There are a lot of brewers out there and they all brew coffee, so we do our best to offer you some variety and a lot of quality in the drippers we carry. The Kalita 185 Wave is the first one we have sold that uses flat bottom "cupcake" style filters. A flat bottom allows for the bed of ground coffee to form into a wider shape in comparison to a cone or V-shape brewer. So what does this all mean? Is a flatter bed of coffee better? Not necessarily...but we think it's easier to evenly pour hot water through a wider, flat surface that drains at a moderate pace. This dripper is a favorite around the Sweet Maria's office. The glass exterior lets you view the brewing process and it makes a really good cup of coffee. The three small holes in the base allow for good drainage while being restrictive enough to give you a good extraction. The plastic base pops off so cleaning is quick and easy. Most drippers have ridges along the inside wall to create space between the filter and the dripper wall. The Kalita's walls are smooth and the wavy filter is what creates the space that allows coffee to flow filter through.
You will have to buy Kalita Wave #185 sized filters. As far as we know Kalita is the only company that makes filters in the correct size for their Wave products.
|Height/Width/Depth||5Â¼ x 4Â½ x 3Â½|
|Country of Origin||China|
|Pros||It brews an excellent cup and is easy on the eyes.|
|Cons||The glass is tough but can still break under careless use.|