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BWT Water Filters for Espresso Machines

When it comes to brewing coffee and espresso, there are already a ton of factors like temperature, consistency of grind, fines, roast profile, freshness, and of course the origin of the coffee that will impact the flavor in your cup. Adding to the complexity is the fact that your water may contain any number of contaminants (or minerals) that will impact the taste and affect the extraction of your coffee.

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How To Make Basic SCA Coffee Brew Water

The Specialty Coffee Association has specific standards for the water used to brew coffee to ensure a superior quality extraction of coffee solids. But how do you get to water which meets those standards?

Today, a relatively simple way to make water that meets the SCA standards. If you’d like to learn more about the Specialty Coffee Association standards use the link up here for my video that breaks down water parameters and how each affects coffee brewing.

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How To Test Water Hardness for Espresso and Coffee Machines

You have a new espresso or bean to cup coffee machine and it came with a water hardness test strip that looks like this. In this video I’ll tell you why it’s important, show you how to use it and how to interpret the results.

So what the water hardness test strip measures is the level of minerals in the water you will be using in your machine. That’s important because harder water which is water with a higher mineral content will cause scale to build up faster within your machine. And long-term, scale build-up is the number one reason premature machine failure.

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