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How Do Ion Exchange Water Filters Work?

We all know that hard water is the enemy of good coffee – it can make coffee taste heavy, chalky, and dull, and will wreak havoc with your equipment too. Ion exchange water filters are the most common method for reducing hardness in water – they’re relatively cheap, and the most basic versions can even…

Why Does Cold Brew Taste Different?

Why Does Cold Brew Taste Different? Cold brewed coffee tastes quite different to the same coffee brewed hot, then chilled. It tastes considerably less acidic, with more ‘brown’ flavours (on the spectrum from chocolate to rubber), and generally few of the complex...

Why Can Coffee Dry Your Mouth?

The dry feeling in the mouth that you can sometimes get after drinking coffee is properly called ‘astringency’. This is a dry, sandy feeling on the tongue — the same feeling that you get from drinking strong black tea, or from eating an unripe banana. While astringency is the sensation we’re interested in here, it’s worth noting…

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