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Kalita Wave Pot Pouring Kettle - 1 Liter

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The questions arises often, "What is the most important piece of coffee equipment to invest in?" Our first response is always the same, "A good grinder." If you're interested in using a pour over brewing method our second response is just as sure: "A good kettle." Flow control and flow rate play a vital role in the ability to properly brew a cup of manually brewed coffee. Too high of a flow rate can rush the brew and create unneeded turbulence against the grounds which can lead to overextration. Too little flow control can lead to an uneven brew bed resulting in irregular extraction. Alongside our Hario Buono Kettle, we're happy to introduce a second kettle option: The Kalita Wave Pot Kettle.

Kalita Wave Pot Kettle

Kalita Wave Pot Kettle
Kalita Wave Pot Kettle


The Kalita Wave Kettle is designed with precision pouring in mind. The dapper look of the kettle, comprised of a high finish stainless steel and wooden handle, can distract from it's brilliant design. One look at the end of the spout shows the care and detail put into a Kettle crafted for pour over brewing. In comparison to the Hario Buono Kettle, the Kalita Wave Pot Kettle raises the bar on temperature stability and pour control. While the Wave Pot Kettle contains less volume than the Buono (1 L in comparison to the Buono’s 1.6L), it tops the Buono in weight (460g to the Buono’s 420g). This difference in weight can be partially contributed to a thicker stainless which should aid in temperature stability. The Wave Kettle also features a beautiful pour spout which produces a slow flow rate and incredible amount of control.

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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 Pot Pouring Kettle - 1 Liter is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beauty and Functionality Highly recommended: while it isn't essential to use a pouring kettle to make excellent "pour-over" coffee, it makes it infinitely easier to reproducibly prepare your brew. With the Kalita Wave Kettle you will get both a consistent and gentle stream of water, with pleasing aesthetics. Transfer of just off-the-boil water to the kettle, cools it down to the temperature range I like for optimum brewing(195-200 degrees),while the wooden handle stays cool to the touch. The kettle has nice heft when it is empty, but does not feel too heavy when filled with hot water, making it easy to control the water flow, from a steady but soft stream, all the way down to a trickle. With the Kalita kettle, a Skerton grinder and V60, you can produce the filter coffee of your dreams.
Date published: 2014-01-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Kalita Wave Kettle Review The kettle's build quality was great. My issue with it was ergonomics. The angled handle did not feel right to me so I decided to exchange it.
Date published: 2014-07-03
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I purchased a Kalita Wave Pot pouring kettle that I absolutely love, but the little wooden knob on the lid cracked and came loose. I'm happy to pay for JUST a replacement knob, but haven't been able to find it anywhere. Any help?

Asked by: OutOfSteam
Please contact us at and we'll do our best to help you out!
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2015-02-26

hello; is it possible to use the kalita kettle on a gas stove? or isnt it suitable for this? perhaps the handle gets too hot? thaaanks :)

Asked by: stella
Hi, Stella. Kalita kettles will do just fine on any stove.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-03-05

How is the pouring control with the Kalita kettle compared to the Bonavita? What about heat retention? The steel on the Bonavita is so thin, I wonder whether or not the temp is holding long enough for me to finish my pulse pour. Works on induction burner?

Asked by: diane
Hello. The flow control of the Kalita kettle certainly surpasses that of the Bonavita, but both are fairly equal in terms of heat retention. This blog will be extremely helpful to you:
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-02-05

I like the way the kettle looks to serve tea in....but would it be to strange to use it for tea instead?

Asked by: zandy
Hey, Zandy. We don't think that's weird at all! Give it a try.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-01-10

hi ....i just wanted to know if the kalita/wave pot kettle can be used on the stove, because the handle looks kind of low near the bottom of the kettle.

Asked by: zandy
Hello. In the past, we have heard that when used on a stove, the wood handle can get extremely hot, and in some cases begin to smell like smoke and discolor. An induction plate would be best, but a small diameter would also be safe.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2013-10-24
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