Why Does My Coffee Taste Weird?

A French press coffee maker and coffee mugs

Waking up in the morning is often the hardest part of the day. Especially when the weather begins to cool down and you’re nice and warm in your comforter and blankets, but it’s an unfortunate necessity of being human. The one saving grace is the first sip of fresh, morning coffee, or at least it should be.

We understand that not everyone was born to be a barista, and most people don’t have the skillset to design intricate foam latte art, but your morning cup of coffee should at least taste decent, whether it looks good or not.

If you find yourself waking up to mediocre coffee on a daily basis, no matter what kinds of beans you’re using or who makes the coffee, it’s time to evaluate your water.

That’s right, you’re water could be ruining your coffee.

What is Hard Water?

If you have hard water flowing through your plumbing, this means your water has a higher count of minerals, specifically calcium and magnesium. These minerals won’t have an impact on your health, but they will have an impact on most items they come in contact with.

These are some of the most common ways hard water will impact your life:

  • It can affect the flavor of your coffee

  • It dries out your hair and skin

  • It causes your laundry to fade prematurely

  • It leaves a buildup of limescale on the exterior of faucet, showerheads, and pipes

  • It can affect the efficiency of your water heater

There are plenty of other ways hard water impacts your home as well.

How to Eliminate Hard Water

The one way to effectively remove minerals and other contaminants from your water is with a water filtration system. Water filtration systems work to continuously remove contaminants from your water before it ever reaches a faucet, washing machine, or hose.

There are several different types of systems to choose from, in order to select the system that is best for your home and needs, contact a water specialist at Dr Rooter of Lexington. Either visit our website or call us at (803) 398-2090 for more information about what a water filtration system can do for your home.

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