This brew guide will help you get consistent results with your Kalita Wave. The flat bottom of the Kalita promotes a more even extraction each time you brew. For this guide we will be using a Steel Kalita 155 and doing a single pour after the bloom. We find that by doing a single pour after the bloom it allows you to keep the brew temperature high enough to extract crisp acidity from your coffee without it becoming sour as a result of lower temperature extraction.

Brew Ratio - 12g of coffee per 200g of water

You Will Need

  • Kalita Wave 155

  • Kalita Wave 155 filter paper

  • Grinder

  • Scale

  • Gooseneck kettle

  • Timer

  • Brewing vessel (such as a mug)

  • 200g of filtered water (92 degrees)

  • 12g of whole bean coffee

Method

  1. Weigh out 12g of whole beans and grind them on a fairly coarse filter setting.

  2. Boil the kettle and place the filter paper on top of the Kalita. Place the Kalita on top of your brewing vessel and rinse the filter paper with boiling water, discarding the water afterwards.

  3. Place the brewing vessel and Kalita on top of the scale, add the ground coffee, tare the scale and start the timer as you pour the first 50g of water onto the grounds in an aggressive circle pour.

  4. After 30 seconds begin to pour the rest of the brew water onto the coffee bed with a centre pour, maintaining a constant flow rate. 

  5. After your pour tap the brewer on the top of your brewing vessel a few times. This helps to knock off any grounds stuck to the filter near the top.

  6. Allow all the remaining water to drain through then remove the Kalita from the brewing vessel and enjoy.

  7. You are aiming for a total brew time of around 2 minutes.

  8. If the coffee tastes sour it is under extracted, try grinding finer to increase contact time and extract more. If the coffee tastes too bitter/dry it is over extracted, try grinding coarser to decrease contact time and extract less.

Bonus Tips

  • Because the Kalita Wave is metal it will require more pre-heating than a plastic brewer such as the V60.

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Kalita Wave