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How to Brew Kalita Coffee

Kalita Wave

There are so many pour over brewers these days, so why go with the Kalita Wave? First of all, we love brewers that are hard to break and the Kalita Wave is exactly that. It's a versatile tool we can brew with at home, in the cafe, on the road, or out camping. It is lightweight and very portable. Our favorite feature of the Kalita Wave is that the grind setting affects the flow rate less than other methods, which gives us more flexibility to grind the coffee to taste and still get a good brew time ­under 4 minutes. The Kalita Wave is commonly referred to as a “flat­bottom” brewer, and we love it because it is equally as hard to screw up as it is to break.

Coffee Weight


Water Weight


Brew Time

3:00 - 3:30

Water Temp

202 - 205F




8 oz

Before You Brew

Fresh Coffee The single most important part of a good cup is starting with high quality, freshly roasted coffee. We aim to drink our coffee within a 14 day window of being roasted.

Purified Water Start with filtered water for best results. If your tap water already has a lot of dissolved solids then it will negatively impact your ability to brew the coffee.

Scale Consider purchasing a scale for your brewing. You'll find it will really boost the consistency and quality in your morning cup of coffee.

What You Need

Kalita Wave

Kalita Filter



Coffee Mug


Fresh Coffee

Brewing steps

How to Brew Kalita Coffee

Pre­heat by placing your filter in the brewer over your carafe or mug, and thoroughly rinsing with hot water.

How to Brew Kalita Coffee

Weigh and grind 20 grams of freshly roasted coffee on a medium setting. Dispose of the rinse water, add freshly ground coffee to the filter, and give it a light shake to settle all grounds into an even bed.

How to Brew Kalita Coffee

Tare the scale to 0g, start your timer, and gently pour 50 grams of water into the coffee bed, evenly saturating all the grounds.

How to Brew Kalita Coffee

At 30 seconds, gently pour water over the bed of coffee in a circular motion, bringing your overall water weight up to 200g. Always avoid pouring close to the edges of the filter.

How to Brew Kalita Coffee

Next, bring the total water weight up to 260g, again by pouring in gentle circular motions. Allow the liquid to drain down another ½”, and then finish with a final circular pour to 320g, aiming to have all water added before 2:00.

How to Brew Kalita Coffee

Brew time should finish between 3:00-3:30 minutes for ideal extraction. Remove the brewer, serve, and enjoy!

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