Unless you live near a clear, unpolluted mountain stream, you are stuck drinking tap water or bottled water. Tap water often has chemicals, like fluoride, that some people prefer to avoid – and that can give water an unpleasant smell or taste. And bottled water often is simply tap water in a flimsy plastic bottle. It’s hard to make sure you get enough water when your only option has a bad smell and taste. With the Soma filter, your water will filter through “coconut shell carbon, silk, and a BPA-free, biodegradable plant-based casing” to remove contaminants. It’s collected and stored in a glass carafe that won’t add a plastic taste to the water. The carafe is sized to fit easily in most refrigerators, and it holds about six 8-oz servings of water. Each filter will process about 40 gallons of water before it needs to be replaced. When you buy a Soma carafe, you will be signed up for replacement filters. You can choose a carafe and 2 filters for $69, a carafe and 6 filters (1 year of water) for $109, or a carafe and 12 filters (2 years) for $179. If you drink more than 40 gallons every two months, you can order extra filters for $12.99 each.