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Kalita Wave 185

Making a pourover with the Kalita Wave

BREW TIME: 3 to 4 minutes

The Kalita Wave brews a silky and balanced cup. The dripper’s unique design forgives minor missteps and delivers consistent clarity in each extraction. Master a steady, spiraled pour technique with a gooseneck kettle to reveal the balanced beauty inherent in our roasts. You’ll start by pouring small circles in the center of your brew bed, working your way outward, enlarging the circles with each pass until your pour reaches the filter’s edge. Use a stirring utensil to ensure saturation of the entire coffee dose. After the final pour, hold the handle of your Kalita dripper and give it a gentle swirl: the movement encourages an even extraction while the final drops fall through the filter.

What you’ll need

1x Kalita Wave 185 dripper1x carafe or mug1x stirring utensil
1x Kalita Wave 185 paper filter
1x timer
22g coffee (ground like kosher salt, 16 setting on Virtuoso+)
1x gooseneck kettle
1x digital gram scale
360g boiling filtered water, plus at least 100g for rinsing

Directions

  • Place the filter in the Kalita dripper. Place the dripper on top of your carafe or mug. Put both on the digital gram scale.
  • Rinse the paper filter with 100g of water. Discard the rinse water.
  • Add the ground coffee into the paper filter. Gently shake the dripper to level the surface of ground coffee.
  • Zero out the scale.
  • Start the timer and slowly pour in 66g of water, using concentric circles to ensure that the coffee is evenly saturated.
  • Immediately after pouring, stir the entire coffee brew bed with the utensil for 5 seconds.
  • About 30 seconds after your first pour, the coffee bed will stop expanding. Begin your next pour. Add 134g of water in concentric circles. Stop pouring when your scale reads 200g​.
  • Once the coffee bed has drained halfway down the filter, pour in 80g of water in concentric circles. Stop pouring when your scale reads 280g​.
  • Once the coffee bed has drained halfway down the filter, pour in the final 80g of water in concentric circles. Hold the Kalita dripper by the handle and gently swirl it once while the final pour is draining.
  • Once the final drops have fallen through the filter, the brew is complete. Total brew time should be between 3 and 4 minutes. *Pro tip: If the brew time is too short or too long, adjust your grinder. A finer grind will encourage longer brew times; a coarser grind will speed things up. Interested in learning more? Head over to Coffee 101.
  • Pour into your cup and enjoy!

Get Brewing

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Kalita Wave 185 filters
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