So you want to learn how to make pour over coffee? You want to find out how much coffee for pour over you need to use? Cool. Brewing pour over coffee is not as simple as a click of a button; it takes practice to reach your preferred personalized taste but in the end, it’s worth it. Read on to find out how to beat your local barista and make the perfect cup of coffee at home.


A pour over coffee maker offers full control

By having control of the speed in which you pour the water, you are able to achieve a balanced, refined, and well-rounded drink with full flavor extraction.

Using a pour over coffee dripper allows you to customize the taste and provides you with the rich natural oils that a coffee machine cannot.

For this very reason, the pour over method is becoming an increasingly popular option for both home enthusiasts as well as coffee baristas. However, if you want the best tasting coffee, you’re going to need to practice to get the perfect taste.


Stainless steel pour over filters vs. paper filters

There are several different kinds of pour over coffee makers on the market used for home brewing and even in cafes – because they’re that good. Pour overs are in-between French presses and auto-drip machines.

Pour overs with a stainless-steel filter produce more of French press taste whereas, paper filters are more like that of auto-drip machines. In general, pour over coffee makers produce a smooth tasting coffee whereas a French press makes a bold and rich flavour.


One of our favourite pour over devices is our AMSTERDAM.

This pour over has a removable glass top, a double layer filter, and a handsome carafe.  Its design is unique and easy to use for brewing the perfect cup.

The AMSTERDAM has a double layer coffee filter that is made from 18-8 stainless steel. It filters your coffee perfectly, and all without a paper filter! This way you do not lose any of the essential oils and no papery taste will transfer to your coffee.

Because of this it is also a great low-waste coffee option. 

Check out our collection of pour over coffee makers.


How to make pour over coffee

To get you started, we’ve created a step by step guide on how to make pour over coffee. The total brew time should be 2-3 minutes.  The faster you pour, the weaker the coffee, and the slower the stronger it will be. So read on and give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.

1. Place your stainless steel filter into your beaker or onto your mug.

2. Measure 30 grams of coarse ground coffee for 20 oz. of water.

3. Heat water to just under boiling (92° C-96° C).

4. Slowly pour the water in a circular motion. Make sure to wet all the grounds and leave for 30 seconds, allowing it to “bloom”.

5. Bit by bit, pour the remaining water over the grounds in a circular motion making your way from the outside to the middle.

6. Remove the filter and serve immediately.


Up next: 5 Tips to make the best pour over coffee


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17 thoughts on “How to Make Coffee With a Pour Over Coffee Maker

  1. Ricardohon says:

    Preparing your own gourmet coffee in your own home can add up to large price savings when you compare it towards the fees of seeing a coffeehouse every single day. Select a excellent no-drip travel mug so that you will don’t regret your choice. Use that costly caffeine in order to give yourself a break whenever you obtain one of the objectives.

  2. Frank Chend says:

    I didn’t realize this was so easy. our local coffee shop in Kentucky makes pour over and charges an arm and a log for a cup. Now I can make my own whenever I want with a simple pour over filter. very good information to have.

  3. Aaron Rhodes says:

    This article about how to use a pour over coffee maker correctly made it very easy. Looks like i need a goose neck kettle now to do the pour, then Im ready to go!

  4. Latonya Druch says:

    I used to use a Chemex pour over before I found your Grosche stainless steel ones. I tried the cheap ones from Amazon but there is a major difference in the flavor and quality of the ones thats you sell on your site. Plus I admire your ethics as a company. good job and thanks for your water missions.

  5. Michaelspomi says:

    I was a barista in Russia, and we just started making this method. The taste is very good and customers really like it.

  6. Avia Gagarin says:

    Very nice blog article about making coffee with pouring methods – looks not so hard to make. I like your website and your clean water work also. Wish more business did liek this. clean Water for coffee is a very good idea.

  7. Zareb Isk says:

    I like french press much more, used to have a Bodum but I keep breaking beakers, and those arent cheap. Time to buy a stainless steel beaker instead.

  8. Val Matthews says:

    I would use a pour over or a Melitta any day over a drive through coffee. And its much cheaper to make coffee at home then go to Starbucks anyway.

  9. SpeegeJof says:

    I like Pour over coffee and will try your method with the stainless steel coffee filter. it looks to more premium. good article about coffee, thanks for the ideas.

  10. Liana George says:

    This is easier than I thought. Our local coffee shop sells pour-over coffee for $8 a cup! Now I will try making it myself for a lot less.

  11. John W. says:

    Much easier to use than a french press to make coffee, especially as its so easy to clean. Dishwasher and youre done. And the coffee tastes great and the flavor is repeatable and consistent.

  12. coffee amateur says:

    good question – whats better to make and have? French press or pour over? for me pour over wins every time for simplicity, and ease of cleaning, and exceptionally smooth flavor with no grit. onc eyou have it and get to know how to make it there is no going back to drip or anything else.

  13. Gayle C says:

    Good article, thanks for sharing the information. I havent made pour over coffee yet but I saw it once at a coffee shop and I always wanted to try it myself. Now I feel like I can try it and make some really good coffee at home.

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