Manual pour overs are a cheap and quick way to start enjoying fresh coffee, this particular brewing method is good for bringing out the subtle flavours of coffee and lends its self to the lighter roasts.
Things you’ll need to make one cup of coffee
- Fresh-roasted coffee
- Scale (optional)
- Grinder (optional – if you don’t have a grinder you will need pre-ground beans)
- Pour over brewer
- Gooseneck kettle
- Appropriate filter
- Cup or carafe
Grind size: Grind coffee medium-fine (roughly the size of granulated table salt). Let’s do this:
- Either boil your water in a kettle and place into gooseneck or boil your water in the gooseneck on the stove. Set it aside to cool.
- Place your filter into your brewer, if it’s a folding filter then follow the instructions on the pack on how to fold correctly.
- Rinse the paper filter with hot water to remove paper taste and pre-heat your container, discard the used water afterwards.
- Place dripper on top of carafe or cup and place on scales if using
- Add around 20g (or 4 level tablespoons if not using scales) into the filter either the give the brewer a gentle shake to evenly distribute the coffee.
- Using the gooseneck kettle slowly pour water equalling about double the amount of the coffee (about 60 g). Make sure to cover all the grounds with water, pouring over the lighter spots and avoiding the darker ones. Wait :30 seconds. This important step is called the “bloom” and it will help your coffee develop more flavour and depth.
- After the 30 seconds is up start pouring in a slow circular motion until you’ve used your full amount of water. If the water level starts to come close to the top of your brewer while pouring, slow down your pour or allow for a brief pause to avoid an overflow.
- After a minute or two all your water should have passed through and you are ready to serve and enjoy.
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