Kalita Wave Dripper

The Kalita filter is a treat for both coffee and design lovers due to its various material versions, which range from stainless steel to copper, and the beautiful, wavy contours of the filter paper. Brewing your specialty coffee with the Kalita filter is extremely easy and a good way to prepare the perfect cup of coffee from your trusted specialty coffee roastery. The flat-bottom filter supports an even extraction process, although the real secret lies in the slow spiral pour of the water. That way, the coffee that you will get becomes very full-bodied and clean.

You can get the Kalita Wave Dripper in our shop on Senefelder Straße or in our online shop.

You can find coffee in many delicious varieties right here in the online shop, as well. We recommend buying your specialty coffee as a whole bean and only grind it fresh just before brewing. However, if you don’t have a coffee grinder, you can order one with the right grind for this brewing method.

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Coffee Roaster Berlin - Brew Guide - Kalita Wave Dripper

This is what you will need

  • Kalita Wave Dripper (size 185)
  • Kalita filter paper (size 185)
  • Coffee grinder
  • 21 g Roast coffee (filter roast)
  • 370 ml of hot water (ca. 94 °C) + some water to rinse the filter paper
  • 1 spoon
  • Scales
  • Timer
  • Cup
  • Optional: Carafe

Preparing coffee with the Kalita Wave Dripper

  1. First, put the Kalita Wave Dripper onto a cup and put a piece of filter paper into the dripper. Rinse it with hot water to remove any papery taste. By doing that you also pre-heat both the dripper and your coffee cup.
  2. Wet the filter paper from the middle so as to not damage the paper’s wave structure. You can dispose of the rinse water.
  3. Grind 21 g of fresh coffee (filter coffee, no espresso) about as fine as table salt.
  4. Put the ground coffee into the filter and make sure that it is evenly spread.
  5. If you haven’t done so already, put the Kalita Wave Dripper onto your cup (or a carafe) and put both on a scale. Reset the scale to Zero.
  6. Now set your timer and slowly start wetting your coffee with about 40g of hot water (Rule: twice as much water as coffee). Make sure that all of the coffee is thoroughly soaked.
  7. Let the coffee “bloom” for about 35 seconds. While blooming, the coffee loses additional CO2, which otherwise might negatively influence its taste. The coffee bed should rise and gush a little. This is an important step towards your perfect cup of coffee!
  8. Keep an eye on your timer. After 35 seconds you begin adding 200g of hot water with a slow, spiraling movement. The water should be about 94 °C of temperature. The spiral movement gives you a very smooth, even extraction.
  9. In intervals, add more hot water (about 25-50g each time) until the scale shows about 370 grams. Make sure that the coffee never runs dry.

The entire brewing process should last for about 3 minutes.

After the brewing process

The Kalita Wave Dripper is very easy to clean. Remove the filter and the coffee grounds and rinse the dripper with hot water – voila, it’s ready for the next cup.