The holiday season has already begun. Coffee is a staple in the winter season, consumed while bonding with friends and family during the holidays. However, it always remains a challenge for home baristas to brew coffee and get the same taste every single time. Among many things that factor in shaping the taste of the final brew of a cup of coffee, the water you use to concoct the roasted coffee beans play an integral role.
While it is a well-known fact that the roasting methods and procedures play a decisive role in shaping the taste of certain coffee beans and strains, the growing body of research also suggests that the composition of the water also affects the taste of your cup of Joe.
If you want to treat yourself and your loved ones with consistently flavorsome coffee, an investment in a Shell Water Salt-Free Conditioner will help.
The Connection between Chemicals in Waters and Flavor of Coffee
The chemical structure of water is H20, two hydrogen atoms bound to a single oxygen atom. However, we all know that water is seldom present in this pure form. All types of drinkable water that we use for cooking and brewing contain a list of other molecules, ions, and elements. Since they are present in a very tiny amount, they don’t leave any adverse effect on our health. Their minuscule amount is also why our taste buds can’t detect them.
However, the microscopic impurities and add-ons present in water play a significant role when they interact with tiny particles of coffee. Case in point, calcium and magnesium ions present in water. They can act as “flavor claws” in the process of coffee brewing. In other words, they pull out the coffee molecules from the bean and dissolve it in the water.
However, when the flavor extraction extends for too long, it can go south. The higher amount of calcium and magnesium ions in water can extend the flavor extraction to the cellular level, where your coffee brew might end being a pot of hot and bitter concoction. This is why hard water laden with minerals is not considered good for coffee brewing. It can mess up the perfect coffee taste and turn it bitter.
The Fault in Our Waters
Different research studies suggest that the chemical composition of water plays a decisive role in extracting the proportions of bases, acids, starches, and sugars from a specific coffee roast. As mentioned earlier, water with its natural magnesium content is better at extracting the coffee compounds and improving its taste. However, it is not easy as it sounds to get magnesium-rich water for coffee preparation. In fact, you can’t even keep the chemical composition of the water the same for every brewing session.
For instance, when using tap water directly from the water main, you can’t be certain if it has the same composition every time. Bottled water is one way to maintain that hydro-consistency for your coffee and maintain its taste. However, you might still not get the same water composition with different brands. Also, using bottled water can turn into a pretty costly affair for everyday coffee preparation.
Shell Water Salt-Free Conditioner: A Secret Ingredient for Brewing Consistently Good Coffee
Without the above prelude, the statement in this heading might sound pretty outlandish. However, after realizing that water can make or break the taste of coffee, it is easy to understand how a good water conditioner can trickle down its positive effects on your coffee brewing. Shell Water Salt-Free Conditioner, in particular, can help streamline your coffee brewing activity and its final taste.
Unlike traditional water filtration systems, this shell water conditioner treats water without using sodium and potassium compounds. In other words, it doesn’t alter the natural chemical composition of water while filtering and conditioning it. Since water treated by Shell Water Salt-free Conditioner maintains its natural magnesium content, the coffee you brew in its treated water boasts a better taste profile than what you get with regular tap or bottled water.
While maintaining the natural magnesium composition of water, Shell Water Salt-Free Conditioner also keeps in check the cation-anion balance of water. It doesn’t let the excess calcium and magnesium ions to get to your taps. This well-thought-out water treatment doesn’t devoid the water of its entire mineral content, making it good for health in general. For such immaculate chemical-free water treatment, Shell Water Salt-Free Conditioner boasts NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 Certification. This certification establishes minimum health effects requirements for the chemical substances imparted indirectly to the drinking water from the materials, components, and products using drinking water systems.
Besides improving the taste of your coffee and providing you wholesome drinking water 24/7, Shell Water Salt-Free Conditioner is also a great installment on your water supply for these reasons.
- It works without using any power— keeps energy bills lower and promotes a sustainable lifestyle.
- It doesn’t feature backwash— save hundreds of gallons of water every year.
- It prevents scaling on kitchen and bathroom fixtures.
- It features 15% more SP3 media than other salt-free conditioners— long-lasting and cost-effective.
- It comes with a lifetime warranty on valves and tanks and features a 90-day money-back satisfaction guarantee.
To find out more about the Shell Water salt-free conditioner, get in touch withus. We offer a range of whole house filtration systems with salt-free and salt-based add-ons. All our water systems feature certified components and offer guaranteed filtration results for a long time.