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Kalita Wave Stainless Steel Dripper

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Sometimes, before that first cup of coffee, drowsiness gives us the drop-sies. Luckily the Kalita Wave Series has a stainless steel version of their beautiful (and breakable) glass version. Both coffee drippers incorporate a flat-bottom design 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.
Kalita Wave Stainless Steel Dripper

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Sometimes, before that first cup of coffee, drowsiness gives us the drop-sies. Luckily the Kalita Wave Series has a stainless steel version of their beautiful (and breakable) glass version. Both coffee drippers incorporate a flat-bottom design 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.

Pros
  • 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.
Cons
  • 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!
Ease of Use 5
Ease of Care and Maintenance 5
Overall Value for the Money 5
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.

Width Cone Width: 155 - 3 inches| 185 - 4.375 inches
Depth Collar Width: 155 - 4 inches | 185 - 4.00 inches
Height 155 - 2 inches | 185 - 2.75 inches
Material Polished Stainless Steel
Manufacturer Kalita

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Kalita Wave Stainless Steel Dripper
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Sergey T asked: How many cups of coffee can the 155 Kalita make compared to the 185 per serving? Aug 29, 2013
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Benjamin B: I have both. The 185 is good between 500-1000 grams of water (~30 - ~60 grams coffee); the 155, 350-500 grams water (~22 - ~30 coffee).

I like that the short walls of the 155 allow the pour to get very close to the coffee, allowing what I understand Nick Cho to mean by a "zero pour."

However, the filters on the 155 can be a hassle: they don't always maintain their shape and sometimes give up their "wave" and collapse in on themselves. This has never happened to me with the 185.

Interestingly, the bottoms of the 155 and 185 have identical circumferences and you can use 185 filters on the 155 dripper. Of course the filter sticks out of the top of the 155, but only little.
Sep 2, 2013
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James M: I've never used, or even seen a 185 size, but I'm very happy to talk about the 155. The 155 is small; 4 tbls. of grounds is a nice amount, and for my tastes, that makes about an 8 or maybe 10 ounce cup. I do use a long- neck kettle, but here's another method that works well, too. As the water comes up to temp, wet the grounds with a few tablespoons of water. Do this about 20 or 30 seconds before you start pouring the rest of the water. Then slowly make a pour in roughly concentric circles. I like the 155 so much, I bought a second. Some mornings just use both, then clean up. Finally, their are loads of videos on this topic, including, I believe, ones from SCG. Sep 1, 2013
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Geoffrey G: It's optimal for a 12-oz. serving of coffee (2 small mugs), made with 20g of ground bean and 350g of water (17.4 is the best bean:water ratio). I have both, and use the larger if I'm making coffee for two. Might sound silly, but I originally bought the 185 for both single- and multiple-servings, and the 155's shape and size is just much better for the former. Sep 1, 2013
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Paul B: The 155 Kalita will brew eight ounces comfortably, using sixteen grams of coffee beans. Twelve ounces, using twenty-four grams of coffee beans, is pushing it. The 155 Kalita is smaller than I anticipated it would be. Sep 1, 2013
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Sergey T: Thanks everyone for your input. I decided to go ahead and get the 185 dripper and I'm really happy with my choice! Sep 11, 2013
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Brenda M: I don't know about the 155 Kalita cup as I bought the 185 Kalita cup. It makes a 12 ounce cup of coffeee. Sep 9, 2013
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A shopper asked: What is the diameter of the outlet on the bottom of the cone below the collar? I am interested in making coffee straight into a small thermos and need to know if it will fit inside the inner neck diameter of the thermos.
Thanks!
May 28, 2013
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Teri KStaff: The Kalita 185 Wave is 1 7/8 inches at the outlet point at the bottom, with the Wave 155 measuring just slightly smaller. The glass models are a bit larger at the wide point at the bottom, as an fyi! May 28, 2013
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Lee P: Thanks! Jun 2, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does the kalita include filters? Jan 21, 2014
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Teri KStaff: No, the Kalita does not include filters and these would need to be purchased separately. They can be found at the link below:

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/kalita-wave-coffee-filters
Jan 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: Where is this product manufactured? Dec 31, 2013
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Teri KStaff: This Kalita Wave Dripper is made in Japan. Jan 2, 2014
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Anybody considering buying this and is reading this review, stop reading and go buy it immediately. if you need more then so be it. I decided to order one to see what all the hype was about. it arrived at my doorstep so i decided to brew a cup of portland roastings Tanzania on it, it's my favorite so i figured i'd stat on a good note.

23 grams coffee.
345 grams water
200 degree starting temp
45 second bloom,
3 minute brewing time.
11oz produced

oh man, first sip and i was blown away. flavors at the nose where dulled a little bit, but the finish was greatly emphasized. big berry and citrus notes, and even some spice i hadn't noticed before on aeropress & chemex. This simple, but great coffee became suddenly twice as intricate. the fact that it's made of steel keeps the coffee really hot while brewing. i HIGHLY recommend stocking up on filters. it does't come with any, and i haven't been able to find any for the 155 size in all of Portland Oregon. These guys aren't cheap, but the liquid gold they produce doesn't taste cheap either. don't waste you money on a hario V60. in comparison they're difficult, inconsistent, and completely reliant on how much skill and effort is put into the bloom. speaking of which, i suggest adding 10-15 seconds to your usual bloom time on the kalita. really makes some of the sweeter notes pop.

The Kalita is a perfect beginner, and intermediate pour over. easy to use. consistent. very functional. my chemex has been gathering dust since i got mine.

also in case your wondering you only REALLY need the 185 size if you plan on brewing two cups at a time. however i only suggest using the 155 for up to a 12 oz. i think the 185 can do upwards of 20 oz.

enjoy, i hope this helps your decision!

(Posted on 1/24/14)

Nice pour over coffee maker

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The Kalita Wave dripper makes a good cup of coffee. The 155 was a bit smaller than I anticipated. I'm accustomed to a Hario 02 dripper and a Chemex. Twenty-four grams of coffee and 340 grams of water are about all the 155 can accommodate. The three small holes make for an extended brew time, compared to the Hario and the Chemex;I use a continuous-pour technique. I've only used the Kalita a few times, but the coffee seems bright and bold . . . maybe. I'll keep experimenting with it.

(Posted on 6/6/13)

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