Pour-over is a beautifully simple and accessible way to brew a single cup of coffee with clean, fully developed flavor and body.
Step by step tutorial:
1. Measure and boil
Measure as much water as you’re going to use to brew, plus a little extra for rinsing the filter, and bring it to a boil.
2. Pre-moisten filter
Briefly rinse the paper filter with hot water, and discard the rinse water. This will give your coffee the purest flavor possible.
3. Measure and grind
Next, measure your coffee. For pour-over, use coffee ground for a paper cone. It’s a relatively fine grind that looks like granulated sugar. Measure 2 tablespoons of coffee per 6 ounces of water.
4. Pour and pause
Use hot water that’s just off the boil and fill the cone halfway to saturate the grounds. Pause for 10 seconds and let the coffee bloom. This allows the coffee to hydrate evenly and begin to develop flavor.
5. Complete the pour and enjoy
Slowly add the rest of the water, pouring in small, steady circles to cover all the grounds. Enjoy immediately.
To make your pour-over more consistent, use a timer. It should take about 3 minutes to make a cup.