the kalita wave dripper features a flat-bottomed brew bed for even extraction and a filter design that reduces contact between the brewing space and the dripper itself.
with our brewing basics, you can achieve a final cup reminiscent of a drip coffeemaker but with a noticeably more delicate and complex finish. we use a pulse rather than a continuous pour method when adding the water which means you may need to adjust your timings if you want to give your grounds more time to bloom, especially if you’re using ridiculously fresh coffee!
water temp: 185°f / 85°c
brew ratio: approx. 1:17
brewing time: 3mins 45secs
step-by-step brewing method
step 01. bring your water to the boil and set aside to cool
step 02. while your water heats, grind the coffee to medium size. Now, set up your kalita on your cup and add the filter. place your setup onto the scale and zero
step 03. thoroughly wet your filter with 60g of water. throw away the water and reset your rig on the scale
step 04. add your grounds and shake the kalita gently to level your coffee bed. reset your scale to zero
step 05. to bloom your coffee, start the timer and slowly pour 50g of water evenly over the grounds. use a circular pouring motion to thoroughly saturate the coffee grounds. blooming should take on average 35 seconds, but this depends on the freshness of your coffee beans. adjust accordingly and at your discretion
step 06. start your first pulse by pouring 100g of water over 15 seconds, starting from the center and working outward in concentric circles. by this point, the scale should read 150g and the timer should read 0:50
step 07. wait 10 seconds and repeat the process 5 times in 50g increments. at the end, your scale should read 400g and the timer should read 3:00
step 08. let your coffee drawdown; it should take about 45 seconds
step 09. remove and discard the filter. green fingers tip: add your coffee grounds to plants as fertilizer
step 10. let the coffee finish dripping. your brew is now ready to enjoy
make sure your pulse is on track with these timing guidelines:
0:35 to 0:50: 150g
1:00 to 1:15: 200g
1:25 to 1:40: 250g
1:50 to 2:05: 300g
2:15 to 2:30: 350g
2:45 to 3:00: 400g
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