Pour-Over Brewing Basics

The Basics of brewing with a Pour Over

Making pour over or drip coffee is a simple and satisfying way to brew a delicious cup of coffee at home. The pour over method, also known as drip coffee, involves slowly pouring hot water over coffee grounds that are placed in a cone-shaped filter. The resulting brew is clean and vibrant, with a delicate balance of flavors and aromas.

What you will need:

  • A pour over coffee maker, such as a Chemex or Hario V60. These are specially designed coffee makers that have a cone-shaped filter and a spout for pouring water.
  • A kettle or other way to heat water to boiling.
  • Fresh, coarsely ground coffee beans.
  • Filtered water.

How To Brew:

  • Step 1

    Heat your water to boiling. You will want to use about 1.5 times the amount of water as the amount of coffee you are making. For example, if you are making a cup of coffee, you will need about 1.5 cups of water.
  • Step 2

    While the water is heating, place the cone-shaped filter in the pour over coffee maker and place it on top of your mug or coffee pot. Wet the filter and discard the water from the pot.
  • Step 3

    Place the ground coffee in the filter, making sure it is evenly distributed.completely.
  • Step 4

    Once the water is boiling, let it cool for a minute or two before pouring it over the grounds.
  • Step 5

    Slowly and evenly pour the hot water over the grounds in a circular motion, starting at the center of the filter and working your way outwards. Be careful not to pour too quickly, as this can cause the coffee to become bitter.
  • Step 6

    As the water passes through the grounds, it will drip into your mug or coffee pot. This process should take about 2-3 minutes.
  • Step 7

    Once all the water has been poured, remove the filter and enjoy your delicious, freshly brewed coffee.