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BREWING GUIDES

How to Make Pour-Over Coffee

HERO Pour Over

ABOUT THIS GUIDE

Whether you’re a casual coffee enthusiast or a seasoned barista, a pour-over coffee is an easy way to brew up an aromatic cup.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • Pour-over cone
  • Pour-over filter
  • Cup
  • Scale
  • Pour-over kettle

WATER TO COFFEE RATIO

  • 2
    Tbsp fine ground coffee per 6 fl oz water (10 g per 180 ml)
- 1 serving +
Pour Over Equipment Shot
Follow the Steps Below
Pour Over Step 1
STEP 1

Place the filter into the pour-over cone

Be sure to match the filter to the shape and size of your cone.

Folding down the seams of the pour-over cone allows it to sit closer to the wall of the brewer for a more consistent flavor.

Pour Over Step 2
STEP 2

Preheat the cup & cone

Thoroughly wet the filter with hot water and discard after use.

Pour Over Step 3
STEP 3

Add fine ground coffee

Use 2 Tbsp (10 g) of coffee grounds for every cup (6 fl oz, 180 ml) of water. Even out the grounds and set the scale to zero.

Grind size is everything. Too coarse and the water will move through the brew bed too quickly; too fine and the coffee will brew too slowly, producing a bitter flavor.

Pour Over Step 4
STEP 4

Slowly pour a small amount of water onto the grounds

Stop pouring when all the grounds are saturated.

Pour Over Step 5
STEP 5

Let the coffee bloom

Wait 15–30 seconds. Pausing to let the coffee bloom gives the grounds a fuller flavor.

Pour Over Step 6
STEP 6

Slowly pour water in a pencil-thin stream

Starting in the center of the brew bed, pour a pencil-thin stream of water, spiraling outward until all the water has been poured.

The key to a successful pour-over is in a controlled pour. Don’t have a specialized pouring tool, like a gooseneck kettle? Control your pour by using a hot water kettle or a spouted measuring cup.

Pour Over Step 7
STEP 7

Watch the coffee drip

A flat bed of grounds is a sign of a proper brewing technique.

Pour Over Step 8
STEP 8

Remove the pour-over cone

Time to enjoy your fresh cup of coffee at home!

QUICK TIPS

Not using a scale? Brew a great pour-over using 4 tablespoons of coffee per cup (6 fl oz, 180 ml).

Brewing on a scale lets you know the rate you are pouring at, adding extra precision to your home coffee experience.

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