Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Secret to a Great Homebrew: Better Water

Millions of people start their day off with a cup or two, or three, of freshly brewed coffee. For many of these people, nothing beats the taste of coffee brewed by a national coffee chain or their favorite neighborhood coffee shop.

Usually that same coffee is available online or at your local grocery store, but many people prefer to buy their coffee at a shop rather than brew at home. Why is that? Most will tell you that coffee just tastes better at the shop. When they brew at home they simply can't get the same great taste.

Well, there's a simple solution to improve your coffee at home: Filtered water. Water is a very important ingredient to your cup of coffee. The National Coffee Association highlights this fact in their definitive "How to Brew Coffee" guide.

An under-sink carbon water filter system will remove some of the common tap water issues such as chlorine taste and odor. Or if you have very hard water, a lot of sediment, or water with a strong mineral taste, a more advanced reverse osmosisunder-sink drinking water system may be preferred.
So, by simply filtering your tap water, you can have coffee shop quality fresh brewed coffee at home. This is not only convenient, but very cost effective as well. By brewing at home you can save hundreds of dollars per year! And, the same benefit of better flavor applies to teas, juices, and everything else you make at home with your tap water.
Drinking Water Month is a great time to start saving money by brewing your beverages at home!