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Your tap water

Geoffrey Lean

Your tap water

pure or poisoned

by Geoffrey Lean

  • 1 Want to read
  • 12 Currently reading

Published by Observer in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesObserver magazine.
Statementintroduction by Geoffrey Lean ; survey analysis by Fred Pearce.
ContributionsPearce, Fred, 1951-
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14527333M

Tap water brings out better flavor in coffee, though there are trade-offs between hard and soft water. Some beans are better suited to being brewed in hard or soft water.


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