Pour Over

Pour Over

Mike Micallef

Pour Over

Roast Types: Any Roast Type

Time to Brew: ~4 minutes

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How to Brew:

Items you will need:

 Coffee Dripper  Coffee Filter
Grinder Timer
Scale Kettle

 

Step 1:

Bring water to a boil.

Step 2:

Grind out 3 tbsp. of beans to a coarseness similar sea salt.

*If using a light roast bean, we recommend using less coffee: 23 grams for every 350 grams water.

Step 3:

Place a filter into the dripper.

Place the dripper on top of the carafe and wet the filter with hot water. This will help hold the filter in place and prepare your carafe. Then dump the water that is in the carafe before proceeding with brewing.

Step 4:

Add the ground coffee to the filter and gently tap it to level out the grounds. Place the dripper on a carafe or cup. Place this entire set-up onto a digital scale, and set it to zero.

Step 5:

This step will consist of four slow pours. Each pour should be around 15 seconds.

The first pour will release Co2 and the coffee grounds will rise up and create a "bloom" effect.

In a spiral motion start your pour on the outer portion working your way to the center. Stop pouring once the scale reaches 60 grams and give the coffee time to drip before moving on to the next pour. Make sure all coffee grinds are saturated pouring a little extra water if needed. Repeat this 3 more times.

Step 6:

Starting in the center of the grounds, pour in a steady spiral toward the outer edge and then back toward the center. Be sure to pour all the way out to the edge over the ripples in the filter. This helps to keep grounds from being trapped in there and removed from the rest of the extraction. Add roughly 90 grams, bringing the total to 150 grams. The goal during this pour is to sink all of the grounds on the surface of the bed. This creates a gentle turbulence that “stirs” the coffee, allowing water to more evenly extract the grounds. Allow 45–65 seconds to elapse.

Step 7:

As the mixture of water and coffee from the second pour drops to the bottom of the filter, coming close to the level of the grounds, pour an additional 100 grams of water using the same pattern as the second pour. This brings the total up to 250 grams and should take 15–20 seconds.

Step 8:

When the water and coffee from the third pour drops to the bottom of the filter, complete your fourth and final pour. Add 100 grams, bringing the total up to 350 grams of water. This pour should take 20 seconds.