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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 appreciate it can be a challenge for them due to plumbing/liability issues.

 

Anyone know a cafe that might help me out, or can suggest a different solution to the problem?

 

Any help much appreciated.

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I can’t offer any help with a supplier but have you read this thread about water. The later posts deal with an RO machine.


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I used to produce my own RO years ago when I ran Marine Aquariums.

I don't think the setup was overly expensive, here is a link if it helps:

https://www.ro-man.com/shop/


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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 appreciate it can be a challenge for them due to plumbing/liability issues.

 

Anyone know a cafe that might help me out, or can suggest a different solution to the problem?

 

Any help much appreciated.

 

I am curious as to why a Brita filter isn't any good? We are in Herts with a lot of hard water, and have used jugs for years and now an under sink Brita filter, and have had no issue with scale on my Zafirro or my kettle

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Which part of London are you in/would be convenient to go to regularly for the water? Might help narrow down selections


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I am curious as to why a Brita filter isn't any good? We are in Herts with a lot of hard water, and have used jugs for years and now an under sink Brita filter, and have had no issue with scale on my Zafirro or my kettle

 

I think if it's working for you...stick with it.


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Thanks for all the replies, worked my way through the other thread. I'm in Elephant and Castle. I've read a few pieces about Brita water not sufficiently protecting from scale problems. Starting to think that if I can't find a local place who are happy to share their water supply, bottles of Ashbeck will probably have a similar plastic and environmental impact to getting a Zero Water setup. When I'm in a more permanent home setup I can invest in a better system.

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My understanding is that ro water needs things putting back into it for the coffee to taste right/better

 

One of the big brita purity quell should get rid of most of the things you don't want in your machine or the smaller BWT cartridges might handle a lesser demand if just for coffee etc

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My understanding is that ro water needs things putting back into it for the coffee to taste right/better

 

One of the big brita purity quell should get rid of most of the things you don't want in your machine or the smaller BWT cartridges might handle a lesser demand if just for coffee etc

It's alot easier to take out everything & only replace what you want than to only take out the nasty hits. Even some of the BWT filters add magnesium back into the water.

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My understanding is that ro water needs things putting back into it for the coffee to taste right/better

 

Who said it, how was it tested, was it RO water used?


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I knew I would find it in the end....

 

 

Particularly comments made from around 6:20 in the video about how magnesium and calcium enhance flavours

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I knew I would find it in the end....

 

 

Particularly comments made from around 6:20 in the video about how magnesium and calcium enhance flavours

 

Ah, probably a good job the Osmio has a remineralisation/antibac cartridge using ceramic beads as the final stage to put Ca and Mg back into the water in small amounts....me I probably will pull it for a blank, but I'll see if it makes a difference.


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