Coffee Brewing with Kalita Wave

kalita wave

The previous article I tried to share his story of how tricky brewed using a Hario V60 pour over while it is always fun to play with him. This time I tried to tell brewed the same method with slightly different tools: Kalita Wave.

Coffee appliance this one may be less pronounced when compared with tools such as the coffee pours over Hario V60 or Chemex. If you see a glimpse, actually Kalita Wave-like Hario V60. Kalita Wave did have a similar shape, it’s just made of glass, ceramics, and stainless steel. How to use was approximately the same as the tools pour coffee over the other. Kalita Wave uses filters to filter coffee grounds that the coffee we drink is not pulpy. The unique, shape Kalita Wave filter on this bumpy. so pouring water on the filter needs to pay attention to the wave is so balanced.

The mechanism of the drops was not much different from the Hario V60. Kalita Wave still using filter paper to filter coffee grounds with water slowly poured on top and dribbling of the results of brew coffee into the glass. It’s just a basic form Kalita Wave-shaped flat corrugated paper filter. Basically, there are three holes with a triangular constellation to drain the extraction of coffee.

The consequence of the shape of a flat base makes easier the Kalita Wave technique of pouring the water. If the suggested Hario V60 pour water to form a vortex of middle because basically conical, not the liberating Kalita Wave pattern pouring water evenly over the surfaces to go to the very edge even though without the worry of water will flow under heavy downward. Because the water will flow evenly on all sides. It’s just that I noticed, with the same size of the coffee powder when compared with the Hario V60, Kalita Wave slower because of the influence of the basic form of the drops I said earlier.


Kalita waves side view

Kalita Wave originated in Japan, is designed with a flat shape for the extraction of coffee. Unlike the coffee dripper, Kalita does not for wait droplets as they did in Vietnam drip. Kalita Wave works like Hario V60, where when you pour hot water on the coffee, it will filter the pulp through the filter and the water directly down into the glass.

The essentially flat shape makes Kalita Wave easy when pouring the water. Hario V60 conical shape makes us have to create a vortex when poured. But with Kalita Wave, we are free to pour it, just to be average wet the edges of the filter. With its flat water will flow to all sides anyway. So, indirectly form a flat base allows us.

As I have already mentioned, Kalita Wave temporarily becomes the most expensive tool among similar products, especially for filter paper. But it is always interesting to try new tools and experiment with the result to get the maximum extraction to suit your taste.

Here are the steps if you are interested in trying to make coffee with a tool Kalita at home.

Use a coffee filter

Replace the filter on Kalita Wave, and then adjust to the shape of the tool.

Rinse the filter with hot water

wash it with hot water

wash it with hot water

Pour hot water to remove chemicals that exist in the filter and conduct pre-heating.

Insert coffee grounds

The amount of coffee grounds in actual use depending on your preference. Some people enter 17-18 grams, a few others exist that include 29-30 grams. Recommended grind size is medium and medium coarse.

Pour hot water slowly

kalita wave waiting brewing

At the time of entering the hot water needed to focus on the casting. Make sure the hot water contained drenched parts of the filter so that no part of the filter is not exposed to water. This is so that the results can be maximized.


kalita wave finished brewing

Kalita finished brewing

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