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Pour Over


Kalita Pour Over Brewing Instructions

A pour over produces what we call a “clean” cup of coffee. It has the most clarity because the paper filter prevents most of the coffee oils from coming through. Flavor profiles are very obvious in a pour over and as the coffee cools, those notes are only more present.


  1. Grind up the 22 grams of coffee on a medium grind size (where it feels like sand).
  2. Pour these grounds into the pre-wet filter.
  3. Shake the Kalita Wave Dripper once to settle the grounds, so they are as level/flat as possible.
  4. Place entire set up on scale and Tare scale.
  5. Begin pouring in the center of the grounds and pour in a spiral formation, from inside to outside (similar to the spiral of a dizzy dial).
  6. The first pour is one spiral from center to rim of the grounds, about 50 - 60 grams of water on the scale.
  7. Start your timer & let the coffee “bloom” for 30 seconds.
    • At 30 seconds, begin pouring the second spiral.
  8. Pour between 50-100 grams of water in a continuous spiral.
  9. Keep the water level midway in the Kalita Wave Dripper, never too high and never drying out the grounds.
  10. Continue this process until the scale reaches 330 grams.
  11. The pour over should finish between 3 and 4 minutes.
    • If over 4 minutes, the grind size is too fine.
    • If under 3 minutes, the grind size may be too coarse.


FAQ

  • Offers a clean cup of coffee thanks to the paper filter!
    • Clarity in taste
    • Less coffee oils
  • More control leads to more accuracy
  • Ease of Use - a simple way to brew at home!
  • This is the “Poor Man's Coffee” - the original drip brewing method.
We recommend using tablespoons and ounces to measure coffee or water, follow the ratio of 1:4. 1 tablespoon of coffee for every 4 ounces of water.
Melitta Benz invented the paper filter & the first pour over device


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