SOFTSYS38 - Direct Plumbed Softening and Filtration System
One of the best ways to prolong the life of your machine is to use a water filtration and softening system for the prevention of scale build-up. This water filter system includes everything you'll need to get your direct connect espresso machine hooked up to your water source. We recommend this water filter and softener system for anyone whose water hardness level exceeds 3 grains. If you are unsure of the hardness of your water, you should be able to get details from your local water company or pick up a pack of water hardness test strips at your local hardware store. This particular kit is for those that plan on directly plumbing their machine in to their water line. Make sure that your machine is capable of being directly connected (not a water tank only machine) before purchasing. For an in tank water filter and softener see our In Tank Water Filter and Softener listing.
- The filter housing is a generic 10" one meaning you won't be tied into an expensive proprietary replacement cartridge.
- The carbon filter removes odor and taste and filters to 10 microns.
- The softener removes 15,000 PPM (for 6 grains of hardness will last 143 Gallons, for 12 grains of hardness - 72 Gallons, etc.)
- The tubing and fittings are John Guest and require no wrenches to install.
- No trips to the hardware store, everything you need is included.
- Machine needs to have an intake hose to be able to connect to the filter
- 10" Filter Housing (two included, Dimensions: 7' W x 14" H)
- Filter Mounting Bracket (two included)
- 10" 10 Micron Carbon Filter
- 10" Cation Softener 15,000 PPM Rated
- Filter Housing Wrench
- John Guest Ball Valves 3/8" (two included)
- John Guest Fitting 3/8" pipe by 3/8" (four included)
- Max Adapter 3/8" CP by 3/8" JG
- John Guest 3/8" Tubing 15'
The Fretta Iced Coffee Brewer is Hario's answer to brewing the perfect cup of iced coffee. Hario has combined their famous V60 brewer with a decanter and plastic diffuser to assure that the coffee is quickly cooled by hitting ice immediately after the brewing process. This quick heat transition is important in conserving the flavor of the coffee. The Fretta comes with 10 size 02 paper filters. We recommend that you purchase extra filters as well. To do this select filters as an add-on from the options on the right or go to our Hario 02 filter listing. Also recommend is a pouring kettle. We offer both the Hario Buono Kettle as well as the Kalita Wave Pot Kettle in the drop-down menu on the right.
$81.98It can be difficult in the world of specialty coffee to find a brewer that not only looks fantastic but also produces a fantastic product. Eva Solo has done an exceptional job of combining both elements into the Cafe Solo. The Solo seems a little strange upon first glance for the very reason that it may be the first coffee brewer of its kind: one that is clothed. The designers at Eva Solo had the ingenious idea of using the same material that keeps divers warm (neoprene) and wrapping it around the glass carafe... thus keeping the coffee hot during the 4 minute brewing period.
Not only are its looks something to take seriously, but the Solo's coffee is not to be underestimated. Because of its use of "total immersion" brewing (similar to that of a french press), the grounds are evenly and completely submersed in water. This provides extraction that is difficult to achieve by other methods of brewing. It is advisable, however, that once the 4 minutes of extraction is complete, the coffee should be immediately served or transferred into a thermal pot (we recommend one of the Zojirushi carafes). This will prevent over-extraction from taking place which results in a bitter tasting coffee.
The Cafe Solo is unquestionably a unique and exceptional specialty coffee manual brewer. Because of its simple usability and superior design, the Cafe Solo is a force to be reckoned with in the specialty coffee world.
The TACKY Inlay Station is a wood pour-over stand beautifully designed for your viewing and brewing pleasure. The seamless "inlay" design gives the stand its name and also a unique look that anyone who appreciates fine wood craftsmanship will admire. The Inlay stand is available as a one, two, or three hole station and in a variety of woods. Pourover brewing is both delicious and artistic - the Inlay adds to the whole experience.