How to Brew Pour Over Coffee at HomeAndrew Christian
Coffee is an Art, and as such, there is a wide variety of methods in which it can be prepared. We would like to share with you one of our favorite brewing methods. Note: All of our coffees can be brewed via any method you desire while still maintaining a phenomenal taste.
Pour Over is a tried and true method that will always result in a fantastic cup of coffee. Created by Melitta Betz in 1908, this method is used to extract the delicious flavor of coffee without any of the grounds remaining within the cup.
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How to brew using the Pour Over method:
What do you need to make Pour Over Coffee?
- Coffee Beans
- Coffee Grinder (if not already Ground)
- Coffee Dripper
- Coffee Filter
Step 1: Measurements
Using a Scale
Weigh out your coffee. We typically recommend a water:coffee ratio of anywhere between 15:1 to 18:1 measured in grams. Coffee professionals refer to 16.6666667 as the golden ratio.
EXAMPLE (12 oz Pour Over)
We use 21 grams of coffee. Requiring 350 grams of water (21 grams * 16.6666667) using the golden ratio.
Measure out 1 ½ cups of water per 3 1/2 tablespoons of coffee.
Step 2: Grind Your Beans
Skip this step if your coffee is already ground.
If your coffee is not pre ground, grind the weighed out beans to a medium-fine grind size. The coffee grinds will be about the size of table salt.
Step 3: Heat Water
Heat up your water to around 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 4: Setup Pour Over
Place your paper filter into your pour over device and place the ground coffee within the filter.
Step 5: Bloom Technique
This process should take around 3 to 4 minutes in total.
Bloom your coffee. To do this, pour enough of your hot water onto the coffee grounds slowly to allow the ground beans to become saturated. From here you should wait 30 seconds and then stir the coffee grounds.
Begin to pour the rest of the water onto your coffee grounds. Pour at a controlled speed, moving from center to the outside and back again in concentric circles
Step 6: Drawdown Process
In the “drawdown” phase of the process, all of your water should be poured. At this stage carefully lift the dripper off the mug and give a very gentle swirl to the dripper to pull down some of the remaining coffee from the walls of the filter to ensure a flat and even brew.
Step 7: Enjoy Your Hand Crafted Cup of Coffee!