November 04, 2014

The Perfect Pour Over Brew

The Perfect Pour Over Brew

One of my personal favorites, pour over is a great way to make a single cup at a time. The flavor will be more pronounced than drip coffee and you will have more control over its strength and size.

Step 1

Grind your coffee to medium-fine. Burr grinders are preferred, always, but it can be especially hard to get desired tastes with a blade grinder when making pour over.

Step 2

Measure your coffee. For a 10oz cup of coffee (the average regular cup) you want to use 3 heaping tablespoons of ground coffee.

Step 3

With 200-degree water (30 seconds rest after boiling) pour some water over your filter (before you add the grinds) to extract any paper flavor, and dump the water out. This can help preheat your items to keep your coffee hot, as well.

Step 4

Place your grinds in the filter and add just enough hot water to saturate them. Stirring can help ensure all of your grinds are soaked and are able to bloom. Wait 30 seconds.

Step 5

Slowly pour more hot water over the coffee, trying to evenly soak all the grinds around the filter. Fill the filter 3⁄4 of the way full.

Step 6

After about 45 seconds, refill the filter with water, washing the sides down to resoak all the grinds.

Step 7

Give a quick, final wash down of the sides of the filter to extract all the grinds evenly.

Step 8

Enjoy your coffee.