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's groundbreaking new adjustable filter allows you to customise your water from the countertop - using the power of gravity alone.
We backed Peak when it was a Kickstarter project as we were really excited by the concept and knew that Maxwell and his team would deliver something awesome. We're super excited to be 1 of the very first places in the world to be able to offer such a unique filter system.
Down to the Filter
Better brewing water begins and ends with the filter - and this one's 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 the innovative disc filter, combining precisely calculated flow dynamics with the 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, Peak Water 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.
Peak water vs bottled water
Bottled water has long been the go-to for improved home brewing, but Peak Water have 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.
Included in the box
Peak Water jug
1 Peak Water filter
1 water testing strip
For more information on setting up your Peak Water equipment, please visit the following pages on the Peak Water website