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.
|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|
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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.
Do you have both the 185 & the 255 ? Is the 185 the largest ?
My coffee cup is 3 inches in diameter.
Will the # 185 fit on top of it ?
Or, is the 185 too small to fit over my 3 inch cup ?
What is the diameter of the bottom disc of the #185 ?
There is no "255" model. There is the 155 and the 185. The 185 is the larger of the two.
>What is the diameter of the bottom disc of the #185 ?
The diameter of the bottom of the 185 is 4 inches.
- Makes a great cupReview by Dana
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- best coffee you'll haveReview by matt
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- incredibleReview by davis
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23 grams coffee.
345 grams water
200 degree starting temp
45 second bloom,
3 minute brewing time.
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 1/24/2014)
- Nice pour over coffee makerReview by Matt
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