Kalita specializes in, and are experts on, drip coffee. The company was founded in Tokyo in 1958, originally as a manufacturer of paper coffee filters. Today they remain a family-owned company and produce a full line of coffee preparation tools. They are renowned in the coffee community as pioneers of the flat-bottomed brewing drippers, which not only creates the most even extraction of the grounds, but also makes cleaning the devices easy. Kalita focuses on creating products that extract the best flavor from coffee even at home - for the regular coffee drinker.