Does the quality of the water you use to make your coffee effect the taste, smell, texture and overall profile of your home brew? YES! There are many factors that contribute to the taste and flavor of your coffee. Almost all tap water consists of chlorine, minerals, and other impurities that can negatively effect your coffee's overall profile. The solution to this problem is water filtration! We recommend an R.O. system otherwise known as a reverse osmosis system. 

What is an RO system you ask? 

RO is the process by which pressure forces water through a semi-permeable membrane, creating a stream of treated water, called “permeate,” and a stream of reject water called “concentrate” or “brine.” These systems can remove water contaminants such as lead, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), PFAS, arsenic, bacteria, and viruses. [Source EPA.Gov] 

Most commonly RO systems are installed under your sink by a technician or if you know plumbing, you can do it yourself.

If you rent or don't have the means of affording an RO system at the moment, there is an excellent RO system that can sit on your countertop that will properly filter your water called AquaTru Classic Countertop Water Filtration Purification System I have personally owned this system and love it. Very easy to use, clean and maintain.

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Our friend Jane Emma from The Good For Co gave us her take on RO systems and how it can effect your home brew below. 

I've also owned an under the counter system from The Good For Co. which works excellently and is also easy to maintain once installed.

Please note, neither of these mentions are paid for posts or affiliate marketing. 

When diving into the world of water filtration with a cup of coffee in hand, there are a few nuggets of wisdom to keep top of mind. Here’s the inside scoop on making sure your brew is as tantalizing and healthful as possible:

1. Tackling the Hard Stuff - Water Hardness: Ever noticed a funky buildup in your coffee maker? That’s the handiwork of hard water. Beyond being a nuisance, it can muffle the rich, intricate flavors of your coffee. Opting for a filtration system that softens the water is like giving your coffee a VIP pass to flavor town, not to mention it keeps your coffee-making gear in tip-top shape for longer.

2. Chlorine - Not a Flavor Enhancer: Picture this: You’re about to sip on your meticulously brewed coffee, but instead of being greeted by a warm, aromatic delight, you’re met with the essence of swimming pool. Chlorine and similar chemicals do a great job keeping our water safe but can be party poopers for taste. A filter that sends chlorine packing while keeping the good stuff in your water can make a world of difference. It’s all about keeping your morning cup free from those unwelcome extras.

3. Easy-Peasy Filter Replacement: Let’s be real, no one wants to wrestle with their water filter every few months. A system that makes maintenance a breeze—think “as easy as changing a lightbulb”—ensures that your coffee ritual stays sacred, uninterrupted by the hassle of complex filter changes. Plus, it keeps your water consistently pure, just the way we like it.

In the end, picking the right water filtration system is a bit like choosing the perfect coffee bean—it’s all about what makes your heart sing (and keeps you healthy). Happy brewing!


March 21, 2024