Kalita Wave Style Set
The Kalita Wave Dripper is the newest manual pour over brewing device to hit the North American soil. The dripper has been praised for its calculated design, dashing good looks, and knack for producing a tasty cup of coffee. The Kalita Wave Style Set combines the large size Wave Glass Dripper and glass server to make the brewing process simple and elegant. The server perfectly compliments the glass brewer and allows one to clearly view the entire brewing process. For an overview of the unique design the Kalita Wave brings to the pour over method, check out our feature chart below.
The Kalita Wave implements a chopped-cone shape with a flat bottom. At the bottom of the wave drippers 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. Then we 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 continual the fill and drain process until you have reached the water volume desired..
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 a pouring technique. As with other pour over brewing methods the Kalita is quick (2-4 minutes) and easy to clean up.
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