QUICK AND EASY INSTRUCTIONS ON VARIOUS COFFEE BREWING METHODS
THE POUR OVER METHOD:
AN EASY INTRODUCTION TO BREWING YOUR OWN COFFEE
The pour over brewing method is one of the most widely used and preferred methods of brewing a single cup of fresh coffee - and for good reason. The pour over method allows users, new and experienced, to control everything about the brewing process from temperature to brew time. All of these little details (which are super easy - you’ll see) directly correlate to taste and flavor.
Pour Over How To:
Let’s get started. There’s really nothing to it as you will quickly see. We tend to enjoy the process and know you will too. Eventually after a few attempts you can start to experiment with the process yourself, controlling the flavor, grounds and other coffee nerd stuff!
But first, let’s brew a simple cup:
(1) Bring a kettle of water to an optimum temperature of 198º–205º F for an average size coffee mug of 12oz.
(2) Your Pour Over Brewer is resting comfortably atop your favorite mug. We like the standard Melitta ones as they are inexpensive and get the job done: https://shoponline.melitta.com
(3) Place your paper coffee filter inside the pour over brewer. Filters most likely will come with your brewer but you can always purchase them separately.
(4) Place roughly 0.75 oz. or 1.5 Tbsp of freshly ground coffee inside the filter. A general rule of thumb is to use 1.5 Tbsp of medium-finely ground coffee per standard cup or mug. We recommend any one of our blends!
(5) Once your water is at the right temperature slowly pour over the grounds until you notice the grounds begin to swell. This is known as the ‘Bloom’. Let the grounds absorb the water for 30-45 seconds as you will notice the ‘Bloom’ begins to go down. Gradually continue to pour the hot water over the grounds as your cup underneath begins to fill up. Be sure not to fill up the paper filter to high, causing overflow. Remember, go slow and allow the hot water to work their way thru the grounds.
And there you have it - by now you’ve realized it was incredibly easy the entire time! As you continue to use the pour over method for freshly brewed coffee you can begin to tailor the process to how you like your coffee the best!