Great quality coffee starts with a great bean but does it always end here? In most cases we'd like to think yes, but an area that sometimes gets overlooked in the brewing process is the water we use, for which makes up 98% of your coffee drink, thereby being a major part of your daily intake. It has already become best practice to get your coffee to water ratio right and heat to a certain temperature when home brewing, but the standard of water is somewhat limited. Whilst filters are recommended for commercial espresso machines to purify water, what happens if the water is missing the minerals it needs to begin with?
Third Wave Water is a brand that aims to bridge this gap to enhance water as opposed to filter it. Through research and development they’ve created soluble capsules that re-mineralize water for optimised brewing water. They work by blending a cocktail of sodium, calcium and magnesium, and upon being served in the right doses, are said to bring out a brighter and more consistent flavour. Such a claim has been supported by the Speciality Coffee Association.