[Homeroast] Distilled H2O

Dennis True dennist3 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 3 19:38:21 CDT 2013


I use tap water run thru a Brita Filter and that works great for me...


On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 8:35 PM, ricky carter <rickylc99 at gmail.com> wrote:

> for my money, the harder the water the better for brewed coffee.   boiling
> makes the hardness just right.
>
> it is kinda rough on the tea kettle though...
>
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> On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 7:50 PM, miKe mcKoffee <mckona at comcast.net> wrote:
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Homeroast [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com]
> On
> > Behalf Of J3R
> > Sent: Monday, June 03, 2013 4:06 PM
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> > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Distilled H2O
> >
> > On 13-06-03 07:00 PM, Sandy Andina wrote:
> > > Depends on how good your tap water tastes (whether or not you filter
> it)
> > or if you use bottled natural spring water as I do for my espresso
> machine.
> > I tried distilled water for drip, and the coffee tasted flat--I have good
> > tap water and I use it filtered for drip.  Never use distilled in an
> > espresso machine, since both auto-boiler refill and tank sensors need a
> > trace of minerals to detect water.
> > >
> > > Peace & Song,
> > > Sandy Andina
> > > www.sandyandina.com
> > I will just add that I have used distilled water in my Behmor Brazen, in
> my
> > Lelit espresso machine and in my Gaggia platinum vision (and aeropress,
> > syphon machine, tea, etc) for over a year and I have had no problems.
> YMMV.
> >
> > > Jer
> >
> > Neither the Lelit or Gaggia Super Auto have a dedicated steam boiler
> which
> > to my knowledge always has water level sensor for auto-fill. In fact I
> > don't
> > know of any single boiler dual use espresso machines with auto-fill
> feature
> > and hence don't have auto-fill sensor. However most (all I know of and
> know
> > many in good detail) water tank models use a weight based not electrical
> > current method for water tank running low so water mineral content
> > irrelevant in that respect.
> >
> > I also don't know a single coffee professional that doesn't find water
> with
> > a slight mineral content superior to distilled in the brewed cup. Which
> is
> > irrelevant to what floats your boat.
> >
> > Mike McGinness, Head Bean
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> >
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