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  1. The latest media news reports that micro plastic is being found in bottled water, this is a new ball game for boiler problems beyond limescale :yuk:. Something else in the mix. Jon.
  2. At work on an offshore rig I got two water options. From tap, which is produced on the rig, and bottled water. The tap water is no good, so I'm using bottled water. I'm not too happy with the water quality though. Brews made with the same beans I use at home tends to be more acidic and overall less great. I brew V60. Is it possible to add something to the bottled water to potentially improve the quality of my brews? I know some people make their own brew water with distilled water and some minerals. If the bottled water is low in minerals or the balance is off somehow, would it be possibl
  3. Recently moved from Edinburgh to South London and struggling with a solution for my dual boiler. I don't want to continue buying bottled water due to the plastic waste. Renting so I can't plumb in my own filtration system. I know a Brita filter just doesn't cut it in these 'ard parts. Can't find a shop that sells RO water by the gallon, except expensive high volume delivery services. Was hoping to find a cafe that I could fill up a jug at every 2 weeks or so. Would be happy to buy a coffee at each refill to support the cafe. Haven't had any luck at the places I've visited so far. I appre
  4. Hey all, I'm planning on giving bottled water a try in my sage espresso machine for a couple of months. My question is, should I leave the built in water filter in place or is it redundant when using bottled water. I plan on using either ashbeck or volvic. Cheers.
  5. Only recently, after a few misadventures with an Aqua Optima filter, have I realised the need to fill my Fracino Cherub with bottled water. Most of the talk on the forum seems to be about Volvic or Tesco Ashbeck (which I can't find here in Wales - just a locally-branded Tesco own brand alternative). However, what about Asda's offering? As I understand it, the critical variables for reducing scale are calcium and dry residue. Asda's own brand seems better than Volvic or any others I've seen in that regard - calcium is only 13mg per litre and dry residue 92mg. Is this the best bottled water
  6. I was just giving my Duo temp pro a spring clean and I wondered if anyone had tried theirs without the filter, and if so, did they, you, get any more pressure through the head? I always use bottled water, because what comes out of our tap tastes awful, so maybe the filter is overkill? All comments or experiences very welcome.
  7. I live in a very hard water area - TDS of 312 when measured just now with a TDS meter. That level of water hardness would kill an espresso machine without very regular - too regular - descaling. I've been using different makes of bottled water - Volvic (TDS of about 110) and I've settled on Asda Eden Falls which has a TDS of about 80. I've measured and confirmed the label TDS measurements with a TDS meter. A TDS of 80 is not soft and will lead to scale build up although with gentle descaling (? citric acid) I'm hoping its not too bad. I'm putting the bottled water through a
  8. I was told by the supplier of my new espresso machine that the best water to use is Lidl own brand bottled water. Anybody else use this?
  9. Just bought a new Barista Express and I'm loving it. Getting some really nice consistent shots from it thanks to the great posts on here and some really nice coffeee from Rave. I live in a medium/hard water area and I'm using the stock filters and tap water. Just wondered if if anyone is using bottled water in their Sage Barista or DB?
  10. Hi guys, Need some advice please. Will filtered water be enough for my Barista Express or will i be better off getting the bottle water (Ashbeck)? many thanks in advance. Mark.
  11. So that suggestions on blends of readily available bottled water are more easily searchable, here's a new thread split away from the general/making water for brewed thread, as that now seems to be concentrating more on making/enhancing water for coffee.http://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthread.php?21305-Water-for-Coffee For those that just want to pick up one bottle from the supermarket & brew away, then Volvic & Waitrose Essential are pretty good datums (of course, these can be blended with each other too). Currently liking: 1 part Strathmore to 2 parts Glaceau to 3 parts Vo
  12. Note from risky: This thread is for discussion of making water for coffee. It's a bit 'sciency'. If you'd rather just mix bottled water you can find on the shelves of your local supermarket, please join this discussion. Volvic is terrible*. Just saying *Literally cant use this for filter coffee anymore, would rather go without !
  13. Just an update on relevant TDS on frequently mentioned bottled waters. VOLVIC TDS. 90. ASHBECK TDS. 53. WAITROSE ESSENTIAL . STRETTON HILLS. TDS. 75.
  14. Flojet (BW2000A) BOTTLE WATER DISPENSING for sale, in very good condition. £40 + £6 postage or cash on collection
  15. I've been using Tesco's Ashbeck water very happily for several years. All of a sudden it seems to have disappeared! Talking to customer services didn't come up with an answer. Is anyone else having trouble finding it? Is there a reasonably priced substitute from another supplier with a similar Calcium content (10mg/L)? Tesco's have a substitute but it's 40mg/L calcium!
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