Pure Water with Coffee

When it comes to crafting the perfect cup of coffee or tea, we often focus on the quality of the beans or leaves, the brewing method, and even the grind size.

 

However, we seem to always neglect the second most important ingredient: water.

 

Clean, high-quality water is the unsung hero behind every exceptional brew.

 

Something we often don’t think about is how important clean water is when it comes to brewing coffee, but there are so many ways water impacts the flavors, aromas, and overall experience of your cup of joe.

The Importance of Clean Water for Coffee

Flavor

 

Water acts as a solvent, extracting compounds from the coffee or tea during the brewing process. If your water contains impurities such as rust or chlorine, you might pick up on some unusual and unpleasant flavors in your coffee.

 

Clean water allows all those wonderful flowery, nutty, smoky, or acidic notes to really make their presence known in your cup of coffee.


Consistency

 

Making sure to always use a high-quality water helps maintain consistency in your brewing process. This is especially crucial for coffee shops that want to provide a consistent taste to their customers. By using the same fresh and clean water every time, you can be sure that every cup is delicious and predictable.


Equipment

 

Water quality can also have an impact on your coffee maker. Minerals deposits and impurities present in the water over long periods of time can lead to scale buildup, clogging, and corrosion of your brewing equipment. By using clean water, you can reduce the risk of mineral buildup, protect your investment, and ensure optimal performance for years to come.


What Kind of Water Should I Use to Brew Coffee?

Filtered Water

 

You should always consume filtered water, whether if it’s for coffee or just for drinking straight up. Many filters can effectively remove most impurities, such as lead and chlorine.

 

Just make sure you do a little research of the different brands beforehand, to make sure you’re getting the best water filter for your budget.

 

Bottled Spring Water

 

Bottled spring water can be a convenient option for those seeking a consistent water quality. Look for brands that disclose their water source and make sure the water does not have added minerals or flavors that may cause build up in your coffee maker and affect the overall taste.

 

Spring water that is stored in glass is always preferred to reduce the health and environmental impact of plastic bottles.

 

Tap Water Considerations

 

If you’ve made a habit of using tap water, it’s important to consider the quality in your area. Water quality can vary greatly based on location, so it's important to know what you're consuming.

 

You might want to think about testing your tap water or obtaining a water quality report from your local water company to make sure your water is safe to drink. Based on the results, you can decide whether filtration or other treatment methods are necessary.

 

However, at the end of the day, filtered water is always the best-tasting and safest option.

 

Elixir of Life

The truth is, having all these options of different types of clean waters readily available for us to choose from, is truly a privilege.

 

Water is the most precious life-supporting compound on planet Earth. It makes up about 71% of the Earth’s surface and roughly 60% of the human body. To say it’s important would be a massive understatement.

 

Clean water is the number one most fundamental human need that is often taken for granted in places with easy access to it.

 

However, around 785 million people around the world face the harsh daily reality of having inadequate access to safe drinking water.

 

We need clean water to hydrate our cells and tissues, maintain a healthy metabolism, lubricate joints and organs, transport nutrients and oxygen throughout the body, eliminate wastes and toxins, regulate temperature, and the list goes on and on.

 

When we think about the fact that there are so many people in this world whose bodies are struggling to function properly due to severe dehydration and sickness caused by contaminated drinking water, it doesn’t sit right with us. And it shouldn’t sit right with anyone.

 

Clean Water for All

At ThermoJoe, we believe having access to safe clean water is an essential human right. It is our collective responsibility to address this issue, advocate for sustainable water management practices, invest in infrastructure, and support initiatives that ensure universal access to clean water.

 

That is why ThermoJoe has decided to partner with Water.org to raise awareness of this global issue and ensure that we are doing everything we can to help create a future where no one has to worry about where they’re going to get their next drink of clean water.

 

With every purchase made at ThermoJoe, we donate a percentage to Water.org to help them on their mission to provide clean drinking water to those in need.

 

By valuing and prioritizing access to safe water, we can transform lives, communities, and the future of our planet.

 

After all, water truly impacts just about every aspect of human life – not just your morning joe.

 

 

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