Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Pour Over: The method of perfection.

Pour over coffee is the perfect method of coffee brewing for you if A) You only drink one cup a day B) If you are partial to the "kick you in the butt" kind of cup C) Enjoy a smooth brew D) Like your cup full of flavor E) Could go without the acidity and grit left in your cup from a french press. 

Here is what you will need: 

1) Coffee Grinder
2) A single drip coffee cone (Sold on, Starbucks, or the cupboard if your in Fort Collins) 
3) A single cup  cone coffee filter
4) Coffee
5) Half and half 
6) Coffee mug



1. Boil the Water- Fill a kettle with cold water and set it to boil.
  • Meanwhile, put the paper coffee filter inside the cone and rinse it with hot water. This helps get rid of any paper tastes and also helps the coffee filter more easily.

  • Set the cone with the moistened filter on top of your coffee mug. 

2. Grind the Coffee - Measure out your coffee beans and coarsely grind them. The grounds should resemble sand, not powder, when you're done. Pour the grounds into the filter
3. Bloom the Coffee - Pour hot water over the grounds, using a circular motion to be sure the grounds become evenly saturated. Let this sit for one minute. This step allows the coffee to degas, ensuring better flavor in the resulting cup of coffee
4. Continue Brewing the Coffee - After the one-minute bloom, start adding more water. Pour in a slow and steady stream, concentrating on the middle of the grounds.
5. Wait for the Coffee to Filter - The coffee should filter in about 2 - 2 1/2 minutes. Once the stream of coffee slows to a drip, your lovely cup of coffee is finished brewing. 
6. Make room- Leave some room in your cup for half and half. You can shake or blend your half and half to create steamed milk latte style. Try adding caramel syrup to the top if you have a caffeine sweet  tooth.

1 comment:

  1. Love this girl! One way I have yet not done... my new challenge. xx