Brew Guide: Kalita Wave Dripper
You’ll appreciate the balance and sweetness produced by the Kalita Wave. As a flat-bottomed brewer, it allows for even extraction and flow restriction, resulting in a delicious cup of coffee.
What You Need:
Kalita Wave dripper
Kalita Wave filter
23 grams coffee
375g water just off the boil (about 205° F)
Place the Kalita Wave filter into the dripper and rinse the filter with hot water. This removes the paper flavor from the filter and heats the server.
Measure and Grind:
Discard the rinse water from the carafe or coffee cup and grind 23g of coffee as fine as table salt. Add it to the filter, ensuring that the bed is completely flat. Place the Kalita Wave on top of a carafe or cup. Tare your scale to zero.
Bloom by pouring 30 grams of water right off the boil (about 205° F) into the bed of coffee, completely saturating it. The bloom allows the coffee to de-gas, enabling the water to yield the full potential of the coffee. Allow to expand for 45 seconds. Pour in concentric circles to evenly agitate all the coffee and control water direction under the surface of the slurry.
Remove the Wave from the carafe or coffee cup and set the brewer in the sink to allow the remaining water to drain through. Serve immediately.
Note: For all our brewing methods, we suggest starting with a 1:16 coffee to water ratio which provides an excellent extraction level that maximizes flavor. Feel free to adjust this ratio to achieve a stronger brew if you wish. Should you find that the flavor is stronger than you’d like, however, simply dilute the brewed coffee with fresh, hot water. See our Four Fundamentals to a Perfect Cup for a fuller explanation of the coffee to water ratio under the heading "Proportion."