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

Currently, Third Wave Water creates four water profiles: Classic Profile, Espresso Profile, Dark Roast Profile, and Cold Brew Profile. Each profile (other than Cold Brew 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 details of each profile:

Classic Profile:

This water profile is recommended for traditional drip coffee brewers or any manual brewing method (AeroPress, Chemex, V60, etc.) providing brighter, cleaner flavors and higher acidity. It is SCA compliant and is our most popular water profile. Ingredients:

  • Magnesium Sulfate
  • Calcium Citrate
  • Sodium Chloride

Espresso Profile:

This water profile is specially engineered for your espresso machines avoiding the use of water boiler destroying chlorides. It is SCA compliant and helps protect your machine's boiler while simultaneously providing fantastic shots of delicious espresso. Ingredients:

  • Magnesium Sulfate
  • Calcium Citrate
  • Potassium Bicarbonate

Dark Roast Profile:

This water profile helps provide smoother flavors while preserving chocolate and nutty characteristics in your dark roasted coffees. Ingredients:

  • Magnesium Sulfate
  • Calcium Citrate
  • Sodium Bicarbonate

Cold Brew Profile:

This water profile makes it easier to acquire the tasting notes commonly sought after in cold brew coffees like chocolate and molasses as well as creamier body and reduced bitterness. Reduces acidity up to 3x (300% reduction). Ingredients:

  • Magnesium Sulfate
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Potassium Bicarbonate
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