Kalita Wave Recipe

Kalita Wave Recipe

ITEMS YOU NEED

  • Kalita
  • Kalita paper filter
  • Coffee
  • Stopwatch
  • Grinder
  • Water
  • Kettle
  • Scale
  • Mug or Carafe
  • Thermometer (Optional)
  • Ice (for ice recipe only)

 

GRIND

  • Hot - Medium Grind
  • Iced - Medium/Fine Grind

 

BREWING TEMPERATURE

Water that is “off the boil” is the ideal brewing temperature for drip coffee. If your kettle has a thermometer, it should read between 195°F to 205°F. If you do not have a thermometer, you can bring the water to a boil, remove it from the heat, wait for it to settle, and then pour it over your coffee. If the water is too cool, it will not fully extract the coffee. On the other hand, if the water is too hot, the water will burn the grounds, and you will taste it in your coffee.

 

COFFEE TO WATER RATIO

Hot
I suggest using 15 grams of water for every 1 gram of coffee.
Iced
I suggest using 10 grams of water and 10 grams of ice for every 1 gram of coffee.

 

HOT INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Bring your water to a boil.
  2. Measure out 20 grams of coffee.
  3. Grind coffee at a medium grind.
  4. Rinse the paper filter, and preheat your mug or carafe with “off the boil” water, then discard it.
  5. Pour your grinds into the filter.
  6. Tare out the scale.
  7. Start your stopwatch and immediately thoroughly wet your grounds.
  8. Let the grounds bloom for 30 seconds.
  9. Continue steadily pouring the hot water over the grounds in a circular motion until the weight on the scale reads 300 grams.
  10. Let the coffee finish draining.
  11. Enjoy.

 

ICED INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Bring your water to a boil.
  2. Measure out 20 grams of coffee.
  3. Grind coffee at a medium/fine grind.
  4. Rinse the paper filter with “off the boil” water.
  5. Add 200 grams of ice into your glass or carafe.
  6. Pour your grinds into the filter.
  7. Tare out the scale.
  8. Start your stopwatch and immediately thoroughly wet your grounds.
  9. Let the grounds bloom for 30 seconds.
  10. Continue steadily pouring the hot water over the grounds in a circular motion until the weight on the scale reads 200 grams.
  11. Let the coffee finish draining.
  12. Enjoy.

 

The total brew time should be roughly 2 minutes and 15 seconds. If your coffee finishes draining to quick you will need to change your grind to a finer grind setting. If your coffee finishes to slow you will need to change your grind to a coarser grind setting.