A brew guide with step-by-step instructions on how to make pour over coffee. Five most important things when it comes to making pour over coffee: equipment, coffee grind size, water temperature, amount of coffee, and timing.
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Special Diet Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Measure out the amount of coffee that you need. Grind the coffee so that the texture resembles coarse ground black pepper. ---For an 8 oz cup, you will need 14 grams of coffee. For a 12 oz cup, you will need 21 grams of coffee. For a 20 oz cup, you will need 36 grams of coffee.
Set your coffee brewer on a scale. Add on the filter paper if necessary. Add in the ground coffee. Tare the scale.
Bring the water to a boil. If you have a kettle that can control the exact temperature of the water, set the temperature so the water is between 93°C - 96°C / 200°F - 205°F. If you use a traditional kettle, boil the water, then remove it from the heat and allow it to sit for a few minutes and settle. ---For an 8 oz cup, you will need 230 milliliters of water. For a 12 oz cup, you will need 340 milliliters of water. For a 20 oz cup, you will need 570 milliliters of water.
Start a timer. Slowly begin pouring the hot water over the coffee grounds in a steady and spiral motion, making sure all the grounds are saturated. This first pour should take about 15 seconds, then stop pouring the water. When the hot water first mixes with the coffee grounds, the coffee will "bloom" and swell up. Wait for the initial swelling to settle (about 15-30 seconds).
Continue pouring water evenly across the surface of the coffee, pausing briefly between pours to allow the water to drip down through the coffee. Try to maintain the coffee and water level, so that you are steadily pouring more water into the coffee as water drips down through the filter.After you pour all the water, it should take another 30 to 60 seconds for all the water to run though the filter.
The entire process (including the time after you stop pouring the water) should take about 3 minutes.
If your brew time is shorter than 3 minutes, consider adjusting the grind size next time to make the coffee finer. If your brew time is longer than 3 minutes, consider adjusting the grind size next time to make the coffee coarser.
Enjoy the fresh brewed cup of coffee!
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