This charming little stainless steel dripper offers good looks and brewing consistency in equal measure. The Kalita Wave features a flat bottom filter and three holes to maintain even flow rate and distribution, resulting in more consistent extractions. In other words, it’s pretty hard to mess this one up. Let’s dive in.
What you'll need:
Place the Kalita Wave filter in the dripper and wet thoroughly with hot water. Rinsing your filter before brewing will ensure that your coffee won’t have a papery taste and will also preheat your dripper and mug. Toss that papery water before brewing!
Measure out 25 grams of whole beans and grind them medium-fine, roughly the size of table salt.
Pour the grounds into the filter and shake gently to even out the grounds.
Place the Kalita Wave on top of a mug or carafe and tare your scale to zero.
Start the timer and begin to pre-infuse (lightly cover) your coffee grounds with about 30 grams of hot water. Try and saturate the grounds as evenly as possible in this first pour. The grounds will start to “bloom.” Let the blooming grounds sit until your timer reaches the 30-second mark.
Pour hot water over the grounds in a circular motion in increments of about 60 grams until we reach a total of 375 grams of water. If all goes well that should happen right around the 3 1/2 minute mark. If there’s still a bit of water left in the dripper, just remove the dripper and place it in a sink. Less great coffee is better than more over-extracted coffee!