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    Hey guys, I'm looking at getting a Kalita. I was just wondering, which size do you use? Because I've been looking but see different figures for the amount of brew that comes from either the 155 size or the 185 size.

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    155 one cup
    185 two cup

    but this depends on the size of your cups
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    The amount of brew that comes from either depends on how much coffee & water you use. That said, I prefer the 185 because it's less limiting in pulse sizes, you can make a single mug of brew from one 230g fill if you want. Papers (either size) seem to sit better in the 185 too. I don't rinse the papers.

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    Thanks boys. I shall go with th 185 as I suspected I would

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    How does the Kalita compare to V60, in terms of ease of use and consistency? I think flavour wise, the filters are pretty similar?

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    You can get away without using a gooseneck kettle with the Kalita Wave, if you already have the gooseneck there's probably not much reason to buy another brewer. You'll likely need to change grind (coarser for Kalita) or the number of pulse pours (fewer for Kalita) when switching between the two. Both make excellent cups.
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    I like the Kalita because it takes a little less pour control than the v60. The flat bottom and controlled flow also makes it easier (for me) to make more consistent brews

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    I've really been enjoying using my aeropress as a flat bottomed drip brewer. You can get the grind a bit finer and not run into issues with the brew choking as you can apply some light pressure with the plunger, which also doubles up to control flow rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StusBrews View Post
    I've really been enjoying using my aeropress as a flat bottomed drip brewer. You can get the grind a bit finer and not run into issues with the brew choking as you can apply some light pressure with the plunger, which also doubles up to control flow rate.
    Once you have added the water to a drip cone, you just leave the rest to gravity, no need to chivvy it along or inconsistency from lifting brewer off the scales to plunge & varying brewed coffee weights. If your grind size is in the ball-park, your drip cone won't choke.
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    Do you also do pulse pouring in Kalita, or it's not really necessary?

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