If you're a coffee aficionado, you've likely heard of the Kalita pour over method. This Japanese method of brewing coffee has gained popularity in recent years due to its ability to produce a smooth, clean cup of coffee. Here's the perfect way to make a Kalita pour over.
First, you'll need a few things: a kalita wave dripper, kalita wave filters, freshly roasted coffee beans, a kettle with gooseneck spout, a coffee grinder, and a carafe or mug to catch the brewed coffee.
Start by boiling some water in your kettle. While the water is heating up, grind your coffee beans to a medium-fine consistency. Place a filter in the dripper and rinse it with hot water to remove any paper taste and to preheat the dripper. Discard the water from the carafe or mug.
To make a kalita pour over using a 1:15 coffee to water ratio, you will need 24 grams of coffee and 350 grams of water. Start by boiling the water in a kettle with a gooseneck spout. While the water is heating up, grind your coffee beans to a medium-fine consistency. Place a filter in the kalita wave dripper and rinse it with hot water to remove any paper taste and to preheat the dripper. Discard the water from the carafe or mug.
Next, add your ground coffee to the filter and shake the dripper gently to level out the bed of coffee. Place the dripper on top of your carafe or mug. Starting from the center of the coffee bed, slowly pour a small amount of water in a circular motion to fully saturate the coffee. This is called the "bloom" and will help release any gases trapped in the coffee. Let the coffee bloom for 30 seconds.
After the bloom, continue pouring water in a slow and steady stream, making sure to wet all of the coffee grounds. The pour should take about 2-3 minutes. Once all of the water has been added, remove the dripper and enjoy your perfectly brewed cup of coffee.
The key to making a great kalita pour over is to use fresh, high-quality coffee beans and to pay attention to the details of the brewing process. By using the right equipment and following the steps above, you can create a delicious cup of coffee every time.