Kalita Wave- Total brew time 3-4 minutes
Metal and grooved in build, the Kalita Wave with its memorable design brews through a paper filter on a flat-bed (as opposed to the cone of the V60) for what some consider a more consistent extraction. Due to the flat bed allowing for a partial immersion, this method produces a balanced yet intricate flavour somewhere in between a French Press and Hario V60.
1 cup (12g of beans)
Boil water to an ideal brewing temperature of 91-93C. Once boiled, add your filter to the Kalita Wave and rinse with hot water to warm up the Kalita Wave and remove the paper flavour.
Weigh and grind your coffee to a consistency similar to table salt. We recommend using 12g of coffee beans.
Add the ground coffee to the filter keeping the grounds at the centre of the cone. Shake to keep the coffee bed level.
Place the Kalita Wave with cup onto the scale and pour 50 grams of hot water gently onto the coffee to ensure it all gets wet. When pouring, use a spiral movement outwards from the centre to cover the coffee without disturbing the coffee bed.
Note: For improved technique a goose neck kettle helps to control water flow and spiral pouring.
Set timer for 30 seconds to allow the coffee to bloom (degassing process). After 30 seconds add an additional 100 grams of water and set timer for 1 minute.
At 1 minute, add an additional 75 grams of water to total water weight to 225 grams and wait a further 1.30 mins. At 1.30 minutes remove the Kalita Wave and serve!