This paper is really a triumph for us. A great replacement for the trusty (and somewhat rusty) Kalita Wave paper that our brewers were designed to use initially - with the same brew times but much cleaner, more transparent results. A premium paper stock from Japan is the basis of our new wave-shaped paper with superior results at comparable prices. We know this is what all manufacturers say about their own paper - but we really mean it. We have tested them all and this is the best option - period.
Many people have asked us for our own wave-shaped paper filter since we got started, but truthfully, it was always hard to find something better than what we could find on the market. As such, we kept searching rather than releasing something sub-standard. A two year search has yielded a great result as we finally were able to finally bring the best paper option for this shape of filter - we hope you will love it.
The paper construction is quite thick but also porous, which helps improve performance compared to alternatives. We didn't like this paper in a flat format, but loved it in a wave shape - where its properties really shine.
In the cup, you will have superior clarity but no papery taste - which was very important for us. This means less need for wasting hot water in pre-wetting and a more delicious cup of coffee.
We know we have a lot of filter options for our brewers, including the flat papers and Negotiator system - but we want to provide plug and play simple options too. The wave paper is the simplest filter method allowing you to just grab one, throw it in, and start brewing. If you want to expand and test many paper styles - for faster or higher extraction brews, we've got your back too with the Negotiator system. If you just want something simple, then this wave paper is for you.
This paper is fast, but not the fastest option we have for this brewer. If you want to brew quicker and grind finer, we recommend using the Negotiator and the Sibarist FAST Flat papers.
This paper works in the V3, V3 MK2, Glass Series OPEN, V4 Narrow & V4 Wide. The only brewer this paper is not compatible with is the Big Boy, which has its own wave-shaped filter.
We currently stock this paper only in the "Large / 185" size. These papers would be compatible with any brewer that works with Kalita Wave 185 filters as this shape and size is equivalent.
If you order two different products that have different shipping dates (such as an item in stock and a pre-order item not yet in stock like the V4), please note that your order will ship when all items in the order are ready.