I decided to spend some time with the Kalita Wave this afternoon. First off I love the how the wave looks, its shiny stainless steel with ridges hence the wave I presume. It has a brown plastic handle with little brass embellishments. I’ve mainly done pour-overs with the Hario V-60 so this shiny device is a nice alternative. It has three ridges on the bottom of the inside to keep the filter from stopping the water flow. The water flow is slower than with a V-60 so I went two steps coarser on my grind. After side by side tasting the natural brown filter MUST be pre-washed.
For my pour I did a 70g bloom for 30 seconds
then I added half the brew water let it sit for ten seconds
and added the remaining water in a circular motion. What ended up in the cup was caramel and walnut up front with a light floral mid and a sweet creamy finish.
Bolivia Cafe Golondrina
|Extraction Yield||20.32 %|
|Dose Weight||26.0 g|
|Brew Water Weight||466 g|
|Brew Water Start Temp||93°C/200°F|
|Brew Time||2 mins 39 secs|
|Roaster Name||Olympia Coffee Roasting Co.|
|Farm/Farmer||Celso David Mayata Quispe|