How To Make The Perfect Cup Of Coffee Using The Pour Over Method

In today’s world, it feels like everyone wants things quickly, even if that means sacrificing quality. Well, not here, we don’t. We like the best of the best; we like high-quality imported coffee, we want the best methods, and we like to enjoy our results. If you’re reading this thinking- yeah, me too! Then keep on reading, because boy, do we have a treat for you.  

Today we’re covering the pour over coffee method. This method works best for you if you love the finer things in life. Pour over coffee makes it easier to control the speed in which you [pour] water over your coffee; the slower the pour, the richer and bolder flavor you will get. 

Without further ado, check out our exact method for brewing the perfect pour over.  

The Right Grind. You want to start off by grinding (about 23 grams) of really smooth, high-quality beans, such as the Roast Up Coffee Colombia blend to a medium grind. You really want to avoid going too fine or too coarse for this method. Stick to a medium grind for the best taste. 

Wet Your Filter. We’ve said it a hundred times, and we’ll say it a hundred more. Wet. Your. Filter. When you don’t pre-wet your filter, not only do you run the risk of making your coffee go sour, but you’re also adding “the cardboardy” taste to it. Trust us, that’s a thing, and once you taste the difference, you’ll know exactly who isn’t following this method. 

Add Grounds the Right Way. Once you’re ready to add your coffee grounds to your canister of choice, remember to evenly distribute them around. Give them a gentle shake if you have to; this will allow for the water to take to all the coffee beans evenly.  

Pour the Water In, the Right Way. First, make sure your water isn’t boiling. Next, pour enough water to wet all the grounds that are in there (this is called blooming). Let it sit for 30-45 seconds to allow gases to release; skipping this step is a no-no, as it can be the difference between an acidic and weak coffee; or a delicious and smooth coffee.   

Start pouring (slowly) from the center and work your way out. Continue pouring in circles all around the edge but without actually pouring down the sides of the filter. This would just rush right through the grounds and then over-extract- causing it to taste bitter. 

The whole process takes less than 5 minutes, so just take your time. 

As the water is draining, pay attention to how quickly it’s filtering. If the water is draining too fast, you want to use a finer grind next time, if it runs too slow, you’re gonna want to use a coarser grind 

Finally, just give it a gentle stir- pushing some of the grounds on the edges down (so that they all extract) and Voila! Best Pour Over coffee ever.  

Final thoughts. The pour over method is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to brew coffee. The key is to do it everything nice and slow, as that’s what will allow for the best possible flavor. Ultimately, the whole process takes well below 10 minutes and the results are totally worth it.

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