Kalita Wave Drippers
Why do we love it?
As the interest in specialty coffee continues to increase, so does the interest in brewing methods that best compliment the quality and ideals of specialty coffee. Up until this point there have been limited options when it comes to pour over brewing devices that offer both a small learning curve as well as excellent results. Garnering praise for both their calculated design and ease of use, the Kalita line of pour over brewers are helping that small list of brewers grow. The Kalita Wave Dripper is being offered in both small (1-2 people) and large (1-4 people). The small size is offered in both glass and stainless steel while the large size is offered in glass, stainless steel, and ceramic. For an overview of the unique style the Kalita Wave Dripper brings to the pour over method, a feature chart that overviews the design, technique, and advantage can be found below.
The Kalita Family
The Kalita Wave Dripper is not the only piece of coffee brewing equipment poised to turn heads from Kalita. Along with necessary filters and a 300mL or 500 mL glass server, we are also offering the Kalita Wave Style Set and the Kalita Wave Pot Kettle.
The Kalita Wave Style set conveniently combines a glass Kalita Wave Dripper with a tall glass server that makes for a simplified and transparent brewing process. The Kalita Wave Pot Kettle, with its curved stainless steel body and wooden handle, is perhaps one of the most attractive kettles we’ve ever seen. The looks aren’t half of the Wave Pot Kettle’s appeal however, as the carefully crafted neck and spout provide optimal pour control. All of these members of the Kalita family give you the option to customize a style and combination of accessories that fits you best. You can find more information on these and other accessories at the bottom of this page.
The Kalita Wave Style Set
The Kalita Wave Style Set is as much a work of art as it is a coffee brewing device. The combination of the glass Wave Dripper and glass decanter exposes the entire brewing process and allows easy transfer of the coffee from the decanter to the cup. For more information or to order see here.
The Kalita Wave Pot Kettle
It is hard to find a kettle crafted for pour over brewing. We’ve been carrying one of the only pour over kettles available in the Hario Buono Kettle, but the Kalita Wave Pot Kettle brings a new sense of craftmanship, style, and pour control to the category. With its heavier composition and carefully crafted pour spout, the Wave Pot Kettle ensures an upgrade in temperature stability and pour control. For more information or to order see here.
Brew Method: Pour Over
The Kalita Wave implements a chopped-cone shape with a flat bottom. At the bottom of the wave drippers (Ceramic and Stainless) there are three triangulated holes that are connected by a raised edge that helps keep the filter from suctioning flush against the bottom. The Wave filters create a wedge against the edge of the dripper helping promote temperature stability.
Rinse the filter out with hot water, pouring direcly in the middle until the water reaches near the top of the filter and then allowing it to drain out. We then recommend pouring just enough water to wet the coffee ground and letting it sit for 30-45 seconds (or until the coffee bloom deflates). At this point begin pouring slowly in concentric circles until the water volume is near the top (don't pour too close to the filter).Once the dripper is full let it drain out for 10-20 seconds. At this point continue the fill and drain process until you have reached the water volume desired. For beginning brewing parameters we recommend: ~ 6 grams of coffee per 100 milliliters of water (medium grind), 42g/700mL in a 185 size, 24g/400mL in a 155 size, ~205° water temperature, and a 3-3:30 minute total brew time.
The design of the Kalita Wave leaves a lot more margin for error than other pour over brewers as the flat-bottom does not necessitate as careful of a pouring technique. As with other pour over brewing methods the Kalita is quick (2-4 minutes) and easy to clean up.
The TACKY Inlay Station is a wood pour-over stand beautifully designed for your viewing and brewing pleasure. The seamless "inlay" design gives the stand its name and also a unique look that anyone who appreciates fine wood craftsmanship will admire. The Inlay stand is available as a one, two, or three hole station and in a variety of woods. Pourover brewing is both delicious and artistic - the Inlay adds to the whole experience.
Few advancements in espresso machine technology over the past fifty years could be called revolutionary. The latest advancement featured in La Marzocco's Strada Electronic Paddle (EP) is one that has earned that title. Pressure profiling was first introduced into the mass market in 2009 by the Slayer Espresso Machine. The La Marzocco Strada takes this new technology to the next level by allowing the barista to save up to four pressure profiles at any given time. Along with the ability to save profiles, each group has a digital display that shows the temperature (±0.1°C), shot time, and current bars of pressure (±.1 Bar). The Strada perfectly combines the durability and workmanship of La Marzocco with the technology of the future.
$53.00Hario's stainless steel water kettle, the V60 Buono, has been spotted popping up in coffee houses and the kitchens of baristas for some time now. A detailed search on the web will reveal, for the moment at least, that the Buono seems to be widely accepted as the most useful pouring kettle available. What makes this kettle so popular amongst pour-over enthusiasts? Several reasons stand out.
First, the thin pouring spout enables greater pouring precision as well as a slower, more consistent and controlled rate of pour, both of which are very helpful in achieving a precise, prolonged extraction.
Second, the stainless steel construction and large 1 liter capacity contribute toward keeping up the brew temperature for the duration of the entire brew cycle.
Third, the ergonomics involved in the design of the kettle help to make using it much easier. This may not seem like much, but if you're brewing large batches of coffee and pouring for three or more minutes per batch, doing several batches of coffee will quickly become a chore if your kettle doesn't cooperate with you.
Combine all of these facets with the fact that the Buono is manufactured by Hario, a very popular name in the coffee-brewing community, and the kettle's popularity is easily understood. For best results, combine the Buono with a V60 Dripper or Chemex to get a truly exceptional cup of coffee.