Water and Coffee: The Most Important Ingredient in Coffee

Posted on September 16, 2013 by Venia Coffee Roasters | Keith There have been 0 comments

Water.  So often over-looked, forgotten, and rarely given credit for great tasting coffee.  Most cafes or home espresso machine users only give it attention when they notice scale building up and compromising their expensive machines.  Bad water can not only damage your machine, but it can adversely change the taste of your coffee and espresso.  So, what do you do?  Run down to the local big-box store to buy a filter?  Buy bottled water?  Distilled water?  Mineral water?

Well, sadly their is no easy answer, but Scott Guglielmino of La Marzocco here in Seattle presents on water quality and coffee extraction.  Get your note-pad out and get ready to learn.  A must watch for espresso machine owners.

 

 

For reference is a link to La Marzocco's Water Specifications (great guideline for all coffee machines) http://lamarzoccousa.com/docs/tb/LMUSA-Water-Spec.pdf

Our recommendation is to find a local water quality business and give them a call.  Remember, there is no all-encompassing water treatment solution that works in every situation.  In fact, treatment needs from a location only a few blocks away may be significantly different than yours due to infrastructure and other factors.  Anyone selling you an all-in-one solution is selling you garbage and is essentially lying to you.


This post was posted in News, Coffee Education and was tagged with Water Quality, Espresso Machine Water, Good Water, Bad Water, Scott Guglielmino

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