Ritual and pleasure on the one hand, a way of life on the other – coffee has long been a delicacy. Enthusiasts and experts swear by high-class beans, exclusive coffee makers and automatic coffee machines. But they also know coffee tastes best when made with the right water.
Since conquering the entire world in the 15th century, coffee has been helping people get out of bed each morning. It carries us through long workdays, joins us in to-go cups on shopping sprees and is the perfect end to a hearty dinner. It structures our day, builds bridges between cultures and people.
Espresso, americano, cappuccino and iced coffee – sipped from a mug, French-style bowl or to-go cup. There are many types of coffee, but how you drink your coffee depends on your lifestyle. The beans and the water are what determine its taste.
A cup of coffee consists of roundabout 98 per cent water. That’s a lot when you consider water significantly influences its taste. In addition to minerals, water may also contain other elements, such as limescale or chlorine – substances that can impair your coffee’s taste, even distort the distinctive aroma of high-class Arabica beans. Coffee pros know that using fresh water is the best way to make coffee.
Filtered water boosts your coffee
Water filters reduce limescale in your water and reduce taste impairing substances like chlorine or chlorine compounds. The result: water tastes cleaner and fresher – which means your coffee is more delicious.
The discovery of coffee is buried in legends. One tells of an Arabian shepherd boy whose goat frolicked around energetically after consuming a certain kind of berry. Another speaks of monks who, after trying the berries, threw them into the fire because they were too bitter. Instantly, an aromatic scent wafted into their noses. Fascinated, they made an infusion with the roasted beans and drank it. From that day on they were never again tired at early morning prayer.
A new life for your coffee maker and kitchen appliances
International baristas swear by filtered water. In addition to making great tasting coffee for customers, it also prevents limescale build-up in coffee makers and automatic coffee machines. Reducing repair costs and frustration.
Plus, the appliances have a longer lifespan and look more polished. Which is equally attractive to a coffee shop and your home.
- A coffee tree produces around 0.5 and 0.8 kilograms of raw coffee annually.
- The two major coffee species are called arabica (Coffea arabica) and robusta (Coffea canephora).
- Brazil is the world’s number one coffee exporter.
- A mix of multiple coffee varieties is called a blend.
- High-altitude coffee grows at elevations between 900 and 1,200 metres.
- One of the world’s best coffee is called ‘kopi luwak’ – beans are fermented in the digestive tract of civets (luwaks) that live in Indonesia.
- Finns are world champions in coffee consumption.