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Step x Step: The Pour-Over Method

By September 9, 2015 Coffee No Comments

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Ready to pour your heart out? Here’s our guide to the simple and easy pour-over brew method. The pour-over makes a clean, delicate cup of coffee and is a favorite here at Fellow. Convenient, seeing as we just launched a pour-over kettle…

 

WATER TEMPERATURE IS CRITICAL

temperature is critical

Heat water until temperature reaches highlighted brew range (195˚-205˚F) on thermometer.

FRESHLY GROUND BEANS ARE BEST

 

freshly ground beans are a must

For a 12 oz cup, weigh 23 grams of beans (about 3 tablespoons). Grind coffee to a medium coarseness – the consistency of coarse sand.

PREP THE DRIPPER

prep the dripper

Place filter in a pour-over dripper on a cup. Pour hot water to fully wet filter and warm dripper. Empty the cup of water. Dump your coffee grinds into the dripper and shake lightly to flatten for a more even pour.

THE BLOOM IS KEY

the bloom is key

Start pouring at center of dripper, working your way out to the sides. Pour about 50 grams of water, or 2 times the amount of coffee you use. Wait 30 seconds for coffee to “bloom” and release CO2.

THE PERFECT POUR

the perfect pour

Continue pouring evenly from the center of the dripper, outward in a circular path. Pouring should take an additional 2:30 – 3 minutes. Stop once the 12 oz cup is full.

 

If you prefer a smaller or larger cup of joe, here’s a handy water to coffee ratio guide. Happy pouring!

pour over ratio chart

 

 

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