Pour Over

A Guide to Brewing the Perfect Pour Over Coffee

Intro

This is a classic. One of the best and simplest ways to get your home coffee fix, with excellent results.

Tools

Dripper

Filter

Coffee

Grinder

Scale

Kettle

Timer

Cup

Brew Time

4 minutes

Yield

12 oz
Evangelist Roasting Co Waco Texas
step 1

Heat

Heat fresh water to 200° F.

Pro Tip: To reach the right temperature, bring water to a boil and then let it stand for 30 seconds.

step 2

Measure

Measure 25 grams of freshly roasted coffee beans.

Pro Tip: 25 grams is about 5 tablespoons or 2.5 standard coffee scoops.

step 3

Prepare the Filter // Grind

Fold down the seam of the paper filter and place it into the pour over cone so it lies flat. Then rinse the filter with hot water. Grind coffee to the coarseness of sand.

Pro Tip: Rinsing the filter helps eliminate any paper flavors and preheating cone and carafe can help keep temperature consistent throughout the brewing process. Grind size affects drip time and extraction. If your brew is too slow, try a slightly coarser grind. If it drips through too quickly, try a little finer.

step 4

Bloom

Discard the hot water and place the V60 and carafe on your scale. Add ground coffee and then zero out or “tare” the scale. Pour just enough water (50 grams, or twice the weight of the coffee grounds) in a spiral motion to saturate the grounds, then wait 30 seconds.

Pro Tip: When hot water meets coffee grounds, CO2 escapes and expands, creating a “bloom.” Once the off-gassing is complete, the grounds are more receptive to absorbing water, resulting in a better extraction of flavors.

step 5

Pour

At the 30 second mark, resume pouring water over the grounds until your scale reaches 400 grams and your timer reaches 2 minutes. Pour first in a spiral pattern, and then straight down, keeping coffee grounds fully saturated from start to finish.

Pro Tip: The secret to perfect coffee is the right ratio of coffee to water —1:16, or 1 gram of coffee for every 16 grams of water.

step 6

Enjoy

Give the coffee in your carafe a final swirl. Your coffee is now ready for you to enjoy.

Pro Tip: Like it black? Give the coffee in your carafe a final swirl & enjoy. Enjoy something a little sweet and creamy? Add 2 tablespoons of heavy cream & sugar to taste.

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