Hi Marshall,Marshall wrote:
The second issue is water treatment. My wife is a water treatment chemist. I have been through the Cirqua demonstration of the same coffee brewed with three different levels of mineral content. So I am sensitive to water issues. Water makes an enormous difference in brew quality. I like the fact that I can easily control my water quality with a pourover. I do not think most consumers give proper consideration to the impact that plumbing in to the local water supply may have on their coffee and what they will need to do to correct it.
As Dan, Ken Fox and others on this board know, I came within a hair's breadth of pulling the trigger on a Cimbali Jr. purchase before stepping back and considering the issues above. That is why I am waiting for a GS3 (fool that I may be).
Yes, I have tried several HX machines, and I am sure I could master them. I just came out differently on the decision than most people.
I have recently began research on my upgrade path (from a old Gaggia ) and recently have been concerned with this very thing: water quality. I am not excited about flushing with $1.25 spring water. Anyhow, is there another thread, or can we create one for this topic, I don't want to hijack this one.
p.s. this board software doesn't allow searching on 'water' maybe we can substitute with 'H2o'.