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How do you make Third Wave Water?

NOTE: Substitutes for distilled water include: Reverse Osmosis (RO), or Deionized water or Zero Water filtered water.

What is Third Wave Water?

Third Wave Water is company that helps coffee taste its best. We manufacture packets of all-natural minerals that when mixed with distilled water (or reverse osmosis water, Zero Water filter, etc) creates the optimum water for brewing coffee. Our goa

What is in Third Wave Water?

Each profile consists of three minerals - there are no chemicals used!

Where can I find Third Wave Water?

Find us:.

Why does water quality matter when brewing coffee?

Water quality is the key to great coffee. Just ask any of your favorite coffee shops if water is important to brewing their coffee. The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) created a water standard to help guide the specialty coffee industry. This was

How can I get the most out of Third Wave Water?

For best results:

What kind of water should I add Third Wave Water minerals to?

You can use any water that is considered 'empty' like distilled water, deionized water, water from a reverse osmosis (RO) system, or a Zero Water Filter. These water sources can sometimes be found in the United States at the following locations:

What is the shelf life for the mineral packets?

The shelf life is the same as table salt, about 2-3 years. Each packet has a “Best By” date of two years from production. Make sure to store the mineral packets at room temperature or refrigerate when you live in hot or humid environments. Be sure to

How long does Third Wave Water last once it has been mixed?

The product will not separate from solution (i.e. the water). Once the minerals are mixed with the water they will remain mixed. Be careful keeping unprotected water beyond 6 months (i.e water without a chemical like chlorine or chloride to prevent b

How do I store my Third Wave Water after it has been mixed?

After mixing Third Wave Water minerals into your empty water, you can store your mineralized water jug at room temperature or in the fridge. The minerals will not separate from the water. Storing the mineralized water in the fridge is will cause your

What is the difference between the four (4) water profiles?

Currently, Third Wave Water creates three water profiles: Classic Profile, Espresso Profile and the Dark Roast Profile. Each profile comes in a variety of sizes (1 gallon, 5 gallon, or 2 liter ) and pack sizes (2-packets or 12-packets). Here are the

Can I use Classic Profile for espresso?

We recommend using only the Espresso Profile for your espresso machine. The Espresso Profile will not cause corrosion from Chlorides, which can take many forms. WARNING: Be sure to avoid water profiles that utilize chlorides. Chlorides will cause cor

Do you have a water profile to use with tea?

Yes, the Classic Profile works the same for tea as it does for coffee!. Tea blogs typically recommend 80 - 150 TDS (total dissolvable solids). Our formula is 150 TDS high in magnesium helping provide natural sweetness in the flavor profiles. Brew tim

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

We recommend using the Espresso Profile for your Nespresso machine. Sometimes Nespresso machines have a carbon filter installed in the water reservoir and that's ok. You do not need the filter since Third Wave Water provides the optimum water for you

Does Third Wave Water minerals create water that is too hard for my coffee equipment?

No. Each of the Third Wave Water profile creates permanent hardness, which does not add to limescale formation to your coffee makers. However, it is recommended that you use only Espresso Profile in your espresso machine. If you measure Third Wave Wa

Are your products recyclable?

Yes and no. The paper boxes are recyclable, but the specialized sticks are not yet recyclable.

Can I use Espresso Profile for pour-over coffee?

Definitely!. While the Espresso 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's close

Do you sell packets in liters?

Yes. Each of the three (3) profiles are available to purchase in 2 liter, 1 gallon, and 5 gallon sizes. NOTE: 1 gallon is equivalent to 3.785 liters.

Can I use Classic Profile for Cold Brew?

Yes!. We get this question a lot and are proud of our many partners using Third Wave Water to brew their cold brew: Verve Coffee, Bru Brothers, and many more!

How do I use the 5-gallon packs?

The 5-gallon packs were created to be used with a 5-gallon carboy (≈19 liters); this is probably the most common size of water jug in the United States. Other regions throughout the world use 22.7 liters. We recommend using a powered pump (flojet is

Why is my TDS reading high?

Does Third Wave Water filter or purify water?

No. Third Wave Water products are mineral packets. They do not remove minerals or chemicals from the water. This is why we recommend using distilled water (or reverse osmosis or deionized water) as an empty base to add Third Wave Water mineral packet

Where can I find distilled water?

Distilled water can be found in the United States at the following locations:

Can I use Third Wave Water with my Keurig®?

We recommend using the Classic Profile for your Keurig!. Sometimes Keurig coffee brewers have a carbon filter installed in the water reservoir and that's ok. You do not need the filter since Third Wave Water provides the optimum water for your coffee

Are there special instructions when using empty water like Distilled Water?

Yes. Since empty water (e.g. Distilled Water, Reverse Osmosis Water, Deionized Water, etc) does not have chemicals to reduce bacteria growth (NCBI) it must be handled differently. This type of bacteria is not typically harmful but can cause a bio fil

Where are Third Wave Water Products Manufactured?

Third Wave Water products are manufactured in Cedarville, Ohio. We are proud to support the workers and small town of Cedarville. Home is where the heart is.

Are any your water profiles SCA certified?

There is currently no 'SCA certification' for water profiles, but we have two water profiles that meet and exceed the current SCA water standards:

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

It depends on what kind of filter is in your espresso machine or coffee maker. If it is a carbon filter, then it doesn't need to be removed. If it is an ion exchange filter or something similar, then it will need to be removed.