Im getting a hot water dispenser for pour over and I wanna make sure the water is up to par. For home use, would a britta pitcher or faucet filter be sufficient? What are the things I do and do NOT want in my water?

 

I believe my water is softened, but, I will be relocating for school, so not sure on what the water will be like. most likely the average city water.

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For pourover or tea, your main concerns are flavor and odor as long as hardness is within reasonable range... which it ought to be if you are dealing with "average city water". For home use, a carbon filter on municipal water is probably fine.

 

If you do relocate to an area with overly-hard water, you're realistic option is to switch to bottled drinking water. In which case, your pitcher is still useful for your own drinking water... so its not a bad purchase in either case.

 

Reading OP again, are you buying a dispenser for your home pourover use? Sounds kinda like overkill... why not go with a kettle?

Im building a pourover bar for my self, and for quests and such. Im sick of waiting for water to boil, even when I use hot water. Kettles dont hold a ton either, so i constatnly need to refill. Its not just for making my coffee in the morning, but for multiple cups a day for me and my family, and cupping.

It may be a tad more than I need, but its simply a fun project to nerd over. The zojirushi boiler is cheap and has excellent reviews, so I figure I might as well seeing as it would get a ton of use.

Get your water tested by a lab. Water hardness is obviously something to be concerned with, but pH is also very important. If your water has a high pH, even if it is incredibly soft, scale will form in your boiler.

 

T

I also, want a consistent temperature every time. 

Brady said:

For pourover or tea, your main concerns are flavor and odor as long as hardness is within reasonable range... which it ought to be if you are dealing with "average city water". For home use, a carbon filter on municipal water is probably fine.

 

If you do relocate to an area with overly-hard water, you're realistic option is to switch to bottled drinking water. In which case, your pitcher is still useful for your own drinking water... so its not a bad purchase in either case.

 

Reading OP again, are you buying a dispenser for your home pourover use? Sounds kinda like overkill... why not go with a kettle?

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