A typical cup of coffee is 98% water — and the quality of that water will make or break a great coffee. In fact, the brewing water’s impact is nearly as important as the coffee itself and how it has been roasted.
Cafes around the world utilise filtration systems with variable settings to get the best out of their local water and brew great coffee with it. These systems are usually calibrated with a simple test that determines the water hardness in that location. A harder water will need more filtration than a softer water.