Whether you are a coffee connoisseur or just looking for an easy way to make your morning cup, drip or pour over is the best method of brewing. If you're not familiar with the pour over method, it's a common way to brew coffee at home. The process is simple and can be done easily using a few tools.
There are so many ways to make drip or pour over coffee, but there are really only two types of filters you'll need: paper and mesh. This simple guide will walk you through how to use this technique and give some tips on what kind of beans would work best with it.
This guide will teach you how to make your own pour over cone and brew like a pro.
- Fill kettle with filtered water and bring to a boil. The ideal temperature for coffee brewing is 195-205 F. If you don’t have a thermometer, simply bring the water to a boil, turn it off and let it rest for a minute before using.
- Fold the coffee filter according to the packaging instructions and place it inside the brewer. Next, pour some hot water over the filter to rinse paper flavor from the filter and preheat the brewer. Once the filter is completely rinsed, carefully pour out the water from the carafe.
- Grab your scale and measure out 21 grams of beans. Then grind them to a medium-coarseness, it should be the consistency of a table salt.
- Pour the ground coffee beans into the rinsed, damp filter. Shake it lightly to evenly distribute. Then place the pour-over brewer on top of the digital scale and cancel out the weight so it starts at zero. Carefully start pouring the water on top of the grounds in slow circles. Add only enough water to saturate the grounds
- Wait 30-45 seconds for the grounds to puff up and “bloom”, which allows the gasses to release from the coffee grounds. Then pour twice more water in slow and steady spirals to keep things even. Wait as the water drips through for a few seconds, then continue this process of pouring and waiting until the scale measures about 350 grams.