Improved coffee flavour with filtered water

It wasn’t until I started working in the business, that I became aware of all the intricate details that make up coffee flavour, resulting in a great tasting coffee. Ever wonder why you can’t get that same result as shown when purchasing your coffee machine or attending a barista class. The truth is, it’s not just in the way you make coffee it’s in the water you use.

Given the amount of water that goes into making a coffee approx. 98% it’s no wonder a bad cup can be the result of bad water. If you have gone to all the effort and investment in brewing the best possible espresso you don’t want to then skip on the water quality and maintenance of your coffee machine.

What water filters to use for best coffee flavour results

Water has a big impact on your coffee flavour and this is why you need to use bottled or filtered water. Using these filters will improve the taste of your coffee by removing harmful chemicals, such as chlorine and bad odor. Consider the difference in taste, from drinking water which has gone through a sediment and carbon filter to the water that comes directly from your tap unfiltered.

A number of automatic coffee machine brands supply their own filters which fit directly into the machine's water tank. Jura for example, have a range of filters for their coffee machines both commercial grade and domestic.

If you don’t have a specific filter for your brand of coffee machine and manually fill the water tank, I recommend buying bottled water that has already been filtered. This will help keep your machine healthy and improve the taste of your coffee.

If you have filtered tap water such as an under the sink filtration system, then you can use this water and directly pour it into your coffee machine water tank.

Water filter systems protect your coffee machine

Using both carbon and sediment filter systems protect your appliance and improve coffee aroma. This works by improving the taste through removing the chemicals from your water but also removes any sediment found in the water helping to protect your appliances. Combine this with a water softener system to reduce the lime, calcium and scale build-up, that damages your automatic machine.

By using water filtration systems, you will increase the lifespan of your coffee machine and enjoy great tasting coffee. There are a number of companies that  install water filtration in your home or office place, ask at the time of purchasing your coffee machine as many suppliers will provide this service also.

The best water filters for Plumbed coffee machines

If you have a plumbed coffee machine which plugs directly into your water mains, you still need water filtration. This will not only protect your coffee machine from harmful chemicals and limescale building up, it will ensure you have a perfect cup of coffee each time.

Café Corporate not only sell coffee machines but also supply the filtration and installation. If you follow these steps from the start you will enjoy great tasting coffee and ensure your coffee machine lasts for many years.

 

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