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What type of water do you use with your Keurig?

Started 1268406318.62 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1268601655.207 by MIMA

I have been using regular tap water with my Keurig, and lately the coffee doesn't taste so good.

Last night I was at someones house and they used bottled water to put in the Keurig, and I have to say, it tasted much better.

What are your opinions?


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allie34341268409550.36743 PostsRegistered 10/17/2009

My hubby and i have the keurig and this is what we do. We use our brita water pitcher. The coffee does taste good, but since i don't drink coffee my hubby does. I drink tea and the water makes it taste good.

CasinoMom1268410417.753923 PostsRegistered 2/6/2007Indiana wish I were back in Kentucky

Bottled water only since we have a water softner and the brewer could get a build up of scale. I just had a delicious cup of coffee, never drank so much coffee until we got these new brewers and the k-cups.

Marp1268410955.56713480 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Western NC

I have mineral laden hard well water so only use water that has been put through my  Pur filter pitcher.  If I didn't I'd probably have to descale at least once a week.

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Topaz Gem1268411207.2517838 PostsRegistered 10/31/2007Scenic New England

I use filtered water from my Brita.

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mommyofthr­ee1268412915.783773 PostsRegistered 6/13/2006Los Angeles, CA

Bottled water only.  But, I don't like tap water anyway, so I've never tried it to see if there's a difference.


Ripley1091268417887.6539346 PostsRegistered 2/1/2006

I only use water which has been filtered through my Brita pitcher.....

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circles1268420261.3419207 PostsRegistered 5/11/2005N.J.

I buy bottled water, too.....and like CasinoMom.....i have never drank as

much coffee as i have with my Kuerig....If i were you....i would descale

and start buying bottled water or a Brita....By the way....according to

the owners manuel...descaling is something that should be done with

or without using the bottled water....I just did mine the other day....

songsparrow1268438558.1184735 PostsRegistered 1/16/2008

Bottled water....my water is horrible!

LuvmyYorkie1268443283.68585 PostsRegistered 10/30/2005

We only use the filtered water that is dispensed inside the refrigerator.

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cotto221268446978.0931775 PostsRegistered 5/20/2006

Filtered refrigerator water. Our tap water has enough chlorine in it to bleach our colored clothes into whites, which doesn't make for a good cup of coffee.

I am so enjoying my keurig. I don't think I have had one cup that I have not enjoyed.

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Loves2save1268455920.381168 PostsRegistered 6/19/2007CA

Tap water is fine for mine but if I start noticing a difference in taste its time to descale. You might want to try that it makes a big difference.

jo-di1268456360.45383 PostsRegistered 10/30/2009somewhere over the rainbow

Refrigerator filtered H20.

sunshine451268457193.03745591 PostsRegistered 1/13/2007east coast and west coast

only use the keurig for tea/hot water, but i only put in room temperature bottled water. i have had it for over a year and have never descaled it.

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shoekitty1268459373.79714939 PostsRegistered 8/10/2006

We have reverse osmosis water system, I use that.  The Keurig from QVC comes with a water filter.  I use that too.  My coffee is soooo clear, the taste is wonderful.

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monketoes1268509188.3932814 PostsRegistered 12/2/2007Heart of Dixie


We have Culligan's water system in our house.  I think it works on reverse osmosis

too like yours.   Coffee taste great.   Tap has way too much chlorine in ours.

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donnalona1268518197.66902 PostsRegistered 7/6/2005Long Island, NY

I'm probably the only one who uses tap water because I happen to have really good tap water.  I had my mini Keurig for 3 yrs now and no problems or different taste yet. (oh no I hope I didn't jix myself).  Plus we go through 8-10 k cups a day.  If I do experience any changes with the unit or taste I will post it since it will be a lesson for me.  But if you were curious on if it would be bad I would suggest checking out your tap water by calling your water company.  We get a updated tested notice every year on the condition of the water.

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nightwired1268522801.317234 PostsRegistered 2/9/2008Michigan

I have the Keurig that was the TSV over a year ago, so it doesn't have the filter in it.  We use distilled water only, as even the bottled water from this region causes buildup and makes descaling necessary almost once a week.  Our tap water?  We have a whole house iron filter plus a softener and the water is still awful, so I wouldn't use that even in an emergency!

MIMA1268601655.20715285 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004KS

We have a reverse osmosis system, so I use that.  I don't use the filter that came with my coffeemaker since my water is already pure.



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