Have you tried brewing with Kalita Wave? Coffee professionals and specialty coffee bars put this method on top of the list among V60 and Chemex.
Kalita Wave is a classic pour over technique that adds a flat base to the brewer. This helps to control water flow and allows for a more balanced extraction and consistent brew, no matter how you pour.
Kalita creates an even extraction and produces a coffee with a full flavor.
The three small drainage holes at the bottom has a more even and controlled draw-down than you get with one large hole of a V60 pour over. Therefore, the Kalita method is considered to be easier and more forgiving than a V60.
Published August 18, 2021
Coffee experts@Era of We
Kalita Wave 155
Kalita Wave 155
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Bring the kettle to appropriate temperature (around 95 degrees C).
Put paper filter into your Kalita Wave brewer and make sure it touches the bottom.
Use hot water to rinse the filter and preheat the brewer as well as your mug. Make sure the whole paper is wet.
This gets rid of the papery taste and brings your brewer to adequate temperature. Empty the water.
Put 15 g of freshly ground coffee in the filter. Tap the brewer to make sure the coffee grounds are flat and even.
Pour 50g of hot water over the coffee grounds in the first 15 seconds. Make sure all the grounds are wet.
Then wait 15 more seconds. During this period, the gases are released, developing the flavours. This initial wait is called a bloom.
In two pours, slowly add more water until you've added the total of 280ml.
Pour carefully, and in circular motion.
After all the water has been dispensed, gently lift and tap down the brewer to help settle the grounds, ensuring an even extraction at the end of the brewing process.
Discard the filter and rinse the Kalita Wave brewer.
Sit back and enjoy your freshly brewed coffee!
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