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Water that contains some magnesium may improve coffee taste, but this does not mean that you should add magnesium to your coffee. Sign in to our full answer for the details.

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Carey22046
February 8, 2021

A friend of ours, originally from France mentioned that adding some salt to the coffee before it's brewed will improve the taste. We've now been doing that for three years because he was right.

Zahra22081
February 15, 2021

Wow will do it. Txs

Patricia22192
March 2, 2021

Good tip

Bari22311
March 21, 2021

I worked in a restaurant that brewed coffee with paper filters and we always added a small amount of salt before brewing. Our coffee was considered excellent. I can't remember now but it was an off the shelf brand...

Mary Frances22353
March 30, 2021

Correct about the salt. I've read that paper filters should be used as well, due to the oil in coffee that makes it taste bitter and raises cortisol levels.

Carey22045
February 8, 2021

A friend of ours, originally from France mentioned that adding some salt to the coffee before it's brewed will improve the taste. We've now been doing that for three years because he was right.

Wendayln21980
January 27, 2021

A couple of years ago I started having acid stomach from drinking coffee. I learned to put about a teaspoon of raw crunched up egg shells in my grounds. This resulted in a smoother tasting coffee and I have not had one bit of acid stomach since. I have recently added a pinch of salt to get rid of the bitterness. Yum! (I do not have a chicken business nor do I own a salt mine.)

ConsumerLab.com
January 27, 2021

Sounds like you've made a natural antacid due to the calcium carbonate in eggshell (just be sure the raw eggshell is well cleaned). Ground oyster shell is also a good source of calcium carbonate.

original cyndy
April 11, 2021

My Swedish grandparents always added eggshells!

Jean21910
January 21, 2021

Does the magnesium cause mineral deposits to form in the coffee pot?

Beverley21902
January 20, 2021

Makes me wonder if the magnesium is acting on the coffee or the taste buds of the person drinking it.

Judy22136
February 24, 2021

I would fear the magnesium would act as a laxative....and who wants that?

David21900
January 20, 2021

OMG, I discovered this effect many years ago when I started making my own distilled, filtered and alkalized water. I experimented with many different alkalizng minerals and quantities till I achieved 9.0-9.4 PH. I settled on magnesium glycinate as the best. Everyone says my coffee is the best! I should have published and patented this!

Me next step may be t brew beer with this special water! LOL.

Kathleen21927
January 22, 2021

Way to go David you will be rich....!??

Elaine21939
January 23, 2021

Hi David. Congrats on your great coffee find. Way to go for sure!!

If I purchase Mg+ Glycinate, how much would I put in my reverse osmosis H2O of say 24 oz, if you would not mind sharing your successful coffee recipe.
Kind regards.
Elaine

Virginia 21941
January 24, 2021

Fascinating. Good addition to the short article.

Wayne
February 3, 2021

David,
For health reasons, I use distilled water for drinking and cooking. For a one-gallon container, how much magnesium glycinate should I add?

Jim23161
August 11, 2021

I grind my own beans coffee & expresso.. I typically use alkaline water. I add pinches of different herbs. Some to help eye health. You know the ones with lots of letters. I also like Rosemary & Star Anise. I’ll try magnesium. It’s good for you anyways.
Every processed food has salt so less likely to try that.

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