Coffee 101 - Pourover

Pourover coffee is the easiest way to make coffee while looking as fancy as possible...but does it have any benefits over traditional drip coffee makers? Both appear to be the same: hot water is poured over coffee grounds, and gravity does its job. While appearing the same, these two produce drastically different results. There are a few reasons for this that we’ll dive into briefly.

The first reason is water temperature. Ideally you want to brew coffee with water between 195 and 205 degrees Fahrenheit. A drip coffee maker has trouble reaching that temperature, so you don’t get the full extraction - leading to a more sour coffee taste. Pour over also allows a more consistent saturation of your grounds; whereas a drip brewer tends to over-saturate some spots, and miss others, again leading to an imbalanced coffee.

So how do we do the best pour over brew we can? You’ll need a pourover dripper, a filter with holder, and vessel to catch your coffee.

1)Heat your water to 200 degrees Fahrenheit, and pre-soak your filter with hot water into your vessel - discard the water afterwards.
2)Fill your filter with coarse grounds (about two and a half coffee scoops per cup).
3)Pour just enough water, in a spiral motion, to saturate the coffee completely, then let it rest for 30 seconds.
4)Resume pouring in a spiral motion for about two minutes
5)Give your coffee a swirl, and enjoy!

For this method of brewing, we suggest our Colombian Dark Roast for a full, rich flavour.

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