Preparing coffee is an art form in and of itself, and as we all know, coffee connoisseurs take great pride in their ability to create the perfect brew. While there are a variety of ways to brew coffee, pour over is widely considered to be the most versatile. We can adjust the temperature of the water, the rate at which it enters the coffee grounds, as well as the taste, texture, and strength of our coffee.
You must have often wondered if you could create this cup of great coffee for yourself after seeing baristas in coffee shops provide you with distinct and rich flavors of coffee.
If that's the case, you've reached the right spot. Learn everything you need to know about brewing a delicious cup of coffee.
Before we get into the details, let's prepare a list of everything you'll need to make a fuller, more aromatic coffee so you don't waste time looking for it.
To brew a pour-over coffee, you'll need the right elements, as mentioned below
- Coffee Beans
- Coffee Grinder
- Filter (Either made of paper or cloth)
- Measuring scale, to get the right amounts of coffee beans and water or a measuring jar
- A solid scoop to gather the coffee powder
- Kettle for boiling water
- A pour over cone and a mug to catch all of the delicious pour over coffee you'll be making.
How to make a pour over coffee?
- Ensuring your measurements are precise is one of the most crucial tasks in making a flawless brew. When making a pour over coffee, use 1 teaspoon (7 gms) of coffee per 4 ounces of water.
- Grind the coffee beans in a coffee grinder until they are granular coffee powder.
- Before you use the paper or cloth as a filter, wash it to remove any pre-taste from the paper or cloth. Fold the edges of the paper filter and set it in a mug.
- Heat the water to 195°F - 200°F for an excellent cup of coffee, then pour the hot water into the pour over dripper, which will warm it as well as the cup. Empty the cup now. (Note: Use high-quality water because the minerals in it contribute to a fuller flavor.)
- Stream the coffee grounds into the filter and gently shake it to distribute them uniformly and ensure an even pour. (Note: If you want a stronger cup, use more coffee grounds; if you want a milder cup, use less coffee grounds.)
- Pour the water slowly and steadily from the center outward. Pour enough water to moisten the coffee grinds. Blooming is the term for this action. When coffee grinds come into contact with hot water, carbon dioxide is released in the form of bubbles. Allow 30-40 seconds for the water to settle before pouring the next round.
- Pour the water again from the middle to the sides, being careful not to let it touch the filter. Allow the brew to drip through the filter at this point.
- Allow the water to drop completely before discarding the filter. Allow your coffee to cool slightly before taking a sip of your delightful pour over coffee.
Try Chariot's Arabica Coffee Beans and Signature Cafe Blend Medium Roast Coffee Beans, which have a balanced flavor and pleasant aroma and are a great fit for your pour over coffee.