Want to be able to make a delectable cup of coffee at home? You may want to make a fresh pour over Sunday morning because your favorite coffee shop is closed. Whatever the reason is, we have you covered. The Pour Over is the perfect at-home coffee to make. With just a few items and a couple of minutes to learn, you will be on your way to making pour-overs like a professional. Here in this article, we will run through the process of making a pour-over at home and share with you the artwork of making amazing coffee.
You may be asking… what is a pour-over? are pour-overs and drip coffee the same? This misconception is frequent in those who don’t know the difference between drip coffee and pour-overs. The simple answer is that drip lacks one key element that separates it from pour-overs. That element is control.
Key Factors (Drip vs. Pour-Overs)
- Drip is the process of grinding coffee beans, placing them in an automatic machine that drips hot water at a preset speed and heat and then lets gravity pull the water through the grinds and into the pot.
- Pour-Overs are essentially the same thing, but with this brew method, the process is manual and involves more control for a smoother and more flavorful taste.
With the factor of manual ability, the brewer can control the water temperature, the pouring speed, and the brew time. These factors allow significant benefits in taste compared to drip.
What you will need:
1) Hario V60 Dripper 02
2) Hario V60 Filters
3) Hario Hand Grinder
5) Water Kettle
6) V60 Range Server
6) Hot water (205 degrees Fahrenheit is preferred for this brewing method)
7) Timer (Scale has a built-in timer)
8) Cup of your choosing
The first six items listed above can be found in our shop section of the Kuppa Joy Website. The list above is all you will need to become a professional pour-over barista, and the following instructional (and fun) video will walk you through the process. Please feel free to come back and take a look at this video whenever you’d like to run through the tutorial again. Mastering this brew method takes time and effort, but the taste of great coffee made by your own two hands is beyond worth it.
Step 1) Heat water to 205 degrees Fahrenheit
Step 2) Set up scale, glass dripper, and range server(Items shown in video. Available to purchase in-store or on our website).
Step 3) Set the coffee paper filter into glass dripper, then wet the outside of the filter with hot water.
Step 4) Grind beans of choice to a course grind, then add 20-23 grams into a glass dripper
Step 5) Tare the scale and start the timer.
Step 6) First pour should be 42-45 grams in. Pour slowly and in a circular motion. This phase is called the blooming phase. The coffee should be bubbling and rising.
Step 7) After the first 25-30 seconds, start your second pour. Pour in a circular and slow motion until you have reached 160-175 grams in.
Step 8) After 1 minute to 1 and a half minutes, begin 3rd pour. 3rd pour should take you to 230-245 grams in.
Step 9) After 2 minutes, begin last pour. This final pour should take you to 342 grams in. Let water drip till empty. The total time for this pour-over should be 3-4 minutes.
Step 10) Sip and enjoy your coffee.