The popularity of pour-over coffee is due to its ability to produce a clean and balanced cup of coffee with a distinct flavor profile. It is considered a more hands-on approach to brewing coffee, allowing for more control over the final product and the ability to experiment with different coffee beans and brewing techniques. Pour-over method is a manual brewing method in which hot water is poured over coffee grounds in a filter, typically made of paper or cloth, to extract the coffee’s flavor.
Pour-over coffee is often considered a more sustainable method of brewing as it does not require paper filters or a complicated machine. This method is regarded as a more refined and artisanal approach to brewing coffee. The pour-over method is a simple and elegant way to make a delicious cup of coffee at home.
The key to a perfect pour-over is a combination of the right equipment, the right beans, and the right technique.
First, you will need a pour-over cone and filter. There are many different types of cones and filters available, so you can choose the one that works best for you. Some popular options include the Hario V60, the Chemex, and the Kalita Wave.
Look for a high-quality, freshly roasted coffee that has been roasted within the past two weeks. A medium roast is a good place to start, but you can experiment with different roasts to find your perfect flavor.
To start brewing, place the filter in the cone and rinse it with hot water to remove any papery taste. This also preheats the cone and carafe. Then, add your coffee grounds to the filter. The ideal coffee-to-water ratio is 1:15, so for every gram of coffee, you will need 15 grams of water.
Next, slowly pour a small amount of hot water (around 200F) over the grounds to saturate them. Let this sit for about 30 seconds to allow the coffee to “bloom,” or release trapped gases. Then, slowly pour the remaining water over the coffee in a circular motion, making sure to cover all of the grounds. The total brew time should be around 2-3 minutes.
Finally, remove the cone and enjoy your perfect pour-over coffee. Remember to experiment with different beans, grinds, and water temperatures to find your perfect brew.
the perfect pour-over recipe goes like this:
- Equipment: a pour-over cone and filter,
- Beans: fresh, high-quality coffee ( like our coffee, which you can find here )
- Place the filter in the cone and rinse it with hot water to remove any papery taste
- Add your coffee grounds to the filter, using 1:15 coffee-to-water ratio
- Slowly pour a small amount of hot water (around 200F) over the grounds to saturate them and let it sit for about 30 seconds to allow the coffee to “bloom”
- Slowly pour the remaining water over the coffee in a circular motion, making sure to cover all of the grounds, total brew time should be around 2-3 minutes
- Remove the cone and enjoy your perfect pour-over coffee.