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Posted Sun Feb 16, 2014, 6:48pm
Subject: Water filter for coffee?
 

Right now i'm using a Brita water pitcher, that makes great tasting water. But I'd like to get something far better for water filtration. Unfortunately I cannot use a under the sink water filter at this time. I'm only using the water once daily for my commercial drip coffee maker. Can anyone recommend a great water filter to use that's better then Brita?

 
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Posted Mon Feb 17, 2014, 6:48am
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We have an old house and low water pressure and therefore I don't want any kind of in-line filter that might reduce pressure so I also use the Brita.   I'm sure something in-line would be better but the water poured from the Brita taste fine to me.  I do try to let the pitcher sit overnight to help dissipate the chlorine but other than that it is OK.   You say the water taste great from yours so why do you want to change?
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Posted Mon Feb 17, 2014, 8:47am
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Well I was mainly looking for something that may be better then what  have now. Mainly as an upgrade. My motto is "Nothing but the best"

 
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Posted Thu Feb 20, 2014, 6:07pm
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Check out this link to Berkey water filter systems---there are different sizes. Even though we've downsized we're getting a Berkey soon. Tired of buying & carrying in bottled water, for what we use the initial purchase will pay for itself in apprx a year.

click here www.bigberkeywaterfilters.com
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Posted Thu Feb 20, 2014, 8:01pm
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So, have you used a Berkey before? Does it pair well with coffee? I know the water needs certain minerals and such to create a good cup of coffee...

 
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Posted Fri Feb 21, 2014, 8:09pm
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No, we've not used the Berkey before as we have yet to purchase one. All Berkeys come with 2 'black' filters that filter out 99.99999 of pathogenic bacteria and other listed contaminants but leaves valuable minerals intact so it should be fine for coffee brewing. You can actually put pond water thru these things, they filter with gravity quickly---3.5 to 7 gal per hr. 2 black filters clean 3,000 gallons each so that's 6,000 gallons before replacement---you have the option of adding 2 more black filters for a total of 4. There are fluoride/arsenic filters available if you want, they attach to the bottom of the black filters.

For not a lot more than I paid for my coffee grinder I can get their Big Berkey and add 2 fluoride filters. NO MORE buying & carrying bottled water plus we'll have cleaner water with the minerals still present which your body needs.
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Posted Sat Feb 22, 2014, 10:09am
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I actually ending up reading that you can use the water for Tea and coffee! And it said you would notice a big difference. After some research i'm happy to announce i'm planning to buy a big Berkey myself, and I do thank you for introducing me to a great product! Is it definitely something I was looking for without having to install it under the sink.

 
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