Kalita Wave Brewing Guide

Kalita Wave Brewing Guide

Nov 9th 2022 Written by Ragan LaTour-Kelley

Earning its spot among other well-known brewers like the Hario V60 and Chemex, the Kalita Wave made its way into the limelight during the third wave of coffee. It's an approachable, easy-to-use brewer that offers up consistency and an additional level of simplicty with every brew. The Kalita is available in two size and three material options, making it a great option regardless of your preferences.

Enjoy our brew guide equipped with a full recipe, necessary equipment, and step-by-step instructions to help you get started brewing with your Kalita Wave!


  • Coffee dose: 17g
  • Water Weight: 250g
  • Grind Size: Medium
  • Water Temp: 210F

Begin prepping your filter by inserting it into the brewer and rinsing it to remove any paper flavor that may infiltrate your coffee. Pour in your 17 grams of coffee grounds and shake to level them.

Step 1

Pour your pre-infusion of 50g of water. Pour in concentric circles. Stir gently with spoon to wet all grounds and break up clumps.

Step 2

At 45 seconds, add 100 grams of water bringing your total volume to 150 grams. Give the Kalita a swirl to keep the grounds agitated and improve distribution of water.

Step 3

When slurry has drained to bed level, add remaining 100g of water using the same technique as above. Give it a final swirl. Your brew should finish draining between 3 and 4 minutes.

Step 4

For additional content, including modification tips, grind setting suggestions for popular grinders and an important note about brewing larger batches, join the Prima Coffee Community!

Nov 9th 2022 Ragan LaTour-Kelley

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