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Old 08-04-2008, 07:59 AM
 
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I moved to Texas from NY. I notice coffee tastes different here even though I use the same coffee maker and grind. So I purchased a Capresso with a reputation for making good coffee. But it still isn't as good as it used to be. Has this happened to any of you?

I am thinking it may be the water, in which case there's nothing I can do about (I am already using a carbon water filter that came with the Capresso).

Should I try another coffee maker (like Cuisineart) before I give up?
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:05 AM
 
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Have you tried using bottled water? We fill up large water bottles (3 gal) at grocery stores and use that.
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Saint Cloud FL
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I would say it's the water ... I notice that when I'm away from home. Same beans, same amount, different water.

Thank goodness the caffeine level is the same!
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:21 AM
 
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No I haven't tried bottled water (Duh?). I am a coffee addict and this really bothers me!
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:27 AM
 
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I moved to Texas from NY. I notice coffee tastes different here even though I use the same coffee maker and grind. So I purchased a Capresso with a reputation for making good coffee. But it still isn't as good as it used to be. Has this happened to any of you?

I am thinking it may be the water, in which case there's nothing I can do about (I am already using a carbon water filter that came with the Capresso).

Should I try another coffee maker (like Cuisineart) before I give up?
We moved to OK from NY when I was a kid and we had trouble with the water and how it effects the taste of things... I think this might be the case... do you use filtered water? Try the Brita before you put the water in... We had to have a filter put into out water system in OK... it was really gross tasting water.
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:43 AM
 
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No question it's the water. A Brita will filter more than the charcoal that came with the Capresso, or just letting the water sit for a while before brewing with it with remove some of the odd taste.
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:44 AM
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Location: Sebastian/ FL
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Oh boy......yes, yes, yes.....the water you use makes the coffee and all the difference in the world.
I found that out, when we moved from Pennsylvania (using fresh mountain water from a spring) to Florida....where there is a lot of sulfur and chlorine in the water......bleech
I am filtering the water trough an attachable faucet attachment (pur) AND have it run trough yet another filter inside the coffee maker itself.
Much, much better then before....but STILL not with the results we have had in PA.
I also used bottled water in the past.....with the same results I am having now with my own filtering system.
I guess, the more you will be able to filter the water (to remove impurities and contaminants), the better your coffee will turn out and taste.
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:14 AM
 
Location: West Texas
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Water.. water... water. Just as the others have said. Especially here in San Angelo (Texas), the city water is AWFUL! We have a water softener and RO (reverse osmosis) system in the house. You can definitely tell the water at a restaurant that has an RO and one that doesn't!
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:32 AM
 
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Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm glad I asked you guys first before purchasing yet another coffee maker!
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Saint Cloud FL
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(not sure if I can add a link here ... here goes) ...
I installed this at my kitchen sink for filtered tap water ... very happy with the results here in FL.

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