So you want to learn how to make pour over coffee? Cool. Brewing pour over coffee is not as simple as a click of a button; it takes practice to reach your preferred personalised 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 customise 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 flavor.
ULTRAMESH stainless steel coffee filter
One of our favourite pour over filters is the ULTRAMESH. This pour over is a stainless steel filter with a round base that sits atop most mugs and beakers. What’s unique about this filter is that no paper filters are needed, eliminating the expense of paper filters and reducing waste associated with them.
Paper filters absorb the natural oils and flavors of the coffee and rob it from the flavour and nutrients. With a stainless steel filter, however, none of the oils get trapped so full flavor extraction occurs.
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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.