How to Make a Perfect Cup of Pour Over Coffee
What You’ll Need
Making a perfect cup of pour over coffee begins with gathering the right ingredients. To get started, you’ll need the following items:
- Freshly roasted coffee beans
- A pour over coffee maker like a Chemex or Hario V60
- A coffee mug or carafe
- A burr grinder
- A kitchen scale
- Filtered water
Grind and Bloom the Coffee
Once you have all your ingredients, it’s time to start making your perfect cup of pour over coffee. To begin, measure out your coffee beans using a kitchen scale and grind them with a burr grinder. Make sure to use a medium-coarse grind setting and set aside the grounds.
Next, it’s time to bloom the coffee. Start by pouring a small amount of hot water (around 150-170 degrees Fahrenheit) over the grounds until they are saturated. Wait for 30 seconds and then pour the remaining amount of water.
Steep and Stir
Let the coffee steep for a total of three minutes, stirring occasionally. This will help extract more flavor from the grounds and make sure all of them come into contact with the hot water.
Pour the Coffee
Once the coffee has steeped, it’s time to pour it into your mug or carafe. Do this slowly in a circular motion to ensure even extraction and to minimize any bitter notes. If you’re using a Chemex, make sure to pour in the center to avoid any under-extraction.
And that’s it! You’ve just made a perfect cup of pour over coffee. Enjoy it while it’s hot and savor the rich flavor and aroma.