Forgiving? Maybe that’s a good way to describe the The Kalita 102. Well suited for any pour over beginner who wants to learn a classic slow drip method, though it’s a staple in the arsenal for many expert baristas too.
This wedge-shaped dripper has ridges that line the sides of the brewer which guide the flow of water during extraction, keeping the liquid flowing down towards the holes at the bottom of the device. The three holes at the bottom of the dripper result in a relatively slower drip time which benefits a brewer who prefer using hand grinders.
Usually, coarser grounds, which are the preferred grind size for Kalita 102, help in extracting coffee the best way. The Kalita 102 comes in three types; Copper, Ceramic, and Plastic. The material that the dripper is made out of also affects temperature retention. Copper and Ceramic drippers hold heat longer than their plastic counter parts.
Choosing a brewer can be based on aesthetic, functionality, practicality, and can also be based on the frequency of use. Of course, with these key elements kept in mind, including the amount of water poured in, the steep time, and depth of the brew. The mix of all these factors results in a full flavored cup of coffee from a brewer that is fun to use.