I grew up on a dairy farm in rural Minnesota, drinking healthy and great-tasting water from our farm’s well. I remember very clearly, as a kid, every time our parents took us to visit relatives or friends in the “Cities,” we would always make sure to drink lots of water before we left home because we could not stand to drink the “city water.” I knew from a young age that not all water is created equal.
WETEX Water Industry Expo – Dubai
Fast forward to the post-college years, volunteering in Asia, and facing the same problem of trying to find good drinking water. Fortunately, while in Taiwan, my wife met the owner of Puricom, an international manufacturer of reverse osmosis water filters, and he agreed to donate RO filter systems for the three schools we were helping at.
Little did I realize at that time that this friendship, along with my biology major background, would lead me to representing this manufacturer at Water Industry trade shows around the world.
In Search of Good Water for Coffee
In 2015, while visiting a friend who was roasting coffee beans for distribution to a network of offices in our city, he asked me, “Matthew, what is the best water for making coffee?” By this time, I had quite a bit of experience talking with coffee equipment manufacturers at water trade shows, so I had a pretty good idea of filtration standards, mineral and scaling issues, etc. However, I hadn’t paid much attention to what would create the best-tasting cup of coffee.
This marked the beginning of an incredible journey that connected me with the Specialty Coffee Association and coffee professionals across multiple continents.
After almost two years of experimenting with various water compositions on a diverse selection of coffees, each with distinct origins, roasting profiles, and brewing techniques—and thoroughly enjoying the process of exploring different combinations—we settled on a “solution” that we believed was perfect for any type of coffee. Consequently, we selected the company name KofeSolutions (pronounced Coffee Solutions) and unveiled COFFEE WATER® at the Specialty Coffee Expo in Seoul, Korea, in 2017.
Specialty Coffee Expo – Seoul 2017
We are delighted to have had the opportunity to connect with numerous fantastic individuals in the coffee industry.
Boston Specialty Coffee Expo 2019
If you share a passion for coffee, we sincerely hope that you will experience the same level of enjoyment that we have in uncovering the extraordinary coffees sourced from various corners of the world. And, by utilizing COFFEE WATER, we believe you’ll unlock their full potential and savor their richness to the fullest.
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