For many, there’s no better feeling than that first cup of coffee in the morning. The rich smell, and the comforting aromatics can make any Monday morning feel phenomenal. While there’s no doubt that the type of coffee beans or grounds you use can make all the difference in your next cup, so can the water! Whether you are a pour-over professional, a cold brew connoisseur or an ace with the Keurig, the water you’re using can cause a big difference in the taste and smell of your morning brew. The water in your home may not be the best quality for coffee.
How Hard Water Affects Your Coffee
Hard water is a problem that affects a majority of homes in North America. Hard water occurs when high levels of calcium and magnesium are found within the water. The higher levels of nutrients within your water can alter the taste of your water. A higher concentration of calcium in water can leave the water with a milky consistency and taste. Whereas a higher concentration of magnesium can often taste different to different people. For some, a higher concentration of magnesium may give your water a salty or sweet flavor. For others, the magnesium content makes the water taste more bitter or metallic.
Additionally, water absorbs minerals as it moves through pipes, spouts, and more. Water that is full of minerals before it reaches your coffee grounds could leave you with fewer empty water molecules that can then absorb the pure coffee taste.
It’s important to note that your water could be affected by more than just hard water. Rural water and unfiltered water can carry many different contaminants in it that can affect your water including bacteria, lead, viruses, and more. Some of the common signs of contaminated water include a murky texture or a rotten-egg odor. The best way to know what may be in your water is by getting your water tested by a professional. Culligan Water of Greater Kansas City offers free in-home water quality testing that offers you a full report of your water’s contents, from its hardness to any contaminants that may be present.
How Do Coffee Shops Get It Right?
Whether it’s because you don’t have to clean out the coffee pot or grind your own beans, there’s something special about grabbing your morning coffee from a local coffee shop. Did you know the coffee itself may actually be better due to the water they use?
For instance, The Roasterie uses commercial water treatment from Culligan Water of Greater Kansas City to outfit their coffee houses with the highest quality water. Many coffee shops use a reverse osmosis system to effectively remove impurities and contaminants from their water. Reverse osmosis is a high-threshold filtration process that pushes water through a semipermeable membrane. The membrane allows water to pass through, but not impurities or contaminants, which are then flushed down the drain. In addition to turning hard water soft, a reverse osmosis system can remove any foul odor or taste from water.
One of the most beneficial uses of a reverse osmosis system is that it can be outfitted to fit within the constraints of any type of space. Our modular design can be used to provide an entire factory, like The Roasterie in Kansas City, Missouri, with reverse osmosis water in every tap. On the other hand, a family can take advantage of a space-saving reverse osmosis system that fits directly under their kitchen sink.
Culligan Reverse Osmosis Systems for Residential Homes
If you’re serious about your morning coffee, the first step is being serious about the water in your home. Reverse osmosis systems offer a steady supply of clean, quality drinking water. An RO system will remove many of the contaminants that could alter the taste of your water and coffee, from dirt and clay to chlorine and other contaminants.
Culligan Water offers a full line of common reverse osmosis systems that are installed in residential homes each week. The affordable Aquasential RO system has the capability to produce up to 50 gallons of water per day without breaking the bank. The Aquasential Tankless RO is a favorite when it comes to space-saving systems. The Aquasential Tankless RO has the potential to produce up to 600 gallons per day of continuous, high-quality water without the need for a tank.
Culligan Water, Your Water Filtration Experts
If you’re ready to enhance your morning brew with a reverse osmosis system, contact Culligan Water of Greater Kansas City today! With over 70 years of experience in the water filtration industry, our professionals can offer realistic and cost-effective solutions for your home or business’s filtered water needs. Our professionals have experience in residential and commercial settings, meaning no job is too big or too small when it comes to clean, affordable drinking water.