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Old 03.05.2010, 12:35
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Bottled Water Coffee Brewing

When I used to live in France the water was so hard, that when boiled it would leave a white flakey-ness around the top of the pan, so we used Evian for our coffee and espressos.
The water from the tap here is remarkably good. But today I used Arkina Non Gazeuse to make my Chicoree(Yes I love New Orleans), and it is wonderful. No bitter end after taste. It's strange because, I didn't even realize it had a bitter finish until I had it with out one.
Anyone try different kinds of bottled water on coffee or Tea? Curious what the results could be.
I one time boiled Badoit petoulant, but that was like letting Champagne go flat and drinking it.
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Old 03.05.2010, 13:18
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Re: Bottled Water Coffee Brewing

Hi, buying bottled water will cost you a lot over the time.

I suggest you buy something like this:

http://www.brita.net/ch/jugs.html?&L=11
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Re: Bottled Water Coffee Brewing

I know, but I love it. I actually own something like that. But I am assuming that there is a different trace mineral content that is making this water so exceptional.
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Re: Bottled Water Coffee Brewing

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When I used to live in France the water was so hard, that when boiled it would leave a white flakey-ness around the top of the pan, so we used Evian for our coffee and espressos.
The water from the tap here is remarkably good. But today I used Arkina Non Gazeuse to make my Chicoree(Yes I love New Orleans), and it is wonderful. No bitter end after taste. It's strange because, I didn't even realize it had a bitter finish until I had it with out one.
Anyone try different kinds of bottled water on coffee or Tea? Curious what the results could be.
I one time boiled Badoit petoulant, but that was like letting Champagne go flat and drinking it.
And a nice beignet to go with it?
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Anyone try different kinds of bottled water on coffee or Tea? Curious what the results could be.
I one time boiled Badoit petoulant, but that was like letting Champagne go flat and drinking it.
No. But I am definitely going to try it now.
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Old 03.05.2010, 15:17
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Re: Bottled Water Coffee Brewing

At work people use Christalp in the nespresso machine. I don't drink the stuff myself but people here seem to disagree with feeding it tap water too.
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Old 03.05.2010, 15:35
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Re: Bottled Water Coffee Brewing

I just use a filtered pitcher and otherwise use tap water... a huge part of my reasoning for this would be the need otherwise to lug bottles of water up 5 flights of stairs which I ain't about to do.


AntH - I've used straight tap water a time or two and came to the realization that you really need to use water that has been filtered in some way, the water here is simply too hard.
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Old 03.05.2010, 15:54
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Re: Bottled Water Coffee Brewing

I used to use bottled water in the U.K. in the espresso machine as the chlorine added to the tap water was very noticable, and unpleasant, in the coffee.

I use tap water here.
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Re: Bottled Water Coffee Brewing

It depends on where you live. City of Zurich gets it water from Lake Zuirch, so it is not "hard". If the water comes from a spring or a well, it is generally hard, so then some form of counter-measure is needed.

Some mineral waters have actually higher concentrations of lime and other minerals than tap water, so be careful.
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Re: Bottled Water Coffee Brewing

Not sure if its in Switzerland but try Fiji or Voss.
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Old 06.05.2010, 14:10
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Not sure if its in Switzerland but try Fiji or Voss.
No, don't.
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Old 06.05.2010, 14:46
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Re: Bottled Water Coffee Brewing

Well Voss seems a little pricey for coffee, except if it makes coffee into wine. Fiji. I drank that in the states, but in the end, it's really too much money for what it was, and the impact it makes.
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Old 06.05.2010, 15:14
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Re: Bottled Water Coffee Brewing

Interesting, 1 billion people drink dirty water every day get sick and die, and in Switzerland it's Evian in the Espresso maker
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Interesting, 1 billion people drink dirty water every day get sick and die, and in Switzerland it's Evian in the Espresso maker
So would I be showing my solidarity with Mozambique by getting my next cup of Joe from the gutter trap?
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Old 07.05.2010, 11:16
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So would I be showing my solidarity with Mozambique by getting my next cup of Joe from the gutter trap?
...no, then you'd be showing solidarity with Starbucks
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