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Espresso Machine Profile

Our most popular questions about the Espresso Machine Profile.

About Espresso Machine Profile

This water profile, now called Espresso Machine Profile, is specially engineered for your espresso machines by avoiding the use of water boiler destroying chlorides. It helps protect your machine's boiler while simultaneously providing fantastic shot

Is it safe for my espresso machine?

Absolutely! Espresso Machine Profile will not harm your espresso machine. In fact, it was designed to protect it. Espresso Machine Profile contains only permanent hardness minerals and does not contain any corrosion-causing chlorides. This means that

Do I need to remove the water filter from my machine?

If it is a carbon filter (similar to a Brita filter), then it does not need to be removed. If it is an ion exchange filter or something similar (found in some espresso machines like the Lelit Bianca), then it does need to be removed. See below for mo

Can I use Espresso Machine Profile for other brew methods?

Definitely!. While the Espresso Machine Profile was originally created to help protect espresso machines (and create the perfect shot), you can also use it for other brewing methods like pour-over, drip, manual espresso, etc. Some of Third Wave Water

Can I use Third Wave Water with my Nespresso Machine®?

You can use Classic Light Roast, Espresso Machine, Low Acid Profile, or Dark Roast profiles for your Nespresso Machine®. They are not typical espresso machines that operate at higher pressures and temperatures. Some Nespresso machines have a carbon f

Isn't distilled water bad for espresso machines?

Yes it is! At higher temperatures and higher pressures, especially in espresso machines, distilled water or any form of empty water can become corrosive. This can cause damage to your machine's boiler and shorten its lifespan dramatically. However, i