There are some people who can make anything, including breathing, seem complicated. There are those who can make the simple act of preparing a cup of coffee or tea seem as intricate and involved as the making of a banquet. Actually the rules are few and, happily, variable. You might remember, however, that the taste of water varies from one community to another and this affects the flavor of coffee or tea. The purer the water the better the result.
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