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!
Ease of Use
Ease of Care and Maintenance
Overall Value for the Money
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.
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?
Best Answer: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 luck
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!
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.
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.
which would ypu recommend the Glass, metal or Resin dripper and why?
A shopper on Sep 23, 2014
Best Answer:glass, in my opinion, is the most versatile. it doesn't stain, impart flavor or absorb as much heat as metal. resin doesn't have the insulative value like glass so the heat from you water dissipates quickly. the downside to glass is that it will eventually break (fall on the floor, tip over your cup, etc.) so purchase a second one for backup...
i also have the resin Hario dripper and it definitely stains. it's my go to travel dripper for car camping and general travel. it has developed microcracks from the dishwasher and definitely stains. i also have the snow peak metal dripper which uses the Hario filters that i bring when ultra light hiking/camping when space is an issue. again, the metal absorbs the acidity and will impart off flavors in your cup. when camping, and roughing it, i find that trade-off acceptable.
as i mentioned, the metal kalita dripper will react with the acidity of the coffee and impart off flavors. it will also absorb plenty of that precious heat from your water which is necessary for your grind to properly brew.
Hi. I have the 155 in both metal and glass. I got the glass first and then the metal, and I prefer the metal. The filters fit a little more easily, meaning you don't have to be as OCD about storing them and pouring in water - but it's a pain regardless. The metal also doesn't draw off as much heat (lower heat capacity), which I view as a plus. It means less preheating and a more stable temperature. Flow is also slightly slower through the metal due to slower holes. And it doesn't risk breakage. Really, the only plus of the glass is if you prefer its aesthetic or being able to look at your coffee, but those factors don't bother me.
All that considered, the Wave is an incredible brew device, and it's easily my favorite.
I bought both the glass and metal dripper. The metal one has three additional 'bars' to direct the coffee into the holes. It also has additional waves. So they are different, but I've had good results with both. I accidentally dropped my glass Kalita on the kitchen floor and it shattered. Metal version is more durable. The metal one was the first I saw in use and I'm pretty happy with it.
I have the glass and metal drippers. I prefer the metal as it is one piece and it's sturdier where the glass one has a plastic bottom which detaches and has to be handled more carefully since it's glass.
Can this dripper in the #185 size be used successfully with the Able Kone 3 SS filter?
A shopper on Jun 13, 2014
Best Answer: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.
Best Answer: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.
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Love the glass bowl, the small size and great filters. Wish I had gotten the larger version to start. (Posted on 8/9/2014)
I love it!Review by Nekochan (Kitty Cat)
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. (Posted on 2/28/2013)
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