O:
    H2O is nothing but chemical symbol in molecule level.
    I believe it is a lot deeper than that.
    like we can not define soul/spirit as a brain activity.

    but this is not really related to coffee nor coffee water, so we should stop here.
    I just do not want this to be spun around to something else....

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyCoffee View Post
    Well, once it goes to soul level, all spirits will be gone...

    My water softener do add about 200 ppm salt into my drinking water. Maybe that's what makes it taste good.
    Not at all close to RO/pure water...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyCoffee View Post
    That's only for the whole house. I use a Whirlpool Central Water Filtration System WHEJL1 first, then goes to a Whirlpool WHES40 Water Softener to supply the whole house. For drinking water, I have a Whirlpool WHEMB40 under the sink which can even remove bacteria and viruses. Personally, I don't like the tank in most RO systems, the same reason I don't like to drink any water sitting there for a month...
    That's still nothing close to RO water... it sounds like you have a nice filtration system which removes chlorine, bacteria, etc.. but not RO. RO completely removes everything from the water except the H2O modules... you have to use a separate filter to add minerals which enhance flavors. And you wouldn't be drinking month old water unless you didn't drink ANY water for a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyCoffee View Post
    If anybody counts on the minerals in water to survive, he'd be dead long time ago. If you don't believe me, pick any mineral in water, assuming you drink one gallon of water everyday, you can get a number in mg. Then try to see how much food you need to eat to get the same amount. I am pretty sure you will find a gallon of water is much more difficult to swallow.
    What does this have anything to do with the thread?

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    Uhm... mineral contact has everything to do with the 'best water for coffee'...

 

 
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