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    What is the best water filter to use for a coffee machine?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I have bought an Olympia Cremina manual lever coffee machine. Does anyone know:
    1. What the best water filter is for a coffee machine? How much do they cost and where can I buy it from?
    2. Do I have to have a plumed in filter, or can it be avoided?
    3. What is the cheapest method I can get away with ie. can I use a Brita water filter jug with boiled water?
    4. Does Reverse Osmosis take out all impurities and scale?

    thanks, mike61 :D

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    Re: What is the best water filter to use for a coffee machine?

    Water filtration is a can of worms* ;)

    What is the correct water filtration depends heavily on what water you have to start with. anything from a brita Jug up to R/O is the right answer.

    The water filtration primer here is a good place to start http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1300415170

    I have just recently moved house and the new place has a water tank while the town is on artesian bore 800mg/l water :P Due to the proximity to the coast the tank supply is heavily tainted by salt and personally undrinkable in coffee. Currently using R/O water :-)

    So more info needed and welcome to the lever gang too 8-)

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    Re: What is the best water filter to use for a coffee machine?

    Thanks for that.

    It is a brand new coffee machine that I have been researching and waiting for for a long time. I am looking forward to it arriving from the manufacturer in Switzerland (Olympia Express) where it is being built as we write!

    It seems pretty unanimous that I should test the tap water with some test strips. I did call the water corp and they gave me a reading for my area of 0.89 to 1.45 millimol/L which I think can be converted into milligrams/L by timesing it by 18 which is the molecular weight of water. If that is correct, which I am a little unsure about, then the water here is actually quite soft 16 to 26 milligrams/L. It kinda sounds too good to be true though.

    I have been researching the Brita C150kit. Has anyone heard about it and whether it is any good?

    Also, Bombora do two types of filters:

    1. Scale inhibitor
    2. Water softener which works on ion exchange
    Does anyone know which one would be better for filtering the most minerals out of water?

    thanks, Kratos06

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    Re: What is the best water filter to use for a coffee machine?

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Quote Originally Posted by 292D272C252128332B2B2820362D202321440 link=1301796582/2#2 date=1301998837
    Also, Bombora do two types of filters:

    * *1. Scale inhibitor
    * *2. Water softener which works on ion exchange
    * ** *Does anyone know which one would be better for filtering the most minerals out of water?
    Call and chat to Bombora. They are a sponsor and they will know the best fitout.



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