IOL Lifestyle and H2O International are giving away 5 BWT Penguin 2.7 Litre Water Filter Jugs valued at R499 each.
Did you know that a lengthy article published by the Barista Institute puts magnesium at the top of the list of important water-soluble minerals for brewing the best coffee?
When you get a cup of bitter coffee, we often think there’s something wrong with the brewing process. Actually, it’s more likely that the water has spoilt the taste. That shouldn’t be surprising – a cup of coffee is 98% water after all, and water is the key extraction medium for the 800-plus aromatic components from your coffee beans.
The international Barista Institute says that “it definitely pays” to check your water quality and “even manipulate your water a bit to achieve a more balanced cup of coffee”.
Sadly, our tap water contains as many as 750 different chemicals, of which only a fraction is checked during routine analytical programmes. Unfortunately, the processes and pipes that our water goes through before coming out of our taps has a marked effect on its taste and smell.