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?

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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.