Home Brew Guide — Filter Coffee – Old Spike
Close up of a kalita wave coffee dripper with filter inside

Home Brew Guide — Filter Coffee

Pour Over — Kalita Wave

Pour over coffees are a controlled, considered and frankly calming way to extract the best characteristics and flavour notes from a filter coffee. Our brewer of choice is the Kalita Wave; an indisputable industry favourite, designed with a flat base and 3 holes to allow for more extraction and a controlled flow rate.

What we're brewing:

Single origin coffees with bright fruity or floral notes can really shine when brewed properly. We’d recommend trying our delicious washed Kenyan coffee, Kii AA

Pour over coffee being made on a Kalita wave coffee dripper 


Kalita Wave

Kalita Wave filter paper 

Orea Sense carafe

Felicita Electric Kettle

Coffee grinder

Coffee scales  

Recipe (coffee for one): 

Coffee: 21g (select filter/pour over for pre-ground)

Water: 300g 

Step-by-step guide: 

  • Boil your kettle (to 97 degrees)
  • Place carafe and brewer on top of your scales and tare to 0 
  • Add your Kalita filter paper and rinse with hot water
  • Start your timer
  • Add your grounds and pour 100g of water into the coffee bed to allow it to bloom
  • After 30 seconds, slowly add another 200g of water into the coffee bed, pouring in a circular motion, aiming for a total brew time of 2:30 - 3:00 minutes. 
  • Rest for 30 seconds
  • Enjoy!