Brew Coffee With a Pour Over
Looking for a single serve method that showcases flavor?
A pour over is for you. It takes around 3 minutes to get a cup that’s often more flavorful than regular drip brew.
- Begin by heating water to 195°F to 205°F
- While water is heating, measure out 3 tablespoons (20 grams) that is ground to a size that is slightly finer than for drip (Learn more about grind settings.)
- Place filter in pour over and place on top of carafe that you will be pouring into.
- Using gooseneck kettle wet the entire filter in order to remove paper taste.
- Empty your rinse water from the carafe.
- Add ground coffee to filter.
- Begin by streaming in about 40 grams of water to wet all of the grounds. This step releases the gases from the ground coffee and is referred to as the blooming stage. Don’t skip it! This is the key to achieving a balanced, sweet cup of coffee.
- Next, stream an additional 80 grams of coffee in a slow spiral motion, moving from the center of your bed of coffee to the outer edge. “Slow” is the critical detail for this brew method.
- Once water settles and is sitting just above the grounds, stream in an additional 100 grams of water.
- Once water settles again, finish brew with final 100 grams of water.
- This process should take 2:30 to 3 minutes in total.