How to make pour over coffee at home

How to make pour over coffee at home

Pour over coffee is taking off in many cafes – and for good reason.

You get stellar coffee, complete control over the brew, a buy-it-for-life coffee brewer friend, focus, gratitude, and clarity. (The simple act of pouring water can be quite meditative!) Emulate the pour over experience at home and find satisfaction in brewing a cup on your own.

A quick checklist for homemade pour over coffee:
  • Your choice of roasted ground coffee beans
    If it’s your first time, we recommend a medium grind that’s optimal for extraction. As you explore your options, you can try the coarser Espresso grind or a finer grind to emulate a fancy French pot of coffee!
  • Drip cone brewing device
  • Cone-shaped coffee filters
  • Timer to avoid under or over extraction
  • Scale or a scoop to measure out the perfect quantity
    The best coffee-to-water ratio is 60 grams of coffee to 1 litre of water for a single serving.
  • Kettle
    A pour over kettle with a long, narrow spout gives you more control when pouring. We highly recommend it!
  • Grinder
    If you’re opting for whole coffee beans, a good grinder is mandatory.
Coffee Beans and Grounded Coffee
Before you start, take note of your brewing temperature

The temperature of water is important to your coffee as they bring out different flavours. To be safe, we recommend 93°c – a few degrees below boiling temperature. (Water should be fresh and filtered) You then adjust it for different beans and different roasts. Your tastes play a role too, what tastes delicious to you?

For your reference, hotter water makes for better dissolution but this is not always a good thing when we make coffee. If the water is too hot, it’s likely to have too much bite. This is what we call over-extraction.

Take it step-by-step
  • Place a fresh filter into the cone of your equipment
  • Bring your water to the optimal temperature
  • Pour some water through the filter and then pour over the dripper. The water will pass through the filter and the cone into your mug underneath.
    This helps to rinse the filter. Paper filters need to be rinsed before they are used, or some qualities might find their way into your coffee and ruin the taste. It also helps to preheat all of the equipment. If coffee is prepared with cold apparatus, it’ll be cooled down quickly and won’t be nice to drink.
  • Throw out the water you used for preheating
Dripper Cup
  • Place the ground coffee into the filter and level it. Now we are ready to start pouring!
  • Start your timer
  • Pour 30g of water onto your coffee bed and leave the grounds to bloom for 30 seconds
    We need to pre-infuse the coffee to let it bloom. Pour evenly and gradually over the coffee bed for an even extraction.
  • After 30 seconds, continue your pour
    You can now pour in phases or continuously. Whichever way you choose, the process should be completed in two minutes.

The pour over method allows you to make adjustments as you need to brew better coffee. You can now pair your perfect cup of joe with your favourite pastry and the local newspaper.

Coffee on table top
Coffee on table top
  • Place the ground coffee into the filter and level it. Now we are ready to start pouring!
  • Start your timer
  • Pour 30g of water onto your coffee bed and leave the grounds to bloom for 30 seconds
    We need to pre-infuse the coffee to let it bloom. Pour evenly and gradually over the coffee bed for an even extraction.
  • After 30 seconds, continue your pour
    You can now pour in phases or continuously. Whichever way you choose, the process should be completed in two minutes.

The pour over method allows you to make adjustments as you need to brew better coffee. You can now pair your perfect cup of joe with your favourite pastry and the local newspaper.

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