How's the water out your way?
Here, it is extremely hard. I'm talking corroded pipe hard water. Of course we have a water softener on the hot water line. We've learned to live with it. The hard water I mean. The only issue I have now is with the making of my daily multiple cups of coffee.
Here is my (instant) coffee procedure:
1. cold water runs through an under sink filtration system
2. this filtered water is run through the filter of a Brita pitcher
3. the water is boiled
4. then poured through a double layer of paper filter in an old Melita cone into the cup of choice.
All of this makes a darn good cup of instant coffee or herbal tea.
At the end of the day the paper filters are coated with mineral residue and the kettle has a layer of mineral at the bottom. Each night I dump out what's left of the sludge in the kettle and boil it out with a water/vinigar solution. Each morning I start out with a sparkly clean kettle. Each night I... well, you get the picture.
What's the water like out your way?