The Kalita Wave brewer takes the classic pour-over approach and adds a flat-based to the brewer, which helps control water flow and gives a more consistent brew regardless of how you pour.
Method for Kalita Wave 155 (1 cup) for Kalita Wave 185 (2 cups)
Put filter paper into your Kalita Wave brewer, and gently push it down so it touches the bottom.
Still holding the paper down, pour hot water in to rinse the paper. Pour until all the paper is wet.
Rinsing gets rid of the paper taste, and also pre-warms the brewer and mug or server.
Empty out the rinse water (don’t forget to give it a second use), then grind 14g (for 1 cup) 30g (for 2 cups) of coffee and place it in the filter.
Gently tap the brewer on the bench to settle the grounds into a flat bed. You’ll need a slightly more coarse grind when brewing with 30g for 2 cups.
Gently pour in 50g of water, just off the boil.
Your water should be around 96°C. If you don’t have a temperature-controlled kettle, leave your water for a minute or two once it’s boiled and you’ll be close.
Stir to make sure all the grounds are wet, and wait 30 seconds.
This initial wait is called the bloom and gives time for the gasses trapped in the coffee to escape.
In two batches, gently add more water until you’ve added a total of 240ml (for 1 cup) 500ml (for 2 cups)
Pour each new batch of water in slow circular motions, trying not to disturb the coffee grounds too much.
Gently stir again once you’ve added all the water.
Stirring will help ensure all the grounds are evenly extracted.
Gently lift and tap down the brewer to help settle the grounds as it finishes extracting.
Tapping will help settle the bed of grounds, providing a more even extraction as it finishes brewing.
Swirl mug to mix the brew, then enjoy!
Swirling helps mix and aerate the brew.