steelgtr Senior Member Joined: 29 Jun 2013 Posts: 117 Location: San Jose Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Saeco Grinder: Baratza Encore Drip: TV Moccamaster/ glass Roaster: WB Air Crazy/ Sifter
Posted Tue Jul 30, 2013, 8:38pm Subject: Re: Best Pour Over For Single Small (6-8 oz) cup?
I haven't used the 155, but I have the larger 185. I prefer the V60-02 to the Kalita 185. The Kalita filters are expensive and an an absolute pain in the butt to deal with when pre-wetting. The taste is also almost always considerably better from the Hario. That could just be because I've put more time and effort into the Hario.
I know the Kalita has its fans, and sometimes I enjoy messing around with it, but I just find the V60 to be a more versatile brewer.
That said, if you already have a 155 on the way, use it and experiment with it. I'm sure you'll be able to make excellent cups with it given time and practice.
I recently switched to a Kalita. I have the 185, as I usually do 600-700L (40grams of coffee) pours. I recommend using a coarser grind than drip, sort of Kosher salt. In your single, go for 18 grams of coffee with 12oz of water to start with.
Edit: Evan is very experienced, and I agree with his assessment of the Hario, when done correctly, as he most certainly does. One reason I switched to Kalita, is it's much easier for my daughter to make excellent coffee with it. :>D
Posted Wed Jul 31, 2013, 7:02am Subject: Re: Best Pour Over For Single Small (6-8 oz) cup?
I've not used the 155 either but I do rate the Kalita 185 as top of the pile for me.
It is consistent and easy to use. I also like the fact that you can use a coarser grind and a longer steep time. It took a while to realise but I much prefer coarser grinds with longer steeps than finer grinds over a shorter brew cycle as characterised by the Hario (at least the way they are used commercially).
squaremile Senior Member Joined: 6 Jan 2011 Posts: 96 Location: Portlandia Expertise: Just starting
Posted Wed Jul 31, 2013, 8:05am Subject: Re: Best Pour Over For Single Small (6-8 oz) cup?
v60-01, Kalita Wave 155, and the Beehouse are all amazing and just have tradeoffs based on your preference. I usually rock the plastic v60-01 just because I have invested a lot of time in learning how to brew on it.
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