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Kalita Wave Style Set
Price MatchGift Returnable
SKU: 35159

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.

Kalita Wave Style Set

Brew Method: Pour Over

Side Image of Kalita Wave


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.


Kalita is a Japanese based company that specializes in producing coffee brewing equipment. Most notably they are the creators of the Kalita Wave Dripper and Kalita Wave Kettle. The Kalita Wave Dripper brings an innovative design to the pour over process with its wave filter and flat-bottom geometry. The wave filter helps temperature stability by keeping the water away from the brewer material and using air as an insulator. The flat bottom geometry helps provide an even extraction.
Kalita Wave Style Set is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Favorite Way to Brew I've been using the Kalita Wave daily for over a month now and I can say it is now my new favorite way to brew coffee. When I first received the Style Set, I was immediately impressed by the looks. It is a slim and sexy piece of glass. The plastic cover on the neck is removable to allow for cleaning in case some liquid drips into it. The filter holder and carafe are easy to handle and clean. It took some getting used to when initially attempting to brew with this device. After reading and watching a few videos, I realized the most important thing is to use pulse pouring instead of a constant flow of water. This dripper brews very quickly even though the holes seem very small. I settled on a grind of 12 on my Baratza Virtuoso with a dose of 66g/L. Once I figured out the pulse pouring, the Kalita was brewing excellent coffee with a fuller body than that of a Chemex or V60. The cup is still a clear as they come with all the tasting notes present. The best thing about the Kalita, as many other reviewers have noted, is the consistency. As soon as I figured out the technique, my cups have been perfect every morning. With other pour-overs your at the mercy of how well you're able to pour water that morning. With the Kalita, the accuracy doesn't seem to matter as much. The Kalita is my go-to for my morning brew of 24oz, which I think is the perfect amount for the Style Set. It works very well with single cup brewing as well, although I prefer to play with the V60 for that. Anything larger than 32oz and I'll have to move over to the Chemex. I think this is the only pour-over device anyone could need if you're just starting out, and I would definitely recommend it to beginners as it is easy to make a great cup consistently. One more thing to take into consideration when buying is filters. As of now, it's difficult to find the wave filters, so try and stock up at the time of purchase.
Date published: 2013-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it. Retiring my other brewing gear. Finally. I've found the ultimate manual pour over / drip brewer. I have an Aeropress, Kone Brewing System, and automatic drip brewer. The Kalita Wave Style Set is amazing. Why? -It looks gorgeous on the counter -Thick filters product a clarified cup -Fast brewing due to the 'wave' of the filter -Flat bottom filter makes for a nice 'bed' to avoid over-extraction -Simple and no fuss set up and cleaning -Best feature: CONSISTENCY I'd highly recommend this to anyone seeking a consistent cup of great brew.
Date published: 2014-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply The Best Way To Make A Cup Of Joe First experience with this type of brewing method. Makes a superior cup of coffee. Smooth as a baby's behind regardless of the type of bean. 
Date published: 2013-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bought as a gift for my husband. He is VERY pleased. Excellent customer service and shipped quickly
Date published: 2013-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!!! We are so so happy with our new kalita wave! Love it!
Date published: 2014-04-29

I purchased this for my husband for Christmas, and it's great. Unfortunately, the bag that the filters came in do not indicate whether they are 155 or 185. What size should we order when we need more? Thanks.

Asked by: Mary
Hello. The Wave Set requires the large 185 Kalita filters.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-01-08

I received the Kalita coffee maker as a Christmas gift.  I broke the glass band filter to our new Kalita wave style.  How can I replace it?

Asked by: Vicky
Hello. Send an email to and we'll help you out.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-01-06

Is this set dishwasher safe?

Asked by: Mcat
Yes. The Wave Set will withstand the dishwasher without issues.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2013-12-31

Can you use the dripped on a single cup of coffee? Instead of the whole system if only brewing a single cup.

Asked by: Lola
Hi, Lola. The Wave Set will work great for brewing a single cup of coffee. When using small amounts of coffee in a large dripper, be sure to compensate your dose with a finer grind setting in order to extend the brew time.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2013-12-17

what is the liquid volume of the carafe  or how many cups of coffee at 8 oz. does it hold?  

Asked by: jack
Hi, Jack. The Style Set Decanter will safely hold about 16-20oz of brewed coffee.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2013-12-17

Do standard size filters also work in this wave style set ?

Asked by: Weslie
Hi, Weslie. The Kalita is designed to accommodate the Kalita filters. I doubt other flat bottom filters would fit.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2013-12-11

is it possible to buy the glass filter holder only; just dropped mine on the floor...

Asked by: Bob_m
Hey, Bob Give us a call when you can. (502) 855-4894. The American importer of Kalita is willing to ship you that replacement piece for free. We just need your address!
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2013-11-15

does this set come with the filters included??

Asked by: schwannie
Hey, Schwannie. Yes. The Kalita Style Set comes with a pack of Natural Brown filters!
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2013-10-15
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