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Water for Coffee FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about water for coffee.

This FAQ about water for coffee was compiled and written by Jim Schulman jim_schul...@myrealbox.com with numerous contributions by others.

-0. If you don't ever want to mess with this stuff (Water for coffee)
Use Volvic or Crystal Geyser Natural Alpine water in your ...
-0. Content note: (Water for coffee)
The alt.coffee archives have answered almost all my ...
-1.1 Water hardness defined
Hardness is the term for the calcium or magnesium ...
-1.2 Limescale precipitation, PHs & the Langelier index (Water for coffee)
Whether and how much scale precipitates depends on the water'...
-1.3 Water analyses and testing
Water authorities must publish their waters' composition, ...
-1.4 More on alkalinity and simplified calculations (Water for coffee)
There are two items that need to be noted prior to ...
-1.5 Calculating acceptable hardness at various temperatures (Water for coffee)
As one can see from the LI formula, rising temperature ...
-1.6 Estimating scale deposition rates (Water for coffee)
When calcium/magnesium carbonate precipitates out as scale, ...
-1.7 Estimating scaling rates in espresso machines (Water for coffee)
When a given lot of water has dropped enough scale to ...
-1.8 Corrosion and water hardness (Water for coffee)
When corrosion is a danger in hot water systems, as ...
-2. Water treatments (Water for coffee)
If the local tap water is unsuitable, and bottled waters ...
-2.1 Charcoal filtering (Water for coffee)
Charcoal removes chlorines, odors, colors, and cloudiness, ...
-2.2 Mineral introduction (Water for coffee)
When water is deficient in some key mineral for it's ...
-2.3 Distillation and reverse osmosis (Water for coffee)
Distillation removes all water impurities, good or bad....
-2.4 Ion exchange softening (Water for coffee)
Ion exchange runs the water through a polystyrene resin ...
-2.5 Total or combination water treatments (Water for coffee)
The above treatment options can be combined to get water ...
-2.6 Non-mineral adjusting water treatments (Water for coffee)
There are anti-scaling treatments available that do not ...
-2.7 Brands of water treatments (Water for coffee)
I regret that I could not find enough information, nor had ...
-3.1 Facts and theories about the best coffee water
The taste of straight water is quite subjective. ...
-3.2 A taste test (Water hardness and taste)
These disputes call for a taste test. However, there's ...
-3.3 Other water factors in coffee taste
There are several websites that insist good coffee water ...
-4.1 Scope (Water treatment and preventive descaling for espresso machines)
This section does not deal with what commercial ...
-4.2 Preventive descaling (Water treatment and preventive descaling for espresso machines)
-4.3 Boiler flushing (Water treatment and preventive descaling for espresso machines)
Obviously, no one in their right minds would want to ...
-4.4 Choosing a water treatment (Water treatment and preventive descaling for espresso machines)
There's basically three choices: Using boiler safe water ...
-4.5 A note to commercial operators (Water treatment and preventive descaling for espresso machines)
With conventional water inlet design, a commercial ...
-4.6 A water treatment for gaggia home machine boilers
High alkalinity and low hardness water protects a Gaggia,...
-99. Web references (Water treatment and preventive descaling for espresso machines)
http://www.corrosion-doctors.org/NaturalWaters/Frames....









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