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Ah, the perfect cup of coffee! It makes an already sunny morning even brighter. There are many variables that go into brewing the perfect cup, but besides the actual coffee you choose, your water is key. After all, coffee is 98% water.

If you want to brew the perfect cup of coffee, always start with good water.

If you like to drink the water from your tap, chances are you’ll also like the coffee you brew with it. Otherwise, we like to use either spring water or filtered water—a Brita pitcher works just fine.  We wouldn’t recommend using water that has been run through a reverse osmosis system because it takes too many of the minerals out of the water.

When measuring your water before brewing, take note: All cups were not created equal!

The generally accepted standard cup measure is 8 ounces. However in the coffee world, a standard coffee cup is about 6 ounces – which are the cup measures you’ll see marked off on your brewer or coffee pot, and the reasoning behind the brew ratio on our coffee bags.

Of course, most importantly, always use freshly ground Cameron’s Coffee.


  1. I have a Keurig. I’ve been using distilled water so I don’t have to worry about mineral buildup and then use chemicals to clean it out. Should I switch to spring water for a better brew?
    Also, I usually make a 10ounce cup. Does the 6 or 8ounce cup have the same amount of caffeine as the 10ounce cup? Is the 10ounce cup more dilute than the 6ounce cup or is the strength the same?
    Thanks so much for the answers!!

  2. Hi Deana! thanks for reaching out. We do not recommend using distilled water to brew coffee – it lacks essential minerals that contribute to the water’s taste and aid in extraction. Spring water is great, but filtered tap water works just fine as well! There will not be a significant difference in caffeine between the different water amounts, but you will notice a more diluted taste the more water you add. We hope this helps! Let us know if you have any other questions!

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