Recommended Coffee to Water Ratio: 1:17 (light, delicate)
What you'll need
- Kalita Wave brewer
- Kalita Wave filters
- Fresh coffee, medium-fine grind (23g)
- Timer (if scale does not have built in)
- Gooseneck kettle / hot water (390g) just off boil at 205°
- Carafe or mug to brew into
- Place the Kalita Wave filter in your brewer. Rinse with hot water then discard the water (removes any paper taste and preheats the brewer).
- Grind coffee of your choice on a medium-fine setting (towards the fine side from the center of your grinder). Place the grounds in your filter, tapping or lightly shaking to level the grounds.
- Place your brewer and cup/carafe on a scale, tare to 0.
1. Start your timer and pour 50g of hot water into the center of the grounds to start the bloom. This recipe calls for three pours, with a heavier first pour, followed by two lighter pours as follows:
- At :30, pour 140g of water starting in the center of the grounds, slowly circling outward (total weight at this point is 190g)
- At 1:30, pour 100g more water (total weight 290g)
- At 2:00, pour remaining 100g (final weight is 390g)
3. Discard the coffee grounds and filter directly into your compost.
- Did your brew take longer than 4:00 minutes? Try a coarser grind. Go finer if it was too quick.
- Experiment with your water-to-brew ratio. 17:1 is a very light and delicate brew. For stronger coffee, try 16:1.