If you look under the Espresso machine at your local cafe, you’ll find a filtration system that uses normal line pressure (or generated pressure) to force water through its various chambers and resins. Baristas can control the percentage of water being sent through the filter using a bypass, based on the hardness of the water in their area. These are tried-and-tested systems — they’re also cumbersome, complex, and unsuitable for home use.
Peak Water’s groundbreaking new adjustable filter allows you to customise your water from the countertop — using the power of gravity alone.
Down to the Filter
Better brewing water begins and ends with the filter — and ours is really special. Domestic water filters are typically based around a cone-shaped design and a basic mix of charcoal and resin, with water passing through the filter top-to-bottom.
At the heart of Peak Water is our innovative disc filter, combining precisely calculated flow dynamics with our new ‘filter maze’ system — ensuring that your water is completely treated, every time. The filter utilises highly specific ion-exchange resins to control and manipulate bicarbonate — the variable with the greatest impact on a coffee’s cup quality — while balancing the water’s ph level and retaining crucial minerals required for great brewing.
Tap water varies greatly from city to city, let alone country to country — and one of the team’s biggest technical challenges was to ensure that Peak Water could tackle the mineral content of different tap waters around the world.
Using the results of extensive and continuing global water surveys, we were able to develop four distinct filter settings that take advantage of Peak Water’s advanced filter design. This provides unprecedented control over your water’s bicarbonate, whilst allowing for complete saturation in the carbon chamber, eliminating unwanted chlorine and organic compounds.
Simply test your tap water with the supplied test strip, adjust Peak Water to the appropriate filter setting outlined in the user guide, and create great brewing water wherever you are.
Bottled water has long been the go-to for improved home brewing, but we’ve always seen bottled water as a compromise — a halfway point on the way to exceptional coffee at home. The dissolved solids (or lack thereof) in most bottled waters make them delicious for drinking, but less-than-optimal for coffee brewing — not to mention the environmental impact.
With Peak Water you get next level brewing water, without the waste — at less than half the cost per litre.
The disc filter has also been designed to keep the carbon and resin sections completely separate, allowing for re-generation and recycling of Peak Water filters.
Water filter jugs are common in kitchens around the world. The design ethos behind Peak Water has been to transform this rudimentary device into an essential part of your home coffee setup — but also, just as importantly, create a beautiful, desirable jug in the process. It’s taken us two years, but we think we’ve done it.
Peak Water is inspired by coffee — it was born from the idea of taking everyday tap water and brewing exceptional coffee with it. For many developing coffee-growing communities, clean drinking water isn’t a part of everyday life.
Project Waterfall is a charity created to give back to these communities by providing clean drinking water and sanitation. Access to clean water is the first step in breaking the poverty cycle — it improves health and well-being and gives families a gateway to better lives.
A portion of every Peak Water jug sold will directly support Project Waterfall’s efforts in Ethiopia — one of coffee’s most vibrant and celebrated origins. If we reach our Kickstarter goal, we will be able to provide around eighty-four coffee growing community members with fresh, clean drinking water for life.
Our team is made up of a collection of individuals from a variety of fields and specialisms. We all share a passion for great coffee and collaborating on exciting and inspiring projects.
Starter Pack, V60 & Limited Edition T-shirt
A visual representation of the branded V60 and our Peak Water limited edition T-shirt, which you can get with our starter pack for a pledge of £60.
Starter Pack & Limited Edition Poster
Thank you to the global coffee community for always supporting and collaborating on research towards better filter brewing water.
Risks and challenges
We have been developing Peak Water for the past two years. We are confident we have the best possible design made with the best possible materials to the highest standards.
We recognise that there can always be set backs in bringing a product to market and we have planned accordingly with our timeline allowing for adjustments along the way.
We have teamed up with expert engineers and tried and tested manufacturing partners here in the U.K. to keep standards and results to the highest standard.
Minima are the industrial design company that have we have partnered with on the project. They have a track record of taking ideas from inception to manufacture, understanding the processes involved to make a project a reality.
All of the technology in Peak Water is patent pending.
We have created a cushion in our timeline for unforeseen challenges. However if we do for some reason have delays that out-strip our cushion, we will keep you constantly informed of our progress along the way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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