Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
Espresso: Questions and Answers
Distilled water vs tap water
Cafe Solutions
Commercial sales and service, nationwide installation, equipment leasing options.
www.seattlecoffeegear.com
 
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered  
Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Discussions > Espresso > Q and A > Distilled water...  
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Author Messages
TVC15
Senior Member


Joined: 25 Jun 2008
Posts: 11
Location: LA
Expertise: Just starting

Posted Wed Jun 25, 2008, 10:44am
Subject: Distilled water vs tap water
 

Water - what is everyone using?

I assume distilled is the product of choice to reduce mineral build-up in the machine.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
ThatCoffeeGuy
Senior Member
ThatCoffeeGuy
Joined: 16 Jun 2006
Posts: 880
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Expertise: Pro Barista

Espresso: NS at shop, nothing at home
Grinder: NS MDX, NS MCF (home), Bunn...
Vac Pot: Yama Tabletop
Drip: Chemex
Roaster: Behmor 1600, FR-8, Popper,...
Posted Wed Jun 25, 2008, 10:48am
Subject: Re: Distilled water vs tap water
 

65% RO water, 35% Bottled spring water (for espresso)

HTH
-Bry

 
Bryan Wray

"I just hope that people realize that coffee is not just a caffeine delivery service, it can be a culinary art." -Christopher Owens
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Contact via AOL Instant Messenger Link to this post
steven_meyer
Senior Member


Joined: 19 Jul 2003
Posts: 506
Location: San Bruno, ca
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Alex Duetto 3.0, ECM  Giotto...
Grinder: HG-One, Mahlkonig K-30 vario
Posted Wed Jun 25, 2008, 12:17pm
Subject: Re: Distilled water vs tap water
 

Actually, distilled water could be the worse type for your espreeso machine. H-B thinks that Crystal Geyser Alpine spring water is the best water to use.
Here is a little info from WWL on the subject you might find interesting.

Click Here (www.wholelattelove.com)
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
TVC15
Senior Member


Joined: 25 Jun 2008
Posts: 11
Location: LA
Expertise: Just starting

Posted Wed Jun 25, 2008, 1:21pm
Subject: Re: Distilled water vs tap water
 

Thanks.  Are you referring to the WLL article:

Click Here (www.wholelattelove.com)

>  H-B thinks that Crystal Geyser Alpine spring water is the best water to use.

What/who is HB?  Hamilton Beach?
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
TVC15
Senior Member


Joined: 25 Jun 2008
Posts: 11
Location: LA
Expertise: Just starting

Posted Wed Jun 25, 2008, 1:25pm
Subject: Re: Distilled water vs tap water
 

2nd try

Thanks.  Are you referring to the WLL article:


  /articles/Water_and_your_boiler.cfm
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
steven_meyer
Senior Member


Joined: 19 Jul 2003
Posts: 506
Location: San Bruno, ca
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Alex Duetto 3.0, ECM  Giotto...
Grinder: HG-One, Mahlkonig K-30 vario
Posted Wed Jun 25, 2008, 1:33pm
Subject: Re: Distilled water vs tap water
 

H-B=  Home barista

http://www.home-barista.com/
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
ThatCoffeeGuy
Senior Member
ThatCoffeeGuy
Joined: 16 Jun 2006
Posts: 880
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Expertise: Pro Barista

Espresso: NS at shop, nothing at home
Grinder: NS MDX, NS MCF (home), Bunn...
Vac Pot: Yama Tabletop
Drip: Chemex
Roaster: Behmor 1600, FR-8, Popper,...
Posted Wed Jun 25, 2008, 4:00pm
Subject: Re: Distilled water vs tap water
 

This thread is a must read for anyone new to "Internet Coffee."  Unfortunately it gets buried all too often and doesn't get read (for example it took me about 15 minutes to find it and I knew what I was looking for!).

The thread.  It hasn't been updated in a while, but it will still help with a lot of the random acronyms that we just throw around without even thinking.

HTH
-Bry

 
Bryan Wray

"I just hope that people realize that coffee is not just a caffeine delivery service, it can be a culinary art." -Christopher Owens
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Contact via AOL Instant Messenger Link to this post
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Discussions > Espresso > Q and A > Distilled water...  
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered     Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
Discussions Quick Jump:
Symbols: New Posts= New Posts since your last visit      No New Posts= No New Posts since last visit     Go to most recent post= Newest post
Forum Rules:
No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards.
No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum.
No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek.
No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum.
Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards.
Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics.
Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies.
Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies.
Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts.
Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.
Craft Roasted Coffee
Some days you make the coffee. Other days the coffee makes you.
bit.ly/craftroasting-ks
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2014 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.238556146622)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+