Getting the coffee machine that you ordered not too long ago in the mail is the sort of thing that would make you feel so joyful that you would be jumping over the moon, and your main focus would be to drop anything else that you might had to do during your day and instead unpack your coffee machine and inaugurate it as soon as you can manage. However, one thing that might become an obstacle in this pursuit would be your lack of understanding of what the various terms used in the instruction manual are supposed to entail.
Out of all of the terms that cause confusion for newbie coffee machine buyers, water hardness tends to be the most difficult to wrap one’s head around. Any high end, premium or even budget machine that you buy from a reliable company like CoffeeShan would have a label on it that tells you what the recommended water hardness is which should be used in the machine. On the off chance that you are struggling to figure out what water hardness is, we are going to explain it to you in the simplest way we can.
Suffice it to say that water hardness refers to the amount of minerals and sediment that might be dissolved in the water in question. Distilled water is the softest water that you can acquire, but most bottled and tap water is not distilled and instead has some natural minerals that are good for your health. However, there is a limit to how much water hardness a machine can tolerate before breaking down, so you should try to keep to that limit whenever such a thing is possible.