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Questions to help you get started with Third Wave Water!

What is IN Third Wave Water?

Each profile consists of three minerals - there are no chemicals used!. Magnesium Sulfate, Calcium Citrate, and Sodium Chloride (less than 10 mg/liter). The total dissolved solids (TDS) of this profile should be ~150TDS. ~40 ppm Alkalinity (buffering

What is the difference between the six water profiles?

Currently, we create 6 water profiles: Classic Light Roast Profile, Medium Roast Profile, Dark Roast Profile, Espresso Profile, Cold Brew Profile, and Low Acid Profile. Each profile comes in a variety of stick sizes (1 gallon, 5 gallon, or 2 liter),

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

Third Wave Water minerals should be added to any kind of "empty water." Empty water is any water with no minerals, chemicals, organic matter, etc. Typically, empty water has a total dissolved solids (TDS) measurement of 0-9TDS. Some great forms of em

Does Third Wave Water filter my water?

No. Third Wave Water mineral profiles are just mineral additives. They do not remove anything from the water. We recommend using distilled water (or reverse osmosis or deionized water) as an empty base to add Third Wave Water minerals. This helps you

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 forever.

What is the shelf life for the sticks?

Third Wave Water minerals will not expire or go bad. Each stick and box has a “Manufactured On" date that shows when the sticks were made and packaged. To ensure the longest life possible, make sure to store the mineral sticks at room temperature and

Can I use Third Wave Water in my Keurig®?

Absolutely you can use Third Wave Water in 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 ideal water for your coffee a

Do you sell sticks in liters?

Yes. Five (5) of our profiles, Classic Light Roast Profile, Medium Roast Profile, Dark Roast Profile, Espresso Machine Profile, and Cold Brew Profile are available to purchase in 2 liter, 1 gallon, and 5 gallon sizes. NOTE: 1 gallon is equivalent to

How do I use the 5-gallon sticks?

The 5-gallon sticks were created to be used with a 5-gallon carboy (≈19 liters); this is one of the most common size of water jug in the United States. Other regions throughout the world use 22.7 liters. Mixing the 5-gallon sticks is the same (albeit

How do I make Third Wave Water?

Making Third Wave Water is as simple as mix, shake, brew! Add one stick of your preferred TWW profile to the proper size container of water (1-gallon, 5-gallon, or 2-liter), shake it up, and you're ready to brew. More details below. 1. Add Third Wave

Where can I find Third Wave Water?

There are many different places to find Third Wave Water. You can order from us directly, pick up some minerals at your favorite coffee shop, or on Amazon in select regions. If there is a cafe that doesn't sell us but you think they should, let us kn

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 will cause your co

Are any your water profiles SCA certified?

There is currently no 'certification' by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) for water profiles, but we have three water profiles that meet the current SCA water standards:. Classic Light Roast Profile. This profile is perfect for use for light ro

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.

Are your products recyclable?

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

Do you sponsor events and competitions?

Yes we do!. If you are hosting an event, are a competing barista, or are interested in Third Wave Water sponsoring a social media collaboration, use the link below to sign up for a sponsorship. Sponsorship Signup Link

What should my TDS be?

TDS, or Total Dissolved Solids, is a measurement of the amount of "stuff" that has dissolved in your water. This is measured in Parts Per Million, or ppm. For each Third Wave Water Profile, this number can vary because different profiles have differe

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

For best results:Be sure to use empty water (distilled water, reverse osmosis, water from a Zero Water filter)Clean your coffee maker before use. Below are some helpful links for popular brewers/espresso machines.Cleaning a Mr. Coffee PotCleaning a K

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