Kalita Wave

What You’ll Need

Ratio

25g Coffee / 400g Water

Grind

Medium / Coarse (Sea Salt)

Total Brew Time

2:30 Pour, 0:30-1:00 Drawdown
Kalita Wave with filter sits on a range server and scale

Step 1

Prep & Preheat

Weigh 25g of coffee and grind on a medium-coarse setting to a coarseness of coarse sea salt. Set up the Kalita Wave, filter, and vessel on the scale. Heat 400g of water in the kettle to 208 degrees Fahrenheit.

Medium grind coffee shown next to whole beans

Step 2

Wet Filter

Gently pour hot water into the center of the empty filter. Continue pouring in a spiral outwards to wet the entire filter. Be careful not to pour too hard as the filter can collapse. Empty the water from the vessel, place back onto the scale, and tare to zero.

Fellow Kettle pours hot water over a Kalita Wave filter

Step 3

Add Coffee

Add the coffee to the Kalita Wave with the vessel on the scale, ensuring that you add 25g of ground coffee, and tare to zero.

Ground coffee is added to a Kalita Wave

Step 4

Bloom

Start the timer and add 50g of water to the bed of coffee quickly, in about 5 seconds. Let the coffee bloom for an additional 25 seconds.

30 sec
Water is poured over grounds in a Kalita Wave

Step 5

Second Pour

When the timer reads :30, start pouring in the center and spiral out in concentric circles. It's okay to pour onto the filter walls if grounds are clinging to the paper. Continue pouring in concentric circles spiraling back in towards the center until the scale reads 150g. This should take about 30 seconds. Let the slurry drain for about 15 seconds.

30 sec
Water is poured in concentric circles over grounds in a Kalita Wave

Step 6

Third Pour

When the timer reads 1:15, start pouring in the center and spiral out in concentric circles. Continue pouring in concentric circles spiraling back in towards the center until the scale reads 250g. This should take about 30 seconds. Let the slurry drain for about 15 seconds.

30 sec
Water is poured in concentric circles over grounds in a Kalita Wave

Step 7

Final Pour

When the timer reads 2:00, start pouring in the center and spiral out in concentric circles. Continue pouring in concentric circles spiraling back in towards the center until the scale reads 400g. This should take about 30 seconds.

Water is poured in concentric circles over grounds in a Kalita Wave

Step 8

Drawdown

Wait patiently as your coffee drips. The drawdown should finish by 3:15-3:30.

60 sec
Coffee drips down out of a Kalita Wave, and is served in a white cup.
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