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Kalita Wave

April 17, 2017 2 min read

Kalita Wave

Buy This If...
You sometimes rock a fedora and love lemon or lime in your water glass.

Rundown

  • Prep Time: 4 min
  • Brew Time: 3 min 10 seconds
  • Cups: 2 small cups / 1 big mug
  • Brew ratio: 1:15
  • In your mouth: Balanced & Intricate
  • Grind size: Coarse like table salt

Gear:

  • Kalita Wave Dripper
  • Kalita Wave Filter
  • 22 grams of whole beans
  • 330 ml of filtered water
  • Burr grinder or hand grinder
  • Gooseneck kettle w/ thermometer
  • Calculator (or your iphone will do)
  • Timer
  • Scale
  • Mug

Pre-Brew

  • Use a brew ratio of coffee to water that is 1:15.
  • Set filter inside Kalita Wave and put it on top of a mug you’re not using.
  • Bring your water boil at 205 degrees.
  • Pour boiling water through the Kalita Wave and then discard water. Wetting the paper all the way to the edges eliminates the paper taste in your coffee.
  • Allow the kettle water to cool 15 seconds more after wetting the filter.
  • While it's cooling, load coffee grounds into the Kalita Wave and gently shake it so that they even out.
  • Place Kalita Wave on top of glass brew pot or mug and then on top of a scale.
  • Tare your scale to zero.

Brew

Step 1: Bloom (0 - :35 seconds)

  • Start your timer and slowly pour from the outside (not touching the paper) in a circular motion finishing in the middle.
  • Use just enough water over the grounds that wets them evenly.
  • Double the water weight of the initial coffee grounds.
  • 22 grams of coffee would make a ~45 gram bloom, which you should finish in about 15-20 seconds.
  • Let it sit until your timer reads 35 seconds.

Step 2: Brew (:35 - 1:20)

  • Begin pouring again slowly from the middle, in a circular motion, moving outwards until you reach the size of a silver dollar, which matches the size of the three holes in the Kalita Wave. Use the same motion and the same size circle, over and over.
  • Finish this step at 1:20 and 165 grams.

Step 3: Pulse (1:20 - 2:20)

  • Watch closely for the bloom to fall a half inch or so and, before it hits the bottom, begin pouring again.
  • These pulse pours are short, silver dollar sized, circular motions of about 40 grams of water each time.
  • The goal is to get the coffee rising and falling smoothly and steadily.
  • You will likely experience about 5-6 pulses of about 30 grams of water.
  • Stop when you reach 2:20 and 330 grams of water.

Step 4: Wait (2:20 - 3:10)

  • If you are using a mug, just wait for it to finish fully.
  • If you’re using a fancy glass brew pot, watch for the stream to stop and as soon as it begins to drip, pull the Kalita Wave off the pot.

Step 5: Drink

  • Savor. Look in the mirror and stare at your awesome self.
  • Make one for your “friend”

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