Brew Guide: Pour-Over
Over the past few centuries, many different inventors and coffee companies have developed their own unique method to Pour-Over coffee. By changing the size of the hole and the pattern of the interior ridges, companies have developed different Pour-Over models that all produce their own unique cup of coffee. For this brew, we used a German “Cilio” pour-over with a size #4 filter.
Pour-Over is extremely easy, and should only take about 10 minutes.
What You Need
- Wooden Stirrer
- Gooseneck Kettle
- 3 tbsp coffee & 12 oz water
- 4 tbsp coffee & 16 oz water
- 5 tbsp coffee & 20 oz water
- 6 tbsp coffee & 24 oz water
- 24 grams coffee & 355 grams water
- 32 grams coffee & 473 grams water
- 40 grams coffee & 591 grams water
- 48 grams coffee & 709 grams water
To start out, measure out your Camano Island Coffee and set your grinder to a medium-fine grind. Also, that’s #5 or autodrip on an industrial grinder.
Bring your water to a boil and then remove from heat. Never pour boiling water straight onto coffee grounds – it will scorch them and give your coffee a burnt flavor. Allow the water to cool for 30 seconds (the temperature should be between 195-205 degrees) before you proceed to the next step.
Place your filter inside your pour-over, set it on top of your mug, and use hot water to give it a quick rinse. This gets rid of any papery taste the filter might add to the coffee, and warms your mug up, too. Dump out the excess water.
Adding Grounds: Drop the grounds into the filter and give it a small shake so they are distributed evenly.
Pouring: Grab your kettle and begin pouring the water in a slow, circular motion outward from the center. Only pour until the grounds are slightly covered with water, then stop.
Bloom: Let the grounds bloom for 45 seconds, then use a small wooden paddle or chopstick to give the grounds a quick stir. By stirring the grounds you are ensuring they are evenly covered with water, which helps create an even extraction.
2nd Pouring: Continue to pour water in the same circular motion over your coffee until you’ve used all of your water. Remove Pour-Over once the drip has slowed to a near stop.
You can now enjoy your fresh cup of Pour-Over coffee.