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Give your coffee and hot tea an advantage.

Help consistently brew great-tasting coffee and hot tea by utilizing high-quality water and filtration. Find a solution that's right for you.


Set yourself up for success with 3M™ Water Filtration Products for foodservice.

  • When you have confidence in the quality of your water, you’ll have confidence that your beverages are served at their best — and that means happy customers. You’ll also have assurance that your equipment is protected from excessive scale buildup that can lead to downtime and expensive repairs or replacement costs. Best of all, you’ll know that your filtration system is easy to maintain and provides the flow rate you need to keep up with the pace of your business.

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Help avoid scale build-up and achieve clearer, better-tasting ice — all while maintaining the efficiency of your equipment with 3M™ Water Filtration Products.

Brewed Coffee and Hot Tea

Skip scale build-up, unpleasant taste and inconsistent flavor in your coffee and hot tea by increasing the quality of your water with 3M™ Water Filtration Products.


High-quality water and filtration can help you achieve better-tasting espresso beverages while maintaining the efficiency of your equipment.


Space saving 3M™ Dual Port and Dual Flow systems are engineered to provide high flow rate, high-capacity water to your restaurant equipment all within a small footprint design.

Steam Equipment and Combi Ovens

Reduce scale build-up on your steam tables and combi ovens while maintaining the efficiency of your equipment with 3M™ Water Filtration Products.

Cold Beverage

Help ensure your beverages are as refreshing as your customers expect them to be with 3M™ Water Filtration Products.

Applications in Coffee and Tea Shops

3M filtration is trusted in restaurants around the world for performance, convenience and quality. Get efficient and effective solutions, easy-to-use and easy-to-maintain systems, and reliable results that help maximize product consistency and operational continuity.

Brewed Coffee and Hot Tea

Coffee you can count on.

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    The key to consistent coffee is the water you use to brew it. If your water is off-tasting or contains chlorine, chloramines, sediment or other particles, it can greatly impact the taste and appearance of your coffee. Scale buildup from water hardness or minerals, excess particulates, and corrosion from excess chlorine and chloramines can lead to costly maintenance downtime or shortened machine life.

    You can help ensure consistent tasting beverages and smooth-running equipment with a water filtration system from 3M designed for coffee applications.

    • Systems can be tailored to suit your unique needs — from basic filtration to reduce chlorine, taste and odor to being able to control the total dissolved solids (TDS) in your water.
    • Compact design saves valuable space.
    • Easy-to-maintain with quick filter change-outs.
    • Select systems featuring Integrated Membrane Pre-Activated Carbon Technology (I.M.P.A.C.T.), meaning your filters last longer with fewer change-outs and lower replacement costs while reducing waste.

    Brew at your best with a 3M™ Water Filtration Solution for foodservice for coffee makers.

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Espresso that's always good to go.

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    Your customers have high expectations when they order espresso drinks. They’re paying a premium price for what better be a premium-tasting beverage. If your water isn’t up to par, it can have a negative impact on the taste of your espresso drinks. You already have a lot of things you have to get right from the right ingredients to the right temperature — your water doesn’t have to be one of them.

    You can control the quality of the water you use with a water filtration system from 3M designed for espresso applications. These innovative systems can be tailored to suit your needs with different levels and types of filtration.

    • Go with a basic level to help reduce the damaging impact of oxidization with scale inhibitors.
    • Opt for a fixed blend of water hardness back into your water at 25%.
    • You could also choose a system that lets you adjust your own custom TDS blend for more control.

    Whichever 3M filtration solution for espresso equipment you choose, you can help your equipment run smoother and last longer. They can help reduce scale that can diminish machine performance. Or help reduce damaging effects of calcium and magnesium that can build up in the boiler, reducing efficiency and increasing your maintenance costs — while reducing service life.

    Help meet your customers high expectations with select 3M™ Water Filtration Solutions for foodservice espresso machines.

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Ice Machines

Better ice, clearly.

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    Your ice is 100% water, so if you’re not using quality water, it may show in the taste and appearance of one your most served items. A 3M filtration system designed for ice machines can help ensure your ice looks clear and is great tasting.

    • Help reduce chlorine taste and odor and sediment.
    • Scale reduction to help reduce scale build-up on evaporator plates.
    • Help reduce corrosion of metallic components and clogging of distribution nozzles and solenoid valves.
    • Help extend the life of pumps, valves, seals and more.
    • Eliminate the need for a separate prefilter.

    Select 3M water filtration solutions for ice applications feature Integrated Membrane Pre-Activated Carbon Technology (I.M.P.A.C.T.) which provides built-in scale inhibition as well as chlorine taste and odor and particulate reduction. This can help to reduce service calls and downtime — increasing your bottom line.

    Help ensure your ice is clear and great tasting with a 3M™ Water Filtration Solution for foodservice for ice machines.

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Cold Beverage Machines

Refreshingly realiable.

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    We’ve all ordered our favorite soft drink at one time or another and instantly knew something was off about the taste. People expect the drinks they’re familiar with taste the same every time they order it.

    A big factor in the taste of drinks from cold beverage machines is the water they’re created with. A 3M water filtration system for cold beverage applications can help ensure the taste and quality of drinks and more.

    • Get over 96% chlorine taste and odor reduction*.
    • Chlorine and chloramine reduction available — especially important for popular diet beverages.
    • Help reduce excess abrasive sediment that can shorten the life of pumps, seals, O-rings and valves.
    • 2-in-1 systems available for machines that also have ice makers.
    • Integrated Membrane Pre-Activated Carbon Technology (I.M.P.A.C.T.) for fewer change-outs and lower replacement costs while reducing waste.

    Help ensure your cold beverages taste the way they should with a 3M™ Water Filtration Solution for foodservice for cold beverage equipment.

    *Based on NSF/ANSI 42 testing of the ICE120, ICE140, ICE160, and ICE190 for the reduction of chlorine, taste, & odor.

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Combi-ovens and Steamers

Full steam ahead.

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    Combi-ovens are complex pieces of equipment and as such are one of your most expensive investments. You can help protect yours and keep it running efficiently with a 3M water filtration system for combi-ovens.

    • Reduce scale build-up that can lead to increased cleanings and potentially cause damage.
    • Reduce chlorine, chloramines and chlorides that can cause corrosion on parts and fittings, reducing service life.
    • Limit excess scale that can increase energy consumption and block blowdown drains, leading to costly maintenance.
    • Get Integrated Membrane Pre-Activated Carbon Technology (I.M.P.A.C.T.) for fewer change-outs and lower replacement costs while reducing waste.

    Help protect one of your most expensive and critical pieces of equipment with a 3M™ Water Filtration Solution for foodservice for steamers/combi-ovens.

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Multi-Equipment Applications

Multiple upsides for multi-uses.

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    The water you use flows throughout your business, helping you deliver the hot and cold beverages, ice and food you serve every day. You know that you need quality water to deliver quality products, but ensuring every machine is getting the right water can be a daunting task. A 3M water filtration solution for multi-equipment applications can simplify day-to-day business life with one single system to serve multiple machines.

    • Simplify filter change-out schedules.
    • Save valuable space with one compact system.
    • Have a single source for maintenance and technical support.
    • Deliver different water qualities to different pieces of equipment.
    • Help protect all your valuable machines from costly downtime, maintenance and shortened life.
    • Integrated Membrane Pre-Activated Carbon Technology (I.M.P.A.C.T.) for fewer change-outs and lower replacement costs while reducing waste.

    Help ensure your valuable machines operate in harmony with a 3M™ Water Filtration Solution for foodservice for multi-equipment applications.

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See how 3M helped a customer achieve consistent beverage flavor.


Watch our Water 101 video series.

Check out our Water 101 video series to learn about water quality issues in each common foodservice application — ice, coffee, espresso, cold beverage, steam and multi-equipment — and the filtration solutions you may need to help improve the quality of water feeding your important machinery.

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    Find the right 3M water filter for all your needs.

    Consider these factors when choosing a water filter:

    • Hardness of incoming water
    • Quality of incoming water (sediment, disinfectants and contaminants)
    • Machine capacity
    • Daily production/water used per day


    *Product Selection and Use: This tool is intended to provide guidance on products for a foodservice
    application. Since there are many factors that can affect a product’s use, the customer and user remain
    responsible for determining whether the 3M product is suitable and appropriate for the user’s specific
    application, including user evaluating the 3M product in user’s application.

Why choose a 3M commercial foodservice water filter?

3M™ High Flow Series products include the option of replacement filters featuring Integrated Membrane Pre-Activated Carbon Technology ("I.M.P.A.C.T.") that provides excellent cartridge life and economy. You'll see some key benefits including:

  • Single-cartridge flow rates and capacities previously only available with three- or four-cartridge systems¹
  • Up to 12-month cartridge life
  • Fast and easy cartridge changes with our Sanitary Quick Change design (SQC)
  • Direct or easily adaptable connections to existing plumbing lines
  • Certification to NSF Standard 53 for cyst reduction² (For select High Flow series products)
  • Reduction of 99.99 percent of waterborne bacteria³ (For select High Flow series products)
  • Scale inhibition available on select models

¹ Filters featuring the Integrated Membrane Pre-Activated Carbon Technology ("I.M.P.A.C.T.") media can clearly be identified by the icon on the product label
² Based on the use of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts.
³ As demonstrated with 99.99% reduction of surrogate organism E. coli (ATCC 11229) and P. fluorescens (ATCC 49642) in manufacturer’s lab test.

See how our HF90 model, part of the 3M™ High Flow Series, helps you achieve great, consistent taste and helps protect machinery.

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Polypropylene housing.

Pleated Membrane

Media with pleated membrane design¹ helps provide cyst² and bacteria³ protection, plus excellent sediment holding capabilities with minimal pressure drop.

Carbon Block

Carbon block technology has more than four times the chlorine taste and odor-reduction capacity of the leading competitor’s pre-coat filter.

Pleated Membrane

Pleated membrane media has six times the surface area of the leading competitor’s filter.

Prefilter Wrap

Cartridges feature a five-micron prefilter wrap.

Find more filtration resources from 3M.

To help reduce food and beverage quality impacts, business interruptions, added cost and, ultimately, reduced customer satisfaction, follow recommended guidelines on when to change your 3M water filter. Knowing more about what affects your local water quality will help you manage integrating water filtration into your business.

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    Replacement Cartridges

    Already have a 3M filter? Check out our replacement cartridge page to learn:

    - Where to buy a 3M water filter cartridge

    - Why you need to replace

    - When and how to change

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    Additional Resources

    Looking for something more specific? Check out other resource pages:

    - Find a Dealer

    - Find My Filter

    - Foodservice FAQs

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Customer Service: 800-630-0778
Technical Service: 866-990-9785