How to brew at home: Kalita Wave

How to brew at home: Kalita Wave


Learn how to brew delicious coffee at home! Today, we're featuring the Kalita Wave in our step-by-step guide. The wave-shaped brewer is built for even extraction and immersion while making it easy to play with brew ratios and contact time to pull out whatever flavor profiles maximize the cup.

Supply List

Brew Ratio

COFFEE FOR COFFEE WATER GRIND VESSEL
1 Person
20 grams
320 grams
Medium Cup
2 People
40 grams
640 grams Medium Range Server


STEP 1

Pre-heat the Kalita Wave and rinse the filter by pouring hot water over both with a mug or range server underneath. This reduces the potential for a paper flavor in the coffee and preheats the brewer.

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Kalita Wave Dripper

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STEP 2

Using a scale, place a small vessel on top, then tare before adding the whole beans. For a single serving, we'll be measuring out 20 grams of coffee.

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STEP 3

Pour the measured whole beans into the grinder. Grind to medium size.

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STEP 4

Empty the hot water from the vessel before adding the ground coffee. Place your setup on the scale, then tare.

STEP 5

Slowly pour 40 grams of water to bloom - objective of bloom is to saturate as much of the coffee bed as possible. From here, we are going to pour in concentric circles, or spirals. Start the timer, waiting 45 seconds before moving on.

STEP 6

At 45 seconds, add 80 grams of hot water until the scale reads 120 grams. Wait until the timer hits 1 minute 45 seconds before moving forward.

STEP 7

At 1 minute 45 seconds, add 130 grams of hot water until the scale reads 250 grams. Wait until the timer hits 2 minutes before moving forward.

STEP 8

At 2 minutes, add hot water until the scale reads 320 grams. You should finish pouring around 2 minutes 30 seconds. It will drip for another minute or so.

STEP 9

Remove the brewer, swirl, let cool and enjoy! Please leave us any comments and your brew suggestions below.

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