How to Brew Using a Pour-Over
Starts with the right coffee bean:
The Best Coffee is Made From Grade A Arabica Beans.
- Choose coffee made from Grade A Arabica beans.
- Choose coffee that has been recently roasted. This is the most important element – coffee tastes the best within one month after roasting.
- Smell the coffee beans – a strong smell indicates fresh beans.
- Invest in a coffee grinder and buy whole beans. Grind your coffee immediately before brewing. Once the coffee is ground, the flavor dissipates more quickly. We highly recommend investing in a burr grinder.
- When buying decaffeinated coffees, look for coffees that have been decaffeinated using the Swiss Water Process.
- Heat 16 oz. of water in kettle.
- Measure 0.80 oz. coffee beans
- Grind into a pour-over filter (a slightly finer grind is better)
- Put filter with coffee into pour over and set atop mug.
- Slowly pour hot water from kettle, starting the middle and circling around to soak coffee grounds. Do not stir or disturb grounds.
- When mug is full, the pourover is ready to enjoy.