How to Make the Perfect Pour Over Coffee in 2023
What is Pour Over Coffee?
Pour over coffee is a method of brewing coffee that has become increasingly popular in recent years. This brewing method involves pouring hot water over freshly ground coffee beans, allowing the liquid to slowly drip through the grounds and into a carafe below. This method of brewing coffee is said to bring out the flavor of the beans more than other methods, as the water is in direct contact with the grounds for a longer period of time.
What You Need To Get Started
Before you can start making pour over coffee, you’ll need some basic supplies. You’ll need a pour over coffee maker (you can find one at your local home goods store), freshly ground coffee beans, a grinder (if you don’t have one already), a carafe or mug to store your brewed coffee, and a kettle or pot to heat your water.
Preparing the Coffee Grounds
Once you have all of your supplies, it’s time to prepare the coffee grounds. Start by grinding your beans to a medium-fine grind size. You want to aim for a consistency that is slightly finer than table salt. This will ensure that the grounds steep properly, and that the water passes through them at the right speed. Once you’ve ground the beans, pour the grounds into the pour over coffee maker.
Pouring the Water
Once the grounds are in the pour over maker, it’s time to pour in the hot water. Start by pouring a small amount of water over the grounds, just enough to saturate them. This will allow the coffee to bloom, or expand, releasing its flavor. Once the grounds have bloomed, you can slowly add more water, pouring it in a circular motion. This will ensure that all the grounds are evenly saturated.
Enjoying Your Pour Over Coffee
Once all the water has passed through the grounds, your coffee is ready to be enjoyed. Pour the brewed coffee into a carafe or mug and enjoy your perfect cup of pour over coffee. For best results, it’s best to enjoy your coffee right away, as the flavor of pour over coffee fades quickly.