Third Wave Water Q&A

Find some helpful tips and information below on preparing Third Wave Water and its benefits. 

How do I make Third Wave Water?

1) Add TWW minerals to distilled water.

2) Shake the water jug for 10-15 seconds to effectively mix the minerals.

3) Pour the mixed water into your brewer. 

Why should I care about water quality when brewing coffee?

Flavor: Water can flatten the taste of your coffee.

Extraction: Coffee requires certain minerals present to properly extract, pulling the coffee flavors out of the bean and into your cup.

Protect your investment: if you purchased all of the right brewing gear and $10+/lb for coffee, why run the experience with bad water? 

What is Third Wave Water (TWW)?

Minerals: TWW is a packet of all-natural minerals that, when mixed with distilled water, creates the optimum water to brew coffee. 

What is in Third Wave Water? 

Three minerals: there are no chemicals used. See below for each water profile's exact ingredients. 

What kind of water should I add TWW minerals to? 

We recommend Distilled Water, Reverse Osmosis, or Deionized water for best results. You can also use water from a fresh Zero Water filter. 

How do I store TWW after it has been mixed?

Store the mixed water at room temperature and out of direct sunlight

How long does TWW last after is has been mixed? 

The mixed water will not separate from the water once it is mixed and will last as long as it is potable. 

Shelf life for the mineral packs?

It is the same as table salt, about 2-3 years


3 Different Water Profiles 

  Classic Profile Dark Roast Profile Espresso Profile
Optimizes water for coffee and tea. Optimizes water for dark roast coffee. Optimizes water for espresso machines.
  • Less maintenance for your coffee brewing equipment (Permanent Hardness minerals)
  • Brighter, cleaner flavors (higher acidity) 
  • *SCA compliant water formula 
  • Less maintenance for your coffee brewing equipment (Permanent Hardness minerals)
  • Smoother flavors, preserving chocolate and nutty characteristics (higher alkalinity)
  • Less maintenance for your espresso machine (NO Chlorides)
  • *SCA compliant water formula 
  • Magnesium Sulfate
  • Calcium Citrate
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Magnesium Sulfate
  • Calcium Citrate
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Magnesium Sulfate
  • Calcium Citrate
  • Potassium Bicarbonate