Great Tasting Coffee Starts with Fresh Water

Great Tasting Coffee Starts with Fresh Water

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Your Morning Cup of Joe

If there’s one thing many of us can agree on, there’s nothing quite like that first-morning sip of coffee. During stressful times, these morning rituals and comforts anchor us, grounding us into the present and giving us a small gift to look forward to each and every day. Even when the world around us seems bleak and unsure, that morning cup will always be there to lift your spirits and set the tone for the day with some much-needed warmth.

But have you been getting the most out of your sacred morning cup?

At GOpure Pod, we often discuss the health benefits and purifying properties of our portable water purification Pods, mainly in the context of our drinking water. But there are a wide range of uses for this impurity cleaning PuriBloc technology. One of our favorites; creating richer, fuller, and better-tasting coffee.

How Purified Water Affects Brewing

When engineering the perfect morning coffee blend, many assume that the quality of the bean roast is what matters most. But let’s think about that for a minute. Coffee consists of 98% water, therefore we are ignoring a major component in the makeup of our coffee; the purity and taste of the water used in the brew.

According to Brew Smartly, ignoring water quality can lead to an unpleasant tasting cup of coffee. Therefore, utilizing freshly and potently purified water is a critical ingredient in perfecting the ideal brew.

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“Roasted beans are packed with compounds like citric acid, lactic acid, and eugenol. These compounds exist in different variations, giving it complex and varying flavors. But water itself is complex as well, meaning when you get water from your tap you not only get H20, but also varying levels of magnesium and calcium, all of which have unique properties and thus affect the taste of your coffee…for instance if your water has a high level of bicarbonate, it will possibly make you a bitter cup of coffee” reports food scientist and researcher Christopher H.Hendon writing in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. And while many mistakenly believe that the boiling of water during the brewing process already removes a large percentage of chemicals and impurities, the science tells us this unfortunately untrue. However, it is important to note that we do not want to filter out ALL the substances inherent in our water when brewing the perfect cup. In fact, many of the minerals found inherently in our water can lead to an enhanced flavor in our coffee. That’s why it’s vital to achieving great taste to use smart filters like the GOpure Pod, which uses the science and technology of diatomaceous earth to attract only the harmful impurities, all while replenishing those valuable trace minerals that lead to a crisp, flavorful cup of Joe.

Better Smelling Coffee

What’s your favorite part of your morning cup of coffee? The first taste, or the first sniff?

It’s a hard question to answer, but we can all agree that the smell of a flavorful cup of coffee goes a long way in priming our taste buds, enhancing the overall aroma and ambiance of our morning beverage.

The science behind this is simple. Cleaner water leads to cleaner smelling coffee, allowing for the prominence of natural flavors of your roast to waft fully without the hindrance of those ugly smelling impurities like the chlorine in tap water hiding inside our water.

According to UConn’s Taste and Smell Center, a department dedicated to serving the 2 million Americans suffering from taste and smell disorders, while taste and smell are clearly two separate senses – they work together to create our understanding of flavor.

“Flavor is what people commonly call the “taste” of food. It is actually a combination of smell, taste, spiciness, temperature, and texture. Much of the flavor of food comes from smell, so that when you are unable to smell you have lost much of your ability to experience flavor.”

Therefore it is clear that smell plays a major role in determining the flavor profile of your morning cup. Since coffee is again composed of 98% water, you are going to want to ensure that your water smells clean and fresh to ensure you are making the ideal cup.

Maintaining Your Coffee Filter

Not only does clean water lead to a better-tasting cup of coffee, but utilizing filtered water sources will help aid the longevity and functionality of your coffee machine. When harmful compounds and metals sit stagnant in the machine’s reservoir, the buildup can over time lead to the depreciation of vital functions, while also leading to inferior tasting coffee.

Take a look at your machine’s reservoir, if you have not been using filtered water or cleaning regularly, you may not be terribly pleased with what you find.

Mold can begin to grow in our machines faster than you may think, and keeping up with a detailed cleaning regimen can oftentimes be more difficult than anticipated. But one of the easiest ways to stave off the depreciation of our machines is to ensure that we are always using clean, purified water to brew our coffee, never allowing that harmful bacteria to grow in the first place.

Brew Clean Coffee Wherever You Go

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Whether you are traveling, staying with relatives, or on an important business trip- that morning cup is still of vital importance. The best thing about portable filters like the GOpure Pod is their size makes them easily portable, ensuring that you have access to clean water wherever you go.

If you are unsure as to the cleanliness of a coffee machine’s reservoir at an Airbnb or hotel, simply drop the PuriBloc capsule into the machine and you have immediately transformed your coffee into a clean, crisp, flavorful treat.

Better Tasting Water, Better Tasting Coffee

That morning cup of coffee is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Don’t short change yourself and settle for just an average, everyday beverage. All it takes is a quick drop of these affordable, convenient and portable filters to instantly turn your everyday cup of coffee into a delicacy that will keep you happy, energized, and peaceful throughout your morning.

In times such as these, we need our soothing morning rituals more than ever.

So let’s raise a delicious cup of morning coffee together and enjoy one of life’s sweetest gifts.

Purify tap water, everywhere.

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