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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

2:30 - 3:00

Water Temp

202 - 205F


Medium - Fine


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 everything by placing your filter in the Kalita Wave and thoroughly rinsing it with hot water. Let the hot water drain into your mug.

How to Brew Kalita Coffee

Dispose of the rinse water and add freshly ground coffee to the bottom of the newly warmed filter.

How to Brew Kalita Coffee

Start your timer and evenly pour 50 grams of 204 degree water into the coffee bed.

How to Brew Kalita Coffee

Allow coffee to “bloom.” This will look like a slightly domed coffee crust. At 45 seconds, slowly break up the bloom by saturating the coffee that has risen.

How to Brew Kalita Coffee

When your water weight reaches 150 grams, pour faster in circular motions up to 275 grams. It should take about 45 seconds to finish the pour.

How to Brew Kalita Coffee

For an 8oz brew, total brew time should take about 2.5 minutes for the cup to be finished to get a proper extraction. Pour coffee into mugs or a thermal container and enjoy.

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