Local Culligan Dealers Celebrate National Coffee Day on September 29th
In honor of National Coffee Day, Culligan dealers are sharing the importance of quality water in coffee brewing. Just like wine connoisseurs insist their reds and whites be the perfect temperature and beer drinkers require crisp and cold, coffee enthusiasts pursue their own version of the perfect cup.
While it may start with the bean, it ends with the water.
The quality of water affects everything from taste to the safe operation of the coffee maker itself. The Hunter Bay Coffee1 blog states, “The neutral qualities of filtered water make a perfect base to allow the natural flavors of fine coffee or tea to ‘blossom’ in the cup without the interference of ‘off flavors’ imparted by unfiltered water.”
For instance, hard water homes may see scale buildup in the pot, while well water-using residents have their java corrupted by contaminants like sulfur.* On its website, Tea & Coffee Trade Online2 offers a few tests consumers can use to check for problem water. Each test can identify a different common water issue that the local Culligan Man or Woman can diagnose and solve in order to protect residents’ coffee and ultimately their morning.
The Vision Test
“Hold a glass of water up to the light. It should appear crystal clear,” according to Tea & Coffee Trade experts, “If you see particles or tints of color, the taste of your water and beverages may suffer from a sediment problem.” Culligan professionals like to alert consumers that sediments like dirt, silt, clay and rust can easily end up in tap water.* Also known as total dissolved solids, these tiny particles can have a big impact on your water quality.
The Smell Test
Fill a glass with tap water, smell it and then take a sip. Both tap and well water can pick up contaminants on the way to your home and can dramatically change the smell and taste of your water.* Rotten egg odor is caused by sulfur in the soil around your well, and a chlorine smell is usually the result of municipal additives. Tea & Coffee Trade specialists say that, “achieving tasteless and odorless water is the key for consistently high beverage quality.”
The Spot Test
Many U.S. households suffer from hard water, which can result in scale buildup in water-using appliances, like coffee makers. A sure sign of hard water is spots on your dishes, fixtures and deposits on your appliances’ heating elements. Look at your coffee pot or tea kettle. Any scale buildup you see decreases the efficiency of these appliances and could be the culprit for subpar coffee.
Culligan offers a variety of water treatment solutions that can help your water pass all three tests.
For more information, connect with Culligan on Facebook at I Love Culligan Water.
608-288-9000 ext. 141
Culligan International Company
Founded in 1936 by Emmett Culligan, Culligan continually develops new technologies to treat hard water and rid water contaminants. All products have been perfected through research and development, set standards in the water treatment industry, and are used by homes and businesses worldwide. For more information or to set up an interview, contact Peter Raisch at 608-288-9000 ext. 141 or at email@example.com.
*Contaminants may not be in your water.
1Hunter Bay Coffee: http://www.hunterbay.com/pages/coffee-101-water
2 Tea & Coffee Trade Online – Volume 178, No. 9. Sept/Oct, 2006: http://www.teaandcoffee.net/0906/retail.htm