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  1. Filtered Water Can Revolutionize the Way You Make Coffee

    Coffee lovers everywhere know the all too familiar feeling of trying to make their own coffee at home but are discovering that it simply doesn’t taste as good as the one in coffee shops. Some imagine that this is due to a secret coffee recipe that bartenders keep to themselves or to high-end coffee machines that are too expensive for a regular person, but that isn’t always the case. Many people buy coffee from coffee chains like Starbucks hoping to enjoy the same taste at home, but no matter in how many ways they try to make it, it’s not as flavored or has an odd aftertaste. This happens for one simple reason: water quality.

    How does water quality affect coffee taste?

    Coffee is 99% water. No matter how great your coffee maker is or how expensive the coffee, you will not be able to enjoy its full-flavored body if the water you use is polluted with bacteria or debris. You can test the purity of your tap water at home:

    • Fill a glass with tap water. If it has a grey color at first and takes a few seconds to become clear, then it has impurities.
    • Leave a glass of water on the counter overnight. The next morning, check for impurities at the bottom of the glass.
    • Try the taste test. Clean, pure water is tasteless and odorless. If your tap water smells funny or has a weird metallic or acidic aftertaste, then it’s not good for drinking and it’s definitely not good for making coffee.

    Clean, filtered water is the secret to perfect coffee. It’s as simple as that. You don’t need an expensive coffee maker, nor do you need to look high and low for premium coffee beans. With a suitable filtration system, even average priced coffee can taste as amazing as in a coffee shop.

    Using a filtration system will make your morning cup of coffee taste so much better

    There are many options to get access to readily available filtered water. Installing an under-sink filtration system will ensure that your water is free from bacteria and sodium but leaves the beneficial minerals that boost the coffee aroma. These water filtration systems are also practical because they increase the lifespan of your coffee maker. You will no longer have to deep clean your coffee machine as often and you won’t have to resort to bottled water either. In other words, you will be greeted with the perfect cup of coffee every morning and you’ll never have to overspend on coffee shop brews ever again! Needless to say, drinking filtered tap water is much better for your health and you won’t have to spend as much on bottled water. We have a range of replacement under-sink filters available on our website to help get you started.

    What if my coffee maker already has a built-in filter?

    The answer to this? Great! Having a coffee machine with a water filtration system built in will save time and money. Simply fill your coffee machine as normal from the tap and let the machine do all the work for you. If you do have a machine with a built in, replaceable filter then feel free to check out our range of high-quality, certified and cost-effective replacement filters here.

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  2. Bottled Water vs Tap Water

    What kind of water should I drink? Chances are that you have asked yourself this question many times but you have not found the answer. Not all waters are created equal, so how are you supposed to know what to go with on a hot day? Making a decision implies a lot of thought and consideration. Both tap water and bottled water are considered safe options. Which one is best for you? Continue reading to find out. It is important to know your water sources.

    Bottled water

    Bottled Water

    Many people consider bottled water to be safer than tap water. It goes through a filtration system, so the taste, smell, and color are significantly improved. Consumers are more than happy to pay for bottled water, despite the fact that it is a lot more expensive than tap water. Why? You may ask. Because they value quality and convenience. Brands meet safety standards and they even make flavoured waters, which are healthier than fizzy drinks or other sugary beverages. As for convenience, you just grab a bottle and you are good to go.

    However, bottled water is not as safe as it is thought to be. Researchers have found mold, germs, benzene, and even arsenic in bottled water. These are the same dangers that lurk into tap water. Actually, more than half of the bottled water comes from the tap. The water that you buy in a bottle has been altered in some way. Maybe the mineral content has been changed or maybe it is just purified. The point is that half of bottled water comes from public sources and you are simply paying for the label. You can find bottled water originating from natural sources, though. Look for labels such as “spring water” and “artesian water”.

    Tap water

    Tap Water

    Drinking tap water is good for the environment, as it does not get contaminated with plastic particles. What is more, it is readily available. Tap water is continually supplied to homes, offices, and public spaces. Unfortunately, tap water has a bad reputation. People do their best to avoid it, thinking that tap water is contaminated with chemicals and bacteria. As a rule, tap water is drinkable. Water regulators demand for it to be tested on a regular basis. Tap water is more tested than bottled water, as a matter of fact. Only in rare cases, contaminants can get into the drinking water.

    If the tap water tastes bad or smells funny, there is not necessarily a problem. This is due to the chemicals that have been used to clean the water. What happens is that the chemicals are still present in the drinking water the moment that it reaches your home. In order to keep your water tasting and smelling great, you can use a filter. They are very affordable. In addition to making the water tastier, the filter eliminates the harmful contaminants.

    Browse our wide range of domestic water filters to find the best one to suit you.

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