Pour Over Brew Recipe

Pour over is the preferred brew method of many great coffee shops around the world. It is simple, low-tech and precise. The essence of coffee brewing is dissolving coffee into hot water as effectively as possible. There are many factors that contribute to this, mainly coffee (quality and freshness), grind (size and quality), water (temperature and quality). This brew method simply allows you to have the most control over each piece of the puzzle. If done properly, pour over brewing can produce a perfect, clean and clear cup of coffee which may be the best expression of that particular coffee's flavors.

Step 1: 

We recommend using a Melita or Hario V60 one cup pour over and your favorite cup. Use the corresponding filter for each. Open filter, bring water to boil in an electric kettle, and wet filter. Once all the water has drained into the cup, dispose of water.  

Step 2: 

On a Medium Fine setting, grind and measure 21 grams of ground coffee or about 3 1/2 tablespoons. Place ground coffee into the filter. Tare scale to zero. 

Step 3: 

Wet coffee grounds with approximately 50 mL of hot water, or just until the filter begins to drip into the cup, and allow to soak for approx. 30-45 seconds. 

Step 4: 

Pour water slowly in a spiral pattern in 50 mL increments. Your total water should be 350 mL. For reference, the average sized mug holds approx. 350 mL. Adjust to taste by varying the amount of coffee grounds or water. 

Our Favorite Coffees For Pour Over: