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Published, Jan 15, 2021

Kalita Wave Brew Guide

The Kalita Wave is our pour over method of choice when it comes to simple, one-cup brews. Not only does it have a sleek design but the flat bed and three small dripper holes enable a more even extraction and controlled flow-rate.



For this recipe, we're using 18g of coffee for 300ml of water. 

  • Coffee: 18g (medium grind)
  • Water: 300ml
  • Temperature for coffee extraction: Between 93-96 degrees.
  • Temperature to heat up the milk: Between 55-65 degrees.


  1. Prepare all ingredients and equipment
  2. Place Kalita on server and add filter paper
  3. Rinse filter paper with hot water to remove taints and preheat server
  4. Grind your coffee at medium grind (caster sugar)
  5. Empty water from server and place Kalita with filter paper, back on top
  6. Add 18g of ground coffee to Kalita and gently shake to ensure the coffee is level
  7. Place Kalita on scales and reset to zero
  8. Start the timer and pour 50 grams of hot water
  9. Stir with a spoon to ensure all grounds are wet
  10. At 30 seconds, start gently pouring (central pour) until 300 grams is reached. This should be done before the timer hits 1:45.
  11. At 1:45, pick up the brewer and agitate. This is done by holding the dripper and swirling in a circular motion to ensure all coffee grounds are in contact with the water.
  12. Tap the vessel as you place it back down.
  13. Your finished brew time should be between 2:30 – 3:00 minutes
  14. Enjoy


  • If a temperature controlled kettle is not available, simply boil a regular kettle and open the lid for 10-15s to allow the temperature to drop
  • Grind on a medium setting: using the hand grinder, set burrs to the tightest and unwind 3-4 clicks