I guess that I was still American in tastes so those things didn't bother me.
But now in recent years, I just can't stand the taste of the flat, sans minerals water I'm served in the states. A number of years ago we spent a fortune getting a fancy water filter for drinking water, which made the water taste American. I didn't like it and felt it bad for my gums, unless that was just my imagination.
The only thing I like to drink when in the states, and now I'm in Arizona, is good mountain spring mineral water. It's worth spending the money and buying bottles of it. If I have to choose between buying coffee or buying water, I'll buy water.