Local Water Proves Problematic For Coffee Shops Shortly after Justin Pronovost launched Curio Coffee, he started having severe problems with his equipment. He soon found out that the city’s water was to blame. “We had a very basic water filtration...

Cambridge’s water may be safe to drink, but its near-limit-pushing levels of chlorides and dissolved solids, its hardness, and its pH pose real problems for the coffee shops that depend on large volumes of water every day. The complicated water is a well-known issue in industry circles, but largely unheard of outside of them.

In case you’re thinking of opening a coffee shop around Cambridge