Brewing the perfect cup of pour-over coffee at home can be an intimidating process. But with the right ingredients and supplies, creating a delicious cup of coffee can be easy and enjoyable. Whether you’re a coffee enthusiast or new to pour-over brewing, here are steps to help you enjoy a cup of pour-over coffee from the comfort of your own home.
First, youll need to get the proper supplies. Gather a pour-over brewer, a coffee grinder, freshly roasted coffee beans, and a scale that can weigh in grams. Make sure to use freshly roasted beans as coffee starts to lose its flavor after 2 weeks of being roasted. This keeps the unique aroma, flavor, and acidity of the coffee intact. After gathering your supplies, you’ll need to assemble them on a flat surface.
Now it’s time to grind the coffee beans. Select the grind setting based on how you prefer your coffee. A coarser grind is used for slow pours and a finer grind for faster pours. When you’ve determined the grind setting, carefully weigh the beans on the scale to approximately 15 grams per 8 ounces of water. Pour the grounds into the pour-over brewer, which should be sitting on a mug or carafe below.
Once the grounds are ready, slowly pour hot water (195-205°F) on top of them. It’s important to pour slowly and steadily all over the grounds. The water should completely saturate the beans for maximum flavor. As the water passes through the grounds, the flavor will start to drip through the filter into the mug or carafe below. When all the water has passed through the grounds, it’s ready to be served. Enjoy your pour-over coffee either black or with some creamer or sweetener.
Using the precise ingredients and following the steps listed above, you’ll be able to make a cup of pour-over coffee that’s just as tasty as a coffeeshop. By making the coffee from the comfort of your own home you can have control of the quality of ingredients as well as customize the flavor to your own preference. With a little practice, youll soon be on your way to making the perfect cup of pour-over coffee.
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