Not your typical pour over! The Kalita Wave Series adds ingenuity to a time tested coffee making design. The Wave incorporates a flat-bottom coffee dripper with a patented "Wave" filter. Together they create an even coffee extraction that you control. Take a little time to perfect your pour and this coffee dripper design will amaze you with delicious results.
Not your typical pour over! The Kalita Wave Series adds ingenuity to a time tested coffee making design. The beautiful glass dripper has a comfortable handle and a plastic collar to keep it in place. The Wave incorporates a flat-bottom coffee dripper with a patented "Wave" filter. Together they create an even coffee extraction that you control. Take a little time to perfect your pour and this coffee dripper design will amaze you with delicious results.
The 155 Wave dripper is optimized for brewing a single-serving of brewed coffee. We recommend this dripper for 1-2 tablespoons of coffee, yielding 12-16 ounces of brewed coffee.
The 185 Wave dripper is for when you need that venti size coffee. Try 2-3 tablespoons of fresh ground coffee and ideally your yield will be approximately 16-26 ounces of brewed coffee.
Relaxing Ritual - Take time to smell the coffee! A perfect pour over takes about four minutes of brew time.
Ride the Wave - With the patented Wave filter design, you can achieve amazingly delicious coffee results with the proper prep.
Party Pooper - This is not the coffee maker meant for a crowd. Limited capacity is ideal for 1-4 servings of coffee.
Filter This! - You can't run to the corner store for specialty Wave coffee filters, plan ahead so you don't run out!
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How Does it Compare?
The Kalita Wave coffee dripper is one of the finest pour overs on the market.
Tips and Tricks
In order to maintain the wave shape of the Wave filter, use a gooseneck tea kettle for the best control of boiling water.
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Joseph S asked:Im wrestling with which size to buy. I will usually be only making a cup for myself, but would like the option to make another cup for a friend too. Is it possible to brew 12oz. of coffee with the 185? Or will that compromise the brewing process?Dec 13, 2013
BRIAN F:Well Joseph, I guess you could get 2-8oz cups out of a 185 but you would have to load the filter with coffee and the resulting product might not be as satisfactory as a single 12 oz cup and would be somewhat diluted. If you try, I would move the 185 back and forth between the cups to even out the flavor. Might as well try, it cant hurt. Two 12 oz cups would be stretching it. Good luckDec 13, 2013
Cathy B:I would go with larger version for just the reason you stated. As my mom used to say "you can always cook small things in a too big pot; never big things in a too small pot. Brewing 2 in a 185 is not something I would do. In your shoes, I would buy the larger dripper, get filters for both sizes, and use the smaller filters for your solo use. Good luck!Dec 15, 2013
Michael K:Absolutely go with the larger one. I have the smaller one and could not believe how small it was! I rarely brew more than a single serving and still wish I went with the larger one. Compared to a V60 or a clever it's substantially smaller.Dec 13, 2013
Lichung C:we have both 155 and 185, and i found most of the time we use 155. it's fun to have both when friends come over, and we'll play with both. but we never use 185 to brew two cups, and 185 is definitely too big for 12 oz.Dec 14, 2013
Diane C:No way! I have the Able Kone...it has a very definite point at the bottom; the Wave is flat bottomed, with two discharge holes. The shape of the Kalita filters is what makes the brewing process so good in these little drippers...I have found it to be the best cup I have had. Yes...I like it better than the Kone, although that is my second choice. I'm on a moka pot kick now...maybe I'll go back to the Kalita one day. It really does give you subtleties that you don't get with any other brewing method, IMHO. And remember, size matters...the little Kalita is the perfect one cup brewer. With the Kone, you'll want to brew 2 to 4 cups to get the maximum benefit of that extraction process.Jun 14, 2014
Sam W.:The Kalita has a flat bottom. It is not cone shaped which is what makes it unique. Therefore any filter which is cone shaped (which the able filter is, as it's name implies) won't fit in it.Jun 15, 2014
Teri KStaff:Yes, the black edge is plastic, however it just rests on your cup, running only around the base of this pour over. Your coffee just passes through the inner glass of the Kalita Wave Glass Dripper and does not touch plastic while brewing.Jun 18, 2013
I bought it because my favorite maganize recommended it. I love using it. It is pretty and easy to wash and maintain. The most important thing is to make a pretty good coffee. I am thinking of purchasing a larger version.
This is a great setup! I was up and running in no time, making better tasting drinks than I can buy at the local coffee houses! The customer service was great and shipping was fast! Thanks Seattle Coffee Gear!