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How to Brew Coffee in a Kalita Wave
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How to Brew Coffee in a Kalita Wave

Makes: 1 cup of coffee

The Kalita Wave is a favorite among baristas, and a great option for brewing better coffee at home. This brewer and its filters offer even extraction through the dripper’s flat bottom bed while maintaining minimal contact between the filter and the dripper itself. More importantly, only brew high quality specialty coffee, preferably ground right before brewing for maximum flavor and aroma.

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Ingredients

  • 400g of filtered water (300g for coffee, 100g for rinsing filter)
  • 20g of coffee beans

Equipment

  • Kalita Wave Brewer
  • Kalita Wave filters
  • Kettle (preferably gooseneck)
  • Scale
  • Burr Grinder (alternately, ask your favorite coffee shop to grind for you)
  • Carafe, decanter or mug

Method

  1. Brew filtered water to 195 to 205 degrees. If you are unable to measure the water temperature, boil the water, give it a few seconds to have the bubbles settle down and it will be ready to use.
  2. Place Kalita Wave over a carafe, decanter or mug. Add filter to Kalita Wave and rinse the filter by pouring a small amount of hot water directly in the middle of the filter. Dump the hot water from the carafe.
  3. Freshly grind 20g of coffee. The grind size should resemble course sea salt.
  4. Add the freshly ground coffee onto the filter. Give it a gentle tap to even out the coffee grounds.
  5. Starting in the center and in concentric circles, pour 50g of water to saturate the coffee grounds. Wait for the coffee to bloom, about 20 seconds after pouring.
  6. After blooming, gently pour 100g of hot water, wait for the slurry to drain until half way. Pour another 100g of hot water, wait for the slurry to drain half way, followed by pouring the final 50g of hot water. The total amount of hot water should equal 300g of water to 20g of coffee brewed between 3 minutes and 3 minutes and 45 seconds.
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