Kalita Wave

With its stainless steel and wavy contours, the Kalita Wave wins over coffee and design enthusiasts alike. It’s a favorite pour over brew method for home use and it’s great on the go, too. The flat-bottom filter helps with even extraction while brewing. The key to mastering this brewer is the slow spiral pour.

Bean to cup 3 Minutes

What you need

Step 1

Rinse filter

Place and rinse the Kalita Wave filter in the dripper. This removes the paper flavor from the filter and warms everything up. Heat up your mug while you’re at it.

Step 2

Measure and grind

Discard the rinse water from the carafe or mug and grind 21g (about 3 Tablespoons) of coffee as fine as table salt. Add it to the filter, making sure the bed is completely flat. Place the Kalita Wave on top of a carafe or mug. Tare your scale to zero.

Step 3

Saturate grounds

Saturate the dry grounds completely with 60g of hot water right off the boil (about 205°F) in the first 10 seconds and allow it to bloom. Coffee degasses or “blooms” when it’s fresh–the coffee bed should rise up and bubble a bit. Give the coffee a stir with a spoon.

Step 4

Second pour

At :45, pour water up to 200g in a spiral motion by 1:00. The spiral motion helps give you an even extraction and keeps everything integrated.

Step 5

Pulse and wait

Pour small amounts (25-50g of water) periodically to hit 375g by 2:00. Submerging dark spots and avoiding light spots, slowly bring the water level to the top for an even extraction.

Step 6

Serve and Enjoy

Your brew volume should reach approximately 300ml or about to the top of a 10oz mug at 2:45 to 3:00. Remove the Wave from the carafe or mug and set it in the sink for the rest of the water to drain through.


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