Coffee—whether it’s cascading down from the spout of a Keurig or made over a campfire; combined with a dash of pumpkin spice or a good dose of almond milk; however you take it, I think we can all agree that it’s one of life’s simplest yet most delicious pleasures. But, regardless of if you’re a coffee connoisseur or only imbibe every so often, there is one thing most coffee drinkers seem to frequently overlook..
With the main focus always being on the overall quality of the bean, we would like to switch gears and talk about the importance of the water that’s used to make coffee. If you really think about it, coffee actually is mostly water. Here are our top five tips on how to create a delicious pot:
- Do not use water that is too soft. Soft water is higher in acidity and has fewer dissolved minerals. Oftentimes, it also has a bitter or metallic taste to it that can interfere with the taste of your coffee.
- Avoid distilled water. This water has been stripped of its mineral composition which is crucial during the extraction process.
- If storing water in a container, always keep it clean. Bacteria can easily build up on the container’s surface and impact the taste of the water. Make sure to clean your water containers routinely!
- The golden rule of coffee: If the water doesn’t taste right by itself, the coffee you combine it with won’t taste right either.
Of course there are many more crucial components to brewing coffee—the most important being personal preference—but we at Eldorado Natural Spring Water can definitely taste the difference when a pot is brewed with our very own spring water. Water temps, brewing processes, bean types, and additives aside, we hope you give our water a try next time you need a little pick-me-up!
Did someone say convenient? Along with your water, we can also deliver a wide variety of coffee, tea, and specialty drinks! Make sure to check it out on your next order.