Part 1: Equipment needed
Part 2: The Perfect Coffee-to-Water Ratio
Achieving the right coffee-to-water ratio is vital for a well-balanced cup of pour-over coffee. A standard ratio to start with is 1:15, which means using 1 gram of coffee for every 15 grams of water. Adjust the ratio according to your taste preferences and the coffee beans you're using.
Part 3: Step-by-Step Brewing Process
Step 1: Heat Water
Begin by heating filtered water to about 190°F - 200°F (93°C). Boiling water is too hot and can scorch the coffee, affecting the flavor.
Step 2: Rinse the Filter
Place the coffee filter in your pour-over coffee maker and rinse it with hot water to remove any paper taste and preheat the brewer. Discard the water.
Step 3: Add Coffee Grounds
Add the ground coffee to the prepped filter and place the pour-over coffee maker on top of your coffee mug or carafe. We suggest 28 grams of coffee and 420 grams of water.
Step 4: Bloom the Coffee
Start the brewing process by pouring just enough water over the coffee grounds to saturate them. Allow the coffee to bloom for about 30 seconds, releasing carbon dioxide and ensuring an even extraction.
Step 5: Start Pouring
With a slow, circular motion, begin pouring the hot water over the coffee grounds, evenly covering them. Avoid pouring directly onto the edges of the filter to prevent channeling.
Step 6: Control the Pour
Maintain a steady pour, ensuring the water level remains constant without flooding the coffee bed. Aim to complete the pour within 2-3 minutes.
Step 7: Let it Drip
Allow the coffee to drip through the filter until the brewing process is complete. The ideal brew time is typically 3-4 minutes.
Step 8: Enjoy Your Perfect Pour-Over Coffee
Once the coffee has finished dripping, remove the pour-over coffee maker, and enjoy your freshly brewed pour-over coffee! Savor the unique flavors and aromas with every sip.