I use filtered water to make my coffee.
If I mix a few drops of said coffee with our tap water, it turns a grayish color; it's much darker than the coffee would turn the water by itself (I compared by doing a side by side comparison and adding an equal amount of coffee to filtered water, resulting in a much lighter brown (not gray) color that is closer to what I'd expect from coffee). It's a very pronounced effect (i.e. easily visible when you rinse out a coffee mug that has just a few drops of coffee at the bottom). Because of the distinct color change and the fact that it's significantly darker than it should be from simple mixing, it's obviously a chemical reaction.
What common tap water contaminants would react with coffee in this manner? Iron perhaps?