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Thread: Third Wave Water

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    Third Wave Water

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    We are all aware of how water quality can affect the quality of the coffee we make/enjoy, as evidenced by the use of water filtration devices used. However, we are still at the mercy of the local water and how much or little a filtration system is able to remove.

    Has anyone tried or have any thoughts on the product Third Wave Water, which adds back in supposedly the ideal minerals and elements to distilled or reverse osmosis water to brew the ideal coffee?

    The company appears to be retailing trial tablets and are kick starting a production run.
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    wouldn't be surprised if it turned out to be similar to matt perger's water recipe.
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    As this piece tells us quite directly, and I agree "hipster buffoonery"

    I'm reminded of the old saw "A fool and his money are soon parted"

    "The result? $1-a-pop capsules that infuse your water with the perfect amount of minerals like calcium, sodium, and magnesium.

    In theory, this should allow coffee-fanatics to brew the most flavourful cup possible."



    Third Wave Water: How hipsters finally ruined coffee | The Independent
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    Thanks for mentioning matt pergers recipe. Looked it up. Assume it would be something similar and probably cheaper.

    Anyone tried it? (matt pergers recipe). Did it make a difference?
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    They will soon have a capsule that when dropped into water of 65deg will create a perfect espresso ;p (probably will taste as good as it sounds)
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    This product has been around for a while. Isn't it the same sort of thing?
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    tbh, the only thing wrong with this is the hideous overpricing. either filter your tap water, or if it's abnormally awful, make Matt's water with distilled/demineralised, bicarbonate, and epsom salt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan View Post
    They will soon have a capsule that when dropped into water of 65deg will create a perfect espresso ;p (probably will taste as good as it sounds)
    Sounds like nescafe barista blend
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    The day the hipsters jumped the shark...

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    Quote Originally Posted by flynnaus View Post
    This product has been around for a while. Isn't it the same sort of thing?
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    It doubles the cost but if you only use half a gallon of water the results are well worth it. Makes a more concentrated drink where the flavours just pop.

    Cheers
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    If you really want it to pop you need to add this to it:
    Canned Sunshine.jpg


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    This is all making me very thirsty!!.... for an espresso...

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Javaphile View Post
    If you really want it to pop you need to add this to it:
    Canned Sunshine.jpg

    Florida Sunshine? Is that similar to California sunshine? </sixties reference>

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    Not really similar at all. Florida sunshine is very orange while California sunshine is golden.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lupus View Post
    However, we are still at the mercy of the local water and how much or little a filtration system is able to remove.
    Generally speaking Australian water quality is of a very high standard. Utilities typically produce an annual water quality report which is usually posted on their website which can give you a good picture of the water quality in your area.

    I personally wouldn't bother buying this product.

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    I have a bridge for sale, it was recently painted and suitable for vehicular traffic, anyone interested can contact me and arrange pick up from either north Sydney or if you prefer can be taken from the Sydney City end, choice is yours. Transportation at purchasers expense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smee View Post
    I have a bridge for sale, it was recently painted and suitable for vehicular traffic, anyone interested can contact me and arrange pick up from either north Sydney or if you prefer can be taken from the Sydney City end, choice is yours. Transportation at purchasers expense.
    Pretty much sums it up Smee, it's all about gullibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K_Bean_Coffee View Post
    ....don't forget quality air. If you're overseas get some air from Sydney to get great the very best steam into your milk.
    Ewwww, who would want polluted Sydney air?

    Give me Tassie air any day - some of the cleanest on the planet 😀
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    Getting back to the OP's question - I've actually been doing something along the lines of this. For about $70 I bought a water distiller off eBay - I effectively distill the water, then remineralise according to:

    https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws....ter_recipe.pdf

    It tastes pretty good, but in all honesty I doubt I'd taste the difference from water used out of the tap. I'm in Melbourne and I think the water is already pretty good from what I've tested with a TDS and aquarium-like alkalinity solutions. After I have distilled some water though it is pretty amazing to see the brownish residue that's left behind at the bottom of the distiller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgseye View Post
    After I have distilled some water though it is pretty amazing to see the brownish residue that's left behind at the bottom of the distiller.
    The bulk of Melbourne's water supply is unfiltered, straight from the catchments. Doesn't do anything to the taste though as you've already noted.

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    Residue is probably from the pipes.

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    I've ordered some, I'm curious. I'm currently living in London and the water hardness makes a huge difference to the flavor. I cannot get my coffee at home to taste as good as what I make on RO water at work. Its like I'm using a completely different bean.

    I'm hoping this will be a solution



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