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