How a New Water Softener Can Protect Your Coffee Machine

How a New Water Softener Can Protect Your Coffee Machine

For many of us, a cup of coffee is vital to start our morning. Unless you want to spend half your morning queuing up in an expensive coffee shop, you’re likely to have considered a coffee machine. Unfortunately, your water quality could impact the quality and performance of your coffee machine, so here we’ll explore how a new water softener could protect your coffee machine to save you money and time.

The Detrimental Effect of Scale Accumulation

Certain minerals and water contaminants such as magnesium and calcium can cause serious damage to your home appliances. While you may have thought about scale accumulation affecting your water heater, it can also have a massive impact on the performance and lifespan of your coffee machine. Whether you use a traditional coffee machine or another type of appliance, the high temperatures make them vulnerable to scale build up. This accumulation will slow down the coffee machine performance and eventually a full blockage will occur. So, if you find that it seems to take twice as long to brew a cup, your machine is likely to have a scale problem and needs to be cleaned.

Buying Machine after Machine

If you fail to consider your water quality, you may find that you end up buying machine after machine. Dissolved minerals not only affect how quickly your coffee maker can deliver that all important morning cup, but they can also place the appliance under increasing strain. As the scale accumulates, your machine is forced to work harder and harder to compensate for the reduced water flow. Eventually, this will compromise the lifespan of the appliance, and you’ll be forced to replace it prematurely. If you want to save yourself the expense and frustration of buying machine after machine, you should consider a new water softener. A water softener will prevent the dissolved minerals from entering your appliances and creating a scale accumulation, improving the performance, efficiency, and lifespan of your coffee machine.

Better Tasting Coffee

If you can’t seem to get that coffee shop flavor, regardless of the machine you use and the beans you buy, it is likely to be because of your water quality. The minerals and other contaminants in your water can have an impact on the flavor of any beverages, particularly coffee. High water hardness levels are also associated with a higher pH. This creates an alkaline water that can react with the acidity of the coffee, compromising the intensity and depth of flavor. When you install a water softener, you’re likely to immediately notice an improvement in the taste of your coffee. It’s as simple as better quality water produces a better quality coffee. Since your basic cup of coffee is just beans and water, surely you want the best possible ingredients to make that delicious cup of coffee.

Water quality is vital for many aspects of our homes, but it is important to note that excellent quality water plays a crucial role in creating great tasting coffee. So, before you throw out yet another pack of coffee beans and head to that expensive coffee shop, consider how a water softener could save you time, hassle and money.

By Mark Williams (NicMar President Mark Williams holds degrees in Applied Science and Industrial Thermodynamics, along with Agricultural Mechanization and Systems Engineering from Ohio State University.  He also holds the highest possible industry ranking, being WQA (Water Quality Association) LEVEL 6 Certified.

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