The Kalita brewing system is making a big splash in some specialty coffee circles. Vancouver's iconic 49th Parallel cafes use them for by-the-cup service, and the flat bottom paper filter brewing device is winning many converts in the US. You can purchase Kalita Wave brewing devices for less than $30, or you can go the whole nine yards and by something extremely stylish and iconic: The Kalita Wave Style set.
The filters are held in a glass form that itself sits on a steel form inside the heat resistant glass carafe. The "handle" portion is white plastic. This brewer uses the #185 Kalita filters. It can brew up to a litre or more of coffee.
The set also comes with a package of 60 brown #185 Kalita Wave filters, though the US importer recommends you buy the white filters for better tasting, less paper-influenced brewed cups.
Column Description Whether it's up to the minute, happening this day, this week, or in the recent past, this column's goal is to present coffee and attempts to make the experience truly culinary. You'll find short reviews about past events, interesting coffees coming on the market, new and different ways to enjoy espresso and other brewing methods, and give an insight into efforts around the globe to make coffee a truly culinary thing. Column written by Mark Prince.