The Kalita Wave 155: Opinions + Recipe

Opinion

My favorite manual brewing device.

Pros

  • Consistency. Once you find the correct recipe, good results are easy to repeat.
  • Cup Quality. Not quite as good as a V60 (when you get that once in a lifetime, perfect brew) but very clear, shows the origin well, and with decent body.

Cons

  • Takes a while to find the perfect recipe.
  • Filters are not inexpensive.
  • Filters are not available everywhere.

Recipe

  • 20.1 grams of coffee
  • 280 grams of water
  • 45 second pre-infusion, with approx. 15 - 19 grams of water
  • 3:30 target brew time
  • Precisio grinder setting: 23D

Steps

  1. Pre-wet / warm filter, brewer, and receptacle with hot water
  2. Place 20.1 grams of coffee in brewer
  3. Pour 15 - 19 grams of water for pre-infusion when you start a timer
  4. At 0:45, begin pulse-pouring in increments of 10 - 20 grams
  5. All water should have passed through the bed + filter by 3:20
  6. Finish by 3:30