Some just call this “The Wave” and it is offered from Kalita Co., a family owned Japanese company which has been making coffee since the 1950s.

The Kalita Wave dripper is a pour-over, similar to the Chemex or V60 but has a noticeably different extraction configurations. Rather than the water dripping through a single hole, the water drips through three extraction holes with the Kalita Wave’s flat bottom.

This allows for a crisp cup since there is no channeling of water in the coffee bed

  1. Place and rinse Kalita Wave filter in the dripper while on the scale. This will also heat up your mug. 
  2. Discard the rinse water from the carafe or mug and place the 21g of fresh ground coffee into the filter - make sure the bed of coffee is flat then place the Kalita Wave on top of a carafe or mug. Tare your scale to zero. 
  3. First Pour (:10 seconds) - Saturate the grounds with 60g of hot water off the boil (205°F) in the first 10 seconds and allow it to bloom. Coffee degasses or blooms when it’s fresh and you should see the coffee bed rise up and bubble a bit. Give it a stir with a spoon. 
  4. Second Pour (:45 seconds) - At :45 seconds, pour water up to 200g in a spiral motion by 1:00. The spiral motion helps even the extraction and keeps everything integrated. 
  5. Pulse and Wait - Pour small amounts (25 -50g of water) periodically to hit 375g by 2:00. Submerging dark spots and avoiding light spots and slowly bring the water level to the top for an even extraction. 
  6. Serve and enjoy - total brew volume should be about 300ml or 10 oz mug at 2:45 to 3:00 minutes of brew time. Remove the Wave from the carafe or mug and in the sink for the rest of the water to drain through.
Written by Peter Valencia

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