Pour-over coffee is a method of manually brewing coffee that allows for a more precise and customizable brew. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make a pour-over coffee:
- Begin by heating water to around 200°F (93°C). You will need about 6 ounces (180 ml) of water for every 1 ounce (28 grams) of coffee.
- Grind your coffee beans to a medium-fine consistency. You will need about 1 to 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds for every 6 ounces (180 ml) of water. Roughly 18-25 grams of coffee. There is no wrong or right recipe; taste is subjective, so play around and be creative with your recipe.
- Place a pour-over cone or dripper on top of your mug or carafe. If you’re using a paper filter, place it in the cone or dripper and rinse it with hot water to remove any papery taste.
- Add the coffee grounds to the cone or dripper.
- Slowly pour a small amount of the hot water over the coffee grounds, just enough to wet them. This is called “blooming” and allows the coffee to release gases and improve the overall flavor of the brew.
- After about 30 seconds, slowly pour the remaining hot water over the coffee grounds in a circular motion, trying to distribute the water evenly.
- As the water passes through the coffee grounds, it will drip into the mug or carafe below. Your pour-over coffee is ready to drink when all the water has been poured.
- Adjust the strength and flavor of your coffee by experimenting with different amounts of coffee grounds and water and brewing times. Enjoy!