Does Drinking Coffee Count Towards My Water Intake? Coffee Hydration Facts

Coffee beans shaped like a heart monitor
Coffee is one of the world's favorite beverages. In fact, in the USA, coffee is second only to water in terms of total consumption. Americans drink an average of nearly 89 gallons of coffee per capita, which is more than juice, soda, and tea combined. It is something that millions of people enjoy multiple times a day. Many would call it a focal point of their day. Some get it from stores and coffee shops, some drink it at work, and others make it at home with their best coffee maker. But despite its popularity, a lot of questions hover around coffee's role in your hydration. Some believe c...
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Disposable Plastic Water Bottles: A Hidden Fire Hazard?

Plastic Water Bottle Fire Hazard
We've written extensively on the many problems that disposable bottled water causes. We've elucidated how wasteful it is, opined about its inferiority compared to reusable bottles, and we've looked at how plastics can leave you drinking more than just water. Yet, through all that, we never dreamed of the devilish disposable bottle being a fire hazard. An Idaho Power Company technician by the name of Dioni Amuchastegui found out the hard way about the potential danger of plastic bottles. While enjoying his lunch break in his work truck, he noticed smoke rising from the passenger seat. Reacti...
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When Is It Time To Switch From Sippy-Cup To Water Bottle? How To Help Kids Build Lifelong Hydration Habits

Toddler drinks from sippy cup in high chair
The sippy cup is a classic companion for younger kids. Designed specifically to be handled by even the clumsiest of children, they are made to be sturdy, leak-resistant, and engineered to prevent spilling. Aside from being a handy thing for parents to keep kid's drinks on hand, the sippy cup offers parents an opportunity to introduce children to healthy hydration habits that can last a lifetime. Familiarizing children with sippy cups from a young age paves the way for switching out sippy cup for a more "grown-up" water bottle a few years down the line. Teaching them the importance of reuse ...
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What Is Fluoride And What Is It Doing In My Water?

What Is Fluoride and What Is It Doing In My Drinking Water?
Many Americans are unaware of the fact that most public water supplies carry an increased level of fluoride. Every person should feel informed about what they are consuming and the health benefits and risks associated with it. While drinking water fluoridation is proven to be safe, the issue has been a source of much controversy over the years. Even today, when fluoride is added to drinking water supplies across the globe, misinformation and confusion over just what fluoride is and does remains widespread. In this brief article, we'll give you a rundown of the basics of fluoride. We'll take...
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Upgrade Your Coffee Experience with Filtered Water

Reading a book with coffee made from filtered water
Coffee is a beloved part of the everyday ritual for millions of people across the globe. While it might not be the most hydrating beverage, it is certainly one of the most stimulating. And one of the most varied, too. There are literally thousands of different selections of coffee, dozens of ways of brewing it, and countless aficionados with their own tastes and methods. Those deep into the world of coffee may have already given some thought to the quality of the water in their coffee, but for those who have yet to really consider it, it's time to have a taste. Filtered Water - Making Cof...
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Top Five Reasons Why Your Water Tastes Funny

Someone poisoned the water hole!
Bad tasting tap water can make your whole day unpleasant. Besides quite literally leaving a foul taste in your mouth, it can prevent you from drinking enough water to get properly hydrated. It can prove an embarrassment when it comes time to serve beverages to your guests. It is foul, disgusting, undesirable in every way. In extreme cases, it is even hazardous to your health. Below we'll take a look at five of the most common reasons your water doesn't taste like it should. Not only that, we'll also explain some simple solutions for what you can do about it. Figuring Out The Funny Fl...
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It Looks Like The Fontus Self-Filling Water Bottle Was A Scam

Fontus Self Filling Water Bottle Scam
Back in February 2016 we glowingly and optimistically ran an article with the headline "Self-Filling Water Bottles Will Soon Be An Awesome Reality." At the time, the source of our optimism was an IndieGoGo project by the name of Fontus. We were excited by this seemingly futuristic development, and we certainly weren't the only ones, with many other sites also excitedly reporting on the self-filling Fontus bottle. In no doubt largely thanks to this media attention, the Fontus bottle's Indiegogo raised just shy of $350,000 - a small fortune by any standards - yet over a year later, no self-fi...
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The Scientist Behind Your Insulated Water Bottle

Portrait of James Dewar Inventor of Vacuum Flask
When you look at your water bottle, it might seem like a pretty benign object. But no matter what type of bottle you have, a huge amount of scientific ingenuity and engineering effort has been put into it. Stainless steel and plastic bottles are only possible thanks to incredible feats of engineering and industrialization that has allowed for them to become so common place, and even the humble glass bottle - by far the oldest material common to modern water bottles - has taken advantage of tons of super-high-tech developments in its production and even in the material itself with modern develo...
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Top Ten Reasons Everyone Should Own A Reusable Water Bottle

Hydro Flasks in Many Colors Top Ten Reasons Everyone Should Own a Reusable Water Bottle
Here at Hydration Anywhere we are big advocates of proper hydration, saving people money, and protecting our planet – and therefore, we are big advocates of reusable water bottles! If you follow us then you are probably already the proud owner of a handy-dandy reusable water bottle, but if you're new or looking into making the trade-up transition, then here are our top ten reasons everyone should own a reusable water bottle. If you're already convinced of the virtues of a reusable bottle, be sure to head over to our Best Water Bottles 2016 guide to get some ideas for which bottle best suits...
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