[Homeroast] Distilled H2O

John Nanci john at chocolatealchemy.com
Tue Jun 4 15:38:08 CDT 2013

Sorry Raybob, that is totally not true.  I've tested bottled water at 
the lab I worked for and there were very extensive standards it had 
to meet.  It was a very expensive, lengthy set of tests, with very 
stringent sub-sampling and compositing requirements.

And PCB's?  No way. No how.  Where in the world did you get that 
information?  PCB's are not leached from any current food safe 
bottles (which much be used).  Phthalate - sure, but not PCB's.


At 01:07 PM 6/4/2013, you wrote:
>Problem with bottled water is FDA has no standards for water.  They 
>don't consider water a food, yet all food contains water.  Point is 
>there is NO testing done for bottled water.  Anyone can start a 
>company bottling any water they choose.  You would have to get a 
>lawyer to find out if the water is really from the spring they say 
>it comes from.
>Also, those plastic bottles they put it in will leach PCBs and other 
>chemicals into your water when sunlight hits them.
>Where I live, water comes right out of the well, totally 
>unprocessed, but it contains so many minerals and things, it doesn't 
>bond to coffee like pure water does.
>On 6/4/2013 10:00 AM, homeroast-request at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com wrote:
>>Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Distilled H2O
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>>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
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