[Homeroast] Distilled H2O

miKe mcKoffee mckona at comcast.net
Mon Jun 3 23:47:25 CDT 2013


Ah the taste of a rubber hose, goes quite well brewing Robusta. :-)

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Behalf Of Sandy Andina
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Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Distilled H2O

But nothing tastes as good as drinking from the garden hose on a hot day
after doing yard work!

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On Jun 3, 2013, at 10:39 PM, Frank Parth <fparth at me.com> wrote:

> My better half has a house in Lake Tahoe, on the Nevada side. I don't
think I've tasted water that tastes better than that, and even she agrees it
makes great coffee. I'm quite sure there are dissolved minerals in it but it
makes for great taste. 
> 
> Frank
> 
> 
> On Jun 3, 2013, at 4:50 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
>> To: A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this 
>> list,available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html
>> 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
>> Compass Coffee
>> http://www.compasscoffeeroasting.com
>> 360-989-6658
>> 
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>> enlightenment found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who
have gone before.
>> 
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